Thursday, September 20, 2007
I'm still here at my folks' in Western Minnesota having a great time. Been doing some knitting, while my dad works away on his cross-stitch. Mom has been busy keeping us in 'comfort' food - i.e. rice pudding. I LOVE rice pudding and will share the recipe in my next post.
We were suppose to leave this morning to go shopping, but there are such bad storms that we are staying put until it lets up.
I finished my first Monkey Mitt. I would do it a little differently with another pair, but I like them alot. I will have to get the second one made so I can have them ready for the cooler weather that is coming our way. As you can see, mom still has me eating my bright colors....
I've had the opportunity to meet several of my mom's friends who are faithful readers of my blog! (Hi Carol, Lois, Barbara, Peg and Barb!) It's humbling to know that people read my blog and enjoy my ramblings. Lois even brought me a gift of her homemade Apple Butter. Yum! (I think I'll save it to take home and share with Steve.) Here it is pictured with my Monkey Mitt!
My parent's enjoy eating out and I humor them with tagging along. (Ok, ok, I enjoy it too!) Yesterday they took me to The Birdfeeder in Twin Brooks, South Dakota. This is by far the smallest town I've ever been to . Has a few houses and then the little Post Office with this restaurant attached to the back. Very cute. Not exactly fast food (our 4 course lunch took 1.5 hours) but it was very delicious.
Tonight I believe we are dining out again at another South Dakota restaurant with my Aunt and Uncle. Dad keeps talking about the Coconut Shrimp at this place and I'm pretty sure that's what I'll have to order. (Or at least try some of his).
Other than that, I am enjoying just relaxing and catching up on some much needed sleep. (Oh, and beating dad at cribbage!!) Their house is a gallery of their work - Dad's cross-stich and Mom's wheat weaving. I'll end with a sample of each. The first is one of Dad's Emmett Kelly Clowns that he has cross-stitched. It's one of a pair that hangs over their couch. It's amazing. His cross stitch hangs all over the house.
But where there isn't cross stitch, there is wheat. Mom weaves everything from these Scandinavian trees to crosses and is currently working on earrings.
Oh, and they have one of my felted bowls on display. (Filled with the farkel dice, which I have one win; one loss)
Well, back to knitting until the storm lets up. Then we'll head out shopping.
Until Next Time...