Mom and Daddy headed back to Virginia yesterday. They arrived home mid-afternoon and have probably thawed out by now. They were a bit chilly while here in Ohio and sat around wrapped up in everything they could find.
Before they left, we took some photos in front of the tree. Mom had on a Wrap Thingie (see paragraph on how-to below) that I made for her a year or so ago. Blues are awesome on her. The yarn makes this easy pattern which is a super simple knit.
Daddy posed with his baby - my four-legged sister, Lily. Great pictures!
We had a great visit. They stayed an extra day due to the weather and were anxioius to get home. Me, on the other hand, wish they could have stayed forever.
The birds are crazy! They emptied all the feeders. I filled them and now they're working on emptying them again. Below is a picture of a Red-Bellied Woodpecker on the owl suet blocks.
We have an aerator in the pond but it stopped working. Usually, the water would freeze around the edges but stay thawed in the center. With it broken, the pond is frozen and just blends in with the snowscape.
Andy and I went to see Parental Guidance at the movie theater in Lebanon yesterday afternoon. It was GREAT! Billy Crystal and Bette Midler were wonderful. A lot of it hit close to home and tissues were pressed into service. Go see it! A funny and very touching movie.
Tomorrow, we're going to see Jim Brickman at the Arnoff Center in Cincinnati. I can hardly wait!
OH, I wish you could see the snow falling!!!!!
I'm glad to be in Ohio - where the snow doesn't melt by noon!
Wrap Thingie How-To: This snowy day is a great day to make a Wrap Thingie of your own. This is terrific knit with a nubby textured handspun or commercial yarn. You simply knit a long rectangle in seed stitch. Knit it until it's long enough to wrap around your neck. To finish the wrap, you will bind off and sew the bind off end to the side of the other end. You can make this as wide as you want. Mom has narrow shoulders so it fits over hers kind of like a capelet. My shoulder are much wider and sits more on top of my shoulders. I love this simple knit. It's great under a coat or just by itself.