Summer Highlights

September 22, 2016 § 10 Comments

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Well, summer has gone and autumn is in full swing.  Autumn is my favorite time of the year!

Here are some of the highlights from summer.  It looks like I did more knitting than sewing, mainly because it is very mobile. We visited the Grand Canyon, and many of Utah’s state parks along the way, in May. We visited my family in August as well as a camping weekend with friends. I seemed to accomplish more knitting than sewing. But I did finally finish my Merry Merry Snowman quilt and it is in the queue at my long arm quilter.

Above is the night sky at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It took our breath away!

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We took a 3-hour mule ride into the Grand Canyon. We got rained on and were quite sore the next day. But it was fun and worth it!
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We spent our anniversary on Lopez Island, biking around the island. It was heaven! My knitting matched the sea.
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My second 3-Color Cowl matches the color of the grass on my dad’s farm as the sun was setting.  The first one that I knit was pink and was a great road project while driving to the Grand Canyon and back.
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One of my brother’s farm cats and one of my dad’s farm cats. They are such characters! I never thought I would say this, but I miss the quiet of the farm. Maybe we will live on a small farm around here someday.


We had some good lightning shows while visiting my dad. I kind of miss these. We rarely get any sort of lightning out here.
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A peaceful weekend camping at the Lewis & Clark State Park with some friends.
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And really big trees!

Life has it’s ups and downs and I never know how much to say on a public forum. It seems better to just highlight the good stuff. School is giving me a challenge this semester as well as my thyroid. I’ve had Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid for the last 20 years and my doctor has been changing my medication. Ugh.

I sort of miss blogging, but don’t really have much time for that right now. Plus, It feels like everything has already been said in the plethora of blogs out there. What do you like to see in a blog?
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§ 10 Responses to Summer Highlights

  • Brenda says:

    Love, love, love the cowl colours! Great choices! Love the tree pic! In a blog I like to see what inspires and how that translates into the finished product ( like your cowl). Carry on creating and sharing!

  • Karen says:

    Love your knitted shawl — what is the pattern?

  • Elizabeth Di Battista says:

    Anita, please don’t stop blogging. I love seeing what you’ve made. Your everyday musings are also entertaining.

  • Lettyb says:

    What a beautiful post! You had a wonderful, productive, summer.🙂

  • Wow! That tree is huge! And the night sky is lovely. I don’t know how to knit, so admire your abilities greatly! The cowl and shawl are gorgeous!

  • Joy says:

    Tutorials for blocks, and setting two blocks together to get an interesting pattern.
    Always love looking at beautiful quilts.

  • Christine gowing says:

    Antia, I like it when you share your quilting, knitting, sewing,, baking skills, animals, adventures, and thoughts!! Humm…did I leave anything out? Nope! That about covers it. If you come up with anymore ideas, I like that too! 😉

  • katie says:

    Just keep writing! Love all the photos, the good with the bad right? I’ve always dreamed of a mule when I’ve been hiking out of the canyon, but the margarita at the top tastes so good;)

  • nonniew says:

    I just landed on your blog while looking at quilts from various places, and I really enjoyed your summer pictures. And as someone who also has hypothyroidism who is currently going through changes in medication – I wholeheartedly agree with your statement – ugh indeed! (My doc is lowering my dosage, and I have realized I much prefer to be a tad hyper than getting into the hypo arena.)

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