Thursday, August 26, 2010

My man is off to China....

This morning I got to go see my hubby off at the airport on his journey to China.  I thought I would be strong, but it is a lot harder than I thought.

He will be gone for 2 months to go learn more Chinese, kung fu and have the adventure of a lifetime.  I am super proud of him for going and following something that seemed destined not to happen for quite some time.  I am also already feeling the strangeness of being alone...

You can check out his travel blog here.  I know he is still on the plane, and if my calculations are right, he should be landing in Beijing in the next hour or so.  Then he will be heading to his hostel to settle in for his evening (as he will be arriving at 3:45pm or so in the future).  And then I am hoping he will be calling me to ease my worried mind.

He took his video camera, so it should be a fun blog to follow!

Safe travels to my man and to all-


Friday, August 20, 2010

I have carrots!

Check out my cute little carrots!

So cute!  I am so excited by my garden this year!

Tomatoes! (Well green ones, soon to be wonderful red ones!)

And look at my corn!  I can't wait to try it!

Happy weekend all!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Time to dust off the ol' sewing machine!

Yesterday I was picking up a travel book for my hubby's trip to China, and made the mistake of walking by the craft book section, where I found the book Sew Serendipity...and I had to have it!

The skirts, dresses and jackets are soo great!  I am determined to make at least one of everything!  (I am sorry that the photos are not great.) I love the skirt on the cover.  It is hard to tell, but it even has a really cute little pocket, too!

Here are a few of the other patterns that I wanted to share:

A super cute tunic dress....

And how adorable is that jacket!?

And check out this Parisian jacket...any thinking Audrey Hepburn?

And this might be the first skirt to make...

Can't wait to get started! 


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Done with the afghan, and other news!

I am finally done with my granny square afghan!  I am so excited, especially because I feel like I can now work on something new.

Before I show it off, I am also excited to say that my hubby finally got his money to go to China!  I don't know if I brought this up before, but we had been waiting on his financial aid to come through for his trip.  He got it this last Weds and we got his tickets.  I am so excited for him!  He will be staying at the Nine Dragons hostel in Beijing for the first 2 weeks and then traveling throughout China to learn kung fu and Chinese.  We can even follow his new travel blog here!

Also, I am going to get to run in the Eugene Women's Half marathon  in less than a month!  I am back up to 6 miles without dying, so should be ok if I keep pushing the next 27 days!

Ok, so here are the pics of the afghan!

It is sort of like a twin size, but great for sitting on the couch!  I always seem to have trouble with lighting when I take pics, though...

A close up...

Have a great rest of your weekend!