Monday, August 29, 2011


I have been playing on Pinterest again and I have put together several of the quotes/sayings that made me laugh, cry or smile. Some of them totally crack me up!

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest
Have a thoughtful day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rugby's Walk

Hi, this is Rugby here with the latest adventure update, I am writing this post today so you get the real story, from my point of view. I recently visited Lake Mcleod and like always my Mom tried to get me to enjoy a swim but I am not that kind of dog.

I mean look at that water... it is fresh snow melt! Brrr...
Nah! I don't think that is my thing.
Oh great there is a dog out in the water...Mom's gonna want me to go in.
Let's move on...quickly.

I did get to meet this new dog friend at Horseshoe Lake a few days ago. The squirrels and the other dogs are really the only thing I am interested in. I don't know why she wants me to play in the water.

Wait friend...don't go... nooo... not in the water! ;0( R

New Burtony Afghan

Hello all,
My life has been super hectic lately but I have been using the frustration to keep my Hook well... hooking!
I have a new afghan for sale in my shop and I have another super cute baby afghan to show you very soon...needs some final tucking and trimming but it is close.
This one is completely inspired by Tim Burton...swoon. I adore his movies especially the ones starring Johnny Depp but The Nightmare before Christmas is quite possibly my favorite. I used acrylic yarn in Pumpkin Orange, Purple, Spring Green and Black to crochet this blanket in a heavy ribbed pattern using only the single crochet stitch.

I really want to keep it for myself but my personal stack of cozy blankets has grown by another massive multi colored afghan (which I must show you still) and it just can't take another.
This fabulous blanket will hopefully brighten someone else's sofa this Halloween!

It is only 2 months away you know? and Christmas is only 4 months from now. Boy this summer has gone way too fast.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Yosemite in August

Last week we had the pleasure of visiting Yosemite National Park with some of my favorite people. We only had one afternoon to visit and we enjoyed every minute. Most of the photos I took were taken from the moving car so they aren't the best but it is hard to mess up a shot of anything in Yosemite, it is just too beautiful. We enter the park from the East side and Tenaya Lake is a treasure to behold. Gorgeous mountain water.

Rugby didn't enjoy the long drive this time.

It seemed like everyone thought it would be a good day to visit the Park, lots and lots of Happy Campers.

Entering the Park...yipeee!

Uh Oh! looks like a wildfire is burning down there.

Yep...looks to be a big one.

As we winded down the mountains into the valley we started to worry that the air wouldn't be very good down there.

There she is...Yosemite Valley. It is just so majestic, always takes my breathe away.

The air actually didn't seem too bad once we got down to the valley floor.

Lush, so lush this year.

I will never understand this...I mean why pose on the dangerous rocks? There is a reason so many tourists die in our National Parks every year...stupidity.

I mean look at this shot below!

This is Bridalveil Falls...all these folks are at the base of is a shot of the top.

She is a beauty isn't she?

Hope you all get a chance to visit one of our fabulous National Parks this summer.