Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I'm not sure what I think about it. We'll see.
But if you're on Twitter, then it'll be more fun! But I don't know how to find you or anything. Lost in the forest, you'll have to come find me.
I'm betsyannlob, just like everywhere else.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
It's hard to explain. Basically, you take a bit of roving wool, which is wool not spun into yarn, but raw, though cleaned and dyed, and you poke it over and over with a barbed needle, which mats the fibers and felts the material.
You can sculpt things with it.
I found a kit on clearance at Hobby Lobby, complete with a couple of needles and some bits of wool. The project was to put this ugly design on a felted purse, but I didn't want to do that, so I took a little bit and tried to make a heart, a pretty simple design to start with.
Then, being successful with the heart, I made another.
This is very fun.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
It was hard to know when the rocks were felted enough. Abby found this particularly frustrating. She wanted to have better instructions. I had no advice. I still think she had fun. Doesn't she look happy?
Then we put them in an old pair of hose and tied the rocks into separate compartments and put them in the washing machine. I think I should have used Hot water, and maybe some soap, because they didn't all hold together.
Some are lumpy, some have holes. We'll definitely have to try again. But the good news is, I can still use the felt for needle felting! More on that soon. Another new hobby.
Friday, June 19, 2009
It was delicious! Anna and I have been having them almost every morning. Don't worry about measuring, just plop some ingredients in and mix it up. I use vanilla yogurt because it's sweet and tasty, and it's best cold, so we put a few ice cubes in too.
It's also important to drink them out of pretty cups, because then you feel fancy. We like feeling fancy.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
1 But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.
4 For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality;
5 Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself.
6 As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
9Those who trust in him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with him in love: Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones, and his care is with the elect.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I really really appreciate it.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Katrina was an excellent shot! I think she hit something with every round. Her Dad would be proud.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Then we turned around and went back, the down part was up on the way back, and it was a bit of a trek, but it's always fun to stretch out and work a little. Then we took the second path, called the "Hobbit Trail", so named because the trees bend over and it all feels very hobbit-y. It was a fun little walk, and all of a sudden around one corner, you can hear the ocean! The last bit is a tunnel made of limbs and sand and then it spits you right out on the beach.
We wandered around, picked up shells, watched seagulls rip apart crabs, dodged the tide, watched the waves. I do love the ocean.
The picture is back-lit, so it's hard to see, but if you look closely-I don't know if I've ever seen three happier girls.
Then that night we had sushi for dinner. A perfect day.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It was a hot afternoon, and we were a little cranky from the car ride, so that may be why Tyee wasn't our favorite. It was crowded in the tasting area, right in front of the door, and I felt like I was in the way.
I don't remember our next stop. We three girls sat that one out.
Then we went to Coelho-picked because they gave you bread and cheese with your $5 tasting fee. The wines were good, but too expensive for me. The bread and cheese were excellent, just what we needed to perk up. I correctly guessed that coelho was rabbit in Portuguese.
Now we didn't have to drive so far in between wineries, which was nice. Just down the road was Mia Sonatina, with no tasting fee! We all liked their Riesling and Serenade, I brought a bottle of the Riesling home with me, and we had a bottle of Serenade later that night at the drive-in.
Their tasting room was open to the room with the barrels, all still under construction. He didn't take us around or explain anything, but it was neat to see anyway.
Our last stop was Kristin Hill, also chosen for the free tasting. We really liked these too. The winery is named after one daughter, and wines after the others. I brought home a Kat's Meow and a Fizzy Lizzy. I also tried Port for the first time, which was delicious! I had no idea. Jim bought a bottle of the Port, and I kind of wish I had too. The owner (so friendly and helpful, not wine snobby at all) said she liked to have a tiny glass and a bit of chocolate every night before bed. Doesn't that sound lovely? This one was my favorite.
She took our picture in front of the tasting room.
On the way to McMinnville, we stopped to look at the Spruce Goose, the Howard Hughes plane. The museum was closed, but we were able to peek in the windows and look at the other planes that were outside.
A real plane from D-Day!
Then we had to drive a bit more to get to McMinnville to eat at McMenamins. We ate way up on the roof (5 stories!), which was hot and sunny, but so much more fun than eating inside. I had a yummy pizza.
Finally on to Dallas, OR, to go to the Motor-Vu Drive-In. We hid Chelsea under some blankets in the back to squeeze in an extra person. I was not excited about seeing Wolverine or Terminator 4, but Chelsea and I had a great time mocking the movies. I kept thinking Katrina was asleep, but she was just bundled up to her ears. It was cold!
This is us before we all climbed into sleeping bags and under blankets. We didn't get back to Eugene until 3:00 in the morning. It was a great day.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
We drove home through the pretty dusk, smelling like sulphur and giggling like schoolgirls.