Friday, August 17, 2007

African Fav!

I have a CD of Angelique Kidjo and simply LOVE it!! very rhythmic and African!!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Relaxxxxing on the Mtn!!

this is day 3 of my vacation on the mtn~~i've finished baby sweater #2! altho i haven't gone out taking pics of the beautiful scenery, i'm enjoying it tremendously up here on the mtn! i've just found an interesting article re: knitting socks for diabetics, of which my husband is one.
it is very husband just ordered some new diabetic socks on the web before we came here...they seem to be fitting ok. it is something i will seriously look into in the future~~ when i figure out how to adjust a sock pattern. i'm going to try knitting some socks for my g'kids this month...we'll see how those progress!
i've also decided to put any pics this month onto a photowheel...i really like its format--includes short captions so the viewer will know a little bit about the pic.
we're going the Crested Butte Arts Festival tomorrow on Elk Avenue (main st)... the street is lined with artists' booths...i'll try to get some pics, esp the Santa booth, of which i bought (2 yrs ago) a Santa's teddy bear workbench (since i've made lots of teddies!) it cost, but i love it!
well, until the next post... TTYL...

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Columbine At Mt.Crested Butte!

This is Crested Butte in the winter! Nestled down in a valley! It is an old 1800's mining town, reburbished with a ski resort up on Mt. Crested Butte mountain! We just arrived this afternoon and checked into our Columbine condo for the month of August! It is the highest and oldest condo building on the mountain. We are in the end unit right next to the ski lift! and also have side windows where we can view the peak everyday! Hummingbirds dart, chipmunks scurry and wild flowers abound!! And the is gorgeous!! cool and breezy that make the aspen leaves glitter in the sun!! The top of the aspen tree is right next to the front window! I love it here!! especially at night...looking down at the lights of both towns down the mountain! So long--hot, humid weather back in IOWA!! I will miss my neighbors, family and friends, but NOT the weather!! Oh, yes, we get WGN here so can keep up on some of the CUBS games! They are doing so well...1 game out of 1st!! Stay tuned for more of one of the Greatest Places on Earth!! COLORADO!!
ps: we had the door open and a little bird flew in & visited for a time tonight!!