Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The problem with my ironing board

Is that it's always covered in cat hair. Or cats.


It does make a nice spot to lay and look out at the snow.

This is Ralph's "not gonna do any good to move me, ya know" look.

I need multiple covers, I think.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stash Report 2012 - Week 3

Used this Week: .1 yards
Used year to Date: 1.1 yards
Added this Week: 1.3 yards
Added Year to Date: 1.3 yards
Net Used for 2012: -0.2 yards

I went to G Street this week to buy a Secret Sister gift (for the quilt show I had to skip for a sick Lovely Daughter) and also picked up a bag of scraps. Part of it was unusable - I don't approve of them sticking in 0.5" strings - but most was lovely.

The used was tossing, again. I'll eventually get through all of Lois' stuff that came home with TMOTH.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Stash Report 2012 - Week 2

Used this Week: 1 yards
Used year to Date: 1 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Used for 2012: 1 yards

The stash "used" this week was actually tossed - it was part of stuff I got from my MIL, and was not usable by me, or probably anyone else. At any rate, it is OUT of my house.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Fossil Hunting

The Peace River sure lives up to its name, doesn't it?


We went fossil hunting on Thursday.
The Lovely Daughter did not approve:

We gave her photographer duty since she didn't want to wade in the river:

So, of course she amused herself by taking pictures of our butts:

Basically, you dig up some gravel (here, Uncle J. is providing a shovel full to the Karate Kid):

While Uncle J. demonstrates proper fossil sifting technique:

The Small Man was initially not very happy at getting wet, but then embraced it fully:


We started at the wrong end, but we eventually found out that we wanted lots of GRAVEL so we moved to the shallower portion:

TMOTH and the Karate Kid did some digging in the deeper parts and found some of the larger shark teeth (but still small):

We found a bunch of tiny shark teeth, a oouple of larger (maybe 1 cm) teeth, some ray tooth plates, and some other fish tooth. Not anything earth-shattering, but fun never the less.

Stash Report 2012 - Week 1

Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 0 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Used for 2012: 0 yards

That, at least, is an easy start:)