Saturday, July 5, 2008

Is it Saturday? I am all mixed up

Ahh it's summer... time for picnics, fireworks, swimming, vacations, ants and WATERMELON

Yes this is one of the projects I was working on this week. I found the pattern on Ravelry but it was for a fiber filled 3D watermelon. I tried making that exact pattern but I didn't like how mine came out. So I changed it up a little, I omitted the sides and made two panels and sewed them together to make a double sided dishcloth. I used 100% cotton except the seeds are just black acrylic. I couldn't find my black cotton. My son, the artist, of course told me I should have put in white seeds too as not all watermelon seeds are black. I said Blah Blah Blah. Anyway I really like how it turned out, it's kind of like a tawashi. I will make more of these. I might even try for other melons, like Honeydew and Cantaloupe, who knows maybe a whole bowl of fruit. LOL

I took Adam to the Hudson River yesterday to watch his Papa fishing. It was not a planned visit so no pictures. MENTAL note... keep camera in bag at all times for photo opt's. Adam loves the water. He took the opportunity to walk out on the huge rocks and stand and throw smaller stones into the water. The other men fishing didn't seem to mind that Adam was scaring the fish away. All the boulders they were standing on would later be covered completely with water when the tide came in. It's quite amazing to imagine the water would get that high and not flood the houses near by. I wish i could show you the pictures. I never go down there, but there is a nice bench to sit on and I am thinking I might go down again with some knitting and spend an afternoon watching the boats go by. One boat went by yesterday while Adam was there, he waved frantically to them, I wonder if they saw him. It was so cute.

I am still dealing with the UTI and TOM (they don't sound so bad when they are in initials do they?) Kind of had me a little down but that just means it can only get better from here. I am on an antibiotic so it shouldn't be much longer. My blood work, well that's another story. Seems whenever I start losing weight my kidneys and liver panic and the numbers come back very high. But I will NOT QUIT. I am going to lose this weight and get healthy if it kills me. Yikes.

I added a button to put on your blog to link people to the contest if you'd like to. Melanie made it for me last year and I almost forgot about it until someone asked me if I had one.
I think all you have to do is copy it, add it as a picture on your sidebar and put the link to my blog in there and it's done. No requirement, but it's there if you want one.

I also want to thank everyone for mentioning the contest, I am seeing some new faces and hope to see many more as these two months pass.

Ok I guess I am off to work on another project. Maybe I'll have some more pictures to share tomorrow.

Oh and remember all weekend comments count towards contest entries as well. Have a great day, and I'll catch you tomorrow.

AK

13 comments:

hakucho said...

Oh my goodness that watermelon slice looks almost good enough to eat. That certainly will make someone's dishwashing fun :)

Wendy said...

hope you have a great day today.........
Hugs

Turtle said...

lol, glad i am not the only one confused on what day it is. Love the watermelon, must be in our brains as i made watermelon stitch markers the other day! Sounds like you had a good holiday!

Wildflower said...

Hope you have a nice day.

Lil Knitter said...

I love that watermelon. Gotta go to Rav and look for the pattern.
I always try to remember to put your button up when you're doing a contest.
I hope your UTI is better soon and maybe TOM will get outta town too. He is soooo annoying! :P
Hugs!

*gotta get busy getting my swap together too*

teabird said...

Love the watermelon!
I hope you feel getter soon -

Katie O said...

sounds like you had lots of fun yesterday. YEA! its a bit cloudy in KC today... but the temp is still nice. Hope you have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with reshaping yourself. I will think good thoughts for you.

I don't think I have ever commented on your blog before, but I have visited. Great contest idea to draw out us lurkers!!

Anonymous said...

I can't make it give me a line for my name!! I wrote previous entry. I am Kathy Sue.

Mary Ann said...

Hey Kathy! Sounds like you had fun! I love your watermelon slice.

We had a great time yesterday at Daytona! It was a beautiful day and something amazing happened! We ended up getting tickets for the Daytona 500 Club! I'd have to talk to you in person to tell you everything, but at the end of the race we were in the Winner's Circle! How cool is that? The club is held in the big building behind the winners circle. I'm sure you've seen it on tv!

Talk to you soon!

smariek said...

Mmmm, watermelon! That looks so good. I love those summer fruits.

Cat said...

HI hon!!! That sounds like a really great day hanging out on the Hudson. Plus taking your knitting, who could ask for a more pleasanter (Hmmm did I just make that word up LOL) day.

Hugs!!!

Jane said...

I love your watermelon cloth! I have that pattern queued too - but didn't really know what I would do with a stuffed watermelon slice - a washcloth will be much more practical!

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