Monday, July 20, 2009

Continued Goings-On

Daphne recently asked me to teach her to knit. Can you imagine how happy this made me? Unfortunately, I don't think I have the patience, and I don't think she has the coordination. Yet. But, the time will come. In the meantime, I decided to start simple and let her play around with some yarn and an embroidery needle. She LOVED it. I will probably turn the finished first project into a little pillow or something. I'll post a picture when I do.

The Under the Sea class wrapped up on Friday with a little fishing outside:

It was a cute class, and my only complaint is the smell of the building. Daphne got to make some really cute crafts, including, on the last day, a picture frame covered in grout and adorned with seashells and glass "jewels" and so forth. It will be perfect for a picture from our trip to the beach later this summer.

Over the weekend, we went with Jeff on a little mini-vacation to the mountains. We stayed at Brookside Cabins:

Went for a ride on Skyline Drive:

And visited Luray Caverns:

It was a nice little change of scenery, and Daphne especially had a great time. And I discovered that you only have to travel about an hour or so south of Leesburg to be in The South, where people sound like the people from home and there are grits and biscuits and gravy a'plenty. Yes.
Jeff heads back to Texas tomorrow, and things here will quiet down for a bit. Daphne has another class next week, but it's only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I am still knitting along. The weather is still not unbearable, but the gnats and mosquitos stop us from spending as much time outside as we'd like. This week's Tally Ho kid movie is the Muppet Movie, so we'll be seeing that for sure. And the Loudoun County Fair is coming soon. Summer is continuing to fly by, and soon it will be fall. I can't wait. Bring on the pumpkin patches and apple pies.


Kathy said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. Tell Jeff I want to go to the cabins and tell Daphne I'm very proud of her needle work. She's very talented! :)

Christina said...

Great photo of the caverns! And you're right that people sound a lot more Southern in that area. I was surprised too! I actually got VA ham with my breakfast and Wade got biscuits and gravy with his. I don't think you see that much up here!

As for the bugs, that was my only complaint about camping. That's the biggest thing we miss most about camping in CA. There aren't really any bugs unless you camp in early spring when there's lots of water available post-snow thaw.

Regarding the cross-stitching, what a great idea to get D her own. I would love to do that since I'm working on my own cross-stitching project. What size needle and thread did you use?