Now that was a full vacation!! I’m looking forward to being home and being in a two-parent household again! I’m exhausted!! Wish me luck on the long flight home!
My Zara bear is finished! She’s the last of my goal of 15 bears in 2015, and the last of my second time through the alphabet, making my bear count 52.
It’s a great spot if you’re a Caddie Woodlawn fan! If you’re. If you’re not familiar with Caddie, it’s a story about a pioneer girl, and it’s based on the author’s grand mother’s experiences. It’s really fun to read!!
Next we hit a few Laura Ingalls Wilder spots– the site of the Ingalls’ cabin from Little House in the Big Woods, then the related museum in Pepin.
We couldn’t resist dipping our toes in the Missippi River while we were there!
We only have 3 days left in Wisconsin! We have just a few more things to squeeze in.
After I finished this bear and named him Yves, I decided he really needed a beret. So yesterday I made up a pattern and knitted it up, then refined and re knit it… This is the first one:
The second one was slightly better, but this one matches his color scheme better, so I’m using it anyway. He seems to like it. My bears don’t often get comments on Ravelry, but this guy got two compliments just today. I think the hat makes him extra handsome.
Today we went to Wisconsin Point on Lake Superior. It was a beautiful day for swimming, digging, rock collecting…
I made it to Yarnapooza at Northwinds Books and Fiber!I left with 3 Feet of Sheep, and some potholder loom loops for the girl.
The water was pretty warm, and the kids enjoyed swimming and spotting many fish swimming around.
What a fun day!
And this is what I hope to do tomorrow!
It was soooo hot, we sought out some root beer floats and were not disappointed at Olson’s in downtown Chippewa Falls.
SAnd her frisky kitty who mistook me for her chew toy.
We got to check out her art studio/gallery, and browse her paintings! http://www.olivebranchgallery.net