Friday, July 27, 2012

Edgar Allan Poe

El Dorado

by Edgar Allan Poe

   Gaily bedight,
   A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
   Had journeyed long,
   Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

   But he grew old,
   This knight so bold,
And o'er his heart a shadow
   Fell as he found
   No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

   And, as his strength
   Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow;
   "Shadow," said he,
   "Where can it be,
This land of Eldorado?"

   "Over the mountains
   Of the moon,
Down the valley of the shadow,
   Ride, boldly ride,"
   The shade replied,--
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

This is my favorite poem. 
It was quoted in the movie "Eldorado" staring John Wayne, Robert Mitcham and James Caan. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Work on UFO's

I have spent the last week working on UFO's.
There are still a bunch of them in the basement.
But this was a start.

I started this sweater about 6 months ago.  It's a big round doily that became a sweater vest.
I think it turned out cute.

This is a baby afghan and hat for the U of U Medical Center
newborn intensive care unit.  I'll make some more to go with them.
I started this back in April.

This is a hanging towel, coaster set and dish clothes.
I forgot to put the one that is alone in the picture.

This is a couple of coasters and a bunch of dish clothes.

These are some doilies I sent to a friend.

The rest of these were just for fun.  I love to make doilies
between bigger projects.

I love the colors the thread comes in.

I had a very productive week.

Life is good here in Utah.  It's been hot, but today is just another beautiful summer day.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A trip to the zoo

This is Lexi and MaKenna.  Chris and I were their "Adult"
guides.   We went with The Dancing Moose school.
I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.

We liked the elephants

This is the Polar Bear.  He was loving the swim.

This was the seal, but the picture didn't turn out very well.

It was a lovely day in June.  We got to ride a bus and everything.

Chris and I went to lunch afterwards.