Saturday, February 8, 2020

Doggie Dash 2020 is May 9 at Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon.

It's that time of year again for the Doggy Dash. I am pretty excited to be able to help raise money for pet-awareness.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Misc Pictures of the month

Here are some pictures, gifs, stuff I've been viewing the last month...

Friend with his new dreads.


Why wasn't Farrah the Bionic Woman?

I had a pair of those shoes.

Remember when you had to go to a store to buy music?

I wish I looked like my moji!

Funny fat little Asian kid makes me laugh.

They're all dead. 

I want to do an abstract painting of this.

Two adorable dogs. 

Creepy Fun

I found this website when searching for a friend. I was able to find him and where he is buried. I was so grateful that I searched the website for ways to contribute. I found I can volunteer to take pictures of graves, markers, etc for people wanting to see their relatives graves. There is a cemetery just down the street from me, and so I signed up to take pictures.

Find a Grave -

Monday, January 13, 2020

Coloring Mandalas

Lately I've been into coloring mandalas. First I started with Crayons, then colored pencils, and now I am into pens. I am also learning how to create them myself using InkScape. Who knew coloring could be so fun!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Hello world!

It's been a while since I've posted. I have been working on some projects, but haven't had time to take any good pics. Here are some pictures of Mt Tabor as well as the courtyard from the business park in which I work.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Beautiful Day in the Northwest

I took my bike for a ride the other day to take advantage of the last few sunny days of Fall. What a beautiful day!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Hat City

When I am bored and am between projects I like to use scrap yarn and knit a hat or two. With this pattern, knit four, purl two, you can turn any yarn into a chunky cap.

For a one size fits all hat cast on 72 stitches using a 10# circular needle. Knit four, purl two for about six to eight inches, then decrease alternating regular rows in increment of five until you have just a few stitches remaining. Use a darning needle to pull the remaining stitches together closing the top of the cap. Pull the yarn through the inside, then weave in the ends. I can whip out one of these in two days.

Holy Cowl

Cowls are so easy and fun to make. You can use any stitch that makes you happy using almost any yarn. I would think that wool would be a tad itchy. Here I used red, Lion Brand yarn, and a #8 circular needle. I wanted this cowl to have a closer fit so I casted 86 stitches using a long tail cast on method and knitting a purl 2, knit four ribbing pattern for 13 inches, then cast off by knitting the knits and purling the purls casting off purl wise.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Coast on a rainy day

I love the beach even when it's rainy and windy. The fall colors are bright now heading toward Tillamook. I headed out toward Netarts and Cape Mears Lighthouse. I stopped at Short Beach in Netarts before finally making it to the lighthouse. It was a relaxing day.