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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Day 184 - Downtown Davenport is flooded





Friday, after we closed 365 Days On a Farm for the day, we drove to Downtown Davenport, about 10 miles from our shop. I wanted to see the flooding I have been watching on the Internet. The Mississippi was definitely busting at the seams....(I heard the water has gone down since Friday)....besides I thought it would be fun to take pictures. ;) And it was.




The skybridge was really warm and cozy inside....

Looking out of the window on the Skybridge.....there's railroad tracks and a street under there!

Scott and John at the base of the Skywalk...not an exit anymore~!

Parts of Davenport may be flooded, but Spring is still beautiful!

Nope those aren't boats ......

Davenport is such a unique city....I love the old brick buildings....

Scott, John and I had dinner at Antonella's...the best Italian restaurant around...A great Friday evening! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 182 - Eldridge Knitting Nook meeting at 365


Day 182 - THE BUZZ CAFE is closed for remodeling so the Eldridge Knitting Nook Meeting was held at 365 days on a Farm yarn Shoppe. Robb & Kristie loaned us tables and chairs from their cafe....and it was warm and cozy in here for all our members. What a wonderful meeting. Our members filled 365 with friendship and high spirited creativity. They are a wonderful group of people that enrich all our lives! Thank you everyone for helping to make this such a success. 

Nancy, Sue  & Joanne busy on their current projects.

Jeanne is a genius with crochet!


Connie and Jeanne busy crafty folks!


I have been working on a multi-colored cowl......the wind around here keeps stealing my scarves.

Nancy with her adorable child's capelet..and a I-Cord Flower!


Pam Finished the Surprise Sweater! Clever and Stylish!



Connie working a delicate pattern.....such talent and patience!



Sue is such a talented and experienced knitter!
Chanin left early, she has been working on a prayer shawl. It's going along beautifully. Tonights meeting will bring more pics and inspiration! Join Us....Thursday 4-7 pm.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 180 - A Day out at Chanin's Farm!!

A day of fun, fun and more fun. Everyone knows how I love to go play at other people's farms. Chanin's Farm was full of surprises and sweet babies. My good Friends Kristie Peterson and Drew went with me to take pics of the new arrivals. 

There were so many wonderful critters to see. The baby chicks were so entertaining.

I think Lightning was smiling....he was certainly happy!!!
Kristie and two day old baby goat.
Chanin's baby goat 1 week old.




Drew loved watching the baby chicks!



Beautiful Turkey! This city girl never knew they were so colorful!

The cats were hiding from the Paparazzi!



The Alpacas were a little shy too!






Elegance in feathers!







Chanin and Drew. Chanin loves her baby chickens.








And everybody loves Drew!
THANK YOU Chanin for sharing with us, a day at your farm........






Monday, April 18, 2011

365 Days On A Farm: Day 179 - The Yarn Shop is closed today! Time for ...

365 Days On A Farm: Day 179 - The Yarn Shop is closed today! Time for ...: "While spending a wonderful week in the Yarn Shop getting things spruced up and adding new products daily! I have spent some time reading all..."

Day 179 - The Yarn Shop is closed today! Time for another adventure.

While spending a wonderful week in the Yarn Shop getting things spruced up and adding new products daily! I have spent some time reading all the wonderful blogs of people that I have met, or yet to meet. And there are spring babies everywhere. It's so new to me and exciting. But to the people that have been doing this for years.....they are just as excited, if not more than me. Okay, yes more than me....they are "their" animals, that they have been taking care of...part of the family, so to speak. So, I am off to find another adventure....not too far from my backyard......where? Well, I guess you will have to wait and see! I promise it will be well worth it!
And lot's of pics. Just a FYI.....I post about 5-10 or so pics....from each trip, but I take about 200-300 pics. You just get to see my favorites. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 174- Flowers from Miss Effie's Flower Farm



Spring's first flowers from Miss Effie's Flower Farm!


A sweet visit from a very busy Miss Effie. She took time out of her busy season to bring me a gift. The very first blooms from her garden. Now, most people would hang onto them with a tight grasp, but not Miss Effie! With a heart as big as her farm......she happily passed them to me. And after a nice chat ...she waved wildly with both hands in the air...."see you soon". And she was gone. I feel blessed to be surrounded by such loving wonderful people!


I have much to be thankful for! Thank you everyone!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

365 Days On A Farm: Day 173 - Part 2 Quad Cities New Yarn Shop!

365 Days On A Farm: Day 173 - Part 2 Quad Cities New Yarn Shop!: " Artisan Dyed 100% Mountain Merino from Mountain Meadows Kid Ranch Buffalo, Wyoming 100% American Homegrown Yarn! 365 Days ..."

Day 173 - Part 2 Quad Cities New Yarn Shop!



 Artisan Dyed 100% Mountain Merino from
Mountain Meadows  Kid Ranch
Buffalo, Wyoming

100% American Homegrown Yarn!



365 Days on a Farm - Learn to knit FREE!!!
 Thank you Michele for loaning us EMU!!!
LEARN TO CROCHET!! FREE!!!

Shepherd's Wool  -  Stonehedge Fiber Mill....Fine Wool for your next project. 100% American Homegrown yarn....all our yarns are 100% USA...we are proud of American Farmers!
open Mon thru Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 12-4pm
365 Days on a Farm
116 W Davenport Street
Eldridge, Iowa 52748
563-285-9985