Thursday, August 21, 2008

Crochet Progress

I've been hooking away on buses and in waiting rooms and I am almost done with my first ever crochet project...

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Crocheted scarf

Can you tell I am a little obsessed with this marine blue color?



I just can't focus long enough to get all the pictures from Nica together. They are all on flickr- just click and you'll get there....

Friday, August 15, 2008

True Blue

a while ago I bought this light blue t-shirt. I just grabbed it because it was my color, had a few cute details and said size small. When I got it home I realized it was huge so I thought I would just be wearing it for bed. I liked it and it was super soft but after going through the wash it came out much smaller, very close to the right size in fact. But there was a new problem- I found a few stains on it. I was sad because now it fit nicely but was ruined...
And then I thought of something to cover up the stains. So I called my mom and asked if she still had any of the yo-yo doilies my grandmother had made. She had made a huge "quilt" and pillow shams from yo-yos that I always remember seeing around the house that I can't think of using any other way but there had always been smaller pieces that I was wondering about.
So mom sent them and dad gave his permission for them to be used and the other day I came up with this solution:


And of course, I love it! Yay!

Travel and Day One

We spent way more time in the airport than we expected to... but at least we made new friends.

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We finally arrived late at night and we thrilled and surprised to have someone waiting for us who had arranged a room to stay in and a ride where we needed to go. In the morning we explored a bit.

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We interviewed the natives.

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We were taken to Matagalpa for the civil wedding which took place on a roof top deck from which you could see this lovely view:

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And this lovely couple got married:


Thursday, August 14, 2008


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So this picture is a great representation of our trip. As you can see, some things are in better focus than others. Everything is a little fuzzy because we were always in motion. I can't begin to really tell you about all the things we did and saw. What I will try to do is pick the pictures that are the best representation we have of each place. We had technical difficulties with the cameras though, so likely we will be missing important things...

The most amazing thing that happened was meeting and getting to know Senor's family. I'll introduce you as we come across the photos...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hello chickens!

We made it back. We had a lovely time. We are trying to get the pictures together and then we will be back with more!
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