Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Almost complete

Finally persevered and working all day I have the coaster almost completed. I need to add accent to it and it will be  complete.
  Lisa did the one on the right and mine is on the left.

I'm the Frog Queen

I've been without glasses due to irrattic diabetes fluctuating. As my blood sugers go up and down my eyesight goes in and out. No fun at all.
I've tried to crochet and each time I have to frog a project.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Unpacking II

It's slow going but we're getting there. Almost have a complete kitchen set up.

Now have washer and dryer. I've washed sheets and put out on clothesline. They smell so good. However our little area has become infested with skunks. Our Great Pyrenees got sprayed and oh my goodness the horrendous smell. She wasn't too happy either for the spraying or the cleaning.

I'm still without proper glasses as they had to reorder mine. Having to use old ones to try and see. On top of that my legs have been giving me a lot of trouble. Using walker constantly.

Been working on some straight crocheting for dish clothes. Can't see pattern to read it. But I still play around.

Decided to keep a little kitten. 3 weeks old and I'm bottle feeding it sift food and kitten milk. She's a cutie and Pookie  my big cat says stay away from me but my dogs don't seem to mind. This one I'm calling Bryndle.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Settling In

We're still unpacking and setting up house. It's nice being out in the country so much quieter. In fact, I've not had any headaches since we've moved.

I've still not set up a sewing nook (no craft room). Still have plenty of boxes to unpack, so not much time for crafting. Though thanks to Ravelry, I have a little project I work on in my me time. They're lace spiral coasters, which I'm hand stitching felt to the back of to keep my tables dry.

I've also adopted a two week old kitten. He is the cutest. Noisy when hungry, loves to explore, and thinks my kids are it's litter mates. Though my son's cat Loki doesn't know what to make of this new intruder.

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Kids have moved to their new place and we both have been unpacking our respective items.

I went to the eye doctor and my eyes have gotten worse. I had to order new glasses and am still waiting for them to come in. Realized I'm blind as a bat but first thing in the morning when I wake up my eyesight is ok for maybe the first 15 minutes and then all goes blurry and it gets hard to see.

I can't see we;; enough to sew, crochet or paint so I'm unpacking and getting rid of a lot of things. Gonna have a garage sale when I'm done.

Until my glasses come in I won't be doing anything crafty. But like Lisa I'm going to start doing things for my kitchen.  I'll post them once I can see. Til then take care.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Well, this has been a bittersweet week for my family. My husband's grandfather passed away. We had his funeral yesterday. Good to see family, but how we all wished it was under better circumstances. He had lived a full life, passing awayat the age of 90.

Today, we closed on the house. Signed off on all our paperwork and hoping to receive the keys tomorrow. Kids are excited and impatient for this move. Still a lot of work ahead of us.

Been busy crocheting small things for the kitchen. Mainly dish scrubbies, trying out that Red Heart scrub it yarn. Also have been g stitchingup some pretty hot pads.

P.S. Tablet or website keeps messing with my spelling and spacing. I honestly type better than this.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Getting a Spark

Was sitting in the dining room with Lisa and she was showing me a the crocheted goodies she was doing for her new house once they move.  Looking at the finished products and then looking at the pattern she showed me got me started to think about how I used to crochet things.

I went to ravelry.com and started a new account because I couldn't remember my old one and then I started to save things that looked interesting to me.

I made a to do list and I think I'll try some Scrubby dots. I'm posting a picture to show you what I mean.

Wish me luck. Now to look for my hooks and yarn. Husband is gonna kill me. lol

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Keeping Busy

Well, we're another step closer to getting a house. So, much paperwork needing to be waded through, but looks to be that I'll be moving next month. I'll be busy  packing, so only small quick projects will be posted. Can't help myself, got to keep my hands busy.

In the Sunday School class I share we're starting our new quarter in September and the theme is owls. O.W.L. Our Wise Lord. Went to ravelry for some ideas on patterns and got busy making 3 batches to hang around the classroom.

Spent a day using up some scraps and tried my hand at crumb quilting and string quilting. Also sewed up another granny block.

Just some of the things I've been doing to help me relax.