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.

Monday, August 21, 2017


Life has got in the way of my crafting.  I have had some discouraging news and have been contemplating what my next course is...so until then as for my part of this blog it will be put on hold.  Hopefully I'll be back soon with new projects or to say the least finished ones.

Lisa, you can continue if you want. Love you.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Project Pics

Pixel Update

Here's the third set of pixel blocks. Still have many more to go, but need to pack away.

My family and I are waiting word on if we'll be moving this month. Not wanting to start the next set only to have to pack it up mid sewing.

Finished embroidering a house warming gift for friends who had just moved into their new home. So pretty, decided to work on one for myself in hopes of our move.

Also, finished making those hexies into diamonds. Now to put it all together, but that will have to wait till after the move.

So, I'm in the process of keeping projects simple and quick and minimize tools.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Putting off

Yes I've not posted since my planned fishing trip. I had a lot of fun and all I can say is I got back home and just looked at the Tumbleweed square and said a resounding "NO".

Then I got sick and have been recovering from it.  Just as I got over illness I passed a stone. Hurt like crazy but I'm still alive. Thank you Jesus.

Had an awesome Tuesday with my hubby and then on Friday helped to celebrate son in laws birthday.

Now I look over at my design board and just "sigh"....maybe later...Just not now.

My youngest son is shipping out and I'm going to go say goodbye for awhile until I see him again.

Lisa stop haranguing me...lol

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Current Work

Still waiting on mom to finish her tumble weed block. ;-) So, I've been working on other projects.

Finished covering all my hexagon papers and now on to stitching up those diamonds.

Also, a friend of ours got a new home, so I've been embroidering a house warming gift, which I'll quilt into a small wall hanging.

Which led to me digging through my scraps. What a mess I have, so decided Pinterest would inspire me with a way to organize my mess. They're are plenty of pins on this and I was inspired.  So, I'm ironing, cutting, and placing in specific containers to help find what I need when I need it. Yay!

Monday, July 10, 2017


Finished and hung up the minion banners for Children Church. Pinterest is full of ideas and I'm glad I don't need to make anything else minion related.

Been working on finishing projects as I wait for mom to work on her block. Also trying hard not to start anything new, however Pinterest gets me into too much trouble. I can't help but try a new quilt block or cross stitch pattern. Slowly putting away crochet unless a yarn just happens to catch my eye.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

CC Decor

I was asked to make some decorations for our Children Church. The theme is Minions. I was asked to decorate doors. So, I made wreaths. Never really made any before, so I gave it a fair shot. Also in process of making banners to hang in windows. Not finished with those yet.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy July 4th

Happy July 4th. May you have a wonderful day with family and friends as we celebrate our nation's freedom and all our forefathers did for us!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

July 2nd

Today first day of fishing and they all said they wanted to be up by 0500. Didn't happen. I've been up since 0300 and those sleepy heads are just now getting up.

Friday, June 30, 2017


I woke up early and only Jared and Justin were home. I talked them into teaching me how to play Suburbia where you build your own town. I need more practice....lol

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Back on track and here is the tenth block, the Tumbleweed. It can be trying but make your triangles first, then square. Voila! I'll admit, I'm quite sure I made plenty of mistakes, I'm just not going to point them out. ;-)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Our next block The Tumbleweed

Got mine cut out and I'll sew it soon. I have a busy week and next week going fishing.


We had a blast playing board games this weekend. Taught her fleet and lost both games. Then my boys joined us for Sheriff of Nottingham and once again she beat me. The next day my husband and I helped her learn Flash Point, brought the building down in the round, but saved the day in the second round. Then we had lots of laughs playing Black Fleet, I make a great pirate!

Well, the first nine blocks of our sampler quilt is done. Yay! Three more to go and glad to say they have no set in seams, double yay!! Of course, I'll need to rearrange the order of blocks.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Passing Time

Both giving a little time away from machines to play a game called Fleet.

This is our second game of Fleet today. Safest fishing game so far because last time I took Lisa fishing she launched my brand new pole (never used) into the lake. Lol

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Diamond Star

OMG! I like it but to me it was a major pain. There are so many puckers I'm glad they're in the dark part of the star.
This one I'll not do AGAIN!

Diamond Star

This is a block I will most likely never do again. Im glad we did secret drawers after all first. This block had many more set in pieces. Enough for me to shake my head just thinking about it.

Also here is the purple pixel block that I finished yesterday. Two sets down, now to bag up a third set and start sewing again.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chair Snatcher

Been working on another of those pixel blocks. They sure do take time and lots of ironing. Looked at time and thought better prep for the grill. When I'm done and turn around to my space I see Jackwad (named by my oldest son, and I believe the cat is living up to his name where I'm concerned) has snatched my seat. He tends to sit in any seat that I've occupied, it's like musical chairs with this cat.

Laundry out