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Friday, November 21, 2014

Time In A Bottle

Here I am again, wishing for more time in a day, more days in a week. I have been so busy my friends. The summer yard work, the cleaning up of leaves and now the snow. In between all this, when time allows, I have been busy doing all the other chores and working the hook and needles. Those friends who want the slipper pattern, it is not forgotten, I will get it on here in the next couple of days. I'm sorry you have had to wait. I'm sure you have thrown your hands up in the air in frustration, but if you want the pattern for a quick Christmas gift do not despair, you can whip up a pair in a day, they are a fast pattern. I have lots of pictures to share also. So, I hope you are still following me and I hope you have all been well. I will have plenty to read I am sure for I know all of you sweet and creative women have been busy. Keep the faith ♥

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Hello everyone. So sorry I have not been around much but life has been busy and some days there just aren't enough hours to do all that needs done. I have promised to write up and share that slipper pattern and please know I have not forgotten. Anyone who asked for it can be sure it is coming soon as I get some free time and when I am not so sleepy. The little bit of time I have in the evenings I force myself to keep eyes open and try to knit a bit. Lord only knows how crazy a job I would do trying to write up a pattern that late in the day. One evening I spent more time making mistakes. I believe I mentioned frogging the scarf pattern several times, then eventually changing the ribbing pattern to a garter stitch. I felt at least I was safe to knit every row. I was so tired of undoing rows to correct mistakes. That happens a lot when you try to do anything late at night when you are exhausted and too stubborn to call it a day. I might say I love to work with the yarn much better than to go to bed, but eventually sleep wins out. Many times I fall asleep in my chair to wake and pray I have not pulled my stitches from my needle. Most times I knit on a circular needle. I find it less cumbersome than straight needles and having to deal with 2. I will stop for now. I have been up since 6am and it is now 10pm....another long day ♥

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I Can't Go For That

Ran across this a couple years back. Love it!

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
singing Hall & Oats "I Can't Go For That"

I am finishing up H's knitted cap. All that is left to do on it is a nice pom pom. 
The knitted scarf is in the works as I write. It is a second attempt. The first one I tried to do in the pattern similar to the bottom edge of the cap, but it was turning out so bulky and thick, it just didn't go well with me. I did not like it, so you know the routine, I frogged it and started over. The pattern I am using now is the garter stitch where you knit every row. One thing for sure, I don't make any mistakes when it is plain ole knitting without fancy stitches or a pattern to follow. My grandson will not complain. He loves the hat already even without a pom.

There was one person interested in the pattern for the slippers. Linda, if you are reading this I will try to get it written down and on here. The granny square is easy, the sewing together is a bit tricky at first. I am thinking I will have to do some pics to make it simple. I'll try my best to post it before the weekend.
Hope all of you are doing fine. Have a safe week. ♥

Friday, October 3, 2014

Week In Review

My week, starting on Sunday, began with one of my small collections, my Kewpies.
I had read a fellow bloggers post where she had ventured into an Antique Shop and saw a few of these darlings. It reminded me of the ones I had stashed away.

Unwrap this and you get...........this.

Sweet little babies. They are packed away because I don't have a cabinet to keep them in. 
They are cute, but obviously catchers of dust, which by the way, I seem to collect too.

I always thought they were the perfect addition to a shelf in a nursery.

My littlest one goes well in my printer's box.

On Monday I mailed the package to the winner (Pammy Sue) of my Giveaway. 
She left me know she received it this week and said she was happy.

I also whipped together a tissue box cover for my mom. 
There was no pattern.
I more or less winged it and was happy with the results. 
The flowers designs were taken from one of my pattern books. 
I added the tiny yoyos in the centers using a French knot to secure them.
I still need to sew the flowers to the box.

Crocheted slippers, easy peasy. 
This is a pattern that has been around a long time.
I copied it from a slipper that my mil had made me years ago. 
There are 4 granny squares: 2 small, one medium, and 1 large. 
I made these for the Pink Slipper Project.

Now all I need to do is search for the address to send them to. 
If I can't find it then these will go to a local nursing home.

They make a nice stocking stuffer, great for giving to nursing homes to warm the feet 
when someone is in bed. They work up fast and wash up nice. 
I can make a pair in a day.
That is about all that is new. I did get my driveway sealed and my furnace checked 
for the winter. 
I mowed grass again for what seemed the millionth time. 
I babysat my grandson a few times and today it is raining.
I started a knitted cap for my grandson. It is on the needles now. 
Then I want to make a matching new scarf for him too. 
When those are completed I will show you.
Until then, take care and have a wonderful and safe weekend ♥

Saturday, September 27, 2014


 I had 18 people enter into the drawing for my giveaway. I wish you could have all been winners. I know it isn't much of a consolation prize but you are all WINNERS in my book. Everyone of you are special. I don't say that to win brownie points with you, people only need to go to your blogs and read.

Don't lose heart though, I would like to have another GIVEAWAY by the end of the year to celebrate 4 years of blogging, so hang tight and keep watch.

As per the usual drill, names were written and papers folded, then placed in the bowl my daughter made in her art/pottery class in college.

I close my eyes and swish the papers around, pick one and the winner is........

TA DA..........PAMMY SUE!!!!
Pammy Sue has a wonderful blog at "SCOTTY'S PLACE".
Go visit her sometime.

Pammy I believe I have your address somewhere, but just in case please send it to my Yahoo email. I will also leave you a message on your blog. 
*If Pammy does not respond in 48 hours then I will draw again for a new winner.*
Thank you all again for entering and being followers.
Hope to have another GIVEAWAY in December.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Giveaway Ending Today

Hi everyone. Just a quick reminder that my giveaway will be ending tonight at 11:59pm EST here in Ohio. Drawing will be on Saturday. So, if you still want to get in on a chance to win then leave a comment on my last posting. I am also planning on throwing in a couple more things that I did not mention or picture, so they will be BONUS items. I think no matter what you like to do that there is something to please everyone. I thank those of you who joined in and once again, GOOD LUCK!

Friday, September 19, 2014


Once again I am finding myself so far behind. Folks, just know that I am not being a slacker. For over 2 weeks I was dealing with a painful left foot as a result of a dining room chair leg (at my daughters) jumping out to hit my toes. Bruised and swollen, it was difficult to put on a shoe.

Then I went to a class reunion for the first time (#45). It was a two evening affair, the football game Friday night followed by a tailgate party at the F.O.E.. The second evening there was a dinner at the same location. One gal and her husband (they had come after being at the game) claimed to have come and left on Friday because they had colds, felt ill and complained that the room was way too hot, her words "it was 200 degrees". Nice to know this after she gave me a nice big hug and insisted on sitting next to me. Then on Sunday I went to a family reunion. On Monday (48 hours incubation period for a bug) I woke up with a sore, scratchy throat, coughing and sneezing. Blowing my nose and hacking up a bunch of nasty stuff. Two boxes of Kleenex and a roll of toilet paper later (Thursday) I knew this was not good I needed to see the doctor. When I called they told me they were booked till next Wednesday. She said she would put me on the list if there happened to be a cancellation. By 11am she called and told me they could see me at 1:30 and thank goodness. I am now on an antibiotic, nasal spray and some Mucinex. On Tuesday I had no choice but to babysit my grandson. Two days later guess who has a runny nose and a bit of a cough. Try watching a 2 and a half year old and have them not all over you from the time they get up till you lay them down for a nap. I tried not to breath on him and to not cough around him. All these years one of my pet peeves has been sick people out and about running around unsuspecting well and seemingly healthy people, spreading their germs like they don't have a care in the world, or don't give a crap who they infect. As a nurse I took care of a lot of sick people and not once brought anything home to my family, but then, I knew the patients were sick, and they sure weren't hugging you.

Okay, I've got that off of my chest and enough about it. Let's get to that GIVEAWAY.

It is open to ALL of my followers whether you live in the US or elsewhere. There are 2 requirements ( I will make this easy peasy) you must be a follower and you need to leave a comment on this post only. It can't get any simpler than that. What follows is photos of the items with brief description:

Wonderful, new & never used ( I had 2). There are 128 pages of instructions plus diagrams. Back of book has all kinds of ideas for using snowflakes.   

New and never used (I had 2). There are 128 pages of great ideas and projects. Perfect for the gardener and craft lover.
This book is another duplicate, gently used, published in France 1970. Has both knit and crochet stitches with instructions. This book belonged to my mother. My book is falling apart, but this one isn't, has 154 pages.
Knook Dishcloth Book. Another duplicate for me. New, unused. There are 48 pages.
New, uncut, 2009 Simplicity Pattern using Yo Yos. Another duplicate. Cute baby projects.
Lion Brand Bon Bons.
New, sweet, little red colored embroidery scissors with heart shaped finger holes.
Now the last thing is this new, darling fox shawl pin with inlays. Whether you knit or crochet this would be perfect with that favorite shawl.

I hope you participate in this giveaway. You only need to be a follower and leave a comment on only this post. That is all that you really need to do, but if you happen to mention this giveaway on your blog (not required, unless you want to) I will put your name in twice for the drawing. Giveaway will end on Friday September 26th. I will post the winner and you need to send your address to my yahoo email address located near the top of the page in the right hand column. The winner will be announced the following day on Saturday. Thank you for being a follower, have a great weekend and GOOD LUCK ♥
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