Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stars again

I got this garland finished today. I put it up in the back yard. Wonder how long it will take Russell, my wonderful husband, to tell me to take it down.

Want to take bets?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bad Monday

We put our big black lab, Duke, to sleep today. He had gotten so he couldn't get up on his hind legs and he had stopped eating. So it was time. I miss him.

More another day, when I feel better.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Steering Wheel Cover

Look what I did. I've wanted a steering wheel cover forever. So I made one. It matches my interior and my frogs.

Some people just have too much time on their hands.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


More thunder storms today. This is a silly way to run a desert. But my tomatoes love all this rain.

The clouds are about gone and it's supposed to get sunny and clear for the next few days.

I'm working on that ---- round afghan. I promised me that I'll finish it. But it is not my favorite.

I'm going to take a break and make a few snowflakes and a bag.

I think.

Remember...You are unique ~ Just like everyone else.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

OMG! I'm a grandmother, senior citizen, old broad, whatever.
How did this happen????? Where did all the time go???
Yesterday I was 35 and now I'll be 62 next month.
What happened???

I spend most of my days sitting in a rocking chair with my crocheting and the television.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Energy Vampires

Beware of Energy Vampires. They steal your energy and leave you tired and depressed. Many times they are family members or friends that are around often. The only thing you can do to protect yourself is stay away from them whenever possible.

But after dealing with an Energy Vampires a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream can help you feel better. But now I'll have to do some crunches and push-ups. (and probably run around 15 or 20 blocks.) NO! That is not going to happen. I'm too tired for that silliness.

Most Energy Vampires do not have a clue that they are that draining. They really don't mean to be. (At least I want to believe they don't.) If you tell them, they won't understand. And will tell you that you hurt their feelings. But they don't realize what damage they are doing to you.

Run while you can. Protect yourself. You are all you really have.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday July 11

We made it to another Monday. Thunder storms again. Humidity. Life is Good.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

3 or 1.

This is my avocado tree. It's about 10 inches tall.

This is my lily surrounded by whatever. I'm not sure what is growing here.

Cucumbers and Zucchini. Look close the zucchini is blooming. They are doing great.

Brussell sprouts, Swiss chard and Purple cabbage are doing great.

Purple Kale starting to bloom.

Purple Kale blooming. It's right outside my front window.

TOMATOES. Everyone has blooms and tomatoes on them.

This is my eggplant. I don't know why, but I didn't know they bloomed. Isn't it pretty. It's only about 6 inches tall.


This is a bag that I made because Letha, my sister, had made one and I thanked her for it and brought it home with me. I think I'll send this one to her. She also gave me the yarn I made it from. The little needle case is going with the bag. It opens up to keep your needles close.

(There are two needles in the right pic.)

And so it begins. This is going to be a hexigon afghan. Letha gave me the gray cone. I found the blues in my basement. (Probable also Letha's) There are some great thing hidden in my basement.


I made a mess of stars. These are about 2 inches, made from cotton.

I dug out the frog from my basement hung the stars on it and put it on my front door.

The blue and yellow one is a pin cushion.

the little one is a book mark and made from # 10 crochet cotton.

The pattern for the stars is available at:

I love making these little stars.

My sister sewed some of hers to a bag she made.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Home again

Just got back from Iowa. I know...Why would anyone go to Iowa. My younger sister lives there with her "new family". Took the older sister along for the ride. (Yes! I brought her back.)

Took along my camera. And can you believe it! Didn't take one picture. Forgot and left it in the house every time we went out.

It was a lovely trip. I always love seeing Letha. She has so many funny stories to tell and just catching up is fun. We talk about everything.

Went shopping in Ames and bought a mess of yarn. (Yeah, I probably could have got it here in Utah, but it's good to pick up yarn other places.)

We rode the Boone Historical Railroad train. It was a hot day, but we enjoyed the ride.

We watched movies and crocheted in the evenings. I made a mess of stars to go with the mess I already had. I started a granny square. (I'll post pictures in a few days.)

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust