Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Other than that...life is a blast!! Handle with care!!!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Look at this sweet little bird getting a drink out of the bird bath...bless his little heart!!!
Friday, August 28, 2009
I've been MIA for over a week....TRYING to get some type of organization around here--as well as working a few extra hours each week.
But...I have been crocheting...and things are moving along quite nicely. I signed up for a craft show on Nov. 8th...in the mall. Tables were VERY reasonable...so hope I have a few sales.
I know this is short, but I'm on my way to bed. Tomorrow morning we leave for Michigan and a birthday party. My sweet Ma-ma turns 80 years old!!!
Talk to you when I get back...
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
John's just about ready to start taping the drywall going down the stairs...and I'm just about done with my project in the basement...you know that one where I have 3 piles...yard sale, trash and charity organizations. Well, I'm quite proud of myself...I have a "ton" of stuff ready to go. But...there are still so many boxes left...I really need to get "tough".
I haven't been doing much crocheting the past week...a few minutes here and a few minutes there. Maybe tonight...we'll see what the day brings. I miss it!!
I guess we're going to hit a few yard sales in the morning...(here I am trying to get rid of the "stuff"...) It's something to do...and time we spend together.
Think I'll try to get some sleep...hope all is well in your world....
Monday, August 10, 2009
And the winner is....JOHN!!! Took first place in his class at The AUTOMOTION Car Show in Brockville this year!! He's so proud!!! (It's the large trophy on top of the desk!!!)
It's a "working Monday"! John's hanging drywall...and I've been trying to organize things a bit downstairs. I lost my ambition....but really need to "push" myself! It's over-whelming...but I'll get it done....maybe not today...but I WILL SUCCEED!!!!
Watched a movie last night with Jennifer Aniston....not a bad "flick"...held my interest. The out-come was alittle predictable...but...it was something to watch.
Vegetable Quesadillas for dinner tonight...along with some refried beans. I'll deal with making spaghetti tomorrow....
Hope all is well.......see ya later!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
My day?? I worked my butt off around here. Finished my craft room...and cleaned the upstairs...as well as the downstairs bathroom. I'll vacuum downstairs tomorrow. Got rid of a ton of "stuff..one pile to charity...one pile for the yard sale and one PILE to the trash!!!
The rest of the evening is mine...and I'm gonna sit right here.
Back to work tomorrow...should be quiet...day after a holiday week-end. That's okay...I'm whining tonight...my back is killin' me!!
It's time for eBay...see ya tomorrow!!
Good Morning!!Well, the phone has been ringing all night long. My youngest son and his lady are the proud parents of a bouncing baby girl!!!! Averi Marie Crisenbery arrived shortly after 4:00 a.m. this morning. Both are healthy and doing just fine!!!
I'm thrilled...can you tell?? Can't wait to meet that little bundle of joy!!!
Guess I better get my day started. I "played" in my craft room last night until quite late...pulling everything off the shelves in my closet. WRONG thing to do...as it was just over-whelming. But...I'm please to tell you about all the stuff that's going into the yard sale!!! I am SUCH a pack rat!!!!
Going for the second cup of coffee...see ya later!!!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Here is one of my favorites. we planted 2 clematis' together..and this is the shortest of the 2 plants....AWESOME!!!! I thought they would intertwine...but so far, it hasn't worked out that way.
And here's one of my Shasta daisies...enjoying a visitor. My garden has really suffered this year with all the rain. And speaking of rain...it's been POURING for over an hour. Is it ever going to end???
Friday, July 31, 2009
And this is the finished product!! Blueberrie jam. Now this batch didn't turn out as thick as last year. I was talking to my Mom and she told me...there is a simple solution to thick jam. NEVER can jam on a dreary, humid day. It's just like fudge!!! When it's humid out, it just doesn't set as well. I'll remember that for the next batch!! Geeeeeeee...our Mom's sure pick up some good tips...from their Mom's...and so it goes down the line!!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I can't believe I deleted this whole post. I was just trying to put a space between the darn paragraghs, and look what happened!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr... That'll teach me to leave well enough alone, right??
Nothing of real importance...but did start another hat in a speckled cotton. I'm going to make another rolled brim hat. But...I have some sweet little heart shaped buttons in pink and purple that I'm going to use on it. Should be awesome!!! I'll show you when it's finished...
Talk to you soon...
Is that the sun I see peeking it's way through the fog this morning?? That certainly would be something different. It's been a terrible summer here in northern Ontario. Wet,cold and gloomy!! I hope this isn't a sign of what our winter will be like this year! I just hate the thought of it all!!!
On a positive note...I finished a hat. This particular one is made out of cotton. The hat is made with Bernat Cotton Twist in Taupe...and the rolled brim is ecru in color. Nice contrast. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You just can't beat 100% cotton fibers! I'll be listing it on eBay...so don't forget to go and check out my store when you have the time.
John just left for Brockville....and should be back either Monday or Tuesday. There's a big car show there this Sunday--AUTOMOTION. He's been going for years and enjoys time spent with old friends...and of course, old cars! His son, Rob, is flying in from B.C. this afternoon...so it will be quite the week-end for the family!
Well, as far as it stands now...I have the day off. I certainly don't think I'll be answering my phone!!!
So for now...have a great day...I'll see you soon!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
It's hard to believe that summer is half over with!! We were fortunate enough to spend a few days at The Motor Muster in Michigan...but we haven't gone ATVing or fishing yet this summer. Hopefully, after John is finished helping his buddy build his shed...we'll be able to spends some time doing some fun stuff!
Second day of sunshine!! It's just beautiful out. Might be a good time to take Oggie for a walk!!
Had a nice visit and dinner with friends out at Quirk Lake yesterday. Dinner was VERY tasty!! Dan grilled the chicken and Barb made a tossed salad and baked potatoes...along with banana nut bread for dessert. Had a few glasses of wine and bowled. They have the WII game system. Always alot of fun!!
Well, time for that walk. Hope to see you tomorrow!!!!!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Here's "da man"...also known as Og The Dog! Well...Og likes to torment the kitties! Here he is displaying his new bone...right where the kitties navigate to and from the living room. He KNOWS he's not supposed to snap at the kitties...but feels he "has the right" when they get close to his bone! So..he BAITS those cats!!!. I'm sure you can figure out the rest of the story. Some times he can be so darn sneeky!!! As you can see...he's been caught in the act! He just dares them to walk by!!!
Here's my latest project....a new blankie for Og! I only have about 4 inches left to go and then I'll sew the receiving blanket to the back of it and it will be done. I'm using alot of my odds and ends in this project...plus the base color of blue. I thought I had enough of the blue yarn to finish it up...but boy...was I wrong!! And do you think I could find that color or texture any where??? No way! But...John and I stopped at The Good Will Store in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan...and lo and behold...there was a small baby blanket made out of the exact yarn I was looking for! And a real deal at 50% off !! So..it came home with me...I "frogged" and John wound up the yarn on the yarn winder...and I have more than enough to finish this project. (I probably should have washed it first...but it looked like he had never been used...so I took a chance.) Was fate in my hands or what!!!!!
Other than that...not alot going on around here over the week-end! I worked...and John has been helping his buddy build a shed.
And...I better get dinner started...
See you soon.......
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Well...I'm back home...FINALLY! It's been a hectic 2 weeks!!! I think I told you that John and I went to Greenfield Village for a car show. What a great time! Took a tour around the state of Michigan, and enjoyed our drive along the coast of Lake Michigan. Would definitely do THAT trip again!
So...we get home on Wednesday....and I head back down to Saginaw that Saturday after work. This time for THE BABY SHOWER!! You know, the one I've been talking about for the last few months. Anyway...it was a great time....and my Mom was even feeling well enough to go! It was nice to see family members and of course, my son and the Ma-ma To Be!!The baby blanket was a "success" and received the "ooooo's and awwwww's" of something made by Grandma. (I was so sick of the color PINK!!!)
Now...I think I'm home for awhile. John has a few medical issues that we have to deal with...and I just want to stay home! We'll be heading back to Saginaw the end of August...my Mother's 80th birthday party!!!I'll share a few other projects I have going some other time...Oggie's new "blankie" for starters. A good way to use up some scraps!!
Until next time...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Well...think I'll go downstairs and watch some t.v. I'm going to make it an early evening!!!