Friday, February 27, 2009
Since my last post there hasn't been alot of excitement, but life has been good. Karen and I were able to spend a few hours out...just some girl time. We shopped for awhile...hit all 3 of our thrift stores, went into the mall for a few things, and enjoyed a "cuppa joe". It was a pretty darn good afternoon!
Bruce and Karen came over for dinner last night--nothing fancy, but the company was great!!! We need to do that more often. They're a "happy" twosome...always have something to say and always have a smile or two.
Now...check out the photo. I found this laundry hamper at one of our thrift stores for 2 bucks. Had a nasty stain in the bottom...looks like it came from a wet piece of blue or purple clothing. Took it downstairs and soaked it over-night in some Oxy Clean. Needless to say, that stain is now history and I have a great way to store some of my "yarn stash". Pretty cool...don't ya think???
Well, I better get busy. I need to locate 4 matching buttons for a hat and scarf set.
Keep Smiling!! Hope to see you tomorrow!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Yes...that's a shovel...bent and broken. It's had enough of winter. My better half decided to do some cleaning up before the next wave of snow hits us...tomorrow afternoon. Raise your hand if you've had enough. Maybe...just maybe....spring will hit us like our early winter did. You just never know.
As far as the crocheting went today...well, it was pretty uneventful. I did some house work, opened up my sewing machine and finished some much needed mending. It's a good feeling knowing that's out of my hair for awhile.
But...last night I worked on a hat for my dear friend, Karen...a few more rounds and that will be finished. Then it's on to her short scarf to match the hat. It's a beautiful variegated yarn from Red Heart....reminds me of gem tones.
And...thanks to Karen...she worked on my blog. I now have a counter and will be able to add a few of my favorite blogs I visit on a regular basis. THANK YOU KAREN!!! I am so computer illiterate at times. Either that or my patience level is at an all time low. Regardless, my biggest fear is deleting all of those "so very important" topics I ramble on about.
I'll see you tomorrow...I'm off to watch some t.v.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Well, I'm back home again..and have been for quite awhile. Just can't get motivated to do anything...I think I'm sick of winter. And guess what...it's gonna snow some more.
Anyway, my Mother's back surgery was a success and she's slowly improving. While I was there, I managed to complete a few "works in progress". Karen's crocheted tam turned out very nice. I just love that pattern!! What do you think? The yarn I used for the tam was Lion Brand Chenille, teal in color. I'm just about done with my special orders, and can concentrate on a few other projects I need to have completed before the end of June. I have a wedding gift to make...an afghan in Lion Brand Suede..and a baby afghan in Bernat Baby Soft. That should keep me busy for awhile.....
I started a so called "diet" before I left for Michigan. Actually, I just cut out the junk food....more fruits and vegetables. Seems to be working...I've lost 6 pounds. A good thing.
Better get busy...Lord knows something in this house needs to be cleaned!!!!
See you tomorrow....
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Well, I'll be on the road again tomorrow morning. Another trip to Saginaw, to help out where I can. Mom is going into the hospital for her back surgery...actually 2 of them. And hopefully, she'll be out within 4-5 days. At this time, no one knows if she'll have to spend some time in rehab. In a way, I do hope so. It would be better for every one concerned at this time. I'm sure going to miss my sweet-heart, the Oggie Dog and the cats!!!
All in all, it's been a pretty good day. I managed to get some house work done...got a hair cut, and even had time to do some crocheting. Here's a picture of a scarf I finished quite some time ago...just never got around to adding the fringe. A super easy pattern...and a very warm scarf as it's a rib stitch. Just love the color...
American Idol is on tonight....never miss it!!! Better head downstairs...and get myself organized. I'll talk to you soon...just not sure when. Be safe...and be happy!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Hmmmm...if it isn't college football, I don't bother with it. The U of M Wolverines being the all time BEST football team in the world---I might add!!! Anyway...back to my way of reasoning...the best part of The Super Bowl are the commercials. Amazing!!! Maxine and I think alike..I could take it or leave it. After all...it's just a game, right??
A rather uneventful Sunday afternoon. I worked until 1:00...came home and have sat at this computer for the most part of the afternoon and evening. What a waste of time!! But, my "mojo" for the hook has disappeared...again!! Actually, I'm sick of working with BROWN yarn!! I have been sitting in my chair after dinner and "off" I go. And I wonder why I can't sleep at night!!!! I must be in a rut!!
But...tomorrow is a new day...and I WILL crochet....HONEST!! But...I need to get to bed. Tomorrow is a busy day!!
See you in my dreams!!!