Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Yesterday we got our first snow. It's pretty and I like looking at, but hate driving or walking in it.

I'm linking up with Susan over at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Hop over and see all the great pictures everyone is sharing.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I've started my new project. I'm working on hexagons now. I've not had much chance to work on them this week. It's been a little hectic around here. But I did get my 7 done for the week. Just finished the last one this morning. My first stack of 7 hexagons.

I was playing around with them and I think I'm going to have to change some colors on a couple of them. The dark centers aren't showing up as well as the light colors. What do you think?

Monday, November 28, 2011


I'm joining Lisa over at Lisa's Chaos for Macro Monday. Hop over and check out all the pictures everyone is sharing.

Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky.

These jars sit in the bathroom awaiting anyone who has a boo boo.

Some knick knacks sitting on my shadow box in the living room.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Waiting - the twins had a doctor appointment. They are all stripped down and waiting to get their weigh in and shots. This is actually the calm before the storm. They are not happy later.

Foliage - the flower that hangs in the kitchen window. Its a Philodendron. It's kind of puny looking. I keep forgetting to water it.

Candid - with twins you have to give equal time to each. They love to see the camera come out. Their little faces light up.

Knife, Fork or Spoon - what's left of lunch.

Rule of Thirds - this is a really hard one for me. I always want to center everything. I have to make myself use this. I took this picture on a cloudy gloomy day. That's why it's kind of dark. That's the tree stump in our yard.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Well, Thanksgiving is over, most of the food is gone. Did anyone go out shopping for Black Friday? No way was I going anywhere, I stayed home and finished the book I was reading.

Took this picture of the sunrise. It's just peeking over the horizon.

The dryer vent had to be worked on. It has a little flap that is suppose to close when the dryer isn't on, to keep the cold air out. Hubby had to fix that as cold air was sipping in.

The twins went to the doctor and got their Measles, Rubella and Mumps shot. They are striped down and waiting.

When I finish a book it goes in this notebook. The book I just finished is Ghellow Road by T. H. Waters. This will make 180 books I've read since January. They all go into this notebook.

Thanksgiving, food, family and memories to make. I started cooking at 7:00am and finished at 3:00pm. I wanted a picture before everyone dug in.

When we put the new window in the kitchen a few years ago we decided to leave the window sill unpainted. We love the natural look of wood. With the grain and knots showing.

My keyboard, it needs a good cleaning. On my to-do list.

Want to see more? Head over to Sarah's place, Nap Time Mom to see all the pictures everyone is sharing.

Friday, November 25, 2011


The picture is self explanatory.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I got up at 7:00am this morning. My Thanksgiving cooking has started. The bird is in the oven.

The potatoes for Potato Salad is cooking.

And the eggs are cooling so I can make Deviled Eggs.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I haven't done a Book Report in awhile. Thought I'd share this one with you.

"The Jungle Adventure of Chimpoo" by A. Lawati
Product Description(
"But how will we get him out of the cage?" This is it, he thought. No turning back. Mommy got worried and told Chimpoo to look after his brother. Just thinking about it gave him the shivers.
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (July 14, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1463429215
ISBN-13: 978-1463429218

MY THOUGHTS: This is an ARC I received. I really like the story and the pictures are great. Chimpoo is going to get his father, who has been captured by humans. Along the way he meets Thinking Eyes, a wise old owl. Together they try to get Chimpoo's father out of the cage. I read this to my grandchildren this past week. Although they are only 16 months old, they didn't really understand the story line but they really enjoyed looking at the pictures. The graphics are really good. And does Chimpoo get his father out of the cage? You'll have to read the book to find out.


[This is a free review book and my own opinion.]

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Well, I've had a very productive week. I got 56 squares made and crocheted together for 7 rows. And guess what!! It's done, my Granny Square Blanket. Here it is on the couch. Doesn't it look pretty there? On to the Hexagon Blanket.
The picture isn't very good as it's a gloomy cloudy day. So everything looks like it's dark. Now bare with me. This is going to be kind of long. Remember I was going to start this afghan?
Well, I worked one up to see what it looked like. Either I'm reading the pattern wrong or something is wrong with the pattern. This is what I got.
As you can see this is NOT a Hexagon. It's round! I was so frustrated. I ripped it out and redone it 5 times and I kept coming up with round. So I went looking for another Hexagon pattern. I Googgled Hexagon Afghans and I found this awesome blog called Attic 24. Lucy is the blogger of Attic 24. Some of you may already know about Lucy's Attic 24, but this is a totally new blog for me. She has some awesome hooky stuff over there. If you haven't been there hop over and check it out. I've gotten off track as usual!
Lucy has a tutorial on her Hexagon's. So I got busy and worked one up. This is what I came up with.
As you can see this is a HEXAGON. This is going to be my next One A Day Project. I'm not sure how many I'll need. I'll be winging it and making Hexagons until I think it's the right size. I'm going to be using my odds and ends yarns but the last 2 rows will be a pretty lavender color yarn. It comes from JoAnn Fabrics and is Caron yarn. It's so soft when worked up. Now I need to get all the links into this post so you all can go and see all the pretties. I'll be busy making Hexagons for awhile. What are all of you working on?

Monday, November 21, 2011


Is everyone ready for the big day? Thanksgiving plans are moving along around here.
1. The turkey is in the fridge defrosting.
2. The Thanksgiving meal is planned out and the grocery list is waiting on the fridge for the excursion to the grocery store.
3. I thought I would share my Pumpkin Pie from last year. It's really yummy.


4 Eggs
1 – 29 oz. can Pumpkin
1 ½ C. Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
½ teaspoon Cloves
2 – 13 oz. cans Evaporated Milk
4 – 9 inch Pie Shells

In a large bowl, mix all the above ingredients. Pour into unbaked pie shells. Sprinkle tops with Cinnamon. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 and bake another 45 minutes.

When knife is inserted in center and comes out clean, remove pies and cool.

4. And on the funny side. Bella and Luke love to help empty the dryer of clothes. While your trying your best to fold them up before they hit the floor.
5. Speaking of which, the dreaded day has arrived. Bella and Luke have a doctor's appointment today. Shots, oh hate this! They cry and get fussy. On top of that they will miss their regular nap time and this will make them even more fussy.
6. And now I'm off to work on my Granny Square Afghan. It's almost done. I've got seven more rows to add to it.

Want to see more? Head over to Carissa's place, Lowercase Letters to check out Miscellany Monday.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Mainly One Color - My cast iron pans.

Around the House - you see toys. The twins have them everywhere.

Reflection - You can see the lamp reflected in the picture on the wall. You may have to enlarge this to see it better. Just click on the picture.

Writing - Thanksgiving Dinner and the grocery list, which keeps growing. This is my SOOC shot.

Water - running in the kitchen sink.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


It has been really cold this week. Temps sinking down in the 20's of a night and just barely making it out of the 30's during the day. We even had a few snowflakes. And thunderstorms blew in one day. There was some tornado touch downs in our state. Weird weather for November. I don't go out much when the cold sits in. My knees hurt so just stay inside and play with the twins, read or crochet. This is my week.

This is my "office", kind of. I crochet, read and watch t.v. on my computer.

Daddy tickling Luke. Baby laughter is one of life's little pleasures.

The storms blew in and made lots of noise. But no damage here. It was about 5:00 pm when I took this picture but it looks like it's dark out.

On all four walls in our front room are my memories or remembrances of days gone by. This is the east wall.

My hubby bought a big box of stuff at the auction. He found a little bag of stuff and brought it to me. It was full of sewing and crafting stuff.

Worked a little bit on my Bee Quilt. My hubby bought me this chair from the auction. It fits nicely under the quilt frame. Now I don't have to drag a chair across the room to quilt.

The twins are budding artists. They are attempting to make turkeys with their hand prints but it didn't quite work out. But beautiful all the same.
Bella's is on left and Luke's is on the right. They kind of look like turkeys.