Monday, December 30, 2013


I got my Multicolored Afghan done.  And of course I've started another one.  I call it Candy Striped Afghan.  I'll show some pictures of it later. 
The colors are out of my comfort zone, but I like how the colors go together.  Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year.

Sunday, December 29, 2013


I did this a few years ago, so I thought I would do it again.  I've picked out my favorite pictures of the month.












Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday....

Friday, December 20, 2013


I'm talking for Billy, our miniature dachshund.  Even though he can't "talk" he's really good at getting his message across.  I'm eating a piece of jerky and Billy wants some.
I'm waiting....
Finally I'm getting some jerky....
More, more, more....
Pleas take note of the raised foot.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013


I was doing dishes yesterday, when out of the corner of my eye, I saw something go flying by the window.  I looked around and found this fellow.
He was after the birds that come to our garbage pile.  He isn't very big, so I believe he's a young hawk, because most hawks don't come this close to human houses.  I kept taking pictures, keep in mind I'm taking these through my kitchen window, so they aren't too good, but you can see him. This is a rear view of him.
This is the front view of him.
I had to do a lot of cropping and adjust the lighting.  If you want to see close up, just click on the picture, it will be a little bigger that way.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Bella loves Pringles with cheese.  If she gets the whole can, she runs off with it.  And on occasion she hides it.  Why does she hide it?  So she doesn't have to share with Luke.  But this time she got caught.  Luke has to coax her into sharing.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


is done.  Finished it yesterday.  This is Luke's Coloring Book Quilt.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


The Christmas Box Collection - Richard Paul Evans

Product Description(
The Christmas Box
A Christmas story unlike any other, The Christmas Box is the poignant tale of a widow and the young family who moves in with her. Together, they discover the first gift of Christmas -- and what the holiday is really all about.
Tracing the lives of a young couple as they discover love, loyalty, and the power of forgiveness, Timepiece is a tale of wisdom and of hope -- and a gentle reminder that the connections from one generation to the next are indelible.
The Letter
A mysterious letter is found at the grave of a couple's only child in this unforgettable conclusion to the collection. As they face love's greatest challenge, they find its truest meaning and learn the lessons that are echoed throughout.

This was my book club's selection for December.  I really enjoyed reading this collection of stories.  The author took you inside the lives of this family.  Through the generations he connects all the "dots" so the story is complete.  I really like that about a book.  I like to have all the "dots" connected.   If your looking for a wonderful Christmas book to read this is the one.   


Well the snow finally got here about 8:00 pm Friday evening.  There is about 2 or 3 inches on the ground and it is still snowing at 2:45pm Saturday.  So it looks like I won't be going out for awhile.  It's one of my worst fears, that I will fall and break something.  The last bone I broke, a little toe, cost us 3,000 dollars.  We have no insurance.  I would hate to see what a leg or hip would cost.  Anyway, I'll not be going anywhere until the snow is gone.  This is a good time to work on my quilts, afghans and read by books.   I've got Luke's Coloring Book quilt in the hoop getting tied.  I've also gotten the Bone Quilt top finished, just need some fabric for the backing and some batting to finish it.  I've also been working on my Multi-colored Afghan.  It's just about finished. 
The snow as of a couple hours ago.
The Multi-colored Afghan
The Bone Quilt

Friday, December 13, 2013


We are under a Winter Storm Warning until Saturday evening.  4 to 5 inches of snow expected.  This is the current radar for our area.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


This picture was taken by the kids mom, Heather, and it's out of focus, but I really like it.  I was taken last month before the really cold weather came.  Tonight it's 25 degrees with a good wind blowing from the north, so the temp fells close to 0.  As for the snow, well it didn't get here, not a lot anyway, a few snow flurries is all we had. 

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.  Enjoy the goodies!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


This is what is headed our way tonight.
See that little white circle, that's us.

Monday, November 11, 2013


This rose bush is still blooming.  I took this picture the 1st of November. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013


I was snapping pictures of Luke playing.  These started at 1:38 and ended at 1:45.  Luke is always busy doing something.


Saturday, November 2, 2013


The leaves are falling fast off the trees.  The twins were outside on one of our better days.  It's been cold and rainy here.  I snapped a few pictures of them playing in the leaves.

Luke is scooping the leaves into the bucket..Bella is counting the leaves.
Then pour the leaves into another bucket.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Remember my post about a bag of yarn my hubby got at a rummage sale? 
Well, I've started a new it is so far.
What do you think?  The colors kind of go together.  I'm liking it so far.  But I have changed the colors in the third line.  I ran out of the light green and the peach colors, so had to change to other colors I already had.  There may be more changes as I run out of the colors, but I think I like this color combo.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Around here everyone believes the color of the Wooly Worms tells what kind of winter your going to have.  If they are black it's going to be a cold snowy winter.  Well, we have been seeing lots of brown and black Wooly Worms.  My son found one in the yard and I got a picture of this one. 
As you can see it's mostly black with some brown.  So is it a myth or fiction?? Depends on your point of view I suppose.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


I finally got Bella's Coloring Book Quilt done.  Well, almost.  I've still got to put the label on it.  But it's all done except for that.  Now I need to make a trip to Jo-Ann Fabric to get the batting and fabric to finish Luke's quilt.  I'll be making a trip to town this week so I'll be picking it up then. 

Bella's Coloring Book Quilt
Close up view...

Sunday, October 13, 2013


M is for.....movement
Tommy gave Luke a ride in the car....kind of.
What You Saw Today...
The Ash tree is almost de-leafed.  It's the last one with leaves in the spring and the first one that loses it's leaves in the fall.
This is my corner, my computer, books, crochet and whatever else I need is here.
Bella is a pink freak.  She has pants and shirts that are pink and she would wear them everyday if she could.  There's also a pink playhouse.
Bella playing in the water, splashing it every where.

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