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.