Monday, February 17, 2014


Bella's hair has grown out enough for a pony tail.  She looks so cute with a pony tail.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


I'm doing a reading challenge.  It's called Vintage Mystery Bingo.

 It's being hosted by Bev over at My Reader's Block.  I'm doing the Silver Mystery Bingo.  My first book is "Read One Book with an Animal in the Title".  I am going to try and do this with my Agatha Christie collection.  We'll see, I may have to switch off authors.

Elephants Can Remember - Agatha Christie

Product Description(
"The Ravenscrofts didn't seem that kind of person. They seemed well balanced and placid..." And yet, twelve years earlier, the husband had shot the wife, and then himself-or perhaps it was the other way around, since sets of both of their fingerprints were on the gun, and the gun had fallen between them. The case haunts Ariadne Oliver, who had been a friend of the couple. The famous mystery novelist desires this real-life mystery solved, and calls upon Hercule Poirot to help her do so. Poirot is now a very old man, but his mind is as nimble and as sharp as ever and can still penetrate deep into the shadows. But as Poirot and Mrs. Oliver and Superintendent Spence reopen the long-closed case, a startling discovery awaits them. And if memory serves Poirot (and it does!), crime-like history-has a tendency to repeat itself.

I really liked this book!  Classic Agatha Christie writing.  She sets up the story and then leads you along with all the clues.  I didn't get the clue I needed to solve the mystery until almost at the end of the book.  I can't really tell too much with out giving the ending away.  So I'll just say if you like reading classic mysteries, this is the book for you.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


yea I know it's Wednesday, so I'm a day behind.  Heather over at Books and Quilts is the host for Needlework Tuesday.  Everyone gets to share what they have been working on.  I've been working on a new Afghan.  I first saw this over at Heather's place.  It is a Crochet Along and is taking place over at Red Heart Yarn.  The Afghan is called, Checkerboard's Texture Throw.  I've got 2 of the blocks done.  The Cross Stitched block and I've gotten a couple of the Granny Square blocks done.  They put out a new pattern for this Afghan every 2 weeks.  This Crochet Along started January 22. 

This is my Cross Stitch Block.
This is my Granny Square Block

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I finished up 2 afghans this week.  The Candy Stripe Afghan is done.
And the Granny Got Color Afghan is finished.  The link will take you to the post I made about this Afghan.  I was going to make it a little bigger, but decided it was big enough. 

Friday, February 7, 2014


afternoon the hubby was looking out the living room window.  Bella decided to jump on his back and look too.
Then she decided to watch a little t.v. while she was there.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Luke fell asleep on the couch before he got to his bed.  He was tuckered out.  I've made it Sepia toned, because it dulls the colors down, the couch, pillows and blanket were blocking out Luke.  You couldn hardly see him with all the colors.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


You ever start at one blog and wind up going to lots of other blogs?  I do it a lot.  I visit a friend's blog and see something interesting at their blog.  Click on their link and it leads me to another blog and on I hopping.  Well I did that today.  I can't even remember where I   Anyway I ended up at Bev's place....My Reader's Block.  She is hosting a reading challenge.  As I was reading the challenge it made think about books.  Which I must confess I've not been reading much lately.  I think I burned myself out....but would really like to get back into reading again.  I miss it lots.  And one of my favorite books to read is mysteries.  My favorite mystery writer is Agatha Christie.  I have lots of her books on my book shelf.    Bit I've gotten off subject.

Bev has a reading challenge I want to participate in.  Don't know if I'll finish it, but would really like to try it.  It's called....Vintage Mystery Bingo.  I'm going for the Silver Mystery Bingo.

Now all I have to do is find the appropriate books to read.  Don't forget to head to Bev's place to check this out.  She also has lots of other reading challenges at her place.  Just do some browsing and you may go blog hopping too!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Luke likes to make faces when you take his picture.  Or he gets right up on top of you.  So I think this picture definitely fills the frame.

Monday, February 3, 2014


these are the scavenger's of the back yard.  They flock in and gobble up all the garbage we throw out.  I'm not sure, but I think they are Starlings.  They are very noisy birds.