Wednesday, November 16, 2011


They say it makes the heart grow fonder...however I feel like I am a slacker! My son has a very severe illness and is in need of a double lung transplant now. He has been released from the hospital after a month and a half in the pulmonary care and intensive care units. It is going to be a long haul for us I fear.

I believe that I am going to be posting in here a bit more often as I am going to need to have the sanity break.

The picture is of two of my grand daughters working on a pirate crazy quilt from Crazy Rebecca's (Etsy) while we wait for my son to come out of surgery.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Every Tuesday... right...

I am just not trying hard enough to hold myself to a schedule I think. The MS seems to think that I don't really need one. LOL
With the many people I know in town who are a bit freaked from the continuous "sorry folks ... we ruined your budget" news. (up to and including stationing the military around the country to control riots if there is a collapse) I have to say... why does anyone listen to the fear porn that is going on around the air waves anyway? Why not just be ready to take care of you and yours for a short period of time as has always been The American Way ?
Having a stocked pantry isn't hard, you just have to buy that extra something when it is on sale and put it on the shelf. You use what you store, you store what you use, and you never have to panic when company drops in at dinner on how to expand it to feed them.
You don't have to go to the extent of having a years supply on hand, although I think it is wise. I would suggest a good radio with weather and emergency bands. You should have some food and water to get you and yours through a week or two in case of real emergencies... remember Haiti?
Katrina ring a bell for anyone?
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The MonSter...

got me. I am only beginning to come back to day to day life again. It seems to have left me with a seizure pattern that is active so I am going to be trying to make myself post on Tuesdays as a exercise in getting back to it.
Thank you all very much for your patience.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

sorry for the delay...

pneumonia has laid me low for a week or so.

I have done much of nothing this past week except cough and fuss.

Still working on the knitted brown scarf and the quilt squares. I should have pictures by tomorrow.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Knit wash cloths

This weekend I managed to put together enough of these to stock my kitchen! I think that there are eight of them!!!
Now I can just match them with a kitchen towel and have a clean one every day.

I joined in a scrappy 9 patch block swap so I will be posting some of those also.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

tea tray pretties

The potluck Sunday was a great success. Such great people and ideas. I was going by the "25% rule" of RSVP... but everyone showed up and it was standing room only!
The crochet and knit items are the busting of the cotton stash! Wash cloths, coasters, and hot pads.

tea tray pretties

The potluck Sunday was a great success. Such great people and ideas. I was going by the "25% rule" of RSVP... but everyone showed up and it was standing room only!
The crochet and knit items are the busting of the cotton stash! Wash cloths, coasters, and hot pads.

Friday, February 11, 2011

So far so good with the crochet baby blanket project. I have enough squares to make centers for about 12 baby blankets. Busy day today as I have to go into Denver! More later in the weekend. Oh the big black blob on the couch is Dusty Mae!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A challenge!

Well... part of this years goals are to de junk our lives. Ummm...yeah... that stash... I think I must use it up before buying anything else. Recalling all those times past when I thought "that once I had time on my hands I will make THIS!". I would now have to say "yeah... right!". So we moved to the smaller house last summer. Then there was this Storage Unit... once again... paying for somewhere to keep the junk that we haven't let go of yet. Some was the art studio stuff... now my 'studio room'... is floor to ceiling-wall to wall...STUFF! Very good artsy creative stuff... but stuff!
I am going to endeavor to use it all up. No buying anything else (except small items to finish that project I have lost parts to) I am going to use it and stop it from being money that was wasted. I may need to open a etsy store. There is beads, yarn, fabric, leather, glass, baskets, and boxes, and sacks of quilts that never happened.... know the drill.
Last night I opened the first box of yarn and started baby blankets to go to my favorite charities. These will be simple granny squares turned into something warm and maybe worth making someone else's memories. I have a picture of the first squares!
I suppose that this is going to end up being somewhere between the Anyway Project and something that I have learned from Won't promise to buy nothing... just going to do up all these projects before I buy another crafty thing.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Orange blossoms

I have to say that the house smells like heaven! My tangerine trees have begun to blossom. The indoor tomatoes have gotten some kind of bug and I don't know how much longer they are going to hold up. Good thing it is about time to sow seed for the 2011 growing season.
Winter has been an on again off again thing this year... but it is ON again now. Last Friday it was in the +60f range... today I think it is something like -20f. SO ... I am not going outside till it thaws again... like Friday! when it should be in the 40's again.
Today is a make a pot of soup day. I think curried rice and chicken sounds good.
All ya'll stay warm and prepared.
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We have all kinds of disaster preparation stuff there so that we don't need to worry about you!
You don't need to buy from us (though I encourage it!), but get prepared to take care of yourself in case of a rough patch in your road.