Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Long time, My how time flies

Hello Fellow Bloggers and Friends n Family!!!!

Been busy on the home front. Not going to say all of it is 'constructive' but busy. I have managed to get in a little knitting here and there, a tad of tatting, a bit of crocheting,,, gardening, having a BLAST with the grand babies!!! And learning some strategic games online. Otherwise you will likely find me in facebook.

However,,, I have a couple of friends are working on me, getting me back into the tatting mood. The past 9-10 months have been a little rough, dealing with some issues. Hopefully they are subsiding, would be better is they would disappear completely :)

Anyway,,, I'm going to try to make an effort to do a little more blogging. A couple of ppl have told me they miss me blogging. :) Thanks ladies!

Well about all for now. I do have tons of knitting pics, some tatting pic, from my last tatting exchange I think to post when I get to it. And a little crocheting.

Miss you all here in blogging land!!! Have a great week and STAY SAFE!!! Many Blessings!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WoW Very Interesting!!!! And So RIGHT!!!!

People, read very closely, this man was a genius!

One very smart man

Thomas Jefferson in some cases could be called a prophet.

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe ..
Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson

Very Interesting Quote

In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in
'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm a WINNER!!!!!


Well I can't say now that I 'never' win anything! Just after I seen on TattingChic's blog about the giveaway she was doing, I enter, then went to check out a little more about this : One World~One Heart giveaway that was taking place.
Next thing I am entering a bunch of them (word of warning after entering a bunch of these, don't check the 'receive mails' for the message. One's box fills quite quickly. LOL!!!

Well,,,I got up this morning to find a message waiting for me, I had one one of the drawing!!!! WHOOO HOOOOO!!!!
You can go here to see what I won! Thank you soooo much Lori for drawing my name!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Handy Dandy Site!!!!!

How many times do we come across some pretty awesome patterns or articles, we would like to print out (for personal use ONLY), but run into the problem of a lot of unwanted stuff too,,,,

Well check out this pretty neat site I have recently been using:

You can also save your pattern, etc in a pdf file or HTML as well!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Update On My Little Pom Buddy!

Wanted to post a quick update. Peach is now home! We got her home yesterday afternoon. She is definitely almost back to her old self again. It is so great having her home!
I am a little upset with the vet's office. The told me over the phone I had a little credit coming,,,,, LITTLE is RIGHT, a whole whopping .72 cents. They made it sound like it was definitely more than that. Then there was NO instruction care at all, just 1 bottle of anti-biotic and 1 bottle of Vitamin K pills to give her,,,,,,and then they left the 'IV' needle (stint) in her leg still. And like I said not a single set of instructions!
At least she is OK though!
Here is a picture of our furry baby!
This is a few years ago it was taken though. She hasn't really changed any.

It is also snowing today. At least we had a nice break from 'new' snow. Though the last week almost 2 we didn't have much melting as temps stayed pretty cold. This weekend is when another 'artic' front is coming and it is suppose to get back down into the single digits again! UGH!!!
I won't get it done today, But I'll try get all of my latest tattings, and knittings posted this weekend.
Hope everyone is ready or is having a GREAT WEEKEND!!! Stay warm all of you in COLD areas!!!
Blessings N Thank you for your prayers for our little dog. Please add our youngest son to prayers now!

Monday, January 19, 2009

I must apologize,,,,

I must apologize to everyone who takes the time to read my blogs. I didn't get the tatting posted for a few reasons. First we ended up getting our grand daughter for the weekend. The got to also have 'Mom' 'Dad' and 2nd grand daughter for Sunday afternoon. Besides I was working on finishing up a couple projects I had going and now today,,,well today our little Pomeranian isn't doing too good. We don't know what is wrong with her. I am praying she will make it through the night and I can take her to the vet in the morning. We don't have the money in anyway,,,so I don't know if they will even look at her. If there was a way I would take her right now. But this little town,,,I doubt we could get someone to look at her anyway.

Anyway. I'll post things when I get the chance. And update you all. Right now, I just can't focus too well.
Catch you later, Blessings,

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rosebuds After Below Zero temps

Here are some photos I took of what was left of my rosebuds during our 'below zero' weather we had in Early Dec, late Nov.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Well during all those snowfalls,,,, as most of you know I have been doing knitting, tatting and crocheting. Here is a little of what I got some recent photos of that I have done.

This Blue Heron I made special for a friend as a 'Get Healed quick" gift along with these two tribbles. All in her fav colors. She LOVES blue herons, so when I first found this pattern free, I couldn't resist making it for her. The 'water' line I couldn't quite get to turn out right. But as long as the heron did, that is what counts! (A tribble is the small round scrubbie thing)
This "skate" is our Jan Knit-A-Long for a group I joined for making these dishcloths. I used a smaller yarn for it. Most use a 4 ply worsted cotton yarn. I happen to have some 3 ply sportweight and thought I would give it a try. I really like the way it turned out.
This one is another, using the the same 'single rose' I did awhile back in pink. Only this one was done again in the 3 ply in a pale yellow, though it didn't turn out in the photo. My light wasn't quite right.
For my Dec KAL,,, the pattern was a snowman several people had problems with the pattern. After ripping it out and starting over several times (I think close to about 8 times) I decided to use the graph that was with the pattern (at the end of the Knit along that is). Took some doing, but I figured it out.

This dishcloth below is the mid-Dec KAL. I didn't do it, it was using techniques I haven't done, besides I was too busy with other projects that were needing done. This one was done by my neighbor who is teaching me and joined too. I had gave her this yarn, since she didn't have any cotton yarn. I was surprised when she gave me the end product. Isn't it GORGEOUS??? Yep this one is definitely 'too pretty' to use as a dishcloth. I will use this one as a doily.
Sorry I didn't get any of my dishcloths/washcloths blocked before taking the pics. Hope you enjoyed looking at them anyway.

Happy Knitting And Blessings!!!!

Tomorrow I'll post some tatting!!!

Winter's Blankets!!!

Here are some winter pictures I've taken just from our snows starting about mid Dec.Here is one of the places where hubby works. I went on a ride with him through the boss' place. This first pic looks 'foggy' but actually it is the snowfalling hard and huge snowflakes!

The fresh truck tracks we just made through the field.

Can you see the HUGE flakes falling???

Here is the middle of our yard from the first heavy snowfall.

Poor bird seeking refuge & food!

This was the next heavy snowfall we had! Remember on south of us only about 20-30 miles they got about twice the amount of snow each time!!!

These are some 'after dark' shots I got of our daughter and our porch. This is the snow fall we got just as temp were FINALLY warming up after almost 3 weeks of below zero (Fahrenheit) temps. You can also see how REALLY HUGE the snowflakes got!
These below are some pictures I got today after having about 3-4 days of melting. Today we hit a HIGH heat wave of 42 degree F. We are almost at t-shirt weather LOL!!! It sure feels like anyway. This is what I have been keeping busy shoveling our of our parking spots, walk ways (for us, to critters and for our renter), besides keeping the roof of our double-wide trailer cleaned off. Thankfully most of the snow until the very very last one was all powder snows so it was pretty easy to keep shoveled. Definitely getting my exercise this year. They have said we have even broken records this year going back to the 50's or earlier this year. This really ISN'T a normal winter here. We usually don't get this much in one snowfall, let alone 3-5 like we got this winter. And usually around here we only have about one week 'maybe' of temps that get below 0,,,not 3-4 in a row.

Is anyone ready for the tropics yet LOL we sure are!!!