Stuff about me and my dogs, my hubs and from time to time a rant.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dec. 30, 2008

Almost a New Year with new challanges and a brand new slate to write on. I love blank books and a new pen, so I can plan in my head what I will write. And a New Year is the same.
Other people also help fill my blank pages with their stories.
This past year was lonely because it was a year in August we lost Dad. This year was sad because my plant closed and I was afraid of losing the friends I had made there. This year was great because I got to see my granddaughter graduate high school. This year was great because I got to spend two weeks with the world's best sister, yes Peggy that is you. This year was great because I have a job.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

It is almost time for Santa to come, and I am just real excited. I have time off from work and my DH is cooking dinner for us, so I can crochet, knit, read, nap and just generally be a crafting lump on the sofa.
Life is soooooo good! It is just wonderful the Blessings I have.
For those of you who celebrate...Merry Christmas, for those who don't Joyful Day... and a Festavus for the restofus.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Week

Well it is almost here, Christmas that is. And it will be a wonderful one.
I have finished all my doggie blankets and have crocheted a couple of baby sweaters, and have a scarf on my needles that I am knitting.
Got to run to the store and get makings for Christmas Dinner. And maybe a couple of skiens of yarn will jump in my basket.
I have a month of genealogy homework to do and turn in, but have two and a half days off this week to get that done.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I have 5 and a half done. I am sewing the last one together now, I will never edge another one in black. I think I will have to wait to a sun shiney day to get it together.
Now I am going to have time to start the great grand baby due end of April some baby things. I want to do a couple of sets, blankets, sweaters, hats, booties things.
We will know in January what color yarn to buy, but I have been looking and found some really preaty colors in Vanna's yarn. There is a varigated green that I think will look very nice knitted up, and I have a very boy looking one planned also...we will see.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Okay not raving today

I have finished the 4th Blanket, and have not taken pictures yet, and I have squares done for number 5. I am going to put it together today.
One more then I am going to start knitting for my next great grandchild. I want to do something for Edy ( the first and bestest ggd). But I don't know what yet.
Stay tuned!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Orange Yarn

Orange Yarn, when did I buy orange yarn? Was I planning to knit pumpkins?

The trouble with a stash of yarn is that I forgot what I stashed, and I am now finding out I am the kind of person who buys orange yarn.

Not School color orange, street cone orange.So I am hoping the animals that I made this for won't mind that a crazy person who buys orange yarn used it for them.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday 12/4/08

Almost Christmas, when did this happen? Anyway got my third blankie done. Ready to wash and send to it's new animal.
Short post tonight..not much to say.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Monday, and I have been up since 2am..yawn. Well I have a test tomorrow night that I need to study for, which is good as I have about 2' of a blanket that needs froged. Pattern I made up just does not work.
Starting over is good for the soul.Starting over is good for the soul.Starting over is good for the soul.Starting over is good for the soul.Starting over is good for the soul. And so on.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

2nd Blanket for No Kill Shelter

Today is rough, it is raining and old bones are not happy. Instead of crocheting on a "G" hook today I am knitting on 17" knitting needles, easier on the hurting hands. But I have one more Blanket done
I am still going to make 6 blankets for the shelter before Christmas...I may have to learn to knit with my feet..LOL. This is where the biting off more than I can chew comes in...
Oh well, come on snow. I am waiting to be snowed in and knitting and being happy not to have to be out in it.
I am getting me ready to join Weight Watchers again. This time I want to learn and change habits, not just diet. I know my biggest challange is portions ( would you like to supersize that?), and being addicted to sweets.
I am waiting till they offer free regisration, they ususally do at the first of the year. And starting a notebook for recipes, tips and stuff like that.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Save The Children

This is for Save the Children.

Hat for American Indian

I made this hat for an American Indian who lives on a reservation. Our American Indians live in poverty and I hope this keeps one head a little warmer.
It was donated thru All Crafts 4 Charity and if you have hands and a skill, please look them up and do one thing for them.

This is for a local no kill shelter. The animal gets the blankie while they are there, then takes it to their new home when they are adopted.

This is for Kato and Murphy Brown. Two dogs who let me love them.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Today is a day of studing for my next test. Making some squares and putting something in the slow cooker.
It had turned from Indian Summer into cold. I am close to the river and like to take my puppies for walks down by the river. This time of year the wind off of the water is cold, and will get worse as the days roll on.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I started my great grandbaby due in April a Granny Square blanket yesterday afternoon. It is in pastel colors and a pattern based on the button pattern.
I also will make one square for charity for each one I make for him/her. That way two babies will get a new blanket.
When I get off work today, I am going to get a bag ready to take tomorrow to make up a class I missed Monday, then to a job interview. Part time job..thank you economy.
All day tomorrow is about school and getting ready for a test on Monday. Then we start getting ready to take the final exam.
Does it make sense that I am taking a final exam and getting a second great grandchild?
All for today

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Today is going to be busy. I work full time and take a tax class. Today is school and I will be running from now 8:34 am till late tonight.
I also knit and crochet for my family and for charity. So in my spare time today I will work on that.
So far I am pretty boring, but this is my first post.
I am working on a little pink sweater for charity, along with squares to send off before December.
I also have a test to study for and the final is right before Thanksgiving.
All for now!