Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Big post!

First two finishes to share with you. The tablecloth for the church.
And an afghan for a friend.

Jack is very busy with another baby quilt. He still has more to do after this one as well.
I am now working on another afghan for the same friend. A fall theme one in Simply soft yarn. Thinking I may need to make myself one as well!
Jack bought me a Christmas cactus and a double white amaryllis. I also got a tablecloth on sale for the round table. Am waiting for a little two foot Christmas tree to arrive for the dining room. It was supposed to be delivered today but having my doubts about that.
 Here is a little Carolina wren that was very busy the other day hopping here and there and scolding Sylvia.
And now enjoy a whole lot of Sylvia!

Thanks for visiting! Huggles and blessings and an awesome Thanksgiving to all who will be celebrating it Thursday!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Life happens and then you crochet!

Again I have been missing for far too long! I do not remember if I mentioned my Jack started suffering from anemia in March and despite prescription iron, is still not over it and they do not know why. Therefore I am doing as much as I can so Jack can save his limited strength and do what he can as he can. He has managed to finish almost all the painting repair and light hanging in the bathroom. So he does what he can! At times I am to tired or headachey to even care to write a post and I am sorry for that.
That said let me share some pictures of silly Sylvia the garden leopard.

 We have had way to much rain this past week. Saturday night and Sunday last week we had about 8 inches of rain. We have more coming tonight.

 The kids enjoyed it after church!
I have managed some crocheting and some weaving too. And got some discontinued yarn for 99 cents a skein.

We also took the top from an old coffee table we had, bought a base for it and some chairs at a flea market so now we have a kitchen table. I also found my Grandmother's everyday table cloth for it. Whilst rummaging, I also found the table cloths Jack stitched and put on the dining table.

Had a butterfly visitor too!
Last night after Vespers at church, our priest and his wife gave us these lovely snake plants!They are also known as mother in law tongue.
Leaves are just beginning to change here and we had a lovely sunrise this morning.

Lastly I leave you with my latest read. I have not gotten far as I am buried in commissions for crochet work, but it is a good book thus far..

Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Where did July go?

I really do not know how July slipped away from me. Can I blame it on turning 60 on the 15th? LOL! So what has it been like for us? Mostly rainy and stormy and cool until August.
While we were in church on a Sunday morning a storm blew in and took one of the large oaks down behind our house. It was loud! The night before the thunder had been so bad it shook a cross off the wall in our bathroom and brought down some limbs. The guys at church are still trying to get the tree cut up.

We also had a beautiful foggy morning one day last week.
I finished up a lap blanket for a friend.
Played around with some plastic canvas too. Can you read it? Focus on the center blue patch.
Just today I finished a cross centerpiece for another friend.
And I am working on a shawl for myself. One can never have to many shawls! It iscalled Grandmother's German shells or something like that.
Jack and I found a sweet little table for seven dollars for sitting our tea tray on in the mornings. I plan to restain and stencil on it in the fall. And I go a new teapot to set on it. A nice big one for the days I am in serious need of tea!

And what is Sylvia up to you ask? Well she has decided she likes to go out in the backyard now or hang out on the deck with me. It then requires foot washing and naps!

It is also great fun to sneak into a cabinet when mom is trying to put away sodas!
And Jack and I are busily repairing and painting the inside of the house in two shades of silver. We started in our pink bathroom! Sorry for the bad picture. We are nearly done with it now.
I will leave you with a close up of my little spiderwort. It is a species of Wandering Jew.
Thanks for visiting. Huggles and blessings.