You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for you because of what you have done. ~ Psalm 92:4, NLT

Friday, April 4, 2014

All Good Intentions

I had intended to make a quilted picture from the flour sack. Life just gets in the way. I'll get it done eventually. I always do, but it is a miserable time of year for a person with allergies. My son and I are in competition to see who can sneeze the most! I got a gentle reminder this morning that my project is due tomorrow. No way is that possible. I never used to be a procrastinator, but as I get older, I sure am now. So sorry to Emily. I love the flour sack & think it'll be a great picture.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A new book

Yesterday I received a new book that I had ordered from (the above picture is from them, too). A Birthday present to myself.  I also have the first of Carol Hopkins' books, Civil War Legacies I, which I enjoyed very much. This one looks wonderful, and I am hoping to make at least a couple of small quilts from it!

Tomorrow is my 65th Birthday. Just another day I suppose, but it seems special to me. Sixty-five years is a milestone. After my husband died, right after my 50th Birthday, I didn't figure I'd have that many more Birthdays, but here I am.  Shizuku-chan (our cat), and I celebrate our Birthdays on the same day. She will be 16 tomorrow, and  was born in Ei-cho, Japan, when my daughter was living there and teaching English in the local elementary schools.  Sixteen is old for a cat, but she gets around pretty good, and her eyes are clear and bright. She and I are just "two old girls". I hope that she and I have a few more years to make a difference. Hope Spring has arrived where you are. It is looking "hopeful" here!

God Bless!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mr. Moose


My son and I usually stop by the Elkin Goodwill Store on Saturdays. Today he found this plush, stuffed  moose head. It seemed to be attracting a lot of attention, and Donald said that he had to keep two old ladies from grabbing it away from him. Just plain strange. Actually, I kind of like the moose and named him "Mr. Moose" after the moose on Captain Kangaroo, the kid's show on tv in the 1950's (remember that?). I didn't do so well, and only found a "Peter Rabbit" (Beatrix Potter) vase and a snack dish that was made in Korea. Both are rather ordinary and not really worth photographing. Well, Spring Break ends tomorrow and both my grown children go back to their jobs at the college on Monday.....unless the bad weather comes in that they are predicting.  It has been a very unusual winter. It was 70 degrees today, and ice storm predicted tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. Spring will come least I hope so. 
God Bless!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Green Sweater

Yesterday I finished my first World Vision, Knit for Kids sweater. It is supposed to be a size 8, but I think it turned out a bit larger. They say that no matter the size, it will fit someone!!  I love this pattern, and the sizes range from a 2 to a 10. Bev's Country Cottage has done some fine-tuning with it and has lowered it to a size 6 months. I adapted it for my Build-a-Bear sweater last year. I have made and given away several of those!! After five years or so of making Prayer Shawls, I thought it was time to move on to something else. The patterns for these sweaters can be found on the internet for free. The yarn I used is Red Heart "Glowworm", and I used size 7 needles.  Have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


This is the first really big snow storm since the year 2000 (that was in February, also). So far we have had ten inches!! It is snowing again, and we may get an inch or more before it is all done!  Growing up in Michigan, I am very familiar with all aspects of snow.  Lovely to look at, but don't drive in it if you don't have to!  Luckily, both my children work at the Community College, and it is closed in bad weather. I have been remembering the snows from my childhood all morning. I'm glad I live in NC where we don't have to live through this very often!!  I am working on a "World Vision"  (kids) sweater. Photo when I am finished.   The above photo taken by my son...note that you cannot even see the road!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Crocheted Sweater

This is a photo of a sweater my daughter just completed. It is the first one she has ever made, and it
 is crocheted. She used  bulky yarn, and a size L hook, and this sweater  will go to a charity she supports.  Since before the Holidays she has been making loomed and crocheted  items, such as hats, scarves and afghan squares, etc. I have given her a few things to send, also. These items go to Africa to a group called "Knit-a-Square", an online group that makes clothing items and blankets for AIDS victim's  children and orphans.

  We had snow on Tuesday, it amounted to about two inches. I love to see the snow, but hate the temps in the teens!!  I think everyone I know is hoping for an early Spring this year! God Bless!!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I really hate winter!

It has been very cold, even colder than most Januarys, and we have had more precipitation than most winters also. I am staying inside as much as I can, but still have to drive my son back and forth to work everyday. Have not sewn much, have not knitted much, but have managed to make a few crocheted  Prayer Shawls for the hospital. No Prayers and Squares meeting since December 2nd. I feel like I am in hibernation. Awful winters make us appreciate Spring more, don't you think?  Thank God for hot tea!!  God Bless.....

Wednesday, December 18, 2013