Sunday, August 30, 2015

YOP Week #9


Not a lot of progress on handwork this week but there was progress elsewhere.   Part of the problem is that things got shoved into containers haphazardly getting ready for company and now I have to search for things and not sure where I stashed them! LOL!  It takes longer to "unearth" my supplies, that and Miss Peeps causes me to have to put everything away or she will destroy it!
I did make progress on the secret Christmas present (one of many) and I am now on the second section of unnamed gift........
  I had to take a tutorial on You Tube for joining squares "invisibly" and I found a wonderful one that had 5 different ways to join squares by a young man from Crochet Crowd.  It was excellent...just look for yourself!
  Learning takes time and you go through a lot of tutorials that aren't what you're looking for or aren't very good until you find the right one but this one is on my list now so I can go back to it.  I highly recommend it!  So, I have a few squares to stitch together but each one gets faster...a great t.v. project this week.
You've heard of the "man cave"?  Well, I have a "woman cave" now where I can go to get away from Miss Peeps for a bit and close the door and work "uninterrupted".  It's my middle bedroom which has a hide-a-bed but with the guests gone it is now going to be my crafts room.  I got the closets cleaned out a few weeks back and maybe 1/2 the room but there is more work to be done and I need to organize the rest of my fabrics and yarn and bring it in here when I'm done.  Right now it is residing in my dining room (fabric and sewing) and my guest room (yarns).  Someday Miss Peeps will have learned the rules here but for now God isn't finished with her yet...or me either for that matter! LOL!
I also spotted another WIP that I can't wait to get back to but need to have a "finish" before I drag that one out too.  The fabric on the couch is what I think I will be using for my quilt binding.  I laid it out there to see..I had my quilt in there earlier.  I need to unearth my cutting board and actually get a bigger one.  But things are progressing along with the daily chores and maintenance.

Here's another side of my crafts room but the table that stuff is sitting on will be going to the Thrift Store, I've decided.  So, that area will change.
I hope you had a good week and that the fires are out and the flooding has receded and whatever else anyone might be dealing with.  Be careful out there and have a good week ahead!
Happy Trails!



Saturday, August 29, 2015

Task mistress.....

I have my list and only wish I had the energy to get it all done but I trudge forward and today was definitely "trudging".  Yesterday, I was full of energy and I had gotten up at 1:30 am and managed to stay up until 8:15 last night before I turned the light out.  I love it when that happens which isn't often.  It's a gift from heaven!  I finished August's financials, watered outside, did 2 loads of laundry and cleaned up the house.  In the afternoon the Dish guy came and fixed my problems and laid longer cable as my t.v.'s were all on "short leashes".  After he left late afternoon, I made some cookies.
My favs....crispy, slightly burnt, peanut butter cookies.  Yes, I really do like them a little burnt!
 When my daughter was here we took a trip to the thrift store.  I had some stuff to donate and I also needed some new "duds".  I got 2 pairs of jeans and a pair of khaki's and some blouses.  Nothing cost me over $4.00.  I am no longer "stylish" but I am comfortable.  I love the ones I got as they are all 3/4 sleeve which is just what I like else I end up having to roll them up.   





I was so tired last night I couldn't even watch the newly fixed t.v. reception! LOL!
Today it rained here...go figure....last week we had 100% chance and not a drop...today we had 10% and it poured.  I'm grateful for it though.  I took recycling and stopped at the market for a few items and came home and ironed most of the afternoon.  I did manage to audition a few fabrics for the binding on my quilt but that was about all.  Evidently, I can still work hard but it takes me 2 days to recover from it! LOL!

Tonight is Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove on the Hallmark channel and then Dr. Blake mystery on PBS.  I hope to start joining my crochet squares too.  Enjoy your Saturday night!
Happy Trails!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fall Fridays!!!!

I can't help myself....I cannot wait for cool temps and frosty nights with the outside chores put away for Winter, fires in the fireplace, candles, soups on the stove and needlework on my lap....so until it gets here (we're going back to the 90's next week with no rain in sight) I will be sharing some of my favorite fall "pins" and projects I hope to work on.
My favorite is the last one on the lower right corner with the lights.  I checked it and there are directions/hints and I've written down supplies needed so we'll see.   There are other cute ones too.



 This looked interesting and I love to use my crockpot when I can.........

 I think I told you that I've wanted to make my own decorations etc. for each holiday and this one looked like a nice start from Country Stitches
 I have always "had a hankering" to make one of those pumpkin rolls as I've tasted them and they are darn yummy.  But I really don't want to go to all that length.....this looks much easier....I'm after the taste not the looks..............
 I doubt if I'll get to this but it would be pretty on the mantle...........I'm thinking candles inside though....battery operated with an automatic on and off.....yes, I'm lazy..........
 Another easy project with darling results............and lots faster than the ones I crocheted last year and much bigger........
 Love this sweet little cross stitch from Prairie Schooler
 I used to cross stitch years ago and loved their patterns then............
 This is an absolutely gorgeous table runner and I would love to make it but we'll see how far I get with my fall decorations/projects.  I may not get much if anything done but a girl can dream!
 So Happy Fall to you even if it is a bit early...........
YESTERDAY I:
painted sill on front door
painted another half of the shed coat #2
sprayed "poisonous everything" in the yard
mixed up more spray
unloaded some bags of rocks
pulled weeds
cleaned up house
knitted on section 2 of Christmas present

Happy Trails...Dish comes today, more painting and more laundry......boring! LOL!
P.S.  The above "pins" are all on my Pinterest Fall board if you need further info.