Monday, May 12, 2014

Good Monday to you all!

I told you yesterday that last week had been busy......too beat to blog but I did take pictures so here's what I was up to while I wasn't in front of my fact this was from over a week ago when I went to the Garden Club sale........this is a very interesting set of books for the grandchildren to have when they're here.  It's from the 1970's and it is called The Bookshelf For Boys and Girls.  There are 9 volumes and each one is different.  There's Stories and Songs, Nature and Science, Things to Make  and much more.  I thought it was from the 50's from the illustrations.  It's in excellent condition and I think I got each book for .50 or maybe .75
 Actually, there were 2 phenomenal "bargains of the day" t.v. in my kitchen had died awhile back and I have only one t.v. now that I cart back and forth between the living room and my bedroom.  I really wanted a little t.v. in the kitchen again but couldn't see spending the money.  Lo and behold guess what I got for $5.00 at the sale?  An exact duplicate of my kitchen t.v. except this one is black and my old one was white!  Do you believe it?  It works perfectly for only $5.00!  I was overjoyed!
The second bargain of the day was a bed frame for my guest bed.  I had sold the bedroom set but didn't realize that the headboard and frame were all one piece.  So my mattress and box springs have been sitting on the floor for quite awhile now.  I priced frames at Walmart but they wanted $70.00 and I just couldn't part with $70.00 at the time.  I got a frame with wheels for $5.00 (an older much sturdier one than the one at Wal-Mart)!  I know!!!!  Amazing right?
Even though it was a couple weeks ago I still get excited about the deals I got for things I needed.
I am one lucky gal.....the thrift store angels were definitely with me that day!
I also got this basket for .25 I think.......
and these 2 golf books for my son-in-law for his birthday.
That day will stick in my memory for a long time!  There's nothing like a great bargain for something you've actually been shopping for and need.....what a feeling!  I hope you enjoyed my "thrifty" adventure.  TTYL!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

So sorry I have not been around this week.  I got all involved with going to the LYS and signing up for another CAL this time (a crocheted necklace) and there was shopping and errands and bills and who knows what else but the week just flew by!  I'm hoping to stay closer to home this week.  I will catch up with everyone too.  I've also been putting my health and walking and the girl's health first and foremost and we are all the better for it.  I'll blog it all daily this coming week.  
Meanwhile for YOP Sunday I have been doing well on my projects for this year and also one for next which wasn't on this year's list but it's the KAL (my first) at my LYS.  It will count towards next year.
No progress on the amigurumi or the bee blanket but the sock is coming along and I'm on the gusset now as I've just turned the heel.

You're probably tired of looking at it ........
Here's something KAL at the first "large" square is done and I'm just now attaching the yarn for square no. 2 which is a rectangle...
Here's the pattern I colored for far this is a lot of fun!  Each patch is separate and you pick up stitches and do a knit cast on to connect the patches.  There are 3 sizes too.  I'm doing the smallest but I can see more of these in my future as they are so enjoyable and the color combinations are endless.  It's all done in worsted weight too.  The striped rectangles are going to be a variegated yarn.
Tami, the owner of the LYS gave us each a sweet little bag yesterday and wished us all a Happy Mother's Day.........
and look what was inside mine.......isn't it precious?  A fitting for me since I am determined to be a great sock knitter......some day.  I've never had one of these fancy marker's before.  Thank you so much Tami and I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day too!
I 've done a few more squares on my Dottie Angel blanket..........
and picked up a few more colors when I went to Wal-mart
I got this soft and snuggly yarn to make another Bunny Buddy for Grayson and then Sam too.
I got this for the cat bed that's on my YOP was supposed to be for Grace for this last Christmas.  This yarn has all her fur colors in it so hopefully it won't show all the cat hair that will cling to it.
That's all the fiber projects that are going on this week.
For Mother's Day I am making funnel cakes for myself with fresh strawberries, casting on new projects and working on old ones and it's going to start raining any minute here so I'll have perfect weather for sitting in my easy chair, stuffing my face full of funnel cake and knitting and/or crocheting while keeping an eye on the weather in Iowa where my children and grandchildren live.  The whole state of Iowa is under a threat for severe weather today.  Stay safe, happy and healthy where ever you are and enjoy "your day"!  Happy Trails!
P.S.  I'll catch up with ya'll this coming week....I promise!