Monday, October 20, 2014

More Hats & Thrift Shop Finds

Hello all, and happy Monday to you!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  All is well here.  I am on my last day of an antibiotic for a sinus infection and bronchitis.  Still coughing and blowing, but feeling better than I had been.  Whew!

I’ve been busy making hats.  A friend of a friend wanted a Mickey and Minnie hat for her twins’ first birthdays.  This is what I came up with.  Hope she likes them! This was the first time I put braids on a hat.  Can’t really say that I enjoyed the process.  LOL

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My daughter wanted a John Deere hat made for Lawson, since he has a cute JD jacket.  Well, you know me, I can’t make a hat for one grandson and not the other.  Next up will be a pink JD hat for Miss Adelyn. This picture is of my husband, Clayton and Lawson.  I was acting like a doofus behind the camera trying to get Lawson to smile.  Seems to have worked on the other two as well.  LOL

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Now for some thrift store finds from last week.

I absolutely love vases, and couldn’t resist this pretty flowered one. I got it for 79 cents.

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I also have a thing for pink lately, and I thought this plate was pretty.  Turned out it was half off, so I got it for a quarter.  This plate, and the above vase, I got at the new Salvation Army store.

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These next goodies were more expensive as I got them at Good Will.  Our Good Will store does not have cheap prices, compared to a lot of GW stores. I thought this would make a pretty vase.

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And this would, too.

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Last, but not least, this pretty pitcher.  Love it!

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Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hats….and a Doily

Hello all!  Hope this finds your week off to a great start!  All is well here.  Thought I’d share the hats I’ve been working on.  The three girly ones went to my granddaughter today, and I made each of the boys a “woodsy” colored one. The pics aren’t the greatest as the lighting hasn’t been the greatest. But without further ado…here are the hats!

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And here is Lawson wearing his when it was time for him to go home today.  He did not want it on.  LOL

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And here is the doily.  The pattern was the middle blue part, and then I continued on with the rest by myself.  Fun!

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

2014 Nature Photo Book

I’ve been getting lots of crocheting done lately (which I will share with you once I take pictures), and the digital layouts for my nature photo book is another thing I’ve been keeping busy with. Rick’s on 12 hour shifts, so that means when he is home he needs to sleep…therefore I try to be as quiet as possible.  Crocheting and working on digital layouts keeps me quiet!  LOL  Here are the pages that will be in my 8x8 photo book, once I get it printed.

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This will be the front cover:

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I have lots more nature pictures, but will have to wait and include them in my 2014 annual photo book.  Yes, I take a ton of pictures.  LOL

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

3 Strand DC Afghan

Yay!  I’m finished with the three strand double crochet afghan!  Woohoo!  It used up a fair amount of leftover yarns, and that was my goal. I took it outside today for a little photo shoot. It was too long to hang from the clothesline properly, so I threw a few inches of it over the back.  The last picture will show that.

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Thanks for stopping by, and here’s wishing you a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekend Tidbits

Hello, and I hope you are having a pleasant weekend.  I think I am getting yet another cold…but I do hope I am wrong.  Other than that, I’ve had a very nice weekend. Got to see two of my three grandchildren, had some delicious homemade pierogies (bought them at a festival), and Rick stopped at the Good Will store, for me, last night. I also have a new doily to share with you.  So, let’s get started, shall we?

First up…the doily.  It’s one where the pattern is several rows, and then I add on to it however I’d like.  I’m really having fun doing this!

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Now for my GW finds.  If you watch QVC, especially the cooking segments, you will recognize this stoneware!  I was surprised to find this in a GW store, but I snatched it right up. I had never bought any before because it is a bit more than my budget allows…but at the GW the larger dish was $4, and the smaller was $2.

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Lately, I’ve been obsessed with cute little bunnies, and I found this cutie for 99 cents.

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I got this little cup to use as a vase.

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I thought this was pretty with the flowers on it.  Rick pointed out that he thinks it is actually an ashtray.  I told him I don’t really care, I bought it because I like the floral design. I also bought a pretty pillowcase, but it’s in the wash, so I don’t have a picture of it yet.

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Last, but certainly not least, is this Donald Duck hat I made for my grandson, Lawson.  His mommy wanted it for Halloween, so I wanted to get one made and make sure it fits. If not, I’d have made another, but luckily this one seems to fit just fine. Whew!  I didn’t use a pattern for it, but I did find some pictures of Donald hats online, and used them as my guide.  I think Lawson likes his hat! Yay!!!

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That’s all for now, folks.  Thanks for stopping by.  I truly appreciate it!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Fall!

Happy Fall…or Autumn…whichever you prefer to call it.  Here in my neck of the woods it has been a beautiful week.  Today I decided I’d go out and enjoy nature a bit…with my camera, of course!

This first picture is from yesterday. I think this little lady was stopping on her journey to a warmer climate. I hadn't seen hummingbirds at my feeder for a few weeks, but was keeping food in it anyway. Glad I did, since she stopped by yesterday.

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I took this picture this morning.  We live on a hill, and our house is surrounded by tall oak trees. This seems as though it’s going to be a bumper crop year for acorns…which the wildlife are going to enjoy.

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I love how this goldenrod picture turned out!

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Our view on the other side of the road.

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This is our home.  As you can see…we are surrounded by tall oak trees!

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Beautiful asters!

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The bouquet of flowers I gathered while out walking.

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my Fall pictures!  Have a great day!