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Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like
stitch at a time taken patiently.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Closing in on 30, and let's have some pie !

No, not 30 years old, I passed that milestone some twenty something years ago.  It's almost 30 degrees outside, the sunshine is out and about and all the dusting we had  of snow is now gone. Spring has rebounded.
I have wanted for so long to do two things, grow rhubarb and make a rhubarb pie. I'm still working on the first part.  But I did find some beautiful Rhubarb at the store yesterday, I only bought 2 stalks because it 5.99 a lb. Really? So I bought some strawberries to go with and this morning I fashioned up a pie. It's in the oven as we speak. Sometimes you have to leave well enough alone, and other times it's good to try something new. I did both today making that pie. I went back to the pie crust which works for me. I get ansy making pie crusts. I'm getting better at it.
Remember Lisa's squares from some posts back?  I bought a pillow form yesterday, and I have taken one of the squares and am going to finish it off to make the pillow top. I'd like to cover the pillow in fabric, she loves flowers and one may say that she is a Horticultorist by trade. So I thought something with flowers for the pillow, and then fix the crochet motif she crochet on the front of the pillow. I'm
not exactly sure how I will do this. ?  
Here is the link for Lisa's squares so if you havn't read about you can do so. It was a gift of the heart

This is the original as I received them. I have gone around 2 rows with the Ivory, and then I will finish off with that beautiful cranberry color, and I'm thinking of maybe a shell border, something
scallop, I love the scallop borders.


Thursday, March 26, 2015



Well, that is what I would be saying if I were in sunny, warm Hawaii. But alas, you find my tired old butt here in N.E. Ohio, guess what?  The rain showers we were having all morning....have turned once again to snow. Really? I know it won't stick, but still the spring flowers and I have seen one or two are beginning to emerge. Looking forward to going outside with NO coat. Ah..the simple pleasures of my life :)  It's has be a hum dinger of a winter and we are all ready for some springtime round these parts.
I'm hoping the change of seasonal weather will bring about a desire to create something with hook n yarn or (thread).  It's been a few weeks since I've moved the hook. I've had my nose in books I got at the Library about herbs and their healing properties.  Thinking garden. Those 3 weeks I had without my computer have changed the way I do things, I found other things around the house to do, which I have neglected. I didn't catch up or anything but made better use of my time like in the olden days.

Letting my hair grow long and see what I can do with it. It's long enough now that I can wear it up or down. Ok then.
If we were doing some painting, which needs done then I
could watch the paint dry.
I'm going to look for a life
catch up with you later :)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

You know what I mean Jelly Bean?

Isn't this a cutey patuty?  I made this a few years back, so simple, bright and colorful just
in time for Spring and Easter.
1 Mason Glass Jar
1  aluminum chicken feeder
2 bags of jelly beans.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Oh Bother :)

Hello All,
It seems like I've been out of the loop for a long time, and I have much catching up to do.  It's nice to have the computer back, although it did take longer than I would have liked. The computer ended up going back to Dell anyway after it went to computer shop down the street.
Looking forward to catching up with you all.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Oh bother, and I can use some stasharoo

Well, it's me and my still not fixed computer.  It should have been sent off days ago now, and fixed on the way back to me. And it could have been except, they sent me the wrong size box. Really?
I've been trying to fix it myself, good luck there. oh well, one of these days it will go and get fixed. 
Will I purchase another Dell computer? Probably not so much.

I havn't really done much this week in the way of Crochet, with this weather, my son being off school almost all week, and my husbands crazy work schedule, and this cold, cold, cold,I'm off my game, but did find this in between episodes with the computer.

Arn't these lovely?  I've got   stasharoo, why not?