Thursday, March 29, 2018

An Artist, Some Sewing, and Easter Anticipation

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 Do you love Andrew Wyeth's work?  I read A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline and now I love his paintings.  I watched an interview on youtube where he was talking about painting and it really resonated with me.  It reminded me that artists really know how to see things.  Something to think about, right?

The spring snows are upon us.  The white stuff doesn't last long, so I'm cheered that the moisture is soaking the soon-to-be planted flowerbeds.  

 I've been sewing.  I made some white ruffle-bottomed pants out of the dress I wore to our wedding rehearsal.  They are kind of long so I might wear them as jammies.  Sewing trials. 

 I made a jumper/dress out of a favorite tablecloth.  I like it and I'll wear it Sunday and have Bill take a photo.  I noticed when I was sewing and pressing that it has some battle scars (wine, hot chocolate, ect.) I think my Granny embroidered the pocket (old dresser scarf). 
 My friend Heather at Blackberry Rambles made this for her nature journal students.  Isn't it lovely?  I wrote a psalm on the back (we wrote our own psalms for prayer group).
 Here is our baby.  He is a lap catcher, that one.  Every time I sit down he appears.  
 I must travel to the grocery store and buy more candy to put in the eggs.
 Our neighbor has a new granddog.  Kelli loves golden retrievers so much, she just had to ring the doorbell for puppy hugs. 

 I love my new knitting friend, Leslie.  I get so excited talking about knitting with her.  Isn't this a lovely mitt?  She's good! 
 Jenny and Scott have been camping with their new trailer.  The girls like being outdoors during the day and in their fancy bunks at night.  Kelli and Bryan bought one, too.  They are going to hit the hills soon.  Did I tell you that Granny and Grampy are NOT campers?  We don't know the first thing about camping.  I don't even know how to be a camping guest.  I wouldn't know what needs to be done.  Really, I'm an outdoor rookie and definitely an indoor lady. 
 Tim is our indoor mascot. 

 Jenny said, "And Granny is wearing a bunch of different shades of yellow."  Adult children.  They point out such things.  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
 Sam is on spring break but is taking an afternoon art class, so we met for a quick lunch topped off with donuts.  
 Really, this time of the year is gorgeous.  Knowing that snow will be a thing of the past very soon helps.  Bill has been filling the flowerbeds with top soil.  Soon, we'll start our flower fest. 

I bought some yellow pansies for the Easter table.  I hope your Easter celebration is full of BIG JOY.
We had three lovely granddaughters spend the night last night.  We stayed up way too late watching Swan Princess movies and I am in great need of a nap.
God be with you, good friends.  

Saturday, March 17, 2018


I finished the purple cotton tank top last week!  Woo hoo!  Sorry for the awkward photo with Tim sneaking in.  
He's everywhere!

 Miss Bug says that these cuties are my "great" grandchildren.  Lol!  
 I bought some mini-dafs at Home Depot.  They were on clearance and they are weary now but the day I took this picture they were glorious! 
 My mom and I were talking about talking and she said that she thinks of things she wants to talk about with her friends (interesting topics) but they don't seem to end up talking about any of the things she had been thinking about.  Sometimes I think I let other people do all the talking because I'm nervous or maybe feeling shy, but I think if we are asked the right questions, we are more likely to share.  Anywho, when my friend pulled out this set of cards that she discovered when she was working with special needs kids (a colleague would always use them to draw the kids out of their shells) I had to take photos of them. As simple as they seem, I think asking questions like this could really deepen our relationships and cause our peeps to feel believed in.  What do you think?

 That day I had worn one of my Raggedy Ann homemade outfits and I came home very cold, so I changed into this wool sweater.  I used to think wool was so scratchy and irritating, but lately wool makes me feel snug.  
 I'm trying to win some fancy needles from Knitter's Pride, so I entered this photo of Tim helping with my Norwegian mittens. I hope we win.  
 James got some Mario slippers.
 Jeff and Christie gave us some new knives!  We needed them.  I don't know why I have always used my old "make do" knives.  These knives are sharp. 
 Yesterday Kelli and Bryan got trapped in Colorado Springs due to a rear-ender (Oh no!  Their new Honda!) so I went to pick up the girls from their Friday school.  They were happy to see me and we zipped through a drive thru so they could have milkshakes.  Millie said she had already eaten QUITE a bit of chocolate during the school day!  LOL!

This morning as Noah was napping in my arms, Tim hung around trying to send messages like, "That's MY lap!" and "I like it when the little humans leave!"  He likes them at a safe distance, but he IS the prince of the house after all.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Brad is bagpiping all day.  We are eating Chinese food for dinner.  I really should have thought ahead and made stew.  I am staying away from Irish soda bread.  I love it way too much.
At Weight Watchers I lose about a pound a week.  It's slow going for this granny, but that's okay.  I am not starving by any means.
Thank you for popping in. God be with you, friend.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lots of Stuff

 "All in their places with bright shining faces!" AW!  These girlies graduated from their music program!  They are very musically smart now.  Smile. 

Mitten work continuing!  The other side sports a big flub, but I'm learning! 
 Last week was COLD.  The wind blew like crazy.  I wore my cheap coat I bought. I like it but it's a little snug around the Winnie the Pooh area. 
 The Rockies are dazzling.  They don't look that far away, do they?
 It's easier to walk now that I am a tad lighter.  Thud. Thud. Thud.  The sun is shining but it's still a bit brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
 I've been knitting and knitting.  I finished this vest/tank top and it fits okay.  I have it blocking on the foam puzzle pieces right now.
 One of my very sweet friends sent me the little tag/card below.  She's so thoughtful and fun. I'm thankful for her!  We're going to write together and read together (and knit - she's learning!)
 It makes me feel so good that Millie Rose wears her cardi that I finished for her.  (You know, the one that was started decades ago - for her MAMA?)
 LOOK!  It's that time of year when if you run outside with your camera at just the right time, you can get a shot of AMAZING sky!
 Here's a photo of a WISH for spring!  Wool cardi and wool posy.  Heather from Blackberry Rambles made this .  She's the best flower fairy I know. 
 Hi Cutie!  Shhhhhhh.  Tim's sleeping.  AGAIN.
 Here I am holding Noah while he naps.  WHAT a treat.  I look serious, looking at my phone.  
 A friend and I went walking on our old trail, but we got a little lost because I led the way across what I thought was the right bridge.  Oh well.  We found our way back to our cars.  The road had been closed and in the meantime some new homes were built and these cute girls appeared!
 Tim doesn't always sleep.  Sometimes he practices yoga moves. 
 Noah is on the move.  He loves to play on the treadmill (safety latch latched, don't worry).
 And THIS little energizer bunny occasionally slows down to watch Mickey Mouse. 
 Another Noah nap.  Aw.  He is a cherub. 

 Sorry if you are afraid of THE CLAW.
 Here's  a Weight Watcher din din.  My neighbor suggested the raw-then-roasted pecans for the sweet potato.  Yummy.  Turns out I really can't eat nuts even if they are raw and then roasted by me (it's supposed to help make them easier to digest).  They make me feel yucky.  Good thing I'm not a squirrel. 
 I finished my friend Elaine's hat!  It's so soft and stretchy.  The yarn is Knerdstring, dyed here in Colorado.  Elaine is through chemo and starting on radiation.  I hope she wears her hat to bed.  It's full of prayers.  

This sweater is called the February Lady Sweater.  I gravitate to green.  Happy St. Paddy's Day soon! 

Thank you for checking in.  I don't go to Blog Land every day so I miss some of your posts if you're a blogger.  I appreciate you coming by to say hello.  It's so nice of you.
Spring is coming.  The chickadees are hopping about, flying from twiggy tree to twiggy tree.  Soon I can plant the sweet peas. 
What have you been up to?