Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Small Treasures!

 While at our local town yard sale, this wonderful old table....is it called a gateleg table?, became ours.  The two sides drop down and its only about 13 inches across I think, with the sides folded down....and I just love it.  I saw an add for Min Wax Stains recently and decided to stain the top a soft yellow. The stain went  on rather unevenly, but thats life. I still love it and I think puzzle pieces will show up nicely on this top.  Hope so, anyway.

And at a thrift shop, I bought this wonderful puzzle by my favorite puzzle artist, Susan Brabeau for only 50 cents.  Amazing!  Yellow table....here we come.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Something New...

Have you ever heard of a 'sock blank'?  I never had until recently, when I went to a wool festival and bought this one already dyed.  They are just plain white when purchased and you dye it yourself. (my dyeing efforts leave a lot to be desired as yet)  It is a long narrow tube 'sock' and you unravel it as you knit. I am enjoying it!  You can see the color variations....it knits up with a bit of a water color effect.  It is in the cocoon stage, hopefully being turned into a butterfly.  Well...a shoulder shawl to be exact.

I've found the most marvelous pattern over on Ravelry.  No counting stitches or rows,  you just alternate 3 stitch patterns back and forth to your liking. The title of the pattern is 'One Love' by Susan  B. Anderson.   Her patterns are wonderful, just to look at even.

It is a dreary rainy day here,  a good day to read and knit...

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The Lord's Day blessings...

God's word preached and thought upon, fellowship with other Christians....songs that praise God.  A restful day, full of blessing.

'The blessing of the Lord ....it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it'. Proverbs 10:22

Friday, August 04, 2017

Handsome but mean!

My husband caught this handsome big boy last night with some peanut butter on bread.  He's been getting into our garbage it seems, so he will be let loose in the woods.  A very handsome fellow but mean and male.  Would you look at the size of those paws!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A little bit of cheer...

This sweet little banner was reduced to 29 cents at JoAnn Fabric,  and isn't it a cheerful little thing! And looking at this photo...the crocheted edging on the hanky brings back memories.  My Grandmother would buy a pretty hanky and crochet an edging on it and give it to us kids when our birthdays rolled around.  She and my Aunt lived together and read tons of books and did tons of beautiful needlework.  There was always a work in  progress in their living room.  I loved visiting them.  oh, so much.

My Mother also was always embroidering or crocheting and I too love needlework, only the world-wide-web  (& HGTV) eats up to many of my hours when I could be tatting or some such.  I do knit and tat....and collage now and then and wonder why I don't Do more!  Then I remember I'm old and tired, lol.

Monday, July 24, 2017

A rainy weekend made enjoyable by...

I am enjoying this sweet English mystery very much.  Its plot is overshadowed with calm and beloved days, with a loving relationship of newlyweds.....hints of humor and friendships. Very good....

Hubby and I put together this adorable 300 piece puzzle this weekend.  I started it and was bemoaning all those white pieces and he came and stuck with me to the very end.  The puzzle pieces are very large....and very white for the most part. This puzzle is by Patricia Bourque, by Suns Out.

It rained as if the world was going to flood last evening. I'm afraid for the people whose basements are prone to taking on water.

 If you have an 'Amazon Echo Dot'... Amazon gives a free Audible book each month.  Just say, 'Alexa, whats free from Audible?'   Trouble is,  those free books are not usually to my taste.  Once in a while a title comes along thats more to my liking. But, free is worth checking out.  ~~ What a rainy day,  just right for reading and napping.  (My PK meds make me sleepy...to much of the time)

Psalm 16:1 'Preserve me , O God; for in thee do I put my trust.'




Thursday, July 13, 2017

Choosing 'happy'...

I'm thinking I need to practice this little truth more often, because its uplifting to be thankful for the good times and good things that God gives us.  So many!

How interesting to see my picture there on the wall behind the piano.  Notice anything in particular? The carefully glued puzzle pieces show up clear as can be.  I  put this puzzle together some years ago and so loved this picture.  I hunted high and low for a print of it to no avail.  So....I glued it together and framed it and am still enjoying it.  Usually the puzzle pieces do not show up unless you get close to it.  Now, this is a 'good time' still making me happy.  O my soul, skip to the good times and be ye thankful.