Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Making my own sunshine....

Oh boy, these roses smelled heavenly and I am enjoying tablecloths again, after many years have gone by. I have been busy knitting my Reader's Wrap ...which is done except for the two pockets I am working on now.  Then to block it and enjoy the Wrap in all of its fuzzy wool cozy-ness.

I downloaded the app 'Gazebo' from Kevin Sullivan Entertainment, remember him?  Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea?  Now I can watch it on my ipad and its oh so delightful!  The quality is 4K (whatever that means) and the picture is awesome.  The price isn't too bad.  $14. for Anne and 3. for individual episodes of Avonlea.

I hadn't realized so much time had gone by and I've been absent from blogging.  Having hubby home is so different than having whole days to fritter along through.  I love being together all the time ....and no lunches to pack or work uniforms to iron.  No worries about the weather!  Ahhhh. nice.

I am feeling better but it is so day by day! We are having our first cold weather here...in the low 50's and that doesn't help me any for sure.  And...want to enjoy browsing a fun catalog?  I like 'Vermont Country Store. com

Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

Monday, September 24, 2018

On the 'Niddy Noddy'...

A Niddy-Noddy is used to take the spun yarn off of the bobbin on the spinning wheel and turn it into a skein.  It was interesting to read about its history.  It goes way back, which makes sense since everything used to be done by hand carding and spinning. The Niddy-Noddy was part of a little poem 'type' saying which one used to keep a rhythm going in the right direction when winding on.  I think I've got that right!

Next it got washing, which was a still soak in the sink, and then a quiet rinse....letting it rest in the water for about 10 minutes or so before before pressing gently to get excess water out of the skein and blotting on a towel.

Next it goes onto the  'swift' and  then onto the ball winder.  Such a lot of time and care, but very rewarding. And, this little bit of yarn is about 505 feet or 168 yards.  It will only make a scarf, but I hope a very pretty one.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Just wishin....

Oh how I wish I had more energy!  Last week was great, and I did have more energy then.  I had a Birthday/tea party for a friend.  It was so much fun and a great reason to make things pretty for the tea party table. My wish came true, wishing for energy, and I had forgotten about it.

Still putting jigsaw puzzles together, and it is so calming and relaxing to me. I have restless leg syndrome and that is just the best medicine for it.

I just read 'Because of Winn-Dixie' and absolutely loved it!!!!  What a charming and sweet story. I also finished 'One Doctor' by Brendan Reilly, M.D. It is very interesting but sobering to read the true stories of this M.D.  and the health issues that eventually come to most of us as we age.

The garden is just about done now, and our garden is loaded with wonderful butternut squash.  I love those squash!  They are tasty and keep for months.

Our three apple trees have worked hard for us....to hard maybe.  My  husband has worked like a dog raking apples and picking them up and even making yummy applesauce.  My strength and energy limit me so it is up to him all the way.  He is cheerful though.....and such a hard worker.

Psalm 34:8 'O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed  is the man that trusteth in him.'

Friday, August 31, 2018

Making memories

 I love Susan Brabeau puzzles!  The kids here are pretending to get gas. If you enjoy jigsaw puzzles, check out puzzle ware house dot com. Puzzle Warehouse has a fabulous selection.

 Its been a pleasant summer, and this week held a special  treat.  A dear friend took a group of us ladies to a delightful tea room. I enjoyed 'high tea',  which was really special. It is a blessing to be with other Christian ladies...always.

Notice where the little girl is sitting?  No wonder the scales are giving the lady a shock.  That white clock was a doozy to put together. This puzzle was a hard one for sure, but so rewarding to see when completed.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Yellow cherry tomatoes, yum.

We are having the nicest things from our garden this year.  The butternut squash is a different color than I remember it, but perhaps this is a different kind of butternut squash. These little brown-eyed Susans are a true gift.  You never know where they will re-seed themselves.  I like them!  They are so cheerful, like saving a bit of sunshine.

I have been enjoying reading so much, its been a good week.  I have another jig-saw puzzle going also.  The Lord gives us so many blessings, how wonderful He is!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A spinning wheel day...

 I have two bobbins spun now and will spin them together for a two-ply yarn.  Although the wool I bought has some dried vegetation now and then, which I try to pick out as I go...the finished yarn looks like it will be very pretty.  Just enough for a nice scarf, and September is closer than we think.


This wool was variegated, blue and brown, 4 ounces.  A good day for spinning,  it is rainy and overcast.  I have lots of happy things to occupy my time though,  and am reading such an interesting book.  If you might be wondering what it is....the name of the book is 'Endal'.  I bought it for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle.

Endal is the story of an injured  English Navy man who suffered a terrible head injury in a car wreck, and nothing is able to help him until he lets Endal a 'service' dog into his life.  The book is written by the man himself and his long suffering wife.  His wife is a heroine for her selfless care she gives this  husband who does not even remember her!, and treats her rudely most of the time.

I am also memorizing Psalm 62.  How I love the psalms!

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from  him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Matilda!

I'm giving this audio book another 5 stars!  I don't have much to blog about.  Parkinson's and hot weather are not very compatible to say the least. I don't get out much....but still enjoy jigsaw puzzles and reading. My second sock is coming down the home stretch, but I am finding it somewhat boring. Sorry to say.

We are having lots of rain today but it is much cooler so that is good.  Yesterday it was 94 degrees  out!