Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bunny stories...and my 2 cents worth.

This book has a charming story and also delightful artwork on every page. I loved it and I bought it, even though I am a Grandmother. Its too bad they don't illustrate adult books with artist sketches, like they used to. The artwork reinforced the story....helping it to become even more enjoyable.  (the Trixie Belden series, had sketches throughout the story, remember?)

I am listening to 'Whitefoot the Wood Mouse'  by Thonton Burgess, a master storyteller good at giving little lesssons along the way.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Cosy Country lunches...

Our favorite place to stop for lunch is....you guessed it!  Cracker Barrel.  The snow and wind were just swirling outdoors....like a 'white-out'.  And cold...brrrr.

The weather can make you appreciate warmth and cosy like nothing else. I found out that I have a couple of bulging discs. Physical therapy is making a wonderful difference in my discomfort (miserable-ness).

I've been crocheting on the walnut pattern throw every day....I try for half an hour or more, and I am getting reacquainted with my spinning wheel. I tire very easily but am determined to gain back a little ground here and there.

The new Magnolia Journal magazine is out now....you know, the one by Chip and JoAnna Gaines and it is really a special issue. I like it and have read it cover to cover. It has great tips for simplifying a wardrobe and yummy looking salad recipes. (plus, other good stuff)

We stopped at a thrift store this afternoon and happened on a buy one get 2 free.  Yippee, that was fun. My favorite purchase was a James Herriot book about his lovely England. 'James Herriot's Yorkshire'.  I've always liked his books, but I thought the tv series about his vet's life a bit dull. Maybe I didn't stick with it long enough.....anyway, there's nothing like a book. And I love the way he always told the bad right along with the good stuff. (with humor, of course..which is easier to do after the fact than during, for sure).  Wishing you a happy week-end,

Psalm 119:50 'This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.'


Thursday, February 02, 2017

Crocheted Walnut Throw....

How do you like this 'walnut' pattern?  Every time I ran across it while looking through old 'Workbasket' magazines....I had the recurring urge to give it a try.  And so here it is and I like it more than ever. The pattern calls for two long strips this wide and a larger panel of olive green in the center of them.  Part of me wants to start over and just make the whole thing with this yarn and then I'd have no joining.  What do you think?

Sorry I haven't posted for so long.  I am having trouble with my back and supposed to get an MRI but scheduling doesn't call and I wonder really what they can do anyway besides PT.  Something 'clunks' and 'clicks' in and out at the bottom of my back. yes, really, it does.

We are having a sunny day with bare roads here in our part of Pa.  Love the sunshine so much. Yesterday was so dreary and overcast.  I  hope your day is a sweet one.  Some are like that you know.

'Thou art my portion, O LORD'  Psalm 119:57a

Monday, January 02, 2017

Puzzles that are favorites.....

 We had a wonderful Christmas, and now things have settled down....and I've been relaxing with puzzles.  These two are just a delight to look at and only 300 pieces and the pieces are large and of good quality.  I did this one twice!  Do you enjoy a few puzzles this time of the year?


This one is by the same artist...Susan Brabeau.  I've only shown half of it here,  isn't it the sweetest thing?  300 pieces also. These puzzles almost put themselves together, there are so many different subjects in it.  Wishing you a cozy day!

Psalm 18:1 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Almost ready...

We had a beautiful snow here yesterday and last night. But...there were numerous fender benders...and thats a sad thing to have happen at Christmas time.

I strung some 'seed' lights in the dining room and they look so nice  =)....I got them at Lowes for $9. for 9 feet? or was that 6 feet?  We are almost ready for Christmas....just a few more things to wrap.  Hubby has the wood-burner going and the heat feels wonderful.

I've been good and almost have the ironing caught up.  A real triumph that is!  I have been listening to the King James Version of the Bible.  This was in the Apple App store.  Its called 'Go Bible' (I think)  and  it is a dramatization. Very nice.  I put it on the sleep timer and that is so nice.  I think the book of John is free and if you like it you may purchase the rest. I like it   =).

Better run....hubby is home.  He stopped to get 4 dozen eggs from his Aunt....she has about 12 chickens and they keep busy laying eggs. They are lively girls....I like them.


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Happy Christmas days...

I love to hear the harp played, don't  you?  And it is so special at Christmas time.

Well, my missing book has been found!  Apparently, I had laid it on the cellar steps and it got knocked over into and behind a large fern sitting on the bookcase next to the steps.  It had to be answered prayer, or I don't think I would have found it until the fern needed to be watered.

It rained cats and dogs here today.....plus a nasty cold blowing wind. We did go over for therapy and then hurried home to make lunch and rest. Now, I think I just may go watch one of my favorite Christmas movies. If I can stay awake...that is.