Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Portrait Time...

This little girl is my favorite cat in the world.  She loves us with all of her little cat heart and makes me laugh every day....several times.  She never tires of trying to be with us....laps preferred.

I am trying to find a cataract doc...one with good recommendations.  I'm afraid there are testimonials to both ends...good and not so good from my friends. I always thought my hubby. a former mailman would have cataracts...but no, its me!  And to think I usually had my nose in a book...as Mom used to say, while  he was in the heat and the sun of the day.  Who knew?

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Happy Days and Tired ones too.

 More flowers from my flower garden.  I'm enjoying the burst of mixed colors outside our home.


So often I think of painting my own version of Monet.....just kidding, well....sort of.  We spent the afternoon with family, celebrating my husband's Birthday. I praise the Lord for him.....but... It rained cats and dogs, so to speak.....all afternoon. When the sun finally came out, it looked prettier and more cheerful than ever.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Summer and its Beauty

 I love Cosmos...'Bright Lights' and the purple kind.  They are beautiful and dependable, and dependable is a good thing to be.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sunny days and cool evenings...

The weather is gorgeous and the flowers are also.  It seems like fall is in the air though.  I worked outside  yesterday .....weeding, and hope to do more of that today.  I just ordered some photos online at Walmart this morning.  I printed off the 'contact' sheet which is great.  In my journaling notebook I use these little photos to remind myself of occasions and things of interest that I want to remember.  So much of life is sweet, oh my, as for the rest..... come quickly, Lord Jesus!

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