1 Thessalonians 4:11

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business,and to work with your own hands...1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Olaf hat.


                                                                                                      
     I hated making this hat!!!! Easy as pie, and I don't know why I dislike it so much. I was to make a total of five.  That is not going to happen.  Mimi does not want to build a snowman. Guess we will hold a lottery for this one. On to the cranky theme....I have never like Halloween. Wp. took  the kids trick or treating the few times they went.  I let them pick out a sack of their favorite candy and a toy so they were pleased. Still no complaints from my aging children.  I went a total of twice, and I never got the sack of candy or toy....was raised in the suck it up era.

      Finally finished knitting Bub's scarf no pictures ( lazy).  I am working on one for his wife now. I think I am going to just make something just for me next. That maybe a baby dress or sweater because that is my love, making baby things. I found out there are two yarn stores in the big town now.  I may try them out one of these days. I was excited to learn we got an IHop in town. It was on my bucket list to eat their pancakes.
     
      I have been walking my trail everyday. It was cold this morning, and I really enjoyed it.  The trees are just beautiful and scrunching leaves adds to my my joy.  Next week I plan on making the first batch of soup. I may even bake some bread.

      Well I wish you all a wonderful Fall just filled with the things you love.
     

Sunday, October 26, 2014


         Dad has been gone 2 years now. I miss him so very much. Dad and I were two peas in a pod. He taught me so much about life.  I was no princess. We worked on cars together, and we roofed 3 houses and many out buildings . My dad made sure I could change a tire, and do small repairs. In my high school I tested out 2nd in mechanics out of all the boys I was number two. Dad made sure I went to church, and often drove the car to youth meetings. He was a big man, but someone got saved and he would cry every time. I catch myself often wanting to tell him something, or ask him a question. Hes  ever on my mind.  I am so proud to have been his daughter.  Miss you daddy.

       Back to life.......I have finished knitting Bub's scarf, Ya's hat is done and I have one on the needles. I took two baby sweaters to my friend who is expecting her first grandchild in early 2015.  We went to Bub's farm today, He is getting his animals in the Spring.  The house is just beautiful.  I had fixed T's Halloween costume and he won first place.  The other grands went to haunted houses this weekend....no thank you.

     I have felt kind of out of sorts here lately.  Hoping I will get back in the saddle this next week. Fall mean so much work outside.

     I wish for you a lovely week filled with joy. hugs my dears. I almost forgot
Miss you

Bub and his wife are trying out a church closer to their new home.....prayers please.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

News but no pictures

 I have been about God's business as mom would say.  I took care of a friend for over a week after she had by-pass surgery.  She has 2 girls so they were here as well.  I stayed with her and the girls during the surgery then at the hospital till I brought her home.  I think I would just have someone shoot me rather than have that done.  We measured everything. She did really well and when I took her back she was released form the Dr. so she moved back home.  She had no one but WP. and I , and she needed to be taken care of.
 It took me awhile to get things back in order....I wasn't complaining not a bit. You know when you have guests it just a matter of fact you have to put your house back in order when they leave. WP. had to get up at 6 to take the girls to school then at 2 to pick them up( lots of traffic). I  cooked good meals for them, and make sure they had clean clothes.....not the mother I use to be for sure. 

 I made some kitchen towells for my DD. she grew up with the tea towells with the crocheted tops hanging on something in the kitchen.  She has to have them now.  I also made her the homemade scrubber's she loves. My DD. and her husband cook all the time. She is a good cook. I wish I would have taken pictures of the sets I made.
 I am still knitting the scarf, and working at times on the blanket.  Poppy loved her dress and jacket she is so much fun to make things for..her mom sends pictures.  Another dear friend has a grandson coming in January. I was hoping it would be a girl. I love to make girl things.  I have 2 boy sets made that I will give her.
 Our beloved Copper died and WP. and I still forget hes gone. We do not want another dog ever!!!! but we sure miss him.
  If any of you girls know of anyone that needs jeans (really good ones) in size 20-22 let me know you can come by and pick them up. I have a huge box.  My friend Barb went from a size 26-14. She used that shape and reclaim program.  She sent me all the jeans for a denim quilt for the life of me I can't cut them up some still have the tags on them.  Now if she just looses a little more I can wear them so here's hopin she gets down to a size 10 before she stops. She is the sweetest friend. When we lived in IL. we went to the same church and became life long friends.  So need jeans in large sizes I may be able to hook you up.
 Ky. mom is wanting to move out again and is so miserable.  I wish her DDS would go see her. When Ky. dad died her girls just walked away.  If I had done that I could not live will myself. I am still missing momma....everyday and some nights.
 Things are calming down now so maybe I will be able to get some things done and pictures put up.  The trees are turning acorns are falling the persimmons are ripe. the seed looked like spoons so that they say means a snowy winter.
 Hugs to all my people. Hugs and love sent my dears I hope you know great Joy this week.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Birthday Momma

 As long as I live I will think of you on your birthday momma

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Poppy's outfit is done

  I would have grand kids even if I didn't have any of my own.  I have so many kids that call me Mimi sometimes I forget which ones are my bio GKs.  Here's an outfit for another one.  Poppy loves my last cardi I made her she wore it 5 days before her mom could talk her out of it. That's my girl.
I remember E. Zimmerman , someone ask her who she was knitting a baby sweater for....she said she just knits baby things then goes and finds a baby to fit it. We were kindred spirits.

I am still down and out over the car trip, but doing better.  Everything is good to go for the kids this weekend.  I have a hat to finish for Nadia and still knitting on the scarf.  I am itching to do another baby set.... I have some yellow yarn that is so pretty.

I have a Dr's. appointment in the morning and after it is pancakes at Cracker Barrel.  I have to fast so every 3 months I treat myself after my appointment. 

Here's Poppy's things:




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Just and update

We took Ky mom home Saturday. 17 and a half hours in the car.  It took its toll on me. Here it is  Tuesday and I am still feeling the pain in my hips.  She seemed  OK with going home.   She is a pistol, but I cried when I had to leave her.  She is the only mother I have left on this earth except a dear fried that use to live in the woods behind us .  I considered her to always be in that place in my heart.

I have been working on projects.  I have made a short sleeve cardi and purse for a little girl named Poppy.  I have a simple dress pattern and fabric with poppy print on it .  I need interfacing  for the facing and some bias tape then I will start on the dress Thursday.  I will go into town tomorrow to get my supplies.  The cardi matches the dress fabric.   I am still knitting Bubs scarf and working on a blanket in my spare moments.

We may have had hail damage on the roof.  We called today.  We called about getting gas in the tank....getting to be that time of year. The trees have started to look like they are getting ready to turn. It has cooled off some.  We have been sitting on the porch, and enjoying it.

We had beans an cornbread for supper.  We just love it, but I make fried corncakes and put onions in them so it may not be as good for us as it should be.

Well the house is about in order again. Beds stripped, mopped and set in order. Bub and his family come down this weekend to help dad put in shelves in the small barn.  Then we load up the truck with his things he had stored here and go to Desoto Sunday.....another trip oh my.  I will have a big pot of stew made for Saturday that way its easy for me not knowing when everyone will get here. I am sure all my boys and their families will be here.  MY DD will be out of town.

Look at me I wrote a book.   I wish you a wonderful week filled with good news and fun...send some back.....love and hugs sent to all that stop by.
Off to my knitting

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Perfect cartoon for my mother-in- law

                         Misson accomplished...you got us guessing Ky. mom.