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

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

 
 
Nadia is now sixteen. Very sweet, shy, hard working , and Mimi's darling. She has almost waist length thick black hair she is my cutie.

It has been a circus around here. Nadia's party was put off till this weekend.  We pick up Ky mom Tuesday and come home Wednesday so she can have a little vacation.  I am not sure how long she will stay.                          

 Bub has moved everything to the farm now.  The little guy got to get a kitten and he is so thrilled.  He called me today and talked non stop about his new kitten.  "Mimi, I'm in 2 second grade now that's good, and bad. Good cause I am in second grade, but bad cause of so much work." Buddy it doesn't get any better.  I need to put up a picture of him he is adorable.

I am making Nadia a hat she wants, a new blanket out of scrap yarn, and knitting a scarf in the round. I am dreaming about a pair of southern belle pillow cases I have.  I made a pair for Bub's wife and she loved them. I want to start another pair before long only in a different color.

The kids  say school is "good" what ever that means now.  All my grand babies are in school now. They all do well in school so that is such a blessing.

 No is 14 and Kiera is 11.  Kiera has on Nadia's hat. Nadia wants to attend a school in England for awhile so she loves the Union Jack. The three are my oldest son's kids. I need to put up pictures of the other two.....got the cutest grand kids.

Well I keep trying to blog and life gets in the way.Maybe this Fall things will settle down. Well leaves, scooping acorns getting ready for winter......maybe winter is looking good.

Hugs and love sent to all that stop by blessings my dears.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sweet week

  Its been a sweet week. The days have been cool for July and much appreciated by all. We have been sitting on the porch rocking like the two old people we have become.  I need to get out my bird book, we have had a diverse group this year. I miss momma so much when we sit on the porch, but its still such a pleasure.

   I have been buying things for the kids for school.  I can't believe that its another school year. Soon the bus will be roaring by. I can remember my daughters first day of school. She was the baby and the only girl. I cried all morning. She took to school like a duck to water. No crying she couldn't wait to get on that bus.

We have a new septic tank put in this coming week$$$$$.  We were told 15 years ago we had to have one put in that it wouldn't last.  I just ask God to let it last till we could afford a new one...Thank you God.  3 kids in college was hard.Then two went on and got their masters degree.  They graduated with no loans no bills. We did drive an old 87 truck 2 years without air and it was the only vehicle we had. It is still running on our youngest son's farm in Desoto. He has the prettiest place, but he has worked hard to get it in shape.  He still works in St. Louis, but drives the 45 min each day to and from work.  He has a wonderful job, but could not stand his son being brought up in the city.

  Ky. mom will be here soon.  I will have to deal with her being in mom's room. She is a cracker jack for sure.  She called today and was moving out of her  retirement community (which she can't do). I really need some of her zest, but not to much.

  Well, I have meant to blog more, but life has been getting in the way. Maybe when school starts and Ky mom goes home this Fall.  I know how I miss reading my friends blogs. 

    I pray you have a wonderful Aug. all filled with joy and good things....hugs mimi