Monday, May 27, 2013

It's been a while again

I haven't been here in a while due to many things going on in my life. Besides health problems and my daughter moving with her family to another state, I seem to spend most of my time visiting my different doctors. That is my new social life.

I am still knitting and crocheting. Mostly small things. I don't plan on any craft shows this year, but my projects will be for gifts for family and friends.

This is my latest and it is for ME,,,The glue is still wet in the picture.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Please check out my Etsy shop at

I will be adding new items soon.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Back again

Haven't been here for a while as I was back in the hospital and ended up having a cardiac cath. They found I had an 80% blockage and had two stents put in my heart.

I am still having the dizzy spells and cannot drive, so my son has moved in with me to help me.

My daughter and her family have moved to Seattle, WA due to her husbands job. I miss them so much as they have only lived a short distance from me all their married lives.  So that will get some getting used to.


I lost my little Kaley on April 24th.   She was the sweetest little Whippet in the world. We miss her so much.
Kaley, you will always be in my heart.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Home from Hospital

I was in the hospital last week. In the CCU Monitoring Unit.

They discovered after many tests that I have Cardiac Ischemia. It is kinda scary.

Hopefully it can be taken care of with meds or surgery.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Another new project

I just made this last night... I am going to make another one and put it on Etsy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I just added this to my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Somemore of my projects

A few more pictures of what I am making.
The blanket is for a future great grandchild.
I have the cell covers on Etsy.
Also making things in case I do a craft show again this year. That is
in September.

Monday, February 20, 2012

My New Projects

These are some of the projects I have been working on. Desk organizers,pen or pencil holders, actually they can hold just about anything. The insides are just cans that have been sterilized in the dishwasher. Mostly dog food or soup cans. I even keep my insulin syringes in one at my bedside , also have one with all my crochet hooks and sissors in it. It is always handy.

The other is a cell phone cozy that I made and even made the crochet button when I couldn't find a button I liked.

These will soon be in my Etsy shop at

Also on Pinterest, Art Wanted and Facebook.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Sad Day Today....

Today is fifteen years since my husband passed away. I found this poem and thought it was beautiful.

If I hadn't met you,

I wouldn't like you.

If I didn't like you,

I wouldn't love you.

If I didn't love you,

I wouldn't miss you.

But I did, I do, and I will.

- Anonymous

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Sky

I took these photos of the sky from behind my house in the back yard. The colors of the sky were just beautiful...

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Finished Tote Bag

This is my first attempt at felting. It was fun to do and I am very happy with the finished project.

The pictures show the bag before felting (with the yardstick) and after.....

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cell Phone Holder

This is a photo of a cell phone holder I made . This one has been sold, but I will be making more. I will be doing another craft show at the end of this month.

It can hole an I phone, Android, Ipod or what ever you want. It can be worn around your neck , on your shoulder or cross wise on your shoulder and around the neck. I keep my phone handy that way when I walk with the dogs. I now have an I phone and it works perfectly.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another new project

I am now making some of these little mini knitting bags. Hopefully I can sell some at a craft show I plan on doing in September. I again am having some health problems so I haven't been doing my knitting and crocheting as much as I would like to. Sometimes, I just don't feel like doing it. I do go to my knitting group as much as I can, but that is only one day a week. Here are some of the mini bags. The knitting needles are toothpicks with beads glued on the tips.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Some new things I am working on...

This is a picture from the pattern I am working. It will be my first time felting something. I am making the one on the right, different colors though. I will post a picture when I finally finish it.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Gift items completed

Here is the baby blanket, booties and cap that I made for a shower gift.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Birthday

Thursday March 24 was my 73rd birthday. My kids, son in law and grandson and I went out to dinner at the Mongoleon BarB Cue. It was wonderful. Unfortunately my other grandson could not make it as he is in the US Army stationed in Alaska. He did call me on the phone.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Baby Blanket

I am knitting this baby blanket for a friend's great grandchild due in July. I am also going to make a cap and booties to match.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My oldest and dearest friend Linda

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Merlin's sutures

Merlin got his sutures out today and the vet said everything looks good. I am so thankful.

Friday, January 7, 2011

And even more.......

These were mailed in to HAP today...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Friday, December 31, 2010

MERLIN had a successful surgery yesterday

He had two tumors removed from under his tail... He is resting today but doing well.


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Sunday, November 28, 2010

I am back to my crocheting

These are some dishcloths and a scrubby I made for a friend for Christmas.

I bought the template from someone in Ravelry for the wrapper. I think it makes a nice gift. At least I hope so.

I also found the patterns for the dishcloth and the scrubby on Ravelry. I love making them.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Lasar Yag Surgery

I had the surgery on Wednesday and now my vision is so clear and sharp. Today is the last day of the eye drops and I go for a follow up appt. with my opthamologist next Wednesday.

The whole procedure took about four minutes. I didn't feel a thing.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's always something........

Update on Kaley,, She is doing great. She is back to normal and eating and drinking and we are back to our daily walks with Merlin.

Something new for me though. I had cataract surgery on both eyes , the left one two years ago and the right one 1 1/2 years ago. I have had blurry vision on the right eye for about six months which was progressivly getting worse over the past months. I went to my opthamologist and this is what she found.

I went to the opthamologist yesterday and she finally found the problem I have with the blurring of my vision in the right eye. It is called POSTERIOR CAPSULE OPACITY. This occurs because lens epithelial cells remaining after cataract surgery have grown on the capsule. In some cases, if the condition progresses significantly, your vision may be worse than it was before cataract surgery. It can be treated with a treatment called YAG. It is a laser treatment. So this will probably happen after my next checkup in a few months. She said this show up in about 5% of patients that have cataract surgery and it usually shows up about a year and a half after the surgery. So of course it had to be me....

Saturday, August 28, 2010

To much going on....

My son moved back for a while , then his dog attacked mine and she had surgery on Tuesday. She is doing well, but won't eat or drink very much.

My friends husband was rushed to the hospital with seizures. My daughter will be having surgery on her knee on Thursday. What else can happen? I really don't want to know...

Here are pictures of Kaleys wound.