Tuesday, October 06, 2015

A Little Crochet & More

Filet Daisy Potholder
Pattern in the book pictured below, which I'm giving away.
See my last post to enter and for details.
I used #10 thread held double and a 2.25 mm hook to make this.
The pattern calls for #3 thread and I didn't have any.
Mine came out to 11.5 inches in diameter.

The deadline for entering to win this book is tomorrow at midnight.
Go HERE to leave a comment to enter.

In other Giveaway News...Teresa is also having a giveaway on her blog HERE. She's giving away a pair of her handmade earrings! Go have a look-see and leave her some love. ♥

The office-painting is still underway, but nearly complete.
It took two coats of primer to cover the yellow...
And THREE coats to cover the purple.
What a pain in the ass! Ugh!

Eli sat on top of the printer nearly the whole time.
Everyone else was standing on stools and chairs.
It just seemed like the thing to do to him.

Anyway, I can hardly wait to show you the finished results. A second coat will go on today, and then I'll be able to show you the AFTER pictures. It doesn't look like the same room!
I ordered all new outlet and switch plates for the dining room and office.
These are the ones I got for the dining room.
Much better than the standard plastic ones.
These little touches make a big difference.

As soon as we get everything done and the furniture put back in place, I'll be showing you the finished rooms. Just a few more days.

I've gotten a few new herbs lately for my window.
Some parsley and some basil to use in cooking.
I need one small rosemary to go in there and I'm set.
Of course I have a few succulents in there too.

Who can resist all the fall (Halloween) candy?
These are pretty good!

 See ya Thursday when I announce the winner!

Friday, October 02, 2015

GIVEAWAY!, Mish-Mash, Before/After/During

I'm in a hurry. I'm about to unplug my computer for the weekend so we can paint my office. Here's a mish-mash of photos from the week...

Kitchen window. Blue Buddha loves his new home.

This is Bella. We saw her at Walmart on our last trip there. Every single time we go there, we see people with dogs inside the store. Nobody seems to care. I sure don't! We asked the cashier about it, and she said it was against the rules, but they were told not to question anyone or enforce it. I love the laid-back attitude. Anywho...Bella has her own Facebook page if you're interested. "Bella and Her Fella." She was super-relaxed just walking around and stopping to let people take pictures of her. I think she's used to it and loves the attention. Sweet.

How to deal with dog hair?
Match your decor to them!

Pioneer Woman Sugar Bowl.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Remember the ugly-ass blue walls in my dining room that I couldn't stand?


So much better already!! Yay!
Trim is still to be painted (same color, a slightly off-white)

And next will be the beautiful yellow and purple office...
Why oh why, people?

There is no excuse for this...NONE!

Today is the last day I will EVER have to look at this.
After pictures to come.

One-Dish scalloped potatoes and smoked sausage.
The recipe was from Susan Branch's Vinyard Seasons book.
She used breakfast sausage though.

I made a pan of Gingerbread for breakfast one day.
Thanks, Betty Crocker! Easy and good and perfect for a fall morning.

Me still recovering from the dining room painting. Ouch.

I'm experienced at recovering and I do it well. LOL. I cuddled up on the couch with the doggies and a new crochet book by Emma Lamb. Now I can't wait to make something from it...probably the Filet Daisy Potholder. But first I must paint the office today. I'm sure I'll need some recovery time after that too. Things sure are harder than they used to be with this old bod! I need recovery time after everything!

When I ordered this book, Amazon screwed up my order and somehow I ended up getting two of these books in my order. So guess what that means? LUCKY YOU! Leave me a comment on this post telling me you'd like to be entered, and I'll draw a winner next Wednesday, October 7th at midnight (Pacific Time). Winner announcement the next day. 

See ya!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Spend the Day With Me?

A lazy start to a lazy Saturday...

Sammi loves a belly rub!

Coffee outside...yes!
Such a nice, crisp morning.
Let's walk down to the library and get some books for later...

Nice haul!
(Look what I got, Meredith!)

Let's take a bike ride down to the river now, wanna?

Oh, wow! Nice.

Leave your bike at the top of the hill and we can walk down to the river.

The river is low enough...let's go walk under the bridge...



Okay, time to head back home.

One last look at the water.
We'll be back soon!

Gobble-gobble, Mr. Turkey!
Where's Harvey and Gladys today?

Oh, there they are.
Y'all get on home! That's where I'm headed.

Home Sweet Home.

Let's sit out front and have coffee and read...

It's a little chilly.
You'll need a light jacket.

It's a beautiful fall day and the leaves from the maple tree are falling.

The view from my chair...

The sun is sinking lower and lower on this pretty day.

Time to go in and make supper...

Oh, those burritos look good!
Is that fresh pico de gallo on top?
Yes, yes it is...with lots of fresh lime juice!

Wow, it got dark outside so fast!
That happens when you live in the mountains and the sun drops behind them.
Night falls in the blink of an eye.

Night-night, all.
Thanks for a lovely day.
♥ Love you ♥