Getting on…

I feel a bit like I’m just getting on with things. I’m still recovering from stomach flu and a strained (torn?) hip. I managed to walk a half mile on the back yard path this morning, but didn’t feel so great. I tackled this dress a few days ago. I bought it online and really…

Carrots and cornbread…

Cooked carrots and cornbread…that’s what I had for breakfast. And, no, I don’t have a picture of it, exciting as it was. Actually, it was really really good. The cold/flu crud I had turned into bronchitis. It’s surprising how exhausting coughing can be. This past week I have continued to lay low, starting another Xenobia…

Around we go…

I’m writing again from the dry lands of Kansas. Winter is normally drought time for us, but this has been worse than normal. Usually, I’m pretty good about watering the mums out front during winter, dumping water on them occasionally just to keep the roots going. But I completely spaced it this season. I’m wondering…

Full circle…

And, just like that, I’m back to crocheting… Yesterday I was reading one of my favoriteĀ blogs and the writer (Hazel Monte) showed artwork her students had made which was inspired by crochet artist Xenobia Bailey. If I had heard of Xenobia before, then I had forgotten, but I’m pretty sure she is new to me….

Back to the cold…

FAH-REEZING temperatures are back again. Ice is inch-thick in the duckies’ pink pool. They are not pleased. I think it was Friday I filled up all their water containers because the weather was warmer. They were loving it and over the past few days spent nearly every moment in the pink pool. When the ice…

Comfy covers…

I do believe this marks my first post of the year. We’ve been in a very dry deep freeze here in Kansas for weeks. This weekend and coming week we’ll see warmer temps in the 40s and 50s, and I’m very glad for it. I am actually busy writing elsewhere, so haven’t been here much….

I was OOT…

Not that my avid fans were really wondering where I was, but I’m back to tell you I was OOT (Out of Town.) I used to work at a place where we scribbled that down to know who was OOT. It came in handy. So I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after…

In with the old…

Where to begin??? Well, Saturday I wrecked my left shoulder lifting vintage furniture we bought from an artist/designer/furniture hoarder in our old town. This shoulder has been wrecked before – in an ATV accident – which may be why it’s a mess and the right one is fine. Anyway, it’s a big reason why it’s…

Where’d the dates go???

Suddenly the dates are gone from the tops of my posts on the main page. Is that yet another annoying new twist here on WordPress? Is there yet another virtual button I have to push now to get the dates back? Grrrr…. So, more photos from Saturday’s trip to Botanica in Wichita. I really liked…

Ho hum…

Not that I’m exactly bored… It’s been a year since I started writing this blog. I kept up with it pretty well, considering it’s the longest I ever kept a blog going. I haven’t had a lot of stitching to share. I’m not really sure I’ve stitched at all this month, which seems hard to…

The maple leaf…

I’ve been working diligently to finish this maple leaf shawl. Here’s what I have so far… This has been one of the most challenging crochet projects I’ve ever embarked upon. And I can’t figure out if I’ve made loads of mistakes or if the pattern is just full of errors. Regardless, it seems to be…

Two more days…

If I heard the weather report right we have two more days of summer weather, which is great news for us as that means two more swim days before we have to put the pool up. H toyed with the idea of getting a pool heater, but the good ones are quite pricey. With a…