Monday, October 08, 2018

Monday is Cookie Day!

The cookie of the week: Spiced Oat Slices


Monday, October 01, 2018

Happy October!

Finally cool enough to be baking again. I also got new cookie cutters.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

To Blog - That is the Answer

Hi everyone, I am back. I have decided to continue blogging and hope I will have some interesting things to show and tell.

Summer was long, hot and brutal. I find that the older I get the more I struggle with the heat, it hurts. I spent most of the last few months in the only cool room of the house, reading, napping, watching movies and doing very little of anything else I usually enjoy doing. It was too hot to even think about yarn, let alone touch it. I finished one shawl.




We got through hurricane Florence okay. She dumped a lot of water on us, flooded the basement and the mud room got very wet because the roof of it is leaking. All our trees remained standing and because there are no rivers nearby we were spared flooding. In preparation for the storm and in case the trees would come down and damage the roof or the windows, I moved all my stuff from the front of my room to the back. You never know just how big your stash is until you have to move it. When I moved it all back in place, I took the opportunity to do a little purging.

All that stress behind us, Miss Elsa got very sick. She had kidney problems, but thanks to catching it early, infusions of fluid under the skin and special diet food she is doing much better now. I think she is taking advantage of the situation and has turned into a little spoiled terror, demanding to be fed, whenever she feels like it and not eating any of the usual food, just 'her' food. We are now giving the rest of the gang a little canned food in the morning too, so they don't feel left out. Mornings are a bit stressful around here now.

The garden is the usual end of summer jungle and I am wondering if I will try to grow anything next year. If I do I need to come up with a way to keep the critters from stealing my tomatoes again.

Now that Fall is finally here and the weather has cooled down I am working on finishing my (way too) many WIPs. I will not start anything new until they are all done and dusted and I will not buy anymore yarn until my stash is gone, only if I need some to finish a project.

I am hoping for a productive and creative Fall and Winter.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

To blog or not to blog?

That is the question. So many blogs are currently being closed due to the confusion around the new privacy laws in the EU and I am going to miss them. On the other hand, I don't really feel like blogging anymore either. I don't want to spread my personal life all over the web (it is not really that interesting) and I think I lost most of my readers along the way.
I am going to take an extended summer break and mull over what I want to do and where I want to go from here.
In the meantime you can find me on Ravelry, Goodreads or Facebook.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Feline Friday

The adorable Mr. Moose.



Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 04, 2018

Feline Friday

MamaCat 
Miss Precious

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Temperature Blanket 2018 - April

It is getting warmer. I put a stitch marker at the end of each month, you can see them on the left edge.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Outside and a new shawl

Well, spring has finally sprung. It is still rather nippy in the mornings, but things are blooming now and with all the rain we had the grass is growing like mad. I spotted the first rose buds this morning and the snow balls are looking mighty fine.


I finished another shawl. I have not decided yet whether to keep it or donate it.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Yarn Things

I finished three more things this month, a shawl for myself, one for the donation box and another afghan, also for the box.




Friday, April 20, 2018

Feline Friday

The adorable Mr. Moose




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A New Blanket

I just finished the 'Feeling Groovy Blanoncho Blanket', the pattern can be made into either a poncho or a blanket. I chose the blanket. I used Lion Brand Mandala Yarn in Pixie and Stylecraft Special DK in cream.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New Squares

The 2018 FB group blanket is growing.


Friday, April 06, 2018

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Outside

A few signs that Spring may finally be on its way.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Temperature Blanket 2018 - March

Looks like February was warmer than March, strange weather we are having.


Recent Finishes

Yeah, finally sunshine. These things have been finished during March but the weather was not good for taking pictures outside and my camera does not really like taking inside pictures. So, here it goes. Two shawls and a blanket for the cancer center and another square for the FB group.