Hello everyone!!! bet you all thought I had dropped off the edge of the earth didn't you? nope..just didn't feel like blogging..although I did hit your blogs everyday when you had posted...can't believe its been 10 days since I posted..I had my monthly doctors visit on the 1st..it went well..got my monthly bottle of pills to take..then I went shopping..hey I gotta do what a girls gotta do..since its a distance to go shopping I try to do it all in one day..so I hit joanns, petsmart, and costco..The photo above is of our gorgeous spring like weather we had last week..oh my goodness it was soooooo stinking pretty out..took Tucker for a 5 mile walk last week..felt good..haven't walked in 2 days this week..but the weather is looking good today..so we are going walking..I must warn you this is picture heavy as I am trying to catch you all up in one felled swoop!!
last week I got a wonderful package in the mail from Trace of Granny Traces Scraps and Squares.. she sent me this wonderful valentine package..more photos to follow as I didn't take any before photos so to speak..she sent me this wonderful scarf and I have worn it out on my walks everyday..I love love love the colors..Trace you made my day with the little yummy goodness you sent me.;) and today is her birthday so head over to wish her a happy day:)
oh and I almost forgot I hit goodwill too..haven't been out thrift shopping in a very long time..and I love this silver platter..I am going to paint it with chalkboard paint..any ideas to make sure it sticks? like how to clean and prep the suface..any hints would be appreciated.:)this platter is heavy too..I loved it..can't remember what I paid for it..
picked up some spoons so I can hammer in with my metal letters and make herb/veggie markers..they were 20 cents each..and I picked up the cute little cat bed to make some kittys sleeping in them..
bundt pans to make bird feeders or succulent holders for my plants..seen it on pinterest..oh how i love that site.;)
I picked up yarn at Joanns for my hats that I am crocheting..
got this wonderful americana basket at goodwill..its brand new..paid 2 bucks for it..my little sister loves americana..so it will go and live with her for her birthday in July.;)
valentine window clings at joanns..
this past wednesday the 8th Michaels had their daily deal of yarn for 1.99 each..well I couldn't resist that deal...so I went nuts..I am having too much fun crocheting..and I love the colors..I haven't crocheted in a very long time and I just had a craving for it..as I love hats again and wanted to make some for me and to sell..;)
I got some cute cupcake holders for a 1.50 each and some valentine sacks for little gifties.;0)
I love their $dollar area..actually its more like 1.50 area now..but i love these little note cards and pens..I also got some more crochet hooks for my projects..and I just got 3 more patterns on etsy today..I can't wait to make them..will be doing it tonight on the couch..
I cut up an old cutter quilt and made some hearts and embroidered on some of them..I love this quilt..:)
another package arrived the other day..a RAK from our good pal Linda of Parkers paradise..I was totally surprised by this..and love the sweet sentiment.;) thank you so much Linda for spreading love my way.:)
Well again another sweet package arrived for me..I saw this cute kitty in the window and asked Cyndy of craty stitchers if she would like to do a swap of sorts..cause I just had to have that sweet kitty for my kitchen..well she agreed..and she sent extra goodies..oh my gosh is all I can say..it was like christmas at my house again..I love getting handmade goodies from you all and love decorating my home with them..they make my heart sing and make my home so much more cozy and inviting.;)
she personalized this for me by adding this stitching of my name on it..;)I just love these kittehs and they gooooo so well in my kitchen...(photos to follow)..)
I got an annie pincushion..I love this too..its in my sewing room;)
a great crow towel..some gum..I love this gum..and 2 wonderful candles
and two wonderful spools that I am decorating with right now till I make something with them.;)
These are the hats and neck warmer/scarves I am making..I made these last night..
this is a "cloche" hat..time consuming..but cute..
more hats..this was all done this last past week..
My friend Jill came over for super bowl last sunday with her hubby Paul and two other guys..we had a great time..I was the only one rooting for the patriots..and we were soooo close..we had stuffed mushrooms..YUMMY!! hamburgers using our Omaha steaks burgers..they are #1 they are soooo good..hot wings from costco, garlica's guacamole with garlic and salsa, blue cheese dip, Ranch onion blue cheese dip, hot and sweet coleslaw (threw this recipe away..onions ruined it..tooo hot) and Love onions..but it just wasn't right..and I made the "knock you naked brownies from Pioneer woman..oh my gosh they were good and yes I did have one of them..sent the rest that weren't eaten to hubbys work..they were so decadent and hubby required 2 glasses of milk for his..anyway I made this hat for Jill and she is modeling it..
here are the headbands..this was the first one I had made..have worn it out for my walks and will do so again today.;O) if anyone is interested in my hats and want one..pick your color from my stash above and I will let you know pricing etc..
Okay here is my woolie heart and valentind kitty from Trace..oh I love these.they just made me smile..you can also see my candles from Cindy tucked in there..:)
I did some tweaking as I had to make room for all my goodies..I so love to tweak..it just makes me happy inside..and it changes things up and makes them fresh and fun again.)I added my nectarine preserves to my hutch along with the wooden bobbins behind them..I love how this looks now...
Lindas cute little pillow on my step chair.:)
I also took down my "fall" curtains...
and put up my spring curtains...what do you think? changes the whole look doesn't it..thats Sun E Bunny..you can also see my vinyl hearts on the window..;)
isn't she a pretty girl...:)love that creamsicle kitteh.;)
here is where I put the crow towel..love it here with my quilt from Kimberly of my brown bag studio.:)that was a swap too I believe..:)
the little towel in the lower left corner moved from the blanket crane to here now..;)
and there you see my kitteh in my kitchen..I also moved my little framed stitchery (it was on the hutch where the nectarines are now) to here..it looks so good here now too.:)well I thank you for staying here this long..sorry for the long post..will try to do better with posting more..has it been weird for any of you with blogging? just haven't been in the mood for it..but love reading though..I guess its because I spend tooo much time here..and haven't been doing anything else..I got some silly conversational cards with my omaha order and here is one for you to answer.."if you could be president for one day, would you? and what would you do?
I am doing the happy dance right now..I just got on the scales to see if I had lost anything this week..(will see how long it lasts)..I have 4 more pounds to reach goal..I am at 78 pounds losts.:) oh my gosh..I can't begin to tell you just how great I feel and this will sound silly to you all..but I have had copies of my medical records and have read what they post after they see me..and I hated seeing Obese on my chart..cause I guess I never thought I was..hows that for denial..well now they won't be writing that in my charts any longer..and that makes me fill so good..I love cooking and eating healthy..and its been a year now since I started this journey and am grateful for it..it has been a slower process..but I have learned so much..and hope this is the last time I have to do it..3rd times a charm right? we are getting a new washer and dryer tomorrow..hubbys boss has a new one that has been in storage for ever..so keeping fingers crossed they work..our dryer works just fine..but our Maytag washer is the noisest thing on earth..I am surprised you all don't hear it when I start a load of laundry..seriously..I have to turn up the tv full blast when its running..won't buy another maytag..and we are organizing the upper portion of the garage tomorrow..going through decorations, stuff we have been holding onto for way too long and getting rid of stuff..might be doing an online garage sale..we shall see..anyway have a wonderful weekend and thanks as always for stopping by and saying hey..I love hearing from you.;)