Hello there my fellow bloggers..is it just me or am I in a rut? Blogging just isn't holding its same charm for me these days..hence why I haven't been in blog land lately..haven't had any desire to sit and read them either..just takes up so much time..so is it me or have many of you been feeling it too..I spend so much time in front of the computer..facebooking..pinterest, blogs..its just too much..I do love visiting with you all and seeing what you are up too as it seems its the only interaction I get these days..other then church, doctors, and grocery shopping thats pretty much it..I would rather be walking my dog, crocheting or working in the yard..I am almos at 1000 posts..and I couldn't wait to get on and read everyones blogs..now I could care less..sorry this is how I have been feeling lately..I only want to keep up on my closet ones and drop everyone else..which I may do..anyway back to my post today..my friend from church made these chocolate kiss roses for me for Valentines day..red cellophane, floral tape on faux flower stems..thought they were too cute..still haven't eaten them yet..
we have been doing spring cleaning of sorts..we both went through our closets and oh it feels good to get in them again..and not be so jammed packed..and this rug was in my closet and I decided it needed to make its way in the living room again..I love the sun coming in the windows..and the kittehs love it too..;).I love this rug here again..I spent enough on it..it doesn't need to be in the closet..
I put the one we had in the living room here in the dining room and I love it here..fits perfect and adds some depth and warmth to the room..
On Saturday we took a friend to breakfast as he is leaving to be a long haul truck driver and we won't see him for about 2 months or so..and oh breakfast was so yummy..I love pancakes..and I had blueberry with sausage and eggs..and a small cup of really hot cocoa..I didn't finish it as it was too hot..but it was good..we headed back to hubbys work to drop off our friend..He is a liveaboard guy who lives on his boat..and they had this cute little store 3 doors up called "artsy fartsy"..I love that name..and she had this plate out on her sale table..and I couldn't resist it..big glass plate with a black sheep and red..my favorite colors..it was only $15.00+ tax..
I put it on my hutch..it goes so well there..have any one of you tried those "cutie" oranges..man are they good..so sweet...love em.;)
I did some tweeking in the entry way..the cats photos are usually here..but we have two rowdy kittehs that keep knocking them over..so I put them away..and put down the penny rug and moved the firkins that were on the floor that I got from Linda and put them here along with two kittys..simple and I like it now..I crocheted that hat too..I wear it on my walks..keeps my head warm.;)
on our way home from breakfast we hit an estate sale and I got this big heavy copper milk can for $15.00..he had 20 on it..but he gave it to me for 15...
looks good with my milk man containers on the other side of the door (not shown)..
on Tuesday I went grocery shopping and to walmart to get these bins for clothes etc..this one has my faux fur and some wool in it..two are in our bedroom with clothes that are too big but not getting rid of them..and the other has all my yarn in it on the couch where I sit at night crocheting my heart out.;)
I had my doctors (monthly blood draw) yesterday and after that I headed to Joanns and got more yarn..
I love yarn..will be going back next week for their commotion sale and getting 7 of the expensive yarns at 40-50% off..can't wait..yarn is getting spendy like everything else is..but this should keep me busy and happy for a while..
here is what I have been working on since January..these above are headbands..the bluish one went to my friend from church..she and I walk together on occasion...and she looked so cute in it..and it brings out her beautiful blue eyes..she is also teaching me pilates..she is an instructor and teaches a class on mondays at 9:15am..so I have been twice now..and I love it..its teaching me to strengthen my core and limber up more..the first week hurt for 3 days..this time I didn't feel anything..but we did a different work out..so will see what this monday brings..
I've made about 20 items so far..I took my hats and scarves to my doctors appt yesterday to show my nurse and the girls (staff) there and they loved them..
I gave my nurse this cute pair of fingerless gloves and they looked so cute on her..
not the best photo of my hand..but you get the picture..one of the gals loved these too..so she purchased a pair (that I am making in deep red/cranberry) and one of my head bands and a neck warmer scarf..so I made a sale and I think the other gal wants one of my head bands..making a bunch of these for the market and for my show in december..
here is a black neck warmer..I am in my pj's and no makeup..thats why the camera is hiding my face..lol..
here are the neck warmers..the upper one on the left..I also gave to my nurse..it looked so cute on her..and I sold the red/cranberry one to the other gal..(not shown)..the black one is the one I have on in the photo above..
I finished these last night..have to sew on the buttons then they are done..super cute and look so good with a jacket..I haven't seen many of these around..so hoping they are a hit..
I have been watching Dr. Oz..I record his show and love it..I learn so much on it..and he had this guy on his program..so I had to have the book..hoping it will help me to keep the weight off and maybe lose a bit more..as of today I am 1/2 pound away from my original goal..so I am now down 81.5 pounds..did the scales 3 times to make sure it wasn't messing with me..now I want to lose another 5 and be done..so will read this book and see it it works..
I also ordered these books..I want to learn more crochet stitches..cause there are some that I don't know..I do love the net for showing videos of the stitches..what would we do without the internet...
I am itching to crochet this flapper hat in these colors..love the rose colors..well that is it for me..I took Tucker for his walk today..its been 2 days since i have walked and it was so pretty out today..we had snow in some parts..(like 20 minutes away from where I live) that got slammed with it..we got snow flurries on sunday too..pretty coming down..I was on my way home from church when it started..glad it didn't stick..and we are only 10 days away from day lights savings..I love daylights savings..more day light to be out in the weather..I also have been picking weeds..we still have dandilions with their white and yellow blooms..crazy..wonder what will be in store for us this year with weather..I hope you all are doing well..have a great thursday and a great weekend too..thanks for stopping by and saying hi..I do love hearing from you.;) take care..:)