Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Walking On Water

Last night, the pond behind my house crusted over. The migrating Canadian Geese usually come in for a swim, but this morning they got quite a surprise. The pond was crusted and when they flew in for a landing, they were sliding instead of floating on the water. It was such a cute and funny sight to see. Considering that the geese are very heavy birds, I am a bit surprised that they haven't broken through the thin crust of there are spots that aren't yet crusted over.

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Bird In The Hand, Is Worth Two In A Bush

Look what came to visit me today!
This is an Amercian Goldfinch. In the summer, the males are a bright yellow color, but lose the bright yellow during the late fall, and don't change color again, until spring. The females look pretty much like this all year round. What darling cuties they are! Many come to my birdfeeders every day. This one had an unfortunate mishap. It hit my window and got the wind knocked out of her. I picked her up and brought her in the house, to warm her up until she got her bearings back together. She just sat in my hand for the longest time. When I thought she was ready to fly, I opened my patio doorwall, and then, after sitting on my finger for a few seconds, she flew away safely. Good little birdie!

What a Wonderful Surprise!

Lookie here what I just got in the mail. What a wonderful and beautiful surprise, from a dear friend in Crochetville! Thank you Pinkie (HUGS!) I love them!
A gorgeous set of booties to keep my feet warm and toasty during these cold winter months. Of course, when I got the package, I had to open it right away. When I saw the booties, I was overcome with tears and joy. .........and of course, I had to put them on immediately. Oh, and in each bootie was some yummy Vanilla Chai Tea! A surprise inside a surprise....oh my goodness! The booties, Oh what a glorious fit.....oh how warm and cozy! Thank you, sweetie, with all my heart and thank you for your prayers and caring about me. Can I go now and enjoy a cup of tea while putting my feet up to enjoy looking and feeling the comfort of my new booties?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2 more squares for FARA

These are 13 squares I am donating to FARA

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Comfort After Surgery

This is a GORGEOUS afghan that I received from a dear, sweet, crochet artist from Crochetville. She knew that I was going through a rough time, with some health issues and she knocked my socks off, by surprising me with this beautiful gift.
The colors are so comforting and the design is so lovely. What a treasure! What a friend! This just gives me the warm fuzzies all over. Such kindness is overwhelming, thank you sweetie, with all my heart!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

April 21, 1910 - May 27, 2008

This is a picture of My dear Aunt Helen.

She will always be lovingly remembered and very close in heart.

She took care of my daddy while he was dying, when I could not be there.

Aunt Helen and my dad were brother and sister. Now they share a new home in Heaven!

Aunt Helen, I love you! May the Lord wrap His arms around you and give

you peace.

Friday, June 27, 2008

This is me, sitting with all the boxes and packages of crocheted squares for the "Hooking for a Cure" Challenge. Even if I were standing, I still would look small in comparison to all those packages. I'm only 5'3'', so I truly am a shortie. Ignore how bad I look, as this was an impromptu photo shoot. It's hard to catch my daughter to take pictures for I had to take the opportunity when I could. I wish I could have at least fixed my gray hair and put some make-up on, lol. Maybe we can just think that I was working hard that day.
These are all the boxes and packages that I received from all the angels in Crochetville for the Hooking for a Cure Challenge. Very impressive indeed. Just look at them all! There are two full stacks, of packed crocheted squares, that reach right up to the ceiling with no space left over. WOW! Great job ladies. Now I can't wait to hand deliver them all to Angelfire.... and bury her in them! She's gonna love it!
The pictures really do not due the boxes justice. If you could see the stacks of them in person, you would wonder, how on earth did we make so many squares. Well I tell you, it took hard work, perseverence, dedication, lots of love, time and effort to pull this off. So many wonderful women, have put forth their time, talent and treasure to make the challenge an overwhelming success! I'm so proud of this group of ladies! They came through like no other group I've ever seen before. The humor and support was nothing short of amazing and awesome. Working together and cheering each other on during the month of March 2008 was incredible. Thank you ladies, each and everyone of you! Hugs to you all!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

2 additional Crochet Squares, for the "Hooking for a Cure" project.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

These are some of my squares to make an afghan for

the "Hooking for a Cure" project, started by angelfire.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

These are the start of my squares for the Hooking for a Cure contest.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

This is one of two squares I made that is going to a member of Crochetville. The second one is the same pattern, but with a yellow flower instead.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Hooking For a Cure

These Squares, (Below) are ones I made for the "Traveling Hook II, Hooking for a Cure" project over in Crochetville. this is a humbling experience and a very worthwhile cause. I wish the whole world could participate in this cause to find a cure for cancer. I am sure that many are doing their best in their efforts.
Cancer has afflicted so many people, including my friends and members of my family. I wish this disease, known as the big C, could be erradicated.

Orange for Leukemia
Burgandy for Multiple Myeloma

Black for Melanoma

<- Gold for Childhood Cancer

Emerald Green (the color did not show up well) for Liver Cancer

Kelly Green for Kidney Cancer

Lavender for General Cancer Awareness

Yellow for Bone Cancer

Lavender for General Cancer Awareness

Blue for Prostate Cancer
Yellow for Bone Cancer

Pink For Breast Cancer

Pink for Breast Cancer
Teal for Ovarian Cancer/Cervical Cancer

Emerald Green for Liver Cancer. The color is bad here, but it is a pretty Emerald Green

Grey for Brain Cancer

Teal and Grey for Ovarian, Cervical and Brain Cancer

Clear/Pearl for for Lung Cancer. I made two of these, but I accidentally deleted one.

Pink for Breast Cancer

This is a beaded bookmark that I made for a very dear friend. It is going along with a book that I think she would really like to have.