Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mystery Projects

Remember this?

Here's what some of it turned into:

A shawl pin from the washer and the solid aluminum rods.

The shoelaces and a mending plate became an initial bracelet.

Monday, December 15, 2014


I am up to my eyeballs in projects.
You will not believe some of the things I'm doing.
I can't believe it myself!
I am ironing 6+ yards of tulle.
Yes, you read that right.
Tulle. SIX yards.

That might never get finished.
You see Anna needs a tulle skirt.
And I need my head examined.
I'm the one who gave her the idea in the first place!
Santa, all I want for Christmas is my head examined.....

My next projects involve these


And now for some projects that I am finished with:

Burlap and camo placemats with camo napkins. I love it with my good china and sterling silver. Don't you?

The Honey Cowl knit with Vanna's Choice Honey yarn for Honey. I can't help myself.

A half granny scarf in thread crochet.

And a grey shawl.
Nikki! Get out of the picture!

Santa, about that examination....could I get that before Christmas?

Friday, December 5, 2014


Last night was the annual "Parade of Lights" also known as the Athens Christmas Parade.

That's our Andrew. 
Marching in the parade for the VFW.
And yes, he was thrilled that I ran out into the street to get this shot.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


For the Fall Festival I made a can game.
You know the kind--knock down the cans and get a prize.
I painted the cans to look like Stormtroopers.

I just used what I had laying around the house.
A can of white spray paint, a sharpie, and some empty bean cans!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

According to Dave

I learn something new all the time.
Usually from my kids.
The other day I finally found out how babies are made.
Ten year old Dave informed me: it was because I held his daddy's right hand.
I've switched to holding Rusty's left hand, in case you were wondering.
Apparently it matters.
Just letting you know.

Monday, December 1, 2014

'Tis the Season

I guess the Christmas season is in full swing now.
Our tree is up and decorated.
It only took us 3 days to finish.
It's rocket science. Everything here is rocket science.
There are too many projects to get done.
I am trying not to get anxious and psycho.
We'll have to wait and see how that turns out.
The stack on my desk grows larger with each passing minute.
I can't find what I did with my pokey doo-dads I need for a project.
I don't know what's for dinner -- Thanksgiving leftovers are gone.
I just thought of something....