Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Results are In!



It started snowing in the early evening yesterday and continued on through the night.  The wind actually howled as it swept around the house and entered by force as it whipped into every windowpane's seam and door jam.  I could even feel the chill around the light switches on the out side walls! There is a message here folks...maybe something about needing more insulation...."Ya' thank?" 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My First Hat

Actually, this is the first hat I have made. It is crocheted and felted. I made it for my sister, Anne. She doen't know it yet. I think she will like it. It is a little large for me , but, as she said to me, " I have a big head." So this should fit her fine. All I need to do now is decide if it needs a ribbon or a flower or something to dress it up.

This yellow bag is my first attempt at knitting and felting. It is pretty lop-sided, but, it did turn out better than I expected. I can't begin to count how many times I had to pull out stitches and begin again. I guess an experienced knitter could have made 50 purses in the time it took me to do this.
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If it doesn't get colder soon we'll have no white Christmas, we'll have to ask Santa for an ark!

Monday, November 23, 2009



More of my garden pictures

These are shots from Margaret's garden.

These are Grandmother's iris Anne planted in her yard. ( Anne took these pictures. )

I just had to add these pictures for they are wonderful to behold!

This is a stork ....They think babies are ugly, that's why they give them away.

You can link to more wonderful animal pictures like these on ( By the way, these are real, living birds. The bird above is called a Shoebill. )

Thursday, November 19, 2009

OK...So I'm a little obsessive/compulsive....

I know I could be knitting....
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Heart Walk

Goodness! I didn't post these pictures from the Oct 17 Heart Walk held in Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. It was a fun event. I'm glad I went. Of course, there were several of the staff members from the Cardiac Rehab. group I belong to at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, and as you can see, many participants from around the area. The weather was cold and dreary but it didn't seem to keep too many away.

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Yet More Cards!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Card from Dollar Tree store papers

This card is made from the Miss Elizabeth brand of paper that the Dollar Tree used to carry. The flowers are from a sheet of the wall paper decorations they carry. I am sorry they seem to have cut out the sales of all of their scrapbooking materials. WHY?!
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cyrus at Play

Let's enjoy a few more pictures of Cyrus, my funny companion. He talks up a storm, telling the dogs to "Stop!" when they start to bark, and he will call them in with a "Come on!", to hurry them in the door if I have let them outside. He will tell me, "I'll be back.", when I go out, and greet me with a "Hello" when I return. He will speak into his clay food bowl just to hear the echo and feel the reverberations, but, mostly, he is a sweet guy that is content to stay on his stand and watch me as I scrapbook and work on my card making projects.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I have been making a few cards. I will share them with you here. Enjoy!


It has been raining cats and dogs for days, as it usually does in February, and  the wind has been blowing as if it were March..  I don't know where we can go from January if this keeps up!  I guess the ice and snow can still usher in those last dreary months of the winter. 
I actually enjoy cloudy, rainy days like today.  I like being snug inside and seemingly protected by the low clouds and heavy rains.  The world is blanked in gauze like fog and the rain covers and muffles all sound and cleans all the grass and leaves.  The trees seem to lift their heads a little higher after a good bath and the birds sing out their delight when the sun starts to shine again.  Oh World, I cannot hold thee close enough!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

This is an old piece which is a salesman's sample of a china cabinet which I bought from a shop in Arcadia, NC. (Right down the road from the house.) I like the bowed glass front. I am using it to hold some of my favorite things. I have feathers, shells, dragonflies, stones, crystals, insect cases and seed pods amoung my many treasures. I love to look at them. The cabinet is small enough to stand on my bedroom dresser. Why, I enjoy these creations each day as I reach for my clean underware!
I must apologize for the pictures of the cabinet being sideways...I can't figure out how to turn them upright!