Tuesday, November 12, 2019

No snow yet

But definitely cold enough. (Warm tri color quinoa black bean salad for lunch)

Monday, November 11, 2019


Was yard day. Cleaning everything up and getting ready for winter.
Tomorrow. Snow ice sleet. The high will tonight's low. It will bottom rapidly out at 21
Today. 61 and this:

Sunday, October 6, 2019

It’s October 5th and it’s beginning to look...

Like Christmas?!?!? Hubby and I ran to Lowe's yesterday for some gas for the blower since the leaves are starting to accumulate and fall and Halloween decorations were no where to be seen. Crazy.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The calendar says it’s fall

but the temp was 90 and humid. Thankfully the cold front is a coming and tomorrow will be about 57 (with lots of rain but we need it) tomorrow and 60's for days!

So to celebrate fall here are some baked pumpkin donuts. Gluten-free and vegan and the 2 kids that were home tried and ate them. They were actually very tasty but more like a muffin texture-wise.

I sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar on them.  I didn't have powdered sugar and honestly, I would do it this way next time too. I am no much of a fan of powdered sugar

Current project because well I have a ton of Christmas stuff to make and my back is not cooperating of late. Yes, I know it's only been a month. Yes, I know the surgery was way more invasive then they thought it would be. Yes, I know I m technically ahead in healing but I am impatient and I want it over with. So anyway, now that that's out of my system. The orange yarn is actually one of the first yarns I ever made back that I bought at my very first Rhinebeck. I have no idea what it is or what is in it. I do know however it has mohair in it and itches like a son of a &*^$#. I still have a good amount of the fiber left I just couldn't spin it anymore. I do however have enough to make this cute little pumpkin which I can knit while enjoying my new best friend, my heating pad.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Finally after five and a half years

This is a pile of ends woven in on a project I blogged about sweater wise on 3/25/14.  It started off as another sweater that even though I loved it, on me it looked horrid. (See 2/25/14 on the sidebar)

Its Elizabeth Zimmerman's New Zealand sweater and well the reknit of the body went fast. Then we moved and well life happened. It stalled with just one sleeve to go.
(pre-bath I just had to try it on)

and so last year I picked it up and knit most of the sleeve. and then realized I couldn't read my own notes. (note to self: you will not understand what the hell you mean later on. Trust me. Write better notes!) and the sleeve was way bigger than the other one. So I ripped it out and put it away so I could think of a way to make the sleeves match.

bath time

What I would up doing was "reading" the other sleeve and changing my notes and constantly checking to make sure they were matching up. Thank goodness for knitting experience and my ability to actually read my knitting. I really didn't want to rip the other sleeve out to reknit them both together.

drying time

Because the yarn was from another sweater with tons of parts there were a ton of ends to weave in. It took most of the day (on and off) to do but it is done and I have my sweater. Which is even baggier than I originally planned but hey I wanted baggy and that is what happens when you lose weight and take 5 and a half years to finish.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Beautiful and dangerous looking

Watch our guest making her web. She has huge fangs that I was not going to get that close to take her picture. It was mesmerizing to watch her build her web. Nature is amazing

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

And they are all off

At least these two are smiling. A senior and a sophomore ahhhhhh!!!!!


Because I forgot number 1 was off 2 weeks ago
:(. Buffalo State. 6 hours away. :(

Number two off to school

And not very happy about it

Saturday, August 24, 2019


First fire of the year

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019


And exciting at the same time. My Dillon is off to college tomorrow:(. Fingers crossed I don't completely lose it

Monday, August 12, 2019

Some sewing and yummy-ness

 For some reason, the heart is greyed over ( maybe just my computer) but they are really deep blue. The picture doesn't really give the size either. It @ 26 inches by 24 inches. I am planning on turning it into a big pillow so hopefully, I can get a good picture of the blue. The "white" squares are low volume whites.  Basically white on white or grey on white.  This was a trial run for a quilt I am planning using scraps.

Now for the yum.

This is something that has taken longer than it ever should have. Ah, life. (still working on bending space-time continuum)  Purchased at Rhinebeck back in 2011. It's a combo of merino (yum) alpaca (double yum) and silk (again yum) I have 338 yards of Yum. It's so soft and squishy. I have petted it numerous times already. It's sitting on my dresser waiting to be put away and I give it a squish when I go past =)

Saturday, August 10, 2019


So I saw this quilt and thought about making it to a pillow but it was just two pictures so I figured it out and here is the result (I'm sure I could have dug more on the internets and found the directions). It came out pretty good except for one glaring mismatched seam. Ugh. Hopefully the gift one will work out better

Thursday, August 8, 2019


It's hard to see but there is a double rainbow:)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

There was sewing

I actually didn't go anywhere today (which is a small miracle in of itself) see there was sewing. The right way with ironing of seams too. Gasp!!
There was also the quilt sandwich made (backing fabric(white flannel) and batting then the quilt top. And it was pinned together!!! I even got time to cut the fabric for the binding.!!


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Sewing (hopefully)

So I have all these projects that need doing. A baby quilt for a wonderful reading teacher and holiday gifts to start. I know I try to start early every year and it doesn't happen but hey still trying (isn't that the definition of insanity)

Anyway. The baby quilt is all cut out. My newly configured sewing area is all set. Now to just get the time. Ahh time ugh. I need to learn to bend the time space continuum

Sunday, June 30, 2019

First harvest (2 weeks ago)

Top left to right parsley basil. Bottom left to right mint and catnip. (Kitty's were very very happy)

Saturday, May 25, 2019

First attempt

At gluten free bread. And well it's not the worst GF bread I've ever had. That's the best I can say. More experimenting is most definitely needed. So not worth the two days and special flour that cost $8 off of amazon. :(. Sometimes a girl misses bread.

Monday, May 20, 2019


A very very long term project. My car/travel project are these little hexagons. Each side is 3/4 an inch. Eventually they will be put together as flowers to make what is called a "Grandmothers flower garden" quilt. There are many variations and I am not sure how I am going to do mine. I am basically cutting a FQ (fat quarter of fabric roughly 18x22) down to 2 inch squares and that's how many of each color I am doing. I know the center of each flower will be white to tie all the colors together.

Friday, May 3, 2019


It was nice.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Where my peeps at

Nothing like waiting until Thursday night to decide to make the kiddies something for Easter. Pictured are 4 of my kiddies and my nephew's. I have two more to male to get shipped off for Code and his girlfriend

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Flower update and some actual crafting progress. (Yes Aunty they are in black and white. Need to hide it somewhat from the person it goes to)

Monday, April 15, 2019


There will be four!!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Now we are fancy


My daughter made fun that I should be a foodie that post pictures on Instagram (nope not happening). But I can blog it. They are just well like sushi roll but no fish. Just Avacado,red cabbage, carrots and cucumber rolled up.