Thursday, January 26, 2012

Notebook Cover

Just finished another notebook cover. Can't show the whole thing because it is a gift. I will show you it after it is given.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cold Winter Morning and a Finish

It was in the minus degrees F. this morning and the sky was so pretty but it was bitter cold out. These pictures were taken around 7:00 AM.

This a finished notebook cover. Sorry I can't show you the whole front but it is a gift and the person may see it. I will show you the whole thing at a later date.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Giveaway was Received Today

Laurie received the giveaway for my 3 year Blogiversary today. This is what she recieved. Glad you liked it Laurie.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

House Blocks

Here are my first 2 house blocks. Terry and Jane are doing a set of 6 different colored house blocks for a quilt. They talked me into trying it. I have never pieced a block like this before, just squares before. I need lots of practice doing this kind of simple piecing. I do like the way they came out.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crochet Hook Roll

I made this crochet hook roll many years from clear plastic and felt. What is laying on the table was in all the pockets, but every time I picked it up they wanted to fall out. So I got busy and fixed the problem.

I took fabric and made a cover for the whole roll. I sewed the felt to the bottom half of the cover which is a double thickness of fabric with the raw edges inside. I sewed it on all 4 sides. Adding a tie cord to the left side seam. Here it is all re-filled.

Here it is closed. I folded the top flap inside over the hooks and rolled it up and tied it. I reall like the way it came out and no more spilled hooks. Some of the hooks in it were from my Grandma and are very old. I have a few bone hooks of her's in there too.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blogiversary Winner

Hubby just pulled the name of the winner from all my comments and the winner is Laurie .Link
I will ship out her gift as soon as she sends me her address.

Thanks for all your nice comments.

Back with more pictures soon.

Skies, Mostly

This was Monday morning and I loved the look of the clouds in the sky at sunrise.

Same sky a few minutes later. It looks like waves in the sky.

This was Monday night and there is a ring of color around the moon. Click picture for a better view.

This is hubby scraping a heavy frost off the van windows. Better him than me.

He called me and told me to check out the sunrise. It sure was red. The old saying goes, Red sky at night sailors delight, red sky in morning sailors take warning. Meaning bad weather is coming I guess. We are expecting rain tonight.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Today is my 3 year Blogiversary. I am having a 3 day giveaway. Please do not spread this on your blogs because I would love to have one of my regular followers win this. You have until 5 PM Wed. Jan. 11 EST to leave a comment on this post. I will pick from the comments left here.

I have really enjoyed the last 3 years of blogging. I am looking forward to many more years of new frends and old ones and lots of inspiration.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sunrise and the Birds are Back

These first 4 pictures are of the sunrise this morning from different angles out my front window. They look so different.

The swarm of thousands of black colored birds are back. This is the field across the road from us. Click on the picture for a better view. All those dots are birds.

I stood in the front window for awhile and this is a group taking off and coming our way.

Birds in flight.

More birds in flight. I do not even want to think what all these birds are leaving behind on our vans.

Birds back in the field across the street.

I hope you clicked on the pictures to see them better. I have no idea how many birds there were but they appeared awhile back and I posted about them then but I think there are more of them now.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snow and Key Fobs

This is the snow we got over the last 2 days. Only about 4 or 5 inches. Less than some areas here in Northeast Ohio.

Here are my new key fobs. They are big enough to go over your wrist when you are walking or just hold your keys so they are easier to find. I think they will be a nice gift to add to any other gift, just a little something extra.

I still need 2 people for my PIF from the last post. Please let me know if you are interested. Have a great day.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


It is my turn to do a Pay It Forward (PIF)

It's all very simple really. In the next year (I'm sure it will be much sooner than that) I will make something handmade for each of the first 3 people that signs up for my PIF. Then each of those people will post the PIF on their blog and in turn will send something handmade to three people, and so on.

So who would like to receive a lovely handmade gift? And maybe even a little surprise with it. Just leave a comment on this post and make sure you have your email showing on blogger and I'll be in touch soon! Thanks! I will take just the first 3 that leave a comment and are willing to follow up with a PIF when they get the one I send.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Here are my first 2 finishes for 2012. I saw these on a blog and did a search for a pattern. They are very easy to make.

It is hard to believe that it will not be long and I will have had my blog for 3 years. I have met a lot of great bloggers in that period of time. I have had many inspirations from all my blogging friends too. You have all kept me going with new ideas over the years. I want to thank Terry, my daughter for getting me started and for keeping my headers refreshed when they needed it. Thanks a lot Terry.