Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope Santa was good to everyone, and may you have a Joyous and blessed New Year.

Friday, November 21, 2014

I have crocheted quite a bit and here is a pink shawl, and some pot holders I made for all my family, and I also crocheted around a tea towel and made it into an apron.


A Hussif I made with my favorite color, yellow.  Holds needles and pins and sewing tools.




This is a Jacobean piece I am working on, here are a couple of pictures.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

So many months have passed since posting my last post.  Have been feeling really bad with Poly Myalgia Rheumatica, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, I have been on large doses of Prednisone and hopefully I will be off of it all together very soon.  I have done a lot of knitting, crocheting and a piece of Jacobean embroidery and taking care of my Yorkies.  The family is gathering at my daughter's home for Thanksgiving, there will be about 25 people and cannot wait for that turkey.  Everyone is taking a dish or two, so everyone will be cooking.  Our weather has been very nice 70-80 degrees but no cold weather yet hopefully it will be a nice day for Thanksgiving.  My son and his family will be down from Oakhurst (14 miles before Yosemite) it has been 1 year since I have seen my granddaughters 8 & 6 years old so it will be real nice to visit with them.  Wishing every one a Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, February 24, 2014




3 crochet flowers, top one is a 10 petal flower with picots, the middle and bottom ones are the same one done in a multi color thread and a beige color.  Very easy to do, found them on you tube and the instructor is great.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014





Sewing Husif made with embroidery thread and silk ribbon.

Porcelain Doll pincushion


Two Silk Ribbon pincushions

2nd view of Silk Ribbon and Stumpwork piece

Silk Ribbon and Stumpwork kit from Di van Niekerk in South Africa, it took me 3 months of working every day to finish.


Beaded Lapel pin


Silk Ribbon Needle Case Kit from Australia, made in a class with Gloria Mc Kinnon.

Lapel Pin, made with silk chiffon insert and an antique german wire mesh.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Busy working all day, put away all the outside Xmas lights and decorations. Cleaned porch, cleaned plants, watered and all looks good.  Also left a hanging plant holder for the Dove family that likes to build a nest in my hanging ferns.  I bought a hanging basket and put artificial flowers and greens all around the edge of the basket, leaving room for the Dove's to build their nest.  I have had 3 batches of babies born in my ferns, so they like my porch.  Hopefully they will like their new home.  Tomorrow I will tackle the inside of my home and put away my Xmas tree, and all the decorations.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year to everyone, and may 2014 bring you many blessings and a healthy New Year.  Have just arrived after a week in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs, California visiting my son.  We were on the go every day visiting with friends and going out to dinner.  I thought it might be a quiet visit watching movies but it turned out to be a busy time.  He is so much fun to be with, you never know what he will think up next, and all you do is laugh. The weather was perfect at about 75-78 deg every day, with beautiful blue skies and the evenings quite chilly. It was a great week and so lucky to have a son like him.