Saturday, November 30, 2013

Some things take time

Some projects require more time than others. For some, however, the person creating the project need a good swift kick in the butt to get moving.
I bought some material about a year ago with intentions of making pillow covers for the man cave. The material was perfect. When I spotted this in Joann it had man cave written all over it.

Now when it comes to fabric, I have all kinds of visions of wonderful projects in my head. I buy the fabric with good intentions of making things. When I get the fabric home the problem begins. My fears kick in. I have this ridiculous fear of screwing up when I cut into the material. I would hate to waste perfectly good fabric by screwing it up so instead I let it sit there where it will be safe and unused, therefore retaining it's status of perfection.

I finally convinced myself that it was time to cut and although I don't have a picture of the finished pillows they are completed and they look pretty darn good.

I wish I could convince myself that the world will not come to an end if I cut fabric wrong and screw it up. It's a shame that all this great material just sits there because of a silly fear. I think I may spend the day cutting fabric. Some I may cut right and some maybe not but it's high time I use some of it.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish all my friends all over the world a Happy Thanksgiving because no matter where you are, whether you are dining on turkey or bologna sandwiches, we all have things that we are thankful for. 

image courtesy of graphics fairy.

Comments are off today. Enjoy your day

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bundle up

The winds blowing and the snow is flying so it's a good thing I finished these.

It's hard to tell from the picture but this is a crocheted cowl. It's one continuous loop and it's about 4 inches wide. Not real bulky but enough to keep your neck warm.

This one is 8 inches wide and 30 inches long. It has 2 buttons so that it can be worn as a cowl also. With the buttons it makes it quite versatile in how you can wear it

This last one is a 4 inch wide scarf that is 49 inches long. It also has buttons on and can be wrapped around your neck a couple of times and then buttoned up. I did two of these and have been wearing the other one.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

and I thought snail mail was slow

So my daughter reads on my blog that the picture she texted me of Duke is lost somewhere between my phone and my computer. I tried twice to send the picture of Duke's freshly groomed cuteness and it never showed up in my in box. That was Friday evening. Saturday afternoon she sends the picture to my email from her phone and believe it or not, not only did I get the copy from her but the two I sent myself finally showed up.
I suppose it all worked out for the best though because that gives all of you a second dose of Duke

Saturday, November 23, 2013

So much for that idea

I wanted to post a picture of Duke that my daughter took the other day. She took Duke to the groomer for me and picked him up. He's looking quite spiffy with a cute turkey bandanna. She sent me the picture in a text message and I have tried twice to email the picture to myself so I would have it on my computer. My phone says the message was sent with the picture attached but it's NOT coming to my email.
I give up so instead you get a really old, really shaggy Duke

He looks so happy sitting there in the grass with the sun shining down on him. Won't be getting any of that this weekend, we're expecting snow.

Friday, November 22, 2013

60 grit

I would say that 60 grit is an accurate description of how my throat felt last Sunday. Coughing brought tears to my eyes. Thankfully after a day of downing a combination of hot and cold liquids my throat was feeling much better on Monday.
I wasn't lucky enough to get rid of the stuffy head feeling that has been my constant companion for the week though. I'm not quite convinced this is a cold, it could possibly be sinus issues but either way I have not been able to breath through my nose for days. Sneezing and coughing are two of my most frequent activities.
Boy I love this time of year. Hey at least it gave me something to blog about even if it is really boring material.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Long ago and oh so far away

Long Ago in a distant galaxy there was a blogger who actually posted to her blog every day.

Evil drones came along and zapped her energy and motivation and she now sits helplessly on her behind staring blankly at a television screen.

I hear the evil drones are considering releasing the blogger but as of yet it's still in the planning stages.

We had snow last week and I managed to escape from the couch long enough to stick my head out the back door and take some pictures. The second one I was pointing the camera up towards the outside light. I thought it looked pretty cool.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Teddy Bear Roll out

Kind of makes you want to go out and buy a few stuffed animals.

Monday, November 11, 2013

My lack of attendance

I seem to frequently be absent from my blog lately. I could try and come up with an elaborate story about where I've been and what I've been doing but that would require more effort than I care to exert at the moment.
The plain and simple truth is that with the colder weather I've been in hibernation mode.
Outside my window I see this

Of course it's pretty with the color but sadly a lot of that color is now on the ground and has been blowing up the street. It's been cold, rainy and we've even had a couple mornings that there was snow on the ground. It makes me want to spend all my free time curled up on the couch under a blanket either watching television or reading.
So with that being said, there are only so many times I can say "hey, I'm being exceptionally lazy and don't have anything to write about" Maybe tomorrow I'll tell you about how the computer has been boring me to death lately. Oh, never mind I just told you that. Ah well, If anyone needs me I'll be on the couch right after I get home from work.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Owl be enjoying the weekend as usual since I don't have to go to work. Owl be having lunch with a friend today and then hoo knows what.

I'm cheating today and all pictures are Microsoft clip art

I have a few owl jokes for you that I'm sure you'll get a hoot out of.

What type of books do owls like to read?

What happened to the owl who fell in a well?

He got wet

what does an owl need after his bath?

A t-owl

What happens if an owl doesn't wash?

It smells fowl.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

old fashioned dish washer

I unfortunately do not have the luxury of a modern dishwasher. I have to rely on the old fashioned style. Two cycles, wash and dry.

I've made a few of these sets and plan on making a few more. They'll make good Christmas gifts.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

test your imagination

Don't worry there is no right or wrong here. Just a little test to see how close  you come to what things actually look like around here.

Remember the work going on in my back yard? Well when you think about it does it look anything like this?

Now imagine it being a little wider. Would it look something like this?

What if you were to add lots of rain. Would it then look like this?

Now imagine Duke going out in the back yard. Would he come in looking something like this?

Actually those paws don't look too bad in the picture but you should have seen the tub after I got done washing all that mud off him. He even managed to get it on his face

Monday, November 4, 2013


Don't they just make you feel all discombobulated and turned around?

Disclaimer: Duke was not harmed in the twisting of this picture. I"m blaming this one on Sandra for this one because she sent me to Photoshop Express Editor. It's a quick and easy way to edit your pictures on line.

Seeing as how the majority of my weekend was spent on the couch either watching tv, napping or reading I really do feel like this today as I head back to work

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Breaking news

I'm impressed, I can't even manage to get that far with mine.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Cha ching

Yesterday after I got out of work Duke and I went for a little ride.

He says it was a nasty trick I played on him taking him to the v e t

He's had a bit of an itching problem and all my efforts to help the problem were failing. He got a nice little bag of goodies to take home and I got an empty wallet.

He was also due for his rabies and distemper so he got those two shots. Turns out he also had an ear infection so he got a prescription for that. I was out of the flea prevention and they had a deal where if you bought a 6 month supply you got 2 months free for $69. Total bill for the visit was $249 and change. I guess I won't be shopping this weekend. He was supposed to go to the groomer tomorrow but I called and asked her if I could change the appointment. My checkbook needs a couple weeks to recover.
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