Welcome to my blog about yard sales, crochet, my family and my life. A yard sale map in one hand and a crochet hook in the other.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Saturday news

Wouldn't you know after weeks without rain, it finally does on the day we go yard saling! There were several community yard sales along with a church sale, but we only got to the church and the first neighborhood before the rain started. Pam and Micki went with me this morning and we found a few treasures before we were rained out.
A driver's manual for Sloan to study......
 A parrot print...........
 A Corning Ware casserole dish to match my set $1.....
 Hair scrunchies $1. I'm not going to use them for hair.......
 ....but for holding seams together for my crochet! I saw similar product on Facebook and thought, why not?
Two pair cargo shorts $2 each (my size!)
 A vintage Dixie cup dispenser $1. I have one that I ordered from the back of a Dixie cup package years ago and I still use it!
 A suction handle $1. Thought this would come in handy with my balance problem.
 Snowman trinket box $1....
 Scrooge 50 cents!
 Snowman and cats $1....
Justin and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary Wednesday. He surprised me with these beautiful roses. We're going out to eat this evening.
I started a granny stripe afghan to use up my scrap stash... 
I just reach in, grab a ball and crochet until gone. This basket was full when I started!
That's all for now.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Crochet update

I haven't posted any crochet lately, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. I am working the Marly Bird CAL and waiting for the next instructions which should be the collar.
In the meantime I finished my version of a Granny Square Jacket without the hood. The yarn is Lionbrand Landscapes in Desert Spring colorway.

It's the first garment that actually fit! I also made some Indian corn....
..and some pumpkins.....


..........a spiderweb.....
Now what????? I hate when I don't have a particular project to work on! I'm thinking of making something with scrap yarn. Going in! Wish me luck!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Amelia's 1st birthday

My granddaughter, Amelia Diane, turned one on September 26. We had her party yesterday. What a beautiful little girl!
What a beautiful family!
Maxel is such a sweet little boy (just like his daddy).
 Della looks like her mama more every day!

 That's me in the pink shirt. When I first saw this picture I couldn't believe how much I look like my sister, Pam!


 Great-aunt Jill...












 Della and Maxel liked her gifts!


 Declan discovered how much fun these were!


God has blessed me with beautiful children and even more beautiful grandchildren!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What a fun weekend!

I think everyone had a great time this weekend. Pam and I made a "girls only" trip to her cabin in Crumpler, NC so we could visit the antique festival in West Jefferson. We arrived Friday night and got up early Saturday morning. We started at 8 o'clock and didn't finish until after 3! We also went to a few antique stores before we headed back to the cabin. What a beautiful day!
Here's my haul......brass swans 50 cents each. I got these at a yard sale on the way to the antique festival.
Brass apple bell $1....
Brass praying hands bookends $1....

Vintage replica signs for the boys and Justin $10 each....(can you guess which one is for Sloan?)
A rooster for mama $1..his feathers are a lily ........
King and Queen in a sleigh $5.......(ceramic)...

My address in script $5 each.....
70's plastic mushrooms $1...

Marilyn Monroe salt and pepper set $12....

We ate supper at Shatly Springs. Look at the size of those biscuits!
 We saved these two for our breakfast this morning!
On the way home, we stopped at the Apple Barn and got some....wait for it.......APPLES!
I also got some Asian pears for Justin. While we were still in town Saturday, we went into a kitchen store. They had different samples of dips, salsa, oil, etc. But the best sample was this.....
It tastes like BACON!!!!! Everyone will have to wait until Christmas before I let them taste it!
Friday was the first day of bow season and Justin got a doe before 8 o'clock!

 Justin took Sloan and his friend to the 'mud bog' Saturday. I think they had fun!






I'm tired! Just going to rest for a little bit. I missed my crochet!