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.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Saturday News

Well, fudge! This is not how I planned to spend my Saturday! I've posted pictures on Facebook and Instagram, but my blog is my "electronic diary".
I had said I wasn't going anywhere on Saturday after a long day of shopping with Janet and Micki on Friday. But I had made some messy bun beanies for a friend and was going to deliver them to her and get a few things at Walmart. As I turned into the street to my friend's house, a car waiting to turn out decided they didn't want to wait any longer. BAM! T-boned in my driver's side! Hard enough to deploy all side air bags! My ear felt one of them when it deployed. Shaking so bad but I was able to call 911. Justin was in the passenger seat and was complaining of his left arm hurting. This really scared me because he has high blood pressure. He was able to get out but my door was jammed. The police had to use the 'Jaws of Life' to get me out. The driver that hit us was ok....her car didn't look like it had any damage. Found out later she was 92 years old!!!!
That's Justin in the camo jacket and Rodney in the blue.

 We opted to be checked out at the hospital because of my neck and back history and Justin's high blood pressure. We're going to be sore for a few days but other than that we're fine. Looks like a 'new' car might be in the future. Thank god we had GAP insurance!
Thanksgiving was a beautiful day with all of the kids and grandkids. No pictures except for sweet Amelia falling asleep in my arms.
 Holly had her hair pulled up into two pigtails that made her look like 'Cindy Lou Who'!
I haven't crocheted in almost 5 days now! Can't figure out what to do next! So many patterns to choose from!
That's all folks!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday news

Micki and I headed to Rock Hill for a day of Christmas shopping. We had no intentions of yard saling but that didn't stop us from stopping at a couple! We hadn't even got out of York before we stopped at the first one. I could not pass up this "truck" for the grandkids!
 Declan was the first to try it out and he loved it!

The next yard sale was at one of the high schools on the way. Would you believe this is a candle? $2!
 And so is this one! Also $2!

 A bathing beauty for my bathroom...50 cents!
 Two mugs from Mast General Store in Valle Crusis, NC which is near Boone. 50 cents each! Justin and I have visited this store on our 25th anniversary. Here's a link to that post.
I also got these grapes for 25 cents....
We stopped at K-Mart, found a couple toys, and then found the 80% off on Halloween aisle! There was a man and woman with their kids filling up their buggy with costumes, masks, decorations, etc. We got behind them at the check-out and they only paid $33 for a buggy full of fun! Those little boys are going to have so much fun with the costumes. Micki tried on a mask......
See that $2 sign? That's how much the costumes were! I got a few things for 50 cents each! I'm going to use these buckets instead of stockings! Maxel is the Minion, Della is Wonder Woman, and Josh, Declan, and Xander are Spiderman.
 This giant spider web and a pack of fuzzy spiders....
 A bat skeleton and a piranha skeleton!
We found good deals at Target too but I can't post those pictures because they are Christmas gifts for the kids. After everything rang up, it knocked $27 off! WooHoo!
Michael's had a good sale too. 70% off select Christmas decorations and floral picks!

 Got a free Santa too!!
We went to the mall and got a couple of gifts, then to Hobby Lobby and Walmart. More decorations.... My pink tree is my "bling" tree!

 My green tree is my "rustic" tree....

 My white tree is my "teal and lime green tree with a little fuchsia" tree... Love this mermaid...
 ..and seahorse I found at Walmart! $1.94 is not a bad price!
 Here's some of the 'poufs' and peacock feathers I got at Michaels...
 And some "squiggly" things...
See the mice from Cinderella? I've had these for years! I think they were a Happy Meal prize from McDonald's! I ordered the grandkids ornament last year.
 Here's the Scotty dog in plaid from Michael's and the owl from Walmart...
 There's the second Scotty dog. My tree skirt looks good, doesn't it?
I made a few ornaments while trying to figure out what I wanted to crochet next. These Santa's take no time to make. The beard is a pompom.
How about a miniature globe?
I have got to share these pictures of Amelia and Maxel that Ashton took at Declan's birthday party.

Amelia's hair is curly, just like Micki's. I know, I'm biased, but I have the most beautiful grandkids!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Christmas Show and more

 Yesterday was our annual trip to the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte. What a blast! We got there as it opened and it was a good thing we did. When we left a couple of hours later, the traffic was backed up for miles!
 We all wore matching shirts, courtesy of Janet, and got many compliments.
 Pam, Micki, and I trying to take a selfie!
This was Declan's first year and he was such a sweet baby.
This quilt inspired me to try to make a similar one in crochet!

I bought a set of bamboo sheets for my bed (no picture), and this sign for our deck.....
My best buy was this Christmas moose.....
I had people asking which booth I got him, but I had to tell them that he was the only one the vendor had!
 After the show, we had lunch and then did a little shopping at Target. I found these goodies. Doesn't this remind you of Chevy Chase's Christmas movie?
 This flamingo was on clearance and she matches my bedroom walls perfectly!
I finished a couple of crochet projects. I had to order the yarn for this plaid tree skirt.
This Santa Plaid Afghan took a couple of weeks to finish. It's Tunisian crochet and I had to use a circular crochet hook. My hands would ache every night but it was worth it!

Now I have to figure out what to do next!
Declan turned two Thursday! I keep him for Kayla once in a while and he is such a sweet and loving little boy. We're having his party today.
That's it for now.....until next time!