Saturday, February 28, 2009

The cutting of the trees.....

My son-in-law came today and cut down some trees for me. Some of them were dead and some were half dead. Now it will be a lot easier to mow come Spring. Here are a few pictures I made after he finished. The next thing is to have a brush fire. Oh Boy! I can't wait for that!
I enjoyed cooking for them today. I had fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes baked in the oven, a big salad and a Sultana cake. Ryan and Lucas were happy to be here and I was happy to see them. It didn't last long enough!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Friend Carolyn's Family.....

My friend Carolyn came to visit today and we finished up the "detail work" on her critters. The Red Hat snow lady is my favorite. The other three are "old timers" but still wanted to make their picture all together. All of these were made by Carolyn. Now we are both starting on an afghan. These little fella's and the afghans will be going to the fair come fall!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Snow ....Again

This is my yard this morning. It snowed about two inches and the temperture is 26 degrees. Wind chill factor is probably about 18. My tulips, daffodils and crocus are up. We need the snow to help raise the water level. So, I will be happy and dream of Summertime. Hope all of you are having a good Sunday!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Did anyone watch American Idol last night? The last boy that sang was my favorite.....Danny Gokey. He blew the rest of them away as far as I'm concerned. Titianna did a little better. She didn't act so silly. She really has a beautiful voice. I also like the boy from Chappel Hill NC. Tonight we will get to see the three that recieved the most votes from the group that preformed last night. I think Danny Gokey will be one of them.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Day Lily... Picture Made With A Scanner

Ken Mac from posted this on

First you put the flower over the scanner's glass. the flower must be face down. Next you arrange the flower as you like. then cover the flower gently with a black fabric, very dense, (all the scanner's superficies.) Don't shut the scanner's cover...if you do this, you may crumple the flower. Then turn on the scanner. Next you can save the image in some file you choose. The interesting thing in this process is the unexpected: we don't know exactly how the flowers will show up. It's an amazing surprise!

I think leaves of grass is on a blogging break, (she lives in Brazil) but go there and look at some of the flowers that have been scanned. They are amazing. You will have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the first page that comes up and on your way down, look at some of her pictures. I wish she would start blogging again.

I haven't tried the scanning flowers yet because my scanner is not working properly, but as soon as I can, I'm going to try it.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Here's a crocheted square I sent out this month. It goes to Kelly in IA. I wish everyone a Happy Valentine Day!!!!!

It is sharing and caring,
Giving and forgiving,
Loving and being loved,
Walking hand in hand
Talking heart to heart,
Seeing through each other's eyes,
Laughing together,
Praying together,
And always trusting
And believing
And thanking God
For each other......
For love that is shared
is a beautiful thing.....
It enriches the soul
and makes the heart sing!!!!
Helen Steiner Rice

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Snowman Purse for little girls......

I made this today. It is crocheted. I will put it in my "Christmas Box" for a gift this coming Christmas. I have to get some grograin ribbon (black with white polka dots) and tie a bow on one of the handles. It was fun to make.

Friday, February 06, 2009


Ryan sent me this picture. He wanted me to put it on my blog. They are hanging from his front porch.

Monday, February 02, 2009

SNOW DAY..AND ANIMALS..Will you make a CAPTION?...Please

This is some of Lisa's animals. The schools here turned out two hours early today. The school where she teaches turned out early also. I think everyone was happy to go home early. She must have grabbed her camera as soon as she got home. I got this one in an e-mail. It reminds me of a lion and a lamb! It is Clint and Gracie.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

My Herceptin Treatment....

I was looking through my pictures and ran across this one. It's me getting my Herceptin treatment. I go every three weeks and have five more to go. That will be a total of eighteen. I finish up sometime in May. I haven't had any side effects. My sister-in-law- Loretta has taken me every time except one and she was sick that day. I'm looking forward to the day when I'm through. Last year was like a lost year to me. I hope to make up for lost time come Spring!!!!