Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend Ramblin' & Opening Day....

...and no, I don't mean for a new store!  Yesterday was opening day of firearms deer season. John finally got to hunt with the 280 he got last year AFTER deer season.  It's been a few years since he's even been home for opening day.  What a highlight to his week!  He has been home for over a week now, while his truck is in the shop.  Well...here he is....John and his 10 pt.


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Okay, I've shown off the deer....now on to other things!  It was an early mornin' for me and I don't even deer hunt!  But rather than fight it and try going back to sleep again, I just got up right before the guys went out.  I just got my coffee/computer time in earlier before cooking breakfast.
I put on a pot of chili and a pot of beef stew....there are enough left overs that I am not cooking today!
Since I skipped church last week, I need to go today.
Besides cooking, I spent the day working on snowmen. And I don't know why I did it......but I pulled out my stash of patterns and started going thru them and pulling out this one and that one...then OH! I really need to do this one!  I'm not done with the mountain of things on my work table now and already planning what's next?  What's wrong with me?!And should I even tell you about the small skein of peaches & cream yarn I bought the other day?  LOL  I just couldn't resist.  Between walking thru the aisles and seeing all the yarns available and my sister, Marsha, crocheting up a storm, I felt inspired to crochet...and rather than overwhelming myself with several large skeins and an afghan pattern, I thought I'd do something small.

I used the directions for a dish cloth that was on the inside label.  Having yarn leftover, I thought I'd work up a potholder.  My Grandma Summers told me how to do this one years ago, so thought I'd see if I could remember....it's simple enough!  I'll get this finished up this weekend.  This will help me decide if I want to try to work up an afghan thru the winter months. I will have to invest or make a bag or basket to hide my yarns..Harley and Salem really like the yarn.  Clyde don't give a rip about it!  I used to crochet alot! Like doilies and afghans....then I set the yarns and needles aside and moved on to other things.  Every once in awhile I get the itch...especially while browsing the yarn aisles at the store!  All the books and patterns I had at one time, I've passed along to others. The only thing I've kept is the set of needles that John bought me  our first Christmas together.  And I was trying to remember who taught me to crochet...and I think it was several women in my life...my Grandma Summers, I think my first piano teacher, Jean Malloy may have shown me some things, Linda, a friend of my folks, my Mom-in-law.
I am determined to finish these standing snowmen today....I've been stitching hats together.  The clothes are ready to be stitched up...the fabric already stained so it's just a matter of sitting down at the machine today and stitching them up.
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I also want to let you know about my new web site.
A place where I can post all of my handmades and a few other things.  It's still in the works... Right now, things are listed in seasonal albums but will be adding more albums as things come up.

I hope you are having an awesome weekend!

3 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

Bambi???

Cinlyn said...

Oh no...it's not bambi! lol....This one is much bigger and older than Bambi~!

Sharlotte said...

Way to go John!!! My husband and son have been out in the deerwoods since the firearms season opened and still no luck. :( Those buggers have been coming out and walking right through came at night when they can't shoot and then nowhere to be found during the day! They're quite smart! I love that table or bench or whatever it is Cindy , that's in the background in picture of your crocheting.I love prim stuff with stars!