Sunday, December 28, 2008

Duck Hunting in the Snow

Well, this was Andy a couple of weeks ago with his pheasants. He went with my brother. He's a bit tired at this point in time. Here are the guys duck hunting. Andy is standing and their buddy Scott is sitting.

Here's Scott again.

Here's Andy and Sadee, our yellow lab. She likes to swim and bring in the birds for them! Yes, that is a black spot on her tongue. She was born with it. When she was a puppy, we thought she was always eating dirt, but it's part of her.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

It's Meltingggggggg

The snow is finally melting! It got up to 44 today and everything is really mushy. I'm not sure if it's going to refreeze tonight or not. If it does, the roads are going to be really slick in the morning.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

More Snow

We're up to 9 inches of snow today! The pictures above and below were taken Sunday afternoon, 12/21.

The picture below was taken on Saturday, 12/20.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Well, it's now up to 19 degrees here this morning! That is up from the 4 that it was at 7:30am. We are expecting anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow over the weekend though. I've taken some before pictures so we can compare it after the storm comes and goes.

Is everyone ready for Christmas yet? We're not. We still have some shopping to do. I've been busy making up orders for people. I think I've got all the Christmas ones out now. I just have to finish up some scarves for local people.

I'll post pictures later.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

in the Tri-Cities!

We've got snow, do you??

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My New Slippers

I can't believe I forgot to post these when I received them. My dear friend Shelle made these and sent them to me for a get well gift after my surgery. Aren't they the greatest?

Snowman Scarf

Here's my latest one. So what do you all think of it?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Staples are now out

I went to the surgeon and he pulled my staples today. I now have 4 scars on my belly, which is better than having the bad gallbladder.

This weekend is going to be cold. The weather folks are predicting snow! My sister is in Paris, France this week and she saw snow falling there too. I'm not ready for snow and colder weather, but it's not my decision, is it? I guess the sooner it comes and goes, the sooner we can enjoy SPRING! Yah, Spring, my favorite time of the year. I like it when the plants are getting green and lawns need mowing.

Well, that's about all I have to say for now.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Surgery is done and the Aliens are gone

I had my gallbladder and aliens removed on Monday.
I'm so glad it's over and I'm on the healing trail now. My after surgery nurses were great! I never felt like they were too busy to help me or anything like that. They made me very comfortable.

Today, I'm feeling better than yesterday and tomorrow should be even better.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Going to have Surgery

Well, my friends, this year has been a long, rough one for us. Now, it's my turn to be in the hospital. I get to have my gallbladder removed. I have what most would call stones in there. My good friend JR calls them 'Aliens' and I say the aliens and their home have got to go! I've had too much pain this past 6 weeks or so and I'm ready to feel better, so on Dec. 1st, their coming out!

It should be a day surgery and I'll be home that afternoon or evening. Doc says maybe 2 weeks off and I'll be good to go for Christmas.

This is going to cut into my crocheting time for 2-3 days and that part doesn't make me very happy, but at least I'll feel better.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Anyone Need a Sleeve for their Coffee or Tea?

I have listed these and more on my store
If you are interested in them, just drop me an email or buy it from my store.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Santa Scarves

I made up these 2 scarves this week. One is an adult size and the other is a kids size.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cupcake Hats

The pattern for these hats came from my dear friend Shelle. It's available on her Etsy shop Aren't they cute? Now, I need to make some little cupcake purses to go with them!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

My Sister, the World Traveller

My sis just arrived in Vienna, Austria today. Last week she was in Argentina. She gets to the hotel in Argentina and the restaurant across the street is non other than a Hooters! Can you believe it? How funny is that? We can't even get one in the Tri-Cities and there's one in Argentina! The closest one to us is in Spokane Valley.

In December, she's going to Paris. What a job she has. She switched jobs in April and I think she's pretty happy there.

I'll post pictures when she starts sending them to me.

Crochet orders are starting to come in for Christmas. I expect to be pretty busy for a while.

We've started having our reunion meetings also. If any of you readers are from the Kamiakin class of 1979, please let me know so I can add you to the contact lists. If you can help out, we'd love to have you join up. It's a lot of fun making contact with former classmates(notice I did not put 'old' I used former in that sentence :)
It's been 30 years and we need to find as many of you as we can.

Check out my crochet stores or my list of items for sale on this site. I have a lot of items in stock and somehow find time to make more. I'm sure you can think of someone that needs something that I make up.

Yesterday, I went to a couple of bazaars and had fun running into friends and new crafters. I had the nicest chat with Mr. Fleming. He was my ceramics teacher at Kamiakin. What a memory flashbacks of people that we both know. It was really fun. If any of you would like to take some pottery lessons or have kids that are interested, let me know and I'll hook you up with him. I think I have a future student for him.

I also ran into Zana and some crafters that I see from time to time. It just seems like there's not enough time to talk to everyone. I handed out a few of my business cards for Etsy and my shop too. There are some new ideas out there that really stuck with me.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I get up this morning, turn on the weather channel and they are trying to tell me that there is a 50% chance of snow tonight! We live in the desert and normally don't see snow until December or even January and it only sticks around every 5 or 6 years or so. Getting it this early is not a good sign of what's to come. I hope they are wrong!

It'll be a good week to stay in and finish on my crochet orders. I'm started to see some on both stores now.

Monday, November 03, 2008

My Witches Hug Scarf

I recently tested this scarf for Rsisland over at at The Crochet Forum. It's called the Witches Hug Scarf. Isn't it a cute one?

Saturday, November 01, 2008

A few of my Holiday Things

Christmas Tree Skirts

Christmas Stocking


Another Stocking

How about a few Gingerbread Men?

Or, a Gingerbread Lady?

Candy Corn anyone?

A Halloween Tree

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Party

Monday, October 20, 2008

Andy's A PUNTER!!

Andy is standing in the back with his hands out, waiting for the ball.

WooHoo!! It was an awesome game tonight!
We played Richland, which is a tough team. We were behind 12-8.
Andy got called in to punt the ball, which he did with great expertise, if I do say so myself. He got to punt 2 more times and it was incredible. We got another touchdown and an extra point to put us ahead 12-15. Then there was 1 minute left, they were moving down the field, until we caught an interception! And the game was ours. Wow is all I can say right now. It was a good game. Andy was so excited and he may get to punt next week too.