Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Lorelei and I had worked a bit on this puzzle the other day...and I worked a few more after she left.  But for the most part had hardly touched it.  Yesterday, Sarah worked on it while my other daughter and I sewed a while...then we came up and started working on it.  And finished it before the day was done.  It was mostly them....but I am glad it is done because I have things I need to do and I cannot leave a puzzle alone most of the time when I have one out.

But it is awfully tempting to start another one!

We had a white Christmas...but just a an inch or so.  It is bitter cold...it was 16ºF when I notice up in the morn...but got colder throughout the day.  I saw it 12º and then 10º two or three hours later.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Just a fun photo from Sarah

What makes this fun, is that both the dogs are laying on Sarah!  And Kitty Soft Paws at her feet.  She is loved.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Made these....

I had a lot of little pieces of orange fabrics left over from those pumpkin places mats earlier this fall.

So over the past few weeks I have pieced the pieces together randomly.  Finally worked a few minutes over the past few days and finished these little mug mats that are approximately 4 3/4 inch square.

Friday, December 15, 2017


Just have to post this little update....Lorelei is on her way home this morn!  Thank you for your prayers and thoughts! 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Not a new pic.....

 Photo from January, 2016
Our Lorelei is in the hospital with pneumonia.  She was admitted yesterday evening, and has to stay at least tonight and will see what tomorrow brings.  She felt bad Monday, then she her fever began...she did not throw up or anything like that.  Just a temp and wheezing.  She looks sick,  does not look horrible.  Her oxygen level is not normal.

The dr. was in this afternoon while we were there, and she was looking at the oxygen level and pulse rate and at Lorelei, and said you would never guess how sick she is by looking at her.  And she doesn't complain...teases and jokes with all the nurses, and whoever comes in, and cooperates and does whatever they ask.  So we will see what tomorrow brings.  Hoping she doesn't have to spend a third night, but if she does, we are thankful for the care she gets.

I am just posting this at both blogs...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bits & Pieces

We saw this juvenile bald eagle a few days ago.  It was midday and I was shooting into the sun.  I was going west, and he was sitting in a tree a few feet off the other side of the road.

This jigsaw puzzle is waiting for me...if I start it now, I won't be able to leave it alone.  I love puzzles.  When we were kids we would usually get a new jigsaw puzzle each Christmas.  I have loved them as long as I can remember.  My favorite part to work is usually the sky, or sky and snow.  and my least favorite parts are dark greens.

Bubbie likes to claim my lap a lot of evenings.  He loves snuggle time.

Some fabrics my daughter picked up for me.  She couldn't resist sending me a picture.  The one with the squirrel and the ones in the right stack are by this designer Tula Pink.  If you have time, look here.  I googled Tula Pink Fabrics and then clicked images.  A LOT of her fabrics have an animal in them.  And they are so cute.  Every time I look I see something I didn't see before.  Roger had trouble seeing the rabbit in THIS one--do you?

I had not really looked at them before...now I regret it.  IF you take the time to glance, be sure and look at the different color versions.  It can really make a difference, and one or two of them, you can see the animals better in some colors than others.