Monday, March 9, 2015

Off The Grid For A While...

I've been under the weather lately, but so have a lot of other people. I went to the doctor and he gave me a shot. I feel much better, but the drainage and coughing seem to keep lingering on and on. Hubby has it worse than I do. His has been going on since September 12th. He started getting it the day we left on a trip, that's how I know the exact date. He is going back to the doctor tomorrow, maybe this time it will help.

I'm getting ready to leave for the Camino de Santiago. I won't be able to post until I return, but will post as soon as I can. I may be able to read and comment. I haven't been able to figure out how to post pictures from the I-phone or the I-pad. Sure wish I could. Hubby isn't going on the Camino he is staying home to take care of critters.

Just wanted to touch base and say that I would be off-the-grid for a while. Hope everyone has a great and blessed week.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What's Off The Needles...

Here's a scarf I knitted for my granddaughter. She is a Harry Potter fan. You can make it any color you choose. It's very simple. I used a 16" circular size 8 needle. Cast on 70. Place marker and join in the round. Work in the stockinette stitch (knit all stitches) 7inches wide and 70 inches long without fringe, or as long as you want it.
I was taking it to her today, but seem to be under the weather a bit, so it will have to wait.
Have a great evening!

Monday, February 16, 2015

What's On The Hooks...

While keeping the two grandkids a week or so ago, Fuzzy, the four-year-old, asked if I would make him an owl. I got out the crochet hook and some yarn. Within a few minutes I had crocheted a tiny little owl no more than four inches long. He was happy.

This past week when he came he asked me to make him a bear. We looked on line and finally decided on a Paddington Bear. I was actually looking for a pattern that I had made in the mid-eighties, but didn't find it. If anyone happens to have that pattern and doesn't mind sharing please let me know.

This is the best one I could find. It is a free pattern on Ravelry. You can find it under Yellow Pink and Sparkly by Janet McMahon. I have all the pieces completed, but not all are sewn together. It's a very easy pattern.

Here it is in it's almost completed stage.

                  Paddington has black ears.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winner of the GYB giveaway...

Have been waiting on the two week mark since the GYB post. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and to those who decided to follow. I visited many, many blogs and hope to visit more in the future. I will reveal the winner at the end of the post.

I've been babysitting two of my grandkids a few days a week since Christmas while mom and dad work on the building of a new house. They are four and two. Four is a very fun age. They can say the cutest things while being perfectly serious. One evening I told them, "Let's go to the kitchen it's suppertime." Fuzzy, the four-year-old, threw his arms in the air and shouted, "Yes, it's suckertime. I love suckers." When I told him I didn't say suckertime he said, "Next time say it's foodtime and I'll understand." Luckily, I just happened to have two suckers, from Lord knows when, in the pantry, so it all worked out. I also learned something about myself. According to Fuzzy, I look better with my glasses on. I thanked him for the tip and wondered silently if pulling my glasses on and off in public was a good idea or not. Here is a "selfie" taken on his mother's phone and sent to me as they were driving home.
The two-year-old had to have glasses last week. While I was keeping him I noticed his eyes were crossing. After his mother picked him up she called and said she had noticed it too. It was rather severe. She immediately called for an appointment with a pediatric ophthalmologist.

After a few days of wearing them he refused to let his mother take them off when it was time for bed.
I will contact via email.
Thanks again to everyone who visited.
Have a great week!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog...

Welcome to the 2015 Grow Your Blog Party hosted by Vicki @ Two Bags Full.
2 Bags Full

My name is Kathy. My husband, Andy, and I have been married for 39 years.
I am mother to four and
Memaw to seven.

We live in a small West Texas town of less than a thousand. We have two Chihuahuas,
numerous donkeys

and cats.
I enjoy reading, quilting, photography, music, gardening, knitting, and crochet.
 Things I collect are sock monkeys, stereo view cards, old school bells, green dishes, Indian dolls and nutcrackers.
My blog is about whatever enters my mind. I call myself a recovering packrat, so I am in the process , an on-going process, of deep cleaning with the goal of getting rid of...
I am retired, so I have no excuse. Right?
On April 8, 2014 I decided to walk the Camino de Santiago, a 500 plus mile pilgrimage across Northern Spain, with my oldest brother, so I am in the process of getting ready for that. We are leaving on March 12th and will return on May 11th. My husband has had two back surgeries and has no desire to go, so he is staying home to babysit the critters. 
That is a bit about me. Thank you for stopping by. Leave your comment to be entered in a give-away. I will announce the winner on February 15th. Make sure I have your e-mail in your comment. If you don't respond by email within 48 hrs. another winner will be chosen.
 I hope you will follow and visit often. My email is
Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My Dad 1927-2014...

My dad passed away on July 7th, 2014.
One day as we were discussing death and funerals he said, "When I die I want to be at home, on my couch, watching T.V, and just go to sleep." That appears to be exactly how he went. He was almost 87, still living by himself, and as sharp as a tack. My nephew who found him said his hands were folded in his lap just like he always kept them.
It's been a hard month. It doesn't seem possible that he's gone. It feels like I can pick up the phone and call him, or drive up and get him for breakfast, but I can't. I realize that death is part of life and it is all part of God's plan. God is good.
The last song played at the funeral was his favorite fiddle tune.
His two sons, four grandsons, and two granddaughters were among the 20 plus musicians that played  
"Florida Blues"
 Just for him.
He will forever be missed. 
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