Sunday, December 9, 2018

A Room Without A View

I was in full baking mode for a cookie walk this weekend to benefit the food pantry. My first time using a cookie press and the last time that is much harder than I want to work for cookies.

Then I found a Madeline recipe so I tried out my new pan OMG that is a keeper recipe! It made a dozen I passed out a few and we ate the rest with tea yummmm. 

I finished my Christmas stocking,very happy with it. 

This is the one I did years ago not that happy with the gold braid I put on it but I have decided to leave as is and move on.

Working on finishing this little rug I hate whipping a rug!
But I am almost done.

I got my tree up.

put out a few of my Santa's  
Sorry about the pictures my phone is making me crazy with these pictures!

 I spent a couple of days in the hospital! On Wed I started to feel sick by Wed night I was full on SICK! Long story short I feel much better and all I can say is WOW. I just hope that is it for me for the rest of the winter or ever! I have never had anything like it before.
Have a wonderful week we are cold but sunny I will take it over snow any day.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Saving My Burning Bushes

We built our house 30 years ago and when we did landscaping we
planted this row of burning bushes, they have grown and grown. But the snow this year was making a mess of them.

I am had to save them! But holy cow what  a work out it was!
I carefully removed the snow and dug up the branches under the snow. But it worked. when I got the weight off them and they would spring back and wave back and forth made me feel great.

This was From a storm we had on Tuesday. I know we have lost some of our birches they are still bent over. Makes me so sad, I love birches especially in the full moon light they seem to glow.
I thought I could get away with my hiking boots but my feet were soaked so it was good to get out of them and into...

My new socks! My sweet friend and cousin Donna knit me a very special warm and cozy pair of socks.

They go great with my new slippers. I have had slippers with holes and husband hates them, Usually he doesn't have an opinion on anything like that but for some reason he kept saying buy new slippers. So I did.

I finished a couple of new pieces this week, I will show them another time. But thought this was pretty true of all of us who create.

We are having a cold, rainy, icy, day so we have tucked in. We have been decorating but not done yet. I did get a wreath on the back door. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Merry December Everyone!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

A Cold Week

It was a very cold and snowy week and much to 
early for us.

Thanksgiving morning was the coldest on record!
We were tucked in the the wood stove and fireplace going.
We had Thanksgiving here just us two of us. We were invited to my daughter's and her in laws but we really wanted to just tuck in.
Our lives are so busy it was good to have a day just for us.

This Saturday was the first nice day we have had in a bit.
So I bought some cheap wreaths, changed the bows and added a 
sheep that my husband made me years ago. Voila Christmas.

We didn't go far Sat night so I spent the night binding and adding it to a pillow. I have since added some of my mother's old buttons on the corners. 

Today between cleaning the house and making beef stew and biscuits, I am binding this stocking that I hooked years ago.
 I hooked two stockings years ago and hated how I finished the first one and then I guess I gave up. But I am back at it. 
We are in for more snow this week 
Have a great week!

Sunday, November 18, 2018


I got this (pink) cyclamen as a gift last year at Christmas. My aunt said to put it outside in the shade in the spring and forget it,( I did water it now and then) bring it inside for the winter. Wow does it it have a lot of buds yet to bloom! It worked like a charm! I have always thrown them after they were done each year. The violet in the back blooms most of the time it was my mom's. I think of her every time I look at it.

We have had some amazing sun rises! But of course the sunrises are followed by snow. We had some snow a couple of times this week. Much to early for us! Plus we are plenty cold burr.

I am getting to the finish line with this rug. Not very big but very sweet, I think my sweet B would love it.
I went to a couple of Christmas fairs and a thrift store this weekend.
My big find at the thrift was the pie crust cutter. 

I was so excited to use it. So I made a pork pie and nope it didn't work. Back to the thrift it goes. I love  gadgets but this didn't do the trick.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday another week gone. And a busy one as usual.

On Tuesday was voting, we still count our ballots by hand.
 I was one of 16 that counted that about 1200 ballets.
(Small town.) Thursday my women's group had their thanksgiving here at my house. I love seeing those ladies and always a laugh or two.
Friday at work my neighbor stopped by to tell me she has a friend looking to get rid of some wool. A large contractor bag of wool!
So husband and I got directions and stopped by for the wool.
But I am finding that most of it not is not pure wool it's a blend.
I washed up what I wanted pitched what I didn't.
But inside the bag was this rug I had never see one like it.

I looked it up and it is a shirred rug not very big but sweet I will keep it.

Yes we had some snow that they plowed Friday night,
with very high winds. Now it is cold brrr. But our Mt Washington was in hurricane force winds. if you would like to see them live which is a lot of fun as they are young guys and they do some fun stuff to prove how cold or how fast the winds are go here.( It is on facebook)

I work in a college town and you never know what you will find when you go in, in the morning. I look down and eyes are staring up at me near the storm drain. Yes Mr Potato head eyes! what the????

I told my coworker to look down when she came in. Then when I left I find them taped to my windshield, I didn't see them until I got into my car and started it. Funny Funny.

Another busy week ahead I am working over time every week and not happy about it. But we are in a staff shortage and I feel bad not helping out. But I have told them I refuse to work weekends.

Have a great week!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The End Of Halloween

I know most you have moved on from Halloween but this is
Halloween night trick or treating with B and family.
The police and fire dept were out in the community and handing out candy. This was an ambulance decorated scary...

B would have nothing to do with it. I don't blame her the scarecrow screamed when you got close to get candy.

But the neighborhood really went all out there was a grave yard in the front of this that they made.

This house is always fun! lots of blow up.

lots of carved pumpkins.

This tree was orange how it showed up white is beyond me.
We have had rain,rain and more rain. Today was sometimes sunny and sometimes cloudy but no rain. We had breakfast and out
we went to clean up the fall leaves, for hours. We are both are very tired and sore, it is hell getting old. But the yard looks good. I also cut pine branches to fill the buckets by the back door before the soil freezes.
I am hosting my women's group this week for our Thanksgiving. 
I love getting together with our women's group so fun lots of laughter and wine..

Have a great week!!

Sunday, October 28, 2018


I know I have shown this rug before but still one of my favorites.
The colors are not showing very well though here.

We got another round of snow this week not much for us just lots of wind, hail and rain. The wind oh the wind was so strong.

We also took a trip into Boston for husband's yearly check up.
He got a great report and we go back in a year. We were going to stay over night the night before but because the Red Sox are in the  world series the cheapest room was 900.00 in the city yikes I will deal with the traffic for that much $.

Miss B was in a school play. She did great job. she is in the crown and gold cape. She loved every minute of it.

I also got to go to lunch with a good friend on Thur. I got out early from work so it worked out great. We went to church landing and had a wonderful lunch! 

Since plans got changed around this weekend I ended up with free time so I baked the first pork pie of the season...

And a apple crisp. I had no oatmeal in the cupboard so I used some granola I had and it worked out so good.

We also kept the fire place going most of the day.

I did get to the thrift on my way out and about doing errands.
this was 1.00 and as cute as can be.

This was also 1.00 a hand thrown pottery mug with the top that does fit, great for work when I make a cup of coffee and don't get back to it for a few minutes

This was free, I pulled the fabric liner out and ran it through the washer and dryer perfect.  
I am working on a Christmas rug I have a good start on it
so I should be done for Christmas
We trick or treat with B and my daughter and son in law Wed. then
my son in law's grandmother hosts a fun spread of food and a get together.
I also have my yearly check up. I am hoping some of my numbers are better, I have been exercising and lost some weight and I've been eating better. 
Happy Halloween, Boo!