Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another Giveaway..

Ok I know I just had one but I just purchased  2 of these one for you and one for me.
It is new and wonderful. I can't seem to find who puts it out.
To enter leave me a comment and follow along.
This will be quick I will pull a name on Sunday March 4th
We are snuggling in a storms a comin :0)
6-10 inches starting late tomorrow.So that will give me good reading time.
To my northeast friends stay warm and dry.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cleaning Out Closets And Other Stuff.

I have been cleaning out closets and found a few treasures. These are paint by numbers that my daughter painted when she was little. I have them out for Easter, she is now 28 and will be horrified.I couldn't love them more if they were Monet.
You have to go visit my daughter's blog there are some cute Miss Baby picture said her Grammie.
I found this picture that my mother had, my grand father is on the right he was born in 1893 and on the left is his life long friend. I love this picture it is a bit of my grandfathers spirit he was up for anything. By the time I came along he was getting old but he would walk up the big hill in the winter and race us down on sleds. Such good memories.

I did get to the dump and found these 2 mason jars I think they are pints, the odd thing is they are square.

It was a cold snowy weekend and I felt like cooking. This is oatmeal bread that had
  molasses and honey in it.The bread was yummy with the pot roast and for toast the next morning.

Today I baked some peanut butter cookies, with a cup of tea heavenly.

I am working on transferring a quail hill rug. It is the chicken going to school. I am going to hook it for Miss Baby. I call her Chicken, her mom teaches school. Her dad is a juvenile probation officer so on the flag I will have the NH seal or maybe handcuff the chicken jk:0)
Thank you for all of the good wishes for David we have many blessing to be thankful for.

Big Deal I'm use to dust.
gravestone epitaph requested by Erma Bombeck (1927-1996)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Is This The Airport?

I have been so lazy lately not much of anything except reading. Last book read Carrie Fisher's
Wishful Drinking, now I am at the end of a Kristin Hannah book Waiting For The Moon.
Next in line is Water For Elephants.
I have been thinking about ways to use up this large basket of worms. I think I just might have another give away what do you think if I separated some of the colors out?
I have been working on this chair pad for a very long time. Again I am using up some of my worms.

We met David's brother and his wife for the brunch last Sunday. It was so wonderful, a beautiful place, amazing view, and the best food I have had in awhile. After brunch we strolled around the stores in the area. I saw this sign I know, I know it is not nice but I was laughing so hard. I took a picture but it is a bit shakey.

I have a lot of new followers so to catch you up a bit my husband had a bone marrow transplant in Nov 2011. Today we went to Boston to get the results of recent bone marrow biopsy and some other tests.
The Dr had a big grin on his face and said you are doing so much better than we ever thought at this point.
Yahoo! So on the way home we celebrated with lunch at the olive garden (soup and salad yummm)
When we got home we went on missingmoney.com and found that David had 150.00 dollars coming to him!
I would say a pretty good day! So I guess this isn't the airport.
It is fun being in the same decade with you.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a letter to Churchill 1942

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Early Birds Gets The Worm

Good dump karma today! I have not gotten much lately. This coffee table is in great shape and solid I plan on painting it a nice funky color once I can spray paint outside.
This painting is new and made in the USA I have someone in mind for it if she wants it.

And a new tub of plaster of paris, I think I can come up with a use for this.

And for 1.00 this signed book about northern NH.

I spent the whole day with Miss Baby last Tue so much fun. But oh boy was I tired.
I have done a bit of hooking on that chair pad I hate but I need to finish so I can move on.
I want to thank everyone that joined in my giveaway it was such a wonderful success that I will do another soon I hope. I have met so many nice people thanks for following.
We are meeting my brother in law and sister in law at a very nice restaurant tomorrow for brunch. We are looking forward to seeing them and enjoying some wonderful food.
Have a great week!
I am joining Thrifty Groove 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Winner is.......

I would like to welcome all 22 new followers and the wonderful comments and I really mean it I wish I could give each of you a chicken.
Since my husband does not read my blog I had him chose a number
Becky  at Country lane folkart email me with your snail mail info.!
Happy Valentines!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ta Da Dump and A Giveaway

I did not thrift this week at all but I did get to the dump first thing I found is this pair of kids skates.
The boot can't be more than 6 inches long so sweet and maybe Miss Baby would like to skate with her Pep some day                                                                                                                                              
Then I found this 2 disk set of a very old movie. Husband loves to shoot pool so he loved it.
 who could not love Paul Newman?

Last but not least I found these two little cups made in Germany that I made into pin cushions.
I thought they would make a cute valentines gift.

But best of all this week we saw Miss Baby! We stayed with her while her parents ran errands
and had a few minutes of quiet. She is so funny now and it was so good to get on the floor with her and
just play and play, Grammie is tired!

You are so amazing a very big welcome to my new followers I wish I had a chicken to give to all of you!
would that be like a chicken in every pot? To much politics I think.
If you haven't signed up go here and do it, drawing is Tue.!

Husband passed his 100 days,we celebrated with a dinner out. We were both scared but relaxed and it was great. Daughter called the restaurant and had dessert delivered. This is the first time he was allowed out since Oct. He is treading lightly and staying away from sick people but getting to live a bit of life is amazing.
Have a wonderful week!
I am joining coastal charm for thrifty tues.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I'm Back With A Give Away

I know my last post was a bit whiny, I am feeling better and I finished the chicken. She came out pretty good if I do say so myself. Since I missed my 2 year blog anniversary I will celebrate with giving away this hooked chicken. The rules, you have to be a follower that's it! I will draw the winner on valentine's day!
I ran to the store for King Arthur Flour and picked up a bag of Meyer lemons.
 I found an easy lemon square recipe to make on the King Arthur website.
It is a great site you can put in the ingredients that you have and it will come up with some recipe ideas.

Easy and Yummy, I doubled the lemon juice.

And what would a post be without dump finds?
Movies we can either watch or pass on.
I did get to watch The Help,I loved it as much as the book.

This has been soaking in bleach and soapy water.
This is so cute for Miss Baby. I know I don't have all of the animals but still cute.
Speaking of Miss Baby, Friday she decided that walking would the best way to get around.
Yeah Miss Baby!
Looking forward to the game tonight go pats!
Have a great week!
I am joining Thrifty Groove to show off my finds and my chicken.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lost My Mojo

Long time no blog. Since I have last blogged I went to a hook in. I know Courtney has shown these but just a couple of my favorites.                                                                                                                            
The colors and hooking on these rugs are wonderful.

This rug I am totally lusting after. I have to hook this rug! But first I have to hook a rug for Miss Baby and
get my mojo back.

This is will be a chicken that has little wire feet and stands up.
I have had this pattern for years and decided now was the time.
This is how it did look before I unhooked it all! It is a 4 cut, I hate to work with a
small cut and the colors were awful. Since I have unhooked it I have rehooked about
3 different wools in. Now my theory is I never unhook anything. I leave it and move on.
Because this is what happens I am now at a point that nothing looks right.

Since no hooking mojo, I go on to finish the paper mache hearts I have started.
They did turn out kind of cute but getting there was a problem.
I hot glued my pants which I still can't get out.
when the hot glue hit my pants I dropped the glue gun on the floor and it
glued it's self to the floor.

I was unable to do any laundry over the weekend so between working,laundry,cleaning,and cooking not much else is getting done.
The library called to let me know the movie I wanted was in. I have not had the time to watch it.
by the time I am done everything at night I am so tired I go to bed. No movie yet.

The best thing that has happened to me is this wool! The flash could not get the right color it is a beautiful pink. Just waiting for me to make something for Miss baby. Thank you so much Courtney! It was so nice to
see her and spend the day hooking.

So if anyone has seen my MOJO let me know.
Cause not much is getting done creatively around here.
I have been  featured! thrifty things a great blog about saving.