Oct 19, 2015

Baby it's cold outside ...

Winter is upon us here in Northern Indiana, USA. Night temps are near and below freezing. Brrrr!

Things are slowing down a bit on the home front. Not caught up on computer matters yet (Upgrading OS etc), but it's in the works. 

Spent some time looking around the web and came across a great time filler, and my perfect term for it would be stress release time! It is adult coloring books. I had no idea how much this relieves stress. You can download the free pages yourself and there are books with even better patterns. Here is a small version of the one I did. But instead of coloring it by hand, I did it digitally ... just because, lol.

Happy Fall/Winter, y'all, see you soon.
Thanks for the free patterns, Alan!

Here's the link to their site: http://www.colorpaintdraw.com/adultcoloring/adult-coloring-taking-the-world-by-storm/

Jul 21, 2015

Life is not always smooth ...

Hello blogger world. I am still here believe it or not. I can't believe how long it has been since I have been in here and I'm still not ready to get back into the swing of things, just thought I would post an update.  

So much has been going on. I've had half my thyroid removed. My DH has had one of his parathyroid removed. My 6 yr old Grandson is fighting Hodgkin Lymphoma and has had chemo and now going through radiation treatments at Riley's Children's Hospital, and my adult Son moved home.

Among many other things on top of those I have to say it has been kind of crazy around here. I still have to upgrade my computer so we all know what that entails and I MUST find the time (and drive!) to even do that.

Anyhoo ... hope to get over some of these hurdles soon and get to feeling better to boot, and back to doing what I love.

If anyone is still reading my blog (thank you!) and you are of a religious nature please pray for my Grandson. His name is Carlos. Thank you.

Mar 2, 2014

After spending all day ...

... On these blog settings I am totally exhausted. Not only do things not link like I am used to, I can not edit my template!! What in the hell happened?!? I can edit color but not things like width adjustments etc. This is crazy. Not sure I have any hair left. I am sure it is going to take me some time to relearn all these "new and improved" ways of doing things, especially since I am not finding any tips and tricks out on the web. Looks like I am lost most of my audience due to my absence (my apologies) but if there is someone out there that understands making the posts link to my specified tabs and not the home page PLEASE please send me an email or reply here. Thanks.  

Mar 1, 2014


Links are not working. No where to add a web link to the TABS (NEW PAGE) to link it to the tab. No proper instructions for doing this. What a mess, I can't do anything on my blog that works right.

Am I missing something somewhere folks?? Please respond if you have a working solution.

How about that snow!

Right! I have not been in much. There's just been so much going on. Dealing with personal issues, Guardianship, Lawyers and THE WEATHER! So sick of winter. I cannot stress how much. I live in Northern Indiana and we have had our fill of snow, ice, sub-zero temps and windchill's that have been down to -45 degrees.
Anyway, thought I would share some yucky snow pics with you.

This first image is of my back yard. Made it for my Facebook Cover. Even though we have had some melt-off we still cannot see out our living room windows! You can click on this image to make it full size and you may save it and use it on FB, if you'd like to.

Here are two more images of snow. I have some full size if anyone would wish to purchase them for CU (Commercial Use) but I need to figure out an affordable site for selling them on. I don't think that can be done here on Blogger, can it? If anyone has knowledge of this, or ideas for me, please leave me a message. TY.

Dec 26, 2013

Freebie Alert & Update

Hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving and Christmas!! That whole time our household was sick with the flu ... still sick and so sick of being sick. All turned out well with testing for my step-daughter ... so very happy about that. Other hurdles to get over but hey, one down, right? Right!

Since I am still lagging behind on getting much of anything done I did throw together a FREEBIE for you Facebook users. How about a 2014 New Years Cover photo to make up for my absence. That is about all I had time for, for now. Hope you like it.

Have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!

You can download it HERE.

Nov 19, 2013

And my absence continues, for a bit ....

Sorry, I'm still here. I've just been side-tracked with the health of my step daughter. Been in and out of appointments and tests, scans etc. Waiting for results from an MRI to see what the "spot" is they found on her pituitary gland. Praying it is not a tumor. Once things settle down I will be back.

Aug 30, 2013

My latest WIP

I have this new project going ... shh, it's a secret since I don't know if I can pull off what I have in mind. If not it becomes a different project, lol.

I LOVE this yarn color combo!! The variegated is RH Earth and Sky.

A couple crocheted items.

The granny square bag was really fun to work. It is based off a smaller pattern called "Granny Square Purse". I had other ideas for it so went my own way. I added really long handles and then knotted them as shown for a visual effect. I wove in satin ribbon in and out of the top row of the granny squares around. The red is really garish in this image but not so on the bag itself. My camera isn't too true to original colors.

The "Kitty" Purse ... aren't they just adorable?! My Granddaughters love them. I made one in RH Pink Camo (see next image) which I just love the color! And this one in purple (doesn't look purple does it!) I don't care for it as much. I got the pattern for this one at Ideal Solutions (edit: it seems to have been removed for some reason. Sorry). There are other patterns available if you Google for them.

Aug 23, 2013

A 'charted' leaf pattern I recently did

I have been trying to find some different leaf patterns that look realistic but well - we can't always get what we want. I did find this one on Pinterest and had a go with it. There was no linking address to go with this so I have no idea where it originated from. I got one of those spammy links so never allowed the browser to connect to it. I used this image tho and printed it along with my result from trying the pattern. It is okay but not exactly what I was looking for so the search will go on. If anyone knows where the credit may belong with this chart please send me a note. Thx.