Sunday, May 8, 2016


I missed last week.  Darn it.  I read everyone else's post, did not comment on any of them with the intention, of getting to the desk top computer to do so and then life happened.  It has been a productive two weeks and I will start off with my craft items that have been worked on and completed.

The sweater set is completed for Baby Kaidence.  I am in love with this sweet little number.

This little devil, took me forever to complete, thanks to life happenings.  But I am totally pleased with the outcome.  The ribbon and button flower was my idea.  Otherwise the hat is so plain and boring.

There will be one very warm little baby in Las Vegas this winter.  I hope mommy sends me pictures when she wears it.

After this was complete, I cast on a pair of two at a time, toe up socks and plan on doing the fish kiss heels on them.  I need to at least try it and see if it is as great as everyone claims it is.  The heel is one of the main reasons I stopped doing toe up.  I hate wrap and turns.  I knew you wanted to know that little tidbit.

So, today in America, it is Mother's Day.  I know other countries have mother's day too.  I have read about them on other people's blog.

Today, all of the family that lives here, got together and we had a picnic at my mom's assisted living facility.  It was the perfect day for it.  Partly cloudy and only in the low 70's while we were there.  We had fried chicken, homemade baked beans, cole slaw and home made oreo cheesecake.  So yummy.  My mom really enjoys it when the family is all together too.

I  did not take any pictures of the picnic.  I was just enjoying the time with the family and didn't even think of my phone laying right beside me.  

I got a beautiful planted flower from my daughter in an adorable owl planter.  I didn't take a picture of that either.  I know.......I am slacking here.  But the flower will be around for a while.  I did take a picture of the gift from my son and DIL that live in town.

It's a Glassy Baby candle.  If you have never heard of them, you really need to go and read their story here.  I love this candle holder and the color it gives off while burning.

The actual glass is a purple color but when the candle is lit, colors of blue and red come out too.

Also, this past week, my brother came into town for Mother's day.  He will be here for a week which is one of the reasons I did not post last week.  We were trying to get everything together for his visit. 

So what else is going on?  I am so glad you asked.

Hubby and I have been busy with the remodel of our home.  Two weeks ago we went shopping for new furniture to go with the style we are trying to obtain for our home.  We purchased new living room and dining room furniture and it will be delivered this Tuesday. The old furniture will be removed by a local charity on Monday.  Good thing we have patio chairs and TV tables.

This weekend, hubby and I also purchased a new used car.  It is a 2015 Prius Four Hatchback.  We love it.  We traded in our 9 year old car for this one.  It only had 9000 miles on this used car so that really sweetened the deal.

There is other stuff going on with Doctor appointments to get my blood pressure under control and finding the right medicine to do it with.  My arthritis medicines make it a challenge to find a blood pressure medicine that does not have interactions with them.  I think might have the right one after only 2 tries.  I will know more in a month when I go back for a recheck.  In the meantime, I take my own blood pressure each day.  It is so much fun to age.

Time for me to get out of here and try to sneak in a nap before dinner time.

Until next time......happy crafting.


  1. That little sweater is just beautiful, Marsha. And the ribbon flower really does make the hat. Going to check now that link about the Glassy Baby Candle. You've made me curious. :)

  2. You did a beautiful job on that precious set! The buttons definitely set it off cute! I read the Glassy Baby Candle story. It think it's wonderful they have become so's a win-win for everyone. How wonderful you were all able to get together as a family. Congrats on all your new "stuff" and I hope you get your BP under control. I take bp medicine and RA medicine too but no problem so far. I take Enbrel (but not as often as they tell me...I can't afford it and I'm in remission right now) and then I take Lisinopril 10 mg for bp which isn't much from what the doctor said but mine was starting to creep up. Good luck and I agree, aging is not for the faint of heart! LOL!

  3. I love your little baby set, I'm sure it will get loads of use. I really like the heel, I think it might depend on your foot shape, but it fits mine brilliantly.

  4. I love your little baby set, I'm sure it will get loads of use. I really like the heel, I think it might depend on your foot shape, but it fits mine brilliantly.


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