Thursday, February 16, 2017
Posted by Shirlee at 8:52 PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
I just thought I'd stop by to say hello & do a wee bit of catcing up up. I finally got all the Christmas things put away a couple weeks ago. Haven't really downsized them much as I decided it was more important to start downsizing things on the main floor rather than in the lower level. I managed to get my yarn & some knitting items sorted out in between medical appointments. Will be starting with the cross stitch items next. eBay or wherever I decide to sell things is going to keep me very busy once that gets underway!
A female red-bellied woodpecker came to partake of some of our seeds today. John & I always enjoy when she & her husband drop by, or some of her kin.
Speaking of me & John, yesterday we celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary! Where does the time go? We traveled to Lexington to eat at our favorite seafood restaurant & spent the day reminiscing about all these years. We're looking forward to the next 41 : )
Our temperature this weekend is predicted to be 70 degrees! I am not amused!
I hope all is going well with everyone!
Posted by Shirlee at 7:01 PM
Friday, January 6, 2017
The snow from the other day melted away pretty quickly, but yesterday it started snowing at about 5 a.m. & continued pretty much the entire day & into the night. A light snowfall most of the time, but quite a few periods of those big, fat, fluffy flakes I love so much. We've been feeding the birds here since winter arrived & yesterday I got some pretty good photos of some of them ... along with some squirrel photos! Did I ever mention that when I was in middle school, my little cousin couldn't say my name? Instead of it coming out as "Shirlee," it came out as "squirrelly." The family had a field day with that : )
Here are some cardinals, male & female.
Posted by Shirlee at 11:07 AM
Friday, December 30, 2016
Posted by Shirlee at 4:12 PM
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Health issues & other issues are eating away at me, but I wanted to drop by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a happy & healthy new year! I keep hoping my blogging mojo will return. Perhaps in the new year.
Posted by Shirlee at 8:35 PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
October 9, 2016
It's been "one of those days" for more than a few days, & Blogger has been acting up on my end. Still, amidst all the frustration I did get a few projects finished! First of all I finished my Blue Christmas socks for the Hisser Sisters Christmas Socks KAL. I'm very happy with how they turned out : ) Claire is still working on her socks but hasn't far to go. She should be finished with them sometime this week.
Posted by Shirlee at 11:00 AM
September 25, 2016
I will begin by telling you about the second installment of the Hisser Sisters Christmas Socks KAL. As I noted last month, Claire & I decided that we would cast on a pair of Christmas socks on the 24th of each month before Christmas. This month I am pairing my yarn choice with a fun project bag made by Kathy Norman who has an Etsy shop called QuiltKnitCraft. Kathy is an accomplished seamstress with an eye for color & fabric choice. She is also one of the nicest sellers in the Etsy community. This New York City at Christmastime project bag caught my eye right away. John & I enjoyed our visit to NYC a couple years ago & have talked about one day returning during the holidays. The fabric print of this bag can take me there all year : )
Claire's yarn choice is the Christmas Special offered by West Yorkshire Spinners, a UK yarn company The photo below is taken from their website. The colorway on the left is Holly Berry, & the one on the right is Cherry Drop.
This past week brought us a very happy event ... the arrival of Fall! I look forward to the cooler temperatures, the crispness in the air, the beautiful colors painted on the leaves, & that certain scent that only Fall can bring. Fall is my next-to-favorite season : )
I will leave you today with a song sung by country legend Ernest Tubb. It not only ties in with my Christmas yarn choice, but this particular recording of it holds fond memories for me of Christmases when I was growing up. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do : )
Posted by Shirlee at 10:58 AM