Friday, April 17, 2015


I am off today! I'm suppose to be off all weekend but, I am going to be covering for someone tomorrow because they are taking a vacation day. That's ok. Instead of 36 hrs this week, I'll end up with 48 hrs. Not a bad thing. It's a little wet this morning but, hopefully won't rain all day.

When you have spare time today, why not hop over to my friend Sandy's blog Bridge and Beyond. Today's post is about Jack Otis. She knew him in school. It's a sad story but, one that needs to be told about homelessness. A face and a name to a person makes it real. Homelessness can happen to anyone. His death is not in vain s we continually knit, crochet, loom items for the homeless. Whether it be hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, whatever. We care!

Until next time...


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's Tuesday

and it's raining. That's ok though. We can always use rain. The trees are starting to blossom now. A little sun yesterday, a little rain today. The leaves should be out really soon. Can't wait! Everything is so green from winter. We need the colors of Spring!

The pattern for this hat is Rib-A-Roni Hat by Jane Tanner c 2007,2008
I'm not sure why the edge turn up like that unless it was the way I cast on the stitches. It is not suppose to do that. It will however keep someone's head warm. This hat will be going to Bridge and Beyond. I started another hat yesterday. Will post a pic when it is finished.

Until next time...

Monday, April 13, 2015

A most gorgeous day

This is my first of two days off and it is just gorgeous! The windows are wide open airing out the house. It is a bit breezy but, not too bad. After such a long winter, its nice to be able to enjoy some warm sunshine for a change. Tomorrow it's suppose to rain so, will take advantage of today.

I picked up ready made pizza crusts and made one mushroom, spinach and cheese pizza and one sausage, spinach, mushroom and cheese pizza. Both came out really well but, will add more cheese in the future. After it melted you could hardly tell it was there.

I am about to finish knitting a hat for Bridge and Beyond. It's very relaxing sitting and knitting. Especially after working a 3 day weekend.

Until next time...


Thursday, April 9, 2015

A-Z challenge

    There is an A_Z Challenge going on but, I am not doing that. I think it's a neat idea an all but, to have the time to come up with something for that letter of the alphabet, I just don't have that. Today is the letter H. The first thing that comes to mind is hats. Most people like hats. Either as a fashion statement or just to keep warm in the winter months. The homeless need hats as a way of staying warm. A lot of heat escapes through your head and if they can at least keep their head covered, it helps in some small way.
Please visit the Bridge and Beyond. There is a great post about hobos. Those from years past hopping trains and going from town to town to todays homeless. There are a lot of good people out there doing their best to help. Remember... the Power Of One! If we all do a little, in the end we all do a lot.

Have a Blessed day!
Until next time...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Much needed break

   I didn't think it would take 3 years to get back to this but, I am. I have missed knitting, I've missed crocheting and I've missed helping others. I gave a lot of my yarn away but, not all of it. I guess I knew I would get back to it again sometime. There are still so many people out there that need our help. It seems for every person that is helped, there is another to take their place.

  At Bridge and Beyond it says: The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many. This is so true!

My friend Sandy, at Bridge and Beyond posted this today. If you visit the site, you can see the love these people have for the homeless. It's an awesome thing this church is doing. No judgment on the homeless. They are people also!
Until next time....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

January is over?

It just got started and we are into February already? Time is going way too fast! Today is my day off and am going to enjoy it! Not doing much of anything. Monday and Tuesday at work were horrendous! Yesterday was busy but, at least things had calmed a little. I am exhausted! I know walking around and moving are suppose to be good for you but, enough is enough. At least I  can go to my car on breaks and just sit in quiet and knit or crochet something. Wind down time then, back to work.
I found a recipe for Pork Tenderloin that I will be making for dinner. We haven't had that in forever. We like those little red potatoes so, I may make those with a veggie. Yep! Sounds good and easy.

Well.. it's 4:30 am and have been up for a half hour already. Had one cup of coffee. I'm off to get the second one.

Have a great day! Happy knitting/crocheting!

Until next time...

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Year, New Me. A stress free zone.

I know I haven't blogged in a while and wasn't quite sure what to blog about. Until this morning, that is.

I am not a believer in New Year resolutions. I have done that in the past with no success whatsoever. So, I stopped. What resolution did I really want to keep anyway? I did it because it was the thing to do, I guess. I have noticed that i am slowly changing myself as the new year gets going. I am finding that, I do not need to get myself stressed out over things I have no control over. As, anyone in my family will tell you, I am a control freak. Very slowly and one by one, I am giving up control over situations. I am not picking restaurants any more. Oh sure! If there is somewhere I'd like to go I'll say so but, there are other people also. Just because we set a time for leaving, I am not going to stress myself out over the fact we are 5 minutes leaving to get there at a certain time. The restaurants we go to don't take reservations anyway. What difference does it make? None! I am no longer taking charge of the bill. Let others pay. I don't need to control that part either. Of course like yesterday I had cash.

I am also going to enjoy the journey of knitting. If a project takes me a couple of days to do then, that's ok. It's not a rush to see how fast I can get things done. The power of one is big but, the power of a group is huge! I don't have to do it all.

I think the thing that gets me thinking is the fact that I will be turning 60 in July. Now this is huge! lol As a kid, I thought I will never be THAT old! Well... guess what? It's not really that old at all. I have noticed a slowing process and I am liking it. There is no need to rush any more. Enjoy the journey! Enjoy life! We don't know when we will be called home so, we need to enjoy the day to day.

I am enjoying going to my craft room and 'shopping' for yarn. I did get it somewhat organize with the same yarns together. Worsted weight, wool, baby yarns, etc. I am doing well knitting/crocheting my stash down. It's going to take me a while but, I am enjoying doing it.

With that said. Have a wonderful day and enjoy it! This is a stress free zone and I love it!

Until next time...