Friday, October 31, 2014


Karma's a bitch
 isn't she?

I complained about too much hooky stuff on this
blog of nothingness
for almost two weeks 
hooky stuff was not for me
whether I wanted it or not

yarn arrived for the continuation of the white lacy blanket

and I started on it
wondering if it would ever be finished
as it is one of those
"I see it I want it and I have to have it now"
that is 
quite truthfully 
quite a boring job
but I still love it and want it
but Karma decided to teach me a lesson
she took away the ability to sit and hook

my shoulder flared up and for days I suffered on the couch
sometimes in silence
other times
not so much

after the third degree from husband.....
it's a pinched nerve
muscle cramp
joint pain
hot and painful
too much leaning on the elbow
too much elbow bending'
but not of the alcoholic type
(sometimes I think I should start all the things I never did)
being one of those annoying people who don't and can't take drugs
other than Tylenol
I  just waited for the pain to go away
I watched movies and the shows I tape
and decided I really like Scandinavian shows
and Italian shows
but not so much the French and German ones
 the German one
 that is written by an American
and takes place in Venice
and all the names and places are Italian
but they all speak German
confused much!!

I survived and more importantly so did husband 
who after a few days insisted I take a baby aspirin
or 12
and it helped a bit
so I am on the way back from the pit of pain and torture

I can get up without yelling or grunting
I tried to do something of the hooky kind

but it's not time yet
I found other ways to entertain myself

a ballerina 
made of wire and napkins
both of which I have an abundance


and while waiting for the water to boil
a giant
candy corn
under glass!!!!
we don't do 
tricks and treats around here anymore

and at last
it's over
the worst season of the year 
in my humble opinion
Halloween is over


and husband says one can tell what season of the year it is around here

by the napkins


have a good one 
if you do it
if not
shut the shades and dim the lights
and wait for the little pests to go away

the colour continues

Sunday, October 19, 2014

999... gooses and ducks and sparkles...

oh my....
it isn't just leaves in the lake today
we have
wing'ed things too
it is a brilliant shiny blustery day today
and it makes you smile just to see it
the leaves 
the wildlife 
those never disappointing sparkles
today is a good day for
them all
oh yes...

Friday, October 17, 2014


image from interwebs


(as Charlie Brown frequently said...)
I've run out of yarn....
am I going to do......

never mind

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

weird Wednesday

it's wet and windy out there
and sticky too
the record for the highest low temperature was broken last night
it stayed in the '70's
we turned the a/c back on 'coz it was so humid
it's almost 80 deg F out there
it's going to rain all day and get very windy
(what's the symbol for shoulder shrug?)

the colours have started
and we do desperately need the rain
so no real complaints
it's just weird to feel the warmth in the wind



and stitching continues

while the outside tries to make up its mind
as to what 
season we're in

love when 


stops by the Lake


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday ta- dah

I know I know
I'm showing crochet yet again
blah blah blah about too much hooky stuff
not enough other stuff
yadda yadda yadda





it's done
over with
 I love it



and so is this guy
so now

let the cold come
let the wind blow
let the flakes fly
we have

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

2 V's make a W on a Wednesday

I've been messing around with the ends left over from the stash busting
(is that even English?????)

Little bits and pieces sitting around ready to be worked into some random idea that floats in and out of the noggin
I like V-stitches
big ones and small ones
so I worked on a V-stitch block
not a hard thing to do
after a couple of adjustments and tweaks

the top left corner is the final result
not sure about the corners tho'
maybe bumped up against some others it would sit better

just some wandering and wondering 
on a Wednesday
the weather is so nice right now
sun and blue sky
warm breezes
and cool nights 
with a full moon lighting up the lake
no pictures
just words on a Wednesday

woo woo!!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2014


when last we were here
I was hoping to get this done...
it got a couple more rows and a semblance of an edging and then it got too hot and heavy so I 

did other things....

my oven is a pain in the bum and likes to over brown things these days... hate it.... 

like .....
pie making and baking
and also a banana bread was made
but not photographed

when I started crocheting a million years ago I used to make what is now called 
granny stripes...only I didn't use more than one colour
I suddenly remembered how to 
so I did
I started one and just seem to have kept going
I have a lot of yarn to use up

and at some point went out and did some shopping
the have to kind 
and the want to kind
and I wanted to put the photo's I won into some frames
so I found two frames in the dusty messy shop
and brought them home...

 along with the have to haves
and oh
there's the banana bread or what's left of it
don't you love having a full fruit plate!!!???
and more apples to make more appley things with

and we can't go too much longer without a
glimpse of the lake

with the beginnings of sparkle time
it's been so gloomy of late it's really nice to see blue water again
but not a goose to be seen
I miss them

and just coz this was front and centre
take me ...  take me
I did
I moved this a matter of a couple of feet and it's taken off like a
giant fern 

more sunshine and shadows and see how green it still is

and as it's time to go

I'll leave you with the moon in the  trees the other night
good night moon
see you lovlies later...

and  to 
"a nonny mouse" who made comment of my
the only way I know how I make stitches
 is to make them
and I don't think mine are any better than most
but thank you!!!!
I've been crocheting for a really long time
 so I don't really think about it anymore
if you are new to hooking
practice makes perfect
and if it 's not perfect
keep hooking
make sure the hook compliments the yarn
try one size up or down
unless you have to have a precise measurement
make lots of wash cloths or scarves
 to practice stitches
and most of all don't sweat it
and have fun
it's supposed to take the stress away
not add to it

:) :) :)