Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2nd Snowstorm 2013!

Last winter we got spoiled with a lot of 70 temps and such. One teensy snow that didn't amount to even and inch and that was it. Of course we had no Spring rains to speak of and the drought was pretty bad last summer.

Now we're back to the kind of winters I recall as a child.
 Hiney deep snows! ;o)
Last week we got 9-10" or so.... the drifts were as much as 3-4 feet!

Last night and this morning we got bunches more of the white stuff, only this is a little wetter and heavier. Our power was out for awhile. Not long enough to matter since it's daytime and the blinding white outside is enough to illuminate planes landing! LOL

Here's a few pics of our winter wonderland

That's my grapevines above on right

 A little lounging on the deck, anyone?


Saturday, February 23, 2013


I tossed all the names in my olde straw hat, and pulled out the winner of my bunny...

Congratulations sweetie!  
Your goodies will be on the way Monday!

Thank you to all who joined in.  
And as soon as I get 200 followers, I'll have another giveaway...
getting close now!   

Saturday, February 16, 2013


This is Nickles. He's my newest bunny
 and the prototype for his pattern
 (which will be out soon)!
He is my birthday give away for February!
I know he doesn't look too happy, but that's because he's looking for a new home... he is, however, oh so soft!
 I'm also including the little pin keep made from a vintage mold!
I'll run this til next weekend and draw the name of the winner on Saturday, the 23rd... my birthday. whoo - hoo!

Three chances to win!
Just be a follower of my blog....
leave me a comment here...
and a linkie from your blog or website to me 
would be a 3rd chance to win!

Ready - Set - Go!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Give away and Pattern Sale

I'm extending my pattern sale through the weekend!
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Patterns from my website
Equal or Lesser Value
Email or Printed
When you check out, simply add the name of the pattern you
want for free in the Voucher Code box.
Have fun stocking up!

Click Here for MY WEBSITE

Also --- stay tuned 
my birthday is coming up 
and it'll finally be time for
 a give away on my blog!
Long overdue, I know.
My plan is to add something
this weekend!  


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Weight Loss

We finished a series at church last Sunday called Weight Loss.
Now, it's not what you're initially thinking. Pastor wasn't telling his congregation they needed to shed a few pounds. LOL
Nope, this one was about shedding Greed, Guilt, Anger, and Jealousy.
I wanted to share something that stuck with me:

GREED ~ means, I Owe Me
GUILT ~ means, I Owe You
ANGER ~ means, You Owe Me
JEALOUSY ~ means God Owes Me

Life is not measured by how much one owns. Luke 12:15

Although you wash yourself with soap and use an abundance of cleansing powder,  the stain of your guilt is still before me,”declares the Sovereign Lord. Jeremiah 2:22

Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? Proverbs 27:4

Peace of mind means a healthy body, but jealousy will rot your bones. Proverbs 14:30

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Passing of a Friend

We lost a very dear member of our family today. We got Simba when he was a scrawny 4 month old at an animal shelter and he has been a part of our family for 17 1/2 years. That's like 88 in cat/people years! He was the bestest big 'ol yeller tom anyone could ask for and he was always so great with all my kids and grand kids too. Gentle, kind, patient. He had himself an onery streak too.... like if I wouldn't let him outside for whatever reason.... next thing I knew the toilet paper was all unrolled with teensy claw marks in it.
 Hmmm, wonder who could have done that!

And when I'd be out in my big gardens... my husband would watch from the deck as Simba stalked me, would get on the other side of a row I was picking and reach his paws through and scare the livin' daylights outta me. Green beans or whatever I was picking would fly in the air and I'd shriek like a little girl.  I swear I could hear that boy laughing as he skittered away!
He lived a good long life, the last couple years being slowly afflicted with arthritis, losing his hearing and sight, etc....oh how we will miss him. There's a million stories and memories with our buddy.

I know God sent him to us long ago, and I know we'll see him in Heaven some day too.
Good bye my dear sweet one.