Friday, May 01, 2015


Well, hello!

You would think I would be more rested than I am, after taking a huge break from the blog and crafting. But I was busy. Looking back over my calendar last month, there are very few blank days. So many things and none of them crafting! I had hoped to finish that stand up, but it mocks me from the ironing board where it seems to have taken up residence.

The best news to come out of last month was I hired a new cleaner! She came and did a "spring cleaning" and let me tell you, as we went around the house putting everything back in its correct spot (don't you hate when people take your elegantly angled furniture and line it up against the wall?) we opened the dude's closet to see...the closet floor! I'm pretty sure we haven't seen that since we pulled up the kelly green shag carpeting when we moved in! She exceeded my wildest expectations; let's hope she can remember to lock all the doors week in and week out. (She's actually only coming every other week, so that doubles her chances, right?)

To help me get back on track, I offer these goals for May:

  • Finish (and frame) the babies' birth samplers for their birthday next month.
  • Knit the damn baby dresses. Remember how I thought I was so clever because I chose the one year size--I was giving myself So.Much.Time to get these projects done? Well, Sugar Rea is in the 98% for height! WTF, babies? Stop growing!
  • Entertain my MIL while she visits. (Now you see why I managed to hire a housekeeper!)
Happy May Day!
(This is my college, in the old days. They still run 'round the Maypoles.)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ignominious End

I totally forgot I had a hair appointment tonight. It takes a lot of time to look this good! But it gave me a chance to work on a Crazy January project. (Slow Poke, Ewe and Eye)

I will return in April, with less blogging but more finishing. With any luck, I'll manage to show you the 19 other finishes I had planned for this month. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015


So I went ahead and did something a little dumb... I've lost my focus! 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Baby Cakes

My mom is visiting, staying with Sissy and the grandbabies. Last time she was here, I was booked solid and didn't get to see much of her, so we went over and hung out. Sugar Rea and Special K are such happy babies. And doing so well after their bumpy start.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Muriel Ready to Travel

Miss Muriel has been visiting Kathy who has taken our Flat Grandma to quite a wide variety of places. Although Muriel has been quite crotchety, she loves to talk stitching. Anyway, she's ready for some (more!) new scenery, if you're interested in hosting, toss your hat in the ring.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cookie Time

I'm still making cookies for my grandmothers every month, and that was tonight's task. These don't look like much on the plate but they have peanut butter chips, milk chocolate chips, and pretzels. Salty and sweet, yum! Check out the recipe at Sugar Cooking.