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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year, new projects

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year! We didn't go out but stayed at home and celebrated with family. I got a picture of me and Justin with our seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
Left to right: Della, Kayla, Xander, Sloan, Amelia, Justin, Me, Declan, Maxel, Gavin, Josh, Ashton
 Here are just the kids...Xander, Kayla, Declan, Della, Amelia, Sloan, Maxel, Ashton, Josh, Gavin
 The boys (Sloan and Gavin) gave me a tub full of yarn for Christmas! Nine colors, three skeins each!

 Justin gave me a new IPad, IPencil (which I returned for a casefor the IPad), and a new Food Saver vacuum sealer.
 Micki gave me a set of Pioneer Woman dishes...
I received other great gifts but didn't take anymore pictures. Thanks to all!
New Years Eve fun..... as always, the rednecks have to make a fire!




Sloan and Josh look like twins!


 Checking the truck's battery....
 Xander..........
Josh uses the flashlight to check the truck...
 Abby and Xander on the tablet......
 I'm on my tablet.............
 Rodney tried to get Josh to take a nap.....
 I tried too...
 Wrapped up trying to stay warm and keep my eyes open....
 Ashton couldn't keep hers open...
Craig and Holly, their kids, Kayla and Declan weren't here for New Years.
I finished an afghan.....
The pattern is on my Etsy shop.
It's freezing here in South Carolina! I know it's cold all over the US, but we're not used to this cold!
Stay warm!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

I'm still here!!

It's been almost a month since my last post! Like my blogging, my crocheting was also in a slump. I could not find something that I really had to make. I did do a little crocheting just to stay busy, but nothing spectacular. I finally decided to start the Elements CAL. I'm using Caron Soft yarn and completed week 4 last night.
I made some doll clothes for Della's Christmas gift....a jacket....
 Hat and scarf....
 I love the fur pom-pom!
 Dress.....
 I don't know if this will fit!
 Another dress...
 I worked on this doily while I was in the slump....
 I decided to start another graphghan....this time the Carolina Panthers.
I'm still driving a rental! Thought they'd total my car, but they're going to fix it. In the meantime, I'm driving this....
Della and Maxel spent the night with us and we had a great time.






They just got back from a trip to Disney World!



I've kept Declan a few times.....

My den is growing smaller as the presents are growing larger!

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Saturday News

Well, fudge! This is not how I planned to spend my Saturday! I've posted pictures on Facebook and Instagram, but my blog is my "electronic diary".
I had said I wasn't going anywhere on Saturday after a long day of shopping with Janet and Micki on Friday. But I had made some messy bun beanies for a friend and was going to deliver them to her and get a few things at Walmart. As I turned into the street to my friend's house, a car waiting to turn out decided they didn't want to wait any longer. BAM! T-boned in my driver's side! Hard enough to deploy all side air bags! My ear felt one of them when it deployed. Shaking so bad but I was able to call 911. Justin was in the passenger seat and was complaining of his left arm hurting. This really scared me because he has high blood pressure. He was able to get out but my door was jammed. The police had to use the 'Jaws of Life' to get me out. The driver that hit us was ok....her car didn't look like it had any damage. Found out later she was 92 years old!!!!
That's Justin in the camo jacket and Rodney in the blue.


 We opted to be checked out at the hospital because of my neck and back history and Justin's high blood pressure. We're going to be sore for a few days but other than that we're fine. Looks like a 'new' car might be in the future. Thank god we had GAP insurance!
Thanksgiving was a beautiful day with all of the kids and grandkids. No pictures except for sweet Amelia falling asleep in my arms.
 Holly had her hair pulled up into two pigtails that made her look like 'Cindy Lou Who'!
I haven't crocheted in almost 5 days now! Can't figure out what to do next! So many patterns to choose from!
That's all folks!