Monday, December 29, 2008

Whats in the works...


I am just sitting here at the computer thinking of all the projects I would love to do in the comin g year..I am really going to try and make alot of them,, there are 3 girls so they will be easy. We had a beautiful day here today in Arizona it was around 70 of course I worked most of the day but I did get to enjoy some of it..I dont know about any of you but I do know if I didnt read so many blogs I would probly get alot more done..but I read blogs from all over the world and it is like reading a book, they take me to a different place and I just get lost in them,,with all the pictures of where they live and visit and all of there beautiful homes..for that I thank you all for writing and posting such lovely blogs,,please dont onto my most current project I have another grandson due the first of April another boy, he has some health problems going on right now, the intenstines are outside of the body so they will have to do surgery right after he is born and said he will have to stay in the hospital for 2-4 weeks. So the next project is going to be a granny square baby blanket for him,,I like these colors and I will be doing a white row around everyone of them. Well I must at least go and do the dishes, thank you for stopping by and reading, and leave a comment I would love to hear from you where ever you live.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

I want to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..I am off the next 2 days which I am sure will be pack with stuff to do..but that is ok. I wanted to let you know that I finished my afghan and have enclosed pictures also a picture of a chair I am going to be buying myself as soon as I haved saved up the money it is from IKEA..isnt it pretty...well tomarrow will be shopping baking and to you all later..


Friday, December 19, 2008

Another milestone and some baking...

Well what a day,,,my baby who is 16 got her license to drive today...and got 100 on it...the last one after 3 boys...and while she did that I did some baking,,,not all I have to do but I made a big dent in it...I whipped out 2 batches of chocolate chip,a batch of cranberry and orange,snickerbar and peanutbutter,and I still have to do a batch of Puppychow (no not the dog food)..but I thought I would post a couple of pictures one of my daughter and her son Max and of my baking so far...hope you all are having an enjoyable friday as I am...till next time..


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Everything Roses...

I hope this post finds you all enjoying the holiday season,,I went out this morning and did some more shopping..but I wanted to show off my Roses while everyone else is under winter storms and snow condition we here in Arizona are finally enjoying our Roses,,,mine included..Also I enclosed a updated picture of the afghan I am working on...till next time Happy Holidays..


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Enjoying my day off....

I have today off from work and doing what I love to do and that is some kind of craft,,all the kids are out of the house and hubby is cutting wood outside so I am listening to football in the back ground and crocheting is what I am working on today,,the coasters will be showing up in my etsy shop soon,,these are for a present...the afghan is for me,,,

Friday, November 28, 2008

One of my favorite things...

I love color,,and anything that comes in many colors just makes my one of my favorite things I collect is my Fiesta Ware,,and here a picture of my collection,,plus I have some color dishes that are old in the collection,,I love going to thrift stores looking for colored dishes...what do you have that is your favorite thing...


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

  • I Hope all you friends out there had a very blessed thanksgiving,,I did...It was just Justin and I at the house, we were suppose to go up to Payson but got rained out, so we just hung out at the house the kids all had somewhere to go,,so it was really nice and quiet..My husband bought me a tree today and in the picture you can see it, yes it is pink and I love it,,now I am asking for your help what color of bulbs should I put on it, I was thinking about silver and Justin said dark blue, so I am needing your help..leave a comment with the color I should put even if it is a different color then silver or blue,,also I am posting a picture of my daughter and her boyfriend and baby Max who will be six months old on the 3rd of Dec..have a blessed holiday..

Monday, October 20, 2008

Here I am...

I am still around,,,been busy but what is new...Last Tuesday my husband and I went to Payson Arizona about 1 1/2 hours away from Phoenix and spent a relaxing and much cooler 2 days up there,,loved it did not want to come home..I have been busy with work,,only 3 more work days at the Chandler Mall location and then off to the new San Tan Village location which opens up November 19th,,a big 2 story Barnes and Noble store cant wait...I am still reading I am on the second one of the Liz Curtis Higgs series,,Here are some pictures of our payson trip..enjoy..


Monday, September 29, 2008

Update on my reading...

Well I am still plucking thru my stack of to be read books...I am making great progress..

I have finished.

1.Dance with the Devil-A+

2.Thirtheenth Tale-B

3.Orange Blood Brewing-B+


5.Trudys Promise-A+

I am now reading a christian fiction book called A Thorn in my Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs

In the autumn of 1788, amid the moors and glens of the Scottish Lowlands, two brothers fight to claim one father's blessing, two sisters long to claim one man's heart. Leana slipped beneath the woolen covers, leaving one taper burning high on the dresser where it would not disturb her slumber. Clouds had moved in and blotted out the moon, for the window was dark, and her whole room, except for the tiny flame, remained pitch black. "As dark as a Yule midnight," Neda would say. Darkness was nothing to fear. Far greater fears gnawed on Leana's soul. A life without love, without a husband, without children. For her it was no life at all. But what if that was the life the Almighty had chosen for her? If it pleased him, could she bear it?
I have 2 more books in my to read pile,,and they are Rebecca and The Last Kiss.
What are you all reading out there I would love to hear...well have a great week..

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Some new books came into my house this past week...

I bought 3 new books this past week,,here they are..
1) The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
2) The Piano Man-really loved her other book Trudys Promise by Marcia Preston
3) The Diplomats Wife by Pam Jenoff
have any of you read these let me know if so and what you thought of them,,,

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Let me introduce you...

To the newest member of the family, "Anthony Scott" was born on Sept 13, at 4:57am weighing in at 8lbs 21 and baby are doing great...
I am also still reading The Thirteenth Tale it is going slow or at least it seems like it is,,it is a good book,.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I have been reading....

That and working nothing much else is going on except waiting the arrival of my second grandson who should make his entrance today or tomarrow,,keeping fingers cross and saying a prayer for a healthy delivery..well I have finished some of my book list..Here are the books I have finished reading..

1. Nora Roberts-Tribute-A+

2.Marica Preston-Trudys Promise-A+

3.Laura Childs-Blood Orange Brewing-B+

not bad just 5 more books to read till the end of the year...I am now reading Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield..

Sometimes, when you open the door to thepast, what you confront is your destiny.
Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchantingstories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate livesfor herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about herextraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret forso long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her ownpainful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret ismesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness -- featuring the beautifuland willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess,a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Some good reading to come...

Hello I just felt like posting about reading and that is something I love to do,,and it does not help that I work for one of the biggest book sellers in the U.S..I am making myself take a challenge,,and that is to read 7 more books by the end of the year. Now some of you may think that is a very easy challenge, but for me I am a slow reader and also I like to do many other things besides reading which takes up my time. So I have till December 31st to finish these books which are 1) Rebecca by Daphnedu Maurier 2) Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon 3) Blood Orange Brewing by Laura Childs 4) Trudys Promise by Marcia Preston 5) Thorn in my Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs 6) The Thirteen Tale by Diane Setterfield 7) The Last Kiss by Luanne Rice, and I will keep you all posted on my progress,,right now I am over 1/2 way done with Nora Roberts newest one Tribute, which I am enjoying alot..and I was wondering if anyone out there would love to give themselves a reading challenge and post it on there blog or in the comments here,,,well wish me luck.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Items in Shop

I just listed these cuties in my shop,,

Monday, August 11, 2008

I have been busy....


I have got my knitting and crocheting nitch back and have pictures to prove it..I have been on a booty and hat thing and also finished up some more burp cloths..I have exciting news...I am opening up another Etsy Store and it is going to be for childrens items only...I have picked a name "The English Rose" a boutique for little people..I am working on things to put in it now and will be transferring my burp cloths over keep an eye out in the near furture for it on Etsy..Also I couldnt forget to put up pictures of my beautiful grandson Max...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I am back,,from beyond...


I have been missing and for that I am sorry..but it is not all my fault..first on May 10 my second son Josh got married at our house and so that was a world wind time..and then on June 3rd my daughter gave birth to a 8lb 12oz bouncing baby boy and life has not been the same I am working 5 nights a week at Barnes and Noble..between doctors, hospitals, and keeping Max happy I am to old for this...we are enjoying him and for that I am greatful...I am thankful that I am working also for it makes me more appreciated for the little things in life..I have been able to get back into my reading which I am very happy for, I havent gotten back into my crafts as knitting or crocheting or sewing, which I am hoping to do when the weather has cooled down some..I am hoping to keep up this blog more now, that I am into some kind of a we will see..I have enclosed pictures so please enjoy them as we have enjoyed the events..thanks for being my cyber friends and hope you all are still out there...have a great week and keep in touch...I almost forgot one thing my yorkie Winston got killed by another dog,,and so after some thought I got another yorkie and picked him up on 30 May,,he is another tea cup yorkie, and his name is Toby between a new puppy, a new baby and working, it is surprising that I am still you all..

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I am not missing in action...

I have gone back to work,,at the book I have been busy..Also I have joined a gym and have been working out every morning...then coming home and cleaning house and then going to work,,I have'nt touch any crafts in a month hopefully I will get the urge soon,,also my daughter is due in 4 weeks so we are getting ready for that..I did sale a set of stitch markers on my Etsy site so that was good...well I hope everyone is having a great weekend...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Stitch Markers in Shop...

I just added these cute little sets in my Etsy Shop,,,

My new Babies,,,,

Last friday me and my husband drove down to tucson to pick up these little guys,,,one is a minature Chichuaua and the other is Tea Cup Yorkie/Chichuaua the Chichuaua is name spike he is my daughters dog,,and the Yorkie is mine and his name is Winston,,,they are 7 months old,,

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Cats meow Laptop Tote/Envelope....

Someone on the Etsy forume gave me a great idea to use for my tote/envelopes...a Laptop case..These are already padded and a size 15 inch laptop fits in them perfectly...I just finished another tote today and tried it is a picture of it,,I already have this in my store...

New Item in Shop...

Here is a double flannel blanket that I crochet around the edge it measures 41x34...

I got some new fabric,,,,

Nothing makes me happier then buying new stash,,and here I got some new fabric...the picture with the black cat fabric is for a tote for my store and the cowboy and duck is for crib sheets for my daughter,,the other picture they are going to be crib sheets you know what I will be doing this week....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Some new Burp Cloths..

Here is a couple more sets of Burp Cloths for my Etsy store,,one is the Veggie Tales and the other is Ladybugs..

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A new item in my shop...

Here is another set of my stitch markers..

A couple of blankets...

I have been working on stuff for my grandson due in June,,here are some of the things I have finished..A Crochet Edge Flannel blanket and a Tag Blanket,,