Your Weekend Chuckle πŸ€‘

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I thought it was time to bring back the “Weekend Chuckle” 😁

I always have so much fun putting this together – I hope you enjoy!

First – put your drink down! Okay now…carry on πŸ˜‰

βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸ

This should be interesting πŸ˜…

βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸβœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆ

I can’t help it 😝

βš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸ

Awkward πŸ˜‰

βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβš‘οΈπŸŒˆπŸ„βœ¨πŸ„πŸŒˆβš‘οΈπŸβœ¨πŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸβœ¨πŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸ¦„

πŸ˜‚ We’ve all done it (or at least thought about it) 🦁

βœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„πŸβš‘οΈπŸπŸŒˆπŸ„πŸβœ¨πŸπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„βš‘οΈπŸβœ¨πŸβš‘οΈπŸ„πŸŒˆβœ¨πŸŒˆπŸ„πŸβš‘οΈπŸπŸ„πŸŒˆ

This one had me doubled over πŸ˜… I don’t know why…

Have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly weekend!

See you next time πŸ’•

TBT ~ Looking Back At My ‘New Year’s Resolutions’

Hello my lovely friends! πŸ’•

It’s been so (too!) long that I sat down to write a post, and share it with you all. In my mind I’ve written a few 😁, but somehow I ended up in an endless loop of wanting to put fingers to keyboard, putting it off…just to start the same process the next day.

But, enough excuses – we’re all here now, and I thought writing a ‘TBT’ post is a good way to get my creative (writing) juices flowing again. πŸ˜ƒ

The ‘New Year’ Resolutions…well, even though there weren’t many, I pretty much failed each and every one. πŸ™ˆ

  1. Sharing photos – Nope, did not happen  πŸ˜” It’s still in the realm of possibilities though…see πŸ˜…
  2. The ‘Weekly Gallery” – Nope 🀭 See above
  3. A steady writing schedule – Nope…this is getting old 😬 see above

My biggest goal for this year, and I didn’t even write it down, was getting my US Citizenship  – that I did. 😊

As of July 24th, 2019 I am an American citizen. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
It was a very moving ceremony, and I met a lot of lovely people from all over the world. 😍 It was wonderful to share this day with all these amazing people. We were so many (321 new and proud new citizens), that we even made the news. 🀠
Here’s hubby and me after the ceremony

 That was it for my ‘Throw Back Thursday’. πŸ€— I will be back soon to tell you all about my new journals… (here are some examples) πŸ€“

…hoping to inspire and maybe even help you through the first steps of creating your own ‘Junkjournal’.

Until then πŸ’•

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behind The Scenes πŸ˜ŽπŸ§Άβ˜ƒοΈ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• How have you been? I hope all is well in your neck of the woods 😊

All is good here…except we’re all getting a bit cabin-feverish. It’s so, so cold πŸ₯Ά β˜ƒοΈ

The recent snow brought us some beautiful scenery

But we’re ready for Spring-flowers – so today I turned my ‘ Jim Shore’ pillow over. From ‘Winter’ to ‘ Summer’! I hope Mother Nature will get the hint, and we’ll get at least the average temperatures for this time of year! 🌞🌷🌷

🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

I’ve suffered from a touch of ‘bloggers block’ lately πŸ˜• I’m not sure it’s over, but I won’t know until I try. Right? Maybe some pictures with comments to get back into the groove of things? Okay…here we go 😁

While the Laptop got a bit dusty, the crochet hooks were quite busy.

I made another vest

The new cardigan ‘Opposites attract’ πŸ˜ƒ

I like the idea of two different-color halves…so there may be quite a few of them in the future πŸ˜‰

The second one is already in the works…

And I have an idea for a third one…

The sun came around the corner just as I snapped the picture, so it’s hard to tell that the right side is a deep black. I’m not complaining though…just saying she could’ve waited another second 😎

It’s not the best picture, but you get the idea of the colorway 😊

The big fail for last month was this coat…

I loved it while I made it, kinda liked it when I tried it on (it’s heavy!), and started to get an uneasy feeling about it when I put it on the mannequin and started taking pictures πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

It stayed on the mannequin for a few days…then the decision was made – it has to come apart. And I wasn’t even upset – I guess that’s a sign that it was the right choice! πŸ™ƒ

Notes to self:

1. Bulky yarn is not the perfect yarn for long coats (it gets reeaally heavy)

2. Do not use the Double-crochet stitch, especially when placed between stitches, when

working with bulky yarn (the stitches pull apart)

3. Don’t weave in ends until you’re 100% sure that the piece is perfect! It’s much, much easier to take something apart when the ends are still dangling

And last but not least…Georgia Mae’s blanket is finished πŸ₯° Big yawn…I guess it’s quite cozy…

Now it’s back to one of the WIPs 🀩

I hope you have a wonderful week! πŸ’•

Welcome To The World, Baby Girl πŸŒ·πŸ’œπŸŒ·

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I have the best news πŸ₯°

Georgia Mae joined us in this beautiful world on Friday, January 25th at 9:20 pm 😊

She is 22″ long, and weighed in at 9.10 pounds.

She is a gorgeous bundle of joy! I know what you’re thinking…of course she would say that, she’s the Nana 😁

So see for yourself…

That day brought back a lot of memories of the day the new Mom was that small 😍

These two pictures are 30 years apart…

🌺🌼🌷🌼🌺🌼🌷🌺🌼🌷🌺🌷🌼🌺🌼🌷🌺🌷🌼🌺🌼🌷🌺🌷🌼🌺🌼🌷🌺

Update:

Now is probably a good time to finish ‘ Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ blanket CAL

To those of you who started to crochet along…I’m so, so sorry that it took so long to bring you the next step. I really dropped the ball on this one πŸ™ˆ

I’ve learned to never, ever start hosting a Crochet Along without finishing the project first! I did…I really did! ☺️

If you remember…this is where we left off

I’m working on the continuation as you read this, and will bring it to you very soon! 😊
If you have started the blanket, and are eager to continue with/finish it please message me or leave a comment – I will get the next steps to you asap!
Thank you for your patience.

This just in…

Georgia Mae is on her way home 😍

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! πŸ’•

❄️A ❄️ Picture ❄️ Perfect ❄️ Morning β„️

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

For days now the weather guy has warned us of the ‘Winter storm’ headed this way.

Well, when I took the dogs out last night, there wasn’t much of anything…even the grass still peeked through a light dusting. But when I went outside this morning, everything had changed. I was greeted by this view…

The owl is wearing a hat…

…and our ‘Welcome’ bear a mask – I wonder what he’s up to πŸ˜‹

The neighborhood kids got busy πŸ˜ƒ

For me there are not many things more beautiful than a snow-covered Pine Tree

I don’t think Pearl, the cat, cares 😁

The Wisteria branches are a work of art 😍

Now I shut up, and let you enjoy the scenery 😊

(There’s nothing wrong with your eyes – it was early, and still somewhat dark-ish πŸ™‚)

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through our Winter Wonderland πŸ’œ

I wish you a wonderful weekend! πŸ’•

Happy Birthday, November Babies πŸŽπŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• and ‘Huzzah’ to all you wonderful November ~ Babies! πŸ˜ƒ

Let me be among the first to wish you a fabulous, glorious, sparkling Birthday! πŸ₯‚

Your Birthday month is an amazing one…

And you are just as awesome…

The Chrysanthemum is the beautiful flower for this month

The glittering Citrine is your Birthstone

You are in very good company 😊 Other November Babies are – to name a few-

David Schwimmer, K.D. Lang, Emma Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Neil Young,

Scarlett Johansson, Miley Cyrus

Now go dance, skip, be happy, enjoy the company of your loved ones – let them celebrate the amazing Birthday – Baby that is YOU! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸŽπŸŽ‚

I’m sending you best wishes and hope that all your dreams come true! πŸ’œ

Will You Take A Walk With Me? πŸ˜ŽπŸπŸŒ³

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Lansing, KS is not your typical pretty ‘Small-Town-America’. But in the Fall it turns into a canvas for Mother Nature most beautiful work. 😍

It’s a sunny, crisp morning, so I took my camera with me on my daily walk.

Here are some pictures of the delightful sights I’m lucky enough to see every day 😊

Straight out the door stands this beauty

These pictures speak for themselves

There’s a little frost on the ground

As the sun went higher, more and more colors came to life

The little creek was really flowing after the rains two weeks ago. Now…not so much

Sunshine and a little green fairy πŸ§šπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

This one made me chuckle πŸ˜„

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll 🍁

Do you have a lot of Fall colors in your neck of the woods? Let me know…I’d love to hear/see what’s outside your door! πŸ’•

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