A Bug, Β Two Hats, and Three Squares πŸ˜

Hello my lovely friends  πŸ’• 

Word of advice….if you’re squeamish – scroll by the first picture real fast 😝 

Okay – you have been warned πŸ˜‰

A Bug 

This weird, but somehow very fascinating, creature was hanging out by our front door yesterday 😳

I had never seen one in ‘real life’ …just photos. They really do look like sticks, especially since this one had a leaf stuck to it. 😁 Just the feelers – moving frantically- gave it away. 

Two Hats 

I love Pixie Hats 😍 So this week I gathered up my courage, and finally gave it a try…

First I made a Toddler size one…using an easy pattern from Two Little C’s

The yarn is ‘Fruity Stripes’ from Red Heart’. Not usually my choice for wearable accessories/clothing, but I love the colors. And like my daughter pointed out…’It definitely is water-repellent’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

For the second one I wanted to use a yarn from my stash – Lion Brand ‘Landscapes Tropics’

It is an acrylic yarn, but looks and feels like wool (without the scratchy-ness πŸ˜‰) and it’s machine washable. 

I knew I didn’t have enough for the pattern, so I started at the band, and worked my way up. I decreased as I saw fit…and am proud to report that it worked on the first try. 

If I ever manage that again 😊 there will be a written pattern. 

Three Squares 

Two, three weeks ago I started on a new ‘Gypsy Cardigan’. I always use the ‘Mandala Cakes’. It was a struggle from the beginning, because the colors/lengths didn’t match from one cake to the next. But somehow I made it work. πŸ˜„ So I had matching squares

On to the contrasting triangles. Ha – you’d think ‘yellow and grey…pretty neutral colors. Easy peasy’. Well, no! Not true πŸ˜– Nothing seemed to work

No green-ish, no purple, no teal…I now have enough triangles to make a separate cardigan πŸ˜‚

I took everything apart, and thought ‘I’ll make a shawl’. A quick border, seams – done! 

Nope πŸ˜• Colors look ok…but there’s a lot of puckering going on 

I’m beginning to think that these squares don’t wanna be anything …except maybe a pillow in a ’70s german living room 😜

See it there…on the right…on top of the couch. πŸ˜‚

I’m not giving up though. Something will come to me. 😁

Alrighty – that’s all for today 😊 Oh, one more thing…I’d like to send you into the weekend with a little chuckle 


Have a fabulous Friday πŸ’• 

I’m sending Love ❀️ Smiles πŸ˜ƒ and Hugs πŸ€— your way, and hope to see you tomorrow for the ‘Fantastic Bake Along’s Chili/Chocolate Bread’! 


Your πŸ’Weekend 🍹Chuckle πŸ˜

Hello and Happy Weekend my lovely friends πŸ’œ

 I love looking through my funny memes, picking the best ones to share with you 😁

Ready ? Look around….are you alone? 😜 Ok – proceed…


I know I’ve shown you this before…but it cracks me up every time I come across it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚



Bahahaha πŸ˜† I really wanna know what happened here! 


True story! 😜


Never a dull moment! πŸ˜‰


Hmmmm…..I guess that’s it for today πŸ™ƒ

I’m sending Hugs πŸ€—Smiles πŸ™‚ and Love πŸ’• your way 😘

Weekly Chronicle 😎

Hello, hello, hello my lovely friends  πŸ’• Happy Friday! It’s the 13th 😳 How do you feel about that? A lot of salt tossing or just another day? 😁

It’s so good to be back here in the blogging world 😊 It’s been a while for me πŸ˜• If there’s such a thing as ‘Bloggers Block’ I had it. I wrote a few posts in my mind, even started writing some down…but it was all a bit ‘meh’. 

But…that was then, this is now. So here we are – I can’t promise that it won’t be ‘meh’…but I’ll do my best! πŸ€“

I must have been distant…I even skipped ‘Your Weekend Chuckle’ 😱 That’s unacceptable! So…to hold you over ’til tomorrow – here’s one 

I think she’s ready for the weekend! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

All of last week I was pretty busy preparing for the annual ‘AppleFest’ in Weston, Missouri    (that little town is home to my store). 

AppleFest is awesome 😍 Weston’s Mainstreet is a beautiful, historic setting for fabulous artist booths, delicious food, and local bands. Thousands of people come every year to celebrate the 🍏 Apple 🍎 season with us! 

Remember last time I told you the Ponchos are finished? (Probably not…’cause you have a life 😜…but I really did!) Well, turns out I was bragging a bit. I left out the fact that I still had to weave in ends 😣 Ends…I strongly dislike those dang things. It took me one whole day to weave them in…ugh. But- I did get it done, and they made their first appearance at the shop on Saturday 

They fit right in, don’t you think? πŸ’œ


My Fall-Arrangements were a big hit last year, so I brought some of them 


This week’s WIP is another *Gypsy*Cardi* – it’s taking a bit longer than expected, because I wanna do an unconventional color-mix, without hurting anyone’s eyes πŸ˜‹ So there’s a bit of trial and error, sometimes I won’t know that that doesn’t work until the square/triangle is done. 

For example… I thought ‘Purple is just what this cardi needs’  Yeah, turns out – it doesn’t πŸ˜… See

So…new color search πŸ€” I like this one much better 😊 What do you think? Please ignore the purple…that’ll be gone as soon as I’m finished here. 

I’m still not sure…maybe I need a break from it?! πŸ˜‰

Oh yeah…fabulous news (for me anyway 😁) I finally got a yarn winder! And it’s so awesome! Because I work a lot, well…almost exclusively, with the yarn cakes – but not ‘crochet it as it comes’, more like ‘Now I need the third color in’ πŸ˜‰ So I had a big yarn mess at all times. Not anymore! πŸ˜ƒ And my little winder comes in handy when a skein falls apart too. Like so 


And bipety-bopetty-boo – it looks like this 

Pretty fabulous, isn’t it?! 😍

I do believe that’s all for now. I hope it wasn’t to ‘meh’ 😊 It’s good to be back in the saddle again! 

I’ll see you tomorrow with ‘Your Weekend Chuckle’. Promise! 😘

Until then πŸ’•

Your Weekend Chuckle πŸ˜…

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thank you so much for peeking in! 😍

Warning: Continuing may result in bursts of laughter…look around make sure you’re alone 😜


And this, my dear friends, is what we call ‘Schadenfreude’ πŸ˜‰


Most definitely! πŸ˜‰

There are photos 😝



Hubby tried it yesterday….it works! πŸ˜‚

Poor guy 😜

Alrighty….that’s all for today πŸ€“ I hope this tickled a giggle or two out of ya 😊

Have a fabulous weekend 😎 I’ll see you in October 🍁

Until then πŸ’•

Blankets, Blooms, and Other Random ThingsΒ 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• 

First of all…Happy Monday! 😎

It may not be perfect 

…but at least you’re not that guy 😜

Now I wanna show you a few pictures, and tell you about my weekend 😊

Saturday was our ‘Citywide Yardsale Day’ πŸ˜ƒ There were a lot of little flags on the yard sale map…it looked promising. 

My daughter is accessorising her new house, so she was in. 😁 We took off bright and early, and were not disappointed! 

Do you know the easiest, fastest (and cheapest πŸ˜‰) way to get your hands on a ‘Granny Square’ blanket? 

You find a person that doesn’t care about any of that, and sells you one for $ 2 (two) 😜

Talk about a lucky find! She also sold me the other one in the picture for $2 😍 

I asked her if she knew anything about them, but all she could tell me was that she found them in an old trunk she discovered in the basement of the foreclosed home she bought “as is”. 

They were a bit dusty, but 2 cycles in the wash (last one with Lysol – you never know πŸ˜‰) and the colors pop again. πŸ™‚

As we were out and about we stopped at a State Park with an amazing view over the Missouri River into Missouri…I think our little corner of the world is quite pretty 😎

Back home I washed my treasures, and as I hung them out to dry I noticed that some of my flowers gathered some strength for summer’s last ‘Hurrah’ 

The blanket in the background ⬆️ is another Yard Sale beauty 😁

Sometimes when my brain seems to be on overload….in Lorelai Gilmore fashion ‘Monkey, Monkey, Underpants’ πŸ˜† …. I like to sit outside, and just watch the bees, the flowers, and the clouds 😊

Other people get Angels….I get Daffy Duck πŸ˜†

Aaaaand…..poof….the weekend was over – but that’s ok. 😁 Every new week brings new possibilities and ideas and ways to make new memories. 😊

I hope you have an amazing week, and am sending you Love, Hugs, and Smiles πŸ’•

Your Weekend Chuckle πŸ˜Ή

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• 

I can’t believe it’s already Sunday afternoon 😳 Man, this week has just flown by. 

If you need some cheering up… I think I can help 😁

 There is a chance that you come across something that’s just not funny….then please remember that I had to get up 4 times last night to take our little, queasy Lorelai outside. πŸ˜– So my judgement may have been compromised 😝

 Lorelai is all better now…catching up on her sleep πŸ˜†

Alrighty – here we go….hoping for the best 😁

1. Best photobomb ever πŸ˜‚ The Dad told the little girl to say ‘Cheeeese’….



Oh boy 😳 I hope they fixed this fast…


We made it…again! 😝


Is it lunchtime yet? 


That’s it for today… I hope you giggled a little bit 😎

Now lunch, then maybe a little nap….it’s a full day. πŸ˜›

I hope you’re having a fabulous Sunday…thanks for giving me a few minutes of your time! 😍

Sending Love, Hugs, and Smiles to you πŸ’•

Your Weekend Chuckle πŸ€“

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• I hope your weekend is off to a good start 😎My Saturday is turning out to be quite wonderful 😍 I woke up in time to see the sun come up, had a nice walk with the dogs (after coffee of course 😜), went to a bridal shower for a lovely girl getting married next month, and now I’m sitting here chuckling over some pictures, and hoping you’ll laugh with me. 😊

I always wonder about them 😜             


Me in every photo 😁


Did you miss out? 😜


Taking annoying to the next level πŸ˜›

I hope you enjoyed these little gems 😁 

Sending Love and Hugs and Smiles your way πŸ€—

Take good care of yourself 😘

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