Friday, October 31, 2014


I am ready!!!
Me -- toooo!!!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


but no pictures of it!!!
I had to go to the dermatologist yesterday and get a small cyst removed from the top of my head--
and by the time the young male doctor got me stitched back up--
he had to pull my skin so tight to do it--
I actually feel like I got a face lift at the same time--
so how I have a headache on the top of my head!!!

When I got home there was a neat poster in my mail box--
left there by a friend--
And yes I do believe she will win a Nascar race soon!!!

On our travels yesterday we stopped at Staples--
I had to use a $12 coupon by Friday--
that I got for recycling used printer ink cartridges --
and I did not really need anything--
so after walking the whole store this is what I used it on!!!
Yep!! crazy hu???  This pkg is ususally $15 there--
but was on sale for $12.99--
with my coupon of $12--
these 20 rolls cost me a total of $1.07!!
How is that for good recycling?????

And we did one more trip to the dentist in the morning--
the next one down there on Nov 10 I will finally get the new 'teeth'--
I really really 'hate' this--
just can't wrap my mind and emotions around having to have all that 'plastic' stuff in my mouth--
this is one of the hardest things for me--and it doesn't make it any easier for me to know that thousands of people wear dentures--I just hate the thought of plastic in my mouth--!!!

In other news--
I am enjoying the last couple days of warm weather--
On Monday I went for a long walk and took lots of photos--

hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, October 26, 2014


this week--
but here is my 'pic's!!!

1. Paint--
A window painted for one of the races here at the Glen!!

2. Pumpkin--
Seen these pumpkins on someones steps on the way to Knitting class on Friday--
thought the red chili pepper on top of the larger one was a 'nice' touch!!!

3. Family--
This is my friend Anne--
this is her 97 year old mother--Marge!!
I love both of these women like 'family'!!

4. Looking cute--
how cute it this kitten at the yarn shop -- 2 years ago!!

5. Photographer's choice--
I loved this old bare tree--
and one day a friend took me so I could get some photos--
this was a couple years ago now--
and we drove by this spot last week--
I realized that the tree was totally gone now!!
so sad!!!

See ya next week--
have some fun this week -- but stay safe!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Friday, October 24, 2014


Been busy here--
yesterday I actually got 2 'old' stitching projects framed--

The blessings one is a Bird Brain one and I got it stamped on the wash off fabric-
but do have to say--
I am not a fan of it--
first for me -- it is harder to stitch through and takes longer--
yet is saves alot of time of tracing the design--
you really have to be sure that the thread you are using is colorfast--
mine was not, apparently--
cause it bleed in a couple spots when I had to wet the fabric to wash off the top coating where the design was traced on!!! ( did I make any sense here???)
the other is a counted cross stitch one I did about 3 years ago!!
And here is my knitting for this past week--
The ear flap hats still need some kind of strings for tying and the little red hat --
 I think I may add a pom pom to the very top--
need to take a week off of knitting though!!!
And a couple more fall decorating areas are done--
this is my dry sink as you come into the apartment--
last years wall hanging on my office chair--
the Halloween hexagon quilt on the back of the couch--
and look at what I found 'under' the couch???
Humm--what is that????
a half of a cat--
or the back end of a cat????
hugs, di and miss gracie

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


into the closet and got all the 'fall' stuff down--
and made a big mess on my bed-
so now 'who' is going to come and decorate my place with it all????

Did fuss a bit this afternoon--
did a fall arrangement--
Did the wicker table next to the computer table--
hung the fall runner outside the door--
and this one on the door--

Now to decide what to do with all the rest--
and I need someone 'tall' to come and replace the 2 quilts over the tv and computer table here on the wall with 2 of my fall quilts!!
I really need a taller stool--
it is just--
I would only use that stool about 3 times a year--
and would have to store it someplace in here for just that little bit of usage!!!
some of us have such 'real' problems don't  we?????
Hugs di and miss gracie

Sunday, October 19, 2014


And once again it is Sunday--
and that means I get to 'share' my treasure hunt with everyone!!!

1. Book--
Not sure if this shows any of my 'photography' talent--
but is really was a good read--
and it showed me to not give up on my dream!!!!

2. Mail--
Mostly all I get in the mail is ads and magazines--
and a package or two--
if I order something!!
this last week I order a special camera holder for me to wear to
hold my camera!!

3. Star--
Don't you just love morning glories and how each one has a star within
it's design????

4. Saturated--
I live in an upstairs apartment--
and the other day we got alot of rain and when I looked out the window--
I realized that our sidewalk was 'saturated' in water!!!

5. Wall-
This is painted on the outside wall of one of the buildings on main street--
and seeing as this is a racing town--
what better than race cars!!!!

The weather here has finally gotten down into fall temps--
so it won't be as easy for me to get out and do photos--
but do hope to continue the game!!

Have a great Sunday y'all--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Thursday, October 16, 2014


My stitching fairy actually came by--
But--she brought a couple of her 'friends' with her--
and I don't know if it was her--
or one of her friends-
this is what I got--
instead of--
They must of gotten 'drunk' on my wool stash--
But their excuse was--
that squirrels are grey, too!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


On the dentist front--
made another trip there yesterday morning--
only '3' more trips to go!!!
This has been a long journey this past year--
yesterday made '10' trips so far this year!!!

My girl friend and I looked up a new quilt shop--
And they had a neat greeter at the door!!
and he takes his job seriously!!!
Even to licking your toes if you have sandles on!!
I did not buy much--though--
Just this package of carrot snowmen buttons!!
and in the background is some patterns that I finally got printed off --
maybe the 'work' fairy will come by and get some prep work done on them later!!!

And I forgot to show this photo--
When I stopped at the country shop and got the new pumpkins--
I had also went to the quilt shop for 'a' spool of thread!!!
and came out with some snowmen fabric and this new pattern!!!
Now I know why I don't go over town all the time like I used to!!!!
Happy Fall you all--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Oh my this is week #6 for me--
At least this gives me a place to share some of my photos--

1. Details--
Lots of detail in this old iron fence that is over a 100 years old--
and surrounds one of the oldest buildings here in town!!

2. Friends---
When I went out to do some photos the other night--
I seen these '2' friends coming back and snapped their picture--
and they both were so quick to pose!!

3. Above--
I was standing 'under' this tree and took a photo looking up into it--
It looks like small bird nests, in this tree too, if you look closely at it!!!???

4. New--
I had stopped at the Country shop here in town the other day to visit with a friend there--
and as I was walking through the store to go out the back door--
the large pumpkin just 'jumped' into my arms and as I turned around to go pay for it--
the second one 'jumped' up into my arms too--
so what is a girl suppose to do?????

5. Comfort--
Me--sitting in my rocker with a quilt over my legs and--
either another quilt to be working on--
a knitting project--
a good book to read --
in that lap!!!

Pray you all have a great week--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Thursday, October 9, 2014


At least a bit--
See-- this is growing--
and is my 'main' stitching project at the moment--
there is alot of stitching to get each hexie flower stitched to all the other ones--
so it is slow going
 and boy do I have a nice pile of hexie flowers all stitched
ready to add to this!!!

And now the yarn shop is working on knitting up hats and mittens for kids--
I did get 2 sets knitted fairly quickly--but the blues one are 50% acrylic/50% wool--
and I believe it is the acrylic part that is bothering me--so not sure what else to knit with for kids???
but I did have fun knitting these up!!!

and I  did walk over to our local health food store this morning
 and of course--
camera went with me--
Happy fall y'all--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, October 5, 2014


I think this is getting to be a habit!!!

Our first one this week was--
1. Autumn-
Colors of orange and golden yellow--
with a hint of red--

2. Leaves--

and boy are they falling to the ground now-
and we still have not had a heavy frost--

3. boots
Does fabric with boots on it count???
Nobody is into boots yet around here--
not even cowboy boots anywhere!!!!

4. Hot Beverage--
seen this in a window over town--
had another plan for this photo--

5. Games--
These are all my old games--
we always played one or more of them at the family gatherings--
My Mom loved Rack-o and Rummikub!!!

Hope everyone has a great week--
hugs, di and miss gracie

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