Sunday, November 30, 2014


November is over--
(well--almost--about 11 hours to go here!!)
I collected the rest of the fall decorations this morning--
to put back up in the closet--

And I will not miss these colors--
I am ready for some new ones--
What about you????

Right now my cutting table is full of gifts to sort and wrap for the packages that I need to mail!!!
And my goal is to open the box with the new tree and get it set up--
we must see how--
this little gal does with a tree????
I don't think I have actually put up a tree since I adopted miss gracie--
and she was 4 in June!!!

Happy Sunday, you'all--
hugs, di and the kid!!

Friday, November 28, 2014


going to the yarn shop today--
of hats and mittens for charity--
two sets for babies--
I had one of these little red mittens knitted forever and 'floating' around in the knitting bag--
so was really happy to finally get it a mate and a hat!!!!

And there is a story behind the black and pink mittens--
I first knitted on of the pink/black one and had planned to knit the opposite for the second mitten--
only when I got all done with the second one--I discovered that I had too different sizes--soooo--
we knitted a partner for the pink one first--then knitted a second one for the black one--
only we did run out of black yarn on the second one--so we finished off with the dark grey and
did dk grey for the thumbs on both--(had also ran out of the pink) I was not buying any more yarn for this knitting projects--one of my reasons for doing this was to use up a stash of this kind of yarn!!!
and I did pretty much do that--yea!!!!!!!!!

Also did some more sewing--
Again a holiday print that I have have hoarded for a long time and decided it was time to use it--
and I got the 3 bags finished from the sewing the other day--and all 6 santa mug rugs are done--
so I am on a roll here!!!

and here is a snow picture from Wednesday--
no snow stayed on the roads--and the snow on the trees blew off later that evening--
but today there is still snow on the ground!!

Di and miss gracie

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Two events in one--
you know--
First is--
and one of the most important things I am thankful for is--
So thank you for this past great year and for being there for me when I have needed you!!!
after today we really can---finally--and without any more guilt--
get ready for--
the next big holiday--

But in the mean time--
I still haven't seen my turkey????

Hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


It is also snowing steadily outside!!!
Have gotten 4 out of the 6 mug rugs hand quilted--
and this morning--
I got one of three tote bags sewed together--
these are 'think' about how to construct them as I go--
and I got excited when I thought about making the snow people design into a pocket--
before sewing to the tote!!!!
I have lots of different sizes to this print--
not sure what to make with some of them--Hummmmmm??????

and look at what it is doing outside-
Of course it is much much whiter out there now--
took this about an hour ago--
so it looks like we will have a 'white Christmas' Thanksgiving!!!!!!
Bet the deer hunters are doing the happy dance!!

Hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, November 22, 2014


I forgot to report that my 'fairies'--
decided they did not like the cold weather--
so they packed up and left--

And this news from the sewing room--
Nope not mug rugs--
but pincushions--
I loved making these--
and I found the pattern in this past issue--

Now when the fairies left for warmer climate--
others have replaced them--
Santa loaned me some of his elves!!!
And now they are on to this project--
Humm--wonder what they are up to now!!!

Be on Alert--

My turkey is missing!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Friday, November 21, 2014


but some more has been done--
in Santa's workshop--
And I did get 2 more stitcheries finished--
that I started 'ages' ago!!!
Now to decide to how to finish these off????

And now I need to get some warmer clothes on and--
head over to the yarn shop to leave  this weeks knitting off--
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Going to be--
Wonder if it will be 'one' project--
or several projects?????
Only Di knows?????
hugs, di and miss gracie

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


These will not be multipling--

They are too 'expensive'!!!
I broke a sewing machine needle on each one!!
the pattern that I paid good money for--was written really bad--
had to pretty much do your own thing--
and I can not work with 'vinyl" cause of the smell--
I had forgotten that part!!!
So--we will not let these 'mate'--
but now I have '9' more zippers----------??????
hugs, di and miss gracie

Friday, November 14, 2014


I did it--
I sewed--
I made these 2 cute zippered pouches--
Got the pattern, fabric and 2 zippers on Tuesday on my walk!!
BUT-- a word of caution here--
don't make just 2 and leave them alone--
cause when you come back--
you will find--
that they 'mated' and had babies--I now have a family of "8"--
but that is not the end of the story--
by bedtime last night--
my 'family' had gotten even larger--
to a family of 15!!!!
and luckily the zipper stash was out of zippers--
or who knows how many I might have found this morning!!!!

And now here is a question for you--
why is it when you pull the wastebasket up to your legs--
so that when you are trimming seams and you want all the "trims" to go into the basket--
some still think they have to land on the floor?????

Have a great week end--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Down by the end of the lake--
It was a beautiful warm sunny day here--
so I grabbed the 'big' camera and went for my usual camera walk--
All the boats are in--
but flowers are still blooming and the bees are still out!!

And I did find this tree log--
and it might just look like a bare tree log--
but it really had some interesting stories to tell me--
there was several of these 'areas' to photograph--
and then these areas--
And now I am off to get my step stool and get the Christmas fabric tote down off the top shelf--
and maybe-- just maybe--I will have some sewing to show you really soon!!!!

Only '15' more days to Turkey day!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Took these leaf photo's on the way to the Yarn shop yesterday--
these water spots almost look like 'ice' spots--
and I guess the way they are talking--
that is on it's way, for us next week!!!
We only have 19 more days to--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Don't buy a bag of these--
and think that you can eat just one--

And then look what happens the next day when you get back to the store!!!
cause the bags seem to multiple in your cart!!!!
Luckily for me there is one word on the bag to help me in the future--
"Limited time only"!!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

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