Monday, March 31, 2014

I ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING--

besides decluttering--
I cluttered  up--
the old wood cupboard--
Yep--got the blue dishes out--
only have 2 shelves worth though--
and then I added the Easter items that where 'lucky' to be saved from the disown pile!!
And here is a new cup and saucer that I got--
see a little bunny has already claimed it for a home!!
and here is 2 projects that I have made in the last couple years!!
and a couple more on this  side!!
and here is the 3 cross stitch eggs--
all the bunnies are sooo happy to be out of the drawer and on display!!!!
and now--
what to do with--
with the rest of the stuff on the table????
what else do I want to find anew home for--
or to keep for displays????

you can actually see this piece of furniture now and the floor--
on Saturday a girl friend came and we filled her SUV with all the filled totes and boxes and bags that I had filled up with the items for the declutter project!!!
and--
there is still more to do on this project--
though now it is the fabric, yarn, and clothings turn!!!

hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A WONDERFUL SURPRISE--

Came in the mail--
This very cute and beautifully made snowman pillow--
oh--and what is that other thing????
nothing to fear--
it is a catnip mouse for none other than miss gracie!!
and look at the cute cardinal button on this 'fellow'--how cute--
and now --
who sent me this cute gift???
Lola did it--
Thank you so very very much--it made my month--dear friend!!
and he will stay out for awhile for me to enjoy!!
love, and hugs, di and miss gracie, too


Saturday, March 22, 2014

WHAT IS THIS MESS????

Ahhhhh--
Di---it is not Christmas--
It is spring????
I know--
but remember I am spring cleaning!!!
and this afternoon while the one race is on the telly--
I plan to sort through this mess and declutter and donate lots!!!
That's the plan anyways!!!!
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I still have not gotten to get the black frame for this--
but here is the latest cross stitch that is finished--
and I am working on another cross stitch now--
was doing really well on it--until I discovered today that I had to 'unstitch' some!!!!!
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And --
John, our maintenance guy, built a nice puzzle table out in the hallway at the top
of our stairs for anyone to use--we have a community puzzle there and anyone going by
can, stop and put some pieces in--
and guess who does alot of  'stopping' and putting in????
I do enjoy working on puzzles--
there is one table down in the community room--
but just one tenant works on that one and she considers it 'hers' only!!!!

How is everyone doing on this months challenge???????????
I must confess--that I am not doing well--
the sorting and cleaning is taking up all of my energy and time--
but it will be soooo good to have it all done--!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MISS GRACIE--SAYS--

That your friend and her master are still at it!!!!

Mom is still working on sorting, organizing  and decluttering and boy--
about that decluttering--
I have to stay 'lost' most of the time--
cause she just might decide to put me in one of those 'totes' that she is filling up to go to a good cause!!!!???



Mom did get the one counted cross stitch finished that she was working on--
but says she wants to frame it before she shows it--crazy 'mom'!!!

and she is working on a shawl in knitting and--
though she did say she wouldn't start another one--
she did--
another cross stitch one--crazy mom!!!!

Joy really is having less!!!
love, miss gracie and her mom!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WHETHER OR NOT!!!

Whether or not--I should be doing 'whatever'--
I am steadily working on this --

Counted Cross stitch project--
we are getting close now--
a couple flowers go in the vines--
then a row of thread spools under her feet and the border!!!



You like warm or cold weather????
We have had a bit of both this last week--
Yesterday-- the sun was shinning so brightly--
that I went for a walk down by the lake--
but the wind was very cold--so did not stay--
I did see this in the garden though--
couple spring flowers are trying to tell the weather man to stop shaking it's "feathers"--
but--
here is a look out the window for today--
and--
It started raining in the night and rained until about 10:30 am--then it changed to that cold white stuff--I can't remember what it is called--been along time since we had any??????lol
and now it is getting bitter cold out--so we will have lots of ice under the snow!!!
At this time--right now--2:45pm it is still snowing heavily out there!!!
Soooooooooooo
Happy Winter everyone!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, March 9, 2014

AHHHHHHHH---

What have I been doing--
That is a very good question--really!!!
Ahh--you say--reading???
              well--yes, some--about being diabetic and about Wheat allergies--
But something else has been going on--
I have been sorting and making decisions on what quilt books and patterns to keep--
               along with some of my other hand work projects, like the counted cross stitching!!!!
I am really on a 'tear' this time--
               I just have to get rid of some of this sewing, quilting, cross stitch, ect stash--
and then find a place to donate it all to!!


Now for some good health news--
I have lost 3 lbs--now that may not seem like alot--
but for me that is a huge success,
              as I did not increase my excising to do it--
still too cold here--so I need a big star for that!!!
         I do feel worlds better not eating wheat or wheat products--
and I am not even totally wheat free yet-
they are so good at sneaking sugar
           and wheat into our foods--but I am going to out smart them!!! 

And my game plan is to get my 'spring' cleaning and sorting done this month--
before it gets really nice outside and I can go for walks and to knitting club--
The only sewing I have done so far this month is that I am still working on the counted cross project--
so I do have a needle going in and out of fabric!!!!

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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

MARCH IS HERE!!!!

And it is cold cold cold and we are suppose to get more snow!!!
March is another of my "finish wips" months--
and I have 2 projects in mind at least that I want to finish this month--
It is time to finish 'wiggles' from Terry's SAL from ah--while ago!!!
And I need and want to finish the Hannah and Harrington blocks and quilt top--
think I have 5 finished so that makes 7 more blocks and then sewing them together--
think I best get busy on this one!!!

in the sewing line and one in counted cross stitch--
This is the cross stitch that I want to finish!!!

But now I have the challenge too to come up with--
soooo--
the first challenge for you this month is--
for you to finish a wip that you started last year or before last year!!
----A wip from 2013--
--------And if you don't have a wip--I can loan you one to finish!!!!

and/or for the second one--
make something using an animal print.
You know that mine will probably be using a cat print--
as I have bought a bunch last month even and have some from last year I bought!!!
So ----- Get Set------and Go--- to work!!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

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