Sunday, August 31, 2014


As this next month will be a big photo month for me--
I am joining in the party--
Scavenger Hunt Sundays--
we are given 5 topics for photos for the week--
and I had alot of fun doing these--
they are:

Back to School--
And I went for a 'past' look--
as I had nearly everything already!!

What about a family of ducks down by the lake!!!

One of the tenants here, whom I borrowed the red apple from for the school picture!!

I love to collect old, gold, print on the cover books!!!


Look at all the details in a spider web!!!

So now to join the rest of them
and to see what next week's 5 subjects will be???
Also next Saturday afternoon I will be taking my first of 3--
photo classes here in town!!!

hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, August 30, 2014


a new 'addition' !!!!
to making these--
the knitted 'boob's for bra inserts!!
Had 4 all knitted and went to the yarn shop yesterday to see about stuffing them--
have gotten the one that was on the needles finished and have started a 6th one!!!

And has anyone seen the month of August????
I do believe that somehow I have missed the whole month--
the only thing that I can see that I accomplished has been the knitting!
( oh and losing my teeth!!!)
On the way home from the yarn shop--
I did stop at our Farmers Mkt--
that is set up on Friday afternoons in our local park--
It is hard to see so much lovely food,
but not be able to buy it as I can't eatchew it right now--
but have boughten blueberries each week and this week I got a nice head of cauliflower--
that should taste yummy!!

Found this small butterfly/moth this morning when I was out to take some photos of the morning glories--
Hope you are having a great Saturday--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Look who came to visit us at the yarn shop--
Yep--that is Odie--remember him???
he was one of the kittens I helped raise 2 years ago at the yarn shop--
and then he became the Yarn shop cat until about a year ago--
when him and his mom moved to NC--
he has been back here in NY for about 2 months visiting--
and his mom brought him to the yarn shop for Nancy and I to see!!
Hey--Nancy what are you doing on the floor???
Can I help you????
Now we are talking!!!
Look what Di brought me!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, August 24, 2014


knitting 'boobs'!!
with a great bunch of gals!!
they are for this charity group--
these look almost like a 'boob'--
and are only knitted/crocheted in the one kind of yarn--
but in all colors and you make different cup sizes--
my first one is a DD--
as that size is not made as much as the smaller sizes, I heard--
Here is my first one--
now this one has not had the stuffing put in it yet--
so it looks out of shape-
will go back on Friday and have Sue show me how to stuff it and finish it--
in the mean time--I have started another one--
they are a bit tricky to start--but so easy to knit after that and the second one,
I started went much easier!!!
Here is the if anyone else is interested in making some--
or to check out the website--
Happy knitting!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, August 23, 2014


But first look what I found yesterday--
Found these on the sidewalk, over in the park,
 on the way to the Farmer's Mkt yesterday afternoon--
and I had forgotten my camera--again!!
so I just picked them up and brought them home with me--
along with some fresh blueberries and zucchini!!

And here is an update on my projects--
This is the newest hand quilting project--
this is a wall hanging with 3 blocks on it--
and are from a bom--awhile ago!!
I got 2 new shawls knitted--
but these are not blocked yet!!!
This one is smaller--
this one will be much larger--

Plus I have another shawl on the needles started!!!
And today I am on my over to the yarn shop when I get off here--
to knit some 'boobs'!!!
More on this story next time!!

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

Monday, August 18, 2014


I picked up the quilt that I am hand quilting this morning-
to work on it a bit before starting the housework--
and made a 'dashily' discovery--
Can you find it??

I thought this was a panel and used it as such--
but if you know your ABC's--and read them--
you will discover that this panel is off a row--
the 'D' is at the end of row two--next to the letter 'H'--
and not on the first row--
the last row of this panel is off by one 'box' for the whole row--
and this was my house quilt--
I have already done some hand quilting on the panel with the lettters--
but have no 'heart' left to finish this one--
looks like Anne will get to finish this one for her hospice collection, to donate--

Why would a designer  do this????

hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, August 17, 2014


It has been a rather rough week this past week--
between the tooth removal and discomfort from that--
and the news of the death of a young racer and
then the death of Robin Williams--
I have been in a tailspin all week--
but two good things happened this past week to help me though all that--
one is my younger brother and sister in law was up from Florida for a short visit--
seen them on Wed and Thurs and it was nice to catch up--
though it did not help the pain I was in to talk so much!!!!

Then on Saturday, Anne called and we went to our local quilt show--
and I will be darned if I didn't forget my camera--
me--with out a camera--
but I did enjoy the quilts especially the ones that where hand quilted-
and I was surprised to find several!!
There was about 6 vendors there and these items followed me home--
some new 30's prints for that stash--
now I want to start another 30's quilt!!!
and --

3 more pieces of wool for that stash!!

I have made progress on all three of the projects I showed you--
though it has been slower that I wanted--but????

How are you all doing???
hugs, di and miss gracie

Monday, August 11, 2014


Back to the dentist--
Had the last '3' pulled this morning--
so am in some pain right now--
but we are done with al the pullling part now--

I did buy 3 new T-shirts the other day--
these were only $3.87 at Walmart!!!

and here is the projects that will help me though the
'pain' this week--
the chicken applique wall hanging--
this bottom chicken is done and have started on the next one!!!
Hand quilting this quilt--this is the one that has a row of houses going around the borders of it!!
and a new shawl--have lots more done on this project too!!

All finished is--
this quilt--
and this shawl--
the shawl has not been blocked yet!!!

So as you can see--
I have been busy and plan to stay busy!!!
Oh happy day to you all!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, August 9, 2014


This is a busy week end here--
for me ==
I have lots of sewing plans--
got the binding on the little quilt--
so will be sewing it down this afternoon--
worked on starting a new quilt with hand quilting--
(this one has been waiting awhile--!!)
finished latest shawl last night--
and have started another one--
and this morning I did some prep work on this one--
background is stitched and ready--
and pieces cut for the bottom chicken--
which will be applique!!!

But town is a buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!
as this is NASCAR--week end in the Glen--
This is Carl Edwards--he was at the local Tops grocery store--
along with Ty Dillion--
and some of them have been at Walmart !!

and some have not left the track up on the hill!!!
So while all these guys are racing up on the hill--
I will racing with my needles to see how far I can get on my sewing projects!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie