Sunday, September 28, 2014


Week # 5 for me--

1. Key--
On the way to Knitting class on Friday I stopped at a friends Antique  shop--
and asked him what he had in old keys that I could photo--
and he had lots of them--
the ring full in the first photo and
a tin full in this second photo--
and when I am 'rich' I will go in and buy some to play with!!!

2. Triangle--

Well--what about a rock????
Found this yesterday on my camera walk--
it is right down by the train tracks that I showed you last week--
and on the way home I seen this triangle shaped planter hanging from a neighbors porch--
and I had not noticed it before!!

Me--I was jumping up and down for joy when I was finally able to get a photo of this friend walking his 2 standard poodles!!!  I had wanted a photo of this all summer long--
but he was always with other people and other dogs!!!

4. Favorite Word--
Is Believe--has been for along time now--
here it is in the bedroom--

computer wall--
Dinning room in my old wood cupboard--
Kitchen on the refrigerator door--
my little doll rocker--
and my glass china cabinet!!!

5. Favorite--
I have tons of favorites--
so I will just use this one-
some kittens in my lap -- 2 years ago this fall!!!

Welll--that is the line up for this week--
it really was a treasure hunt for some of these this week
 and that is what makes this so much fun!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, September 27, 2014


the hand quilted quilt finished--
There is alot of hand quilting on this one--
and I really like how it all came out!!!

And of course me and the camera have been out and about--
as the weather here keeps 'shouting' for me to come and play--
I was standing on the street corner when this truck went by--
and if you look you will see one big German Shepherd dog in that front seat--
and he was letting everybody know that you were not--
 going to mess with him or the driver!!!
Some of the leaves are turning--
this tree is here in out back parking lot--
and is always one of the first to show color--

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

Friday, September 26, 2014


I actually got a fall item finished--
I had 22--2 1/2 inch squared left from some project and I was able to use them all up!!!
I love it when a plan comes together,
 that you where not planning!!!
I had no idea when I found this little stack of squared mini charms
that there would be just enough--
and not one left over--!!!

I have also finished hand quilting a quilt and got the binding sewed on by machine--
now to do the hand stitching part on it--
and I have the machine stitching done on 4 other projects--
now to do the hand work on them--
so stayed tuned for further photos!!!

And the week end is upon us once again--
It is suppose to a beautiful one here--
so enjoy!!
Miss gracie is helping me take some photos for the Sunday post!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Thursday, September 25, 2014


I am so glad that we all have different addresses--
and I often like to see the house numbers in my photos--

Here is photos of 2 homes that I took while out on my walk last night!!

With the Holidays fast on our heels here --
I want to make sure that 'your' snail mail address is in my file
and is the correct one--
and I would like a bit more information for other 'cards' during the year--
so please send me an email with the following info--
1. Snail mail address
2. Birthday--month and day
3. favorite color
4. favorite item you like to collect
Please and thank you--
and on my walk--I walked past my old apartment on 5th street--
and was surprised to still see these rocks that I had placed around this tree--
probably 12 years ago now!!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


I actually went to all '3' photography classes!!
I love to sign up and even pay for classes-
I am not always able to attend them--
as those 'health' issues like to just 'pop' up whenever they want too!!!

At the second class we did go for a walk and took photos--
so here is some from that day--
This last photo is of a bank from when town was first built--
but in order to get a photo of the whole bank--I have to wait until the leaves fall off that tree in the corner of the picture!!!
Have a great day-
hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, September 21, 2014


This is week #4 for me--
and it was a tough one--
in some ways--
as some pictures could be used in more that one subject--
and I wanted to reuse some I used last week!!!!!
But here goes--

1. Window--
you just don't see Texaco signs in windows anymore!!!
this building is here on our main street and I took this one on the Photo Class walk last Saturday!
this is the main house where the pumps where out front and the photo is from the garage, that is to the left of he house

2. Picture in a picture--
this is on the wall between the kitchen and dinning areas--
and, yes--it usually has clutter on it!!!

these are the train tracks that I cross every time I want to go to the end of  the lake to take photos--
and as I crossed them and looked down them I realized that they curved--
the building is the old railroad station and is now a restaurant--
and yes trains still travel this track a couple times a day!!!

4. Pattern--
look at the pattern and detail in this flower--
this was in a garden just down the street from me!!

and the last one is the 'best'!!!
5. Square--
a square of my 'favorite' dark chocolate--
and I think it is nearly time to indulge in a bite or two!!!

My 3 week photography class has ended--
and I did learn alot--but still??????
and now the question is 'what to do with some of the great photos I have taken'?????
Happy Sunday--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Friday, September 19, 2014


are ready to go to the Yarn shop--
and I need to get another skein of the yarn wound to knit some more--
this is really an easy pattern to knit up and I like having one on the needles for nights when I am too
tired to do anything--yet need something to do with my hands!!

I also did some actually sewing at the sewing machine--
you can see what I made on the other blog site--

and here is the shawls after blocking--
this shawl is 50% silk--and purple!!!
I do have another shawl on the needles--but it may be awhile before I finish that one!!!

My friend Anne and I went for a ride today and stopped at a couple garage sales---
I did not buy anything--
on the way back we stopped at her house and I took photos of some of her flowers--
and cats--
This is Max and he loves his walks everyday--
but--he did not like me!!!but he has the longest tail I have ever seen!!
and the markings are different!!
and this one is Bentley--he loved me and the chin scratches I gave him--
he is her one eyed wonder cat!!
these two are less than 2 yrs old--
her other '4' cats are very old ones--with 2 being late teens!!
Have a fun day today--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


One of my things on my 'to do' list for today was to block a shawl--
I had 2 that have needed blocking for awhile now on that
to do list-
I got the first one blocked and for whatever reason,
I got the second one out to make sure that I had wide enough blocks--
and look what happened--
I now have both of them blocked--
so I got to write off two things on the 'to do' list!!!
I found this beautiful red dog taking a bath down at the end of the lake the other day when I was out playing with the camera!!

Now I am off to mark another thing off the list--
need to walk over to the Health food store for my 'grapeseed oil mayonnaise'!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, September 14, 2014


This is Sunday is my 3rd week--
got to say--
this weeks was a bit of a challenge--
so here goes--

1. Stripes-
This flag was flying from a large sail boat down on the pier last evening--
the only other thing that I found this week with stripes was my couch!!!!!

2. Packed--
Look how 'packed' my one living room wall is????
I like to get alot of my handwork displayed--so my walls are always busy!!!

3. Travel--

this is a photo of Hector Falls, NY--
I took this when blog friend, Sunny was up the end of May--
that is the only 'vacation' I have been on this year--
the funny thing about this falls is that I have passed this falls many, many, many times over the years--and it only looked like a small falls--but that day we parked on the bridge over the falls and got out of the car--I was surprised at how large it was and had alot of fun doing photos!!!

4.  Favorite--
Oh my--for favorite I had a really hard time--
I have lots in my photo files--
but I think this one of  'Odie' when he was baby is one of my favorites--
love how I did the quilt and props in this one and how he was climbing up on them!!!

5. Too Cute--
A doggy in the window!!!
I discovered this dog looking out a 3rd floor window in this building while on our walk yesterday afternoon with my Photo class--
he was just having soo much fun up there watching all the traffic!!!
Here is better picture of the buildings 2 upper floors--
the first floor is a Chinese Restaurant!!

Well-that's it for this week--
wonder what next weeks challenge will be???
hugs, di and miss gracie