Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Hooking!!

I recently saw the most incredible weavings by fiber artist Thalia Truesdell! I used to weave (about 100 years ago....) Anyway, I could not get her weavings out of my mind.

Flash forward to last Thursday--I am discovering that having hubby retired means we can do things we would not normally do.  We went to a HUGE indoor flea market, tons of stuff--antique, vintage, everything from jewelry to clothes to hand made tables, you name it, it was there.  What did I buy? Wood.  Driftwood, to be exact.  I found these two pieces that remind me so much of the ones I used to find along the Mississippi River when I was growing up.
 They are gorgeous--they even have rocks embedded in them.  And then I knew I was going to hook a piece to go with them!

 So here is my roughed out design.  Still many decisions to make before I begin.

Saturday, April 8, 2017


We thought this day would never arrive!  Wade retired yesterday, and today he dropped off his company van--

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Just one of those Unexplainable Things!

I saw a photo of some cats--and I immediately thought of CNN's Anderson Cooper.  Who knew that a cat could so resemble a human?  And I am not even sure WHY..........................


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Just when I needed it............

My daughter emailed this to me this morning, it was the first thing I saw when I went online.

 Thank you, Trina.  Love you.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

OUR time

Wade "officially" retires on April 7, 2017.  We have gone through all the crap, filed for social security, medicare, etc-----gotten our "notices of Award" in the mail------

YAY!  "We are AWARDING you the money we have illegally stolen from your paychecks all these years, and made lots of interest off of".......

9 more weeks.  9 more weeks and Wade will never again have to get up at 5:30 every morning, and be "on call" every month. 

We can stop spending money, and start spending TIME...........

OUR TIME.  When all is said and done, what is left is OUR TIME.
And the stupid government cannot take THAT away from us!!! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017