Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Leelah Alcorn--a name everyone needs to know!

I was saddened beyond belief today, to read of the suicide in Ohio of a 17 year old Transgender person.  She took her own life after being told by her parents that their religion forbid them from accepting this, and to top it off, her mother cut her off from social media--where she at least had support and people to talk to.

If you bring a child into this world, you are signing a contract with God to love, protect and cherish that child.   There are no guarantees how that child will turn out--it doesn't matter.  A parents love for their child should be unconditional.

Does God make mistakes?  I don't believe so.  But NATURE makes mistakes, plenty of them, all the time.  Animals born with two heads, people are born with extra limbs or two sets of sexual organs.  And yes, a girl can end up born in a boys body, just as a boy can end up born as a girl.  It happens---ALL THE TIME.

Leelah wanted her suicide to "mean something".  It does.  It means that her parents failed her.  My heart is sick that this beautiful child is gone, when there are so many parents who would have embraced her and loved her no matter what.  I am just one of them.  Yes, Leelah, even though I didn't know you, I have been touched by your death.  I don't agree with what you did, but I understand why you did it--you were left with no hope, no support and no one to help you and guide you.  I hope that you have found peace now, and can be who you were born to be.  Rest in Peace, sweet angel.

Monday, December 22, 2014

North Korea’s internet is down

FINALLY somebody listened to me!!  LOL!!!


North Korea’s internet is down in wake of The Interview

Saturday, December 20, 2014

When do we say, "Enough?"

Two innocent police officers murdered in New York. "Comedian" Chris Rock posts on instagram, 
"An eye for an eye."

Where does this asshole get off, saying he is glad two innocent men were murdered because two law breaking jerks were killed?

WHEN does this STOP??  How are two officers, sitting in a patrol car, suddenly the bad guys??

And most importantly--what happens when the cops give up?  Who protects us THEN?? 


Friday, December 19, 2014


So the FBI has concluded that the Sony hack came from North Korea.  Is this not an act of terrorism?  What will they demand next?

My solution--shut off their internet.  Our own hackers could do it.  Take down their internet.  Checkmate.  Game over. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Wednesday, December 17, 2014


A while back, I wrote about how fat the squirrels in our yard are this year.  Maybe in response to our colder than normal winter last year, but they are hilarious to watch.  So the other night I found this, and dang if that doesn't look like OUR squirrels!!   I can't stop laughing--hope this tickles others funnybones, too!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Evie's Cameo Hooking, progress

The background wools I ordered finally arrived, after being stuck in Philadelphia for a week--
anyway, I am thrilled that this is turning out just as I envisioned it.  Evie, of course, was born from a tree, so she is very partial to greens.  Of course, roses are also one of her personal favorites.  Isn't it funny how, when you look at a photo, you see things you miss in person?  I see I need to fix the leaf that is in "front" of her at the bottom--it needs green all the way around.  When you work with something so close up, photos are a great way to see it better.  All in all, a good day of hooking--and tomorrow I should get more done!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas presents for my friends!

We had our Christmas lunch at Bettys today--FABULOUS food, and fabulous friends!  These are the gifts I gave--hooked pockets (or a small purse).  (Somehow I forgot to take a picture of the bee one after it was assembled)


New Hooking!

With the Christmas gifts done, I have started work on Evies Cameo.  I am VERY pleased with how it is turning out!
Will post pics of my hooked Christmas gifts tomorrow.

Sunday, December 7, 2014


I have to stop saying "How stupid can people be?"

Apparently they are taking this as a challenge.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Getting Things Ready

Now that I have finished Christmas gifts, I am getting some things ready to hook--winter projects, because it is going to be a LONG winter!  So I have Evie in her fancy bonnet, and Evie as a cameo.  I might also do the cameo portrait reversed, and in "real" colors--
I also have two other pieces I would like to hook, but they are not on the backings yet.  The bonnet one looks off kilter because I didn't lay it straight when I took the photo. Plus it's on linen, which is soft and wrinkly (even though I pressed it).  Cameo is on rug warp--I have never used this backing before, it will be interesting to see how it hooks up.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


I have been making small "pockets", or purses, to try out some ideas.  They are small, 7" by 9" to 8" by 10".  The finishing takes three times longer than the hooking!!  Anyway--not exactly seasonal, but I wanted to hook flowers in a vase--I chose lily of the valley, but do you think I had any white wool??  Of course not!!  Not to be deterred, I hooked the purse, steamed and blocked it, put it back on the frame and made the flowers with white silk ribbon.  Puttsy work, but I like how it turned out!  The other pocket is a rose cameo--I wanted to see if I could hook something in only a few tones (in this case, cream and tan) and still have it look like what it was.  OK so you see where this is going, I want to hook Evies profile as a cameo.  But first I will finish up my two new pockets, even though I don't think I will be using them until next spring!