Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Last night, Seattle son, Chris and grandson, Hunter arrived to spend a few days in Ohio!  He wanted their picture taken with brother, Tad and Tad wanted the cat to join them!  That cat won't let anybody but me or Tad handle him like that ~ he understands Tad and that's pretty amazing!  The guys won't be around much but whatever time we have them is a good thing!  They're looking at colleges for Hunter and making unofficial visits to a variety of places.  We had a late night meal and I fixed Hunter a big breakfast to send them on their way!  Sonny was impressed ~ I fixed him breakfast, too ~ it did come up in conversation that it's not a regular ritual! 

I'm dyeing wool and getting things ready for the Gathered Treasures show on Saturday!!  Check out Black Cat Primitives on Facebook for a list of vendors! 

I'll try to blog a little more ~ it's very easy to get out of the habit.  I see more bloggers are posting less and less.  Facebook is easier to put on a little blurb here and there but not everybody's on Facebook!

Stay tuned for more wool pictures!

Have a great day ~ it's a cold, blowy Spring day here in Ohio!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Just adding this photo to see if Blogger will post it! For some reason none of my pictures are showing from past blog postings!

Hope all is well in your world!


Monday, December 21, 2015

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This is our antique sleigh holding our first-ever artificial tree! First ever in my life! Time got away from us and I brought up my kitchen tree which is already decorated. Sonny, actually, was a little happy ~ he cuts the tree, brings it home, and decorates it! He felt like he lucked out this year! And you know what, it works!

I love the way the sunlight is streaming in the window. No sun here today ~ this was last week!

We went to a fun party at our kids' friends house this weekend! Good food and lots of laughs ~ we so appreciate being included. They have a white elephant exchange and this grandma was the lucky recipient of the gag gift ~ a red sequined thong!!!! Of all people! They got a lot of mileage out of that one!! Thanks Brigette and John for inviting us!!

I took pizza pull-apart muffins. You can find the recipe on my Pinterest page under 'Bread Box' - it is always a hit!

Have a happy Monday!

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Saturday, December 19, 2015


Last night ~ a Friday night~ Sonny built a fire and we just sat and enjoyed a quiet evening. We don't do that often enough.

I had a beginner class yesterday and friend Heather was here for a little refresher course. We had a great time ~ the new gals were quick to learn and I think they're going to love it. For their lunch, I made broccoli quiche, layered salad and muffins (from my favorite muffin shop). A good day!

This is our porch at night. Daughter-in-law, Coni, made us the JOY sign last Christmas and I adorned it with a garland. I love lights ~ so welcoming.

I hope your days are filled with fun and not crazy like mine! They would be less so if I didn't try to cram so much into a day! Enjoy the season!

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Thursday, November 26, 2015


Hope you all have a great holiday with all the trimmings! We are celebrating at the lake with son, Ted and family! Miki is fixing the turkey as we speak! I did breakfast casseroles, pumpkin pies, and my other side dishes yesterday ~ now I'm just going to wait for the turkey to be done!

Let the fun begin!

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Monday, November 2, 2015


This was the 5th year for this class and I'm happy to say I've been there all five years, along with my friend Jackie! It's a class I love and we also love Tipp City in Southwesten Ohio.

Friends Sue, Charisse and Pam!

Our teachers and leaders ~ Ali Strebel and Karen Kahle!

Some of our class!

I'll post projects in my next post ~ Blogpost and I have issues and it doesn't want to post a lot at one time!

It was a great three days ~ we hooked and stitched to create 'out of the box' projects ~ met a lot of new people ~ and had some great lunches and dinners! Ali and I cross paths often here in Ohio and it's our once a year chance to spend time with Karen!

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