Happy Birthday, Mom…

Today, Mother turns 94! 

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Friday Fill-in #178


Happy Memorial Day weekend to all who celebrate it ūüôā

And…here we go!

1.¬†Potato Salad¬†— the best food to take on a picnic.

2. Summer is really here – especially with temps in the 90s.

3. I hate wearing flip flops.

4. To love someone is one of the best things in life.

5. I love taking a long hike.

6. When I crave food, it’s usually is some thing salty.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to having a hamburger and onion rings at Scoop City, tomorrow my plans include¬†laundry and maybe running up to the Art Show Opening at St. Gaudins¬†and Sunday, I want to go to the Farm Fest in Hartland – which is just a hop, skip and jump from home.

Thanks to Janet for the fill-ins and for the lovely photo!!!

Inchworm Fabrics…

Oh, I received my prize from Inchworm Fabrics…

The honey bun is called Crazy 8 by Sandy Gervais for Moda.¬† The pattern is called Dianthus TSS 3035 by Three Swans Studios…


Ten on Tuesday…

Once again, my friend, Carole, came up with a great topic…

Ten Favorite Cookout Foods

1)  Hot dogs Рthis is usually the only time I like hot dogs Рand I want the natural casing hot dogs.

2)  Hamburger РI like burgers that are grilled out side.   They just taste better.

3)¬† My potato salad – I don’t put onions in it…

4)  Corn on the cob Рno doubt it is my favorite thing.

5) Root beer – I love root beer and since real beer is not on my diet – I’ll take the root beer.

6)  Grilled veggies Рroot veggies on the grill Рnothing better.

7)  Shrimp Рyummy

8)  Real home-brewed ice tea.

9)  Chocolate cake Рor a sour cream pound cake.  Ice cream optional.

10)  A huge green salads with everything in it Рand bleu cheese dressing.

What I Bought…

Never did show you what I bought at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool…so, today seems like a good time to do that.

I always buy from a couple of vendors that I really like Рand because this is the only time of the year that I see them. 

One of them is:  BallandSkein

 80% Alpaca and 20% Silk РColor:  Peacock Strut  400 yards. 

It will be a shawl called Feather Duster.

Another vendor that I buy from each year is:  A Touch of Twist

Yarn is called Impressions Рin the Moonlight Dance Colorway Р100% Wool  Р275 yards per skein.

The other is my friend, Heather.  This was her first year vending at NH S&W Рand I was so happy to see her there.  Her yarn shop is called Sereknity Yarn and Fiber.

Yarn is:   Sock Options SHimmer Р60% Superwash Merino/30% Bamboo/10% Nylon

Colorway:  Cupcake Р420 yards РFingering Weight.

Yarn is Sock Options Good Harbor Р70% Superwash Merino/30%  Seacell

Colorway is Belladonna = 375 yards – Fingering weight

Then each year I pick a new vendor.  This year it was Dorchester Farms.

I fell in love with these colors Рthe Yarn is Hand Painted Sock Yarn Р75% Wool, 25% Nylon Р200 yards. 

Will be making a pair of fingerless mitts for myself.

There you have it – that’s what I bought.¬† Not a lot – but stuff from my favorite places.

Meet Ramsey…Comments…

It seems I have a new granddog…The fellow at the back of the photo is Ramsey.¬† He is a hound mix … and joined his brother, Griffin (foreground) at my daughter’s house.

Comments have once again overloaded my e-mail and I am worse than behind…

A big thank you for all the kind words and help since I became a diabetic – and since my surgery.¬† I am pleased to say that my doctor said I was doing better than better…and I don’t have to go back for a month – which will be my final check-up.

I’m going to be honest and say that I don’t think I will get to all the e-mails to answer them privately – but please know I have read them all and I am thankful to have so many friends…and now I will begin to go back to answering e-mails as I get them…

Friday Fill-in #177…


And…here we go!

1. Watching Killian play with his Christmas bow – chasing it across the room never fails to make me smile.

2. I’m looking forward to taking some day trips soon…especially now that the weather is getting really nice.

3. Silence¬†is what I’m listening to right now.

4. Potato salad must have egg, celery, and mayo in it!

 5. A bagel with cream cheese was the best thing I ate today.

6. Today was quiet.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to catching up on mail, reading, and maybe some knitting tomorrow my plans include¬†going to the farmer’s market and maybe for a ride¬†and Sunday, I want to finish reading the book I’m currently reading (A Reliable Wife); knitting, and watching the Brooks and Dunn Special.

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