Sunday, December 28, 2014

Photo journaling

Some photos from the last month:

Thanksgiving veggies

Aren't these colorful carrots pretty?  They were from Trader Joe's.

Here's the birthday cake my sister Kimmie and her hubby Travis brought me.  (I still have some in the freezer-it's very yummy!)

Kim and Travis, and Mom and Dad got me this new kitchen faucet.  Travis installed it-I love, love, love it!  No more leaking, no more mineral deposits around the sink, and my sprayer works for the first time in 20 years!  This is case of-you don't know what you don't have until you've got it!  (Do you see how happy Mrs. Spoon is?)

I bought myself an advent calendar (first time) at Aldi for 99 cents.  (I think they're cool.)  But I bought it late, so I had all this chocolate to eat at once.

Puppy nephew Diesel and his Daddy.  

He's growing up!

This is Mr. Puss.  My daughter sent me this pic on his gotcha day-December 26.  She's had him a year.

Another birthday gift-this one from my sister, Jodie.  She knows what I like!

Another birthday gift from Jodie~Hope.

I had some note cards made from some of my photos.  I bundled them up and gave them as gifts.  I am really pleased with how they turned out.  (I'll probably take a pic of them all laid out on the table some time.  Also, I'd like to show the kittie calendar I made for my daughter and the one I made of Roc-but I need to get pics.)

I reused Trader Joe's grocery bags as gift bags.  I thought, why not?  They're even Christmasy.

There are no pretty pictures of Christmas decorations this year, because...there weren't any.  I wasn't feeling it-the house is in disarray and I wouldn't have been able to enjoy them anyhow.  And I'm okay with that.

Also, it's been so gray and dark here-I haven't been taking many pics.  Hopefully that will change as the days get longer-can't wait!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a blessed New Year!

Rag rug photoshoot

Here are the rugs I've made over the last month (and my feet):

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Photo journaling-sunny corners, yummy food, and bea-u-ti-ful nature

A patchwork rug in a patchwork corner

Kitchen corner

My berry/banana smoothie

Look at that gorgeous kiwi!

Beautiful pomegranate!  Here's a link to a video on how to get all the seeds out of a pomegranate.  Emmy made in Japan  is one of my favorite YouTube channels.  (I chose the beat with the back of a spoon method-it works great.)

The best 99 cents I've spent in a while.

Oven fries ready for the oven


That's all for now-have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Photo journaling-all the lovely pets

Meet Diesel-my new sweet-faced puppy boy nephew.

He's picking up chicks already-as my niece says.

Getting  the mail with Daddy.

I had forgotten how sweet puppies are.  Let me tell you-they are freaking sweet.

Here's Sophie-my sweet kittie cat niece.

I took these photos when we visited to celebrate my sister's (Kim) birthday.

She's 8 or 9 years old.

Here's da Roc on a beautiful day earlier this month.

Last but not least-the grandkitties!

Ahhhhhhhh-our wonderful pets-we love them so!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rag rug photoshoot

Here's the latest round of rag rugs:

The colors of my rugs are dictated by what sheets I'm finding at Goodwill and the thrift store. I'm always quite surprised that pretty rugs can be made from the random sheets I find.
I believe this is one of the two rugs that I gave my sister, Kim, for her birthday.  I can't be sure though, because I get them mixed up.

This one went to my mom.

This one went to my mom also.  (Much prettier in real life-I really liked this rug.)

The outer ring of this rug is made with a white sheet that I splashed watered-down hunter green craft paint on. (Just a little bit of paint, because there wasn't much left in the bottle.)  Then I let the paint dry and washed it and dried it in the dryer.  It was kind of like fabric-dying, I guess.  I then tore it up and crocheted it into this pretty rug.  Pure white sheets don't make the best rugs because-you know-dirt!

The center of this rug is made with a white sheet 'dyed' with green craft paint as I explained above.

This lovely little patchwork rug is a combination of two tattered stained rugs I had here at home.  (Including the very first rag rug I made.)  I'm glad I decided to salvage the good fabric, because I think this rug is quite pretty!  I wish I would have taken before pics-but I did not.

She would have been HOT in the 80's with the mauve tones going on here!  Now it's time to get back to my hook!