Welcome to my blog about yard sales, crochet, my family and my life. A yard sale map in one hand and a crochet hook in the other.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cotton fields and yard sales

Pam and I had a little luck this morning finding yard sales. We didn't buy that much but had fun hunting. A local church was having a barbeque sale and beside the church was a cotton field. Unfortunely the cotton had already been picked, but we were able to find a few cotton bolls.

Here's what I got at yard sales. Another Uncle John's Bathroom Reader for 50 cents.....
 A Santa and reindeer figurine for $2....................
 A ceramic lady for $1....................
 A beautiful unopened picture frame for $5. Original price tag has $19.99!
A Starbucks coffee mug for 50 cents............
We stopped at Goodwill and I found this bunk bed ladder for $9.99. This is going to be used in Gavin's room.
 He's been using my vintage stool to climb into bed and I've been praying I could find a ladder or another stool before he broke mine. Please excuse the mess.....it's a sixteen year old's room!
Justin, Rodney, and brother-in-law, Ray, are on the lake fishing. It's cold today but maybe they can catch some fish. I'm going to spend the rest of the day with my feet propped up, crocheting, and watching TV. Hope tomorrow and next week is warmer. Kids are on spring break!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The beast has been conquered!

I finally finished Pam's afghan! I told her to burn the pattern! It looks good but I don't want to attempt this pattern again!

 Now I can finish Rodney's Steelers afghan!
Great-grandson Joshua is one week old today. I took him and Mama Ashton to his first checkup yesterday. Then Ashton to her gyn/ob to get her staples removed.
Grandma Janet.............
 Mama Ashton..............

Today I took Sloan for a consultation at the orthodontist. Looks like braces are in his future!
Spring break is next week along with two dentist appointments for the boys. WooHoo!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

And the yard sales begin!

We know yard sale season has begun when a local church has their yard sale. Usually Pam and I are standing in line waiting for the doors to open at 7:00 am, but Pam was in the mountains and I didn't want to get up! I got up when Pam and I are normally going out the door and I made it to the yard sale an hour late. There were still quite a few people at the sale and I found a few things.
Some old Workbasket magazines (1990) for $1.....
 There wasn't very many crochet patterns, but you never know! Have you noticed that the crochet patterns from years past are "simple and boring"? No wonder people associate crochet with grandma!
A Springer Spaniel for $2. This thing is heavy, might be cast iron!
 Resin snowmen for $1. I'm thinking of dry-brushing them to give it some color.
 That's all I got! Maybe next week will be better. I've been working on Pam's Double Wedding Ring afghan for the past two weeks. No wonder she got discouraged! This pattern is a beast! The white squares between the rings was supposed to be square, but no matter what I did, they just wouldn't work! So I just made two rounds of a granny square with a round of double crochet and sewed them into place.

I'll be glad when this thing is finished! Today is supposed to be nice weather-wise. Probably go visit my new great-grandson. He and mom came home yesterday.
Happy weekend!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I'm too young to be a great-grandma!

Joshua Paul arrived via C-section at 4:16 pm on March 17th, 2015 weighing 7 lbs 14 oz! A little whopper! We expected a little six-pounder but not an almost eight-pounder! Mom Ashton is doing great!

 Grandma Janet, Grandpa Rodney, and Aunt Kayla with Ashton and Joshua.
 Great-grandma Charlotte .........
Wow! What a ride! Glad that's over! Now for the loving to start!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Leprachaun baby

My first great-grandchild has decided to finally be born!
 Grandpa Rodney and Ashton......
 Going to be a long day!
Maxel and Della are ready for St. Patrick's Day!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Budgie love

Pam and I both have a pair of parakeets. Her's are green and blue while mine is white and blue. I found a lady from the U.K. on Facebook that knits the most beautiful birds. Not just parakeets (budgies) but cockatiels, parrots, lovebirds, etc. I ordered two and received them Saturday. Aren't they cute?

 I put mine in a birdcage I bought at a yard sale last year and hung it in my kitchen.

You can find this talented lady here. Pam and I are going to order more!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Happy 75th!

My sister, Pam, surprised her husband, Ed, with a birthday party yesterday. His birthday is actually March 18th and he'll be 75! (Yes, she was a baby when they married!)

 Family and friends .................

 Vivien helps Papaw blow out the candles.

 That's my "little" brother (beige shirt, yellow hat)......
We all had a great time. Janet and Rodney were a little nervous because their first grandchild wanted to be born and sent Ashton to the hospital. But it was a false alarm for the second time and she was sent home. Third time's the charm!
Justin and Sloan got back home from West Virginia yesterday but not in time for the party. Happy Birthday,Ed!