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.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Trophy wall

Justin picked up his and Gavin's deer heads yesterday. What beautiful trophies! This is Justin's 7-point. He is huge! Look at my little "moose head"! I would love to have a real moose head!
This is Justin's 6-point he shot with a crossbow. He looks like he's smiling!
 This is Gavin's 8-point. Right now he's in the "man cave", but we're thinking of bringing him to the living room. Jeff Hardy seems to approve!
This is a small 3-point Justin got last year. The bass are from years ago.
 Gavin's button-head is in the man cave along with some more dead fish.
 A deer hide hangs on the wall.......
 More dead fish............
 The trout was caught by Justin when he was working in Colorado years ago.
 He caught this alligator gar in Washington, NC when he was working on a SuperFund project for the government.

Years ago, when we remodeled, I gave Justin one wall to hang his dead animals. Now, that wall doesn't have any dead animals and they have crept into the rest of the house! He used to have some mounted ducks but I have no idea where they are now. At one time there was also a raccoon that Craig killed on the wall! That thing was creepy!

Saturday, December 6, 2014


I pride myself in being able to follow a crochet pattern and generally it works out. But then there are the patterns that no matter how closely I follow the pattern, it doesn't look like the original! I hate when that happens! I loved this pattern The Fat Bottom Granny Bag from Ravelry .............
 The pattern said it was made using two strands of worsted weight but bulky could be used instead. So, I used some of the Loops and Thread Charisma that I bought at the Michael's sale the other week. It also calls for 20 rows but I stopped after 17. Hot mess! I even used some of the yard sale fabric for the lining!

It will not be tossed aside but used to hold balls of scrap yarn. Aarrgghh!
Did anybody but me watch the America's Next Top Model finale? Did you see that coming? I was sure Will was going to win!
 He looks like Tyson Beckford, doesn't he? That's Tyson below.......
Whew! Enough of the gorgeousness, have a great weekend!
Oh, by the way, the local high school football team is going to State today! Go Cougars!

Pam's grandson will be playing! Good luck boys!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday news

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We ate too much and loved on the grandkids. Grandpa enjoyed coloring with Della...............

 Maxel's getting bigger and sweeter ...............

 Xander wants to color too.............

Ashton's getting bigger too! I still can't believe I'm going to be a great-grandma!
On a sad note, unfortunately Kayla lost her baby a few weeks ago. She's hurt but is being very strong.
I went shopping everyday except Thursday. Yesterday, Janet and I went to Concord Mills in Concord, NC. We love shopping there because there are so many great shops! Janet thought she would be funny and post this picture of me catching a nap on the way home.........
The warm sun hypnotized me! That's my story and I'm sticking too it! Where in the hell did that turkey neck come from? :-0
Justin, Rodney, Gavin, and Sloan went fishing in Boone, NC yesterday. Don't they know it's snowing up there? Anyway, they came home with 40 lbs. of trout! Fishfry!!

I have been working on some Christmas gifts so I can't show you what I've been crocheting. But I will give you a sneak peek............
Shh! Don't tell anyone! Have a great Sunday and stay warm!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I need to play the lottery!

This has been a great week for me! First, I received my first disability check, then a great yarn sale at Michael's, then a TV at WalMart, and now I won a giveaway at BellaCrochet! Thanks Elizabeth! This is the pattern I picked...............
Thanks again!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Right place, right time

When it comes to finding bargains and sales, Pam and Janet have me beat. I always seem to be in the wrong place and miss out. But not this week! I visited Michael's again and stocked up on the $1.99 yarn sale...............

 I can't show you what I'm doing with all of this lusciousness until after Christmas.
This morning while grocery shopping at Walmart, I barely heard an announcement of some sale in electronics. I continued on until I was almost through before I went to see what was on sale. TV's for $115! All sizes from 60" and smaller! I got in line with five people in front of me. The lady in front of me decided to get out of line and I was glad she did. Because she left, I was able to get the last 42" TV for $115! This is going in my bedroom where I sit and crochet!

Happy dance!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Today my hubby turns 54! Ride 'em cowboy!
Happy Birthday, Justin! Love ya!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Oh, when the Saints come marching in....................

As promised, here is the finished Saints afghan...............

I made this graph by using Gimp and KPG program. Thanks to Lin Kay at Teach Me Graphghan.