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, May 20, 2017

Saturday News

No yard sales this morning but I got to keep my sweet grand-babies today. Della and Maxel stayed with me until their mom and dad returned with Amelia. We also had family from West Virginia visiting. Maxel was intrigued with 'Possum's' nitro racer.
 Craig caught a lizard and that kept the kids entertained for quite a while.


 Petting the lizard....
 Amelia wasn't interested...
 Uh oh! He got away!
 Find him Daddy! Amelia still not interested...
 
 Della wanted to hold the lizard but just wasn't sure...
 Grandpa came home with a bunch of "army toys" he got at a yard sale near his job. This kept them entertained for a long time!

 He got these "onion" plates for me....
 Disney plates for the kids....
 Pioneer stereo system (still haven't figured out why)..

 Mirror candle sconces....
 RC trucks and kids car....

 Holly got Amelia's face caught in this thing!
Didn't get to crochet today but I finished the week 8 blocks for the Nuts About Squares CAL....
 This week had two blocks called 'Cat's Claw' and one called 'Tropical Paradise". The 'Tropical Paradise' block was a bitch to make. This was the first time in over 40 years of crocheting that I had to use a video to understand the pattern. I've seen quite a few other posts on Facebook with the same problem.
I also made a Tilda Matilda doll. I love the cloth ones that I see on the internet and was so glad to find a crochet pattern for one.

 Declan loves to drive! He also got his first haircut this week!

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Saturday news on Sunday

Happy Mother's Day to all my friends! Yesterday I rode with Justin to check on a couple of his jobs. This took us to Charlotte, Pineville, and Fort Mill. We stopped at a yard sale before we got to Lake Wylie. I didn't find anything but Justin bought more toys for the grandkids.


We passed a couple of community yard sales, but he kept going!!! Then we stopped at a pool supply warehouse that is next door to a favorite antique mall! Too early, it wasn't open yet! When we got to the first job site, it was a neighborhood with several yard sales! WooHoo! Two doors down from the job site, more toys filled the truck!






This was the only thing I found for myself.....50 cents....

While in Fort Mill, we stopped by to see Della, Maxel, and Amelia. It was also Holly's birthday.


 Sweet little Maxel has been battling pneumonia all week, but he seemed to be feeling better.
 Amelia is starting to crawl....
 Della is still a goof-ball....
My yucca plant did not produce any blooms last year, but this year there are seven shoots starting! It usually only has three!

Justin surprised me with a new swivel rocker for the deck Friday. Gavin and Sloan helped also.

I've finished Week 7 of the Nuts about Squares Cal....



I also played around with several different blocks...


In between the CAL, I've been working on another Sophie's Universe with the cotton yarn I got from a friend's yard sale earlier this year....
I had a dentist appointment this week and while waiting in the room, this "guy" stared at me the whole time!
Can you see his "eyes and mouth"? Once I saw it, I couldn't unsee it!
Have a great week!
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