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, September 18, 2014

The family is growing!

Nana's family, not mine! Remember Aunt Clara?
I found a ball of yarn and her "crochet hook" tangled in her granny afghan. Anyway, Uncle Jake and Aunt Della Mae have joined her............
 I didn't realize they were married until I got the COA (Certificate of Authenticity) with Aunt Della Mae. They have been married for 40 years and Aunt Della Mae loves going to yard sales!

I've got a feeling more family members will soon show up!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's happening Wednesday

 Thought I would let you know what's going on in my world through a few photos. My grandson,Sloan, is playing football on his 7th grade team. His second game is this afternoon. He's #60, standing beside #55.
My youngest grandson, Maxel, is still a tiny bundle and has grandma's heart....

Pam, Janet, and I went to the Southern Women's Show in Charlotte, NC last week. Here is a stylist trying to add volume to my lifeless hair. I cracked her up because I told her I was too lazy to style my hair!
Pam and Janet shopping.............

 We got free tiara's when we first entered the show.
 Pam and I riding the rail..........
"Miss Priss" trying out the tricycle grandpa brought home.............

Speaking of grandpa.......

He hit his head on a shelf! I took this picture so he could see the damage. He said,"Damn! Am I that bald? I'm getting old!" Poor baby!
Here's my latest crochet project......another Spirit Bear........
 I saved this picture for inspiration. Don't you love the colors? It's the Peppermint Throw from RedHeart.com.
What have you been up to?


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Next best thing to sliced bread!

How many times have you gone to a store and forgot your bonus card? No problem if your current phone number matches, but what if you got the card with another phone number and you can't remember that number? Has happened to me several times! My husband has also run into this problem at the local grocery store. I have so many cards that I punched a hole in them and put them on a keychain...............
I have seen the exact same thing at craft shows and they are charging an outrageous price for something so simple! But that's not what I wanted to tell you in this post. I found an app for my phone that adds all of these cards to my phone! No more carrying a bunch of cards! Woohoo!
The app is called Keyring.

Easy to load and use! Try it, you'll like it!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday News

Janet and I went to Gastonia,NC this morning and stopped at a yard sale in Clover,SC. She got a crib for $10 and I found some goodies too. But before I show you those goodies, look what came in the mail! Aunt Clara! She is one of the Richard Simmons dolls I shared with you on this post. I found her on Ebay for $10.99! Isn't she darling?

I'm going to add more of her family to my collection. So, back to the yard sale goodies. A "See and Say" toy for Della...25 cents!
 ...........a miniature quilt and rack for mama.....10 cents!
 ...........a Christmas tree for 50 cents..................
.......a dog figurine for either Pam or her granddaughter, Vivien............$1!
........a skein of yarn for 50 cents...................
But my best find that I am so excited about is this globe for $3............
 I knew it had some age when I noticed that Russia was identified as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR!
 This is the only information I had to use for research . Guess what I found?
This globe was made between 1960 and 1965. 1962 was the last year LeRoy M. Tolman designed globes for Replogle World Nation Series. It's an antique and worth $200 or more!SCORE!!!!!
Ok, breathe! Onward to Gastonia where we went to Mary Jo's Cloth store. Heaven !! Rows and rows and rows and rows of beautiful fabric. I wish I liked to sew as much as I like to crochet!
Then we went to a new Hobby Lobby. Again, heaven! Lord, help me contain my excitement!
I found some yarn on sale for $2.39 a skein! Of course I brought it home with me!
I found some yarn bobbins and a purse clasp too..............
.............a "Man Cave" sign for Justin (50% off)!
...........this sign says it all ! (50% off)..............This is my statement to Justin and the boys when they call me "bitchy"!
Don't you just love this sign? I couldn't resist.......it too was 50% off!
Now to prop my feet up and rest cause I'm pooped!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ta da!

I am so proud of my latest crochet project. I made this for my sister Pam's cabin.
This is really my first attempt at changing colors without carrying the yarn across, even though that's what I did in a few places. I can tell where I carried the yarn across in the bears's legs. But I still love it and I'm sure she will too. It's not big enough to use as a blanket but she can throw it across the back of her sofa. I added the border starting with the cream color and finished with a reverse single crochet edging. The pattern was in my Ravelry favorites. Pattern here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Too young!

When I was 18 I became a mom for the first time. When I was 39, I became a grandmother for the first time. Now I'm 61 and just heard that I will be a great-grandma in about 6 months! What?? When did this happen?
My beautiful first grandchild, Ashton and her husband West, announced the news yesterday.
Seems just like yesterday we celebrated their wedding!

 She will be a great mom because she has already shown that with her stepson, Xander.

Congratulations, Ashton and West!