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.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Pool fun at Grandma and Grandpa's

Grandkids came over Sunday to enjoy the pool.
Xander loved having daddy throw him into the pool.
 Maxel thought he was in the bathtub.
 Even Joshua joined in.




 Della didn't want to let go of daddy's neck but once we got her to let go and play, she didn't want to get out!



 Maxel....
Xander....
 Della..
Joshua enjoyed a drink.

Maxel and Della were pooped!

What a great time at Grandma and Grandpa's!
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday news

It's hot!!! 100 degrees in some places!! And it's only June!! We got a little rain last night to cool us off a little. Janet and I went yard saling this morning. Plenty of sales but not much merchandise!
 The first thing I bought was a dog crate for Micki's dog. It had a bed also but it was in the wash when this picture was taken. $35.
This is her dog, Django.
A  vintage wooden spoon and fork for $2......
 These are used to store cans (food or soft drink) $2....
 A parrot 50 cents and a wooden swan $3....
 A table and chair set for Della $3...
At one yard sale we had to walk down a tree lined driveway to the house. Along the driveway was this huge oak leaf hydrangea bush. It was beautiful. (this is not the original bush but a googled image)
 Janet pulled me up a sprout. I hope it lives!

We got back into the car at a yard sale and the car wouldn't start! I mean, D.E.A.D.! Nothing! Oh shit! And it's hot!! It eventually cranked and we headed home. We cut the air conditioning off, rolled all four windows down, and prayed we'd make it to the auto parts store. The young man there checked the alternator and the battery. It was the battery!
Thank God this didn't happen next weekend on our trip to West Virginia!
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Crochet and babies

I finished the crochet project I started on my vacation in Tennessee last week. I used four skeins of the Baby Bee yarn I bought at a yard sale. Pattern here. I added two rows of hdc for the border.


 I thought I had finished the last row on my mini Sophie, but discovered my mistake when I opened it to take this picture. I want to add the motifs and border that will complete the project, but right now I'm working on a secret baby project for my future great-granddaughter.
Speaking of grandchildren, here are some new pictures. My great-grandson, Joshua....
 Granddaughter, Della, with her daddy.....
 Grandson, Maxel....
Is your heart melting? Mine is!
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tennessee vacation

WARNING! This post is loaded with pictures!
We left last Saturday for a much needed vacation in Tennessee. Justin and the boys wanted a cabin with access to fishing and I found the best cabin ever! Located in Cosby, Tennessee between Gatlinburg and Newport. We stopped for lunch somewhere in North Carolina before continuing.

 Sloan's friend, Ben, came with us. Three teenage boys!
Finally made it to the cabin.















What a great cabin! The boys enjoyed fishing....








 Sloan and Ben used the spa.....


 Why do boys like fire?





 Early morning fishing.....





Here's what they used for bait....








I just took it easy, watching the boys fish, crocheting, checking my email....


....and reading the Outlander series of books....



 I took pictures of the beautiful landscape....






 This tree root grew over this rock locking it in place.
It rained at least once a day. Not  just a little sprinkle, but a downpour!



We visited Gatlinburg....







Got my moonshine!
Janet, Rodney, and Kayla came up Wednesday. Great dinner at Texas Roadhouse.


Go carts, of course!


Although nobody but me wanted to visit any antique shops, Justin took me and seemed to enjoy it.




Isn't this cute?

I bought two 1964 Woman's Day magazines...
Kayla...
 Ben...
 Sloan....
We left Friday and was glad to get home.

Uno was glad to see us...


I slept a little late this morning (nothing like your own bed). We needed a few groceries and on the way to the store, I stopped at a couple of yardsales. I got a 4-man tent for $15.....
 ....a couple of jackets for either Maxel or Joshua $1 each.....
 ....three jars for $2........
 ...a Betty Feezor cookbook $1. Betty Feezor was Charlotte's Martha Stewart in the 60's.
 This is a wine stopper 50 cents....
 Hope you enjoyed our vacation!


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