Saturday, September 29, 2012

Emperors of Wyoming

This is a cool new sound created by a man originally from my hometown.

Enjoy the tune. Read more about it.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Achieving Unhappiness

Hmmm.....well said, I believe.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Andy Williams

Here's a little tribute to a man who could sing so smoothly and beautifully. He brought such lovely music to us. AND I think he wore purple just for me.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Not a Hill. Not a Mountain. But a Bluff

Last weekend I visited my sister and brother-in-law's. We had a big yard sale. (What? Is this still the year-to-clear?)

After we closed the sale on Saturday afternoon, the whole family (minus my son, who couldn't make it) took a little drive to nearby LaCrosse (WI) to Granddad's Bluff.

What fun. What a view. What a family.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

BFF Cowls

Isn't this the cutest? (The look is great - and I love the color combo and textures as well.)

You knit a flat cowl, swap with a friend, then unite them together for the funnest look!

Check it out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

National Cheeseburger Day

Well, who knew? Today is National Cheeseburger Day!

Had I know earlier, I would have paid proper tribute to the day by eating a cheeseburger at lunch or supper, but I didn't find out this fantastically fun fact until after supper.

Thank goodness there's next year. In the meantime, sink your teeth into this...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Put a Pin in It

Here's a little peek at a mini pin cushion I made years ago. Its base is made with a recycled bottle cap and the top with....of course, recycled wool. I made multiple ones for Christmas gifts one year - probably over 30 of them! They are quite fun and addicting. I enjoy the detailed stitching and beadwork on them.

Start with this...

And finish with this...

I used a self-adhesive velcro dot to attach my little pin cushion to my sewing machine. It's quite handy there.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Don't Worry. Be Happy.

My friend, Karen, told me I better get another post up - so I best get at it!

It seems that so often I let my worries and woes get the best of me.

You know how it can go....laying in bed for hours worrying about every detail of your life - or better yet - worrying about others and what they are doing. Small, panic attacks at the thought of something that totally freaks you out. Missing out on the good stuff in life because you are too busy worrying about what will happen next.

Any of that sound familiar? Unfortunately, it's all too familiar for me at times. It's during those times, that I must step back, take a deep breath, and remember the simple words below...