Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hello World!

Hi everyone ,thought I would take a moment to introduce myself.I am Kaitlyn Grace and arrived this past Friday at 5:54 pm! Some of you already know my Great Aunt Jen and boy she is excited to get to spoil me.She makes these weird noises and faces but I guess she will okay,it may just take some time to get used to her.LOL!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Thursday,New Camera,New Chicks

Hello everyone,yes I am still around.What can I say...once more I could and do say that I am sorry that I haven't been around but you probably would not believe it.I could say it will not happen again but then that would probably be a lie.I am not going to say that  at all because right now in my life it probably will happen even though I don't want it to be that way.My main goal for this new year was to be a better blogger,heavens to Betsy, but I've blown that one for sure!There are some hurtful things going on involving my mom and family that have really thrown me for a loop.Things that I would never have dreamed or thought that my momma would have to deal with at her age,it has filled the family with anger.I would ask if you could please put the family in your prayers and that my momma has the strength and health to deal with the problems she has had thrust into her lap.Sorry to be so gloomy but I felt that you all deserved honesty about why I seem to have forgotten you all.I truly have missed you all but there have been many days that my computer has been shut down and time just hasn't  been there for me to keep up.Add to the things happening at home with the devastating events in Boston,the horrible explosion in West Texas and the flooding  conditions in many areas my heart has been to heavy to try for a post.My thoughts and prayers have been with and will continue to be with eveyone dealing with these issues.

As you read I finally figured out my camera dilemma.Canon Power Shot SX500 called my name and I am so happy it did because I love it.I haven't had time to play with it much but the 30 x optical zoom has been so much fun to use.The above pic shows an apple tree in bloom,love seeing that because it is a sure a sign that Spring is here! 
Here is a  close up of a few of the blossoms.

Tabby is my shadow when I am outside and these pics show him being lazy on my momma's flowerbed.

 Now for some more fun! When I was a young girl ,we had some Polish chickens that I adored.Pebbles,one of the hens would come at lunch time to the patio door and peck on it wanting to come inside.When we opened the door and she would come inside to have her lunch of crumbled corn bread,after eating she would peck on the door to go back outside.For years I have wanted to own some more,I could have ordered them from a hatchery but I only wanted a few so I searched locally but had no luck.Well this past Friday I was blessed enough to find some close enough(only a 35 minute drive one way)to make it worth the trip.You bet I was excited!Seven golden lace and three buff Polish came home with me. I have kept them in the house since then as we have had some cold nights,hopefully this weekend hubby and I will get them settled in a new home.Please just look at the chickens and not the mess around them.LOL! I am in the middle of doing a swap causing the craft room to be a disaster.The chicks are all different ages but I don't care.LOL!
Isn't it cute!

They have since moved to a larger box and have much more room. Gretchen is used to different critters being inside and usually takes it all in stride but these chicks have her torn up.She sits and cries and when they were in this tote she would look at them and sound so pitiful.I don't know if it is the chirping or what but she has had me getting up at night just so she can check on them.

Well I guess that is all for today.I thank each of you that continue to  stop by and haven't given up on me.It has gone across my mind to close my blog but truthfully I would miss it.If things hold together and nothing else happens I will be back with more pics in a couple of days.There are several projects that I would love to share .It is my hope that each of you are happy and safe today.

Friday, April 5, 2013

A fun win and a couple of finishes.

Hi there friends,yep I am late as usual.LOL! It is  beginning to look and feel like Spring here in Kentucky.We are supposed to be hitting highs in the 70's for the next few days.Sounds great ! I can hardly wait to pull out my short sleeves and sandals.
I have spent this week playing catch up as last week was spent at the hospital with my future daughter in law.She was a very sick girl.She had a bad case of infectious colitis and even with pain meds she still was in a lot of pain.She had felt bad on Friday but stayed at work,Saturday she felt some better but by Sunday night she was in incredible pain and a trip to the ER found her admitted to the hospital .She was there until late Thursday.She and my son  have live with my husband and I for almost five years,she she could finish college. We are the only family that she has locally ,so I stayed for pretty much the entire time she was hospitalized.They are attempting to get their home set up but trying to pay for everything as they go so it is a slow process.

While at the hospital and playing on my Kindle,I checked my email to find the delightful news that I had won a wonderful giveaway hosted by Praire Moon Primitives! I was so happy that my name was drawn,it was for such a fun project.Here is what I won...

Just look at that goodie package! It included the fabric with pattern already on it for the design House On A Hill ,House On  A Hill pattern,beautiful hand dyed yarn ,oxford punch needle , pattern for Santa Claus and of  course instructions!I am tickled to death!!Here let me show you some more pics.

Oh my gosh you have to see a close up of that wonderful yarn!I fell in love with it from the moment I first saw it.

Thank you Ginger and Patti!I am so going to have fun with this kit!If you haven't been over to their new blog please do so,you will be amazed at their creativity.I will post a pic of my finished project soon.
Hubby is planning on going ATV riding tomorrow and my plans are to enjoy my new kit!I have worked all week  catching up and tomorrow is going to be my day for fun.LOL!
I am so sorry that it has taken me all week to get this post up.As you know if you are gone from home for most of the week things tend to pile up,add to that farm animals and you really get behind.LOL!

I am happy to say though that my last bottle baby goat  has been returned to the barn.I love my critters but honestly once they reach a certain age then it is a relief to have them back where they belong.Little Lucy seems to be ok with her new home.

Today seemed like a good time to share a couple of finishes with you too.I have had these finished for some time but kept waiting to get that new camera.It still is in the store and my mind still unmade so hubby's camera will have to do.It is so unlike me to take so long to decide on anything ,I usually decide what I want then buy it but for some reason this has been a struggle.

The second project is another wool one,I just love to work with wool!I am planning on using this one above my bed when we do a future remodel. 

It lays flat and is straight it is just the photographer that is crooked.LOL!

It was a fun piece and I am kind of happy with the end result.

Well I am off to go feed Lucy,then hopefully to catch up on all of your lovely blog posts.Blessings,prayers and hugs to all.Jen