Monday, February 27, 2017

Pink Snow Flurry and a Thank You

Doilies are flying off my hook here.

I wish the pink would have shown up as well in the finished pictures.


I really like this doily. It was different.

This is the book the pattern is in.
December's Snow Flurry Doily.
I used Aunt Lydia's Orchid Pink and a 175 mm hook.
Mine blocked to 18 inches.

How y'all doin?

I got a package in the mail today anonymously with four skeins of yarn in it. THANK YOU, whoever you are! So very sweet of you! I've already been on Ravelry looking at patterns I can make with it. To know someone was thinking of me made my day. It wasn't a little thing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

♥ Peace, Sistahs ♥

Friday, February 24, 2017

Chocolate Doily, Ice Urinal, Monkeys

Pattern:  Tea Break from the LA book, Tea Time Doilies by Ocie Jordan
Yarn:  Nazli Gelin in Chocolate Brown
Hook:  1.75 mm
Size:  23 inches

Ken built a urinal for the guys at the poker game out of the snow!

I also made some of these sock monkey cup cozies.
They were fun.
Free pattern is HERE.

We've had some sunshine this past week and a lot of snow melt. There is still about two feet of snow out there, but most of it is clear from the roadways. We went into Canada yesterday and did some shopping. I think we're supposed to get more snow within the next week, but we'll see.

I'm starting another doily when I get this posted. We're having Veggie Burgers for dinner so that'll be easy. Not much news here.  Enjoy your weekend!

Peace, Sistahs.

Friday, February 17, 2017

I Found It...And it's Mine!

I have search for this particular teacup in this particular color for ages.

There's just something about it in this blue and white that goes to my very soul.
Is that silly to say about a cup?
Maybe so, but it's true.

I found the red and yellow one a few weeks ago and snapped them up.
Not what I truly wanted, but it was close and I feared I'd never find the blue one.

And then like magic...there it was one day on eBay.

I caught it on the very first day of the auction so I had to wait 6 agonizing days to see if someone else was going to try to snatch it from underneath me. I set three alarms on that day to be sure I wouldn't miss the countdown. I had Ken sitting at his computer at the ready in case something happened with mine. I had all the bases covered. With a minute to go, I entered a ridiculous price that I knew would not be matched if someone were to be lurking and try to outbid me at the last second. (Because that's what I do to people all the time when I want something really bad on eBay...I'm EVIL!)

Alas, not another soul bid on it. It was mine. Now I just had to wait for it to make it up here to the Land of the North in one piece. I wrote the lady and upgraded the shipping to priority and asked her to please put extra padding inside. I've received several things in the past damaged beyond repair from the post office. (The red cup above had a chip on one of the legs, for example.)

I wish I'd taken a picture of the box I received it in. OMG...she'd put it in a box that was too small so the box couldn't even be closed without taping the shit out of it. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?? I knew there was no way it had traveled all this way in that box without being totally wrecked.

To my surprise, it was in perfect condition. WHEW! I had my teacup! I finally had it!

I put it here on this little table so I could admire them.
I'll put it somewhere where it can't be knocked off and broken soon.
I live with a house full of bulls, ya know.
I walk by and smile at them several times a day.

I've seen a black one in a picture and an aqua one online from a shop in the UK, but not available for sale. I'm not sure what other colors there were before they discontinued the line. I'll keep my eye out and may or may not get other colors as I see them. I really just wanted the blue and I'm happy with that.

Sorry. That was a long, overly-dramatic story about the teacup. I can be ridiculous like that sometimes.

Still working on the brown doily.

 I saw these at Walmart the other day. Do you know what they are? They're for little kiddies to play with like giant puzzle pieces, but they are squares made of the exact material as the blocking boards you can buy (and I did buy 8 for $25).

They're the exact same thing!
Same size and everything.

You get 28 of them for $13.88!
If you need blocking boards, you can get these in the toy section at Walmart.

This is something else I've been looking for for 106 years.
I used some of this in a restaurant bathroom once.
I found it at a grocery store where we rarely shop.
I snapped up two of them cuz they were on sale 2/$5.
I bet Suave has discontinued this, but if you see it, grab it.

I opened my big mouth a couple of posts ago and told y'all how great my nails have been doing. Of course right after that I broke one three days in a row! GAH. So I cut them all off so they would be even and can grow out again. I got this Essie base coat + top coat + strengthener, and I'm still taking my Biotin and Vitamin D every day like a good girl.

I got a new rice cooker. I've had our other one for at least 15 years and it only cooked white rice. This one has a setting for brown rice and has a built-in steamer basket for veggies and such. I works great and we're happy with it.

We're having a poker party again Sunday evening and I'm making those cocktail meatballs that you make with grape jelly and chili sauce in a big crockpot, and then I'll have this big pot of rice to go with them. I'll make cookies or a cake or something for dessert.

OMG...Ken just came back from the post office. Look what he surprised me with...

An English Toffee Frappaccino...cuz he luuurves me.
He knows the way to my heart.

We have a little drive-through coffee shop in town that makes all the same drinks you can get at Starbucks. Can you believe that in this little town? Caffeine is powerful stuff. People love their coffee.

Look at the yummy salads I made for us last night.

I made them a couple of hours early so I put the veggies in a little bowl so the lettuces wouldn't get soggy. It's Romaine mixed with a bag of 50/50 spring greens and spinach.

I made my own dressing with a carrot, 1/2 an apple, about 1/2 cup of orange juice, a drizzle of agave, a drizzle of low sodium soy sauce, two tsp rice wine vinegar, and a Tbsp of toasted sesame seeds. I whirred it all up in the blender and poured it over the salads. It was good! Very different and so fresh tasting. No fat. And then we also had a bowl of brown rice and some steamed broccoli with lots of garlic on the side. 

We've been having lots of stirfrys and rice lately trying to eat more plant-based and good carbs.

I think that's all I gots for ya today. I'm going to go crochet and enjoy my Frapp.

Peace, Sistahs.
(Did we decide we like that one? I do.)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SqHAIR Bands...Hinged Headbands!

I have a Valentines gift for you, Sistahs!

When I saw these unique headbands about a week ago, I HAD to have some! Just look at these and all the colors they have.

And they fold up like glasses!

Why didn't I think of this??
I immediately went to their site and bought some.

Want to see me in some of mine? Okay...
Remember, it's the bands you're looking at, not me!
I'm not a fashion model, although I felt like one. Hehehe.

Never tilt your head down and take a photo of yourself!
Gravity will take hold, girls! Haha.
Look at the SqHAIR Band, not me.

They even look cute on Sammi!

They each came in a pretty little silky pouch.

After I received my SqHAIR Bands, I received an email from one of the owners asking me to let them know that I received my order. When I did that, I also sent an email telling them how much I liked the headbands and what a good idea it was. I also told them I was going to let my blog readers know about them. I got an email back saying how happy they were that their bands were getting such rave reviews, and if I was going to post about them, my readers could have FREE SHIPPING with the order of two pair if they used the promo code "PAMMYSUE"!

Thank you Julie and Marsha!

This is what the website says about them...

SqHair Bands are Hinged Headbands created with fashion, function & comfort in mind. They were initially created out of necessity because there had never been a hinged headband on the market. Many women have been searching for a headband “that fits like sunglasses”; a headband that can hold their hair back while allowing a relaxed hair style, a comfortable fit, and a fashionable look.  SqHair Bands are just that, they are somewhat square, due to the hinges, and have arms just like sunglasses. This is how the name SqHair Bands came about. They are so comfortable and fashionable that they can be worn all day and night!

SqHair Bands come in an array of solid Colors, Prints, and Classic Tortoise. Many are available with crystal designs on the arms, creating a glamorous hair accessory, as well as a headband! Plain Solid headbands may also be customized by the buyer.
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And thanks to my hand model in the video, Ken.
He refused to put them in his hair, dang it!

I went a little nutso for these.
I think I'm going to go get a white one and a pink one too.
How could I not get PINK??

Let me know if you get some and love them like I do.
Peace, Sistahs!