Sunday, November 30, 2008


I decided to take a picture of both my laptops to let you see the size of this one. Very small.
For quite some time, I have wanted to buy a very small laptop. Well, today, in the Best Buy ad, there it was at a great price. It looks like a baby compared to my other laptop. I wanted it mostly for travel. Carrying my other one is just heavy and hard to get out and put through the exray. Fingerprints are going to show up something fierce on it. Oh well.
First, we had a major problem getting connected to my wireless connection. After calling the troubleshooter, we thought we were good to go and not quite true. I cannot get connected to Internet Explorer. We have been having a lot of problems with them but I can't get on at all with this one. My son was here helping and I finally said, ok enough for tonight. He had things to do, since it was his day off, so he went home. Hope I can get it worked out but who knows.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I received this award from Sweetie. We share a strong bond and I feel we have become friends. Thank you Sweetie. It is to be given to six bloggers.

I will first give it to Heidi at

Of course, everyone knows Heidi is my daughter and a great blogger

Second: Linda, at Somewhere in time on my sidebar. I met Linda through Blogging and she is a special person and has a great blog I had trouble trying to put her site on.

Third: Rhondi at Rose colored glasses, I love her music, she changes her heading all the time and her blog is just great

Fourth: Theresa, at Sew many thoughts, she seems to be a very thoughtful person, you can read it in her entries I really enjoy her blog

Fifth: Barbara, at grannie'sworld
, she is in a stitching group I am in, and has become a friend too. We have a lot in common.

Sixth: Carolien, at Carolien stitches. I was very lucky to be able to meet Carolien when I was in Holland. She is a great person and I'm sure we will meet again.

I really would like to say everyone who has come to my blog should receive this award so please feel free to put it on and pass it along Consiser yourself awarded

Please click on these blogs from my friends on the side bar. I cannot seem to get the addresses right. Glad I checked, they went to some other blogs. LOL

Friday, November 28, 2008


My daughter in law got up and went to Best Buys at 3:30AM today. She asked me if I was going shopping. I said, "Ahhhhh no". I never do shop on this day. If they depended on me to put them in the black, they would stay red. Working in the Malls for 22 years as retail Security, made me a firm believer that stores and malls are to be boycotted on this day. This is a Security nightmare. If you braved it and went out, I hope you found everything you wanted.
Have a great day.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Today, I received a phone call from a very special person. My Grandson, Mitch, stationed in Iraq, took the time and part of his calling card to call me and say Happy Thanksgiving. What a wonderful man he is. I love him dearly. He has a very strong faith in God, and a love for his country.
I tried to print a picture of a calling card they sell at the bases for the soldiers. Only part would print. I am thanking God today for our wonderful troops who are keeping us free and safe.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Ok, this turkey is definitely done. It just fell apart trying to take it out of the roasting pan. It is really yummy. All the dressing is popping out.
This beautiful tablecloth was chrocheted by my Mother. I don't use it much because it is precious to me. We did not eat on it, needless to say. I sometimes do put it on under the glass on my table to keep it protected.

The dishes are in honor of Heidi. She and Jos bought them for me and call the set Dutchwood. I have way more pieces and glasses which we used and I forgot to put on before the picture. The napkins are also Dutch "Dick and Jane". We wanted Heidi with us for our dinner. The placemat in the center, I have two, was made by Carolien. You can view her great blog on my list of friends. I got to meet her and she is a wonderful person. She did not know I had these dishes when she made the placemats. The doll was a gift from Jacomina, one of Heidi's quilt ladies.

These are the first two pies I made. See, George and I had a piece of the raisin the night I made them. The other one is Rassleberry.

I just now took the pumpkin pies out of the oven. One will go home with Bill today, and if Eric wants one, one will also go home with him. We do not need all these pies but I like making them on the holidays. We have cool whip in the fridge too. I have one more pie to complete, the crust is made for a peanut butter pie to take tomorrow. Today, my guys are coming back to eat leftovers. Boy, do I have turkey leftover, and tomorrow we are going to George's son's house for dinner. Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I am hopefull that Sweetie will not mind me using this picture from her daughter's blog. This is the anniversary of the unsolved death of her beautiful daughter, Sherry. Sweetie said they went to the cemetary after her daughter was buried and one of her other daughters said she wished she could have a sign that her sister was okay. They looked up and this cloud appeared in the sky. Sherry is an angel now, and I hope soon the family has peace and the crime is solved. Pray for the family because today at one o'clock, there is going to be a news conference. You are in my thoughts today.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


At least three years ago, I took fabric to Holland for Heidi to help me make this quilt. We did all but the borders and I have had it sitting in my sewing room all this time waiting to finish it. I put the borders on it and still waited. I couldn't decide how I wanted to finish it. Eric came over and helped me do the yarn ties. He had to hold pliers to pull the double yarn through, but here is the finish. I gave several of the Dutch quilter and Heidi some of the squares and most have used theirs long ago. My bedroom is all Amish so I am so happy it is finished.
The shams are well padded since we had a backing on them when the yarn was pulled through, now they have yet another backing so they open for the pillow. Thanks Heidi for all you help many years ago, and thank you Eric for your help last week.

Friday, November 21, 2008


"Over the River"

Over the river and through the woods,
To Grandmother’s house we go,
The horse knows the wayto carry the sleigh,
Through the white and drifted snow,
Over the river and through the woods,
Oh how the wind does blow,
It stings the toes and bites the nose,
As over the ground we go,
Over the river and through the woods
To have a full day of play,
Oh, hear the bells ringing “ting-a-ling ling,
”For it’s Thanksgiving Day,
Over the river and through the woods,
Trot fast, my dapple gray,
Spring o’er the ground just like a hound,
Hooray for Thanksgiving Day!
Over the river and through the woods,
And straight through the barnyard gate,
It seems that we go so dreadfully slow,
It is so hard to wait,
Over the river and through the woods,
Now Grandma’s cap I spy,
Hooray for the fun, the pudding’s done,
Hooray for the pumpkin pie,
Hooray for the fun, the pudding’s done,
Hooray for the pumpkin pie!

It would really be fun if we could go to Grandmother's house like this. Ours is going to be a quiet Thanksgiving this year. My son's Bill and Eric will be here to share our dinner. We will do the entire meal in style though. Are you cooking this year?????

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All I Need to Know about Life I Learned From a Snowman

* It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy.
* Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.
* Wearing white is always appropriate.
* Winter is the best of the four seasons.
* It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.
* There's nothing better than a foul weather friend.
* The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul.
* It's not the size of the carrot, but the placement that counts.
* We're all made up of mostly water.
* You know you've made it when they write a song about you.
* Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
* Avoid yellow snow. Don't get too much sun.
* It's embarrassing when you can't look down and see your feet.
* It's fun to hang out in your front yard.
* Always put your best foot forward.
* There's no stopping you once you're on a roll.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Just since I put this post on, it has started snowing huge flakes. I took a second picture to hope you can see it.
Here it comes. This is after the roads melted today. We are predicted to get 2 to 4 inches today. None would suit me just fine. Wonder what it looks like in New York where Kristy lives?

Monday, November 17, 2008


Even though I said I will not buy anymore snowmen, guess what, I did. I went to Joann Fabrics and they had this very cute nutcracker on half price. He kept saying "Hey, take me home with you", so I did. Sometimes they are just so cute I cannot leave them behind.
The cute little sheep was a gift from my cousin, who deserted me and went to Florida for the winter. The sheep was from Bath and Body, she said a gift with purchase. Thanks Louise, I love it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I finished this last night, but I couldn't post it until today. As most of you know, Eric drives a semi and he is on his way back. Last night he was in Ohio, so he won't be online to see this now. He is coming in this morning and I will give it to him.

He rented an apartment right behind us and we did it all in beige and dark browns. I think this will fit in very well. I am waiting for him to call from the truck stop to be picked up and can't wait to give him his new afghan. Love you Eric.
I like to keep an afghan in the making in winter, they keep me warm while I am watching TV in the evening. Wonder what color I should make next. Hummmm.
Maybe Bill will have a good idea. They don't take long to make at all.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I finally managed to make a pillow out of my snowmen. I don't like doing the finishes I have found out.
It would be much easier to just put them in a frame, but once I started this, I had to finish. Where is Heidi when I need her?

Monday, November 10, 2008


Tomorow is our special day, set aside to honor our veterans. As most of you know, we are very much a military family, past and present members. Our veterans are very special people and we would not have our wonderful free country without them. Thank you to all who have served in the past, and the ones now serving.

This is the first Veteran in my life. My Dad served in World War I and was out of the military when I was born. I used to wear his uniform to go Halloweening and so wish I had it now. I loved my Dad very much, he was a very special man to me. I think Bill, my oldest son looks like him. Bill and Eric served in the Navy and their Dad, also Bill served in the Marines, in Korea and then in the Air Force in Viet Nam.
Of course we now have our Army men, Mitch now serving in Iraq, and Jason who is now stationed at Ft Bragg. Our family loves all of you and thank you for serving for us, we are proud of you.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I have a birthday coming up for a family member, so I have been knitting and chrocheting this weekend. This isn't the total gift, but at least part of it will be finished. I get two hanging towels out of each towel I buy.
I can safely show these things, because the person they are for doesn't come to my blog. She loves these towels and wants me to teach her to make them, but so far, we haven't seemed to find the time to get together for the lesson. They are so very easy to make and she will catch on right away.

The dish cloth is another item she likes and wants to learn to knit. Next week, I will be giving her the gifts. I am working on many other projects also. An afghan is sitting here beside my chair, and I have some stitched items I need to finish with some backing. I have also been trying out some new items on my embroidery machine. I need more hours in the day. I sure don't like that it is dark and it is only 5:20PM. Hope your weekend is going well.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Don't you just wonder what Columbus would think if he could come to America now and see what it has become.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I always said I did not want Hilary Clinton to be president. I didn't, but now I would gladly have her over the choice this country made. I only hope we can keep God on our side, because we are going to need him. The terrorist will be very happy with our election I'm sure. Our troops will probably come home and then they will come right behind them. We need God to Bless Us now.


Hope we won't need this sign after today. I Think this could prove to be one of our most important elections ever. I think by now, everyone knows I am a very patriotic person. I love our country.
We just got home from voting and the lines were not so bad. We probably waited about a half hour. They gave you a choice of paper ballot or machine. I hope you vote today, if you haven't already.

Heidi told us about this dutch TV show and of all places, they are in Canton, Ohio and are staying through the voting today. I think it is ironic that Heidi is living there and born in Canton.

EMBEDDED IN STARK COUNTY Dutch television cameraman Leon Mennens and Dutch reporter Henk van der Aa cover an appearance by Lawrence Dordea, the Republican candidate for Stark County sheriff, during a candidates' forum at the North Branch Library in Canton last week. The two are part of a team of reporters from a major Dutch television network extensively covering the presidential election and daily life in the Canton area. REPOSITORY BOB ROSSITER

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Since it is November 1st, I wanted to post this entry for my new found friend, Sweetie, and her beautiful family. I am going to tell you a little about her and I hope she won't mind that I am asking all of you, no matter what your religion, to keep her in your prayers everyday.
Last November 25th, someone took the life of Sweetie's beautiful daughter. You can visit her blog and see a picture of Sherry. This murder is unsolved, and our family knows what that would be to have to live with. As the anniversary comes near, she needs closure. If all of us pull together, maybe we can help her in some very small way. I tell her daily she is always in my thoughts, and it is very true.
You can click on her blog from my list of friends. Just look for Sweetie. I have found she is a beautiful person.