Friday, September 4, 2015

Forsythia and Crochet 'Packing Peanuts'?!

     The backyard was made a bit more beautiful yesterday with the wild growth of the yellow and green forsythia flower bush, buzzing bumble bees, air dancing hummingbirds, and sunshine everywhere! :-)

     The air was kinda heavy with humidity, but I didn't notice it much...or at all!...because I didn't go out in it!! ^_^ I was comfortably behind my window panes, and in front of the air conditioner! :-) LOVE air conditioned goodness. LOVE IT!!! 

     When you're a crazy crocheting fool, like I am, air conditioning during a summer heat wave becomes a good friend...sort of like chocolate is. Well.....chocolate is a different kind of friend, but I think you get my drift! ^_^

     Speaking of crocheting.....because that appears to be all I have to talk about these days, besides backyards and hummingbirds! ^_^ friend left me a bag of random yarn. Some of it is just YUCKY!!! ^_^ I would not spend good money on it....or bad money for that matter!! But, for some crazy reason (that my brain is not savvy enough to explain to me!) I am determined to make something out of every since ball of this yarn!! ^_^
      Two balls of it were like colorful 'packing peanuts'. You know, the Styrofoam filler that you put in your shipping box to keep your item secure. I was almost at a loss as to what I was gonna do with it until my friend said: "Maybe you can make a scarf for my little girl with it....OR SOMETHING!!" ... Hmmmmmm! :-) it's not gonna be the cutest little girl scarf you've ever seen!...but it's sure gonna be the softest!! It's so comfy cozy!!! :-)

     I actually finished the whole scarf late last night while I was watching the 'BEAT DOWN' that 'Petra Cetkovska gave Caroline Wozniacki' at the U. S. Open (Tennis, Y'all! ^_^) I put a row of crochet scallops on either end of the scarf to up the cute factor! :-) 
     I didn't have the right lighting to photograph it. Nor did I want to! (just saying! LOL) Maybe I will today though. We'll see. :-)

     Also in the bag was a large ball of this thick, thick yarn!! I made a short circular neck scarf out of it, and this MONSTER flower!! ^_^ ...

     It's the perfect size flower to hold one of my ceramic buttons! :-) ...

     How large is this flower, you ask?!....Okay, you didn't ask. I asked for you!! LOL.....Well, I took a photograph of it right next to my 16 ounce jar of peanut butter!!! LOL

      The real question is: "What am I gonna do with a MONSTER flower?!" O_O Uhhhhh....give it away!!! LOL Somebody must want it....for something! Right?! O_O

     I still have some more yarn to go, from my friend's bag. Some variegated blue, and some white 'packing peanuts' yarn. I'm working on a hat from the blue right now, and I think I'm gonna make a 'grown people' scarf from the white. Only time will tell! But, if I get inspired to, I'll photograph it so you can see. If not, you'll know I'm not that happy with it and I'm hiding it in the 'never-to-be-seen-again' bin!! ^_^ 

     So, that's all I got today...unless I come back later to show off my finished projects. :-] Oh Yeah, and It's 'virtual' Friday Date Day too. Woohoo!!!!...Let me see now, is that it?!...You know how hard it is to get a talkative girl to 'SHUT HER MOUTH' for good!! LOL Have a good day, Everybody! ♥

Ode To Flowers

Ode to all loved flowers,
whatever color, shape or form.
You enthrall with sheer delight!
At other times, make my heart warm.

Whether photographed or made,
growing tall out in the yard;
In a vase or porch-side planter,
or just naturally unmarred;

Please know you always make me smile,
and lift my mood when I am down.
The world would be a different place
without a lot of you around!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Heat Wave.....'Sweet' Wave!!!! LOL

     It almost looks like candy, doesn't it?...the brooch in the header photo, I mean! ^_^ Maybe it's just me! LOL I 'have' had candy on the brain today! You can blame hubby for that though. He bought a little bag of 'Mary Jane's' last night, and I started down 'memory road' as soon as I saw him eating them! :-)
      I think I told you guys a while back about the little neighborhood store that was down the lane from where I lived as a little girl. The store where we would go almost every morning before school and buy penny candy! Ummmmmmm! :-) Oh! The 'hot balls', 'pixie stix', 'squirrel nuts', 'Mike 'N Ikes', etc.....!!!!!! ^_^
       ANYWAY!!!! LOL Hubby gave me one or two, or eight, of his peanut buttery caramel 'Mary Janes'...Ummmmmmmm!...and all is now well! :-) Except that everything in the house is starting to look sweet and delicious!! LOL
      Now what was I talking about?! O_O ... Oh Yeah! My now finished crochet tote bag!! ^_^  ...

     Don't look at the photos too closely. They're not very good! But, in my defense, it's very hard to make deep green look good!...especially in yarn!...No matter how I laid it, propped it up, or positioned still didn't get proper justice. O_O 

     And I'm actually very happy with this one! :-] I put a lot of love into this bag. It has a sewn on flower, button, and beaded 'candy-style' brooch! :-) And it's actually two whole totes crocheted one inside the other!...instead of settling for a flimsy tote with no lining! Even the handle straps are doubled! It's a very substantial and soon-to-be-practically-used-by-someone tote! ^_^

     And no sooner did I finish it than another project was in the works!! :-) ...

     My girlfriend brought me a bag of yarn that was given to her by her aunt, and I got started on a gift scarf for her right away! :-) You always should show yourself thankful when someone gives you something fabulous for FREE, right?!!! ^_^

     And if somebody out there wants to give me a bag of penny candy for free....Oooooo! Just watch me be thankful!!...or in a sweaty sugar coma!....(We're in the midst of a minor heat wave here in Massachusetts right now.).....Whichever comes first! ^_^

     Have a good rest of the day, Everybody!! ♥

Candy Rhyme

It's not right...I know,
to start your day with a chocolate face;
But the M&Ms with peanuts
gave my dream such a lovely taste.

It got me really thinking
about the candies of my youth,
like "Pixie Stix" and "Twizzlers",
WOW! I had such a big 'Sweet Tooth'!

I remember in the playground,
trading candy like a stock.
It's a wonder you never hear
of kids going into "candy shock"!

'Hershey's with almonds',
'Kit Kats' and 'Peanut Bars';
Chocolate 'Reese's cups',
'3 Musketeers' and 'Mars'.

'Pay Days', 'Sugar Babies',
'Nestle's Crunch' and 'Heath Bars' too;
'York Peppermint patties',
because hard candies just won't do.

'Snickers', 'Milky Way',
'Butterfinger', Raisinets';
All that chocolate, good for me,
but not good for household pets!

'Twix', 'Reese's Pieces',
'Almond Joy', and Oh Yeah!, 'Mounds';
'Tootsie Rolls' and 'Whoppers'
I could eat them by the pounds!

'Dove Bar', 'Now or Laters',
'Laffy Taffy', 'Zagnut', 'Skor'.
Okay, I'm gonna stop now,
but there's plenty, plenty more!

Now that I'm grown up
I don't eat candy all the time.
Instead, I have sweet dreams of it,
and write a candy rhyme!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sorry...I'm photo-less!! O_O

     I was gonna just go to bed and forget about today's post, but I JUST COULDN'T!! LOL But, as you can see, my photos are kinda sparse! put it lightly! ^_^ That being said, I'm just gonna say: "I hope you all had a good day."
     Okay!...the reason I don't have any photos of my hummingbirds, or my fried chicken and french fries, or my latest crochet tote bag is because my batteries in the camera died. I mean they just 'clunk', 'bzzzzzzidicjdsnjc, bzzzkddlldc' (that's the sound of the camera's weird noises when it happened! LOL)!!...DIED!!! ^_^
     Hubby bought me some batteries late tonight, but I'm working on a new crochet scarf and I don't have time to be fooling around with no batteries!! ^_^ I barely have time to type these three paragraphs!! :-) Therefore, I'll see you tomorrow! 
      Okay...four paragraphs! :-)) Goodnight! ♥

If you don't have time for a poem

If you don't have time for a poem...
(not to write one, I mean to emote)...
then you don't have time to be sitting
and reading this short little note.

And you don't have time for a 'breather',
to pause for a small bit of rest.
No time for a moment's reflection.
No time for a giggle and jest.

No, you don't have the time some are wasting,
with schedules that they have to keep.
No time to be spending on verbiage,
whether shallow or thoughtfully deep.

If you don't have time for a poem,
Then you don't have time for me!
So get up and get yourself going,

there's somewhere that you ought to be!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Mama's Got A Brand New Bag!...But Not Mine!!

     So, here I am again!! ^_^ But I have to apologize to you that I'm not back with my finished crochet tote bag!...Sorry. I had a glitch in the plan and ended up visiting with some friends, and watching tennis instead. ^_^ (Go, U.S. Open!!!)
     But I 'AM' sharing a tote bag!!! Just not mine! ^_^ This rainbow tote is from another shop on etsy. When I saw it I smiled! :-) And, of course, if it causes a smile it's worthy for the blog, right?! ^_^

      I love that it has all of that wonderful color! And all of that wonderful texture! And all of that wonderful slouchy style!! ^_^ And a FLOWER!! :-) 
      My tote bag is all green. But this bag is making me think...maybe my bag needs a colorful flower too!...Don't you love it when you get inspired from someone else's creations?! ^_^ Hopefully I can finish mine tomorrow...if there's no other distractions!...besides tennis I mean. LOL Or hummingbirds!!
      The hummingbirds have been 'swarming' the feeder! I can't tell if there's a big battle going on, or a big date trying to be made! ^_^ They were very entertaining for my visitors too! It was like having a wildlife episode right outside the window while we were talking! :-) Although, there was a lot of repeating of conversation in between shrieks of: "Did you see that?!!!"...and..."Here they come again!!!" ^_^ 

    Okay...time for dinner and the night session of the U.S. Open! Serena Williams is playing!! :-] Have a good one, Everybody. See you the hummingbird flies! ♥ :-)


It feels good to be awake!
Eyes wide open. Brain cells too!
Now my mind and eyes need focus.
Let's go find something to do!

Say "Hello!" To Monday....And To The Continuing Saga Of My New Bag!!

     I know it doesn't look like much. :-)) But I think that might be because of my photos!...*That's my story and I'm sticking to it!! LOL*...The truth be told, it's a really substantial tote bag! In fact, it's TWO tote bags, one within the other. Uhhhh...I just couldn't do that lining thing again. I JUST COULDN"T!!! LOL
      There's also a large metal ring crocheted into the base of the bag too, so that the bottom will always sit flat on the ground, or wherever you sit it, and it'll be wide open in the bottom. :-) 

     I have to do the handles for it today. I've already consulted with my 'resident-man-on-hand' about whether the handles should be like a tote bag, or like a shoulder bag. He says: 'Shoulder bag'. 

     I'm also gonna put one of these brooches on the side too. You know, to 'spiff' it up! ^_^ ...

     Stay tuned to the finished product!! ^_^ I may be back later today to show it to you ALL DONE!! :-)

     In other news: Hubby dated himself today by coming into the room and saying...after being in the mirror looking at the hair coming out of his ears..."I look like a box full of Tribbles!!" Ha! Ha! Ha! I almost fell out on the floor!!!! LOL
      Now, unless you watched 'Star Trek' back in the late 1960s the whole 'Tribbles' thing might go over your head, but it didn't go over my head...I'm OLD!!! ^_^ And the reference to them and my hubby's ear hair is F-U-N-N-Y!!!!!! LOL...But, truthfully, his ear hair is only that bad in his mind. I almost don't even notice it when I turn over in bed at night....except for that 'swooshy' muffled sound when he turns in my direction and his 'Tribble' hits me in the face!! ^_^  (just kidding!!!)

      And in other's U.S. Open tennis tournament time starting today!!! ^_^ Can you see the big smile on my face? Can you hear the band playing? Can you see me running around my house with my tennis racket in one hand, and a bottle of pain killers in the other?! :-))

      Okay...that's enough silly for now. I'll be back later!! ^_^

Do You Play?!

I had some 'Play Time' in my youth,
back when my hips could take the heat.
I couldn't wait to find someone
that I could race, chase down, or beat!

How many times did I 'Hopscotch',
play some marbles, skip a rock?
And a game of 'Tag' could go
until I couldn't see the clock!

All my games were very active.
So much energy, People! WOW?!
But things have changed. It's different,
because I'm so much older now!

I still have 'Play Time' at my age,
but the games are slow and rare.
I like board games, playing cards,
things you do right from your chair.

The games I watch can't be too long.
I'll fall asleep! I'm kind of nod-dy.
And I have to use my mind.
No running round now with this body.

I play with things like yarn,
and with hooks...even thread.
And I play with pen and pencil,
pulling poems from my head.

Whichever way, I have to play!
It's my excuse to have a laugh.
I just have to keep it slow.
Don't want a charlie-horse in my calf!    

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Baby Blanket Photo Update...That Is All! :-)

     Hi Y'all! :-] It's been a long day, and I don't have much left on my mind. I'm just about talked 'out!' :-)) So, I'll save my real talking for tomorrow...after all of my thoughts relocate back to their organized mental positions! LOL
     For right now I just wanted to share the new photos I took of the hooded baby blanket...all laid out!

     I was thankful for the better light outside the window today. It was really good all day. (Must've been 'showing off' for the new Super Moon that was due tonight! ^_^ ... By the way, did anybody see it?!!)

     Now...I could regale you with the New Haven Connecticut women's final tennis tournament scores today, or with my hubby's ongoing cooking saga (today it was beef roast, baked and then fried! O_O *shaking my head*, or I could go on and on about the new tote bag I'm crocheting...with a big metal hoop in it's bottom! ^_^ But I won't!!! I'm tired and it's time to go to bed!! LOL
     Goodnight Bloggers!! :-) Or as Scarlett O'Hara would say: "Tomorrow is another day!!" ^_^ I'll see you then!!


I'm feeling butterfly-ish.
Wanna flutter...move real slow.
Wanna wander...mind and body.
Not be fast, and 'on the go'.

I'm feeling like I need
a quiet day to hang around.
Have everything wrapped up,
and just block out surrounding sound.

I'm feeling butterfly-ish.
Wanna lay in bed till noon.
Wanna have some time to morph.
Need a tree and a cocoon.

Tomorrow they'll be time
to change and modify.
To spread my wings, add color,
like a brand new butterfly.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Date Night, With A Pause From Blankets And Tag Sales!

     So, how's your Friday going so far?!...Mine?!...It's 'Virtual' Friday Date Night!! ^_^ Does anymore need to be said?!...I wait all the whole long drawn out week for Fridays!!! LOL

     Part of the day was spent trying to sell something...ANYTHING!! the 'Tag Sale' today. I mean...the end of the month is coming, and the end of the money was long since gone!! ^_^ ***Tell me, why doesn't someone want to send me a million dollars?...or at least a few thousand?...Tell me!! LOL*** But after three days of long hours of waiting for people to roll by, and listening to their endless reasons for why they needed everything else but what we were trying to sell, and having nothing much to show for it except a whole $6.00, a Grandpa T-shirt {for my dad}, and a pretty sign that was lovingly made for me to put next to my scarves...

     ...we're THROUGH with 'Tag Sales'!!! O_O On to more smile-worthy Date Night with my hubby! ^_^ So what if, because of the lack of sales, if we can only afford to stay at home and eat peanut butter crackers!! LOL A date is a date is a date!! ^_^ And besides...we both could use a good long uninterrupted NAP!!!! :-))

     While hubby was at the 'Tag Sale' in 'salesman' mode, I was sitting here in 'finish-this-hooded-baby-blanket' mode!! :-) ...

      And after a few extra colors, and a well-placed hood, I'm done with it!!! :-)

      'Baby Wuglyee' loves it!! ^_^ In fact I'm not sure if I'm gonna be able to get it back after the whole Peter Walsh and 'everything needs to have a home' thing!! LOL I had to sneak this shot of him wrapped up in it watching TV. Notice.....he's NOT in his 'HOME'!!! LOL

      Thankfully though, hubby is in his home!! ^_^ So he helped me get this picture of the hooded baby blanket all done!!...

     I'm hoping to get it listed and in my online wuglyees etsy shop tomorrow. That's if I'm not too tired from my 'Napping Date'!! LOL

     Before I go, let me say a quick THANK YOU to Yuliya Belyalova for sharing my autumn red crochet slippers... her new etsy treasury! :-) ...

     I may be kind of biased, but I think it's a gorgeous treasury! :-)

     Once I get my crochet fingers back to work tomorrow they'll be highly engaged in this new project...

     I started it today...when I was on a slight break from the baby blanket. :-] Can you guess what it is?...

     I'll tell you about it tomorrow. Hubby's ready to SNOOZE!!! :-)) Have a good weekend everybody! ♥

A Little Doze'll Do You!

I enjoy my sleeping, and a doze,
a nap, and such.
In fact I might enjoy a snooze
entirely waaaay too much!

At any time of day,
you'll find me like a weeping willow.
Head hung low and dragging,
looking for the nearest pillow.

No, there's nothing wrong.
I'm not depressed. I've still got bounce!
And I can stay awake and be
quite witty when it counts!

But I have been awake for things
when I could've been asleep.
And now my time's so valuable
I don't treat it like it's cheap.

My sleeping, dozing, napping,
is to my life a special key.
It unlocks and refreshes
and dispels anxiety!

Most people try to fill up
every hour in the day.
But me, I'd rather be asleep
and waste it all away.

There's plenty hours left
for all the flit and play and chore.
An hour for a nap right now?!
Why not?! There's 24!!