Sunday, December 26, 2010

It Sure Is A 'Ugly' Day!

    Once again this morning I'm up before the chickens. This sleeping in cat naps all the time cannot be good for me...DUH! LOL Maybe my body got the memo that snow was on the way. Yep! Tons of it is coming!!...Well, not tons, but they're saying maybe 6 inches. My bones just translated that as TONS! :-)
     Thankfully, though, not the weather, or my up and down sleeping, is affecting hubby's sleeping pattern. He can sleep anywhere...any time. He's asleep right now! And unless I holler: "FIRE!" he'll stay asleep until the cows come home. {What's with all of the farm references this morning?! ^_^}
    Anyway, hubby earned his sleep this morning by being out in that freezing cold backyard taking all of the up-dated photos of my Wuglyee Remnant Scarves for my shop. They came out so nice that I'm thinking of maybe raising my prices on them now! ^_^ Not really. But I am pleasantly surprised at how much more attractive my 'Ugly Wuglyee Babies' look! See for yourself...{and if you saw the original photos in my shop......I'm sorry. :-]}

     They came out pretty good, don't you think?!...Okay, so I'm a little biased. Whatever!
   And just so you know, while he was freezing in the backyard I was working my little fingers to the bones too! I finished one of the hats I was working on. One of the black ones.
     She didn't want anything fancy. Just a simple Pull-On hat...Actually, she wanted this hat because she saw one that I made for my girlfriend. My girlfriend had found a ball of white baby-weight yarn at her house one day, and she asked me to make her a simple pull-on hat to keep her head warm when she was out in service. {Going door-to-door preaching to the neighbors about the Bible}
    I made that little hat, and made her a little flower with the last bits of it, to wear on the side if she wanted....Well, she absolutely fell in LOVE with it! She's been talking to everybody about it. And that's how I got this custom order...My customer didn't just want one hat though. She wants three!! So, I listed the black one in the shop she can check it out and make sure it's okay. And then it'll be on to another black one, and a white one too!
   And I made a flower for her hat too!
      I used a microfiber 100% Acrylic yarn for the hat and the flower. It's sooooo soft! And it'll definitely keep her warm! :-)
    Before I go, I have to thank Cindy, of CinLynnBoutique, for putting me in her beautiful treasury a couple of days ago. It's entitled PLUM DELICIOUS!...and it is!!
    It was so nice to see my Purple Chic Chenille Crochet Scarf get some love. :-)
    Okay, a poem, and then I'm off to do some more crocheting. I'll just work on some more FREE GIFT flowers for my customers until I get the 'Go Ahead' from my present customer. I mean....what else is there to do but crochet?! ^_^

Catching Up

I see life from my perspective.
And it's always a full cup.
I rarely see the glass half empty.
I don't let much interrupt.

But now I find this needs a change.
I have some catching up to do.
I have some things that need updating.
And some family bonds to glue.

Some things have lagged unmercifully.
They need some tweaking, not too much.
Just need to get back some perspective..
Get some family lines in touch.

This catching up will be wide ranging.
Out with the old, in with the new.
But when you're catching up with people,
there's still some old when you're all through.

Catching up sometimes is tiring.
Maybe that's why I've been waiting.
And, besides, when I'm all done,
there seems there's more that needs updating!


  1. Very nice Wug! Jeff did an excellent job at the photos! I really like the 5th one down. Reminds me of the Mexican blankets we've bought in Mexico! I love them!
    And thanks for featuring my treasury. I sure had fun with all those plums!
    Have a good meeting today. We have to go to a nearby cong. cuz our hall is used for KM school.
    Have a great day. Maybe we'll get a chance to talk later.

  2. Wonderful!! I love your remnant scarves. You'd never know you were using up remnants if you didn't tell us! They look fabulous!! And your hat is beautiful - love it with the flower! Congrats on the treasury - I love the plum color and your scarf looks gorgeous!! Stay dry and warm with all that snow coming!! Love, Silke

  3. CinLynn, Thanks my friend! And I agree, hubby did a great job with them. Now I just have to take the time today to upload them into the shop...And you're welcome, about the treasury. It was my pleasure! :-) Enjoy your meeting today. I'll catch up with you around here somewhere!

  4. Silke, Thank you for the nice words about my scarves and hat! I probably should have kept that 'Remnant' thing to myself, huh?! ^_^ Oh well, it is what it is!...Have a good day...I just heard from a relative that it's snowing in my hometown in Georgia. Is your area getting snow today too?! You better look out the window!! ^_^

  5. I like the 4th one down from the top and also that sassy pink and black one! Good luck with the snow, we've had ours and made out OK. Have a nice rest of this weekend...p.s...the post about your Dad was so sweet. Yes, sometimes we have to follow our hearts and beliefs and that may leave others questioning. But it's great to know how much our family loves us anyway and life does go on. Your Dad sounds like a sweetie. My Dad passed away in 1976 and I miss him every single day. I'm glad you have the blessing of hearing from your Dad every Christmas eve!

  6. yaya, Thank you so much for letting me know which ones of my scarves you liked. I love the feedback!...And the snow thing...NOT good! The forecast has gone from 3 to 6 inches, to now 10 to 15 inches, with blizzard wind warnings. In reality though, we haven't gotten anything but flurries so far. Hopefully it's just another case of weathermen not knowing what their talking about. We'll see! ^_^ ...And thank you for the sweet words about my dad. Dads hold a special place, don't they? Especially for their daughters. And it appears that your dad did too! :-] My dad truly is my knight in shining armor who is the "wind beneath my wings" to speak. :-) Sorry for the sappy. Couldn't help myself! ^_^

  7. I love the poem! Nosey me: who did you speak with? I spoke with your Aunt Sandra this morning. But guess what? I spoke to your DAD (and "the 2nd in command") yesterday and FINALLY got a chance to speak with "the baby" today!!!! What joy!!!! I'll probably speak with you before you see this. Luv ya! Muah!

  8. Your scarves, as usual, look fantastic. I love the one with all the shades of blue & the same one CinLynn does. It does look like a Mexican blanket! That pink & black one isn't too bad either.

  9. Beautiful! No wonder you can't sleep woman, you must knit 26 hours a day! I love scarf #4 and if I had a stocking cap like that one I'd never take it off! xo and happy holidays!

  10. Alicia, Great!!! I'm glad you finally got to talk to them in to speak. I just found out about the death in the family! I had no idea! Following family on Facebook is the way I find out everything! LOL I'll have to catch up with you about Aunt Sandra too! I just caught up with her daughter on FB too!! Oh! So many loose family ends. *shaking my head* I'll talk to you later today. :-)

  11. Jo-anne, Thank you! It surprises me sometimes how anybody but me can love my 'Ugly' babies! But I'm happy about it! ^_^

  12. Lindsey, Ha! Ha! No, I don't crochet THAT much!! But I do have a crochet hook at the ready whenever there's a lull. ^_^ I crochet for peace of mind, to fill up time, and just for a creative outlet...Speaking of which...Hmmmmm...Stocking caps!!!

  13. I'm working my way up to your present post from here. I had to stop to comment on the beauties you posted! Such a treat :)

  14. M.A.Wakeley, Well, thank you!!! :-)


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