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!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Hooded Baby Blanket Saga Continues......!

     As you can see, I'm in the mood to change colors on my hooded baby blanket now. :-)) I just COULD NOT crochet another row of pink!!!! This kind of shell/popcorn stitch is taking FOREVER to crochet! O_O
     I was suppose to keep going until I had 28 inches of this pink, and then make a pink hood also. Uhhhh.....NO!! ^_^ I'm an Ugly Wuglyee kind of girl. I just can't be 'NORMAL' on every project, can I?!! ^_^ So, there's a lot of pink, a bit of white, some accent lilac, a touch of coral,......

     ...and I added a smidge of brown, and a dollop of dusty wheat.....SO FAR! ^_^

     Hopefully I'll have it all done by the weekend, and if I can get 'Baby Wuglyee' to model it for me, I'll show it to you when it's all done! ^_^ Unfortunately, 'Baby Wuglyee' is not that happy with me these days...after I organized everything and had to find a new 'HOME' for him too! LOL

     I told him to talk to Peter Walsh!!! :-)) Oh! If looks could kill....'Baby Wuglyee' would have me 6 feet, and a NEW HOME, underground by now!! LOL

     I don't look in his direction anymore!! LOL Instead, I just look at the beautiful smile on the face of my satisfied customer's face! :-) ...

     Wasn't that nice of her to send me this photo?! :-) I love my customers!!...few though they may be these days! ^_^

     Okay, I have a meeting tonight, so I'm off!! See you tomorrow! ♥

 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!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tote, Tote, Tote.......That's All She Wrote!!

     Say "Bye, Bye!" to my latest wuglyees etsy shop sale, one of my crochet totes! *waving my hand!!* ^_^ It was sent off to a 'soon-to-be' bride. And she loves it!! :-) Her friend referred to her as a lover of handmade items, and kind of hippy-dippy! O_O WHATEVER!!!! If she's a customer for my 'style' I love her!! ♥

     Hubby is manning a spot at our friend's 'Tag-Sale' today to try to see if we can have some more of my crochet items taken off of my hands!...along with a few other things too...."Scarves or pocketbooks, Anyone?!".....I said: "ANYONE!!" LOL

     I'm working on a 'funky-colored' hooded baby blanket at the moment. I was gonna try to share some photos of it with you today...*In fact, that's why my post is so late! :-))*...but, due to my amazing abilities to organize....Uhhhh...I can't remember where my camera's 'Home' is!!! *Blink! Blink!*....And stop that laughing too!!!...(This is all your fault, Peter Walsh!!!!) ^_^

     In other news, I still have battling hummingbirds at my feeder! :-) Although, why they're battling for a feeder this late in the season is a puzzlement to me! O_O Aren't they suppose to be slowing down and fattening up for their long trip to Mexico, or something?!!...Oh well, they still are a lot of entertainment for a 'why-you-enjoying-those-bird's-misery' kind of way! LOL

     Hopefully tomorrow I'll find my camera...and my favorite ink pen...and my crochet needle case.....! O_O ORGANIZING!!! Grrrr! ... See you then! ^_^


Oh, I've been so hither thither,
up and down, all here and there.
I guess I'm trying to get a handle
on the changes everywhere.

The changes of the weather
and the times, and of me.
The changes to my schedule
and responsibility.

I'm not complaining...Well not much!
This change is good. I will adjust.
Or you may see me near the highway
 with a sign: "Will Change Or Bust!"

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sooooo...What Are Your Leftovers Of Summer?! the backyard flowers may NOT look quite as beautiful as this right now!! :-)) But the photos of them...which were leftover in the camera back a while ago, in the early summer when hubby took them, are quite a beautiful leftover of summer. Don't you think?! ^_^

    They were a lot nicer to look at this morning than the rainy darkness that I woke up to!! Grrrr! "GO AWAY!!!!" {No need to quote the rest of the poem to the rain. You know 'Rain, Rain, Go........!' That rain knows exactly who I'm talking to!!! Grrrrrr!}

     Rainy days are a good time to do some other things though. Like re-organizing your organizing! ^_^ And that's what I'm doing today. Actually I should say 'that's what I'm continuing to do today'! I started it yesterday.
     For some reason all of my little places where I keep my stuff keep getting MORE stuff!! LOL You know, the little box I keep next to the bed with my 'get-it-quick' stuff in it that I always need to get my hands on quick which use to have just my extra crochet needles, floss, tape measurer, stamps, hand lotion, emery board, nail clippers, also has batteries, safety pins, rubber bands, a calculator, a hair scrunchy, keys, etc...UGH!
       I was watching Peter Walsh on Rachel Ray the other know, the guy that helps people organize...and he said something that I thought was rather 'Organizer-Profound'. He held up a fork and said: 'If you found this fork in your house while you were somewhere else besides in the kitchen, you would know exactly where to take it back to! Everything in your house should be the same way. It should have a home. Somewhere that you know it belongs!' organizing!! ^_^ I'm trying to give all of my 'STUFF' a home!! LOL Needless to say.....I'm beginning to think Peter Walsh needs to get out of my head!!! ^_^

     In other news: I finished a crochet sweater, hat, and booties set for a 6-month to one-year-old (or there about that age! ^_^).

     If I can get out of my 'mad-organizer' mind some time today I'm gonna list it in my wuglyees etsy shop. :-]

     I would love some feedback on it though!...Would you buy something like this as a gift?!! 

     Okay...I'm off to ORGANIZE!!!...something other than my typing fingers and my mind!! LOL Have a good day, Everybody!! ♥


Big rocks of life, important things,
decisions in your prime,
require the best that you can give;
Deserve the choicest of your time.

We have to go to work;
and everyone needs time to play;
But without priorities
the speed of time will take your day.

And if you don't believe it,
try this trick, with rocks and sand;
Put rocks into a bucket.
Then fill the sand in, hand by hand.

Now, empty out your bucket,
and then fill it all back up.
But this time, put the sand in first,
the same sand, cup by cup.

The thing that you will find
is that you don't now have the room!
Putting rocks back in is now like
putting a baby back in the womb.

The rocks are goals, priorities,
the important things to you.
The sand can be most anything,
even recreation too.

Yes, Such is the challenge
when you're managing your time.
That's why Big Rocks come first!
They help prioritize the climb.

Monday, August 24, 2015

BACK!!!!! :-)

     I'm back, Y'all!!! :-) ... Or should I say I'm JUST ABOUT back! O_O I'm trying to line up some things to talk about (including the ton of tote bags and baby things I've been making!!), and I'm dragging my camera out of the 'LOST' pile! LOL It's been lost...I've been crocheting has been stalled...and I've been silent WAY TOO LONG!! ^_^ So stay tuned!! I'm hoping to get back to my daily blogging....whether you want to see it or not!! LOL

I Like To Talk

I like to talk;
I like to gab;
I like a girlfriend
free confab!

I like to chat;
I like to speak;
I find that words
are what I seek.

I like the chatter
of a crowd;
Not in a whisper,
but out loud.

But, please no talking
while you chew.
{Speaking does 
have manners too!}

I like the noise
that utterance does.
The constant
conversation buzz.

Maybe I need a
word-free diet;
No! I could not
withstand the quiet!

So, I will talk;
Oh yes! I'll dabble
in a constant
lingo babble.

And I'll talk,
and chew the fat,
while the time goes...
just like that!