Thursday, March 5, 2015

More Snow

I know.  It's a never ending theme.  Snow.  We live in western PA, an hour east of Pittsburgh, in the Laurel Highlands which is part of the Appalachian Mountains.  It snows here sometimes until May.  Yep.  MAY!

I took these photos this morning.  The first three are looking out my back door.  The last one is looking out my front door towards the road.  You see my F150 4x4 stuck in the driveway?  We had rain for two days.  The driveway was solid ice.  It was no problem driving out yesterday but coming back was a whole other story.  I'm going to give it another try today to see if the snow under the tires makes a difference and gets it unstuck.  Fingers crossed!

Friday, February 27, 2015


On Monday I lost a friend who I had met on the colon cancer alliance support page.  I took to him because he's like my husband; addicted to hunting, fishing and waterfowling.  He had been a survivor for two years and then it came back.

The wife of a friend who I had babysat for as a teenager also has cancer.  She was diagnosed about four years ago and, although she had finished treatment, was not in remission.  Now it's metastasized and she's in severe pain.  She'll be starting back with radiation and possibly chemo soon.

Another very dear friend has stopped treatment because it wasn't working.  She was at home with hospice workers and family but was moved yesterday to the hospital.  She's been fighting a long time.  I met her online in 2009.  She was in remission and I was on chemo.  She has been a spokesperson for colon cancer awareness.  You are immediately drawn to her.  Such a vivacious personality!  I'm not ready to lose her or anyone else.  My heart is crushed.  Make each day count.  Love your loved ones.  Forgive those who have wronged you.  Please #LiveLikeMichelle !

February 28, 2015, Michelle is no longer in pain and suffering.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sewing in 2015

I haven't posted anything since Christmas eve.  I've been sick the past two weeks straight.

My parents were up and we had a lovely time together.  Our sons and their families were over a couple of times.  It was by far the best Christmas we've had in a very long time.

Now that I've been clawing my way back to the land of the living, I've wanted to sew again.  Thursday I made a flannel dress for Dixie and on Friday I made her a set of flannel pajamas.  I've been thinking warmth.  I've just about ran out of flannel from my stash and I did run out of waistband elastic so tomorrow they're on my list of things to go out and buy.

I thought this cowboy fabric was really cute for a dress.  I didn't care that the pj's don't match.  I thought the fabric was fun.

Now I need to locate pajama patterns in Jassie's size.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter Knitting

It took a month to knit on size 1 circular needles and I'm excited to say it's almost finished!  I have to sew in the yarn ends, sew on buttons and seam the crotch area.  I love it!  The yarn is Cascade 220 DK in doeskin and some blue color that I thought would go nicely with the light brown. It's not superwash.  I have to remind my daughter in law not to wash it.  Just bring it back to Grandma for that.  :)

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2014

A few photos

of my grandbabies.  Photos taken by my daughter in law, Jess.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Something for Me

I finished a knitting project for me last night.  I started it on Saturday so it only took five days.  Captivating Capelet by Rosalind Jung.  I love it!  I used Cascade 220 highland wool yarn in a raspberry color.  I'm steaming it a section at a time.  It was simple enough that I think I might be able to adjust the pattern to fit the granddaughters.  I could use a thinner yarn and smaller needles.

Grandson Arrived!

Our grandson arrived safely today!  Momma is doing well and baby is beautiful!