Welcome to my blog about yard sales, crochet, my family and my life. A yard sale map in one hand and a crochet hook in the other.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Prom, pool, plants

I thought I was through with proms as far as having to either buy a dress or rent a tux, but I found myself doing just that a couple of weeks ago. Sloan is only a sophomore, but his girlfriend is a junior. Isn't he handsome? After taking this picture, we fixed his fallen boutonniere and put his tie under his vest. This tie was an "America's Funniest Video" moment because we had to google a video on how to tie it!  


 My daughter-in-law, Holly, turned 30 and her family gave her a surprise party.
Justin has been working on the yard and the pool. The pool was installed in 1998 and needs a new resurfacing.












 I don't know the real name of this tree but mama always called it 'Grandpa's Beard'. I've heard some call it a "Fringe tree". This is in mama's yard.
 Tried to take a selfie with it!
 Justin taking a well deserved rest.
 Mama's Rhododendron is beautiful!
 Justin made a sandbox for the grandbabies....



The deck is almost complete....
I've been crocheting another 'Element' afghan but ran out of a color. It's the stonewashed yarn from Hobby Lobby and I haven't made a trip yet.
In the meantime, I've been making some "interlocking" blocks. If you don't pay attention, you can mess up!



Last but not least, I leave you with this adorable picture of Amelia eating dirt!

Have a great week!



Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday news

My Clematis is finally blooming! Pam gave me a sprout three years ago and this year has the biggest and prettiest blooms.
Micki and I went to yard sales this morning. There were about five community yard sales!
I got these swim trunks for Gavin....
 A pair of curtains for the deck............
 A tube for the pool...........
 A vintage hankie.............
 Frozen , Monsters Inc, and Pets characters
 I saw a post on Facebook using a chandelier to hang hummingbird feeders on. Thought I'd try with this small one.....
 A sign to state the obvious.........
 Something for Bob and Hank...............
 Spiderman and Marvel hero books for the grand-boys.....
 Mesh for Ashton to make wreaths..............
 Masks for the grand-boys........and Spiderman cards for Declan.....
 A box of yarn and other craft goodies for $5!


I finished my Persian Tiles blanket yesterday. Isn't it pretty?






It's been almost three weeks since Mama died. Every now and then I catch myself thinking I should go check on her or call her and tell her about a TV show she'd enjoy. When Daddy died fifteen years ago, I knew I could always go home cause Mama was there. Now, it's so strange knowing there's no one there. I still look out my bedroom window each morning to see if her bedroom light is on. I know it'll get better, but I still miss my mama.