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.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Is it spring yet?

This weather is crazy! One day it's 80 degrees and the next day it's freezing! I love Spring because my flowers are so beautiful!
















 Yard sales are slowly getting started. I found this horseshoe set at a tractor show this morning. I was able to get $5 off the asking price.
 Mary Englebrit clock...
 Love the cow picture!
 Praying hands...
 Battery operated wine opener....
 Hand towel with my monogram...
 Curtain tie-backs...
 Christmas memorial wreath....
 Giant fly swatter, cookbook, glass refrigerator bowl...
 These were from a "free" yard sale!
 ....and these....
 ...and these!
 Cherry paper towel holder....
 Last week, I got a few things. This sheep....
 ...rabbit spoon rest....
 ....California tray....
 .........another sheep....
 .....an Oscar Mayer whistle....
 ....faux wisteria and ivy.
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling come home...

My sweet mother passed away Tuesday, April 10. She had been bedridden for almost a year because of an ulcer on her backside, along with old age. She was alert, could talk to you, feed herself, even put her clothes on by herself. But Easter Sunday, she was incoherent and going in and out of sleep. We took her to the ER where she was diagnosed with double pneumonia. It was downhill from there. Thursday was her "good" day when she ate breakfast, but later that day, she lapsed back into needing oxygen. We brought her home on Sunday, but she never responded to anyone. She passed early Tuesday morning.
She loved to quilt and this is a picture I have of her doing what she loved.
She was a beautiful woman, in her younger years and even in death. This is my favorite picture of her and Daddy....
We arranged some of her quilts, along with photos for her viewing.


The Hospice preacher sang Rock of Ages because she used to sing or hum that while rocking babies. Every grandchild has had that privilege.
The night she passed, Alan Jackson was on TV singing the hymns that he had made an album for his mother. The last song that he sang was "Softly and Tenderly", so that was the closing song we choose for her at graveside.
Eva Jeanette Nance Yost, age 88.
Children - Charlotte, Pam, Jimmie,Jr., and Tammy
Grandchildren - Janet, Micki, Craig, Scottie, Sayra, Walter, Jay, Ben, Bobby, Shane, and Olivia
Great-Grandchildren - Ashton, Kayla, Gavin, Sloan, Della, Maxel, Amelia, Travis, Trenton, Vivien, and Jethro
Great-great Grandchildren - Xander, Josh, and Declan

We will all miss you, Mama/Grandma! 


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring has sprung!

Or at least that's what the calendar says! The weather says something different! It was warmer in February than it is in March! This weekend is supposed to be nice for Easter. I hope so! Seems like every year Justin starts a new project. This year he removed the gazebo that he built over 20 years ago and started a new deck....






Uno watching the process...
 The old wooden picket fence around the pool was replaced with this black iron one.


 The fence along with these chairs were free! Perks of his job! Some of the wood was free too!
My grandfather was a carpenter and used cedar posts in building his barns and the porch around his house. I have begged Justin for years to use the same and he finally did!

 Don't you dare put this on Facebook! Don't worry, dear, I won't! NOT!


I finished my Cath Kidston inspired Elements afghan. Love these colors!



I went through all of the tubs of crochet projects I had stored in my building. I gave away some to Holly's family, Declan's grandmother, my sister-in-law, and Maxel, Della, and Amelia. I gave a bag to local thrift store and I have two bags that I want to donate to either a nursing home or homeless shelter. This is just a few that I washed before sorting....
That turquoise one on top was "frogged" to use the yarn for something else.
 Here are some more free stuff Justin has brought home.....

Micki and Timmy were the lucky recipients of these!
Declan spent the night with me last week while Janet took Kayla to Duke for a doctors appointment.


 Concentrating on Paw Patrol....


 These kids are too smart! But what do we expect? From day one they've been exposed to smartphones!
 Eating oatmeal for breakfast....
...and chicken nuggets and chocolate chip cookies dipped in ketchup and ranch dressing!

He came to see me the other day wearing his Halloween costume! How can you not love this baby?
Sloan gets his wisdom teeth removed Friday. Wish him luck!
That's all for now. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!