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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My New Tote...

We had a swap in the Itsy Bitsy group.  A GREEN swap in honor of March and St. Patrick's Day. Isn't this a great tote!  Look inside - pockets!
I was lucky to have Liz as my partner.  Besides this beauty.....lots of pads!
I used them for smaller meals -
Can you tell I don't cook!  Then she sent me a beautiful knit cloth
...that I like to also use for my dinners....
I eat while watching TV a lot these days....

Now the group is doing a flower swap ... I have lots of ideas for my partner, who seems to love roses more than anything! Fun!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Grandkids - Long but so cute!

1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before.  After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!"  I will  probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye....
2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday.  He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62.   My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked,  "Did you start at 1?"
3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair.  As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin.  Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room,  putting them back to bed with stern warnings.  As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice,
"Who was THAT?"
4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like.  "We used to skate outside on a pond.   I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard.  We rode our pony.  We picked wild raspberries in the woods."
The little girl was wide-eyed,  taking this all in.  At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"
5.  My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?''  "You're both old," he replied.
6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story. 
"What's it about?" he asked.  
"I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."
7.  I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her.  I would point out  something and ask what color it was.  She would tell me and was always correct.  It was fun for me, so I continued.  At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors  yourself!"
8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin,  we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects.   Still, a few fireflies followed us in.  Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa.  Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."
9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure."  "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised  "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."
10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what?  We learned how to make babies today."  The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said.  "How do you make babies?"  
"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."
11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote:  "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."   The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.
"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."
12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past.  Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog.  The children started discussing the dog's duties.
"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.
"No," said another. "He's just for good luck."
A third child brought the argument to a close."They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."
13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived.  "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her.  Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."
14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth!  He teaches me good  things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!
15. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over,  you  hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Crocheted Top....

I keep taking photos of crocheted items on TV.  I am starting to have a collection....but have not had the gumption to try and make one! 
This one was from a dress a "doctor" wore.  I could not see it all, but think it is just accented with crochet. 

Now this one isn't even crochet! What I liked about it is the coloration...and I think it would be possible to tat something like this.  I have a DVD and book on order, plus the equipment, so that I can learn to tat.  I have a pattern for a butterfly, so think it would be so cool to do these colors, put a sheer fabric behind it, and sew it to the front of a sweatshirt where you cut out the front area. 
Well, this isn't crochet either. It is the sad face of my dog Sami.  She kept scratching at her eye making the infection worse, so had to wear a little cone for 10 days.  She just hated it, but was a good little trooper.  She has it off now and is sooooo happy!