Saturday, January 30, 2016

Good Will Finds & Some Crochet

Hello all!  Hope you are having a good weekend.  Things are fine here.  Rick worked today, and now we're both just taking it easy tonight.  He is still working just part time, but we're hoping it turns into full time.  Jobs are very scarce around here.  Most everything to do with the coal industry has taken a major nosedive.  You might recall that Rick lost his job in August of 2015.  Since then there have been numerous mines shut down, and hundreds, if not thousands, of workers without jobs.  It's not just here in Pennsylvania either.  West Virginia and Kentucky are dealing with this as well.  Probably other places I don't know about.  I do know Pennsylvania is in a world of hurt what with the coal and gas industries taking a nosedive.

Anyhoo, I best get on with what I was intending to post.  Got sidetracked there.  lol  Rick had a chiropractor appointment on Wednesday, and I tagged along.  I had him drop me off at Good Will and I looked around there for a bit. I found two bird figurines I really liked.  This owl:

And these pretty birds:

I also found some Temptations that I thought might come in handy.  This is the second time I found Temptations at a Good Will.  Temptations is sold on QVC, in case anybody is wondering.

Lastly, I found these Corelle dessert plates.  We only had a few dessert plates, so these will come in handy when the whole family is here.

Now for the crochet portion of this post.  I'm still trying to make a few dollars, so I have been crocheting things to try to sell.  There isn't much interest in this area, but I shall persevere.  I thought I might be able to sell some baby photo props, but I can't even get the photographers to look at my page.  Bummer.  But, as I said, I shall persevere.  :)  Here are the first ones I made.  I used my granddaughter's baby dolls for the pics.

The most recent one is this Mermaid cocoon with headband.

That's all for this time.  Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my little corner of blog land.  It is much appreciated!  

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know I'm a bit late with my new year greeting, but better late than never.  Hope you all had a very nice Christmas, and that 2016 is off to a great start for you!  I had been MIA for a couple of weeks.  Data issues, which you've heard me complain about before.  As of this past Thursday we have a new provider, and finally have unlimited usage.  It costs more, but should be worth it in the long run.  It had gotten to the point where we couldn't do much of anything online. So, good bye Verizon, and hello local independently owned company.  :)

I am going to try and sell some crocheted baby photo props, so have been working on some of those things.  No pictures yet, but should have some before tomorrow is over as I'm going to my daughter's house and hoping to use my granddaughter's baby doll as my model.

I can show you this, though.  You might recall that last year I started doing the Moogly squares CAL.  Well, after 8 squares I fizzled out.  I got behind, plus I wasn't always making the one she chose and I just lost interest.  Recently I managed to get them crocheted together, and this is the end result.  I like how it turned out.  I had to add some width to it before adding a border, thus the striped sides.

In other news, my "baby" turned 30 a few days ago.  Here is a pic of him and me that was taken last Saturday night at a little party we had for him.  Where do the years go?!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to be around a lot more.  :)