Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year to refurbish

In the coming new year 2013 is going to be my cleaning year. Im going to start with my living room them move to my craft room and then do my library. Ive decided to get rid of most of my stuff so I think Ill have a yard sale March or May as soon as it heats up.
  My house is a wreck and it really needs a destash of past years. I seem to keep it all from receipts to toys I really dont need. I think Im saving my memories but no one really cares about any of it but me and its cluttering up my home.
 So Im making 2013 my year to CLEAN and DECLUTTER my home. I think hubby will love it.
Im going to take pics of before and after so you can see the miracle to come :) lol

  I received two new crochet hooks for this year and they are awesome I ordered them from Celtic Swan Forge. They are solid silver and they work like butter if thats possible. They are real smooth and they warm to the touch.

I pray this new year brings you great fortune and joys. Be blessed from the SON

Friday, November 09, 2012


 This here is my little Santa on my fireplace hook. He is so cute the furbabies are always trying to eat him
 A Maine drive through the roads in October a few years ago. Lovely
My very good friend Debbie. She was making dinner and boy oh boy can she cook. She was living in Hawaii at the time and she made me some wonderful meals especially her peanut butter cookies, yummm.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

intro to Teacup

Heres our newest addition to our family.Her name is Teacup and shes a mini dachshund. Shes 9 weeks old and a very big bundle of joy. She loves playing with the other doggies. Even tho they are much bigger than her she holds her own with them.

We had a very busy Halloween and lots of goblins wanting candy:) ooooh what fun

Ive been busy making little snowflakes for my Christmas cards this year. Using my own little pattern

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Happy Birthday my friend

This is my very good friend Karen K. Today is her 56th birthday. She is always 6 months behind me and now she has caught up to me until December that is.
She looks cumfy here huh? She was tired from working with my doggies. She loves dogs. Shed have lots like me if she could.
Our church is having their annual Oasis Craft Fair in October and Im trying to make little goodies I do hope they will sell I just never know what to make at these things. I never buy because I always think to myself that I would be able to make what I want. 
I joined the Womans group at church and they are having a retreat in September Pray all goes well for me. We are going up the the Baptist Church at Mt. Charleston. My very favorite place to be. If I could afford it I'd live up there. It is so peaceful and pretty.
Ok my friends have a blessed month and remember to PRAY for your loved ones day and night.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A new day

Here is a pic of the new day rising. I cant wait to see what God has for me to learn today what about you? Are you excited about your new day?
Ive been crocheting a new pattern to me, but a very vintage (1910) pattern that someone asked me to work up Im almost done with it. Ita going to be very pretty. Ill post a pic as soon as Im finished. If I think about it Ill take a pic before Im finished. What have you all been up to?
 Have you started your CHRISTmas crocheting/knitting yet?
Ive started but I cant say what because maybe just maybe someone is reading my posts.
Im excited about fall, cooler weather and crisp air and Thanksgiving wow all the fall veggies. I cant wait to see what the farmers market has in store for me this year. I love getting new exciting veggies to make. Ive been on Pinterest getting new recipes and patterns for the fall and CHRISTmas. Have you got something exciting going on in your neck of the woods?
I know not a lot of people read this blog but lets just think of this blog as a well kept secret? what do you all think?
Ive got a recipe for my favorite soup for the fall or just a cooled down day coming next week so look for it!

Monday, August 13, 2012



This has been a bad week for me very sad indeed. My sweet pound puppy Bella went to heaven last Monday. She was very sick and it came on very fast. Nothing we could do for her but help her go peacefully.
I will miss her very much. My hubby got her from the pound for me one very bleak day. She brightened my day immensely. She was so happy to be with me and I loved her totally. She loved everybody that came into our home and they all loved her right back.
My friend Karen says she was alot older than what the pound , they said she was just a puppy but my friend said she was more like 2 to 3 years old. That would make her alot older when she passed.
I hope you all play a little more with your fur babies and that you remember those that have gone ahead of us

Friday, August 03, 2012

Starry Snowflake 2012

 ch5, join to form ring.
ch 3, 2 dc in ring, *(ch 3, 3 dc) around 5 times
total of 6 sets of 3 dcs
sl st to top of ch 3
 sl st over to ch 3 sp,
ch 3,2dc ch3,3 dc, in ch 3 sp.
ch1, 3 dc, ch 3, 3dc in each ch3 sp around
12 3dc around
sl st over to ch 3 sp,
ch 3, 2 dc, ch5, sl st in 3rd st from hook (making picot)
ch 2, 3 dc in same ch 3 sp,ch 3, sl st into ch 1 sp between shells on previous row
*ch 3, 3 dc, ch 5, sl st into 3 rd st from hook (picot), ch 2, 3 dc, ch 3 into ch 1 sp, ch 3.
continue around making 5 more points. end off
6 points made

I hope you like my little pattern. If you find any errors please let me know so I can make changes. This will be this years snowflake in my Christmas cards.
I ve been busy watching the Olympics and they have been rather thrilling I must say.
Ive decided not to go anywhere this year for my summer vacation. Im hoping next year to take a trip to Portland, Oregon. Maybe even get up to Washington as well. Im hoping we can go to the
 Black Sheep Wool Festival in June of next year in Eugene, Oregon

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Red Roses Anniversary gift

 My anniversary was last June 8th and hubby promised me that he would buy me my favorite oil that I use everyday after my shower. Its one of Jo Malones fragrances called Red Roses. It smells just like fresh picked roses. This is how they wrap up your purchases.
 Inside the big bag is a very pretty box very nicely wrapped as well. Inside was my Red Roses
Hubby loves me so much that he even bought me the Red Roses lotion. The sales clerk gave me several little containers of the scent as well. I didnt even know that they even sold the fragrance like that. Next year I may inquire about the Red Roses Perfume if they have it. I get a lot of compliments on this fragrance. And I only have to added on me after my morning shower and it lasts all day long.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

time and again

This is me, you know, Sherri. I was in Montana awhile ago with my friend Karen. We had a great time. It was so very nice to sit at a table without the sun beating down on you at 113 degrees. It rained alot and my Bella was with me. She totally enjoyed herself. I hope one day that I can take her back.

I want to say how sad I was about the Aurora nightmare. I pray for the victims and their families to gain some very much needed peace and a feeling of pure safety. My prayers are with them

My computer lost all its info on my camera and I cant load pics right now. So im showing you pics that I have loaded on my computer. So as you can see Ive uploaded a pic of my tomato plant

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

a little crochet and the fur babies

 I know its been awhile but I wanted to show you all my little bag I made along with the baby blanket that I made for my friend Dianes granddaughter Miriah who is making Di a Great Grandma. This is the first time that I lined the crocheted bag I just loved the material it matched the bag perfectly, dont you all think?
 I havent shown you all updated pics of my fur babies as of late. Heres Buster looking at my thinking come on it doesnt get any better pose than this, alright?
This here is little girl Pickle who thinks when I get up from my seat she can jump right up and lay there, do you think she will ever move from there?
Hers my mama girl Bella, she does not like all these other dogs living in her house, not one bit!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Assortment of pics

 Heres a very lovely little flower I found in Hawaii
I love this pic from Glacier Park, Montana It was so cool and refreshing this day very restful. I cant wait to go back one day.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Medallion Motif Lionbrand pattern #60123A

 I am posting a clearer pic of the motif I used in my kitchen curtains. I also wanted to tell any of you thats interested that I got the pattern as a freebie  from Lionbrand called the Medallion Motif Scarf #60123A. Now instead of yarn I used crochet cotton size 10 and I used a vintage Susan Bates crochet hook size #2. As you can tell I used red as my accent color to a few of these motifs.
Here they are in all their glory. heehee They fit perfect over my window. Im thinking about maybe making a large doily to go on my kitchen table.What do you think?

Friday, June 29, 2012

Moms booties

 These are my go to booties that I make my mom and sister Carri. They love my booties I wish I could find some better patterns that last longer. If you have any go to patterns please let me know.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lunch and Curtains

 This is the motif that I used for my kitchen curtains. I used size 10 crochet thread in beige and then added a few dots od red to the curtain. I got the pattern off of, it was made in a scarf and I adapted in into my little curtains.
 This is I hope a better pic so you can see the overall effect
This is the curtains in my kitchen. The curtains took me about 2 weeks maybe an extra day more to make. I enjoyed making them. I was originally thinking of maybe a filet design of a rooster but I just could not find what I was looking for If I ever find it I will make them too.

The pic of my lunch was my very first tomato that I grew in my garden. It was so yummy...are you growing anything in your garden?

Saturday, May 26, 2012


I love this little hook. Its made out of several differant woods and the size is great.

Ive been puttering in my garden and everything is growing along great.

Ive started a new church and the studies are great.

My friend Karen came out of the hospital and is doing great.

My 38th wedding anniversary is going to be great.

God is great.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

all in a days work

Hi my friends, Ive been busy with my friend KK she had emergency surgery last Thursday and Ive been hanging with her and her little MJ.
  I tried posting pics but for some reason Im not able to.
  I also am really excited about my garden tho it is little Im having some success. I planted watermelons as urged on by my brother and they have just started coming up. My tomatoes are looking good and I have some squash stating to come out. My little bell pepper is coming along really great.

  I still get great inspiration from Danis garden over at her blog
Go over and check out her garden.

Ok Im off to do some crocheting for my friend Di's first great grandbaby. Oh what a joy!

Friday, May 04, 2012

 This is my little garden I told you about the other day. What do you think of it. In the back of the pic you can see my apricot tree and its growing great.
 this is my little green bell pepper its just now showing fruit.
 This here are my tomato plant I have three little tomatoes Im very excited about them
Heres my grape growing like crazy. We just had the vines cleaned up of over 10 years of growth.

So how do you like my little garden? I hope to have a bumper crop this year and if I do hubby says I can add more next year.

My crocheting is doing great I just joined a new church and they have a thriving knitting and crochet group. Im excited to get envolved.

So what have you all been doing the spring has finallyfeels like spring here in Vegas I do hope we stay under the 80's for at least a month that would be nice.

Im hoping to attend the Knit and Crochet Show this fall in Reno Nevada I hope to see some of you there!

Thursday, May 03, 2012


I started my very first garden thanks to Dani inspiring me over the past year. So I planted tomatoes, squash. bell peppers and I bought a Apricot tree and a Meyer lemon tree. I pray all goes well I go take pics this weekend and post here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fur babies

Hers all my fur babies they are all at the door wanting to go out with me.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

new church home

This is the stained glass window at the new church that Im hoping to make my forever church. The church is called The First Christian Church. I went to their Saturday meeting and they had some great worship and I enjoyed the word they taught on Luke 18:28-40. I love the comparison og Jesus coming into town on a lowly donkey and presidents flying into town on Air force One and all the ento.
rage to come with him. Great word.
   ok Im off to shower Im going to the movies with Lisa to see October Baby. Have a blessed day it is Palm Sunday

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Potato Soup Recipe

4 large potatoes peeled and cut up
1/2 diced onion
1 or 2 ribs of diced celery
4 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound chopped and cooked bacon
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon flour-for thickening

ok i cooked the potatoes in water till soft. Cooked bacon, set aside then browned onion and celery in bacon grease. set all aside then drain potatoes from water then add milk and all the rest of ingredients and walla ...potato soup ala Sherri

I hope you try it it smells awesome here and oh yea I made Anns No Knead Bread from over at  Posy gets Cozy and boy does my house smell great.

Ok Im back to my crocheting making the Happy Flower Decoration from Attic 24 they are gifts for my grandkids for Easter.

Have a great week and Ill be  back later....blessings

Sunday, March 18, 2012

prairie flower farm giveaway

my friend Linda is having a spring giveaway and she wants you all to join her so please go visit her

Sunday, March 11, 2012

watermelon drink

one of my favorite drink in the summer is a great glass of watermelon juice. heres the recipe

fresh watermelon cut into cubes
2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon lime juice

mash watermelon and all with masher or food processor whatever you have
run through sieve if you dont like the pulp refridgerate till cooled about 1/2 an hour
add some fruit for garnish if so desired.

I love this drink when I have had enough or want something different than tea


Saturday, March 10, 2012

a new day a new way

i have a new computer and im planning on bringing baaack my blog. As soon as i get it all set up i will be posting on a regular tie. i hope that some of you will come back and catch up with me and mine. Please have a blessed week I hope to see you soon