Category Archives: Life Stories

Seed Catalogs

My collection of seed catalogs for the year 2020.

I love seed catalogs. To me, they are a perfect way to spent long winter days. I received these in December but I have waited until January to start looking at them.

Things are really busy in December and I like to wait until after the Christmas rush to start looking at them.

I hope everyone has a good weekend and God bless.

Rainbow Shawl

Grace requested a shawl made in rainbow colors. The picture doesn’t really do justice to the vibrant colors.

It is very pretty. The colors are so bright and cheerful. It was a lot of fun making it with all the color changes.

I also made her some fingerless gloves. I have never made these before. I was surprised how easy they were to make.

I hope you all have a great evening. God bless.

Getting Things Done

Today was a beautiful day here in Floyd. I am not sure what the temperature was but I am sure it was close to 60 degrees. Dave came over to help me with some garden work.

We got the entire perimeter of the garden burned off.

Including the upper fence where all the blackberries are. Those things are so invasive and they have HUGE thorns!

It looks so much better but it was a full days work!

We found some carrots that had been left in one of the raised beds. I don’t know if they will still be good but they sure were pretty.

While Dave and I were outside working, Grace cleaned the house and then painted the corner wall in her art room. The piano was here when we painted the room. We couldn’t move it so we just painted down as far as we could reach. When we gave the piano away, it definitely had to be painted.

It looks so much better now!

All in all, a good day. We got lots of stuff accomplished and I got to work outside. I hope your day was good also. God bless.

Daniel’s Cape

I finished Daniel’s cape this weekend. I think it looks really nice. He loves it! He told me he wore it all day yesterday.

I started working on Grace’s rainbow shawl yesterday. It is going to be so pretty.

I am sitting here this morning on my enclosed front porch, listening to the rain hit on the tin roof, enjoying my morning coffee. I have my propane heater on so it is nice and toasty warm. As soon as I finish this post, I am going to sit out here and work on Grace’s shawl. Such a good way to start my day.

God bless.

Christmas Hats

The Bates crew went to get their Christmas tree yesterday. They always go to one of the many tree farms here in Floyd and cut down a live tree. It is a BIG DAY for them and they all look forward to it every year.

This year Jessica decided to crochet everyone Christmas hats to wear. She did such a great job!

Grace and I didn’t stay for the tree cutting. But we showed up long enough to get this group picture. John Luke was asleep in the van and Donna was sitting with him. Seeing us all dressed in our Santa hats makes me think of my mom. She loved Santa hats and would start wearing hers the first of December. She loved Christmas.

I love the fact that we live close enough to be able to do things like this together

This is their tree decorated and ready to go. I love how they decorated the school chalkboard as well.

Making wonderful memories! God bless.

Dave’s Project

Dave started the Christmas tree project for his work.He had lots of great helpers.They had so much fun helping him.Each big triangle is filled with smaller triangles. Each small triangle will have different color lights inside it.It is going to look beautiful! He will be putting the lights inside this week and then setting it up. As soon as it is up, he will send me a picture. I will then update this post so everyone can see it.Updated picture. I think it looks wonderful.God bless.

An Afternoon With Daniel

Daniel and I had such a good afternoon yesterday.

When he saw his mom’s shawl I made her, he said he wanted me to make him one. We went in search of the yarn he wanted to use. It took us a while to find it. We went to Michael’s first but they didn’t have what we were looking for. We then went to Hobby Lobby only to remember they are closed on Sundays. Last stop was Joanns. We found the colors he wanted there and it is very soft yarn.

This is the brand and the color.

I started working on it last night. I think it will be so pretty. What makes it so special to me though is all the fun we had looking for it.

When I finish his project, I want the other grandkids to pick out something for me to make them and go together to pick out the colors. It was such a blessed afternoon.

God bless.