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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Joys of January

Good evening friends. Aren't we  lucky to be able to visit by way of technology?  Don't know how many of us would leave the comfort of our warm and cozy homes to brave the cold temps we are having this week to come visiting tonight. .But I am not one to complain about the cold because I just love cold weather.  While many of you prepare for the snow/ice you have coming your way, I get excited just knowing the temps are going to be below freezing.

So get yourself comfy and visit with me for awhile on this cold night here in Georgia.  Today was a wonderful cold day and I have to say I enjoyed it  to the fullest. My mister was so sweet and put some firewood out on the deck close to the door so I didn't have to be out in the cold too long to keep the fireplace going with a good hot fire.

Breakfast,,,, well just look at what I had with my hot cup of coffee.  Don't know of a better way to start off a good cold day.

After my morning devotion and Bible reading, I had my day all planned out.  With my favorite cozy throw, I began my day.

Did you make New Year's Resolutions?  Well I always do, nothing major mind you because I rarely keep them.  This year I promised myself I would work on crafts all year through.  And I began by making crochet dishcloths to have for little gifts for friends who might just drop in during the holidays unexpected. I made these a few years back and they are wonderful when doing dishes by hand.  I was skeptical in the beginning that I would not like them but they are great.  I also found a free printable on Pinterest as a neat way to present them.  I will try and make at least two a day until I reach my goal.  Then one chore can be marked off my list.  Today was a good cold day to work on these and so much fun.

In September at our annual craft show, stitcheries are one of my best sellers.  I began years back stitching them when we were on road trips.  Helped to pass the time while riding and time was not wasted. However last year we did not take as many long road trips and I had far to few stitcheries at the sale.  So, I have vowed to do at least one stitchery per week until time for the September show.  So far so good.  So I did work a little on the stitchery I have started also today.
Yes it was a fun day at the home place .  Just sitting by the fire, and looking at my snowman tree that I did decide to decorate for the months of January and February.

And wishing for snow that is forecast for the mountains on North Georgia tonight.  Maybe just maybe we will see a few flakes before winter makes its exit and Spring appears. 
A couple of weeks ago, right after the New Year Mr. P. came in from outside and had news no home owner wants to hear.  We were having septic problems.  Yes, one of the disadvantages of living in a rural area.  Oh my at least it didn't happen while we had house guest.  This was on a Friday afternoon and of all times he was scheduled to work on Saturday.  The first time having to work on the weekend in months.  Don't it always seem to happen this way?  Anyway after several attempts of getting someone who worked on a Saturday, the fun began.

These guys did their job, and then the poor Mister had to work all day on Sunday replacing pipes that were old and root infested.  BUT,,,,, all is well here at the home place once again. 
Yesterday being a holiday and Mr. P. had the day off from work, he started a project for me out in the shop.  Doesn't look like much right now, but I can't wait until it is finished and I can share it with all of you
Can you guess what it is going to be?  Wish he was on vacation so he could just get it done soon, but will take a while since he is working overtime. 
Well I am so glad you stopped by to visit.  Not a lot going on around here , never seems to be in the winter months. Please all of you stay warm and if you are having snow/ice please be careful if you have to get out and about. 
Until next time......


  1. Evening Angela, enjoyed your post over a cup of coffee this evening, nice to visit with you.Keep cozy,Francine.

  2. Oh my goodness you are one busy lady. I never do anything when I am riding but look and talk! Can you imagine that? It is supposed to snow here tomorrow, schools have already been called off. I hope it doesn't last long. Have a good week


  3. Believe it or not, I had one of those doughnuts this evening, smart aleckey son came here today telling me he bought fresh ones last night, but didn't bring me any :(.

    He did take Dad down there and give him one. Well I had my revenge, while they were gone, I went to the library and stopped off and stole one, mmm first one I have had in many months.

    While I was there I wlked or they walked me the 2 marauders, his 2 inside dogs, small ( 6 lbs)and medium (24 lbs), they drag me everywhere when I'm tied to their leashes. The big boy outside (Great Pyrenees / St Bernard mix) was petted, fed, and watered too. When he jumps on me, his paws go higher than my head.

    Thinking that doughnut might not have been worth all that.

    Your hubby building again? Maybe a sink or a faux fireplace?

    Sorry about the septic woes, oh boy!

    Loved your post, you busy bee, share your stitchin' when you get it done.

    Hope you get all my snow!!!!

  4. Hi Angela, I am always so excited when I see a new post from you. I love reading about you and Darbee Rae...I assume she is doing great since no mention of her. She is such a cutie! I thought about her this Christmas and wondered if she still called her girl elf Jingle Bella...I won the contest her mom had and my name was used. Anyway I love the dishcloths. My god mother used to make them before she got Alzheimers but sadly I have none left, if I ever find some I am going to buy one just to remind me of her...also they are good dishrags. Love your stitchery...please share others as you get them done!
    Be blessed,

  5. Hi Angela I am new at posting....love your blog......curious on the weavers cotton you're using for dish cloths would you share the gauge and source where you ourchased? I use sugar and cream but you get two cloths from one spool and it looks to be quite a lot from that cone? Thank you and I love love the packaging you're using will check out Pinterest for sure.......thank you


  6. I love your snowman tree! It's so wonderful to see you crafting. I need to get back at it too, after we move and I can unpack my craft stuff. Your dishcloths are pretty! I'd never want to dirty them up.

  7. sounds like a lot is going on around your place not all of it good same here. if you like cold you should have been here for the last week -20 -30 warmed yesterday to+19 NANCY IN VERY COLD NORTHERN WI

  8. Angela, I love your crochet dish cloths. The packaging is perfect. I am thinking they might be great for my garden club. I am going to pass it on. I barely crochet and wish to learn. As for the snow....I would love to send you some. My chickens won't come out in it. Snow is pretty though.

  9. Hello, I went by to say hello, since I've been disconnected from everything for a long time. As always I love your work. That I still think that they are not chapucillas, but great works. A kiss.