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Quote of the day:
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. - Laurence J. Peter
with my morning coffee in hand about the last year I have many things that I have accomplished and that I am grateful for
Some small some larger….so let see if I can count the ways…..
I finally learned to loom knit..lol well not like Anne Bipes or Isela or Brenda Myers and can’t forget Greg from the loom dude but I am I think accomplished on making hats …made a baby blanket on the loom for my 5th grandchild ( I used to never finish anything I started so this was way good.). Then I started back in crocheting again…
Health wise I am grateful that this year was a good year only thyroid surgery and heart cath and stent behind me so I am so grateful for that.And my body not needing more is a good thing….lol
I have become more patient in many things of my everyday life. Accepting of the fact that I no longer can do things the way I used to and love it when I can. so I have accomplished the task of being more patient.. a good thing
No resolutions for the new year… I never keep them but I will try to learn more about crocheting also to really start learning different stitches in loom knitting… Live as healthy as possible…. And to support my husband in all his endeavors. Spend as much time enjoying my time with mom. and to continue to learn whatever I can about everything in life .
So with this my friends I leave you with A Happy New Year 2011 may all your dreams and wishes come true…..
Einen Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr wuensche ich meinen deutschen freunden
Hugs from Still South Texas.,,Birgit
Wishing all my visitors and readers a wonderful and Merry Christmas
Santa was good with a kindle, a cover and reading light for it….Of course cookies where left as was milk which he loved of course..
Kids and grands loved the hats and scarfs and little christmas decorations I sent them and have ordered more in their fave colors…
Sauerbraten, rotkraut are ready potato balls ( kartoffel kloesse) I still need to make.
Cheesecake is done
the girls yesterday
my other 3 grands
XOXOXO Hugs from South Texas to all
Alles ist gebacken auser dem kaesekuchen hoffe das mein mann ein paar plaetzchen fuer den weihnachtsman laesst.
Weihnachtspackete sind schon angekommen bei den kindern und enkel habe schon wuensche fuer weitere muetzen und schaals bekommen in ihren lieblings farben,,,lol
So Santa can come now, Der weihnachtsmann kann kommen,,,,,,,,,,
Wishing my friends in blog land a wonderful , peaceful,joyous and Merry Christmas.
Hugs from a non winter –non Christmas weather South Texas…Birgit
Reading some of the posts in my fave blogs I have been thinking what am I thankful for this year… and came up with these
1. I am around another year. That’s saying a lot ask my docs.
2. Fairly good Health so to speak right now
3. Mom is improving
4. A fairly new grand daughter that’s healthy
5. A beautiful family and loving family
6. My Husband for being my rock in all my sicknesses ( is that a word) making me laugh when I am crying, for being my friend and listening to me, for loving me whole heartedly and thinking of me always
for being my other half in every sense of the word. I love you.
my 2 dogs that are my husbands but follow me when I just move, for my 4 cats that always make me smile even when I am sad.
For finding out that I can do crafts, as in crocheting and loom knitting even though I always thought I couldn’t.
For my blgging friends, thanks for reading me once in a while and hopefully enjoying my ramblings.
For all the things the good lord has blessed me with.
Thanks you all……….Hugs from a chilled 36 degree’s South Texas ( just for you Cindy)
fuer alle meine deutschen leser und leserinen
wuensche ich einen schoenen Nikolaus tag. Und viele gute sachen im stiefel.
for all my german followers and readers wishing all a merry Saint Nikolaus day and many goodies in their boots.
Hugs from South Texas
my blogging buddy Doris who does wonderful crochet work is having a December Giveaway.. Go check it out…
Hugs from South Texas. Birgit
My lovely daughter emailed me a pic of our baby Allison this morning all bundled up..
Isn’t she just the cutest??? looks just like her Daddy here…..
and of course as I know from Cindy http://thebeeladyfromhilltopfarm.blogspot.com/2010/12/let-it-snowlet-it-snowlet-it-snow.html
indiana at least parts of it has snow.. and Katie just had to send me a pic of her snow…
for now Hugs from South Texas….Birgit
Wow can you believe how fast this year has gone by?? I sure can’t. It really is true when meandering through life that the older you get the faster time goes by. When your young you wish you where older those magic numbers of 16 so you can get a learners permit then 18 because then you’re an adult or 21 cause your really an adult then. then with 30 you start making faces already as in AARRRGGGHHH my 30th birthday and so on., I have to say none of the mile marker years have ever affected me that way. I enjoy life as much as I can and live each moment to the fullest.
Whether its being out and about doing things or only being able to sit in a chair and crochet or loom knit.
Enough of the age thing already.
wanted to share how I make the candy canes
This is the little spool knitter from KK I tried stripes but as small as it is ( skinny I mean) it would be really hard to sew up all those strings from the white and red so I decided to mix red and white , use it as 1 string so I have variegated yarn
really easy to make. I think kids would really get a kick out of making these.
just thought I would share
Hugs from a cool 29 * but sunny South Texas
First off been lazing around chitchatting with mom. Thank heaven she is doing better, Not totally recuperated still using a walker but better.
Second I have been trying my hand at making some christmas ornaments,,
Due to 4 cats and 2 dogs my christmas tree this year has all unbreakable ornaments. I learned last year not to put glass ornaments on it.
when christmas was over my tree was bare the bottom half and full the top half..LOL
Weather here has been heat one minute and A/C the next.. no heat today at all only A/C.. I know some peeps are digging out from loads of snow and me I have the A/C running.
Please go visit my blog friend Bev at One yarn after another. she needs some loving on., Found out today she has Diabetes and she is going to need some support. I know been one for almost 24 years. It’s a hard disease to live with and to get used to… so show her some love guys and gals… I have been busy reading blogs and looking at all the wonderful things out there.. Not enough time to do it all…… wish I could….lol
for tonite signing off
Hugs from South Texas….Birgit
Well most I guess have gone shopping today.Not me.. gifts will be all handmade this year. potholders working on my last set of the 4 that I am making right now.
This is a blue variegated to a purple color.
simple single crochet with chains and single crochet around the outside.
still have to sew up the yarn ending..lol
picture is bad here but you can see the colors.
the 3rd one is a red variegated and the 4th and final one to finish is another blue one with purple.
the scarf is done to a hat I have done.
going to hop back to the living room and crochet a little more…
hugs and Happy Shopping.From South Texas signing off for now
Wishing all my blog friends near and far a Happy Thanksgiving,.
I am thankful for
our continued recovery especially Mom’s
our kids thanks William and Katie for being you
our grandkids , all so lovely
Our Service men and women who serve and protect our Country may God Bless them and bring them home to their families real soon, and their families who go without their loved ones
Thank you All for what you do.
Our Police Officers who keep us save and protect us here at home… Thank you Robert..
Our firefighters who go out in all kinds of weather to rescue, fight fires and all the other stuff they do.. Thank you William
May God in his infinite wisdom guide us and show us his Love and Mercy
Love to all
Hugs from South Texas
I have been MIA…lol. Well loads going on in RL. My mom was in the hospital again this time 2 weeks for pneumonia. Just got her home to my house friday. So its been hectic. I am still working on Christmas gifts. Got 2 sets of potholders done for my daughter and DIL. then looked at some christmas ornaments at Brenda’s http://loomlady.blogspot.com/
to also do some ornaments for everyone. Still crocheting some scarfs to go with some hats I made. For some reason I don’t like making scarfs. Not sure why. They seem to take forever I think anyhow. so working on 2 different ones not so I get bored.
Other than that
our little cutie sleeps about 3 hours before getting hungry so that’s not too bad.. Abby is still waking her up during the day to play with her and hold her…lol
so for now just in case I don’t get a chance to say it later this week
Have a Happy Thanksgiving Everyone…
Hugs from South Texas
Some of you may know that I am expecting my 5th grand child… well Katie is ready for this little one to be borne. Per MD visit yesterday if she has not gone into labor by thursday nite He will admit her friday morning Nov the 5th and induce her. We are all so excited………Ultrasound says another little girl so Robert will have 2 little princesses on his hands……lol
As you know I love loom knitting but creative juices wheren’t flowing so had lunch with a dear friend last week at Macaroni Grill. Its our Stamm Lokal….Lol for any Germans they know what it means but in English would be like favorite place to meet and eat..
Anyhow after our lunch we went to Michaels for some halloween ideas since she hs little grand baby’s and she wanted some fun stuff for them play with and also so they could decorate at her house.
Of course no visit to any crafting store is complete without checking out the yarn they offer. She seen this lovely yarn called fresh lilac ombre from loops&threads Worsted weight and bought me 4 skeins while I wasn’t looking. When she gave it to me walking to the cars she told me that this was for me to make me something instead of the grand kids or kids……..lol
So see below
you can’t really tell the colors here and no clue what the line is upper right corner or those 2 round yellowish circles musta been a camera issue….
it has lovely shades of lilac and greens so I found a simple pattern since I have not done any crocheting since I don’t know when and 5 rows are almost complete.
Just love it and I must say it crochets up wonderful and no knots or anything in it..
so lets see how this comes along…
it’s a chilli 61 degrees here in south texas, cloudy and overcast. Had some nasty storms go through last nite but it feels so wonderful outside fresh and clean….
Hope you all have a wonderful week..
Hugs from South Texas
Its been a wild and crazy last 3 weeks but I think things are starting to settle down now a bit….
I sure hope so thought I was meeting myself coming and going. My cats looked at me like I was a stranger visiting instead of their mommy.
The dogs where so Oh There you are finally decided to come home HUH?. I am telling you. Poor hubby lived on sandwiches and the odds and ends he fixed himself .
But mom is doing better now So its becoming easier on me.
I did have a lovely breakfast meeting with some nice german ladies on this past Friday at Nicoles house. Thank you Nicole for the lovely breakfast and good company.
this is a lovely yellow rose bush outside moms apartment . the last of the blooms just this past week now.
We meaning me also got the package sent out for my daughter Katie who is expecting November 5th…
Mom also crotchet her some things and these are the pics of moms stuff.
these are mine all knitted on authentic knitting board and knifty knitters
I actually made 2 hats one with the small blue KK and one with the red one….
my first booty try too….lol
ok that’s it for today,.. Trying to keep up with my favorite blogs … Some days it works others its oh well………….
hugs for today from South Texas
With all these hospital visits and spending time there with mom while she was sleeping I did loads of loom knitting
a red hat
a smaller blue variegated hat
both with curled up edges I kind of like these.
oh and still have to take a ic of the scarf I am making that will be Abby’s blanket I did work on it too. Will try and remember and post it tomorrow…..
ok that’s it for me today
hugs to all
So after all that happened monday with mom I did not check the mail that day so imagine my surprise when I checked it tuesday and found this lovely in the mail .
here another pic
the lovely Mandala came in the mail. This will stay on my table for now because I do love the colors so and it makes it so cheerful in the kitchen. Thank you again Pammy Sue and I do apologize for not posting any pictures earlier.
Es hat einen Ehrenplatz.. German for it has a special place right here.
Hugs and a wonderful weekend to all my friends
it really has been so let me start at the beginning and please forgive me if I tell you personal stuff.
It started Monday morning with mom calling me shortly after 5 am telling me she is having chest pain and is calling an ambulance.I got to her apartment ( she lives only like 8 minutes from me) in time to have her loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital 2 minutes from where she lives. I swear it took longer for them to load her than it took to drive there.LOL
Well Er of course did all kinds of tests and said nothing showing right now but they will keep checking cardiac enzymes and admit her for 23 hour Observation. Ouch,, pretty much all day back and forth to the hospital for me.
Tuesday cardiologist came in and said yes she did have a heart attack and yes she needs heart catherization. So tuesday late afternoon they do a heart cahterization and place 2 stents in a 95% blockage. I left after she got out of the cath lab just before they took her to her room. Wednesday morning I get there and her right arm which they used as access is all swollen and almost black
a ultrasound Thursday showed a small aneurism in her anticubital ( the bend of the elbow) where blood is seeping into the tissue of her arm. OUCH big time. Poor mom I have never seen her in so much pain. So yesterday all day at the hospital because they scheduled her for surgery but weren’t sure what time it would be. I got home last nite at 8 pm. Man am I sore I am telling you. Hospital chairs are not conducive to comfortable sitting. But I have spoken to her this morning already and she sounds like my old mom now, Thank Heaven. No more morphine for pain since yesterday before the surgery.
she is doing well she said the pain is minimal compared to what it was and hopefully she gets to come home in the next 2 days or so.
so that’s how my week started out……
will post my other news in a few