Friday, November 6, 2015

Good and bad mail day

Yesterday my mail was delivered and I retrieved it from my garage drop box. The postal person drives up to my garage and deposits the mail into the slot that fall int my mail box inside the garage. On the occasion that I receive a package, they are suppose to ring the bell . As I said there was mail in the box so I took it int. Later, Mr H was outside to toss trash and found a package on the ground.... mind you, we were both home all day and the bell never rang.
This was my package...my win from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sample Shoppe. They are  simply gorgeous...So many time I have put my name in the draw for her give always, and this is the first time I won. She has many of them so stop by and visit with her.We are having a very cool day today, but that is okay. The smell of the fire is still reaching us but not as bad as yesterday. I rested my hand yesterday so I think I will be looking for a project to work on. I do have one started and at the ready for when Mr H has his surgery and I will be spending time with him in hospital. We expect it to be for only 3 days, but as it happened the last time he was in a week. So I will be prepared! Now my friends, I shall go and do a bit of housework and then into the craft closet for a project. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. Most of all, thank you for your friendship....have  wonderful day.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Smelling fire....

It would seem the rain and winds of yesterday are gone today. Sunny and quite cool for us. There is a mulch fire burning North of me along the I-17 area and the smell of that fire is reaching us. I am not sure of the distance...but this fire is a difficult one to fight as there are no hydrants in the area so they must truck in the water...living in the rural/desert can be tough. Yesterday Mr H and I sat outside on the lanai playing Farkle...I don't know about sitting out there today. I rested my hand for a few days and finally finished my sock....
I really enjoyed knitting this last sock. Sorry I waited so long. I always loved knitting since I was a young girl. One of the reasons I do not knit much is that living here in Arizona I hardly wear socks or long slacks or even a sweater anymore. I am thinking of giving these as a Christmas gift...thinking, not sure. I really like the lace pattern. I  forgot to take out my life lines before taking the picture
 I would never knit any lace pattern without them. I might, I say I might check through the craft closet to see if there is any other knitting....might. Mr H has some pretty Marigolds in the yard...
I loved the way Katherine Hepburn said the name Marigold in The African Queen....I think of her every time I see one. These are the giant type. Usually we have the regular smaller kind. These are in a large tall pot outside my kitchen window....
so nice to look out and see this every morning. The smaller pot is also marigold in a lemon color. Well, dear friends that about is what has been doing around here. Some ice for my hand today and looking for the next project. I did stitch the logo for my EGA group, the Desert Threaders, that I  joined in May... just need to finish it and find the right holder for it. Glad you visited with me today and thank you for the kind words and your friendship...have a good day.