26 February 2017

Working on so many things....

I have to empty out my email...it has become overwhelming. I know that many of the patterns are starting to be duplicates, and I can just delete without really looking through them all, but there are new ones, once and awhile.

I have to finish 2 blankets, so I can move onto another blanket. I need to finish socks, for my nephew, love that kid. I need to finish hats. My friend and I decided that we wanted to make hats and scarves (and buy gloves or mittens for cheap) and hang them on a tree where kids are who might need them and let them take them off and enjoy them. I think that would be something that would help benefit the area. I know some kids get to the stage of not wearing because it isn't cold, but when it is cold, you really need these things. It would fun to have them out and available.

Friday, we were told a horrendous storm was going to move through and it got a little colder than it has been. The storm happened and it has been windy, but overall the storm was not that bad. I worked on the laundry all Thursday night and Friday day. It is a never ending cycle. I can remember when it was just my husband and I, I would do the laundry on Sunday while he slept. I would get it all finished and put away. It was easier. Now that we have children and so many pets (aka fur babies) I do laundry almost daily. If I don't do it, it is more than usual and takes longer into the night.

I am also hunting for fun history things for my kids to research. I found 83 already and I want to find so many more. I think they will have a blast with these. I am also thinking that I may want to research things that are mysteries in science (or were....they have to use research to learn about it).

Country Charm
Hearts Afghan
Dhurrie Inspired Throw
Gerber Daisy Aghan
Peruvian Afghan
Bars and Stripes
Northern Motif Afghan
Bold and Bright Lapghan
Colorful Knit Throw

Cozy Cables Blanket

Rainbow Happy Bag

Boot Cuffs:
Brooklyn Boot Cuffs
Celtic Passion Boot Cuffs

Coral Crocodile Cowl
Ocean Air Scarf
Pattern Island Lace

Stadium Mitts
Frozen Mittens

Scrap Buster Hat
Anna Hat
Four Winds Hat
First Knit Hat
Basketweave Sparkle
Nice and Easy
Audrey Hat
Rainbow Stripe Beanie
Sandoval Hat
Arctic Sunset Cable Hat
Grammy's Hat
Braided Beanie
Comfy Cozy Hat
Rick Rack Braided Hat
Cable Crush Winter Hat

Draft Dodger
Crochet Organizer for Chairs

Ripple Potholder
Not Your Mum's Hotpad
Milk and Cookies Hotpad
Let's Get Cooking Hotpad
Old Fashioned Hotpad
Coffee Hotpad

After the Storm Shawlette
Easy Lace Triangle
Lavender Blooms Shawl
Sun Shawl

Notched Hem Top
Feather and Fan Ribbed Tee
Enchanted Knit Top

25 February 2017

23 February 2017

Histories Mysteries

Trying to get my kids excited over things has been a challenge, but they love NCIS, CSI, etc. So one day I was looking around on FB (when bored I read FB articles) and I came across this idea. So I began to research the idea and there are so many different mysteries that can be searched and read about. So I started creating a card for each of the different mysteries and will let them choose a mystery to research and see where this will lead.

Links for some:
History Mysteries
10 Unsolved Mysteries
9 Strange Unsolved Mysteries
25 Mysteries
10 WWII Mysteries
10 Strangest from WWII
More WWII Mysteries
15 WWII Mysteries

The ones that I have put onto cards for the girls to choose from (in a hat, way over their heads so there is no cheating for a "better" card).

1. Bermuda Triangle
2. Where is Atlantis?
3. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
4. Fate of the Arc of the Covenant
5. Jesus' Resurrection
6. Copper Scroll Treasure
7. The Fire in the Coal Mine
8. Oak Island Money Pit
9. RFK Assassination
10. JFK Assassination/Babushka Woman
11. Cleopatra's Tomb
12. Did a Romanov Survive?
13. Where is Jimmy Hoffa?
14. Escape of Napoleon
15. Death of Napoleon
16. Lindburgh Baby
17. Amelia Earhart
18. Spontaneous Combustion
19. Vile Vortices
20. Taos Hum
21. Sailing Stones
22. Culpeper Ring
23. Lincoln Assassination
24. Jack the Ripper (this is the most popular with the girls)
25. Lost Colony of Roanoke
26. Bimini Road
27. Voynich Manuscript
28. Shroud of Turin
29. Lizzie Borden and Parent's Murderer
30. John Dillinger
31. Easter Island
32. Agatha Christie's Disappearance
33. King Arthur
34. Robin Hood
35. The Antikythera Mechanism
36. Loch Ness Monster
37. The Mary Celeste
38. Zodiac Killer
39. DB Cooper
40. Black Dahlia
41. Death of Mozart
42. Female Pope?
43. Mad King Ludwig
44. Highest Value Art Heist
45. Meriwether Lewis
46. Archimedes Death Ray
47. Escape Alcatraz
48. Noah's Ark
49. Tower Princes
50. Big Foot/Chupacabra, et al
51. What happened to the Blutfahne? (famous Nazi Flag)
52. Death of Subhas Chandra Bose
53. 17 British Soldiers in Auschwitz
54. Ness Gun Battery Mystery Artist
55. Hitler's Missing Globe
56. Raoul Wallenberg
57. Heinrich Mueller
58. Who Betrayed Jean Moulin?
59. Who Betrayed Anne Frank (Frank Family)?
60. Who was the Dead Body in Operation Mincemeat?
61. Foo Fighters
62. Disappearance of Flight 19.
63. Empty Plane after Pearl Harbor
64. Russian Amber Room....theft?
65. Rommel's Hidden Treasure
66. German U Boat U530
67. Herschel Grynszpan
68. Glenn Miller
69. Battle of Los Angeles
70. Die Glocke, Nazi Bell
71. Nazi Ghost Train
72. Ghost Planes of WWII
73. Trail of Tears
74. General Custer
75. Stonewall Jackson Death
76. Lost Confederate Gold
77. General Grant's Photograph (Gen Grant at City Point)
78. Mystery Photos (Civil War)
79. Ghosts of Kolb Farm
80. Army Itch (Civil War)
81. Fort Monroe (Civil War)
82. Disappearance of the USS Keystone State
83. Glowing Soldiers (Civil War)

I will continue to add to this list, as I find this fun and interesting. I think the girls will love it, too.
I may have to look up some things like for science, too.

21 February 2017

Krohn Spring Show

My family and I love the Krohn Conservatory. They change their show and have different things for different times. Right now they are showing the Spring Flowers and they are showing the "Bayou." We went this weekend figuring that since the weather was so nice we could go and it wouldn't be too crowded and it was as expected, a little crowd, but not a huge one.

It smelled so good in the special show room. They had Mardi Gras beads in the trees and masks and other things that they think typifies New Orleans.

If you get a chance and want to see a gorgeous show (that ends in March), I would get to the Krohn soon.

20 February 2017

Pretty Kitties and a Dog

He is such a pretty kitty. He is hunting a lady bug. It has been so warm here that bugs are out and about and coming into the house at rare moments. 

This is my lone female kitty. She is pretty much mine and allows others to pet her at her pleasure. 

I gave the kitties a little baked chicken one night. This was how I caught the lone female. So the others had to get into the act. 

She loves her baked chicken. 

Like I said he is a pretty kitty. 

She is a furniture hound. She loves to lay on the furniture. 

He loves living with us and has started curling up into tight balls with his head tucked under. 

My sister-in-law got into the act of rescuing a kitty. She is also a very pretty kitty. 

My girls like to put her on top of her scratching post. 

He loves to be cuddled into blankets. He is very much a confident kitty since he has been with us. 

She makes some of the funniest faces and noises (when she sleeps). She talks to me when she wants to go out. 

He is a little trouble maker. 

She likes to be rubbed on all the time and will head butt for more attention. 

Look at that huge smile. It never goes away. 

They are getting along better. There are still moments where they will scare each other, but they are doing so much better. 

She will often stick out her tongue. 

He loves the doll, it helps that it is filled with kitty nip. 

Another cat toy created for the kitties. He loves it (yep, this is a he). 

Love how she curls on the couch. 

The three boys (yep, that black one is a boy). 

If you want a pet, always consider rescuing one, as they are the most loving and accepting and happy pets to own. I won't ever regret any of my rescues.