Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Signs of spring

This morning I saw and heard definite signs that spring is on the way. Before it was even light outside this morning I heard the peep frogs singing from our lake and then I heard the sounds of turkey gobbling in our woods. Once the sun came up I could see Robins hopping around the yard. And if that wasn't enough to make me think spring has sprung, then the delightful 60 degree temperatures at 6:00 a.m. confirmed it. I think deep down I am definitely ready for spring because I found myself making these beautiful pink flowers.
Happy Spring everyone!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Empty Nest Syndrome

This guest post from Werner Rogers Living in a large home is great when you have a large family. Every person has his or her space and everyone comes together in the family room for family discussions and activities like viewing movies or a night of board games. Some great memories can be created around the dining room table or breakfast table or even cooking together in the kitchen. But as children grow up and move on, that large house seems enormous and empty. The empty nest syndrome can really take hold. You begin to see things about your house that you did not notice before. And if alone in the home without your spouse, you begin to hear noises you never heard before, probably because the constant sound of laughter and chatter has ceased until the next holiday when the walls will, once again, bounce around the noises that you love so much. It is comforting to know that ADT Security Cameras has been a part of those years with the family, making us all feel protected and safe. It is a comforting peace of mind for us now in our quiet and empty house.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


It seems like winter wants to keep a cold grasp on us here in the midwest. It was really cold here last night and today's high was a meager 25 degrees with a really strong brutally cold wind. According to the weatherman it should just be here for the weekend. Hope that's true because I'm not liking this cold snap. I decided to break out my crochet hooks again and see what I remember. It's been about 15 years since I've crocheted anything. Things are starting to come back to me. I've managed to get 2 sets of dish cloths done and 1 of those listed. I'm thinking my next project will be a baby afghan. This gorgeous afghan, done by a fellow Etsian, Jadescloset, inspired me to get my crochet hooks out again.
This afghan reminds me of my grandmother's beautiful pieces. Maybe I should finish up some of my started projects first. I have had a hard time this winter sticking to a project. Seems like my mind is full of things I want to do and there just aren't enough hours in the day. Happy crafting!