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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sharing a new find

Actually, I didn't "find" it. I was told about it. It's called FreeCycle. It's a place where you can offer and/or receive things. You join the group/groups in your area and offer things in good/working condition, that you no longer need; and ask for things you need/want. I just joined and posted my need for a washing machine. My twenty-year old Maytag washer broker in November, right before Thanksgiving. I've been schlepping to the laundromat weekly and when I can't get to the mat, I've had to wash by hand. Not fun at all. So, I posted my need for a washer. I'm praying God will grant me favor and I will be blessed with a free washer. I'm not particular about the brand as long as it works. Funds have gotten so much tighter since my oldest son is not working and I just can't seem to save anything.

I've been checking Craigslist, and found a few for sale, but none for free.

Anywhoser, http://www.freecycle.org. Check it out.

Till next time. Stay Blessed and happy.

VEM

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Venting...

*sigh*

Why do I allow myself to get drawn into conversations where I know I'll wind up frustrated, pissed off, and wanting to go home and kick the dog?!? Yeah. That's where I found myself at 4:30 on Tuesday afternoon. All because of a man. A man whom I have washed my hands of...about twenty times already.

I can go for weeks on end without uttering a single word to him and in one afternoon he pulls me into what starts out to be an innocent discussion and before I know it, I'm ready to strangle him and completely pissed off with myself for falling for the okie-doke.

Ugh!

Why do people have to play games? Why do they tip-toe around their feelings instead of just saying what's on their mind? Why can't they just be honest? And where, oh where is my King? The one man who I can share my thoughts and feelings? The one I can talk to about anything? Be myself with? And he can do the same with me? WHERE IS HE ALREADY?????

Oh, that's right. He's buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Bummer.

That's it for now. Stay Blessed and happy. And I'll try to do the same.

VEM

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

They grow up so fast

My second son is graduating from High School this June. He attended his senior prom last week. *sigh*




I made this corsage for his date.

My oldest on the leff (looking like a thug - *smh*); and my second born.











Two down, one to go. But I have another six years before he graduates from school.

*sigh* Where does the time go?

That's it for now. Stay Blessed and happy.

VEM

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Crocheted Purse

I got up Saturday morning and did my house cleaning, as usual. Around noon, I took a break, had a bite to eat, and by three, I was finished making this purse.


This was a super easy pattern to follow and lickety-split quick to complete. I had made the flowers that are attached, to be used as pins, but I liked them so much and they were big and pretty, so I attached them to the purse. I don't know if you can make out the little bronze squares at the top, but I plunked them off of an old blouse I was trashing. I don't know about you, but I recycle buttons, and odds and ends off of clothes, after they've been worn out and no longer usable. Whenever I need to embellish a purse, or scarf or whatever, I reach in my handy-dandy bag and generally find something I can use.

I made mine a litte different from the pattern, which can be found here:
Clustered Tote Bag, in that, I did 2 rows black, 3 rows white, 5 rows brown, 3 rows white, and finished with 1 row black before I started the double crochet row. I also made a lining for mine.

I love this pattern. I think I might make another on in all black and get a funky color for the lining and maybe add a zipper. I'm such a bag lady! I love purses and totes and clutches and wristlets and shoulder bags and... well, you get the picture. LOL

That's it for now. Stay Blessed and happy.

VEM