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Strawberries and Sweaters and Slugs, OH NO

First Strawberry

I promised some picture of my wonderfully, successful strawberry adventures in the SuperGarden. I took these on Thursday. My pride and excitement at not one, but TWO 020 nearly ripe berries made me giddy.

The next morning I went out to discover the reddest, ripest of strawberries had a chunk missing out of it!! I was devastated (do I take this garden stuff too seriously you think?). I thought perhaps it was a bug…I went out in search of organic bug spray yesterday and coated my poor babies.

Flash forward to this morning…the other nearly ripe strawberry had a CHUNK missing. My friend Google immediately located similar pictures online and the suspected culprits? SLUGS. Eww. Or snails. I have seen neither, but guess where I am going now? That is right, to buy some organic slug/snail stuff (that is so a technical term). I must save the 022strawberries!!!

I ‘ve been home from work the past two days, hanging out with my niece and sister-in-law. They came from AZ to stay with us so Nannygoat could work her photographic magic with a senior picture session. My niece is an identical twin to Bear. It is amazing how much cousins can look alike. Please go check out the beautiful pictures Nannygoat took HERE.

Now you are probably wondering about the sweater part of the title? Well, if I can’t kill the slugs I was thinking of crocheting them little sweaters for our cool, damp mornings….

Kidding. I am making a super cute little sweater for Big Blue! I am nearly half way through, you can click this link and see my progress (and the pattern picture). I am thinking it may be completed before Easter, so I will post the pretty girl in her new sweater soon!! Also if you are on Ravelry, look me up –  crochetvixen.

Up tomorrow on the blog: SuperGarden fencing and planting!! Easter crafting!! Anything else I think of!!

This post linked up to the Homestead Barn Hop #104 Barn-Hop



I had a couple crummy weeks, so I am gonna giveaway something

Ha, ha horrendous title, right? Well, I got nothing good to share. I have rants, vents, grumbles, issues and help to seek; but that shall wait. Today sucked. I am going to spend the evening trying to drown my troubles. How about some COOKIES?

(excuse the terrible segue)

Let’s have a cookie recipe swap. You tell me your favorite cookie recipe (we’ll pretend it’s still the holidays, how about that?) and when you share you will earn an entry to earn a “Happy Holiday Treats” prize pack that includes a package of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, a GladWare sample pack and a $25 Safeway gift card (also valid at Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s).

So let’s swap cookies and forget the world (and how time seems to disappear like mist in a sand storm lately)! It’s a quickie contest: winner will be chosen by random drawing on Wednesday January 26th midnight PST. For additional entries tweet about this giveaway “You can make your week better…with cookies and $$$. Enter to win a prize pack including $25 GC at” and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet. Or follow my blog on Facebook and leave a separate comment saying that you did so.

Note: the coupon, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me from Safeway, Betty Crocker, and Glad through MyBlogSpark. All crabbiness is PURELY mine

And the winner is MARI! Congratulations!

WW ~ Easter Egg Hunt In Dresses By Grama (me!)


Independence Day

To all my friends in the US: Happy Fourth of July!

One of my online friends (Lesley) is expecting a baby soon and I am closely watching Twitter to see if Thundercats are goOOOOO. Not sure if this has been delivered to her yet (if it hasn’t yet Lesley turn your head), but I made this for her little Finn-to-be:


Wordless Wednesday-I Made a Lovely Hat (ignore the grey hair and the wrinkles on my nose, do it, I say so)

Moved To The Top – You Can Win Something People

Wordless Wednesday Just Below.

(Edited: I am moving this to the top, because I need a third winner AND no one answered my questions!!!)

I have a question for you my adorable internettys with vast and varied knowledge. As mentioned on my last TT, I am not sleeping well. Part of it is stress and a large part of it is the goshawful mattress that I have. But I am not sure that the pain that keeps me awake is just the durned ol’ mattress. I have always had some problems with my back. I have mild scoliosis and every few years my back just goes kaput. Lately I have added some kind of severe hip pain to the mix also.

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In case I get distracted

Things are heating up over here regarding the impending arrival of JumpingBean. Induction is scheduled for the 23rd, but I don’t believe she will wait that long. There are stress tests scheduled twice a week and the first one was Saturday. Jumpingbean was fine, but Nannygoat seems to be having some contractions. And last night the lovely mom-to-be lost her, well umm, this….. well, the….plug. We are not going go into detail because…well just because. And today? Well, today there are still contractions, but most amazingly Nannygoat is cleaning house. She hasn’t moved in the last 6 weeks except to eat and dispose of waste, so I am guessing this is that “last minute surge” of energy.

Thus, there is a chance I might get distracted from here in the next little while and because I might start crocheting baby things…I wanted to show you all I didn’t renege on my promise to get some squares done. I got these five done and with the six I already sent, well that only leaves 129 more to go.*sigh*

Go see Shelly and read all the updates and see if you can’t help out. Posting, crocheting, just passing the word helps!


Click here for more information on how you can make some little kid feel special:


We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program

Hey Ya’ll! (I am talking in my fake Texan accent because I was just at Shelly’s site and I do that when I hear people talk with an accent). I am here to bug everyone about the Share A Square Program!

I am committed to making 140 squares, now I admit I have only done 6 so far, so today I am going to get going on some more. But Shelly needs your help too! She needs more squares from other people so each child will feel the live of more than 40 different people. I know it’s the end of summer and everyone is tired and busy, but please, please, please take a moment and whip up a few squares and mail them to Shelly. Her mailbox was empty yesterday!

If you can’t crochet, post a button or a note and let the world know about this fabulous idea! Tell your friends and family (maybe someone knows how to crochet and you don’t even know it!). Help us show those kids all the love in the world.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled program (after you make a few squares and mail them to Shelly).

***Updated: Marlee is kind and caring enough to send some yarn, with notecards from herself and Noodle. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts. Anyone else want to help, shoot me or Shelly a note!***


How To Bore The Internet To Death

Oh, wait…the internet isn’t here. Its out reading Harry Potter. Good. So you won’t notice my boring, homemaker status this weekend. Here are two more squares for Share A Square.

Please go and see if you can help. We want those kids to feel the love from 40 different people on each afghan! If you can’t crochet, I will teach you (its better if y’all come visit in person for your lessons) or you can post the buttons and spread the word!!!!! Do it, it is what Harry would want. Go on!


You can’t deny it…

I have seriously beautiful children and grandchild, just gaze upon my lovely Bear and LadyBug, she loves for Auntie Bear to SWING!

and now that I have blinded you with the beauties that are my blessings and miracles. I am going to remind you about Share A Square

Get on over there and join us. Kids make the world go round, so let’s all get together and make these kids feels special. If you can’t crochet, put up a button or two to help spread the word.

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