Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Last Saturday I went to urgent care with what we thought were flu symptons plus I had a finger that was red and a bit swollen. The doctor said my finger was an infection due to a hangnail. They gave me meds for the flue, shots for the pain and nausea and sent me home. By the time we got out of urgent care the pharmacy was closed so I wasn't able to get my antibiotic until the next morning.

Sunday when I woke my finger was even more swollen and hurting so Dale dosed me and went on to church.

Monday morning it was really hurting and I knew I had to go back to a doctor so we went and she gave me a shot and told me to soak it in warm epsom salt water and come back Wednesday, So today when I went in to see her she had done some research and feels that it is cat scratch fever, which makes much more sense than a hangnail. So I got another shot and have to watch not to break the water blisters on it and come back again Friday if it hasn't improved.

So, don't you think my finger is lovely? It is a pain, big time.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Let It Snow??

Well, we might as well go ahead and let is snow. We can't stop it. It is the time of year to start getting some. So.....

Tonight is Tuesday so it is "knit night" but since that starts at 6 and the snow is supposed to start at 6 I am not sure any of the girls will make it out or not. Time will tell. I have the pot of chili cooking so if they make it I can warm their tummies.

I hope some can make it as we are to decorate the shop this evening for our Grand Re-Opening this Friday. If they can't it will still get done, just not quite as much or as nice. I'll do my best.

Back to work for a bit. See ya later.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It is official....

I finally set an official opening date for the yarn shop.  It is going to be Black Friday, Nov. 29.  Granted I am not opening until 2 in the afternoon but that is the date.  Now I just have to hustle to get every little thing done that is not done so far. 
I work better under pressure. LOL.
There isn't really THAT much left to do but it is the little nicety that seem to take so much time to do them up just right.  I am sure I will still be working on the shop months after it is open but that is just me.  I want it to be just perfect, which can't really ever happen, but as close as I can get it. 
I need to take some pix and post them.  No one reads this but still I will do it.  I just can't seem to post from my phone.  If I could it would be no problem.  Hmm, let me give it one more try.
Maybe I'll be right back with a new post and pictures.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

We Are Open.......Well sort of

I unofficially opened the yarn shop last Monday.  Then Tuesday night some of our "Knit Night" gals came over to help me stock the shelves.  We did not get it all done.
I worked on it off and on this past week and it is still not done. 

We will be having Knit Night again Tuesday.  Hoping they will be willing to help out a bit more.  I have a problem in that I have more yarn that I have shelf space.  Going to have to put some in totes and bring it out later.

Still not advertising done.  Any ideas?

Soon as I figure out how to post from my phone I will put some pictures up on here so I can see them.  LOL

Til next time.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Here We Go Again.....

Guess it is time to post something on here. I am sure no one even checks it any more but here goes nothing.

My last post I told of my beloved Saint Bernard passing. Later that same year I lost my beloved mother-in-law (still too raw to talk about, I loved her dearly) and acquired her mini doxey, Hannah. Hannah is a long haired dapple dachshund and has blue around one of her eyes, hince her name, Hannah Banana Blue. She is a sweetie. I kid that I went from a 165 pound Saint to a 25 pound mini doxey. What a difference. It was a difference that I really needed.

Hannah is a real lover and is my constant companion when I am home. I never thought I would love a doxey, but I do. She is my girl. She and Coley both vie for the prime spot on me which is on my chest so they can tuck their head under my chin. Really helps with the knitting. Haha.

I am about to embark on a new venture. A friend of mine had a yarn shop but it was rather far out in the country so I am going to take over the running of it and move it here to my place which is only about 2 miles out in the country. I had planned to open this past Monday, the 21st, but that just did not happen so I am GOING to open next Monday the 28th even if I only have two skeins of yarn in it. I need to get over to her house and pick up the shelves and get the rest of the yarn. I am running out of time to get things done.

At the present time I will not be online with the shop, just a brick and mortar shop. I hope to get it online at some time. For now I am just trying to get it all done here and open.

I plan to have classes and lessons available here. Tuesday night will be "knit" night but would more properly be called fiber night as we have ladies who knit, crotchet, quilt, spin, weave, and felt. So if you do any kind of portable needle work you are welcome to come on out.

That is about it for now. Hope to post again soon.


Ta....Judy

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Good Bye, sweet Katie

January 23 my darling St. Bernard Katie left me. She was 12 years, 7 months, and 17 days old. That is a long life for a St. Bernard.
Katie had a good life with lots of love and attention. She was an almost constant companion of mine. When we went to look at the puppies SHE chose me and we were best buds from then on. We traveled together whenever we could. She went to North Carolina with us when we went to visit Dean. She went to Virginia with us when Dale was working there. She went to town with me tons of times. She was well known in several stores around town. When we opened the pet bakery she went to work with me until she started having mobility issues.
For the past several months her mobility was progressively getting worse. By the end her hindquarters did not work at all. I had made a sling to lift her so we could go outside to potty. It was hard to lift her sometimes but I continued to do it, with Dale's help sometimes.
She was a very special pet. I have a vertigo problem and when Kate still came upstairs to sleep I woke more than once to find her laying across me so I couldn't get up. When I would wake I would be very dizzy. Katie knew. She would also keep me from standing when she sinced a vertigo bout coming on.
Pets are much smarter than a lot of people give them credit for.
Monday when I got home from the nursing home Kate was whimpering. She was laying flat on her side in the family room. She had phlegm all aroud her head and front legs. I called my son to come in. I cleaned her up as much as I could and talkec to her. I called Dale at work and he headed right home. I noticed that Katie was bloated and called the vet. The vet said she thought Katie had a twisted stomach. Surgery was the only way to fix it. I could not put Kate through that at her age since the vet said she only had about a 25% chance. It nearly killed me but I had to let her go.
She is gone but will not be forgotten. She will always be my baby.
Thank you for 12 1/2 wonderful years, my sweet Kate. Mommy loves you.

Friday, October 14, 2011

SnowDrop,,,the final chapter

SnowDrop is finally done. I just need to block it and it will be ready to wear. I hope to get it blocked sometime tomorrow. Soon as I do I'll get pics and post them.