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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Final Garden Update this month.. Tomatoes..

I didnt get on yesterday.. Had alot to do, and my friend, Ruth asked me too meet her for lunch.. nice to get out.. smile.. we went to Denny's and I cheated big time.. hey.. not like I do that much.  Anyways, I got most of everything done that I wanted to do yesterday..

Sneaker slippers: I got one done completely (except for the tie) and one almost done, doing the sides.  I should finish that today and start the next pair, these in pink and white. I hope to have completed pictures tomorrow..

As for my tomatoes, they are going like crazy.. all of them have a ton, and we all have been enjoying them both in salads, just eating, and of course, fried green tomatoes.. I dont know if you ever had them, they are a southern dish, and my boyfriend and I make them totally different.. I make them Italian style.. dipped in eggs and then in seasoned bread crumbs. He makes them dipped only in seasoned flour. Like them both ways..

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Garden Update - Eggplant and Peppers

I know I told you I would have pictures of the slippers.. but didnt get around to taking them yet.. I am almost finished with the first one.. figured I would wait until I finished it.. so for today I am going to show you pictures of my garden.. this time my eggplant and peppers..
My eggplants are about this big all over.. I have about a dozen now.. looks like I will be passing alot of them on.. lol.. I love eggplant.. breaded and fried.. eat it plain, in sandwiches, and of course eggplant parmesan.. Often we will fry these up with zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes and use it as a topping for spaghetti.. mmmmm.. 

Now my peppers are another story.. this year I just am not getting the peppers I usually get.. dont know why.. different plants? By now, my pepper plants should be loaded with peppers.. and they arent.. I have a few.. and not even alot of flowers.. I may actually have to buy peppers this year. sigh.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Update on My Garden - Acorn Squash and Cucumbers

Well.. I finally figured out what kind of squash this one was..obviously an acorn.. never grew these before in buckets.. so it is an experience.. even one is good.. since I didnt pay for the seeds.. grin..
 These are pictures of my two buckets of cucumber plants.. as you can see they are growing nicely.. a ton of flowers.. so hoping to see some cucumbers in the next couple of weeks.. I just let them grow along the chainlink fence every year.. and it seems to be a good spot, cos I get a ton of them.. would love to make cucumber pickles.. but cant eat the salt.. sigh.. any other ideas on what you can use cucumbers for??

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Zebra Slippers are Finished!!

Actually I finished them yesterday, but had a headache and just chilled and read a book all evening.. did a lot of stuff the last couple of days.. major house work.. gardening.. stuff like that..

Monday we had NO water.. major water break on our street.. sigh.. so had to hit the store and get 10 gallons of water to water the garden and have water for us and the pets.. still using bottled water as our water when turned back on.. came out reddish yellowish in color.. ugh..

Yesterday, our dog had his yearly visit with the vet.. they had to do a lot of tests on him as he was having problems.. he may have Diabetes Insipidus.. His blood and urine tests came out normal.. except for fact his urine wasnt concentrated.. sigh.. only I would end up with a dog with DI.

Anyways.. here are the completed slippers.. if you want to order them (these are made to order.. nor ready to order).. the prices are $8 for infant, $9 - $10 for Toddler to child, $11 - $12 for teens to adults.. Hope you like them.. I thought they came cute..

Side View
Front view

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cooled Off.. Thankfully..
It was just so hot, I couldnt even think anymore.. not even crochet.. but finally we got hit by a nice thunderstorm on Saturday.. and boy what a difference!! it is alot cooler.. and the humidity is gone down.. I now feel human again.. lol..

Anyways.. I didnt work on the slippers.. was just too hot.. and too sick from it all.. and had alot to catch up online.. got all my ads up on Ebay.. and worked to put some items up in Buy Sell Community.. once I got done with that.. hit the sack and read.. and slept wonderfully.. sure needed that.. Today,I sure will be crocheting today.. anyways.. didnt have any neat pictures to put up.. so found this cute picture.. she has alot of cute clipart.. smile.. if you want to see her stuff.. click on the zebra picture..

Friday, July 19, 2013

Is It Hot Enough For YOU??

Well.. it is HOT here.. at least the humidity went down slightly.. very uncomfortable..and lousy on my asthma.. they keep promising us but it hasnt come yet.. really hope it comes soon!!

Last night I finished off the body of the zebra slippers and started the heads of the zebras to attach.. probably wont get a chance to add pictures until around Sunday.. cos I have alot to do tomorrow..

Thursday, July 18, 2013

What are these? (Gardening Update)

Well.. I planted some seeds that I thought were summer squash.. then I thought they were cucumbers.. but dont think they are either.. any ideas.. and they both dont look alike either.. sigh.. more pictures on this later, cos they have flowers now.. 

This is the plant on the right.. any ideas? Love unknown plants.. Grin..

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Listia - New Towel Set and Update by Me..

I put a number of towels up on Listia to clear them out.. and they did very well there..  Here is a picture of the latest set.. this one is white.. with a white topper, edged in black with a black button.. as she requested..

This was a quick picture as I wanted to get it out in the mail today.. but it is clear enough for everyone to see..

We have been having a real heat wave here.. maybe for the Southerns, this doesnt sound bad.. but we are not quite used to this weather.. our temperatures have been in the high 80's to low 92's with humidity over 75% (most days it has been in the 90's).. this makes it very uncomfortable for me with Asthma and Fibro.. sigh.. and worse.. my hearing is lousy cos my hearing aid cant handle the humidity.. I feel like I am listening to Rice Krispies.. sigh.. so much crackling and popping... I just take it off.. lol.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Update on my newest items..

Boy, is it hot!! Very uncomfortable.. so glad we got air conditioning.. smile.. anyways.. I wanted you to see the slippers I am making.. I have the body of one done.. and working on the body of the other.. then I will start the zebra heads to put on.. smile.. I have made alot of these slippers.. but this is the first for a zebra (or horse) design..

I am also currently working on a towel - topped with a crochet topper.. just like the ones I had on Listia early last week.. this one has a L on it instead.. I should have pictures of this in the next day or so.. I wont be here tomorrow.. as I have alot of running around to do.. so you will see me again on Wed..

Sunday, July 14, 2013

July Garden Update 3

This time I am updating my peppers.. most of my peppers have flowers.. some have a bunch of little peppers now.. a couple of peppers are big enough to use if I need cut peppers for frying or in salads.. none big enough yet to stuff.. but it is only early July.. so I cant complain!!

Tomorrow I will update you on what I am doing online.. and my crochet, because today I start a streak of working on putting sales up on Ebay.. got free ads.. (YAY!!)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

July Garden Update 2

This time I am going to list my tomatoes.. I already have started picking some.. got my first 2 the other day.. that really made me happy.. nice in my salad.. as you can see.. they are getting bushy.. so gonna work on removing their lower leaves.. heard it is suppose to help the plant and prevent disease. Below the pictures I have added some links..

Friday, July 12, 2013

My Garden - July Update 1

Well.. thought I should update everyone on my garden.. this time I am going to start with my Summer Squash and Eggplant.. the first one is yellow squash.. that came from seeds.. the other two are zucchini.. I got those as plants from KMart.. the yellow squash already is producing.. the zucchini now has some little tiny ones..  Love all of these breaded and fried.. or put in stir fry or tomato sauce..

I got some flowers and it looks like some eggplants are starting to form.. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Listia Auction Towel Sets

I decided to throw some microfiber towels I had on Listia and put them as a regular auction with a minimum bid of 600 points to get them topped and add a dishcloth.. they went over very well... getting me over 1000 points each.. I probably will do this again.. thought you would like to see both sets..

First one is a red one and the winner wanted a navy topper and button.. Navy is one of those colors that are hard to take pictures of.. but I am sure you get the drift.

The next one was a white one with a letter A.. smile.. I was really surprised on how many bids I got in it.. this winner wanted a black topper with white edging and a white button..

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rainbow Slippers

I finished the order of slippers that I recently was talking about.. I originally followed the pattern that was listed here.. and didnt like how they turned out.. so I pulled out the whole thing and found a different sole pattern, and then just figured out the sides on my own.. only thing from the original pattern was the circle designed.. which she wanted.. hopefully they fit her mother.. smile. and that they also like them..

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Making Mandalas..

crochet mandala

Wow.. been looking for this.. always have problems with making my large circles.. no more problems now. this is one I saved.. I see alot of uses for this pattern.. smile..

I found this via Love That Blue Bird blog.. she was talking about making these..

The pattern can be found on A Creative Being blog.. check it out there.. gonna be reading her blogs too..

Monday, July 8, 2013

Good Day..

It is always a good day when I have sold some stuff.. in the last two days I have sold 3 hanging towels.. one of the cupcake ones and two of the lilac ones.. smile..

I also finally figured out how to combine both patterns for the slippers and completed one.. I will have pictures of that tomorrow or Wednesday.. my main focus is to finish them and get started on the hanging towel order.. So sorry to say, I will not be online as much for this week..

Sunday, July 7, 2013

How Has Your Week Been?

To be truthful.. I had time to come here.. just has no energy to do it.. so I guess I can update all of you now..

First, how was your 4th of July? Mine was busy and slow at the same time. it was hot of course, but didnt rain after we barbecued outside.. did a ton of ribs and chicken.. for guests.. also made homemade pasta salad and macaroni tuna salad.. had a fair amount of leftovers.. and we are finally almost gone with it all.. lol..

The 5th I was busy with online stuff.. and crocheting an order.. got a number of orders now to do.. I finished off a new style of Watermelon coasters (one for an order and two as prizes for my raffle on my facebook page.

These ones have a red interior and edged with a darker green. I am selling these for $2.25 each.. buy 4 or more.. your cost would be $2 each.. Here is a link to my Etsy store for these.

Currently I am working on a pair of slippers that I told you about before.. I didnt like the sole.. so got a different type and used that sole.. and just kept the top the same.. I should have a picture of these in a day or so..

I also offered a special on Listia.. if the bid went over 600 points.. for microfiber towels I would edge them for free in a hanging towel.. two made it.. and I have to work on those now.. pics of those soon too..

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cant Believe It Has Been Almost A Whole Week!

Dont know why the end of the month is so busy for me.. even worse going into this month.. First Ebay gave me a ton of free ads.. cant pass those up.. unfortunately (or should I say fortunately)  I sold alot in June, so I had to spend some time scanning new items to put up for sale.. these take alot of time.. then before I knew it.. it was time to start my monthly free ads.. If you want to see what I have up for sale there..

And of course, I have been putting stuff up on Listia.. as well as bidding there.. I already have won sooo many items.. mostly towels and buttons.. which of course I will use to make hanging towels for sale.. also have won some books and patterns.. really do enjoy doing this.. smile..
If you want to join the fun.. CLICK HERE

And last but least.. I have been crocheting orders and working in my garden.. I will have pictures of those coming up..