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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Kay's Scrubbies

 K did it again! 
A couple of weeks ago, we came to crochet group and received a kit from K.
And whether you crochet or not, I'm sure you know about these scrubbies.
I showed you a picture in the last post of my sister holding them.  I gave mine to her for her birthday.
I'm visualizing my mother-in-law smiling down on us from heaven, because she used to make these all the time!

I think these kits make Cheryl all nervous!  Looks like she has a drink and a cigarette!
So funny...because she cannot even be around smoke.  It was just one of 'those moments' when you take a picture and it turns out unexpected.
When K makes up these kits she spends a lot of her time showing us how to do the project.
Bless her heart.
These two (below) did not make scrubbies.  They just pretended.

I have no idea what I did here, but whatever it was Debbie quickly picked up my phone and took a picture.  I think I probably broke the netting.  The pattern for these scrubbies is easy, but working with this netting is another story.  You have to do a lot of finagling.
And I seriously did not get one picture of Debbie!  
She must have just sat quietly and crocheted (probably not)

So here they are, the finished project!

 And Kay said I could share the pattern, so here you go!  

PS.  I have been having internet problems again.  Pretty much since February.  This post took three days to download pictures.  Yep, it's worse than dial-up.  Our internet shuts off intermittently, all the time.  It makes blogging, and reading blogs, very difficult so please bear with me.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cocktail Party

Last  Friday I met a friend for a latte'...
 That evening, another friend came over while I baked "Starbucks Lemon Loaf!"  It was a recipe that I think came from Facebook or something like that...

 So, I made two of them.  One for us and one for my sister, who loves Starbucks lemon loaf.

 I also made her some scrubbies....that is a story for tomorrow.
 Then we went to the "cocktail" party that we made reservations for at Harmony Winery in Fishers, IN.
 It was very fun.  Of course, I never remember to take pictures of the food BEFORE it gets all cut up, but they had all of these desserts and they made cocktails with the wine that they make.  And we got a recipe book to make the cocktails at home.
 So I think my next gathering shall consist of wine cocktails!

 What sis didn't know is I called the day before to have them sing Happy Birthday!
 Here is our group of party-goers.  Don't tell anyone, but the two on the other end...they told their husbands they were going to Sam's Club! shhhh  They said they had a bag of onions from Sam's in the car for proof!!  HA HA
This party was from 1:00 - 3:00 during the day.

 Apparently, wineries are popping up everywhere.  In Westfield, IN, not far from Fishers at all, there is another new winery.  You can pick any three or more appy's from the list.  We picked bread (of course - because we LOVE bread - just like Oprah!) We shared a tasting and enjoyed the music.  They had a guy playing music that sounded just like Gordon Lightfoot!  70's music!!!!
The 70's are alive!!!!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Birthday Celebrations at Wolfies!

Last Friday evening, my sister invited me to come hang with her and her friends, and celebrate their brithdays.  Her and Christy have been friends forever and they celebrate their birthdays the entire month of August.  And come to think of it, it wasn't even August yet!
 They were at Wolfie's Bar & Grill listening to a really good band called The Bishops.
 Wolfie's is right on a lake and it was a PERFECT evening.

The Celebration!
Here you can see them holding their bags that I brought to them, into the bar, for their birthday surprise!

 hmmm...what did you get?
I don't know what did you get?
 "Wow...a 70's macrame' pot hanger....just what I always wanted."  You can see the excitement on her face!
(OH my gosh I am laughing so hard right now looking at this picture!)

 I'm eleven years older than my sister.  I'm a 70's girl.  These two are 80's kids.
They were not groovy! 
I was, still am, and try to show them how 'far out' 70's people are!

Hope you both have Groovy Birthdays!


PS.  This was actually LAST Friday (not last night).  Last night my friend Teresa came over and hung out.  Fun Friday's is what we are calling them.  Well, neither one of us have our rooms finished yet, but we are working on them!