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Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

This "n" That & January Wrap

I had a pathetic start to 2010..

But I will admit that I've been doing a lot of crocheting and watching more television than I normally do.

And considering it is only 4 books that I've read the page count isn't too shabby ... 1,756. Granted there are no chunksters but still.. there are also no books under 200 pgs.

Yesterday was nothing special but hey it's all I've got to talk about

I tried making my first "doily" yesterday.  I didn't have the cotton thread for it so I used old baby yarn someone gave me because it was quite thin..

I was surprised at my success, although it was a simple pattern.. I hope to try the pineapple stitch next.  Anyway.. it's yarn not cotton but it works.

As dusk came yesterday I took on last look outside... sometimes that little Grebe just gets to me , he looks so forlorn!

So far, this post is a thrill a minute huh? LOL.. ok I'll finish up with the ever so exciting Chili I just  started in the pot!... please, contain the excitement~.....  (though I will admit it already smells good.. I must be hungry lol)

Living at the old folks apartments is just a thrill a minute LOL... *shaking my head*  too much to fast, I have to go sit down .. :o)



Blogger Debi said...

I guess it's a matter of perspective or something...I think I would pay a large sum of money to spend my time crocheting and watching TV and enjoying that gorgeous pond!

And hey, I don't think there was anything wrong with your reading this month...I'd have been thrilled to have read four big ones like that! (I can't seem to accomplish anything lately.)

9:24 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

debi: funny that's how I feel... like I can't finish anything sheesh...

10:31 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

Four books is better than no books. :-) I only managed five myself - some days achieving anything feels like wading through custard.

And that doily is beautiful!

I'm coming over to eat chili with you, Pat... save some for me!

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey gal, you get a lot accomplished and there is something to be said for a low key life. After the stress of giving anesthesia for 30+ years and being Chief for the last 8 or so, I am loving the slow and steady. Here there is just my bird bath to look at and I get no pond birds at all. Did see a red tail hawk sitting in it once.
I am still reading the tome by Dan Simmons. The one who wrote Drood. This is about 700 pages and reall teensy printing. Think it came out in the 70's or 80's before larger books and print.
I do have a number of other lighter reads when I finish this one. Did finish one other one called Black Wind that was another long novel, but very good.
Love the lady in the cartoon. I often buy 'her' cards.
Not a chili eater as can't handle certain spices but it does look good. Vala3

1:03 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

cath: ahhh chili beans! the more you eat the more you toot, so eat beans the musical fruit! lol lol

hey Sher: oh boy I hate when I get a book with tiny writing!! even with glasses I can't read much before my eyes begin to water!!
Yep, Maxine is a pisser alright! lol lol I still remember the first card I ever saw of was: When life hands you lemons, stick 'em in your bra... can't hurt, might help! LOL LOL never forgot that one hahaha

1:24 PM  
Blogger Astaryth said...

I remember my Mom making HUGE doilies when I was a kid. They would cover the kitchen tables at the time (which I remember as being bigger than the ones I see these days). She would stitch them from the cotton thread and they would be huge and look kind of lumpy.... THEN, she would wash/wet them, starch them, and, using cans, bottles and things, make them stand up into these fantastic works of art. They were beautiful. I would never have the patience to work with that thread, but when done correctly, it makes beautiful things!

2:31 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I think that is a lot of books for 31 days...! You are a ferocious reader Pat....I have been reading more, but mostly easy-to-read stuff, like John Grisham, and a book on Joe Papp....!

Poor lonely Bird.....!


3:19 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

JJ: eventually I'd like to make a big tablecloth out of cotton thread for my married son!

naomi: lol I love Maxine too!! She's a tough old broad! lol

4:38 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You know what Pat, this post honestly just filled me with warm fuzzies. I love your doily so much :D When I can barely make a chain when I'm trying to crochet it AMAZES me that you can make something as intricate as that!! I can't even fathom that!!

And I'm drooling over here at your chili. That looks SO delicious. And I would kill just to come sit by the pond. I need to pay a visit to you sometime...I really do.

Thanks for the laughs and thanks for the smile :) Love you Pat!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Kailana said...

That cartoon is perfect for me! I set the smoke detector off so much it is currently not hooked up...

5:22 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

chris: well i hate to disappoint you but that "intricate doily" is made by knowing only 3 things: a chain, a single crochet and a triple crochet. duh. I have a loveseat that pull out to a twin bed you are welcome to use it! I will give you fair warning though we have opposite sleep habits! which is good cause you could use the computer while I sleep, but I wake about 5 am..need my coffee and right on the computer to read blogs, so if you don't mind I see you sleeping you've got a place to stay! (oh and if you want to go anywhere it google map time since I don't drive I don't know where anything is! heh sorry 'bout that)

Kelly! LOL gads girl you made me laugh at 5:30 in the morning!!!! lol

5:45 AM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

January was really slow for me too. I hope February is better for both of us!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I guess I should ask you to teach me how to make that doily. I've never done any crochet work...
that is really nice and I need a few

8:04 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Well shit! The damn doily looks impressive to me :p LOL!! And I'd love to come crash on your sofa sometime :D Just need to figure out if I can ever schedule more vacation time :/

3:22 AM  

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