Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Well I finished my last puzzle. It was a little
bit difficult because of the way the pieces were
cut, but to me it was not to bad because of all the
colors you had to work with.

Monday, January 26, 2009


I had to wait to post this picture of the afghan
I crocheted for my great granddaughter to be,
wanted my grandson and his wife to see it first.
It is done in a soft pink trimmed in white, measures
36 inch by 36 inches.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


This what I have been spending my time on
the last three days. My husband did help
some. I have one more I am going to put
together, which is supposed to be more
difficult according to my daughter.

Friday, January 23, 2009


It was a spring like day here in central Alabama.
Temperature in the 60's. So I took advantage,
grabbed by book and glasses, and sat out on the
swing and read. There are 3 books in this series
by Nora Roberts. I am on book #1 and so far it
has held my interest and I am anxious to finish
it and get to the other two.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I have finished another afghan. This one is for
my sister-in-law. She is in a nursing home and
I thought it would brighten up her room. Now I
have to find another project. Think I might work
on a jigsaw puzzle.

Monday, January 19, 2009


You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry, don't worry, and stop
to smell the flowers along the way.
~Walter Hagen~

Saturday, January 17, 2009



Click on the above site to hear a pretty song by
Jim Reeves. For those that like snow but do not
like the cold. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


This is my youngest granddaughter, Peyton,
hamming it up for the camera. She is only 4
years old and as you can see she is quite the
fashion diva.

Monday, January 12, 2009


We had a heavy frost this morning. I just took
this picture of the thermometer on the front porch
and you can see it reads 31 degrees. It is susposed
to get colder the end of the week.

My holly bushes are pretty with their red berries
and their green leaves covered with frost. These
pictures were taken at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I have been tagged by Anne at http://peekaboostreet.blogspot.com

Name 5 things in my purse.
l. wallet
2. pencil
3. Picture of children
4. Picture of grandchildren and great grandchild
5. address and telephone book

Name 5 things in my work room.

l. computer
2. television
3. CD player
4. Bookcase with books
5. Desk

Name five things I've always wanted to do.

l. Visit Italy the country where my Mom and
Dad were born.
2. Learn to ballroom dance.
3. Visit the states here in the United States
I have not been to.
4. Learn to ice skate.
5. Learn to crochet something other then a
granny square.

Thanks Anne.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


It was a pretty day here today. My husband and
I decided to take advantage of the nice weather
and take a drive up to Noccalula Falls Park that
is located in Gadsden, Alabama. With all the rain
we have had in previous days we knew the falls
would be spectacular and they were. The park
is named for a Cherokee maiden, Noccalula, who
plunged to her death, because she would not
marry the Indian brave her father had chosen for
her. She was in love with another.

Statue of Noccalula over looking the falls.

Another view of the statue. If you look
close you will see a rainbow on the right.

Plaque telling about Noccalula and why
she jumped.

Pretty rainbow. The mist from the
falls reminded me of Niagara Falls.

This is a double rainbow. The rainbows were
just beautiful.

The falls. Just to the right is a cavern where
one can walk down and go under the falls,
when the falls have just a little water going over.

The ducks stayed clear of the river it was just
too rough for them.

The footbridge was closed. It is located just
before the falls. You can see why the ducks
stayed on land.

The Nocca Choo-Choo was not running today.
When it is it takes riders around the park.

This is a wedding chapel, that is being built in
the park, that should be open in a few months.
We had a good day and enjoyed the beauty of
the falls especially the rainbows.


I finished the pillowcases my
daughter gave me for Christmas.
They have been added to the
many pairs I have already done
waiting to be given away as gifts.
Click on picture to make it larger
so as to have a better view.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I received this award from Anne at
Thank you Anne. I now wish to pass
it along to my daughter at

Monday, January 5, 2009


We have been having rain the
last few days. I took this picture
because the raindrops looked like
little jewels on this nandina bush.
I believe the older one gets they
see the beauty in all that God sends
us. Click on picture to see a much
better view.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

JANUARY 1, 2009

A year to be glad in,
and not to be sad in,
To gain in, to give in,
A happy new year.
A new year for trying,
and never for sighing,
A new year to live in,
Oh, hold it most dear.


January opens
the box of the year
And brings out days
That are bright and clear.
And bring out days
That are cold and gray,
And shouts, "Come see
What I brought today!"

~Leland B. Jacobs~

Wishing everyone a Happy
New Year filled with love and
good health. God bless...Madeline