Monday, March 2, 2015

DID IT!!!

For the month of February my challenge was to send out--
a card in the mail every day--
I sent out '28' cards during the month--
and I had 'fun' doing it--
I used to go through at least 20 stamps a month--
Then I got into emails and email cards and that came to a big stop--
until this past month--
and I realized how much enjoyment I got out of sending--
So my hope is that I will continue to send out a few letters and cards each month,
from now on--besides, someone has to keep the Postal services in jobs!!!
Smiles, diandmissgracie



Thursday, February 26, 2015

WE ARE SOOO SPOILED--

At least I found out --
I am--
and I did not know it!!!
I had a plan--
to save some money--
and to do so-
I decided to cut down on the TV and Internet and phone--
because we all know that money does not--
grow on trees--
even if we would like to believe it does--
and I wanted to save up for a -

so over a week ago, I called the cable company and downgraded--
and changed phone companies--
wellll--
that all lasted--a week--
and then I decided it was 'worth' the extra money to have the faster speed on the Internet--
to have caller ID on the phone ( and a clearer phone line)
and more TV channels--was really 'sad' missing so much NASCAR--
sooo--
I made the call back to the cable company yesterday--
and 'upgraded' to a larger package--
the good news is that will not cost me nearly as much as I thought--
but I will be paying more than I was a month ago--
but then this package has 150 more channels on the tv than I had--
so I can watch the racing now--
so this is my story and I am sticking to it--
I have discovered that once one gets 'used' to some of the new convinces of life--
it is really hard to go back to the old ways--

Have you tried to cut something out or downgrade something to save some money???
Did it work out for you????

Smiles, diandmissgracie


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

SO FAR SO GOOD--

I am  'happy'  to say that I am really keeping up with this months challenge!!
and I am keeping a list--of course--
of who I am sending a card to each day--
and I have about '6' that will go out of the country--
those are addressed and will have to go out all in the same day--
hopefully, Monday--
as I have to go to the post office for those,
 and have a couple small packages that need to go out too--
so hopefully the weather won't be bad--
though I heard today that we are to get a foot of snow Sunday and Monday--
Well--time to go and decide on who I will send a card to tomorrow and to get it ready for the mail box!!!
Smiles and have a great week end--
diandmissgracie


Monday, February 2, 2015

FEBRUARY CHALLENGE--

Are you ready for this one!!!!??????
I read on a blog site where someone sends out a card every day in the month of February--
and I have decided to join her--though I can't remember whose site I read it on--
but--
I am adding something to each card--
a piece of red fabric--7 1/2" square--
to also celebrate--Red Dress month--
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO--
Who would like to join me??????
Smiles, diandmissgracie


Sunday, February 1, 2015

ON THE BLOCKING BOARDS--

I did get the latest shawl on the blocking mats--
I was really worried when I got this one off the needles--
see the line down the center--
I was suppose to keep that pattern going the rest of the way--
only the pattern did not--did not tell me to that--
and it was bunched up there in the center--
but it has blocked out nicely and I think it will be fine--
Thankfully!!!
I did do an extra 20 rows of Chart A as I had lots of yarn--
but then when you get towards the end--
you always begin to worry if you will have enough yarn to finish!!!!
Crazy!!!
Smiles, diandmissgracie



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I AM WAITING--

TO hear if you did January's challenge--
I know that some of you did it--
where are you??????

And here is where I am on my latest counted cross stitch project--
Here is the house that Di built--
and now we are working on doing some landscaping--
and are planning a large green tree next to the house!!!!

Smiles, diandmissgracie