My Mind's Eye

My Mind's Eye
formerly Madi and Mom

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday technicolor Tale


Nothing good comes from boredom. It's said that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

This is an old saying dating at least as far back as Chaucer in the twelfth century who called idle hands the devil's tools.

The devil would be bored here.  My hands are on the move.

I have been crocheting for 87 years and I have at least 87 balls of
leftover yarn from various projects.  I don't throw anything away.
I decided to do a bit of tidying up.  I organized all the yarn into 
like (techni)colors.  Grabbed my size J hook got busy.
The variegated center was one ball of yarn,
gold another ball until I got toward the end where I found a surprise, more variegated
yarn.  Green was another ball, now I'm on Navy, 5 1/2 balls of  leftover yarn all together
make quite a masterpiece. LOL 
Very fall-ish creation of recycle, reuse, repurpose yarn.

This pattern is a continuous granny square.
I was able to complete 2 1/2 rows with navy 
One pattern row with charcoal and the border!!
It is a perfect size of a child's bed or a lap blanket.
It is folded in the below picture

I will donate it to Project Linus.
Click here to read about this most wonderful group


This is my second Linus project.  

As you can see it has a wild color scheme.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Awww Monday Mustard Spark FFF reminder

Today I am pawticipating in



Sparks
They are all about spreading cheer and positive vibes via quotes.


Awww shucks, I'm a MUSTARD snob...there I've said it.
There are many things I'll buy that are grocery store brand but
Mustard and Ketchup MUST(ard) Be Heinz!!



One of my pet peeves is when anyone anywhere puts something back in the wrong place.
Especially at the grocery store.  
Recently it was time to stock up on my condiments.  I reached from my 
bottle of Mustard.  A few days later we are having burgers. I opened my new mustard 
only there was a surprise.  I DON'T eat hot spicy especially with Jalapeno's.  If I do I 
will get an instant mouth sore.  Obviously someone Must(ard) put this back in the 
Yellow Mustard section.  It was already opened.  My husband said no don't I'll try it.
So we kept it I have "WARM" written in red on the white top!!
Granted the label on the Jalapeno bottle has a green edge on it but I didn't notice.
I will next time!!




November 30, is the last Friday in November....if you wanna have fun and work on your crea8tive writing join us!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Serene Sunday and Plates

Same view (l) cloudy day (r) Serene Sunny Day

1. LANDCRAB
2. GULL-F
3. GOTT-5
4. BRADY12
May a fan of Quarterback Tom Brady
5. WRK4PEACE, Work for Peace
6. OFF2SOCCR, Off to soccer
7. TENNISBUG
8. SKINSGIRL, Redskins fan
9.BLEDPURPL, Bleed Purple???
10. DAISYGIL, Daisy Girl
11. IPASTEL, Paints or draws with Pastel
12. CNUK???
13. CRE8, Create
14.LSTKEPC????
15. 1HERDFAN,
Marshall University in W. Va are the Thundering Herd
16. AKHWY, Alaska Highway
17. TRTLMIST, Turtle Mist???
18. FELINER...My kinda plate
19. #HOWIROE..hashtag something or other, lol
20. FYNEART, Fine Art
21. SKIVAIL, Ski Vail
22. YENS!D, Yensid??
23.  CM_PLATT
24.LUVZEPP, Led Zepplin Fan
25. AU911, on Porsche 911
26. KISS24/7
27. SKOHEELS??
28. CHIPSWIP, Chip Swipe
29.  LUSEAL??
30. CA OH NC, They have lived in 
California, Ohio and North Carolina
31. VANDALY
32. ROBNSEGG, Robin's Egg
33. ELPATO
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34. X-ANTS???? 
YAM-Aunty you will never be my X Ant...😍



Saturday, November 17, 2018

Silly Saturday Solicitation

I promised to keep blogging and show you how My Mind's Eye works as a solo blogger.
Yep you never know what you will find here but I hope it is always entertaining.


I believe today is a prime example



OR DO YOU EVEN CARE and WHY?

I'm an OVER gal myself because it is just a natural motion.
Most public loos have it under.  That literally drives me crazy especially 
when it is in an awkward plastic canister that is also mounted too low
on top of being installed in the UNDER position.

Angel Madi was never a tp gal...The diva had staff for that chore.
OMCs Angel Milky-Way had a Master's Degree in the science of  t.p. removal.  
My grandcat Frisco has a PhD, in t.p. removal and often takes his show to the road/foyer.




Friday, November 16, 2018

Feline and Nature Friday


About a month ago Kat wandering into my friend, Kit's, yard.
Kit loves all creatures great and small.   Kit patiently waited for Kat to come to her.
Kit left food and water out.  Kat was very appreciative he gradually started visiting longer.
Kit bought a PTU for Kat  and he went in it easily.
Kit took him inside for a few hours at a time.  Kat has now been to the vet had his shots and has an appointment to be neutered. The vet thinks Kat is about 3 very healthy but No mirochip.
Kat has now started spending the night inside and is using a litter box.  
Kat is gradually warming up the the resident K9's, Buddy and Dakota.


Hosted by Niece Rosy, Mayor Arty and Prof. Jakey

Thursday November 8, we took an unplanned (my camera battery died) trip about 15 minutes down the road  to .....
Click here for history and size of this park
 These first photos were taken with my Smart TracPhone
and they are really very good.


The name of this lake is Big Lake.  Park Rangers offer guided canoe trips around the lake
 (funny right, well there is another lake called Small Lake)
Umstead State Park is so very close to our home.  We rarely go out there but
we hope to visit it more often Spring 2019.   We took a short rugged trail down to Big Lake.
spill over for Big Lake at Umstead State Park


Next photos were taken with my camera before I was greeted with
'exhausted battery' on the screen.
We went in the welcome center for the park
I'm embarrassed to say it was built in 1998 and this was our first time inside

Parts of the old grist mill were displayed outside




 This beautiful River Birch tree is just to the right of the front door.

The bark on the River birch is so pretty

What a beautiful fireplace from inside and....

and outside beautifully crafted stone chimney
almost at the bottom left you can see 1998 engraved in a stone.


Taken from the deck

Coyote was on guard over the this lovely display of cups.
He must have heard I was in the building.  I have been known to be rather rough on
dishes.


We bought two very unusual coffee mugs
love the graceful lips on both of the mugs
I selected the one on the left; however, I expect we'll take turns using them.
Coffee is better out of a pretty mug.