Monday, February 22, 2016


WOW, I haven't had a cold/flu bug in years, I mean years, and no I am not a big fan of the flu vaccine (for me personnally) though , I have gotten one every year to keep my job. Once my kids got out of primary grades, and my rediculous cleaning of all handles, washing of hands a bazillion times/day and changing toothbrushes the minute a hint of cold germ was near my home...well we managed to stay very healthy. So when Eric came home with a cold last week, I was a little surprised. The following week I had it and I was bummed! and miserable! I have been in bed for 4 days!!!! Of course all my days off work!!
In-between cold decongestion medication and sleep, I have managed a few rows of knitting. The bed is covered in knitting-not knowing what project my fuzzy head will be able to manage. 
Not a way I would choose to spend my weekend, the cold part, I am always knitting, but it was quiet  and Eric fed me....ahhh.

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Front Range Rocky Mountains
on a very hazy morning.
Lots of snow clouds building in the mountains.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Finishing up another pair of socks! Regis 4-fadig by Arne and Carlos is wonderful to knit with, Socks are not the most exciting knit to knit , but the self stripping makes these fun! I hope to make several more in the months to come. 
I bought the Ann Budd sock ruler too. I was tired of my socks being too short or too long...ugh. The ruler helps, something so simple and yet so useful.

Getting ready for warmer days with garden and house self sufficiency books.
Have had no time to really do anything but thumb through these book, will let you know after I spend more time diving into all the information they hold.

It's Wednesday

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Snow pictures from our last storm and I was computer-less at the time to post them.
Boy howdy, we got some snow! Eric didn't dare go to work in Denver, but he dug out so I could make it to the hospital here in town. 
These snows can be big here in Colorado, though they are gone in a few days especially when the chinook winds are blowing and they are blowing. It's warm, 50-60's, ankle weights are needed in the dress attire to stay on the ground. The puppies hate chinook winds, we send them out tethered to a rope tied off in the kitchen so they don't blow off over to Kansas;-].
Have a great Tuesday! 

Monday, February 15, 2016


These crazy socks, I frogged back 3 times before I knitted the toe up to my liking. Let me say that picking up 64 stitches on a zero needle is not easy on the eyes, but not impossible either. I got rather proficient at it ;-\  Anyways, the socks are done and they fit like a glove. Last week I started another pair of socks and I am almost to the heel of the second sock. Guess I am in a sock knitting mood.

Wendell spent the weekend with us and got himself in a whole lot of trouble. He was "marking" in my house! Not only that-but he lifted his leg on an entire roll of batting that was out. So he lost all privileges in the house and was sentenced to the playpen when indoors. He looks crushed doesn't he? 

Sunday, February 14, 2016


End of the football season, beginning of the sock knitting season.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


I can't say enough wonderful things about homemade bone broth. Putting this together is easy and letting it slow cook all day is the best house aroma money and time can purchase.
I used turkey wings for this bone broth. I cooked the wings in my toaster oven which worked great, but look at all that wonderful turkey dripping that I couldn't scrap off to put in the pot? It is almost a crime, but no tears, lesson learned. My next pot the bones will be roasted in the same pot that the broth is made in. 
Eric is not feeling well, cough due to cold? I am ready, nothing like hot broth when feeling under the weather.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Photos above are all about an e-course I took over at  beauty that moves and it was wonderful! When making a meal I freeze some of it-in serving sizes for lunch or an easy dinner. No more,( or very little )cafeteria food for me at work, which by the way is awful!
So many great ideas, from recipes to storage and labeling.Heather did a great job and I will be taking her whole food e course next.

This cute quart is my new drinking glass. I love water!

I love my days off of work! I turn on my music (any suggestions for music will be appreciated) and get things done. Today I cleaned bathrooms, and I mean I took the bathrooms apart and cleaned all nooks and crannies. Aired out the bedrooms, yes it has been warm here in NoCo. With the windows open I can hear the birds signing and water running, (the great melt off from our last snow storm). According to Farmers Almanac we have one more BIG snow at the end of the month. 

After the cleaning, I finished putting borders on this quilt, sewed the backing together, then sandwiched it all together and did the pinning. I use a rug hooking tool to clip close all the pins. This handy dandy tool makes this rather boring job fast and easy on the fingers.
One of my borders had to many puckers in it, that I decided to take it off and re-adjust the border with 1.5" less in length. Fits perfect now. No, I did not take all the pins out to redo the border, just ripped, folded and went slowly to get it all together again. Scrap quilts with lots of piecing often pucker, with patience I can usually get everything to lay flat and even. I have had a lot of practice and not being a perfectionist helps too.

Funny thing yesterday after going to church and getting my Ashes for Lent. At work I had several people ask me if I ran into a door or if I did a face plant. Huh, I guess I forgot this is not a very Catholic community. Even my daughter at work asked if I fell,she thought the Ashes were a big bruise ;-}
Made me giggle.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Hello there!
Too many things happening here and they got away from me, hence no LittleHouseHouse chatter.
First, my computer-getting old , so traded it up. And it has taken me 2 full weeks to learn some simple steps on this new honey. One thing it does not have is i-photo, what? I think I will love it as we become more aquatinted but will need some kind of photo processing program...ideas?
Work too has been very stressful! not sure why, the more I try to control the stresses in my life-well they just seem to blindside me....ugh! I have been working long- extra hours and having little to none me time, makes for a grumpy Eileen.

Enough about poor me----
how are all of you? 
I have been taking pictures, so will catch up on my 365 over the next week. Thanks for your patience.

This morning I am heading to church to get Ashes. WOW, this is something I have not done....forever! In HighSchool we would give each other Ashes, {from the ashes of our cigarets;-{, now, now this was in the early, early 70's}. My sister and I have done something for Lent for several years now. We may give something up or do something healthy and nice for ourselves, family and friends. This year, not sure what I will be doing for Lent, perhaps meditate, pray each day to get centered and know I am not in charge.

Knitting several projects at once:
2 pairs of adult socks
1 pair baby socks
1 baby sweater
1 baby romper
1 adult poncho
1 adult dress
1 adult boy sweater

I best clear some of that off my list. 

Today was so sunny and warm! I love days like this, I can sit on the porch, soak up some Vitamin A&D-all the while knitting. Fresh air and sunshine does wonders for the affect. And we did have a big snow since last time I blogged. Eric measured over 14 inches.

Well happy Wednesday.
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