Just for the Love of it

Love, Faith, Laughter, Friendship, Understanding, Inspiration, Kindness, Gratitude, Smiles and so much more, that's what it's all about!

Friday, January 13, 2017

JACK

Jack did well in surgery . He looks like he has been through an ordeal, and he has. 24 staples, plate and screws and IV sights. Poor baby Jack, but he is 90 lbs strong and has a great doctor-nurse team to help him heal and surround him with love. (aka my husband and myself)

Stil can't post photos here on my iPad, if anyone knows what I am doing wrong, please let me know! Quick update on Jack, thank you all for your love and well wishes for Jack😘❤🐶❤

xoxo Robin


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hello, I'm back!

Holy Mackerel where have I been you may ask. Well, my husband's retirement lead to getting Vermont home ready for the market, which involved 3 months of thinning out materialistic things and simplifing our "stuff" which was really hard. It was on the market for 6 months and we are still here, but loving our home as always. The size is wonderful for all our family, but we still want to down size, so come Spring it will be on the market again.

We had a wonderful stay in Martha's Vineyard for 5 months and enjoyed the beach, ocean, walks, gardening ad golfing. I'm enjoying my new outdoor sport but still not improving, maybe in another 3 years!

October we were back in our Vermont home and enjoying the gorgeous foliage and cool weather. Lots of catching up with friends, family and home. We hosted Thanksgiving, went to a beautiful family wedding and experienced another snow fall.

December is always exciting and my favorite time of year. Lots of decorating and festive times, fires in the fireplace, cozy nights and dinners. Christmas was celebrated for the first time at one of our daughter's homes. It was so fun and wonderful to be all together. My birthday was also celebrated due to being so close to Christmas. Just wonderful, "family is the best"!

Now here we are in the New Year 2017 and I have missed my blog so much, I couldn't let another year go by. I have missed all my blog friends, I hope you are still with me!

My Etsy shop is full now with crochet hooks, baby Button hats and fancy Pincushions. Please check me out at Etsy Shop. If you visit my shop, I thank you in advance❤

So here it is January 10th and JACK our beloved yellow lab is having ACL surgery tomorrow. He has been having issues for awhile with his right hind leg and it is time to do something. I'm a wreck but pray he will be fine. We have to travel to Burlington, Vermont (1.5 hours away) talk to doctor and then pick him up the next day. We are going to stay overnight in Burlington, a lovely city, and pick him up first thing in the morning. ( way to much information) hahahaha
I will keep you posted😊


Many thanks for popping over to my blog, I have a lot of catching up to go, so bear with me! Sending love, hugs and smiles to all of you!

xoRobin

Sorry but my computer will not allow me to get my photos, so I'm publishing this now and will try to figure it out🙁

Monday, January 18, 2016

Tooting my own Horn

Sorry to be tooting my own horn, BUT I actually finished my first pair of socks that only took 3 years!!!! Of course not 3 years of knitting, but 3 years are sitting in a knitting bag waiting patiently for me to JUST DO IT

And they actually fit and are cosy and warm and perfect for this wintery weather and my first sniffles of the year. So sitting and knitting this weekend and having fires and lots of tea was what made me so happy, I just had to toot my horn......I guess it is like a "ta da" moment.

So here we go in photos







                                                    Cosy weekend fire


                                                    Love the reflection



                                                    Jack enjoying the warmth



                                       My amaryllis has 7 flowers and another stem on the way




Well that's all folks, sorry to my Instagram followers for repeat photos. I am very active on instagram if you would like to see me there too. My side panel has my information, just click it.

Stay warm and have some yarn fun too, xoxoRobin

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Dear Friends! Lots to talk about in the new year,  just wanted to pop in to wish blessings and love to all of you who take the time to visit me here!

2015 was quite the year for my family, two daughter's weddings, one niece's wedding, renovation on our vacation home, a few minor health issues, and now my Hb's retirement!

Let's bring on 2016 with love, kindness, laughter, good health and new adventures!

I hope to be more active on my blog in 2016.....I will be in a new chapter in my book, actually I think a NEW book is more like it with my Hb home and new adjustments!

I'm excited to see what's ahead for us......I will always have yarn and crafts in my future....I have threatened my Hb on knitting and crocheting lessons hahahaha

No, but really I am looking forward to sharing my new adventures and experiences both good and challenging in my new "life's" book!

I leave you with much gratitude for your friendship, kindness, and motivating you all give to me to continue being creative and trying new crafts.

Jack and I send hugs to all of you and blessings for 2016

xoxoRobin and Jack



                                                          Celebrate safely and be Merry!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I've been so busy, time has gotten away, but you are all in my thought for a beautiful Christmas with family and friends. Hope Santa is good to all of you and don't forget the cookies and milk!!!

Be back after the holidays and my birthday!

xoxoRobin and Jack

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

More knitting and crocheting

Hello my lovely bloggers,

I've been on a mission of making and finishing all yarn projects and having so much fun! I have actually been making time each day just for me and it feels so good!

Thanksgiving is almost here in the U.S., so I have been baking and prepping for the big day on Thursday! Lots of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas and all the naughty pies and cakes will be consumed! Can't wait. We will have TEN this year which is almost everyone minus three who can't be with us this year.  I will share photos after our Thanksgiving.

I purchased a wonderful pattern from Cherryheart called "Peek-a-boo" Blanket.
It was so much fun to crochet and I made it to match a baby hat I had knit, here's a "peek"





                       As you can see, I used Sirdar yarn, nice to work with, love the color!!





                       This is the knitted baby hat, with a motif by the talented kiwi yarns





                                                              Blanket with border





                                                         all ready for a baby gift


This really was a fun blanket to make and can be made in larger sizes also. This is Pram size 31"x22" with border.



Next up will be some mitten making for my granddaughters, but I will have to start after Thanksgiving.



                                                        This is the yarn and pattern

                                          I'm excited to knit them up with this beautiful yarn




So as I said I have baking some yummy sweets, meringues, peanut butter kisses, Toll House cookies and two batches of cranberry orange relish......yummy goodness!





                                                     Meringues and chocolate chips






                                                    Peanutbutter kisses






                                                                     Cranberry Relish




Tomorrow I pick up the 24lbs turkey, YIKES, then more chopping and prepping. I loved sharing all my recent busy days with all of you. Thanks so much for visiting me here.  I wish you all a peaceful week and weekend.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. friends ❤️




xoxoRobin


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday the 13th



R
A I N B O W S

FRIDAY the 13th in Vermont was a weird weather day! We had winds, clouds, rain, sun, blue sky, clouds, drizzle and B O S !!!!!


                                 

                       This one was in town, I had to stop my car and capture this moment






                                                  This one was an hour later at home







                                                                            Amazing




It was an amazing day for mother nature. I always feel so blessed to see a rainbow, but TWO in one day is unthinkable....

Just wanted to share this magic

xoRobin



On a sad note though, I am praying for Paris and hoping if anyone has someone in that area that they are  safe. What is wrong with this world? I am sending hope and prayers to all involved.