Sunday, June 30, 2013

insanity, and i'm not talkin about the workout!

walls are you listenin???
i'm talkin to my self as i walk around in the house! this is insane! just insane, this weather has now broken the record at our las vegas intl airport, mccarran! to the tune of 116 degrees! this is per the weather wunderground site here which just now reported 117 degrees here in my quaint little hot hot hot hot did i say hot town!!!! wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
insanity, and not the work out! lol

the water is 89 degrees!

89! who needs a cover! lol

blowing up a raft later, sleeping here! lol

under the patio 114 and counting up!!!! all right already!
last night was 102 at 930 pm if that tells you anything about the desert! yeah! i love it here, did i tell you that too!? i might have some swamp land for sale as well! lol

here is my ugly reality everyone! you know i love to take (pretty ones)  pictures of my garden, just love it, however, the ugly reality is this, how it has looked for the past week! 50 bucks worth of sunshade materials to hopefully save what little efforts of mine with my tiny little gardens, herbs and a couple of tomato plants that are hanging on for dear life! thank you Lord!
Yes, thankful to the Lord for the ac and the water and my home!
i hate to even show you these, however, i'm standing in my truth of how the garden looks in the dead of Summer! omgoodness! really! lol i guess we can't always take pretty blog worthy pics! hey, what you see is what you get sometimes, a huh!
i hope that the rest of the country is fending well with all of the weather upheaval lately!
Mother Nature can sometimes throw us curve balls! and not good ones!

they are hanging on under the shade cloth!

ok this is downright embarrassing! lol but it is working as long as the wind doesn't come up and i really hate saying the "w" word! see the kid gate! well the three amigos like to go in this little spot and mark it! under my laundry clothesline! i don't think so guys! lol so this keeps them out and the little lizzards in!

these little guys are in plastic pots, i water daily, they are under the cloth as well, so i guess there is something to say about this and clothespins and clotheslines! cause that is how it is hooked up!

i actually went under the cloth to take these! it is supposed to cut out 70% of the sun and the heat, we shall see huh! oon the other side of the shade cloth are two fountains, the water is so hot i change it daily for the birds around here, they all come to drink and take a bath! so cute! have you ever seen a bird panting like a dog! well, its sad, really sad.

i've had this frog for many years so many that his eyes are white glazed over from the sun!

yeah yeah we passed this yesterday! under heat watch until Monday at 8pm!

hey, try and stay cool everybody no matter where you are at! welcome to SUMMER!!!!??????? yikes! just remember to stay hydrated, drink lots of water, keep out of the sun and check on your friends, kids, pets and neighbors! :)
hugs......a........very........ sweaty kat! lol! =^.^=

Thursday, June 27, 2013

it's HOT! really!

was rubbing my eyes here wondering if i was hallucinating!

he seems to be one happy, in the a c studio weather person!
informing all of us of the bad news and what is ahead! records he said, records!
hi everyone! as much as i want to post, paint, move and shake the stuff around here i can't!

it has been so hot, and since last year i seem to be suffering more with the heat than ever before...


here are some updates on my current projects!

the crochet purse! still configuring the shape and size, oh dear!

backup projects, cotton wash cloths, for the bath (lovely cotton and so soft) and dish rags for the sink!
i've made three so far, a no brainer, easy for me! lol just make a square!

last night was so hot i couldn't sleep so made one and a half! film at 1100!

crochet shawl with the largest hook i could find! yeah i love this, very boho and it moves and i can shape it into whatever really, loving the colours too!

i guess i am partial to the free form type of crochet, because apparently i can't follow a pattern! lol

i was trying to compile and take additional pictures of my "where i create" post but the garage is 110 degrees currently and i cannot even do laundry! lol

hey does this sound a lot like complaining! lol i think so! lol
hope you are fairing well, wherever you may reside! for us here in the southwest, hang on to your hats everyone, we are in for a WILD RIDE for the next couple of weeks!

stay hydrated, drink lots of water and stay inside if you can! hugs kat =^.^=
under the patio cover!
at almost 700 p.m.! oh my another sleepless night! lol

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

progress report, crochet purse, bag, suitcase, quilt or carry on!

hi! remember i'm workin on a crocheted handbag, purse? you can find my original post here!
the above pictures, what she is supposed to look like!......right!
keep reading!
well, this is what i have now, a work still in progress and this will be one rather big bag, i used double crochet, my friend did single, very big diff, especially when you go around your square with two finishing colours!
in the pictures you will notice i curled up the edges, really to make it smaller, i'm still laughing here, and i need to stitch all the squares together, sewing machine or by hand, hum. think the fold up edges will give her more character, a huh...
made three roses, had help with one,  tonight  will make the brown leaves! then configure a lining for this bad boy! and attempt to put her together, film at 11:00, 0200 or days later! sure sure...
"she" will be a big girl! but my first, and oh well, we learn by doing, right! .....right.
i still love the colours, i will make another one, i will do single crochet, i am not afraid! lol a huh! sure!

more pictures when she is done, but for now, here she is in all her large glory!!!!! she is bohemian and a free spirit, natural and wild! what else can i say! i'm having fun learning and making her! and really a lot of fun making the girls grin and laugh and then there is always the "head tilt!"

ok lets see if we can lay this patterm out!

purse handles in black and brown, i had to get two, from JoAnn's

folded up edges, for texture! (makes her a little smaller too!)

30 inches, oh well, SHE will be carrying me! i could make a quilt at this point! lol

i could go on vacation with this as a suitcase; carry on, drag on, yeppers; oh yes please, i need help getting her up in the overhead compartment! eyes rolling!

here are the edges flat, like they are supposed to be!

removed 8 squares! made a completely different shape here,  i had to change my clothes! this is hysterical! lets see, i could make coasters, hot pads with the left overs couldn't i! baby diaper bag or a lap quilt!

brings a whole new meaning to bag lady!
so i played and played and still playing with the final shape! but i could always make a long shopping bag too! picture this, 4 squares in the front, 4 in the back 4 on each side and there ya go!
this is a way fun journey with yarn! the kat loves it!lol
no, think i will stay with the original shape and get a wagon to haul her around in!
hope you have a great day! happy Tuesday!
hugs kat =^.^=

Thursday, June 13, 2013

vintage cutie to shabby white

hi there! well there she was justa walkin down the street! oh no, wait! NO sorry my oldies but goodies song come to mind sometimes when i find some of these fabulous little numbers! ok..

she was sittin in the local thrift, brown, scratched, poor thing, little book case shelf on the bottom, see it! wow never saw one like this before! so..

me and my shabby white chalk paint (well it is Summer and white is cooler lookin! ), the sander and the wax and wa la; yet another little, so sturdy, table!

bookcase shelf, so darn cute!

and the top, lots of curves, she is a keeper, very quaint and dainty!
she currently is being utilized in my new "fashion warehouse" aka the garage!
what a big take on, my fashion warehouse! actually where i create! a work in progress a labour of love, yes another one! way big!
this is certainly another post, but for now.
i really love how she turned out, no tippin over for her!
hugs to you and happy Thursday! (you know since i retired the dayz just fly by! whats up with that! lol!)
kat =^.^=
party over here!


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