Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Ramblings

Do you have a new adult coloring book? It's the newest recommendation for stress relief, and my sweet grandson got me one for Christmas, along with a set of colored pencils. The drawings in the book are so intricate that pencils is the only solution to coloring, as crayons would be too big. Here are a couple of my "masterpieces".

Similar to a puzzle, it's hard to walk away from a page until you have it completed, so I'm not sure that it doesn't ADD stress to your day. ;-)

Good news that my older brother, Dan, is now recovering from his hip surgery. For some reason he had terrible pain after the second day from surgery, and has had a challenging time getting moving in the therapy. His arthritis had been so painful before and he had hoped for relief. He's on the road to recovery, now has two knees and a shoulder as well as the hip replaced. Mr. Bionic Man.

The new shed is now wired for lights and outlets, so we can call the city to inspect it and take down our "permit" sign. We also had them put up an additional outside light for the patio area. I think we are done with the electrician. Next project is to finish the fencing and have the two trees brought in.

I've been busy with my crocheting project to make this shawl. I've had the pattern forever, but finally got the yarn and tackled it. 


We finally have our bird feeders up, and guess who came to visit?
I'll leave you with this bit of wisdom for a Friday. Today we are loading up our car to help our good friends Larry and Judy move some of the more delicate things to their new house in New Braunfels. We are happy to help them, but not happy that they are leaving us....but only an hour away.
Joining in today with Willy Nilly Friday 5 and Five on Friday. Thanks for hosting, ladies!

Linda Kay

37 comments:

Lea said...

Pretty shawl!
Cute squirrel sign
Have a great week-end!
Lea

Anvilcloud said...

Sue does some colouring, but anything more than a click of the camera is beyond me. :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The shawl is beautiful and just in time for winter! Have a nice weekend. Nice job on the coloring book pages!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Your friends are moving to a very beautiful area of Texas. I'm sure I'd be more than happy to visit them.

That squirrel and caption is so right on!

Beautiful crochet work Linda!!

Tom said...

stress relief? I don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff

mamasmercantile said...

I love the shawl, a beautiful pattern. The squirrel made me smile. Take care.

Latane Barton said...

I am tempted to try the coloring books. I got one for my sister (who is 91 years old) and she loves it. I do free-hand pastels sometimes so maybe that fulfills my coloring urge.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Ah...I have to go refresh the feeder.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love your crochet shawl.
Liz

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your shawl is beautiful. I have seen the squirrel image before, it is funny. I have to look for some of those coloring books. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Maggid said...

Coloring stress??? That's original . . you made me smile.
Your shawl is lovely

carolann said...

My friend bought me a Coloring Book one for Christmas.

The one she bought was Graphics.

It is really detailed and until I get at least one cataract done in May. Perhaps I will be more enthusiastic
to do it.

eclectichomelife said...

Those colouring books were all the rage here in the UK too for Christmas. Last week I post about the colour I g book for knitters and a link to down load some free colouring pages too. Love the shawl.

William Kendall said...

Yes, I've heard of adult colouring books up here. The squirrel pic's a good one!

Mac n' Janet said...

I got my daughter one of the coloring books, The Game of Thrones and she's enjoying it. Love the squirrel.

Mike said...

So when I come down to visit I can now stay in the shed?

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I like that shawl. I always did like shawls.
Do you still have WWW? I was at Mayo, and am still processing some health things. But, I want to get back into a routine. I was going to link up this week, but did not see it.
Hugs.

Linda W. said...

I hear adult coloring books are all the rage now. I should try one - I've always loved to color!

Gosia k said...

Adult colouring book sounds inteesting. Love from Poland

Amy at love made my home said...

I like a bit of grown up colouring in if I get the chance! How great that your shed is now all done, you are nearly there with everything. I love the shawl you made, and it looks fantastic on you, just right for wrapping up in and keeping warm! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, happy weekend! xx

Lin Floyd said...

i like the idea of coloring pencils rather than pens...nice shawl!

Marie C said...

Beautiful coloring pages! LOVE the shawl. What a great finish! And I sure hope your brother Dan recovers well. This arthritis pain is for the birds!

Tanya Breese said...

i love your shawl! i got my daughter one of those coloring books for christmas, she loves it! oh that squirrel sign is so cute...sorry about your friends moving, at least it isn't too far. great news about your brother!! thanks for linking and i hope you have a great weekend!

Janie Junebug said...

I haven't purchased a coloring book and don't care to do so, but I used to love to sit at the kitchen table with my children, and we all colored together. The shawl is beautiful

Love,
Janie

pattisjarrett said...

Yes! I got a coloring book for Christmas, and had already purchased one for myself. Now to find some time to actually USE it. You've done nice work in yours. I signed up for photography lessons, so that's what's taking a good bit of time lately. It is pouring the rain down here tonight. Snow earlier, but it is long gone. What a blessing for you friends to have your help.

kilnfiredart said...

Hi, This is my first Five on Friday, so I've popped over to see what you are doing. I love your shawl, I have just learned to crochet, it's taken 50 years haha, but I'm left handed. I couldn't pick it up until I found left handed video as on youtube.
Enjoy your week
Jill
Kiln Fired Art

Tabor said...

I remember that coloring was a very stress releaseful activity when I was a child. I also have seen the newest adult fad on this, maybe some day....

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Those colouring books are the rage down here too. I don't have one, think I would go cross eyed :)

Grantham Lynn said...

Pretty shawl. So are you feeding the squirrels? My mother had a teeny tiny mouse invading her birdfeeder for awhile. She began to like him.
She enjoyed watching him. Then we had a heavy and he disappeared.
I guess he washed away. She was sad.
I bet your dreaming of spring. I bet you'll have a beautiful yard.
Have a good week.

Gail said...

Your shawl is gorgeous.

It is nice that you have most of the work behind you and can do other things now.

Beth Edwards, friends call me "E." said...

the shawl is amazing. i love it! so fancy. ( :
have a great weekend. hope your brother will improve soon, i have hear that takes time & patience. we have snow here. stay warm & cozy and wondering when we will get out again? wild weather times.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful shawl, I so admire your talent in creating something so pretty. Healing thoughts for your brother. We have lots of squirrels here. The little critters get in the garden constantly.

The Yum List said...

That's such a powerful quote about adulthood and the choice to change.

Laane said...

I love the sjawl.

I do have some colouring books, and I really enjoy colouring, like I used to like it as a kid. But I don't have enough time.
Maybe I can find the time in the future....

Rory Bore said...

What a pleasant surprise to discover that I still enjoy colouring! I bought my mom an adult colouring book for Christmas, and of course my kids have many of their own. I printed a few sheets from a Google search to join them and it was lovely.
That quote is fantastic. What an important life lesson.
Can't wait to see this tree house!! :)

TexWisGirl said...

we keep a couple of those coloring books at work - for when the deep nights get quiet.

River said...

I have several untouched colouring books. I coloured one page months ago and couldn't move my shoulder for days after. Pressed too hard on the pencils!

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