Monday, October 24, 2011

This and That

I'm going to start with a little blog love. We've all made friends from all over the world in blogland. Blogging makes the world much smaller. I met Deb at Just Cats on a Tuesday when we both posted about Tea. She found me and I found her and in addition to tea, we both LOVE cats. 

Photo from Deb at Just Cats

Photo from Deb at Just Cats

Aren't the kitties Deb is fostering adorable? I wish I lived close (Deb's in Canada). I would have adopted little Bree, but I understand that Bree has been adopted and will be on her way to a good home.

Deb posts about kitties and tea and other beautiful things and one day had a link to another blog and off I went to visit Jacqueline at Cabin and Cottage.

From Jacqueline at Cabin and Cottage

I found beautiful things and a surprise. I read Jacqueline's profile and found out that she is an antique dealer in Albuquerque, New Mexico ... my old home town. I lived there for 23 years. Went to junior high and high school there and graduated from the University of New Mexico. It is where I met Mr. Dragon. Such a small world. 

I invite you to visit with Deb and Jacqueline. I think you will enjoy your visit. 


Do you get cravings? Mine are usually chocolate or salt. And I always feed them when they appear. When chocolate raises it's head and demands action, I usually eat a couple of Butterfingers and it's all over! The same with salt. I feed it and it's gone, but this time ... this time I'm hooked!
I'm hooked on Lay's Garden Tomato and Basil Potato Chips!

I've read the online reviews of these chips and they seem equally divided between very good and very bad! They are salty and sort of remind me of Bruschetta! They say they are all natural, but I have my doubts. I'm also going through a sandwich craving so while I'm sandwiching (this too shall pass and I'll go into a soup or omelet stage), I'm enjoying my new craving! 


I finished another Christmas Afghan. The yarn colors are just a little bit different from the first one ... not as bright. I used the same pattern ... a Mile a Minute crochet pattern I found in an old Leisure Arts Crochet Pattern book. They go quickly. I have a few more to do. Keep the fingers busy! 

Christmas Afghan

Wishing YOU well and a JOY filled week!


Deb said...

Thanks so much for the 'shout-out'. We do have many things in common, don't we. I wish you lived closer too so you could drop in for a cuppa and meet these little monkeys. Have a great day and thanks again. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mmmm, that new kind of Lay's chips sounds good! We don't have them in Canada yet -- at least I've never seen them here.

Pondside said...

I love a 'this 'n that' sort of post, so I really enjoyed this, and will go over to visit the two new-to-me bloggers.
Have you tried Salt and Vinegar chips? We love them up here!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Blog pals make the world, there are so many folks out there who "get" us that it's really heartening. Love those kitties, so sweet and love the shot of the beads and tea cups and lounging cat. Your afghan is gorgeous. xox Corrine

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thanks so much for the mention! The link looks fine! Have a great week!

Barbara F. said...

Your afghan is beautiful! I love the colors blended together. Perfect time of year to start a crochet project, I think. I also had chocolate and salt cravings most of my life, but they have gotten better since I am older ;-). xo

Anya said...

Its so true !!
What would you think from a blog meeting hahahahaha.... with all our friends ... I wish it could :(

Hugs to all
and thanks auntie Snap for your birthday wishes >^.^<

Janet said...

Thanks for the blog links. Those kittens are too cute!

I haven't even seen those new chips but then I haven't been looking either. Me and salt aren't on good terms right now!

Your new Christmas afghan is beautiful. Are you doing these as gifts?

Icy BC said...

I like that Christmas afghan! The colors are very pretty..

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Snap, your crocheted quilts are so beautiful! I always wish I had the patience to learn how to crochet or knit.

Your new blog friends sound delightful --I shall have to visit them.

I am a salt lover but it doesn't love me so I must stay away from those chips--they sound like ones I'd devour with glee!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Those sleeping kittens are just gorgeous, Snap. As for another afghan produced, I'm impressed. My fingers have not been moving at all on yarn projects. Arghhh. Must pick up needles this autumn.

Jill Harrison said...

delightful post - and you are right - the wonderful thing about blogging is the connections we make across the world.
I love you tea cups, and the rugs remind me of my Aunt who was always making rugs - all the grandchildren and nieces, nephews, greats.... etc received one.
Have a wonderful week, and thankyou for stopping by my blog to say hi!

Barb said...

You must crochet a mile a minute, Snap. I love your afghan! Oh, well- salt and chocolate (are we sisters)?

MJ said...

I couldn't agree more that the people we meet in Blogland are just amazing. I have had the pleasure of meeting 3 in person, and they were just as wonderful in person as they were online. When I sent out my giveaways a few weeks ago, the post lady asked me--how is it that you know these people in CA, Australia, and in the San Juan Islands? It was fun to tell her :).

And like you, chocolate and salt are my downfall! I have tried the garden tomato and basil chips, not my fave unfortunately, still a salt and vinegar girl :).

The Christmas afghan is amazing!!! Beautiful work!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Snap,
you are very special and sweet!Thanks for introducing your friends.Those kitties are adorable and I love all decoration!The pictures are awesome!

Sudha said...

That Afghan you made is so beautiful,Snap!What vibrant colors - absolutely amazing handiwork.You are right about meeting so many lovely people in blogland. Feels comforting to know there are people who have the same experiences and same thoughts as you:)Congratulations on the award, by the way!