Saturday, June 30, 2007
Now, Mema is the person who taught me to crochet when I was 15, but I don't remember seeing this ripple afghan in all that time...... and she gave it all to me, me, me! :) (Happy dance!) You can see how excited Asia is, too! There was also some fabric ("vintage", I'm sure) see below.
Woo hoo! This is like finding Pirate treasure! I'm not sure anyone else in my family would understand that, but I know my grandson, X, would!
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Crochet related: I was able to crochet one more "Easy Daisy Square" while we were in the waiting room.
In weather related news: we have had so much rain these last couple of days, you wouldn't believe! Take a look! The area that you see up under the trees is normally dry ground and is usually several feet above water. This aerial view is from our back deck.
Below is a better close up, showing that the dock is almost underwater now. It is usually 2 - 3 feet above the water.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I always feel safe with Asia at the Wheel! She has driven since she was just a young pup. *smile* Here is a shot of her taking us for a ride on Sunday evening.
Here she stops for a photo shoot. Zoolander style. *The look*
I started some new grannys, thanks to Inkberryblue. *sigh* I need to stop reading all these blogs till I can catch up to everything I want to do. *It'll never happen*. Not fond of these two colors together, but I was just experimenting. Oh, you want the pattern? It can be found here. Isn't it cute?? Have a good Tuesday!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Yes, my photo is awful with the glare, but I thought maybe you could still see the afghan, anyway.
I have been working on a granny ripple lately. Here is an updated pic of SOMEBODY who likes my afghan!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Happy Father's Day!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
I had a bad *week from HELL* all last week at work, but that really cheered me up! Thanks, Bron!
I ordered a red eyed frog and hat pattern from Crochetroo's Etsy store the other day. I got to start crocheting on the frog today. X is gonna love it!
I also have a photo of a bookmark I made from a free pattern on her blog. She really has some cute ideas!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Back when Bron got on her potholder kick, I had to follow her lead and make some too. My tastes are similar to hers, I guess that is why I enjoy reading her blog so much.
And to go with today's video in the side bar: some photos of "sweet child(s) o' mine".
my DD - Auntie Grim
My DS - C (Bubba) bet you can't figure out WHERE that nickname came from!, and my DGS - X (Spidaman).
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I'm not really in the mood to do anything, and am feeling kind of sad. My BIL is doing a little worse. They found out today that he now has spinal meningitis, apparently caused when he had the brain surgery. He is in very low spirits. Still in ICU, still has the spinal tap in his back. Today is day 5 for him to be there. Please keep him in your prayers.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Here are a couple of dishrags I knitted recently, along with some homemade Vanilla Lace Pearberry Soap. It smells so wonderful! We make a batch of soap occasionally two or three times a year, with different frangrances. This is my favorite scent, so far.
My new friend, the frogginqueen, has started yet another ripple blanket! Go visit her blog and see the gorgeous colors!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Auntie Mo & Auntie Ho, better known as Homme (we pronounce it Homey), and Hobie Cat and who are not to be confused with Auntie Grim (my DD, below, with my grandson X, better known as Spida-Man).
Confused yet? And, have you figured out we like nick-names around here?
Anyway, I'm off to clean the closets. See ya later!
Friday, June 8, 2007
I haven't gotten much crocheting done the last day or so, but I am hoping to relax some this weekend and work on some of the projects I have going. I saw over at Bron's blog that she almost has her Larger than Life Bag done. I really like the different ideas for handles that she mentioned.
The Library contacted me and let me know that book #7 of the Dresden Files (see my last post) is in! Just another thing I plan to enjoy this weekend! Who knows, we might even take a boat ride.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Work has been a little rough this week, so I'm glad to be able to come home and let loose my frustrations on crocheting, instead of breaking some heads like I would REALLY like to do! *grin*
Have a good evening!
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
I am currently working on these: crocheting a pillow from Jan Eaton's book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns, based on pattern #16, Pink Ripple, and on also on this colorful granny ripple, pattern #190, Granny Chevrons. I am using Caron Simply Soft Brites on both, along with regular Caron Simply Soft for the granny ripple.