September 17, 2014

  • Chuck’s Birthday

    Last Saturday, Sept. 13th would have been Chuck’s 59th Birthday.  He is deeply missed and loved.

    Here are more shawls that I made because that is what I do. :)

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September 10, 2014

  • The Heat Is On.

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    We are having a heatwave and it’s hard to concentrate but I knit/crochet on.  Here are another Just Knit It and Angel Wings Shawls.  I’m still working through the stash and that’s why there are going to be lots of two or more color shawls and stripes.   Everytime  I think I’m making a dent in the stash I get a new yarn donation from the shawl group.  I love the constant inspiration that the yarns provide.

September 2, 2014

  • Happy Birthday to My #1.

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    Today is my eldest child’s birthday and she spent the Labor Day weekend in New York celebrating.  I am so blessed to have her in my life and I am thankful that she is in a good phase in her life. She is finishing her final year of law school and has done this while working in a law firm, too.  I am extremely proud of her.

    Meanwhile I knit two more garter stitch shawls.  I’m so excited that I am able to use up all the leftover Lion Brand Homespun.  I have another one on the needles right now.  Size 15 needles, cast on 5 – 7 and kfb at the beginning of each row.

August 30, 2014

  • End of Summer

    Apples 2014

    Signs of life on my apple tree. This gives me hope that despite neglect and a drought there are still signs of survival.

    SDC Week 9 - Ocean

    This was a quick project for the theme “Hello Ocean” on week 9. Surprisingly the summer went very fast and new assignments are being made for the fall.

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    I’ve been so stressed that I couldn’t even start any complicated yarn projects so these next few items are easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.    This is a basic garter stitch rectangle shawl.  Cast on 60 with size 15 needles. (Mohair)  As I started this my Knit Picks Nickel plated needle and cable broke.  I called Knit Picks and they replaced it, no problem  Great customer service.

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    Basic garter stitch triangle shawl.  Cast on 3 to 5 stitches and kfb on the first stitch of every row.  Using size 15 needles and Lion Brand Homespun.

     

August 11, 2014

  • Summer- Easy Living :)

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    There is much to share…Widowed 3½ years now. Grief is my constant companion.  Depressed, no…discouraged, yes. I dipped into the online dating pool and it wasn’t refreshing.

    Back to my regular knit, crochet and craft routine.  These hobbies are what keeps me sane.

June 25, 2014

  • Too Busy to Post :)

    Hexy - Turguoise - back Hexy - Turquoise Triangle Shawl Triangle Shawl- lace Triangle Shawl - lace- back Triangle Shawl - back Triangel Shawl - Turquoise Triangel Shawl - Turguoise-back Hexy - cocoa - back Hexy - cocoa

    Life got in the way.  I was in a very minor car accident at the end of April.  The other driver was 100% at fault.  Nevertheless, it prompted me to make more life changes.  I didn’t want to post anything in case the insurance companies were monitoring.

    Anyway, the end of the school year has come upon us.  My middle child was home for 2 weeks and helped me sell more things on Craigslist.  We have almost cleared out the garage since the 3½ years since my husband died.

    Along with the contents of the garage we sold the 1977 Corvette.  We were the original owners and it was another loss that took me a short time to grieve.  Yes, it’s just material things but it is just another one of those life endings that had both of our names on it.

    His paper trail existence is slowly fading forever.  There is just one more big thing with his name attached…the house.

    Prayerfully, I’m hoping that our three children will marry and have sons to carry on the last name and genes.  His side of the family is very small and there are only four males left including our two sons.

May 27, 2014

May 11, 2014

May 5, 2014

April 27, 2014

  • So Much of Life to Live.

    Popcornopolis 4-2014

    Yes, I celebrated another birthday!  My youngest brother’s family sent me this huge tin of Popcornopolis popcorn.  I just barely finished the Popcornopolis cones that I received from the office Christmas party.  Yum, yum, yummy Zebra mix, peanut butter mix and kettle corn.  So much goodness all at once.  I am so spoiled.

    Star Trek bag Sketchers bag

    I was feeling the sewing buzz and revamped this Skechers bag into a Star Trek bag.  When you purchase Skechers shoes they give you these cool nylon bags instead of plastic shopping bags.  It’s the perfect size for my knitting/crochet and it’s so now.  Browsing through JoAnn Fabrics, I spotted this Star Trek fabric and could not pass without buying it.

    I simply made a slip cover and attached it over the original Skechers bag which is now the lining of my new Star Trek bag. Love, love, love…

    New Look 6999 pocket New Look 6888

    Since I was already on a roll with the sewing I quickly cut out and put together this sundress. New Look pattern 6888   This is the second time I used this pattern and I love the carefree nature of the style, although it is basically a muumuu or house dress.  This time I added contrasting pockets and because of the bold flower print, I had to add a smaller breast pocket to cover up a potentially embarrassing flower right over my boob.

    Have Faith Shawl Have Faith Shawl - back

    To sum up my burst of creativity, I crocheted this Shawl which has an inspiring name…Have Faith.