:o) I’ve been working on it for a while now. I work on it a bit, then I put it down. Can’t wait til it’s done but the tediousness of it gets to me.
Til next time (when I hope to have it done).
|Beautiful little Flipper. Look at those blue eyes.|
|Mama and all 5 babies. Flipper is the gray one in the very front.|
|Thomas & Squeak|
|Minnie. See the mouse? :o)|
|Thomas and Minnie|
Hey y’all! Popping in to say hi. Sorry I don’t visit much anymore. My days are full. I sure haven’t been sleeping like you-know-who above. :o) He’s so dang spoiled rotten it isn’t funny. On a serious note I think he was abused before he found me. There have been many times that I’ve reached to pet him and he flinches. That can only be because of abuse.
A few weekends ago it was nice one Saturday so I left the door open just to see what he would do. Well, he came out on the porch very cautiously and checked everything out. Then he came off the porch, sniffing and checking stuff out. I was in the yard watering and all of a sudden I heard this noise and there he was, on the other side of the fence. He had climbed the corner post. No reason to fret. If it was meant to be he would stick around. So he checked out the woods for about an hour. I kept coming out to see if I could see him. I finally clucked to him (that’s how he comes to me) and here he came. Climbed back up the post, jumped down in the yard and came up on the porch and laid down. So I left the door open, came in the house and about 10 minutes later he comes strolling in. So I shut the door and that was that. Mister took a stroll. :o) The only bad thing was that later on he went over to the door and turned around to look at me (like a dog would) as if to say ‘Well, are you going to let me out again?’. Uhhhhh……no. :o)
As to the crochet front, not a lot has been going on. I don’t know whether I am losing my interest or what but I just don’t have a fancy to do a lot of crocheting. I’ve done some little stuff, but not as much as normal.
These are some headbands for a baby, that I was asked to make. I like the smaller one best. These were done with Reynolds Kids Sunday Best yarn and a B hook. It’s hard to tell but that is a lady bug in the front. Not some of my best work. It’s squishy so the baby can hold it in it’s hand. And large enough that it can’t be swallowed.
This coozy is a tad too big. I made it with an H hook and cotton yarn. I should have used a G. The skull was made out of the Sunday Best with a B hook. (Reynolds Kids Sunday Best is a discontinued yarn that I really like) I like it because it is a tad stretchy but not too much. This will be donated for an event in 2 weeks to help a friend down on their luck. He lost his job and his girlfriend/significant other just went through congestive heart failure, pneumonia & last week came home from having a mastectomy. So we are having a benefit for them. They don’t know it yet. He’s not going to be a happy camper but he’s going to have to live with it. He’s helped out many causes in the past and now it’s time for us to step up to help him. (Glad he doesn’t read this) The next coozy will be donated for this event also. I have made a few of these in the past. I always have a hard time putting the boobs on them. I made the left one twice, pulled the first one apart, because it didn’t match the right boob. So I said the heck with it……
I guess it’s not bad for not using a pattern, but still. I don’t like it when something I make doesn’t come out like I want it to.
On the home front I have been watching a nest of Carolina Wrens on my front porch. Mama made a nest in one of my plants. She laid her eggs one day at a time until there were 5 eggs. They hatched a couple weeks ago. I’m mad……the babies flew off yesterday. All this nurturing I did and that’s the thanks I get! lol….actually I have a friend at the house doing some work for me and he was standing on the porch smoking when all these little birds were flitting on the porch and he didn’t know what was going on until after they had all taken off. He told me about it when I got home. I was soooooo darn bummed. I guess at least now I can tear the nest out of my plant. :o( I have ‘empty nest’ syndrome……..literally. lol
And lastly, I have to show you my booboo. It’s not bad now. This happened Sunday night. I slipped getting in the tub/shower. Did you know there ARE some disadvantages to living alone? lol My phone was in the living room. I’d hate to think what would have happened had my leg snapped. Talk about hurt! It immediately raised up while I was in the shower crying. :o) It’s not a laughing matter. It really did hurt. I hate this getting old stuff. My right leg and hip and lower back have been killing me ever since too. One of my friends on FB asked me did I think it was time for Life Alert. :o( Perhaps it is. It’s just that I’m not that old.
My thoughts and prayers today are with the people in Oklahoma. What an awful, horrible tragedy. So many babies lost in that one school. So many people hurting and gone. I watched a video on FB earlier of a woman who was in the bathroom with her dog sitting on a stool. It happened so quick and when it was done she was on the floor and her dog was gone. As they were interviewing her someone said ‘A dog!’. She turned around and there was her baby, under debris and couldn’t get out until she helped it out. I cried. She said that God had answered one prayer for her, and now he had just answered the other. I wanted to reach through and give her the biggest hug. I just can’t imagine being in their shoes.
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again…..tell those you love how much you love them. They can be gone in the blink of an eye.
I haven’t been doing a lot lately in the way of crochet. This is basically the only thing I have accomplished since I last posted. And it’s full of mistakes. 4 at least.
I made this in excel. I have some modifying to do to the original chart. Starting from the bottom up it didn’t become obvious that I had made some mistakes until the top of Girl’s was done. If you have ever crocheted double stranded you’ll know that frogging isn’t easy. So I just kept on going.
Cotton yarn was used to make this. 4 balls of black (2 were partial balls, 1 full ball and part of a full ball). The ecru, pink and orange were from full balls and the purple and red were partial balls. It is 56 stitches, 85 rows plus the border. The ending size is 16 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches using an H hook. It obviously needs to be blocked. The bottom is a lot looser than the top is.
I wanted to do it in red, white & blue but decided to use the colors I had. It kind of stands out don’t you think? :o)
Today is a dreary day in SE GA. We are supposed to get some of the rain that TX and parts west and north of here have been getting.
Hope your week will be full and productive! Happy hooking!
As in world and the yarny kind. All of the horrific events that have happened recently have saddened me beyond words. I feel so bad for everyone affected by them. It’s not easy to say, because I know it’s not easy for the loved ones of those lost and hurt badly but I pray that they’ll be able to find peace and comfort in the coming days and the strength to pick themselves back up and carry on with life.