Monday, May 18, 2015

Crochet Therapy

Another week has gone by and my cat is still trying to hang in there. He's been eating and drinking randomly on his own and with coaxing.  It's just worrisome that he hasn't went number 2.  We took him back to the vet last night and she did another X-ray and felt his colon but she insists there is nothing in his bowel.  He must be absorbing it all.  She believes the mass around the colon is just blocking the movement. He doesn't seem in pain.  

I started the Sophie's Universe Crochet A Long this weekend.  It's just so pretty and I had to try it.

So I've been crocheting to help with the stress of which is why I got back into crochet years ago when dealing with my parents.  Hence my name Crochetapy. Crochet is therapy.

This was a WIP that I pulled out.  A cotton blanket my aunt had started and gave me along with the yarn.  I've since started into the second large ball and hope that will make a decent length.  If not I 
may have to hunt it down at the yarn store.  It should be nice to bring on a picnic or walk or something.  It's a long weekend here in Canada, Victoria Day. Always nice to have the day off however this region is famous for it's humidity which isn't so great for wanting to do outdoor activities.  

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Trying Times

One of the hardest things in life is having to face when you will have to put your pet down.
Especially when it's the suck, the baby, the one that loves to snuggle and purrs up a storm.
The vet found a mass in his stomach/intestines.  He's been randomly eating with the aid of 
some medications and near forcing.  He hasn't gone number 2 on his own in a while now.
The vet said that the mass could be obstructing that process. She suggested operating to take it out
however being 12 years old he may not recover.  So go in take it out and if she thought he couldn't recover put him down right there or if she did keep him a few days to recover.  And that boils down 
to money sad to say. Not to mention what time we would have left with him.
We opted for now to see how it goes with aiding him to eat and drink with syringe if need be.

I hope he has more time with us but will not let him suffer.

He so does love cuddling in my crochet.

The granny stripe is progressing.  Perhaps i'll turn it into a bag. 

On another issue I have recently reconciled with my estranged brother. We had been chatting
online since late last year here and there after a 3 year absence. He informed me he planned to 
move to the Yukon to be with his boyfriend.  Surprising to say that is a big move but now
I give him credit for making that jump in life and wish him luck.

I met up with him before he left and brought him to see our mother who she hadn't seem him
in the 3 years after turbulent family issues.  My father who had dementia wouldn't know who
he was to justify a visit.  I do believe mom was truly happy to see him again.

This is a view he posted that he got to explore in that area.

My brother on the right and his bf in the same view. 

Best of luck bro!

Happy weekend all!

Saturday, May 2, 2015


This week I've been off work for 3 days for vacation time.  I'm opting now for more vacation time during the spring.  It's cooler with great weather for walks and bicycle rides. There was one rainy day that provided me with some crochet lazy time. I have been working a few few things. 

Stash busting with this yarn it'll either be yet another scarf or something cozy for the cats to sleeps on.

I'm still working on this granny stripe.  Even my baby cat (really 12 years old) loves to cuddle on my yarny projects.
He's had some health issues lately.  The vet found a mass in his stomach.  She can't officially say if cancer or just intestinal growth.  He's been on a few meds that he may have to be on the rest of his life to keep him eating.
So far so good. He's been coming around eating and back to usual self.


We took a day trip to a near by larger city yesterday and I had to see a popular crafting supply store here in Canada.  It wasn't their main store but it had a wide variety of yarn and that's all that mattered.  Mary Maxim


My mistake however is bringing the spouse along to say don't you have enough yarn. Yes dear but you can never have enough.

Happy weekend all!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Stash busting

I've been working on a few things, basically just to stash bust and a good way to do so is with grannies or granny stripes. It is yet to be determined what these will turn into.  Any suggestions?   
Purse/Bag maybe. 

I've also been back working on my poncho.  It is almost a suitable length to wear. 

We went out for our first bike ride of the year, with my newly finished seat cover. I even got stopped by a compliment on it. 

Happy Weekend all!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy Weekends

I made these little cuties last week from Repeat Crafter Me's patterns. I attached the pin 
backing on each.  Makes for cute little gifts. 

I haven't made a lot new this week.  Mostly worked on WIP.

The weather is finally warming up.  Honey and I went on a few nature walks yesterday.
The birds were out and frogs mating.  

And today is another lovely day.  May have to get out the bike.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Birthday Happiness

I finally finished my bicycle seat cover.  I am anxiously awaiting the perfect temperature
to go out on the bike.  It's been a long sedentary winter and desperately need some 
exercise outside.

I've had some days off for my birthday and Good Friday.  Yesterday I finally got the sewing machine out to do some projects.  I made 3 of these tea wallets.

For my birthday I spent the day with my cousin and her little one. I had to get a picture of the hat I got him.  He didn't mind it and actually kept it on for a while. My co-worker got my a wonderful fruit and vegetable basket. I came home from work and my honey surprised me with this cake. And as you can see I got some fun owl pressies. 

Happy Easter Weekend All!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

More spring

I made a new Easter items for my nephew this week. I should be seeing him later in the week for a meet up with my cousin for my birthday.  Of course my suck loves it when I'm covered in my crochet blankets so he can cuddle.

Here is an interesting tree found on a nature walk last weekend.

You know it's spring when you spot your first Cardinal in the back yard.

Happy Weekend all!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring is Here

Time flies when you work a lot. Last week I worked 60 hours so there was little time for my crafting. I did however get some done on the weekends.

I made this little mini bag for a co-worker's birthday this week.  
A mini Lucy bag if you will.

I've still been plugging away at this crochet stripey blanket. 
I'm planning on giving to my cousin's little one.

Still knitting away.  I love this self striping yarn. Had I know it was going to knit up like this, I would have not made my caplet with it knitting in the round.

A few weekends ago we went for a walk at a local conservation area and the deer
were out in full force.  They are such beautiful creatures.

Happy weekend all!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

This and That

Not much in the crafting department this week.  I did a bit of knitting here yesterday.
Work has been busy and is only going to get more busy to come. 

What I have been doing to keep calm and sane is my new addiction.

I'm on Season 4 now.  I even saw a PBS documentary about the Highclere Castle that the show is filmed in, so beautiful.

It's been really cold here in Ontario this month with freezing rain earlier in the week that has left snowy fields iced over.  I had to get some pictures.

And to leave on a note to make you smile.  My cat.

Gotta love the fisheye filter.

Happy weekend all.