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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Birthdays

Another year older and wiser. Now that I'm in my 40's it's not too bad.  I still feel younger at heart but the
body may say different.  Haha. My mom called me on my birthday and sang happy birthday
and reminded me age is just a number.  I had to laugh. 

Anyway, my team at work surprised me with a few goodies.

Yummy Butter Pecan cake and rum. Gotta love spiced rum.


It was the first birthday in a few years that I worked it.  I usually take it 
off for vacation but there was no point being on a Wednesday. So I took Friday off instead.
I haven't really crocheted much this week.  I have got addicted to Farmville's
tablet version of their game. 


I bought myself some Tulips, my favourite.



Honey and I went for a walk in a nature park early in the week as it was
finally nice spring like weather.  I was surprised the deer were out walking
around the paths. There must have been at least 8 we seen.


Last week I forgot to share the cushion I made with these
squares I had got off Ebay a while back.  It really brightens up
our new furniture. Of course I love owlies. 







Sunday, March 30, 2014

Life's Chaos

It's been a busy few weeks and haven't done a whole lot of crochet.  A bit here and there each day.
Between cats to the vet, new furniture, cat proofing the furniture with a spray protection, hot water tank
needing maintenance, car issues crochet has been put the the side a bit. 


We got this new living room set, couch love seat and chair. 
Comfy, durable and soft.  


I've worked on this start blanket a bit and started some 
Easter crochet.


I had a co-worker bring in a sample swatch of a pattern her friend is doing.
I have no idea what this stitch pattern this is.  Would any of you know?


Happy Weekend All!


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Crochet The Winter Away

Spring is nearly here and we had another big dumping of snow mid-week.  But today the sun is shining and did my good daughter deed and took my mom to see my dad.  They are living in separate care homes.

The project I started last weekend is coming along. I'm using Moogly's Loopy Love Blanket Tutorial. It may seem complicated but it's really the simplest stitch to follow. 


I've also been coming along on my other ripple blanket.


Keep Calm and Crochet the Winter Away. 
Spring is here next week, maybe.

Happy weekend all!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Colour Love

This week I joined another row on my mood blanket.  Exactly 6 x 6 square.


I got some new happy sewing goodies and made this little purse. I still have
to add a strap but that was enough for one day. 


I did start another new project, but maybe I will post on it next week 
when I have more done on it. 

Happy Weekend everyone!



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Squares

I started stash busting with my bright Caron yarns.  A psychedelic granny. Maybe for a cushion or bag.  We'll see.


And my crochet mood blanket.  I have another row of squares done but I haven't attached 
them yet to this. 


That's about all I have to report this week.  I've worked on my ripple a bit as well, 
pictured here is my tote bag I made. 



Happy weekend all!!



Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tote Bag Complete

 
Yesterday I finished my first tote bag project.  Extremely proud of it.
I improvised a bit from the You Tube tutorials I was following with
added a front pocket and zip top.
 
 
Super excited for our men's and women's hockey teams for winning
Olympic Gold.  Way to go team CANADA!!!
 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Come on Spring

This week I managed to crochet a few squares for my blanket but haven't joined them yet.  I'll photo op that when it looks bigger. LOL
I did however get into some sewing projects. I joined another hexie 
flower set.  I am still undecided what they will become. Blanket, pillow etc.


I popped by Fabricland to see what I could get in trouble with. 
Oh how lovely these fabrics look. I'd buy them all if I were rich. 


But I am not so, I picked out a fat quarter of material to start something with, matching bias and zip.  The shiny thread may just be used on the project
 in mind.  As well as the green ribbon.  
Later in the week after starting the project I went back for another 
fat quarter and a longer zip.
 

A sneak peak. 

video

As for my honey and the pain he had that we went to the 
hospital for a few weeks back.  It seems he has
diverticulitus. Something he'll have to control with diet,
increased fiber.  The joys of getting older.

Happy Weekend all!!



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Winter Blahs


Slow progress on the mood blanket this week. I have completed a few more
squares than what is shown, but now I'm trying to color co-ordinate the rows
in random fashion and join the rows.


Another commercialized holiday behind us. 
Here are my heart creations for this year. I was 
thinking of turning them into a hang up like the Boho


Another row added to this ripple blanket. 

Has everyone been enjoying the Olympics?
We're hockey fans here and waiting for 
Canada to win the gold. Fingers Crossed.
USA and Russia are currently playing, good match.

Happy Weekend All!




Saturday, February 8, 2014

Winter Progress

 This was an interesting and productive week. I started another mood blanket.
Again, in attempt to stash bust.  I wanted to do another ripple and have had these
colours for some time. They do look lovely together.  I have added more squares to my original mood blanket.  I have more done than what is attached here.

And since my yarn arrived this week I completed my minion hat. I used Repeat Crafter Me's Pattern (picture shown top) and my hat bottom, girl version 
that is.  I love it. I may just have to make myself one.

Tis the season for hearts.  Just messing with some patterns out there.


And yes, my yarn arrived.  The black for the hat and light peach. I started 
making some squares for my blanket with the peach.

For the trouble, they even sent me these free pattern books. 
So nice of them. 

I managed to get so much crocheting done as last Sunday I brought
my honey into emergency. He's had a terrible pain in his left side for
some time now and Sunday it was too unbearable.  Dreading the long
hospital wait, I packed up my yarn projects a few snacks and were there
for a good 7-8 hours.  He hat a CT Scan done and was given some
anti-biotics. Yesterday went back for ultra sound. They believe it to be
appendagitis. But who knows. A while back he had walked into a half
wall divider between our living and kitchen area while half asleep
and he may have done something from then. Wait and see what the 
follow up will be with his doctor. 
The joys of getting older. Health issues. 

But sun is shining today and the Olympics have started. It was a wonderful
opening show. Happy weekend all!!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Keep Calm and Keep Warm

The best part of being a crocheter is you'll always be warm.
My mood blanket is coming along keeping me toasty as it 
sits on my lap joining my squares. 


This week I realized I had ordered some yarn from the Yarn Outlet 
here in Canada only to realize it was delivered two weeks ago via 
UPS and I never saw it.  Mind you the weather has been very snowy and
windy so chances are the package blew away or is in a snow bank.
UPS site just said delivered, left a door.  Nice.  Next time I know to 
request a signature. 
So the shipper is re-sending my yarn.  I've only been waiting for
the Caron Simply Soft to finish a minion hat I'm making for someone.
The deal was so good I couldn't pass it up.

I also felt the need to bust into some other stash and start a ripple. 
Beige, light green, dusty pink and I will be adding a white.

Even the cat is keeping warm in my knitting scarf. 

Happy Weekend All!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This and That

I started another knitting project.  I had found this lovely ball of yarn at 
a thrift store a while back.  It's quite unique in it's colouring. 


I've nearly finished a Mohawk hat for a co-worker.  I just have to add more fringe down the middle to make it a bit fuller.  I sprayed the strands with spray starch and hung it upside down here to dry.


Here's my baby cat with a simple heart I made.


I've only gotten a few more squares added to my mood blanket.  
Maybe I will post a pic next week when it's more progressed.

Happy weekend!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Weeks Go By

I haven't got a lot to report this week.  Just my squares for the crochet mood blanket challenge.  I've now been making one or two then joining them right away. Trying to color coordinate as I go.


I made a little zip pouch last weekend.  I found a good You Tube tutorial.


Have a good weekend all!