Monday, April 2, 2012

Birthday Surprises

I had a most enjoyable weekend and day for my birthday today.  Thank you to all who sent birthday wishes.  I slept in and then went to visit some family.  It was nice to see my aunt's and my Mimi today.  Showed them some of my crochet items.  I gave  Mimi my white shrug who I'm sure could use it more than I could.  My one aunt who crocheted a bit herself unknowingly gave me some of her yarn stash and some started projects.  I gladly took them off her hands.  As well, gave me her sewing machine.  Yes, I did just get another but it doesn't hurt to have another that may work better or that I may just be more familiar with.  Who knows, I'll give it a try.  So here are some of these items....
Some started granny squares I can continue and make into a blanket.

French knitter.
Sewing machine
Cotton throw blanket and 2 big skeins of yarn.  Looks like the width of a double bed.  
Even done another 2 rows on it today.
And some more stash.  Some of this being from another acquirement via Ebay. LOL

After my lovely visit I went to see my fellow crochet buddy, who is as Krazy as me with her crochet, hence her name of her Blog - Krazy Momma Kreations
But for a birthday gift she gave me this fun bag she made, using the crocodile stitch that she had been saying after a while she hated doing.  I have yet to try it myself but intend to.  How can you hate this stitch when it produces such a nice effect.
So I came home and found my box of yarn for my ripple blanket had arrived.  I realised that I was going to need at least another skein of each colour.  And in the mailbox my new Crochet Today Magazine and a lovely birthday card from another one of my aunt's.  It was sunny but cool today. A nice change from the cloudy and gloomy weekend we had here.
I decided to organise the stash since I had new items to sort and add to it.  

Oh and for last night, honey and I watched Wrestlemania.  Mostly I just wanted to see the main match, John Cena versus The ROCK.  I love John Cena but I have a thing for the Rock and was rooting for him.  It was held in his hometown of Miami in fact so, sure enough he won.  I was actually surprised a bit as The Rock will go back to his usual making of movies.  Oh well still fun to watch.  
Back to the weekly grind.
Have a good week everyone!


Carissa said...

Belated happy birthday!! It sounds like you had a pretty good one! That's an old sewing machine! It looks just like the one my mom had when I was little! It was a great machine! I love the look of the crocodile stitch! That's how I organize my yarn too! Makes it way easier than all tangled in a big box! Have a great birthday week!

becktovintage said...

Dear my friend, I wish you happy birthday and healthy and happy more and more years. I like granny squares very much. What ever we make with them, It seems so beautiful and very decorative. I like your gift which was given from your friend. Blue bag is so cute. You had a very lovely birthday. Best wishes..

hooksandyarns said...

Sounds like you had a good day. I love the pretty crocodile bag - I'll have to try that stitch one day. :)

Krazy Momma Kreations said...

I loved having you over... it was a fun time, and I'm glad at least you got some work done... but then one bracelet isn't that bad with kids around :) I'm glad you like the bag and hope you get some use of it. I often crochet stuff I find cute with no thought of what I will do with it when I'm done. It's nice to find someone who will appreciate it. Again, thanks for coming by and spending some time with us:)

Daenel T. said...

Whoa! You are crazy for crochet. LOL

Such wonderful collections of yarn...

Crochet Addict UK said...

Belated happy birthday! Looks like your you've got some fantastic projects!