Monday, March 28, 2011

Pink & Blue

Yesterday was a very stormy day here in GA. We actually had hail.

I was sitting crocheting with the door open because it was a very nice 72 degrees outside. It started storming and on my tin roof I heard some very loud pings, I guess you'd call them. Went outside and there was hail coming down. I went and grabbed my phone to video it. (Now I just need to figure out how to get the video to my email). Anyways, after two separate sessions of videotaping hail and storm I went back inside to crochet some more. I came back out on the porch about 30 minutes later and the temperature had dropped 10 degrees. We are back down in the 40's with a high of only 60 something today (I'm not complaining too much). And more rain. Which we needed badly.

I managed to crochet a hat and booties yesterday. I used the patterns from the current Crochet-World for the BasketWeave set. The hat is pretty much to pattern except for colors & the flower. Theirs had quite a few flowers. I opted for one flower taken out of my Bouquet book that I recently bought.  And I wanted to use a heart button for the center of the flower but opted for the Blue Bee button.

The booties started off ok in Round 1 but I think there is a mistake in R2 (I need to email them). So I went with my own interpretation of what it should have been after round 1. And I didn't use the last two rounds. I made my own up. I wrote it all down this time but forgot to bring it with me this morning. I have had trouble in the past with bootie patterns but I like this one really well. I actually messed up the first bootie a little and then wrote down what I did as I went along on the second bootie and discovered why I messed up. But you really can't tell it.

I chained 90 each for the ties but I think I want to try to find some ribbon to match the pink for the ties. And maybe as a band around the hat too. The colors are shocking pink and turqua. I like that combination together. I think it says daring and bold. Do you think they are too bold for a baby hat and booties? Definitely different.
Happy Monday! I hope it's not stormy in your little slice of the world today.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Eagle Cam

I don't know how I happened upon it today but I have been enthralled ever since. For those of you who love critters - check out this eagle cam in Decorah IA.

Unbelievable. And whichever one is sitting on the nest is sitting on 3 eggs. The weather is 32 degrees there.

This is just so cool.

TTFN again.......

Glove Love definitely not happening here!

I gave it a valiant try. And I guess I should know better too. I've tried vintage patterns before and they aren't real specific on a lot of points. It calls for the material to be 3 oz. white crochet cotton. Would that be #10, #20, #30?  I used #10 burgundy (of course I have to be different). And I used a bigger hook than was called for. The pattern calls for #9 hook, I used a #4 so that maybe the glove would fit my hand. As it turned out there is no way that even using the bigger hook and most likely bigger thread, that this glove finished would have fit me. My fingers are way bigger. The pattern says it's to fit a 6 - 6 1/2 hand.  I have no clue what size my hand is. Large......that's all I know. lol.

The pattern doesn't say when you turn on each row to ch 4 (3 for the double and one for the space).  I'm guessing that's a given since the whole pattern is 1dc, ch1, sk1. Or did I read that wrong? Verbartim - 'Make 54 chain, turn and work a double crochet into 2nd chain from hook, 1st row: 1 ch., *miss 1 st., 1 d.c. into next st., 1 ch.; repeat from * to end (27 d.c. with 1 ch. between each). This row forms pattern and is repeated throughout.'  Then it says 'Remember to work 1 extra ch. at end of row when turning, and to go through both loops of d.c. of previous row, so that work is reversible.' That last part I don't understand. I just went with the turn, ch 4, (sk 1, dc, ch 1).

I love vintage patterns but they are not specific enough for me. The end results are gorgeous for them. Not for me.
:o(  I wish my grandparents were still around.

What a miserable try huh? I just laughed. I'm also trying to figure out what I can do with it besides frogging it and trying to use the thread for something else. Any suggestions??? :o)
It's cool here again. 40's this morning. What's up with that????????? lol.  It was almost 90 the other day! And hopefully we'll get rain soon, we are too dry and the fires are getting bad again. And people are being stupid and burning when it's dry and very windy.  Where is their head?? Are they not smart enough to know that it can get away from you in the blink of an eye, all you need is one strong gust of wind??  I guess not because it's happening.

Have a great weekend! I hope you get accomplished everything you set out to do, even if it is just to take a nap! :o)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bag Lady

Happy ummmm...what day is it?? Wednesday. Holy cow...already. Time sure does fly.

Just a quick post to show you a couple of bags. One is what I got a birthday present in from one of my friends. I just love this bag.
I'm not giving this bag up for anything! I love little babies and this just warms my heart. It makes me want to take them all in!! (Good thing they're not all standing outside my door, I wouldn't be able to resist those cute little faces) I love them all but my favorite is the little one in the middle in the front row. (I think because he/she resembles Leo a lot) So cute.

And my next bag is one I have whipped up real quick the last few nights. I got a new cell phone and needed a bag for it and all the accessories with it. I found out last night that I didn't make it big enough. :o( All the accessories fit but not with the phone.  Anyways, I made the bag out of scraps. I might make a couple more of these for the grands just because. They're cute and I think they'll like them.

I am not only a yarn ho...I'm beginning to be a button ho. Don't you just love those buttons? :o)

Ok, I best get to it here. I am training someone this week & next week to do my job while I'm out.

Have a wonderful hump day! May the sun shine down soon on those in the northlands who are STILL having to deal with snow. (So glad I live in the south!!!)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Little Somethings

Happy Monday!! :o) I hope you had a good weekend! Mine was pretty good I guess. Saturday I got to ride my bike for the first time in a long time, although I paid for it yesterday. I rode with 3 of my BG sisters to Statesboro late in the afternoon to a US Military Vets function. We left there just before dark to head home and was enchanted to see the full moon coming up on the way home. Talk about gorgeous. I forget the name for this moon but it was closer and bigger and brighter than it has been for a long time. It was an orangey color coming up.

Yesterday I stayed in my jammies til around noonish and then worked on getting my bedroom emptied out to take the carpet up. I ran into a stumbling block though. I needed to take my old couch out of the living room and get rid of it. Well guess what? It won't go through the door without someone to help me tip it sideways. I have to find someone to help me. This is one of the few downsides to not having a significant other. Unfortunately for me. Although I'm seriously thinking about taking a hammer to it and whacking it apart and putting it in the back of my truck to haul off. You know an independent woman....where there's a will, there's a way. Right??? ;o)

I went to the dr this morning to get a date confirmed to get my gall bladder out. It seems it's no big deal these days. 4 incisions, they tie it off up above in two places and cut it out and pull it out the hole. He said only about 3 to 4 days downtime, although I'm taking two weeks off work. Fun fun. :o) Shoot.....I'll just be glad to be feeling better. April 5th is the date with the oncologist.

So I didn't do a lot of hooky this weekend but I did get two little somethings accomplished. It doesn't take much to make me happy. I started something on Friday that I had no clue what it was going to be, although in the back of my mind I thought it might turn out to be a small doily. Nope. All of a sudden I got this bright idea to make it a pin cushion. And par for me, I didn't write it down. I keep telling myself I need to do that but I just start hooking, get so engrossed in it and before you know it I've gone way past the point of writing it down. And if you didn't know it, I am not a sewer (so-er). But I had to pat myself on the back for sewing the cushion part together. I'm actually thinking about making a few more with different tops on them. I liked this little project. It was relatively quick and not too stressful and I like the end result. It's also done in my favorite color!  One reason is that I wanted to try using up the rest of my #10 purple thread. That wasn't a bust.....I still have a good bit left. Not enough for a big project and probably not even enough for a project this size.

I like small projects. Instant crochetification! :o)

And how about this? I don't know how I managed to do this but I like it! I found some Aunt Lydias thread the other day in AC Moore that had #3 on it. And at the time I looked at it I was saying to myself, there's no way that's #3, that's #10. Well, what the deal is, is that there are two strands together. I love the colors. That's usually what drives me, is the color. I couldn't resist, even though I thought it was a mistake on the package. I can't tell you how long I've had that plain jane barrett in silver...years probably.  Now I have a new one. :o)

And I thought since I was taking pics I better get one of my alien. The more I look at it, the more I don't like it.
And to round out today's pics - a pic of my's coming along nicely. I've tried to grow this 2 years in a row in the ground, this is the best I've had so far. Watch.......they'll all die now. And pollen. I can't complain, I live in the woods for a reason, but man it's heavy this year.

So I guess that about rounds out today's post. I've got two weeks before I get my gall bladder out. I need to get my house straightened up before my sister comes. My yarn hole in particular. It's a total disaster. Well, to her it would be, I know where everything is and why it's there. :o) To tell you the truth, I am going to dig out my knitting needles. She's the knitter, sewer, crocheter, cross stitcher, quilter.......she can do it all. I'm going to try another go at learning how to knit. I tried to teach myself and failed miserably. Maybe this time with her help and guidance I can accomplish that too. We'll see.

I hope your day is bright and sunny in your little spot. Til next time......

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Couple of Things

Happy Friday! It's been a long tiring week. This forward time change stuff kicks my butt!!

I had a comment from someone named Patrushka about the vintage Susan Bates hook I got from my ex-mother-in-law. No wonder I couldn't find them, they don't make them anymore. Anyways, Patrushka gave me this site to see what the hooks are for. How interesting huh?

I would love to have some more of these kinds of hooks. Unfortunately I get outbid on the ones I've put bids on, on ebay. :o(  If anyone out there has any they'd like to let go of, I'd gladly pay for them plus the shipping. I really like this hook and would love to have different sizes with the clips on them.

I didn't get much done on my alien last night. I had to hook up my new Directv HD receiver in the bedroom. My old one went a few nights ago. This threw me AND Mr. Lick Lick off because we always go to sleep with the tv on the timer, and when we get up in the morning on the weekdays at o'dark thirty we sit in bed watching the news waking up with coffee. Welll.....he sleeps next to me and I drink the coffee and wake up. Without the receiver we've had to sit on the loveseat in the living room waking up. That's not part of our normal routine. So with the time change we were both out of wack.

And Jen skyped me last night. She had a video she taped of Kylie singing and doing this little skit she made up. I was in tears laughing at her. So not much crocheting was done.

Not much else going on in my world. I hope to get my bedroom torn apart this weekend and get the carpet pulled up. I hate carpet. I'm putting down vinyl. It's much easier to clean and looks much better. The carpet I have in there now is old and yukky. Me and Leo will probably be sleeping in the living room for a while. I'm getting rid of my bed too. It's an old waterbed frame with 6 drawers underneath and I've had it for at least 25 years. I can't move it around and it's really too big for just me and Leo. I need to get this done before I have my surgery because I won't be able to do anything for a while afterwards.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend in your little corner of the world!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Good morning! Today is St. Patrick's Day and is a big celebration day here in Savannah. I have not really partaken of the festivities of St. Patty's Day since I moved here. I'm not real big on crowds like that. There was one year where I had a fellow come visit me that wanted to go downtown to see what it was like. It was at night and that is one thing I will never do again. It was so crowded you couldn't walk, people (drunks) were sloshing their beer all over you, there were cops everywhere trying to keep the mayhem down to a dull roar. That's not my kind of thing. I'm not much of a drinker anyways so I have little tolerance for drunks and their 'shenanigans'. So I leave it to them and let them party down. I know our office will be a ghost town today for people taking off to partake. Tis ok. They can have at it.

Today also I am sending off some 6" squares for OnlineAngels. Three of the squares patterns came from Ms. SmoothFox. I hooked one square of the #4 and two of the #1 squares. The other two squares were ones that I had in my box that weren't of a 6" size so I finished them off to go with the other 3. The pinks & claret square started off as just the inside claret square. I added the two pinks and claret to it. I was surprised I did it and it stayed flat. Although it is a tad askew huh? I think that is due to my inside square being wonky before I even started. This was actually attached to the skein as I must have started it then dropped it for something else and never went back to it. Obviously I messed it up. :o(  And honestly, out of all the squares I like this one the best because of the colors.

The other square that was in my box is the claret lacy looking one with the orange border. The pic colors are crappy but when you see this square in person it kind of has a different color quality all it's own. I didn't like the two colors together at first but then it started to grow on me. So I left it the way it was. I've had worse color combo's together. :o)

I've also this week been working a little on the baby blanky, done a couple of Jen's hex's, started a lace glove in burgundy #10 (not sure how this is going to progress but I just had to try it), and last night I started this little alien amigurimi all on my own. You'll probably laugh when you see him/her. I think it's a she really. But I'll work on her some more tonight and try to post her tomorrow.
 Nice mess of color huh? Just trying to bust some stash out.
 That orange sure is glaring isn't it??? Doesn't even look orange.
I thought this multi colored one was kinda pretty, although the orange kinda ruins the ambience.
 Even though this is wonky the colors draw me in.
 I made a hat of claret and turqua before. I think I have it somewhere but couldn't find it when I went to look for it. Anyhow, I like these two colors together.
I think the purple and turqua go together too. Maybe a purse of these two colors? It is quite a bright color combo don't you think?

So off they go to a new home, probably several new homes. This somehow feels inadequate though.

I hope your St. Patty's Day is full of green, although the official color is blue! If you'll be out celebrating have fun and be careful.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vintage Crochet Hooks

Happy First Monday In The Time Change!!!! (Ohh it was hard to get up this morning)

I was on Ebay just a little bit ago searching crochet hooks. It seems that the little doo-hickey at the top of the hook is a pocket clip!  Who would have thought? I guess it could make sense. I don't carry mine around, I usually leave it with what ever it is that I'm crocheting at the time. But here is where I found it.  I put in a bid on these, although I know I won't get them. I was the current high bidder but getting ready to be outbid, or so the little message told me. I think Ebay is alot of bunk. You put in a bid and a little box comes up saying that you've been outbid. Now when I went to bid, the bid was quite a bit lower than what I bid, and I'm already outbid??? Hmmmm. I think they do that to drive up the prices. Anyways....the mystery of the little clip on the end of my vintage crochet hook is solved. It kind of makes me wonder why they don't still make them like that. Probably a cost cutting savings.

So, this weekend I worked on an outside project on Saturday. And I will probably not do it again. Unless I can figure a way out to make it easier. I didn't take pics yet because they are not dry and ready to take out of my molds, but I made this concoction for lightweight planters. I don't think my mixture was right. And my molds were a royal pain. I had quite a bit left over after filling my  molds so I dug a heart in the ground and molded a heart shaped planter. And then I still had some left over so I made a barrier (I can't think of a better word at the moment) that I can put dirt behind and plant something (the terrain it's on is a tad hilly). I'll have to take a pic to show you better what I can't say in words. :o(  There was only one planter that was somewhat dry yesterday, I think today when I get home I will be able to take it out of the mold. I don't think the rest of them will be ready.

Yesterday I crocheted a pinafore. No pattern, just hook and cotton flying. It took me most of the day between loads of laundry and going outside every so often to hang out with Mr. Lick Lick. He enjoyed yesterday so much. He could stroll outside whenever he wanted to and lay in the sun for a bit, then get up and come in and get a drink of water to quench his thirst. But I digress.

I am going to have to make another one or two and refine my pattern. The one I have finished is a bit wavy. I think too many decreases too quick is the culprit. And I made a mental list of little things to change. Like starting the straps right from the garment itself, instead of making them separate and trying to attach them. Plus I messed up the color sequence rows. It wasn't well thought out mind you, I just started it and went with what my hands did. :o) I am pleased with the overall result for my first one with no pattern. The next one or two I'll have to write it all down. This one and the others will be for my daughter, as she specifically asked for something like this from me. This first one is a bit different in colors. I went with what I had in my box that caught my eye. The dark color is supposed to be Peaches N Creme deep purple. It looks more like a deep blue than purple. I don't know the names of the other two colors, but the green is Peaches N Creme and the pink is Village Yarn cotton. And of course the lighting doesn't show the true colors. Looking at it in the pic I can see that I should have gone with yellow instead of the deep purple. Oh well. I think it's 'different'. :o)

On to another subject that I kind of ranted about not too long ago. I came out of my driveway at o'dark thirty this morning headed to work. I went about 500 feet, if that, before my headlights picked up something large and weird in the middle of the road. I was sooooo p o'd. Someone took the carpet up out of their house and dumped it and carpet padding - a large truck load - smack dab in the middle of the road!!!!! WTH???!!  I barely had enough room to get around it. I was going to take a pic of it but I was so damn disgusted. I am sick of people using my road for a dumping ground. I thought about calling the cops but what are they going to do? Unless someone sits out there night after night waiting to catch someone dumping there's really nothing anyone can do. I hate it. Now it's to the point where they're just dumping it on the road. Not even on the side or up where the boat and beds and dressers are. UGH.......great way to tick me off first thing Monday morning, the first day of time change when I don't even want to get up out of bed. JERKS!!  I so wish I could have been there, I would have shot their tires out and called cops. This is just totally wrong for them to do that. Yea it would be wrong for me to shoot their tires but I wouldn't even be thinking that if they wouldn't dump their garbage BLATANTLY in the middle of the road.

Ok, I need to stop. sigh...........

I hope you were better able to get up this morning than me. Snuggling with Mr. Lick Lick was something I didn't want to leave. I had a hard time going to sleep last night. I bet I will crash and burn tonight.  :o(

Sign me 'not bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning'.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Happy Friday! Thank you for your comments yesterday about how you hold your hook while crocheting.  How interesting for me to find out how we all do the same thing but differently.

Today I have to show you a few things. The first one is one that Mindy (In The Loop) reminded me about. Right before my ex mother-in-law passed away she gave me two cones of white cotton Peaches N Creme and her hook that was passed down to her from her mom. (This was when I taught myself to crochet in earnest) It's a Susan Bates 00. I have never seen a hook like this.  I was honored that she wanted me to have it and not any of her 3 girls. We had had a conversation about me learning to crochet and that's when she told me to take them, that she wouldn't be on this earth very much longer to use them. I never really used the hook either until I got home last night. I actually like how it works. I used it on Bernat baby yarn and some Lion Brand Fun yarn that's quite chunky for the hook. What I can't figure out is what the other hook on the other end is for? Is it for frogging? I'd be obliged if someone knows the answer. I've searched Susan Bates stuff and can't find any that have an end like that. I just took about 10 pics trying to get a good shot of the end. This was the best I could do.

I also decided to get a pic of the baby blanket I started. The rows go quick but I'm finding myself bored with it already. Good thing I started it now so I can have it done before the beginning of July.  The colors are not true because of the lighting as usual. It's much prettier in person.

And the last thing I wanted to show you was a little different hearts for the Warriors Walk soldiers that we adopted.  I've had this one done for awhile and started on number 2. I need to do 4 of them. I was thinking last night that the second one might be even different than this one. I have ideas floating around. :o) The other side of the white is blue and the red is doubled. I'm trying to come up with a 3D heart of red, white & blue. We'll see how it goes. I can see it in my mind but getting it from there to my fingers is another thing.

So that's what's going on in my little corner of the world at the moment. I have a different kind of project slated for this weekend. It's one that I was inspired by a gift from a friend a long while back. I hope it turns out good. If so I will let you know next week.

I hope your weekend (shortened as it will be by one hour) will be the best and all you dreamed it can be.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Question I've Been Wanting To Ask

Ok......this has been bothering me for a long time. And it came to light when I started crocheting. My ex-boss told me I was crocheting wrong. That the way I held my hook was not correct.

I took offense to that. Why? Because in the book 'I Taught Myself To Crochet' it showed two different methods for holding your hook. You can either hold it like a pencil (which is old school method), or you can hold it like a knife.

So you know how I hold my hooks right? Supposedly the 'wrong' way. And in my defense, I have tried the 'correct' way to hold my hook. How awkward. And I tried for a while too. Until I got tired of going slow. I can do it the right way but I'm too slow at it. The reason I tried it in the first place was because it was bothering me, and my fingers and wrist were bothering me and I wondered if hooking the other way would relieve the pressure and pain. Which to my surprise, it did.

So my question to ya'll - how many of you hook the pencil way, and how many of you hook the knife way? I'm really anxious to see what the numbers are on this. I haven't seen anyplace where there was some kind of poll on this. Aren't you curious about this like I am?

I don't have anything to show you today....crochet wise that is.  I do want to show you a house that I have loved since I moved to GA. The Red Tips are bloomed and they are so pretty. I don't know exactly when this house was built but I'm guessing early 1800's since the town was incorporated in 1887. On this same road inside the city limits there are at least 10 houses that were built in the same period that are just gorgeous. I love these old houses with the wrap around porches and large bay windows in the parlor. Especially when the bay windows are on the bottom and 2nd floor stacked. I love that look.

It's hard to see the house for the landscape but isn't it pretty? This house is located about 5 miles from my house. I'd love to see the inside of it.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday Eve.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Baggy Cat

She is done! The only thing I messed up is how far her neck should be down in the neck hole. Oh well. I think she turned out not too bad. I am not a sewer (so-er, not sue-er) but thankfully a while back I found a couple of half round needles that are wonderful. I am getting used to using them. They were real awkward at first but each time I use them I get better.

I hope she (my daughter) likes her.

That was part of what I worked on this weekend. I also made a little tea cup and saucer from the RH pattern that came in one of my emails last week. You can find it here. I used #3 thread and #2 hook. They turned out cute. I did the cup handle different since it was too small to sew on (for me anyways). I just chained some at the end and then hooked on the bottom of the cup with a sl st and made some sc up to the top and sl st again and then crocheted another row of sc around back to the handle and fastened off.  Cute huh?
Can you see my peach tree blossoming out in the yard? I didn't realize it but regular peach tree blossoms are a light pink. My tree is a patio peach and gets much smaller peaches on it that are not really edible. And usually the squirrels get them before they reach maturity. This is a better pic of the blossoms.

I also started this weekend a granny ripple in Caron soft - Off White, Truffle Heather, Victorian Rose & Deep Plum Heather, and using an H hook. This is for a baby that's due in July. I forgot to get pics but I'm only on the 8th row. It'll look better with more rows done. It's going pretty quick actually, I started it yesterday afternoon and already on the 8th row. I got the pattern from one of the books I just bought - Complete Photo Guide to Crochet. I think I messed up one side of it but as long as I can keep it going the same way I think I'll be ok.  And on this particular pattern in the book the ** is in the wrong place if you want to make a blanket wider than what the chart shows.  I figured that out real quick in the foundation row. I scratched my head for a minute, went back and reread it and knew what the deal was. 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I got a lot accomplished and still had time to hook. That front went through yesterday. It sure did wreak havoc in LA huh? I feel bad for those people. We got some much needed rain but then it cleared up late morning and was breezy. It was a tad chilly this morning too. I think the thermo-meter in town said 41, so it had to be colder at the house. I hope nothing gets zapped when it's just starting to come out. 

Have a great Monday & evening. If I don't post til later in the week have a great week (I never know how busy I'm going to be)! I hope the sun shines down on you and fills you with warmth. 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Blues and Greens

Happy Friday!

I have been so busy this week. I've been able to read pieces and parts, here and there, of the blogs I follow until this morning. It's been really slow today, which is fine, it's Friday after all. :o)

I've been kind of slow in the crochet department too. I did do Glor's Sugar Spun doily in green. I used #10 green thread and a #4 hook. It's a pretty little doily and went quick. I didn't block it. And it shows because it's hard to see the definition of the last rows on it. I love that color green.

The other thing I finished this week was a hat that I just started with no pattern and ended up with a hat. I used the yarn (1 skein) that I had won in one of Paula's Birthday giveaways. I am keeping this hat for me.  I made it so that it goes down below my ears a ways, but I can roll it up too. It's pretty warm. I won't get to use it until the fall and winter but it'll be waiting for me. :o)

I cut my face off in this pic. I have gained so much weight since I quit smoking and it clearly shows on my face.  I have got to get rid of about 30 pounds. I need to go walking at night (before dark - too many scary critters to go after), the time change is upon us in another week. Leo will love that. When I grab his leash he knows it's time for a walk.

Oh...and the other wip I have been working on is the Baggy Cat for my daughter. The last pics I showed you were about where I stopped on her. I have all the parts done and last night I put the elastic in the bottom of her dress, two buttons on her shirt, and the eyes, mouth and nose on her face.  Now I just have her whiskers on the face to do and then put all the parts together and stuff them and put them on her. I just realized it's been a month since I laid her down and moved on to something else. I wish I wouldn't get bored with projects so quickly. Oh well. Hopefully I can show her to you Monday. She's been laying on my ottoman long enough, it's time for her to be done and packed away for Jen's birthday in October.

I still am working on Jen's tablecloth of tan and tangerine hexies, and haven't started on her pinafore towels that she asked for. I've also got quite a few of the peach and persimmon hexies done and started putting some of them together. So I have a lot going on but nothing done.

I get bored and find little stuff in between to break up the boredom. Plus my hands start hurting and I have to do something with a bigger hook to make them quit or take a break totally. I really want the big things to be done but things happen.

I just remembered that I have stuffed packed away, a bunch of different shades of purple granny squares for my sister's blanket. I think that's been over a year that I started that one. I love the colors but the harshness of the RH yarn gets to me and I get really tired of it quick. I should pull them out and put them in a see-through tote just to guilt myself. And if I made one or two a day I'd be done with them quick. Same as Jen's tablecloth hexies and the bigger hexies. One a day of each and I'd be done in 6 months with all three except for the joining.

Ok, I've jawed your ears off enuff. Have a great weekend in your little corner of the world!  Forget some of the seriousness that's going on the world right now for just a few minutes.Use some of those face muscles and smile and laugh like nobody's business. :o)