Thursday, June 23, 2011

Friday Eve!

Hey ya'll. Thank you so much for the prayers and good wishes.  Shane still hasn't been found, and I'm very worried that he won't be coming back. I soooo hope I'm wrong but it's been 2 weeks now. I'm trying to keep the faith.

Johhny has gone through a few rounds of chemo. So far so good in that respect. He is responding as anyone normally responds to chemo. There is going to be a donation drive held for bone marrow match/donors and to be put on the bone marrow registry.

It has been HOT as HADES here in GA. Not to mention smokey bad from fires in the southeast. It's funny how a fire in FL can send it's smoke this way. The other day we had ash floating in from the fire way down in south GA from the Okeefenokee Swamp. That is just unreal. Well over 100 miles away and ash is floating here. We need rain bad.

On the crochet front I have been working on a few things. I realized earlier that I didn't take a pic or two of another bag I finished.  I'll try to remember that tonight. I have started another hobo bag and it's half finished. This one is done out of Bernat's Mosaic - Mosaic. I'm going to have so many bags it's not funny. But ya know what? They are quick and I like the looks of them and the recipients will love them because they are useful. And they were made with love. :o)

The last time I was at AC Moore's I picked up some cheap bangles. I am in the process of making a small bangle purse for Kylie for her birthday. In pink. :o) Whatya think? I can't wait until it's done. I can only do a few rows a night on it because it kills my hand. And you can see it is sitting on the color of the latest hobo bag I just told you about.
I have been all about purses, bags, money holders lately.  I conjured up this one from Viki's suggestion on the first one I made with the line in the middle to hold paper money in. Only dummy me wasn't thinking and decided to use #3 thread instead of yarn and I used the same starting chains as the thread one. Guess what? It came out smaller. I should have used at least 5 more chains. Oh well, no biggy. I decided to close the one end up. I didn't like it plain so out of the many little scrumbles I have laying around I liked this maroon rose on it. So then I needed some how to close it up and went through all of my buttons and the only one I liked was this Celtic looking one. I like it. Mostly the two colors together I think. As usual the lighting on this one sux.
Below is a pic obviously before the button, but I did it on our copier at work. The true colors show much better.
I also made another money holder like the one from this post only in the Bernat Mosaic blue/green color. I can't remember the name of it but the bag that I did and forgot to take the pic of is done in the same colors. I made it for Johnny's mom, Cin, and gave it to her..........with some surprises inside. :o)

I think that's all that has come off of my hooks since I talked to you last. Though it feels like I'm forgetting something but that's ok. That's a normal feeling for me these days.

I hope life with ya'll has been good. Each day is special and one that you can never get back. I also hope we all get the relief we seek, whether it be from the heat or the water. It seems we need what they in the midwest have and we have what they need. Can we switch for a while???  Much love to ya'll. Talk to you soon!


  1. I'm getting all about bags right now, too. Specifically I've decided that I want to give Christmas gifts in crocheted bags this year instead of in wrapping paper so I'm trying to make a handful in various sizes for that project. Love what you're doing with your interest in them!

    Sending continued kind thoughts to you and yours ...

  2. I'm glad you're back. Your things look great. The thread always makes things look so much better, I think. That's why all the Japanese patterns are all so popular. Nearly all of them are in thread or very thin yarn. They look great but take longer than regular yarn.

    Yep, it's hotter than hell! Stay cool...

  3. I tried the hobo bag . got through the lasttwo rounds for the front and mine was nowhere as nice as yours . . . so, I made coasters out of the yarn . just crocheted the pure into coasters . . . they ended up so nice I placed them on Etsy.

    You need an Etsy shop . . . I think you could sell your hobo bags there.

  4. I love working with thread...but it does take longer. Your projects are always so nice...and the purse is going to be so cute.

    When I lived in Florida, there was a fire in the Okeefenokee Swamp one year...and it even blrew our way. It was really strange walking out to my car and having ash fall on me. It's amazing how ash can travel so far. I pray you all get rain, and very soon. :)

    Blessings to you and yours

  5. I love all of your bags and purses and such. I'm a bag lady. I wish we could switch some weather with you. We've had way too much rain and the skeeters are horrific. If the farmers haven't already gotten their fields planted, it's almost too late. Flooding everywhere. So sorry about all the heaviness on your mind with your friends. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy each day and be thankful. Thinking of you.

    Cindy Bee

  6. Your crochet is very pretty, lovely, lovely work. Hadn't been around for a bit so had to read your previous post ... oh, I certainly will offer prayers for Shane and Johnny. I am so sorry.


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