Monday, August 31, 2015

~ my grandson Will ~

My 16 year old grandson Will is on the Bowie High School football team.  He is the young man on the right.
Will is 6'2" and about 260 lbs., and he is not even the biggest guy on the team.
I have to ask - what are these young men eating to get so big?
I don't remember the guys being this big when I was in High School.
It amazes me every time I look at this picture.


#proudyaya   ♥

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

~ a guardian grandmas donation ~

I received a guardian grandmas donation from Marie T. a few days ago.  She sent 3 beautiful baby cocoon and hat sets:




and 2 of the most softest, squishiest baby blankets.
I do believe Marie loom knitted the blankets with Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, which is a bulky, soft chenille.




They are beautiful Marie - thank you so much!   I really do appreciate all of your hard work, and I'm sure the new Moms and babies will too.   ♥

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

~ checking in ~

Hi everyone!  Just checking in for a few minutes.
I haven't been able to be on the computer (except for a minute here and there) because my Mom has been in the hospital and we've been there with her.
She went in last Tuesday (the 18th) for a couple of problems, which by the way wouldn't have got so bad if Doctor's Hospital wouldn't have dropped the ball like they did.  Take my advice - don't go there!  Well anyway - she's at P.G. Hospital now and the 2 problems she had were taken care of, but the Doctor found another problem that she will have to have surgery to fix.
We are waiting for a bed to open up at the next hospital so she can be transferred.  Today is the 4th day that we have been waiting.

Since I was hanging out at P.G. Hospital, I figured I could make a 'guardian grandmas' delivery - so that's what we did.  Laura was with me so she helped me carry the bags.  Once again - no pictures on the inside, but I took these before we went in.






Have a great day - I'll see ya next time.  :)


    
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Friday, August 14, 2015

~ grey and white ripple blanket ~

Good morning - good morning!!

I have finally finished my granddaughter's ripple blanket.
Erica had sent me a picture that she found on Pinterest - the link went to an Etsy account selling the actual blanket, so I just looked at the picture and copied the pattern from there.
I have no idea if there is a written pattern.






Have a great day!!  :)
  
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

~ just stuff ~

Hello ladies.  I hope everyone is doing well.
I have a few things that I would like to show you.  If you follow me on Instagram (debi_y) then you've already seen this stuff, so I'm sorry for the repeat.

I had to do some grocery shopping (which I hate to do), so I decided to check in the Tuesday Morning store first to see what they have.
I found a bag of mixed buttons, a bag of snaps, a nice pair of scissors, and a bag of 2 adjustable rings.  Don't know what I'm going to do with the rings yet -  I'll let you know.


Here's what was in the bag of buttons.  My favorites are the pink flowers and the cupcake buttons.


I have started working on a new square.  I'm thinking of continuing with the square and making a baby blanket, but I'm not completely sure about that, so I'll keep you updated.


These are the plastic canvas jar wraps that I mentioned in my last video with Laura.
I'm not quite sure I like them yet.
Time will tell.


Speaking of our last video - here it is:


Have a great day - see ya next time.  :)

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Friday, August 7, 2015

~ crochet a headband ~



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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

~ cuddle fleece baby cocoon ~


Materials:
- 7 oz. Premium Yarns Deborah Norville cuddle fleece (or any size 5 bulky yarn)
- L hook

Size:  11" across x 14" top to bottom

Notes:
- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your hook.
- the ch 2 at the beginning of Rnds 1 - 11 do not count as a stitch.

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, work 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st.  2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, dc in next dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, dc in next 2 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, dc in next 3 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 6:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, dc in next 9 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnds 7 - 11:  Ch 2, dc in same dc as the joining st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnd 12:  Ch 1, sc in same dc as the joining st.  Sc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 13:  Ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 1.  *dc next 2 sc together, ch 1.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 14:  Ch 1, sc in same dc as the joining st.  Sc in each dc and ch-1 space around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnds 15 - 27:  Repeat Rnds 13 - 14 consecutively.  At end of Rnd 27, end off.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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