I hope I'm not bothering ya'll, but I have a couple more things to show you. First - I started a baby blankie last night. I frogged the 'baby crooked ripple' (just couldn't get into it) and I'm using that yarn along with a strand of white baby yarn to crochet a hexagon.
And second - yesterday, Susanne from 'Forget-Me-Not' posted about her collection of cookie cutters. She asked if we had collections and at first I commented that I only collected yarn, but then I realized that I do have a collection - belt buckles. It all started with my Dad's belt buckle that my Mom gave to me about a year ago. My Dad loved bluegrass music - he played it all the time. His main instrument was the mandolin, but he could play anything. I have many, many memories of my Dad and his friends playing music in the living room of the house I grew up in. Picture amplifiers, microphones, guitars, a mandolin, a dobro, a banjo, a fiddle, anything really. It was fantastic. When Vince would come to pick me up for a date, he wouldn't want to leave - he wanted to stay and listen to the music. :)
The music stopped for my Dad in 1989 and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about him. We all still miss him.
This is my Dad's belt buckle - he wore it a little to the left so it wouldn't scratch the back of the instruments:
and here is the rest of my collection:
I think my 2nd favorite is the cupcake buckle. :)