Tuesday, September 4, 2012

~ I'm back ~

Hi everyone - I'm back from the campground.  I had a nice time and I'm already planning my next trip because I did not get done what I wanted to get done.  The living room, dining room and bedroom curtains need to either be replaced or dyed - I'm not sure which way to go on that.  The bathroom wasn't finished either - I need to buy 2 more clear plastic containers for storage.  The kitchen was the only room that was completely finished.  I also did a lot of cleaning which you can't really tell from the pictures.  And speaking of pictures - sorry that they are blurry - I think my camera is about ready to die on me.  I'm really disappointed because most of the before and after pics had to be trashed.  I'll get more when I go back.   

These are the before pictures of the kitchen: 



These are the afters:



Here's the living room - which looks the same except it's a little neater and cleaner:


The dining room - which also looks the same except for being neater and cleaner:



Vince made this table a few years ago to replace the original table that was broken when one of the boys sat on it. 

Here's a plant hanger I made for the bedroom:


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My sister Laura, her son Travis, neice Brittany, brother-in-law Frankie and his kids came up to the campground on Thursday.  We went to the pool on Friday (I stayed in the 3 ft. and 4 ft. section).   

Brittany and Travis

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Here's a couple lots around the campground that I found interesting.  
 
This one I think the lady went just a little bit overboard with the plastic flowers.  Doesn't look bad though - looks nice.


Quick - what is this owner's favorite color?


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Between cleaning the trailer and riding around in the golf cart, I did manage to get some crocheting done.  I made little hats and started working on a baby blankie.  (sorry, blurry pics again)



All in all, I had a nice relaxing time - but it's good to be home.  :)
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29 comments:

  1. So glad you had a nice time. Neighbors can be funny. Love the hats and granny blanket you made��

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  2. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the campground, I'd love to have a week-end trailer, too! As for your neighbours: I'd stay away from them, they might be murderers! (Naaah, not really *gg*)
    It's nice to see you're back, somehow something's missing when you're not around in Blogland... :)

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    1. Thanks Barbara - that's very sweet of you to say. :)

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  3. Debi: So glad your back missed you.. I am so Jealous of your little place of peace, It is adorable. Love your little hats! So cute.

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  4. Welcome back Debi, love your little hats cute! :)

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  5. Oh Debi, I just read your comments about the ladies and their bikinis to Samantha and we laughed out loud, you're so funny. When we were on holiday we saw all shapes and sizes, I stuck to a one piece. Your little place looks lovely and cosy and your neighbours really want to be left alone, don't they? Lots of love xxx

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  6. So nice to see you back. Your hats look great and I like the big granny blanket you are working on. I'd say the people with all the keep out signs might be doing something they don't want people to see...Sounds like you had a fun and relaxing time. Your campgrounds look nice nestled in all the pretty trees. Welcome back; hope you have a great day. Heather

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  7. Glad you're back! We missed you. Maybe all of the cleaning didn't get done, but you managed to squeeze in some crocheting!

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  8. I missed you and am happy you made it back safe and sound.

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  9. Welcome back...you were missed! Enjoyed seeing all your pics. Your camper looks really nice and cozy. :) I got a kick out of the different camp sites you shared. I do believe I am correct in guessing that blue is the favorite color at the one. LOL Nice work on the hats and blankie! :)

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  10. So glad that you are back. I missed you. Thanks for sharing your campground photos. Very interesting. A concept we don't have in India. The hats you have made are really sweet. I must make some (for practice).
    Love.

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  11. love all your pics. love the hats! I used to make a ton of these for charity/babies.
    Hey, I had a question about edging an afghan. I'm making an ALL DC afghan. you know just back and forth DC everywhere, every stitch. Come to realize I didn't make the 'ghan wide enough really. I'm thinking to just put a big huge border/edging on it. I'm HORRIBLE with edges. What do you think? What should I do? Put like a granny stitch border? I really don't know what to do, how to do it, what pattern to use. HELP! lol. You are the QUEEN of crochet, so I thought I'd bug ya ;)

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    1. Thanks Niki. :)

      I think a pretty shell border would be nice. I found this pattern for you to try if you'd like:

      http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa032501.htm

      or your idea about a granny stitch border would also be nice. Start at any corner stitch with a sc, ch 3, sc in same corner stitch, ch 3. * skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3. Repeat from * across the side. sc, ch 3, sc in the corner. Do that all around and when you get to the 1st corner, join with a sl st to the 1st sc. Sl st into the ch-3 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the same space, ch 1. Work 3 dc, ch 1 in each ch-3 space across. Work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in the corner ch-3 space. Do that all around and when you get to the 1st corner, join with a sl st to the top of the 1st ch 3. Sl st over to the ch-2 corner space and work the granny stitch pattern around. You can make as many granny stitch rounds as you'd like.

      Let me know if you need any help. :)

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    2. Hi Niki - I found a border pattern that would look great for your afghan. It's included in Doris Chan's all shawl pattern. Here is the link to her Ravelry page for the download:

      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/all-shawl

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  12. Thanks ladies - I'm glad to be back. :)

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  13. Hola y feliz regreso de unos días de descanso, los gorros son muy bonitos todos y la manta.
    besos

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  14. Welcome back Mrs Debi! wow......you hd a great time,all your pictures are showing the great time you had.....I'm so happy you had a good time....your trailer is looking pretty....nice place to relax.....all the beanie hats are so cute....tha baby grannie blankie also so pretty ,I have to finish one that I already started 2 weeks ago....se you next time ! :0)...happy week.

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  15. Yeah...you are back...all safe and sound! So glad you had a wonderful time. I love your little camper! It looks all warm and cozy. Yes I would say that is one blue house!! Love the hats! Shari

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  16. Well, Hello Stranger! I thought maybe you worked yourself to death and completely wore yourself out. I have missed you, and checked back every day to see if you were back. I think it would be great to have a place to go to relax like a camp ground. Believe it or not, we have one directly behind our property, it is called Leafy Oaks and on Saturday evenings we can sit out back and hear them when they have a band or when the announce B-I-N-G-O to start at the main shelter house. It use to be called Camp Seneca, but when owners changed so did the name. I am glad to see you have gotten time to relax a bit with some crocheting. Glad you are home safe and sound.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  17. Debi - Welcome home! Thanks for taking us to the campground - really enjoyed seeing all the pics!

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  18. Home sweet home!!! So glad you are back after a great time. I really enjoy the photos of the campground, they are all beautiful! Love your home, it looks so special with lots of crochet stuff - I think mine does too!
    You take care and enjoy being home!!!
    Hugs to you, LS

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  19. Thank you all very much ladies. It's nice to go away, but always nice to come back home. :)

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  20. Welcome home debi,I'm so glad you had a good trip and managed a spot of crochet too:) happy weekend blessings xxxx

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  21. Enjoyed your post about your trailer and campground. Your trailer is cute and you have done a nice job with it. Funny captions with your photos of other campground sites too. Had a good laugh. Hubby and I have been campers/RVers for all of our married life - all 38 years. It looks like you may be a seasonal camper? We move around too much for staying in one place. LOL! We're going to the Hershey RV Show this next weekend in Hershey PA. It's the largest RV show in the USA. PS - I always take my crocheting with me when we take off in our travel van!

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    1. Thanks Sandy. Our trailer is permanently parked at the Indian Acres campsite in VA. I only go there in the Summer and Spring, but my husband and son have gone in the Winter. That would be too cold for me. Thanks for dropping by. :)

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  22. Nice little place to go. You've done a nice job with it. Maybe the paranoid ones are from Connecticut or Mass. I know some people up that way that don't trust anyone at all! What a way to live huh? I'm sure there's a story behind it all. I've been a bad blogger. I hope to post a little bit later. Right now I'm trying to catch up a little bit and visit my favorite blogs.

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