Tuesday, April 29, 2014

~ Two on Tuesday ~

~ 'Guardian Grandmas' edition ~

* I made a delivery to the hospital yesterday:

I wish you all a happy day.  :)

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Monday, April 28, 2014

~ Moody Monday ~

Monday April 21st - 27th:

21st:  productive/creative - lime = got lots of things done today
22nd:  I'm ok/content - aqua
23rd:  happy - pink = a good mood day
24th:  I'm ok/content - aqua
25th:  happy - pink = another good mood day
26th:  tired - blue
27th:  productive/creative - lime = housework, crochet stuff

I'm still not sure about the ends, but looking at the blanket and seeing just how many ends there are - I'm leaning toward the fringe idea.  What do you think I should do?  :)

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

~ just me talking ~

I started working on the scrap yarn blanket - plus I run my mouth a little.  :)

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

~ a scarf, a new blankie, and my day ~

In this picture, the buttons are just glued on - I sewed them on later that evening with knit-cro-sheen.  
The buttons are hiding mistakes that were made.

A pile of scrap yarns that will be tied together and wound into a yarn cake with my yarn winder.  I am planning on starting a scrappy blanket with it.  :)

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Monday, April 21, 2014

~ Moody Monday ~

Monday April 14th - 20th:

14th:  I'm ok/content - aqua
15th:  sick/pain - grey = feeling like I'm in slow motion for most of the day
16th:  irritated/grouchy - lavender = stupid, irritating cable company - they have been charging me for phone service since January, and I do not use them for my phone.  The last time the cable man was here, he changed our modem.  The phone is included on the modem.  I did not know that.  From now on I will scrutinize the heck out of the bills they send me.
17th:  bored - off white
18th:  irritated/grouchy - lavender = went to Giant (grocery store), finished my shopping and walked up to lane 10.  I looked up to make sure the lane light was on.  I stood in line for a good 5 minutes (maybe more).  The lady in front of me turned around and said "the cashier says she's closing after me".  I just looked at her for a minute or two because I couldn't believe it, and then said "well, ok" and moved over to lane 9.  After standing in that line for a few minutes, another cashier walks up and says to the lady in front of me "Ma'am, I can take you on lane 11".  Wait a minute - what about me?  I started to get a little irritated then - and I stayed irritated - ruined the rest of my day.  
19th:  happy - pink = good day out with Vince and Bobby.
20th:  happy - pink = Happy Easter! 


(see the 2 fireman trying to get into the car window?)

Who in the world calls the fire department because they can't get into their car?
Calls like this is probably why Vince's shed burned down quite a few years back.  Glenn Dale Fire Dept. (which is like 15 minutes away) showed up before the Bowie Fire Dept. (which is like 1 minute away).  When they did finally show up, all they did was tear the walls down and watch it burn - they didn't bring out the water until the end.  I felt so bad for Vince - he lost everything.

Well anyways - I'm gonna quit fussing now.  I wish you all a great day.  :)

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

~ Happy Easter ~

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

~ Yoo-hooooooo ~

Shari and Sharon - you were the winners of my giveaways.  I've left comments on your blogs, but I haven't heard from you.  Please email me at dlyrs@juno.com with your mailing addresses.


After thinking about it, I've decided to join Twitter.  I've had a few invites from bloggy friends, and I thank you.
If you're on Twitter and would like to follow me - my name is:
Debi Crochets


I've been surfing around YouTube and watching daily vlogs.  Some are boring and some are nice.
I've seen a couple by this one guy (and his family) - I won't mention any names - and by the looks of the numbers, his videos are very popular, but for the life of me I can't get through the first 10 minutes.  He is a very irritating person.  He's also idiotic and a bully.

There's another popular vlog with a young couple and a baby.  It amazes me that the young lady doesn't realize that her husband is gay.

Well, anyways.  The reason I'm surfing the computer for shows is because we're getting rid of cable tv.  I'm sick to death of paying $142 a month just to watch crap.
We will just watch dvd's and stuff on the computer.
Anyone else given up cable tv?  Let me know how it went for you.

Ok - I guess that's it for now.  See you next time - and have a great day.  :)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

~ Two on Tuesday ~

* the great weather we've been having - in the low 80's and sunny.  (except for today - today it's raining.)

* 2 projects I've made:
   - a plastic canvas coaster for Erica to use at work -

   - another baby cocoon -

Have a great day.  :)


close-up for PurpleYarnCake -

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Monday, April 14, 2014

~ Moody Monday ~

Monday April 7th - April 13th:

7th: happy - pink = 2 'guardian grandmas' donations
8th: productive/creative - lime = regular stuff & I did the taxes
9th: I'm ok/content - aqua
10th: happy - pink = another 'guardian grandmas' donation
11th: I'm ok/content - aqua
12th: productive/creative - lime = same old busy-ness
13th: happy - pink = dinner at Erica's

(I need to start weaving in those ends)

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

~ and the winners are... ~

There were lots of entrants - 

but there can only be 2 winners - and they are.......

Congrats to Shari ('a stitched pattern') and Sharon G ('Sharon's Eclectic Retreat') !!!

Please email me at dlyrs@juno.com with your mailing address ladies.  I will have your prize in the mail to you as soon as I can.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

~ another beautiful 'g g' donation ~

I received another donation for the 'guardian grandmas' yesterday, and this one is from Akhila.

Thank you so much Akhila.  ♥

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

~ Susanne's 'guardian grandmas' donation ~

Plus my dogs.  

Susanne from 'Forget-Me-Not' sent 2 baby blankies with matching hats.  They are beautiful.

Thank you so much Susanne.  You're an angel.  ♥

Here's the link to the pattern for the tulips blanket:


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

~ 'guardian grandmas' donations ~

- The one in which I forget where I know my friends from.  I apologize -

Joyce S. and Linda from 'Linda's Crafty Corner' sent me some beautiful baby items.  Joyce sent lots of baby blankies and Linda sent an adorable little baby sweater and baby hats.  Thank you both so much - I appreciate your hard work.  :)

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

~ Two on Tuesday ~

***These giveaways are closed***

* a giveaway!  A Lion Brand Yarn 'Pound of Love' in the color of pink.  This yarn is 100% acrylic and it weighs 16 ounces.  

The actual color is not as bright as it seems in the photo.

To enter this giveaway, be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post only.

* another giveaway!!  3 skeins of Loops & Threads Impeccable.  2 skeins are 'clear blue' and 1 skein is 'arbor rose'.  Each skein is 100% acrylic and weighs 4.5 ounces.  

The colors of the yarn in the picture are not true colors.  The 'arbor
rose' yarn is more peachy in person.

To enter this giveaway, be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post only.

These giveaways are separate - there will be 2 winners.

I will draw the name's of the winners of both giveaways on 
Sunday, April 13th.

Good luck everyone!!

p.s.  I just might throw a couple little extra prizes in the boxes.  :) 
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Monday, April 7, 2014

~ Moody Monday ~

Apr. 1st - Apr. 6th:

Monday 1st: productive/creative - lime = same old housework and shopping
2nd: I'm ok/content - aqua
3rd: sick/pain - grey = dang headache all day
4th: sad/pensive - yellow = not sad, just thinking about selling my car
5th: happy - pink = out to see friends, bought a set of knitting looms
6th: I'm ok/content - aqua

I crocheted a few 'autumn berry flowers' for my blanket.  I'll attach them somewhere on the bottom corner when the blanket is finished.  I have to say that I'm really liking the way it's turning out.  :)

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

~ and the winner is..... ~

We had a good turn-out for this giveaway - thanks for entering ladies.  

The winner of this giveaway is..................

Congrats Sarah!!  Please email me at dlyrs@juno.com with your mailing address, and I'll have your prize out to you as soon as I can.


p.s. the mason jars are from Erica's wedding.  She had tied a tag around the top with a piece of twine so everyone could write their name on it and then keep the jar as a momento.  Very nice.  :)

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

~ seriously? c'mon people ~

* idiots at the bank drive-thru
* lazy guy 
* stinky old lady
* inconsiderate bicyclist

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

~ cleaning house ~

I cleaned out my blog list by un-following at least 20 blogs that have either stopped blogging, closed their blog or have changed their blog to 'invited readers' only.  Where has everyone gone?

And I've deactivated my Pinterest account.  Don't really use that anymore.

I'm also going to head on over to Facebook and deactivate my 'Dly's HooksandYarns' page.  I don't like Facebook and I don't really use that either.

This is my computer Spring cleaning.  :)

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

~ a giveaway ~

**this giveaway is closed**

I haven't done one of these in a long while - so let's do one now.  
A couple weeks ago I went to Tuesday Morning and bought a pair of Susan Bates size 15 US (10.00 mm), 14" long knitting needles, and 3 skeins of Red Heart Shimmer yarn - the color is 'lime'.  It is a medium size 4, 97% acrylic/3 metallic polyester yarn.  Machine wash, tumble dry.  Each skein weighs 3.5 oz and a size I (5.5mm) hook is recommended.

If you would like a chance to win this prize - all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post only.

I will choose a winner on Sunday, April 6th.  Good luck!  :)


I know, I know - I had thought that I would try knitting again, but I think I might go with loom knitting instead. 

And stay tuned - I might have another giveaway with the pink Pound of Love that I bought since I went back to Tuesday Morning and couldn't resist buying another one.  What can I say? - it was half price.  :)

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

~ Two on Tuesday ~

* a lovely week spent with the Canada family.  Talking, going here and there.  Surprisingly - I didn't take pictures.  I hope someone caught them in pictures from the wedding.

* my beautiful daughter's wedding on Friday evening.  
I love this picture of the bridesmaids.  I don't know why, but Erica thought it was a good idea to give them knives.  The face on Emily (3rd from the right) is priceless.  She actually looks like she might hurt you.  :)

(Suzanne is kind of scary too)  :)


my grandson James using my Innovations knitting machine.

There are a few snags in there, but I think he did a fantastic job.  When I donate this to the hospital, I am going to attach a note saying that this was crafted by my 7 yr. old grandson.

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