Monday, June 30, 2014

~ Moody Monday (the last one) ~

June 23rd - 29th:

23rd:  sick/pain - grey = a small pesky headache all day
24th:  happy - pink = spent time at Mom's
25th:  I'm ok/content - aqua
26th:  happy - pink = in a good mood today
27th:  bored - off white = did a few small things, but most of the day I just wandered around not doing anything
28th:  happy - pink = spent time at Mom's again
29th:  I'm ok/content - aqua

Well, that's it ladies.  I have finished up the stripes for my Mood blanket.  Right now it measures 42" x 58" not including the fringe.  I will be working on that next.  When the whole thing is complete, I will make a small video to show it off.

I would like to thank mummy_stacey (who is now @frofunky on Instagram) for dreaming up the great idea of a Mood Blanket.  Here is the Facebook page for the Mood Blanket group.  (You have to ask to join.)

Have a great day.  :)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

~ round ripple baby blankie ~

Good morning everyone.  Finished up the round ripple last night.  I also made a hat to go with it.  Can you spot the hat in the picture?  

The blankie and hat were crocheted with 'I Love This Yarn!' in 'sugarplum stripe' and a J hook.  I love using 'ILTY!' because it's so soft and squishy, and the variegated colorways are so pretty, but I can't buy as much as I would like since it costs more than my favorite go-to yarn Red Heart Super Saver.  I will treat myself every once in a while though.


I ordered more of the 'guardian grandma' cards for the baby items.  I changed the wording a little about the washing - what do you think?

I have 200 cards, so I'm pretty much set for all the baby donations that you ladies would like to send me.  ;)

Also, the last time I visited the hospital, the head nurse asked if anyone knew how to quilt.  She put in a request for quilted covers to go over the top of the isolettes to help keep out the light and noises.  The quilts don't have to be fancy.  If anyone could help out with that, I would appreciate it tremendously.  

Thank you so much.  ♥

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

~ Two on Tuesday ~

* new variegated yarns

* new plants

(the plant in the ladybug coffee mug planter)

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Monday, June 23, 2014

~ Moody Monday x2 ~

June 9th through June 22nd:

Mon. 9th:  happy - pink = in a good mood all day
10th:  productive/creative - lime = housework, laundry, sorted through variegated yarns
11th:  happy - pink = a g.g. donation from Sarah Sweethearts
12th:  I'm ok/content - aqua
13th:  I'm ok/content - aqua
14th:  happy - pink = at the campground
15th:  happy - pink = at the campground

Mon. 16th:  happy - pink = at the campground
17th:  happy - pink = at the campground
18th:  happy - pink = at the campground
19th:  tired - blue = clean up, drive home, put everything away
20th:  I'm ok/ content - aqua
21st:  productive/creative - lime = laundry, grocery shopped
22nd:  I'm ok/ content - aqua

The end of this month will be the end of my Mood blanket.  It's at the perfect size now.  It will probably take me a little while to work on the fringes though.  :)

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

~ solid granny squares blanket ~

Here's the beginning of my solid granny squares blanket that I started when I was at the campground.  I am using different brands of variegated and prints yarns for the squares and Red Heart Super Saver in 'baby pink' for the border.  

(The link to the granny square joining videos is on the right sidebar.)

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

~ back from the campground ~

Hi everyone.  We're back from the campground - we had a great time.  It was hot, so we went swimming every day and it was so refreshing.  We saw a lot of wildlife - groundhogs, deer, woodpeckers (which I didn't know were so big), and we saw bunnies, but they were too fast to get a picture of.  I worked on my crocheting and Laura got back into working plastic canvas.  We had made a trip to Joann's (which is just a few miles down the road) - I bought more variegated yarns and Laura bought a plastic canvas clutch piece to work.  

I'm really sorry about the shakiness of this video.  When I review the short video's on my camera and then upload them to my small Acer laptop, they are fine.  It's when I make them into a movie and then upload them to YouTube that the shakiness starts.  I think it's because my Acer can't handle it.  I'll be getting a larger memory card  so I can leave the video's on my camera until I get home to upload them to our bigger computer.  Hopefully, that will take care of the problem.  

Enjoy your day.  :)

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

~ Goin' up the Country ~

Baby you wanna go?

(sorry for the poor quality)

I'll be back Thursday - ya'll be good.  :)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

~ g.g. donation from SarahSweethearts ~

I received a guardian grandmas donation from 'SarahSweethearts' late yesterday.  It was a small box, but there were a lot of pretty little baby items in there - I was surprised.  Take a look for yourself:

Aren't they all adorable?  My favorites have got to be the teeny, tiny baby booties.

Thank you so much Sarah.  ♥

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

~ Two on Tuesday ~

* sorting through my variegated yarns to get ready for a new project.

* a new printer from my sister.  Now I can print things out to my hearts content (or until the ink runs out).

Enjoy your day.  :)

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Monday, June 9, 2014

~ Moody Monday ~

June 2nd - 8th:

2nd:  productive/creative - lime = made another video
3rd:  tired - blue = feeling a little run down today
4th:  sad/pensive - yellow = Mr. S.'s funeral was today
5th:  I'm ok/content - aqua
6th:  happy - pink = Erica, Dave and the boys came to visit
7th:  productive/creative - lime = made a ghost costume, and started a hat
8th:  sick/pain - grey = headache all day.  I've done nothing except crochet this stripe onto my blanket

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

~ this is not ... ~

...the proper way to use a Serger. 

- right hand on the presser foot
- left hand guiding the fabric
- legs dying

This is the ghost costume that I will be wearing at the next haunted house at the campground.


Now I'm working on the white hat that goes with the costume.

I really need to get up off that floor.  :)

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

~ Two on Tuesday ~

Two of my all-time favorite crochet patterns:

* the round ripple - I absolutely love this pattern.  I was using Angel Fire's pattern, but for some reason it's not being shared anymore.  The two sites where the pattern was posted say "sorry, page not found."  I don't know why the designer decided not to share with us anymore, but it's a shame.  I love that pattern and I know a lot of my readers love it too.  It's a good thing I have the pattern memorized.

* the granny square - who doesn't love the granny square?  It's a very versatile pattern that you can use to make anything from coasters to an afghan.

I love crochet.  :)

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Monday, June 2, 2014

~ Moody Monday ~

Oh my goodness - I can't believe I almost forgot that today was Moody Monday.

May 26th through June 1st:

May 26th:  I'm ok/content - aqua
27th:  irritated/grouchy - lavender = Vince's new phone was messed up - finally got it right
28th:  sad/pensive - yellow = my brother-in-law Frankie's father, Mr S. passed away late last night.  (Frankie is married to my sister Julie)
29th:  I'm ok/content - aqua
30th:  I'm ok/content - aqua
31st:  productive/creative - lime = I made 2 videos and decorated a tshirt
June 1st:  happy - pink = out and about with Vince and Bobby

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