Monday, July 30, 2012

Our last day!

Here we are on our last day. I think everyone is ready to get home. It has been fun, but it is just time to be on our way.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sad sad day...

Well, the good news is that it's not broken. But all my ligaments are torn across/around my foot.

Friday, July 27, 2012

We survived!

It has been a couple of days, but just wanted everyone to know we were all doing okay!
The ride went smooth & pretty quick considering we stopped a few times.
It is hot here, just like at home...with no rain.
I have been crocheting a little less than usual, but I still have managed to work up a few things.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Quote of the day:

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."  ~~Jane Howard

Hmmmmm...?

I am still fiddling around with new patterns & colors! I just can't decide. If I put all the odd ones together I suppose that would make for an interesting piece. Anyhow, I really need to get busy packing & preparing for our trip!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Quote of the day:

"A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow."  ~~Charlotte Brontë

No Granny today

I did not get around to the next Granny Square in the book today, sorry. I did however fiddle around with a few different squares & some color combinations. I just can't decide if I should go bright colors or if I should do a toned down project this time. I need a "square" project, because I think they are easier to travel with, and I will be MIA from the blogger world for a week. Anyhow, if anyone drops in & has a suggestion, just let me know...which square or what colors??? Or both :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Quote of the day:


"The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible."  ~~Jean Kerr, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, 1957

Granny Square of the day # 20

Day # 20 brings us the Dania Square! I enjoyed the bright colors I chose...I think it would make a lovely blanket or pillow cover.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

My new crochet love...



I really, really loved crocheting this cushion! I could have gone on & on with it, but decided not to.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Lucy at Attic24! What a wonderful pattern & awesome tutorial!

Quote of the day:

"If you want to be happy, be."  ~~Leo Tolstoy

Granny Square of the day # 19

The Variation Adrienne Square...super easy, especially after yesterday's square :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quote of the day:

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." ~~G.K. Chesterton

Granny Square of the day # 18

Day # 18 is the Tri-Colored Clusters. I really like the looks of this one. It looks a bit Celtic to me. It's funny because it says "Experienced" at the top & I just didn't believe it looking at the picture. Ha Ha...joke was on inexperienced me...It was a bit challenging figuring it out for sure. But I think it turned out alright all the same.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My deepest apologies ;)

I was so politely informed by my mother that I was not living up to the title of my blog.  I have fallen addicted to crochet & that is all I have posted recently.  She loyally checks everyday & I know she is looking for pictures of her grandkids.  Sorry, mom...here are some new ones to chew on for awhile :)




















We tried, that is Stella's head, bottom right corner :)

Quote of the day:

"Heat, ma'am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones."  ~~Sydney Smith, Lady Holland's Memoir

Granny Square of the day # 17

Day # 17 is the beautiful Butterfly Garden Square!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Quote of the day:

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." ~~Vincent Van Gogh

Granny Square of the day # 15

For Day # 15 we have the Building Block!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quote of the day:

"Think left and think right and think low and think high.  Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!" ~~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Granny Square of the day # 14

Day # 14 is the Cone Flower.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Quote of the day:

"I like cappuccino, actually. But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all."~~David Lynch

Love, Love, Love

African Flower pattern via craftpassion.com

Blooming Flower Cushion by Lucy @ Attic24 xoxo
These are two of my four projects I have going at one time! These make me smile & I just love the yarns I am working with on both! Needless to say, they are my favorite projects so far as well!
The African flowers are being hooked in the Tahki Cotton Classic yarn with a 3.50mm US E/4 hook.
And the Blooming Flower I am using a cotton/nylon blend I purchased recently online. They compared it to Borraco Weekender. I really really like it. It does split a little easy so you have to watch your hook, but the stitch definition & the feel of it is sublime!  
Oh yeah, I am using a 4.00mm US G/6 hook for this one.

Granny Square of the day # 13

Day # 13 brings the Cluster Cross Square!

I thought I might mention this, now that I have been posting one of these things a day for almost two weeks...I am using Tahki Cotton Classic yarn & a US G6 crochet hook (4.00mm).

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quote of the day:

"Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."~ ~Mary Anne Radmacher

Granny Square of the day # 11

Granny Square # 11~~~Dogwood Flower!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Granny Square of the day # 10




Granny Square a day # 10~~Great Grandma's Square

Quote of the day:

"In the Middle Ages, they had guillotines, stretch racks, whips and chains.  Nowadays, we have a much more effective torture device called the bathroom scale."  ~~Stephen Phillips

Monday, July 9, 2012

Quote of the day:

"My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be.  No one else cares.  Why should you?"  ~~Erma Bombeck

Granny Square of the day # 9




Day # 9....Lilyan's Lace Square. 
I enjoyed hookin' this one, can't wait to block it!

Saturday, July 7, 2012