Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A little Busy

Well, as I said, still trying to figure out this new computer, but I did manage to download all my new pictures, so I figured it was time to change the ole' blog. Thanks to all my (few) faithfuls (you know who you are). I miss hearing from you and I do so appreciate your comments!! I have been busy in the...well actually, more crochet right now than knitting. I am in the process of knitting that Moderne Blanket for Alex and Anna. Wow what a huge project. I will take pictures soon, but I feel guilty knitting anything else, when I have so far to go on that. So, what is a knitter to do? .... Crochet of course... that doesn't count!! :) I made some real fast projects though that were great stash busters! First, is the Stitchy Scrubbie I found in the latest issue of Crochet Today. Isn't this fabulous!! The directions were a little strange sounding, but if you follow them then you get this. Just great. I will definitely be making more of these.
The only thing is that the yarn needs to be doubled. I hate that, cuz that means making two balls instead of one, and I will avoid one if I can. I need a ball winder!! Hum!! The next project was a tote.
I did find this pattern somewhere, but simply took the basic directions out of a crochet instruction book for a flat circular bottom. I think I did 7 rounds, then you crochet through the back loop with you first color, and then every color, I used a different stitch, which in crochet means a different length. Make the thing as tall as you want, do the same for the handle, and Viola' instant great summer tote. I have gotten a lot of compliments on this.
Just makes me think summer. I like it!!
I have made a couple dishrags, but they are for swap, and I haven't sent them out yet, so next post I will show you those. Maybe I will have more scrubbies made by then. Guess that is all for now. This is going to be a whirlwind month, our daughter is graduating, every concert and piano and voice recital is scheculed for this month, plus one son in track, not to mention getting ready for her open house. Whew! I'm tired already! :) As usual, thanks for stopping and hopefully I can post soon. Should have lots to share! :) Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm Back!!!!!!

Praise the Lord!! I have a new computer!!! I'm sure you all thought I dropped off the planet, and there were times when I felt like I did! :) I was able to use my husbands old laptop, but lets just say all I could do was lurk and check emails. It wouldn't even let me leave comments!! I have been knittiing. I'm not sure though if I have any new pictures. I will soon, but alas, that part of this computer system isn't quite finished. Here are some updates:
Alex is on a long mission, please pray for him. He just in the last month, had two wisdom teeth pulled, and suffered through a bought of dehydration, that had us a little concerned. He also has lost @ 30 pounds. I asked him if they had a fat Marine Mom weight loss program. I'd be right over! :)
Daughter Ashleigh (the senior) is counting down days, now that spring break is over. She will be done on May 15th!! Whoa, quess I better get going on her open house plans...yikes!!
The Boys are boys... :) trying to keep ones grades up, and one is running track. Hopefully have some pictures of that soon.
Well, it seems to be spring sort of here in Michigan. No blooms yet, but everything is budded. Just waiting for 60 degree weather. Then I am sure everything will pop!!!
I did get out in my yard last week, got the garden beds already, and hope to plant seeds in my garden on Saturday. I guess thats really all. Oh Wedding plans are really in full swing. We went with Anna last week to the place where the reception will be for a taste testing dinner. That was fun, and I think she got the menu set. Today, I am off to meet my brother and his family at the Bridal shop, so my neice Lydia (who is in the wedding) can pick out her dress. Talk about excitement for a 6 year old.... getting to pick out a princess dress. Her only two questions were... what color.... and do I get to carry flowers like Anna!! Very important things you know!! I went a couple weeks ago with Anna and Ashleigh, so Ashleigh could order her dress. That was fun. I got to see Anna's dress. Wow, she will make a beautiful bride. The dress is beautiful, but she makes the dress!! Sappy, but true!! :) I guess that is it for now, I just wanted you to know that I was still here, and have missed being in blogland!! Thanks for visiting, and I hope to hear from you!!