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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Crochet Flowers

I have a picture of the crochet test from last night, but I am using white yarn and the pic is not that good. The test turned out great and I showed Sharon today what to do with it.
I am a little puzzled by a pattern that she has for crochet flowers so I am going to test that tonight. The pattern makes no sense, but I am going to try and do exactly the way it says and see what happens. I still think that my way is better, but we will see.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Crochet Testing

I am making great progress with my Twilight socks, but don't think I will finish them by the end of the month as I had hoped. I have another crochet test to do tonight for one of the girls at work. She is a new crocheter and I have been helping her past the hurdles. She tried to do a dishcloth, but got stuck, so I am going to make it to where she is on it, so we can go from there. She is a quick study and picks things up really fast. The dishcloths can be found here. They look easy, so I am going to try one tonight. I will post a pic!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Wrap

Today is Good Friday and I am amazed at how many of my herbs and flowers are blooming! That is not how it is supposed to be! I think that seasons are all out of whack! You are not supposed to plant anything until Good Friday, according the Farmers Almanac and my Grandmother. I have always followed her routine and it has never failed me. So, what is going on? For starters, I don't remember Good Friday ever being this late in the spring, and that makes it later to plant. I am still going to follow the plan I have always followed and hope for the best. My peonies, roses and other spring flowers are doing fine, but some my herbs are blooming and that shouldn't happen until late in the summer. I am keeping them trimmed and trying to get them back on track. My clematis is lovely again this year. Clematis is an amazing flower and is always beautiful.
We all went out yesterday and mowed the lawn, trimmed the shrubs and cleaned the yard. Brian and Anna were such good helpers and we had a great time. .

It is supposed to rain today and I am hoping that it does to water in some of our new plantings. One of my friends on Rav sent me some iris bulbs and another friend sent me a box full of daylilies. I am so excited! I planted the irises, but still have to get the daylilies in the ground. I think they are going to be beautiful in my border.

We are having an Easter egg hunt on Sunday and I am looking forward to the kids being here. Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Weekend

I am so excited! I am going to pick up my babies tomorrow for Easter weekend. And, the kids are coming on Sunday for lunch and an Easter egg hunt. I am taking Thursday off and Friday is a holiday for us, so I am going to have 4 whole days with my babies! woo-hoo!

On Sunday, I am going to teach Liz how to make my Death by Chocolate Cake. I know that she will love it and be able to make it for her friends and family after Sunday.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Wrap

Ok, I have decided that I will not stop blogging, I enjoy it too much. This was an interesting week, to say the least. I finished my Comfy Scarf, made some great progress on the Twilight socks and started a potato chip scarf as a test for the crochet club. We are planning to start a group on Ravelry for the crochet club and I am trying to get everyone signed up on Rav.

I am changing over from throwing to picking and it is a slow process. I am doing better each day, but I am still so slow. I have always wanted to knit Continental and I am not sure why I learned English, but I am switching in the hope that my knitting will look nicer and it will be more uniform. Wish me luck!

The kids are coming for Easter weekend and I am planning to have a big Easter egg hunt. I think it will be fun and the kids will enjoy seeing the grownups look for the eggs.

My tomato tree arrived. I actually ordered 2 of them, as well as 3 cucumber trees. They look really healthy and I planted them in pots on the deck to get them started. I am anxious to see if I really get all those tomatoes that the ad talked about. Supposedly, a couple in Loganville did. But, we all know that ads are not always truthful. We will see how it turns out.

I received a nice card from Jennifer at the Foundation Fighting Blindness this week regarding the walk. She included pictures of our team that were taken by the photographers. That was a great day and I am looking forward to next year.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

No more Blogging

I am thinking that I will give up blogging. No one reads the blogs, and I have other things that I could be doing.....

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Wrap

Today is my boss's birthday and I made my homemade chocolate cake for her. It doesn't look great, but I know it will taste good!

Going to pick up Brian and Anna for the weekend tonight and I am excited. The weather is going to be nice this weekend and I am hoping that we can go on a picnic on tomorrow. Randy has been working in the yard and I am hoping to get out and do a little gardening this weekend, as well.

I love spring!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Plan

The Chevron scarf is coming along very well. It is going faster than I thought it would. I am determined to finish this scarf, Anna's Sweet Pea blanket and my Twilight socks this month.

I am planning to start a new quilting project this month and finally finish the studio. I have stuff everywhere up there, but it is looking better each week.

I have made a project list which I am going to incorporate in my sketch book and start working on getting the materials together for each one. Prep is half the work of any project, it seems. Takes lots of time and effort to get everything ready just to start the project. I want to get a good hand stitching project started so that when I have the sinus surgery, I will have something to do if I feel up to it.

I am going to have Brian and Anna on Easter weekend, a first for me I think. I am excited about making Easter baskets for them. I am hoping that some of the kids will be able to come for dinner on Easter Sunday. It is really hard for all of us to get together at one time because we are so spread out. I miss the kids and having dinners.

Time passes so quickly! It seems like only yesterday, my boys were little and running around the house......

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday Wrap

This was a busy, but quiet week after all the excitement from VisionWalk. As of today, we have raised $4500 and donations are still coming in. Not bad for our first time out.

The Crochet Club is going well. We don't get to meet as much as we need to since we are doing it on our lunch break, but some of the girls have finished their scarves and are ready to move to a new project. I think that we might start meeting after work for dinner or coffee and that will give us more time to work together. I think that we are going to do One Skein Scarf as our next project.

I made it this week in 2 evenings and it is really fun and easy. The finished product looks so cute and there is a hat to match, which I am currently working on. The club is not ready for hats yet, but when they are, this one will be a good one to start with.

Now that spring is here, I am anxious to do some work in my gardens. My perennial border is really taking shape and looking good. My favorite pot that I kept on the sidewalk out front cracked and fell apart this winter and I am going today to look for another one. Crazy as it may sound, I really loved that pot. It was really old and covered with moss and it looked so good in my front yard. I think I am going to buy another clay pot and make moss on it so that it will look old faster.

I also ordered a tomato tree. Don't know how well it will grow, but I am going to give it a shot.