Tag Archives: crochet

Hot Off the Hook – April 2019

I have to say I wasn’t to crazy about these colors, but the bigger it got the more I liked it. After all, my favorite season is the fall. I think its one of those times like when you try on a blouse and realize that it definitely looked better on you, then on the hanger.

I used 3 skeins, called pumpkin spice by Caron Cakes. Trying to bust my stash…and this was my first try at a 10 point star, I’ll definately do it again just maybe not so big.

1 Skein 33″

2 skeins 46″

3 skeins 56″


Hot Off the Hook – March 2019

I have just started my 6th crochet project! What, a busy month! I have found that when my anxiety is up, I crochet ALOT!

I am really into a particular designer for crochet, Bonnie Barker of Bonnie Bay Crochet. I never thought I would attempt her designs because they look so difficult. Guess what? They aren’t! Who knew! Lol if you know the 3 basic stitches (SC, DC, TDC) then you can do it. Beleive me, of I can do it, YOU CAN TOO!

Show me what you are working on…

Heres some pictures…

Charity project, lap blankie

Celtic knot baby blanket, red Big Bro blankie and Hot Pink Big Sister blankie.

Tulip stitch baby blanket with hat and little crowb headband for a premie that spent 4 months in hospital.

Happy Hooking my Friends❣

Camera Clicks- 2019 March 20 Super Moon

So I rushed home from a meeting to get set up for this Photo Shoot (lol trying to sound fancy) and what happens? Clouds, clouds happen, Lots and lots of Clouds.

So I set my camera settings for what worked last time and guess what? They didnt work this time. So I learned something today YAY ME! Insert a little sarcasm here…

So, i just started changing settings, I literally took 200 pictures, until i found what worked! Persistence Pays Off!

So When my alarm went off at 0430, I knew the moon would be out front of our house so i went to take a look, CLEAR SKIES!!! So i grab the tripod and camera and start snapping, yep in my PJs and BEFORE coffee! Good thing there weren’t any shady characters around, me before coffee would put them right back on the straight and narrow 🤣🤣🤣

After coffee and one to go for the drive to work, I snapped a few more! Yep, along with my camera I also travel with my current crochet projects! And Coffee, never forget that❣☕📸 Bag Lady Much 🛍

Last Adventure of 2018

Well I’ve found another fun thing to do, can you imagine? If you’ve read my last post about Rose from “Titanic” you’ll understand that I have many interests.

So I’ve been a big fan of Ansel Adams, who is a famous photographer and for Christmas i received a pretty fancy camera. Pictures to follow…

But first, this is the first installment of this adventure which started early the friday morning after Christmas. We headed to the airport a bit later than origannally planned. We ended up taking a tour of long term parking (The Hubs was driving) only to end up in short term parking. 😁 Then we took the new tram from the parking area which took us to the right place. But we needed to check our bags which meant we needed to go down stairs (anxiety is starting to mount, we are not late but…), there was a Disney sized conga line so we hightailed it outside to curb service to check our bags. Of course this is where we realized we should have dropped our bags first lol before taking the tour of the airport parking areas. Lol so, we made it to our gate after getting gropped…flight takes off at 6am then we had a little layover and made our final destination by 1pm.

So we are in Western Michigan and there is snow on the ground. Suddenly i am a kid again, i havent seen snow since 1980…so we headed to a craftbrewery for some libations.  Now if you’ve followed my Harley Vacay posts you know this is the usual for us, but this is the first time we’ve come in winter. I am loving it! Even though this girl has about 8 layers on, which isnt fun when you have a hot flash! Let me tell you, having a hot flash while wearing this many layers gives you a real honest to God incite on a Turkey in a basting bag at Thanksgiving! 🤣🤣🤣

In a 3 day period i have taken over 500 pictures with my new camera and i am in Love with the Night Vision setting. Please let me know what you think, heck maybe you have some suggestions….I have a crochet project to work on now.

I hope you all have had a Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year to come❣

What does it mean to me?

Morning everyone! So i read a post that has been stuck in my brain for a few days.  It askes “what is your blog really about?” And “How much time did you spend on you About page?” (Here is the original post: https://wp.me/p5oeKw-4c )

So, i went back and read my “About” page. I think i did a pretty good job explaining why i started this blog and my interrests. But I’d like to add this visual, if you will.

Have you seen the “Titanic” movie? If so, you’ll know what i mean when i say, Rose and Jack inspired me. You see, in the movie Jack encourages Rose to “Do” all those things she is curious about. In the begining of the movie Rose is 100+ years old and the story is told by her. What i noticed was she DID all those things she and Jack talked about.

So back to this blog.  Of course i want this blog to be successful and if you read up on how to do that, most advice says to pick one subject. I tried that, but in short i just didnt like that.  I have many interrests, like Rose, and i want to talk about all of them. I did identify a particular interrest that not much is written about but that doesn’t get many readers. 

So what I’ve learned thus far is the common denominator in all my interrests is Me. My passion, experiences and thoughts. I love Books, riding my motorcycle, crocheting, our grandchildren, shopping and a host of other things.

I am totally open to suggestions and would love to hear your thoughts. 

Our Lovie

So our granddaughter is 3 weeks old❣ WHAT, an amazing journey, so far. We are all twisting in the wind over this little being. I have seen so many amazing transformations in all of us, its been, well AMAZING❣😁

I love coming up with nicknames for the kids in my life. I have a Mooshka, who has the mooshiest cheeks, a Lizzy because she was always sticking her tongue out, a Ms. Thing because she was always in to something, a Princess PJ because she rules mightily, a monkey because he is all boy and i could keep going….but Lovie, now that one just struck me. I made a few “lovies”  while we were waiting for her arrival. And as these last few weeks have flown by she became our little security blankie.  We are all just so attached to her already. 💞

If you can envision a human pyramid with this little one being on the top with all the rest of the family holding each other (and her) up, this kid has one hell of a posse!

We are so incredibly humbled that all of her family members on bothsides, not only get along but truly are her village. To help make her one of the next generations greatest citizens, whatever her path.

Our Lovie❣

Morning Thoughts

Trying to put a positive swing on this word “menopause”, it’s hard because it usually strikes fear in most peoples mind right away.

So lets try adding a bit of positivity today…

Things on my mind, Gardening, critters, my dogs, why I cant log into Facebook, crochet projects, who my crochet projects are for, posting my blog and why its been so long, up coming motorcycle trip…just small stuff. ha ha ha

So with my first cup of coffee this morning at 5 am on a Saturday, I let the dogs out and what am I greeted with…A Hooting Owl! That is so darn exciting! They are like sentinels telling me they’ve been watching over us while we slept. Something so calming about going out in the early morning before sunrise and seeing the moon and stars. The first thing I listen for is birds, to see if anyone else is awake with me. There seems to be a small window of time before sun up that all the night critters are settling down and the day walkers are stirring from their comfy beds. I seem to have one foot in each of these worlds lately and I feel like an intruder but yet privileged to witness it all.

Yesterday I discovered that a critter (maybe a damn squirrel) ate all the little tiny flowers off all the purslane in the yard, just snipped it off clean. Instead of really getting mad, I wondered what kind of nutrients the flowers had that they needed. Assuming at this point in late spring that everyone out there is trying to grow some offspring. I also discovered that George (refer to my last post) has taken on a boarder in the Night Blooming Ceres…a Frog, who thankfully didn’t try to attack me, well that’s something at least. Daddy Bluebird was in the bird house again, poked his head out watching me again. I still didn’t have my phone to take a picture, I will keep trying. Hopefully before the kids fly the nest. The squirrels are really a pain in the “you know where”! They dump the bird feeder every chance they get, thankfully, with the help of a slinky that is happening less. Yes, I said slinky, if you manage to get it on the shepherds hook right it keeps them from getting to the bird feeder. Which in turn allows the birds to eat in peace.

Speaking of peace, there is something about getting up early before the world really gets going. Well I need to get ready we are going fishing today on the boat, this will be the first weekend that hasn’t been raining so I am really looking forward to some sun and salt air.