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SO I am finally coming to join the world a bit more these days. It is very difficult to find the right words lately. I usually am full of them. Since Mom passed away I got mainly nothing. My Love, Crocheting and a great support team is helping through my grief.

Seeing that I am basically wordless I will let you see that my April was full of yarny goodness

Cord Pouch

Cord Pouch

Hook Necklace

Mango Charity Scarf

Key Puch Cell Phone Case and Sunglass Case

Hook Rollup Case

Square no. 10

Opened Hook Roll Up Case

Jewelry Pouch

Surprise Charity Scarf

Cloudy Seas Charity Scarf

Cleaning Cloth

I am pretty impressed how this turned out

I am pretty impressed how this turned out

I saw that the Crochet Crowd was doing a crochet challenge and that seemed like something fun. I was a little nervous when I saw that it was an intermediate pattern. Well once I completed it I realized that maybe I am not such a beginner after all. After this hat was completed I had some yarn left over so… I found myself making these wrist warmers:

Give 'em Spirit Wrist Warmers

I will be starting another set in this yarn by Deborah Norville:

red rocks

I am also working on the heat in a lemon chiffon color for myself.

I have been wanting to make something in a pale yellow and when I saw this yarn I knew I just had to use this.

I have been wanting to make something in a pale yellow and when I saw this yarn I knew I just had to use this.

Now onto Yoga. I had been so looking forward to attending the beginners workshop. However, I had to miss it due to an unfortunate incident the day before. As some of you know I am a Medical Assistant at a pediatric practice. Well I was working with one of our autistic patients when all of a sudden he began attacking me.It was the scariest day of my life. The end result was bruised ribs, a bruised kidney and a pinched never, I am doing better a week later. I know to be completed healed it will just take time and I am trying to be patient. I am hoping to make the February Workshop.

Hope you have a fantastic week!

I have been rather busy of late.

This fall some friends turned me on to the show Dexter and all I can say is how much My Love and I have enjoyed this series. We have just finished season 7. It is kinda sad as we will be starting the last season shortly. Its totally okay to be obsessed with a serial killer right!? This shirt was a Christmas gift from one of my friends….LOVING  IT!

Sporting the Dexter Love and showing off the thinner me.

Sporting the Dexter Love and showing off the thinner me.

!I became completely obsessed with crocheting.All of a sudden I noticed I had a stash of infinity scarves and cowls. Of which I would never wear. So I contacted a local organization and donated the mentioned items in addition to a couple pair of fingerless mittens and hats. It felt amazing to be able to help in this small way.

Enough said

Enough said

I finally found the time and opportunity to try Yoga. It was a-w-e-s-o-m-e. I now want to incorporate it into my life. I am so looking forward to taking a workshop on Saturday. I have purchased my first mat and am looking forward to finding and enhancing my inner light. I am so thankful when I can shop/spend  with local small business. This studio just celebrated their 1st year in business. I would totally recommend them to anyone that asks: I was able to attend some of their Winter Solstice Celebration. It was a definite learning and educating experience. I learned that I am not interested in kirtan. I am however more interested in Vinyasa Flow.

In November we celebrated our 20th Anniversary. We went on a road trip to We had an great time. It was so much fun exploring and letting the kid in ourselves out.

Time to have fun

Time to have fun

20 years and still going strong

20 years and still going strong

I am looking forward to what the future holds and all the new and fun experiences ahead of me. Speaking of which I was very fortunate this holiday season to have received gifts that feed my creative side. A friend gave me the gift of learning by giving me a book, yarn and a handitool so that I can learn to knit. How much fun is that going to be.

Recently I came to the realization that I miss how I use to read and write poetry. Well I am intending on changing that and will be sharing here when the mood strikes me. On that note:

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost:

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
It is my goal to blog at least once a month….hopefully more but if not that is okay by me. I finally feel like I am living life!! it feels great!

Wow it has been awhile since I last blogged. See I developed a very bad case of Crochet Addiction. I have been crocheting daily. Actually more like ever chance I got. Well thanks to My Love I am seeing once again that there is life out there….lol

A couple weeks ago I went to my “unplugging” place. I have a friend who has a home/farm that gets no cell coverage. I do not take any other electronic devices. She owns no tv. It is my peaceful place to just be.

How can one not feel peace here:








Farm Hand

I am hoping to get my s*** together soon and get some pictures posted of what I have made lately.
Be good to your self!!

Hi. Well it has been a bit since I last posted. Life has been busy lately. I am still crocheting. In fact I finished my 1st Shawl. It was so much fun and easy to make. I have begun another one. This one and the one after that are going to be birthday gifts. I know I know I said this was to be ny selfish hobby. Boy was I in denial!

I am still sewing. In fact I am in the midst of my biggest project yet. A bag to contain my yarn stash. Of course I can not take the easy path. I am making it a patchwork bag. It contains 5 different fabrics. I am cutting them so they are 10 inches long by 6 inches wide. Seriously wondering if I am insane.

I also have an order for an apron. And just yesterday I was asked to make a band to hold an ostomy bag in place for one of the sweetest 4 year olds I know.

Hope your enjoying your Saturday

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I am so happy that this scarf is completed. I finished it yesterday in about an hour!

Crochet Progress

I started working on my hdc. This project is using both hdc and sc

7.5.14 Update: I frogged this last night. It was a practice piece and the more I looked at it and worked on it the more I realize I do not like hdc at this time. I have moved on to another stitch.

Crocheted Infinity Scarf

Here is the scarf that i made myself. I deemed it my birthday present to myself as I completed 2 days before my birthday!

On Sunday I started Fingerless Mitten #2. I completed it at my crochet group on Wednesday. I made some modification to it. I noted that #1 was much longer and wider than I liked.. Now I am considering making Fingerless Mitten #3 as I did #2 and finding another use for #1. A couple ideas  I have been given for #1 is turn it into a puppet or a headband. As has become typical for me only time will tell what it becomes. 



At my group this week I was taught how to do a hdc, dc, and tc. I have decided to focus for the next little while on hdc. I will work on it for the next few days and have decided that the project for that stitch will be a scarf. Anyone noticing a pattern when i learn a new stitch. And to think 6 months ago I was not a scarf person!




Paisley Scarf Becomes Paisley Bag

Recently it came to my attention that I have yet to make something for my best friend. I have made numerous things for some of her children.

So I decided to make a scarf out of some fabric I had purchased on clearance at Hobby Lobby awhile back. Only to discover I hated it as a scarf. What to do with a 42 inch tube of fabric.

In under an hour I created this bag! I intend to use it as my crochet project bag.

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September 2022