Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Thank you for all the comments and private emails regarding my daughter.  She had surgery last week and is recovering well.  DD will be seeing the doctor again next week for a post-surgical follow up and pathology results.  We're praying for a clean bill of health.

I finished the blanket last week -- just in time for the cold weather.  This is my first pieced crochet blanket as well as my first time using a continuous join-as-you-go joining method.  I'm pleased with how it turned out. Hubby and I love how heavy and warm it is.

I've been stitching the Lizzie Kate Sleds.  I'm really enjoying the cute designs, but I'm not too fond of stitching on the perforated paper.  Hopefully, the backordered sleds will arrive in time for gift-giving.  If not, I'll be making these into tags.

I have so much to be thankful for, especially my family and friends!

Wishing you and your family

a Very Happy Thanksgiving

And Safe Travels

Monday, October 31, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Thank you for your comments and private emails.  I still haven't been able to reply to your comments without getting a delivery failure notice, even when I type in your correct email addresses.  

These are the finished squares for a crochet blanket I began working on in June.  I decided to make the blanket big enough to fit our queen size bed.  I think the hardest part of this whole project so far has been laying out the squares.  It took a WHOLE day to get the layout the way I wanted.  I've begun joining the squares and will share that in a future post.

The photos aren't great and the blanket is much wider than the photo shows.
Lisa wasn't home when I delivered the blanket, so I left it at her front door. 
My friend and neighbor, Lisa, has been struggling with severe depression.  Medications are no longer working for her and she's been undergoing alternative treatments.  I wanted to do something for her so that she'd know how cared for she is during those moments when we're not there with her.  I decided a large, warm crocheted prayer blanket would be something she could wrap herself in and be reminded that she has lots of family and friends supporting her.


In my last post, I mentioned that my oldest daughter was struggling with undiagnosed medical problems.  She has had many more tests since then.  One test showed a problem with her gallbladder and she is meeting with a specialist/surgeon later this week.  Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

I'll leave with a pic of my confused Christmas Cactus'.  They have always bloomed around Thanksgiving, but never before Halloween.

Take Care!