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Lovin2Crochet

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About Lovin2Crochet

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  • Birthday 12/25/1950

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  • Real Name
    Carole :)
  • Ravelry ID
    MyLove4crochet
  • Location
    Southwest Missouri
  • Interests
    Crochet, embroidery, cross stitch, sewing, and still learning to knit! :>)
  • Occupation
    Homemaker and wife, enjoying the "golden years"??
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    Since the mid 1970's
  • Favorite things to crochet
    I enjoy filet crochet, doilies and afghans, and kitchen pretties.
  • Favorite Hook
    Aluminum
    Steel

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  1. Lovin2Crochet

    Thank You FGM

    Thank you to my WA FGM for my beautiful Alaskan Wolf photo-post card from her Alaskan vacation/cruise! Thank you for thinking of me, and I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! That's a beautiful state to visit, I'm sure. Glad you made it home safely, too!
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Brenda ~ I hope your eyes are doing much better now. My son had that surgery on both of his eyes a couple of years ago, and he loves not having to wear glasses now. But I've heard that some still have to use reading glasses?? I just figure I'll keep wearing my tri-focals, been use to wearing glasses all my life ~ It's always so hard when we lose a dear pet, no matter whether it's a dog or cat, a bird or even a fish. We get attached to these little boogers and they hold a special place in our hearts, for sure. Some say "they don't have feelings", but I beg to differ on that. Each one of our kitties have their own personalities and respond to our loving on them, too. And yes, they get jealous of each other, too ~ LoL We can't help but think of each one we've lost over the years. Mary Jo ~ I am so sorry to hear of the aches and pains you're dealing with lately, too. Hope you are able to get some kind of relief, especially with those knees. I think a lot of our pain issues are also caused by all these storm/weather changes, too. We've been enjoy, still, these cooler days, but it looks like we may be getting some rain soon with the clouds moving in. I've sure been loving having my windows open! Well, except for when the cats decide to hog the window ~ LoL
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Thanks for the tip, KatyAllen, on the zip bag. I know I've got one "somewhere" around here, just can't find it yet. May have to buy myself another one (of course, I'm sure I can use two of 'em, too, if and when I find the old one).
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Well, we managed to get some rain showers, and the humidity is making mushrooms in our yard, too ~ Not much going on around here, just went and got the car tagged this morning . . . we both had forgotten about it, too! LoL There's just a $5 late fee, so that isn't too bad for when the old foggies get forgetful . . . something "new" in our golden years. Guess I'll try to get into some crocheting?? We've just got a lot going on around here and can't keep our mind wrapped around much this week, I guess? Hope everyone is doing good, tho. Dodge the raindrops and stay dry . . . and cool, when possible ~
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Oh, brother! Do I know about these new fangled washers, Brenda! I'm about ready to throw mine out in the highway every wash day! LoL Yesterday I washed up our robes, and had to CUT hubby's tie-belt to get it unwound from the agitator (yeah! I was agitated alright!). I just couldn't get that thing undone, and the robe was all twisted around everything else in the tub. I absolutely hate these "load leveling"?? machines! I guess if one is loving to buy clothes and other household items every so often, this would be the machines for them! LoL I've quit using the "regular" wash cycle, and only use the permanent press one instead, so it quits agitating every so many minutes, more like a soaking? which does keep things from getting too messed up . . . most times, anyway. I'm tickled to see I've got "company" in the laundry mode, tho ~ Hubbies do manage to keep us feeling alive, ya think?
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    We were off line for about two days now, so took a chance on calling our internet provider today (Sunday) . . . musta been something amiss on their end, but he got it fixed for us and back online ~ yay! You don't miss something 'til it's gone, right? Been catching up on some cleaning while hubby mowed the grass yesterday. I'm happy now! These weeks just fly by tho and keep you going for sure! Instead of not enough hours in a day . . . there just isn't enough days in the week now! Glad to see it's cooling off a little bit around here, too. We actually got some heavier rain, too, which did the yard good. We're still having our quota of tornadoes, tho, but mostly west of us or further south, thankfully. I'm still diddling around with the crocheting, at least a little ever so often, in between fitting in some yard work. Hope everyone is doing okay. Always thinkin' of ya ~
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Hi! everyone ~ yeah, been busier than a cat around here! Hubby got the new flooring down in the livingroom, looks much nicer now. The cats love it, running and sliding around corners! LoL He also found an old solid wood door for the front bedroom, too, so got that refinished and painted . . . the house looks so complete now ~ I've been "trying" to find a dentist who will pull this broken tooth of mine, for the past couple of months! So far, I have $82 tied up at the first one taking xrays, last month, then him sending me to an oral surgeon, appt a month later, at the cost of $62 for his xrays (and wanting to pull 6 teeth to the tune of $1,425.oo!!). And neither one of these fellas could do anything until about 2-4 months later since all this!! Ugh! Sooo, hubby told me to try calling Aspen Dentistry, which has nation wide offices, this one being in Joplin, almost an hour from us ~ but they are WONDERFUL!! I got an appt for this morning, and had a thorough exam and xrays (like a whole bunch!!) and it didn't cost anything! I also will save $400 on getting the same work done, and probably will be seen a lot sooner, too. This dr told me that it would be advisable to get dentures, too, since my teeth are really weak and in pretty bad shape (I guess this RA and osteoporosis isn't too good on the bones, no matter where they are located not to mention I have mostly filling in my teeth, so when they break up there's nothing to left to hold the filling). I thought I had gotten some good health insurance for teeth/eyes/hearing at $34/month, and I was understanding that I could go ahead and get this tooth fixed, too? Nope ~ there's a 1 year waiting period, plus a deductible! So I ended up cancelling it yesterday and decided I'd go back to self paying for those needs. The Aspen Dentistry has a Dental Care financing, too, that cleared us for $3,000 and my pymt would only be $30/month. Not a bad deal ~ And no, I'm not real eager to get all my teeth pulled at one sitting and get dentures just yet . . . taking it slow on that for right now ~ LoL Lyn ~ I am so sorry for you and your hubby's loss of his mom. Prayers for you all. MaryJo ~ I love the little doll outfits . . . they are just so cute! Love the little yellow angel, too! Hope your knee is doing better these days, and the weather isn't dealing you too much of a fit. We've been getting a few rain storms this past week or two, and when the sun comes out in between the humidity sure gets that grass to growing! You can almost see it growing! Last week we had quite a few tornadoes in the area, but nothing to worrisome in our area as yet. We were a little concerned for son and wife in Hawaii with that hurricane heading towards them. But I guess it stayed on the opposite side of the island from where they are at. Katy ~ you sure stay busy with making hats and other items for your charities! Everything is so pretty, and I'm sure they will be so happy to receive them. I love the pink crochet hook holder! What a find! It looks like ostrich leather! Awesome! (sorry I can't remember who said they got this bargain from their thrift store . . . I love finding surprises like this, too ~ ) Makes shopping so much fun! Well, I guess I'm going to go on a coughing jag now, so need to get myself laid down. Sure wish I knew what causes this!! Makes my head and back hurt! You all have a good night, and a wonderful weekend. I think hubby will be trying to get mowing done, so that means I may have some cleaning time to myself ~ LoL I'm always thinking about you all while I'm hanging in the background, okay?
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    We're having stormy weather today . . . been trying to do that over these past several days, but no rain. Got rain now! LoL We bought our flooring for the livingroom the other day, so now hubby is busy getting it laid down. Looking good, too! Hubby had a dr appt Monday, so now it looks like the dr is getting concerned about his hernia, and says he's got TWO?? in his abdomen? He has to get a sonogram this Friday to see what's going on with it, plus blood tests for checking his liver, too. Now mind you, this hernia thing was concerning us 8 yrs ago! Now all of a sudden it's like the dr "just remembered" (or finally read the reports or nurse's notes??). She said this is also what is causing his inability to lose weight, too. I guess we'll find out "what's next"? It's always something, or you're FINALLY going to get some answers to your health questions/problems (we hope!). It's sad when you get to where you feel like you can't trust your dr's judgement or they don't listen to you. Well, I think I'll go see if I can get under foot of my hubby and see if there's anything I can do to help him. This flooring is fighting him a little, probably because he's dealing with this old house. Just have to go with the flow ~
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    FunnyMom ~ I'm so sorry for the anguish you're having to go thru! I can't imagine! Prayers for your dght and her school. Hubby and I use to think these "attitude problems" were caused by slack parents, but have noticed, that's not necessarily so now. Not with the teachings and social media out there, telling these kids they have "rights" to counter-attack anyone who is/has hurt them. Years ago, everyone was taught the Golden Rule (even those who didn't go to church!) . . . treat others as you want to be treated. Have a little compassion for those not as fortunate as you. It's like each generation gets so lost in their own "causes" and they've lost respect for others . . . yet they seem to cry the blues about not being respected or, now being bullied is a big excuse for attacking someone else (usually innocent ones!). All I know is, the Bible says this old world will wax worse in the coming generations, and it sure seems to moving along rather swiftly, too. Going back to disciplining our children? My two kids are as different as night and day ~ my son is very self-sufficient, caring for others, kind hearted, always wanting to help others. Dght on the other hand, seems to only care about what affects her and how she can get attention and sympathy from others . . . she's always seemed to be drawn to the "troubled kids", living her life thru them. (Example: first boyfriend was a druggy and in-and-out of jail/prison, which also fathered her 3 sons (first one was adopted out). You never know what young people are thinking, or how in the world they got the thoughts in their heads either. Hope everything goes well at your dght's school, FunnyMom, and the catch this guy. After throwing out threats like that, how in the world did he even get released??
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Pineknott ~ so sorry to hear you had such a rough night/morning! I hate when sickness comes on you suddenly, without warning. Bum deal, girl! How are you feeling now? Hope much better and it wasn't a virus latching onto you. Also hoping you are having a good day, too.
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    That's okay about the name confusion, KatyAllen ~ You had me and Pineknott going, tho, searching for Lea's posts ~ LoL Little Jade is a doll and growing so fast! They don't stay small for very long. Sorry to hear of your child support woes with the ex, but also sorry to hear he's fighting the cancer battle. Hope all goes well with your situation. Brenda, I wasn't allowed to do much running around town either. My domain was backyard or inside the house when younger. So probably one reason I didn't care much for socializing. I pretty much stuck to myself, even while in school. Well, I guess I'm going to go on a coughing jag tonight ~ I'm getting a headache to go along with my lower back pain now. Maybe it's time for a dose of Nyquil? Hope everyone has a good night, sleep tight ~
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Hey! Katy dear ~ I'm sorry, but I'm not "Lea", okay? I'm Carole (with an "e") ~ LoL The Christmas brat, remember? Wow! Your friend sounds interesting, playing "roof tag"! Sounds a lot like these kids that are called "runners" and they leap from building to building, and from one place to another . . . awesome to watch! Hope you have a good night, okay? Take care.
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    We sure have lost a lot of stores over the years ~ It must be our generation, ya think? We always nick-named stores ~ LoL Wally World, Monkey Wards, the "5 & dime" stores to cover most all of those kinds of stores. Brings back a lot of fond memories, too. Since my grandma never drove, we walked EVERY WHERE . . . dr apps, the fruit-n-vegetable stand, grocery store, and to the Square (our Norwalk Square at the 5-point intersection) which was like our malls today. It was quite a culture change for me when my family moved from southern California to Kansas City, Kansas . . . not to mention never experiencing HUMIDITY . . . thought I'd melt for sure! LoL But my first Winter snow was a blast!
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Wow! what an experience, KatyAllen! LoL It's not much of a "secret" since my folks new what happened when I got home, but . . . I guess I was a sophomore in high school when this happened, about 16 yrs old. This was probably my first date, being asked by a football player, no less! LoL I never was impressed by these kind of guys, especially when you feel like you're being set up as a "trophy" by them? His family had money, so he gave me a choice?? on whether I wanted to go out in the Cadillac or the Continental ~ I told him I didn't care, nor was I impressed. Anyway, we got a bite to eat, and then went to the bowling alley for a few games (like maybe 3??). He decided we should leave and find "something else to do" ~ Next thing I knew, we were parking in a dark alleyway . . . nope, not gonna happen! (I hated the thought of fighting a guy off on a date!!) So after a few failed attempts at convincing me to give in, he asked me what time I had to be home ~ That's when, while looking at my watch, I told him, "Right about now, okay?" Shortest date, ever . . . I was home before 10:00 pm! LoL I'm sure it's one he would never forget either! My dad and grandmother both had puzzled grins on their faces, too, wondering why I was home so early . . . I was totally mad, tho! This kind of thing really makes you feel cheap when the guy doesn't respect you! Like I was suppose to feel "honored" that he even asked me out ~ Really!!
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    granny squares for those that need them jan 2018

    Good morning (almost noon), everyone ~ Woke to rain and thunder storms this morning ~ yay! Flowers and trees are loving it! Looks like it's quit tho for right now. Wouldn't you know? Hubby washed the car yesterday ~ LoL I also freshened up my hummingbird feeders, too, so it's looking again like Hummingbird Airport ~ LoL They sure like the cooler temps, too. Not sure what we'll be doing today? Yesterday I got laundry done, and then we made a grocery run and got the Flex washed after our country drive. Nice to get out for a bit, too, after being shut up in the house for 2 wks, sick. I remember having a skein or two of that pretty "candy print" yarn . . . made some nice baby things. Wow! WT Grants was a looong time for me, too! Last I seen of one of them stores was when I was growing up in southern California. They had a soda fountain, too, where Grandma and I would have a treat after our shopping (chocolate sodas were SO good!). So many of those stores you all were naming have sure come and gone. But it brings back some nice memories, too. I see Trixie has worn herself out, playing with her clothes pin and plastic hanger! Monday we took a few boxes/bags of clothes and stuff to the thrift store, so I think today I'll finish going thru a couple more bags of rag clothes to see if I really?? need to keep any of it for a future quilting project. I probably need to set a day aside to get it all cut up into squares and sorted for easier storing and getting put together for a quilt. That's probably the biggest job of quilt-making. Sewing it up goes pretty fast, or so it seems ~ Hope you all have a great day and are enjoying some cooler temps. Catch you later . . .
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