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  1. Hi ladies. It’s definitely fall here. Actually saw some snowflakes on Friday! I am almost done with a 3rd pair of slippers. After this one Inguess I will sew them together. 🙄 Judy, your blanket and shawl are lovely. You get so many things done. Brenda, fingers crossed that your sister can have the ostomy reversed. Mona, sounds like hubby is making progress, Maybe not quickly but any progress is good. I ordered takeout for dinner from a local restaurant. They just started a family meal special on Mondays and Wednesday’s. $30 with tax and tip, for a meal that feeds 4-6. Monday’s special is smoked chicken. Next week we are trying Wednesday’s special which is meatloaf. I think we should get two meals out of each order, although I guess that depends on how much Dh likes it!
  2. Hi ladies. Cold and rainy here this week. My back and joints are complaining. Despite that I have walked for 5 hours over the past ten days. Dh walks every day, but I only go with him 3 times a week. I actually find it quite enjoyable. We go as soon as we get up, which probably helps with sticking to it. We are lucky that we have a paved path through the woods very nearby. Nothing much going on here. I still haven’t sewn those booties together. I’m almost done knitting a pair of adult slippers. Of course, those will need to be sewn together as well since I am too uncoordinated to knit in the round. Sigh. I’m still feeling quite unmotivated and I think it’s all this staying at home. It’s not that I never get out, but it sure isn’t the same as it was 6 or 8 months ago. hope you are all doing well.
  3. Hi ladies. It’s been beautiful fall like weather since Sunday. Last week was just plain cold. I’ve been entertaining myself with out door work, but I did manage to almost finish a pair of booties. Just need to do the sewing together part...... Mona, I’m glad to hear that your Dh is making progress. Judy, nice blankets. I ought to make some to donate and use up some yarn. Brenda, your stockings are very cute and your wreaths look so festive. Hope everyone is doing well.
  4. Hi ladies. Quite cool here today for a change. It’s actually nice to wear a sweater for once. Nothing much going on here. My brother in law left here for another brothers house, which was planned in advance. He can be very difficult to deal with, so it seemed like a good idea to spread him around a bit! I still haven’t done much crocheting, but now that it’s cooling off, I feel a bit more ambitious. We are going to visit with friends at their cottage tomorrow, but maybe on Tuesday, I will dig into my WIPs and see if anything appeals. have a good Labor Day!
  5. I’m certain it was the donut!🤣 Prayers for strength and patience for you and healing for your hubby. Brenda it sounds like you, your sister and your niece had a great day out. I need something like that I think. I just feel so unmotivated. My bil is leaving tomorrow and will stay with another brother for two more weeks before hopefully going home. We were hoping to go away for a few days next week, but I don’t know if that will happen. DH is being considered for a drug research project. It’s already in the last phase of testing and it shows great promise in slowing the progression of pulmonary fibrosis. Of course, even if he gets in, he might be assigned a placebo. Right now this is requiring frequent dr office visits and he can’t miss them. hope everyone else is doing well.
  6. Just dropping by to say hi. Has anyone heard from Mary? Brenda and a Judy, great projects. I ought to make myself a few giant potholders. They would be handy. (Just what i need, another project....) Mona, you sure are having a time of it. Hope Dh gets back on his feet soon. Nothing exciting to report here. I still don’t feel much like crocheting, but I have put a few stitches into a few UFOs. I also went through my yarn and donated a couple of boxes full. Have a great day!
  7. Hi ladies. Nothing much to report here. The worst of the weather has missed us. Nice blanket, Judy. All this hanging around the house is getting old. I knitted a dishcloth and that’s it for any crafting. I have been reading a lot, and just finished rereading all of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple books. I could have finished all my UFOs by this time if I could just develop some ambition.. Hubby has been diagnosed with a very serious lung disease. (Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) He has never smoked, and he is in very good shape physically, which won’t prolong his life, but will increase his quality of life. This hit us all unsuspecting because he has no symptoms and works out every day. (His dr heard odd lung sounds and sent him for an X-ray and CT scan). We’ve had a month or so to get used to the idea, so we have gotten over the shock. This Illness means that we need to be especially careful to avoid crowds since COVID won’t be a good thing for him. Hubby’s brother had his stem cell transplant last week. Hubby is one of his two designated visitors. I don’t really like him going up there, (I worry about all the germs in the hospital), but I understand that he wants to be there for his brother. Looks like hubby is ready to leave. We are going to walk around the lake at the nature preserve that is located behind us. Hubby walks either there or another nearby trail every morning. Have a great evening.
  8. Wow Brenda, 50 more ear savers! That was a lot of ends to weave in and buttons to sew on! I'm not very motivated either. I take out a project, do a few stitches and put it back down. About the only thing I do besides housework is read. I’m tired of being mostly stuck at home. We talk about going somewhere but dh’s youngest brother is in for his stem cell transplant, so now is not a good time. Oh well, at least the house is clean. I’ve managed to do quite a bit of decluttering too. Say.....maybe I should start a new project! hope you are all well.
  9. That sounds like one of those days! Our heat broke on Sunday, although it’s supposed to be back tomorrow. Yesterday and today have been in the 70s, but it’s too humid to be outside much.
  10. A WIP?!? How about many WIPs? I have at least 8 or 10. Plus the ones that I put away so well that I can’t find them. I love to start new projects.
  11. Wow ladies, nice work. Judy, those squares remind me of a friendship blanket that I made years ago from gifted squares. Mona, congratulations on your newest grandson. Love your blankets! I’m trying to finish a log cabin afghan that I started years ago, but progress is slow. Summer and making blankets just don’t go together in my mind.
  12. So, I am on a mission to cut down my craft supplies stash. Yarn and fabric are my downfalls, especially yarn. When I was sorting through the yarn, I came across the square that makes the center of this throw. I don’t remember why I made it, and of course there wasn’t any matching yarn to be found, so I just grabbed a few skeins of yarn that I hoped wouldn’t clash, and simply crocheted around it in DC. When I ran out of the colored yarn, I finished it with reverse HDC.
  13. I used this pattern for those hats. The bigger ones have an extra increase round. http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/teresa-hat.html There is a hat sizing guide on this site too, so you could even make up your own pattern. I often do the first two rounds of this pattern and then use a different stitch pattern to finish the hat. http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html#hat I have also used this one: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shell-stitch-preemie-hat-archived and this one: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/preemie-hats
  14. Last night I cleaned up my mother in law’s yarn collection. I made a few premie hats out of some of her bits and pieces.
  15. Judy,, the hoodies will be sewn. It’s way faster than crocheting!
  16. I’m back! Hopefully this will be the year that I finish that log cabin afghan. I also got the bright idea of making all 7 of my Grandchildren a zip up hoodie. I even bought the pattern already. I also bought the pattern in both adult men and women sizes. If I finish the grandkids, I want to make them for hubby and my children as well.
  17. I won’t get the log cabin afghan finished for Christmas. I’ve been sick for the past week, and just couldn’t summon up the energy to do anything. I’m working this weekend, so there just isn’t enough time left. Oh well, I bought enough gifts for Dd as it is.....
  18. Thanks Mary Jo and Judy. Mary Jo, I think I will sew rows together as I get squares finished. Then it won’t seem quite so overwhelming at the end.
  19. Hi everyone. I haven’t been around, because I haven’t finished anything except a few charity hats. Well here we are heading into December and guess who decided that a crocheted afghan would be a perfect gift for DD2? That’s right....me....sigh....I don’t know why I do this. I did this last year too. At least I already have several afghans started, (I had 8 blocks out of 25 done on the one I chose to finish), so I’m hoping this is doable. Here is one of the blocks it’s a log cabin afghan, all the blocks are the same I will probably do several at a time, assembly line fashion. Sewing blocks together is not one of my favorite things to do, but I think it will be a great looking afghan. Plus, all yarn is from my stash.
  20. I haven’t checked in here in a month or two. I totally quit crafting for a while, just didn’t feel like it. So many awesome projects have been posted! Now that I have picked my hook back up, I decided that I was going to use up some of my stash. In the past week, I have made two magic potholders and a dishcloth and have used up 3 balls of cotton yarn, plus some odds and ends. Hopefully I am going to keep at it! I usually put some dishcloths in my daughters stockings. This year they will get potholders too. Hopefully the fact that I just used whatever yarn I had available won’t bother them. A third, larger potholder is on my hook. It will finish up 2 more balls of cotton, plus a few tiny balls. (Sadly my cotton yarn box still looks just as full as ever.)
  21. Wow, so many lovely projects. Darski, I have noticed that every once in a while, a post seems to be “saved” to my profile. The next time I post, that random post gets added to whatever else I am posting. It’s happened to me a couple of times recently.
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