07 March 2011


When I was in Florida, my uncle took me to several thrift stores and flea markets. He knows how much I love them! I was fortunate to find sheets for my bed, a California King Size, for only $20. One set was 800 count and the other was 850. I got dh a couple ball caps with the Navy logo on them for only $2 each. My biggest excitement came from the crochet patterns I was able to grab at bargain-basement prices.

These were only 75 cents each:

Don't know if I'll make these but it is great to look at the pictures.

Few hats and baby things in here that I might make.

Regular Price:
Paid regular price for this at a book store. I have NEVER found
any of Drew's books at a store before.

50 cent items:

There is a cute long-sleeved version of the green sweater that I've been drooling over.

Only 25 cents for these:

One booth had crochet hooks with wooden handles similar to the Bates bamboo hooks. They were only $5. I was going to get a G-hook but they were all out. I thought the price was well worth it. 

Don't you just love a good bargain? I better get busy around here. Birthday or not there are chores to do. :)

I'm Happy to Be Back--

Hi everyone. It is good to be back here the "regular" way. Blogging via text doesn't work for me very well. On my trip to visit family in Florida, I took 2 skeins of yarn with me to make a scarf. I was actually able to make 2 scarves from it and went to the store to buy more yarn. The week I was gone, I almost finished 4 scarves in the evenings while we chilled out.  The pattern I based them on is this one I blogged about before I left. Of course, I modified it a bit because I didn't want such a skinny scarf. I wanted it to be a scarf that would warm a person's neck. This is a very easy scarf to make and I recommend it to someone looking for an easy, quick pattern. This pattern is easily adjusted to make longer or wider. Here's some pictures:

Red Heart yarn, color "Ocean"

Red Heart yarn, colors "Paddy Green" and I'm not sure of the other one, it is a teal color.

Here's a close-up of the chain-like fringe on one scarf.

All 4 scarves.

It is great to be back with dh and the chis but I sure wish I could have moved home down to the warm weather in Florida instead of coming back to the cold. It was nice and warm, probably in the mid-70s when I left Orlando, FL and it was 35 when I arrived in Louisville, KY. It's nice to come home because there is always a little honeymoon phase when dh and I are apart for a few days. 

Today is my birthday. I am trying to figure out how to have birthdays without getting older. I tried to stay at 30 but that's not working because my kids are in their 30s now. Hmmm, I need to figure something else out... I did like Florida.  I was able to have lunch with a high-school chum and her son. We hadn't seen each other since I graduated in 1975. Also liked that I was "too young" for many things such as discounts, living in certain neighborhoods and that sort of thing. I did feel kind of young down there. A phrase I read several times in various newspapers was "women of a certain age." Sounds mysterious doesn't it? I think I'd rather be mysterious than old so next year when I'm 55 I'm going to start using it. Y'all have a great week...