29 April 2013

Missing Girl


My friend's granddaughter is missing. Please, if you see her, or know where she is then please call the Hemet, California Police Departmet at Phone: (951) 765-2400 .

"My daughter Angelisa Whisnant ran away from homeland CA last night at 12:30...she may be in Hemet....she is mentally handicapped and requires meds...ANGELISA MOMMY LOVES YOU SO VERY MUCH..PLEASE PLEASE COME HOME!!" (from facebook)

She takes medications that she needs.

Please share this if you know someone in the Hemet, California area.

Thank you very much.

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (29 April 2013)

piano Image
Today's featured free pattern would be great for a musician. It's a scarf that resembles a musical keyboard.

Hope everyone is doing ok. I've been absent from blogland lately. Seems like life has gotten a bit busy lately. I hope to have something to share with you soon.


Shower Curtains

22 April 2013

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (22 April 2013)

Tired of scrubbing those pots and pans that have food literally stuck to them? Here's a pattern that will help you with that chore.

Wishing everyone a great week.


15 April 2013

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (15 April 2013)

It's a Spiderman afghan! I love these afghan's and have already made a baby one and one for a child. Soon, I'm going to be making another one because our neighbor's daughter is expecting a baby and she's decorating the nursery in super heroes. The picture is of one I made a few years ago (not sure if I used this exact pattern or not).


Let's Pause Our Lives for a Moment--

It's time to take a moment and pray for the people in Boston. I can not imagine anyone having so much anger that they would destroy innocent lives. People of Boston, America and much of the world is praying for you. 

As I was reading the news about this horrific event, I actually cried. I am flabbergasted at the amount of hatred in some people and groups to do this. 

For up-to-date information, CNN's blog has the latest news.

10 April 2013

Spring Is in the Air

Spring is in the air in our neck of the woods.

I almost wish that dandelions were more "controllable." They're a pretty, cheerful yellow and it would be nice to contain them in flower beds. Unfortunately, they're uncontrollable and plant themselves wherever they darn well please. The tiny violets that grow wild everywhere around here are very pretty too and I don't have any problem with them planting themselves wherever they please since they don't stand-out as much as the dandelions do.

Yesterday, the weather was beautiful--about 80 degrees and sunny with a little bit of a breeze. Hubby brought home some petunias and I put together our hanging baskets and outdoor planters.

I know, they look kind of puny right now but, in a couple weeks they'll fill out and I paid a fraction of the price that pre-planted baskets cost. You can see my neighbor in the first picture tilling up our garden for us. Hubby asked to borrow his tiller but our nice neighbor came over and did it himself. Hubby is going to aerate the neighbors yard for him so it's a win-win situation.

We have a small tiller--a mantis. You may have seen them on television. Our soil isn't the best and it is better to use the big tiller to break ground in the spring. Hubby went to the store and came back with some manure this morning.

He's taking it out to the garden and will be working it in the soil with our mantis tiller.

Opi has been enjoying our weather too. A normally lazy boy, he's outdoors frolicking in the yard for long periods during the sun shiny times.

I've been working on my afghan some more. After my fiasco with using the wrong hook for about 1/2 of the squares I made I'm not sure if I'm going to meet my dead-line with this. Get motivated Sharon!

That's it for now. Y'all have a great day...


09 April 2013

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern--One Day Late this Week :)

Thought I had scheduled yesterday's free pattern link but I didn't--my excuse is my old age disease called "old-timers". Anyway, I have a link to a pattern for a beautiful afghan. Go here and check it out! 

06 April 2013

Upcoming Home Improvement Project

We're going to be gutting our main bathroom and redoing it. I've spruced up the old bathroom with color but it's still looking shabby so that's the reason we're going to redo the entire thing. My husband will be doing the majority of the work so this won't be a quick project. The other day, the new vanity was delivered. It's gorgeous--looks like an antique piece of furniture.
I'm totally in love with this! It's about a foot shorter than the old one but that's ok because the old one butted up next to the wall. We're going to be getting faucets that are finished in a bronze look.

I've been looking online at shower curtains but the ones I like are very expensive so I'll be shopping around a while longer for it. Amazon has 300+ pages of shower curtains that I've gone through so far. I may just have to go to actual stores.

This is all that's news today.

Take care and have a great weekend.


04 April 2013

I Did Something Dumb

Yes, I really did something dumb. I must have picked up a different sized hook when I was crocheting these squares because all 130 of them are done but I have 2 different sizes! I feel so stupid--grrrrrr!

Here's the big pile of 130 squares:

But notice the difference in size:

Time for a redesign of how I'm making this afghan. More on this fiasco later!

03 April 2013

WIP Wednesday (03 April 2013)

I'm still cranking out granny squares for the afghan I'm making for a friend. It's rather boring to weave in soooo many ends and that makes me rather slow about making these. The end is coming closer though because I only have 1 round to do on the last 4 multicolored grannies! I've been weaving in the ends as I go along. Here's a large bag of squares that I've done so far whoo-whoo!


 I have most of the solid ones to do but I expect they'll be faster to make. Here's the layout I'm using for my squares:


I am really looking forward to sending this to my friend. She's a friend from high school and it was just a few years ago that we reconnected. She has some health issues and her sister and I wanted to do something nice for her--hence this afghan.

OK, I have nothing else. Take care everyone and have a great day.


01 April 2013

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (01 April 2013)

I love making round afghans and here's a pattern for a round rug that would be great to make too. Here's the link for this beautiful rug.

Hope everyone had a nice Easter.