22 August 2016

An Explanation

I have been trying to be more regular here at least with the weekly link to an interesting pattern. I have literally been flat on my back. I have been laid out on the couch, since Wednesday last week. I had spent a couple days in the hospital before that because it was too painful to walk. What seems to be the final word is that it is degenerative arthritis and I was having a doozy of a flair-up. Hubby has been my angel of mercy helping me do things you don't wish to ever think of your husband helping with. I don't even feel like reading or crocheting so you know things have not been normal. I will hopefully be somewhat back to "normal" next week.

15 August 2016

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (15 August 2016)



I'm a bit off season with today's link. I am sending you to a pattern for a Christmasy afghan. If you start on a big item like this now, you still have plenty of time to make it if you so choose. I've been thinking about what I'd like to make for this years gifts so holiday-themed items came to mind for this week's link. Check it out and see what you think....

08 August 2016

07 August 2016

Ripply Lapghan


This is made from a pattern that is one of the freebies you get at stores that sell yarn. I think this one came from Michaels but not totally sure because I stashed my copy somewhere and not sure where. Anyway, I made it approximately square so it was a good size for lapghan. This was fun and easy but I goofed and left the weaving-in-of-the-ends until the end and then it sat for a couple of weeks. I found it more interesting to make a few more dishcloths rather than weave in the ends.

I'm recovering from dental surgery. I had my gums on half of my mouth slit open and the dentist did something or other in hopes of having improved and healthy gums. This was done Thursday and today (Sunday) hubby told me to go look in the mirror. Lo and Behold my face was yellow on one side like an old bruise! Ugh, looks like I was in a fight or something. It's still a bit hard to eat. Everything has to be very small and eaten on one side and I have to use my fork to put the food all the way back on the unoperated on side because there is still swelling and soreness on the other side. Tried spaghetti tonight and that just didn't work. On the positive side, can't eat much maybe I'll lose weight. Until the past several years I avoided dentists because of some fear or something. Postmenopausal and getting low on calcium and having to have 4 root canals, I learned that losing teeth was a bigger fear than going to a dentist. I have even talked to my son that every year when his income tax return comes in would be the time for dental care and  eye exams. Avoiding dental care is one of those things I wish I wouldn't have done in my younger years. So kids, make it a priority to take the best possible care of your teeth.

Have a great week folks!




Dental Water Flossers

01 August 2016

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (01 August 2016)



Here's a pattern for a can cozy. It's still summer time and if your family and friends are like mine, you go through a lot of cold beverages. This pattern will help keep your drink cold and also keep condensation away from your table.

Take care everyone and enjoy!

Sharon