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Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for...

Blogging A to Z
When I started this chart, I swore that was the title of it. But, when I was working on it, I looked at every scrap of paper I have with it and couldn't find that name anywhere. I couldn't have come up with something like that on my own, so where did I read it? Oh, well. It could also be called TALL Sundae, so either one works.
Start #30
Started January 30, 2015
Progress as of April 23, 2015
And, of course, T is for
My sweetheart, my best friend, my biggest cheerleader and helpmate. We've been together for almost fifteen years, married just over thirteen. We've weathered a lot of storms together, but we've had a lot of laughs and fun times and blessings together, too. 

T is also for 
For anyone new to the blog, this is a feature I have some weeks. I think everyone deserves a good laugh, so I post funny pictures I find on Pinterest in hopes it brightens someone's day.
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Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for...

Blogging A to Z
SANTA'S Twelve Days of Christmas
This was a series I was very excited to start. The charts were a gift from Linda, and, so far, I've started the first four.
Day 1, start #74
Started March 15, 2015
Progress as of March 22, 2015
Progress as of April 22, 2015

S is for
Digging back to photos of projects I made from a couple of years ago. This is a 10-ft Dr Who-inspired scarf I made for a friend's husband. Never again!! I thought I was going to go crazy working only in single crochet.

Okay, it was supposed to be a shawl, not a shawlette; my gauge was way off on this. But I still love it; it's so pretty and soft. You can find the pattern here. I keep thinking I'd like to make another one but with a bigger hook so it comes out the correct size.

S is also for
These are our two mutts. Sugar is the brown Walker Hound/Cur and Smores is the black and white Blue Heeler/Cur. They're both in the "big dog" category. They could knock you down if they tried, and they're fiercely protective of their yard, house and family. But they're also very sweet and loveable (though not very bright).

Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is for...

Blogging A to Z
I love Cherished Teddies. For Debbie's ISDUCJFM challenge, I started fifteen Cherished Teddies charts, seven of them from the Roly Poly series (I have the other five in my Turtle Trot rotation).
November Roly Poly, start #11
Started January 11, 2015
Progress as of April 21, 2015
And R is for
ROUND Crocheted Blankets
I love that blankets don't have to be square. I made a few round ones last year.
These two are the same pattern, a free round ripple pattern that's not available online anymore. I'm glad I have a printed copy. The top one is Alex's, and the bottom one was donated.
This is another blanket that was donated. You can find the free pattern here at Dly's Hooks and Yarns.

And R is for

We discovered the nest last Wednesday (unfortunately because the dog found it first and got two of them) and have been keeping an eye on it ever since. Lots of research has taught us mama rabbit comes twice a day to feed them, she doesn't mind us touching them, and they'll be leaving the nest in another week or two (hard to believe as they are still tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand and don't have their eyes open). It's absolutely amazing to see them progress from day to day.
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is for...

Blooging A to Z
I have a desire to learn to quilt, but I don't have any sewing skills. So, what do I do? I cross stitch quilts instead! I started several for the challenge, but my favorites are the seasonal ones by Ursula Michaels.
Autumn Quilts, start #3
Started January 3, 2015
Progress as of April 20, 2015
I'll be working on another one for my U post. Which one should it be - Spring, Summer, Winter or Holiday? 
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

P is for...

PRETTY Little PARIS from Satsuma Street on Etsy
This is a SAL I'm doing with Jo and Linda but I haven't worked on it much since the A to Z Challenge started.
Start #73, started March 14, 2015
Progress as of April 18, 2015
Thanks for looking.
Blessings :-)
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Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for...
Oh, what a day! We had a lot going on today. This morning was my doctor's appointment; he took more blood and sent it away for more tests, but he seemed a lot more compassionate and more concerned about finding what's been causing my pain and fatigue than the last doctor was.
After lunch, we had a funeral to attend. One of our sweet church members, Miss Vera, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday. She was 87. She lived an amazing life and will be greatly missed.
Late afternoon and early evening were dedicated to grocery shopping, yuck! I like to eat but can't stand doing the shopping.
After all that, I was in a great deal of pain and needed a hot bath, so Tim and Hope put the groceries away and made dinner. I squeezed in a little stitching around 10:00 so I could do my post now (it's almost midnight). I'll have no trouble sleeping tonight!

And O is for...
Start #29, started January 29, 2015
Progress as of April 18, 2015:
The fabric is really more of a forest green, not light green as it appears in the photo. And those are black stitches. Funny what a digital camera does to color sometimes.

And O is for...
He is our only male cat, and he'll be 3 in September. Oreo was born in a barn that belonged to Hope's horseback riding instructor in Florida. Because we handled him so much from birth, he was the only kitten that would let anyone touch him; all the rest of his siblings stayed wild. In the beginning, his name was Zorro on account of his mustache and cape (the black markings on his back), but it was changed to Oreo to match our other animals (they're all named after food except the bird).

Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

N is for...

I discovered this designer back in December and love the simplicity of the charts. I'm working on getting all of the Calendar Girls; you saw January back on my J post, so I'll show you February today. (I also have March but haven't started her yet.)

February Calendar Girl
Start #60, started March 1, 2015
Progress as of April 16, 2015:
And N is for
I made all of these for Alex right before she was born. I think she wore the sweater once, but she uses the washcloths every time she has a bath, and she still plays with the rattle.

It's way past my bedtime, but I've been getting in some good stitching and blog reading time. But now I really need to get some sleep.
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)

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