Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Musings

 I finished the baby blanket for my Half Knits crochet group. It's 36 inches square. I still need to finish the round ripple, and I think I have enough yarn for one more blanket. Now I have to find a good pattern. There are so many to choose from. Any suggestions?
Alex is starting to smile more in pictures. She has the same smirky grin as her daddy :-) She's sleeping through the night about half the time. And she's finally getting some hair in the front; you can just see her little blond peach fuzz in this picture.
Tim, Alex and I drove down to Waxahachie on Saturday; Hope decided to stay home and rest. We walked around downtown and enjoyed being outside in the middle of the day. I don't think the temperature was higher than 80.  It was overcast, and I thought these clouds looked cool with the sun behind them.
We drove around in the country for awhile, looking at houses. We like to do that. This one really caught our eye. Yes, that's a horse on the front stoop. Only in Texas!
I prepared my sample for our ladies ministry craft day that's coming up next week. I took a composition notebook
 and turned it into a prayer journal. Or it could be a gratitude journal.
This is the back of the notebook. I thought it should be pretty, too.
The only problem was the craftermath. Oh, well. Fun has its price.
Source:http://rustyroostervintage.blogspot.com/search/label/Arts%20and%20Crafts
That was my weekend. How was yours?
Thanks for reading.
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration

Source: https://gratitudehabitat.com/living-in-gratitude-a-friend-is-someone-who-knows-the-song-in-your-heart/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=living-in-gratitude-a-friend-is-someone-who-knows-the-song-in-your-heart


10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun weekend. Love the photo of the horse at the front stoop of a house. Your baby blanket is really pretty and that is a fun stitch (crazy stitch?). Alex is getting big and I can see her little tufts of hair. Won't be long and you'll be putting in ribbons and bows. :-) Have a blessed day, Heather

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    1. It was :-) Not sure what the stitch is called, but I like that it looks complicated but isn't. Crazy stitch sounds like a good name.
      Yes, I can't believe she's 8 weeks already! Where does the time go?

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  2. Congrats on another cute blanket finish. Sounds like you had a fun weekend. Alex is such a cutie.

    Linda

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  3. Hi Kate. Can you tell me where I can get the pattern for the baby blanket.

    Linda

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    1. I used the pattern found here:
      http://fantaisiesdeflo.canalblog.com/archives/2011/10/13/22328113.html
      She changed colors every row for hers. Because I kept mine the same, I had to chain one, turn, slip stitch into the three double crochets and the turning chain before starting each new row. I hope that makes sense!

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  4. Alex looks so cute with her cheeky little smile. Love the blanket kate, what kind of blanket are you looking to make if it's a baby blanket I have just finished making a bubble pattern blanket and I love the stitch and it makes a lovely textured finish. http://www.yarnsandmusings.com/2005/08/bubbles-baby-blanket-pattern-and-pics.html I would say it's my favourite blanket to make. :) xxx

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    1. Thanks :-)
      I like blankets that are unusual but still quick and easy to make. I know, tall order! Hmm, the Bubbles blanket would be nice. I'm making one with baby weight yarn now and it's driving me crazy, but the yarn I have to use up is worsted weight. I do enjoy that pattern. Thanks, Linda :-)

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  5. I love your crocheted blanket and Alex is growing and looks so happy! You amaze me how much you are always creating! Thanks so much for the welcome back to me! Have a nice evening and enjoy the rest of the week.
    Julie

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  6. Hi Kate, thanks for stopping by! Bosco loves these treats! I think I will try and make them soon for him. Have a nice weekend.
    Julie

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