Saturday, April 26, 2008

Another day in the life

Not much happening here in the world of crochet. Been working on the tulip afghan as much as I can. Really excited to get it finished and mailed off. Have also been making one finger puppet and a couple granny's daughters each day. These are for the April/May challenge at CFAC. Have been a little sidetracked. Mom gave me a book that I just could not put down. Finished that one yesterday. Then picked up another one and now I can't seem to put this one down. Keeps me out of the bars, right?? lol
Oh crud! I just remembered...I promised myself to make one scarf and one pair of bunny slippers a month. The month is almost over with. Must go stash diving to find yarn for those projects.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Since 360 is so finicky lately, I am going to start making dual posts to 360, Multiply and Blogspot. Then in a couple weeks, I will more than likely stop posting to 360. Would like to get it down to one place to do my crochet journaling. Will see which blog gets more responses and views. I don't want to lose contact with any of my online friends, so help me decide what to do. OH, I am so confused. (lol)
Yesterday I got up and went to the beach. I am still missing not having Little Aubrey here, but she called me yesterday. "Mommy and I are going to the beach" she told me. "Really Aubrey? Grandma is getting ready to go to the beach too!" Her response...."I'll see you there, grandma". How cute. Mind you, she lives a little over an hour away. Told her I was going to a different beach, but next weekend I would come up and go to the beach with her. Came home, did some weeding in the yard, washed some clothes and washed the car and read my book. Did not pick up the crochet hook til after hubby and I got home from dinner. We were supposed to go to a wedding next door, but we just did not feel like it. Went and wished the bride best wishes before dinner, then bowed out. It was just a small wedding with family only. Felt a little out of place.
After church, my butt is coming home, plopping in my chair and I WILL finish the baby afghan. I so much want to start the tulip afghan. The temptation is great, but I will not be seduced by the pretty yarn. lol

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

PBS Cancer Special

Tonight at 9:00 EST, Wed April 16th, there will be a 90 special on most PBS stations about the Dana Farber Foundation. I am inviting all to watch. Not only to see what Dana Farber has done to help find a cure for cancer, but also because my cousin Jennifer will be on this show. She was diagonosed with breast cancer 8 years ago, while in her 20's. She has been fighting hard ever since. She has come close to loosing her battle twice within the past couple months. But somehow she finds the strength to keep fighting.
From the PBS site ( "This film makes it clear that it's very much a part of American culture to believe that if you fight hard enough, you can beat cancer. But when it comes to having metastatic cancer, your survival depends on the biology of your cancer cells, and whether they are susceptible to state-of-the-art treatment,". The special is 90 minutes long and Jennifer's story will be shared somewhere in the middle. Although I don't know exactly what will be aired from all of the film shot, I do hope that we will be able to appreciate the care she has received at Dana Farber through several clinical trials.
For the past couple of years, Jennifer's SIL, Laura, has been walking in Avon's Walk for Breast Cancer along with some of her friends. She does this for Jennifer. So far, her team has raised over $46,000. Please check out Laura's site to see some of the ways they have helped support this cause
I hope you get a chance to watch the show.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Half Way There

As of last night, I am on the down side of this afghan. These corner to corner (diagonal) patterns are really easy, but they remind me of the round ripple afghan in a way. With the round ripple , the rounds keep getting longer and longer to finish since you are adding stitches to each row. The corner to corner is the same, until you reach the measurement you want it to be. Then you start decreasing stitches on each row. I have used up about 2 skeins of yarn so far from the stash received from my friend at work. This means 2 more skeins will be used on the downside. Total of 4 skeins will be gone. Then I can get to work on the other 37 new skeins. Of course, I am not even going to mention the other stash stuffed in garbage bags, totes and boxes scattered thru out the house.
The weekend was quiet, but I survived. Kept busy working in the yard on Saturday. (Trying to get my tan going as vacation time is in a few months. Even tho I live in FL, my skin is pretty white. ) Was able to get a good start on a book mom gave me. So far I am liking it. House cleaning?? Well, did some laundry and dishes. That's about it. Yesterday, went to church, then spent the rest of the morning into the afternoon with mom and dad. Our church started a new contemporary service, so we tried that out.Of course, dad was in charge of the sound system stuff, so mom and I stayed up in the choir loft with him. If I were down with the rest of the congregation, I think I would have enjoyed it more. Will try it again next week.
Yes, the cupcakes were made. All by myself (pity party time). Tried a new recipe for lemon cupcakes. Not as lemony as I thought they would be, but still pretty good. Should I quit rambling now? No little one to come out and sit in my lap and try and type with me. My fingers don't know how to take this. lol Thanks for listening again. Hope everyone has a great week.