Remember this project? Well, it’s now finished and keeping me warm. Here’s another picture from the magazine:
The second picture shows the shoulder joining, which is tied with a pretty ribbon. However, I wasn’t too sure about that ribbon, so on my version, I plaited some of the yarn I had spun previously, like this:
Well, maybe it’s a little warm…? just a tad? Anyway, a knitter has to knit and a crocheter has to crochet and a spinner has to spin and a scrapbooker has to… you get the message. I do all of that so I’m always busy. Plus I love to cook and sew and read. I just worry that I won’t have enough time left on this earth to finish all the things I want to do. Anyone else feel like that?
Recently I became a grandma (Oma) again, to little Sam. Here is his picture again. I didn’t think you’d mind seeing it again while I wait for some new ones! As I look into his dear little face, I realise that I won’t be here for all of his growing up. I may make it till he’s 20 or so, if I’m lucky. That’s a sobering thought and while I’m on the subject, I won’t get to see the new King or Queen, to be born today, get on the throne either. All of which is why I must make the most of every minute of every day. That does’nt mean running around like a (fill in your own simile here), but it does mean getting into perspective those things which really don’t matter all that much. I must treasure every day and each visit from my beloved sons and their families because none of us knows how many more days we have. When we are young, we don’t think about those things too much, but as we get older, they fill our thoughts more.
So let me sit back and crochet my blanket, ready for the cold, winter winds…
Let me enjoy my roses in this delightful cottage garden.
But most of all, let me give thanks for my family and friends, near and far and that means YOU!
ps: Everything went very well this week, with the arrival of my husband in England. I know you are looking forward to hearing how he is getting on, but my feet haven’t touched the floor with so much to do and arrange, so I will come back to that in a future post. Suffice to say that he says ‘It’s like being three years old again! Everything here is different!’
I am currently working on a crochet project for the winter. Can you guess what it is from the picture above? It’s a blanket and I’m making up the pattern as I go along. I’m using browns, yellows and fawns and it’s coming along quite nicely.
Then I saw a new book in my handicraft shop. The cover was most attractive and when I peeped inside, I could see lots of different granny squares. That gave me some ideas. I bought the book and carried it home. I couldn’t wait to get started.
I made four granny squares and sewed them into the corners. Each one was slightly different. Here’s one of them, just peeking out so you can see it.
Here’s the book. There are some gorgeous designs in it. I’ll be showing you some later.
Today has been hot and sunny in my part of the world and I have been out to lunch with some old friends. It was great to see them again and share our news. These are people I used to work with back in 1986 and until 1998 so we all go back a long way. Sometimes I like being old. There is certainly never a lull in the conversation.