Monday, January 28, 2013

Scarlet's Growth Chart @ 7 months

Time again for Scarlet and Sushi's Growth Chart. We've hit the 7 month mark and I still don't know where the time has gone.  In my last post I had commented that it's getting harder now to capture these two sitting still beside each other.  While both are absolute 'hams' when the camera comes out - they fidget far too much when together.   The moment I put Scarlet on a blanket, Sushi is right there.  She can't stand to be too far from her, but she is learning to keep a bit of a distance now that Scarlet can grab a hold of her.

Scarlet is getting a good grip...
...awwwwww... looooooove.

If someone wants to love me like that,
I might let them pull my hair too.
Now Sushi is giving her kisses too.

Scarlet and Sushi will be here for you again next month about this time. 

Until then, let's learn from these two. Go grab someone you love and give them a  kiss like that !! 

Bonnie 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Excited!

It's always so much fun to start a new project; especially when that something you are going to be making is for a good cause.  I have my pink yarn bought, and I'm ready and excited to be participating in Vicki's "Pink Scarf Project" over at 2 Bags Full!


Whether you knit, crochet, sew or buy your predominately pink scarf, each one you donate will be distributed to those women who are fighting their own battle with breast cancer. We hope this small gesture will bring some comfort and hopefully a smile to the face of each recipient.

A big hug and pat on the back to Vicki for organizing this wonderful event... thanks so much, Vicki!!


I have my first crochet pattern picked out for the "Pink Parfait" Marble yarn, but I'm still undecided about what I'm going to do with the "Coral Reef" Homespun yarn.  Who knows... maybe I will dig out my dear Nana's knitting needles, and try my hand at knitting again.  How hard can it be... it's only been about 37 years since I last knit something!

Please think about participating in the "Pink Scarf Project".  Even if you are not "crafty", there are a lot of beautiful scarves out there that you can purchase and donate.  (If you look underneath the yarn in my picture, you'll see the pretty scarf that I just couldn't resist adding to my basket while shopping yesterday.)

Tracey  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Perfect Timing

As we shiver right now with the bitter cold here in South-western Ontario, I was so happy to finish up today the crocheted afghan I've been working on as a belated Christmas gift for our 25 year old son.

If you happened to read my last post, you'll remember that I handmade something for both my daughter and son-in-law this past Christmas.  I was racking my brain, trying to think of something I could make for our son, Mitchell.  Low and behold, a couple of weeks before the big day while digging through my yarn stash, I stumbled across an afghan that I had started for myself (shhhhh...) a couple of years ago.  Hmmm... do you think that he would like something like that, now that he has his own place?  I might as well give it a whirl!  Knowing that I would never be able to complete it in time, I just wrapped up what I had done so far and crossed my fingers.

Christmas morning came, and I nervously awaited for Mitchell to unwrap his gift.  You see, he can be picky about things at times, and I wasn't sure how he would react.  He opened the box and held up the rectangle of yarn, as I explained to him what it was going to eventually be.  I couldn't believe it when he said, "Sweet... and I like the colour, too.  I like really getting practical stuff."  I could now breath a sigh of relief.


Later on that day, Mitchell and my hubby Paul, ventured out with the dog for a walk.  It brought tears to my eyes when Paul later revealed to me the discussion that they had while on their walk.  He told me that Mitchell mentioned again how much he liked the afghan, and said, " There's nothing better than having an afghan on the couch."

As I worked away on it this past month, I wanted to make sure that it was long enough to cover his 6"3" frame... because to me, there's nothing worse than laying on the couch with an afghan that is not long enough!

Stitched with Vanna's Choice yarn in Oatmeal
 
Close up of edging.  Finished size 44" x 74"

I'm sure it will be much appreciated when Mitchell comes home after a long day of working out in the cold and there's his cozy afghan waiting for him on the couch.

Tracey

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