Last Week At A Glance ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Funny story…funny, weird – you decide ๐Ÿ˜

Two, three nights ago I dreamt about this very post. I dreamt the title, that I wrote it, the pictures were there. It was so vivid, that I honestly thought it was done.

And I was a little bit sad ๐Ÿ˜ข that no one liked it!

So today, while scrolling through all your wonderful posts, I wondered where my ‘Glance at last week’ disappeared to.

Well, you know the end of that story. ๐Ÿ˜†

So…without further ado – here it is (I hope ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Monday…

I finished writing the pattern for my next workshop. It’ll be a ‘Lacy Scarf’. I decided to introduce three different stitches that make a gorgeous lace pattern.

See…

Tuesday…

Michele (my partner in crime) and I met to set the date and talk about the details. We agreed on everything, so that was done fast ๐Ÿ˜ and we got to enjoy our lunch while visiting with our friend Lili ๐Ÿ˜

We forgot to take a picture…so I give you this. Just pretend it’s us ๐Ÿ˜†

Wednesday…

I decided I need new sneakers. That’s easier said than done…ugh! I must’ve tried on every pair in the store. A big shoutout to my friend Carole – she was very patient. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Just as I was about to give up, I spotted a pair -in my size!!! – at the bottom of the clearance shelf. And they fit, and are very comfy! Score! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

One question remains though…why do all ‘Asics’ in 3 different sizes (6.5, 7, 7.5) fit the exact same way? Just a tad too small ๐Ÿ˜• It’s quite puzzling.

Then, of course…Lunch! ๐Ÿ˜† Good thing I only eat salads ๐Ÿ˜œ

Thursday…

Just an ordinary day ๐Ÿ™‚ Dog walking, ‘breaking in the sneakers’ speed walking, and – no, not lunch ๐Ÿ˜ – grocery shopping.

I finished the picot edging on the last sample scarf while watching the latest ‘ Garage Sale Mystery’. Those are so much fun! Do you watch?

The workshop flyer! I almost forgot to tell you about the flyer.

Here it is…

We have a few places in mind where we could distribute them…wish us luck ๐Ÿ˜Š

Friday…

Started as a pretty normal day…until the kitchen sink clogged up. โ˜น๏ธ Without warning- it just didn’t wanna anymore. Pffft

And nothing worked. We plunged, and poked the clog with wire. I even bent a wire hanger out of shape…nothing. Snake wouldn’t fit. Drano didn’t do diddlysquat.

Just as we were about to call someone, hubby poked it again…and there it went. Whatever it was – it’s gone.

I did get a little bit of crocheting done. I started to look into Freeform Crochet ๐Ÿ˜

It is so much fun. Pretty perfect for yours truly! ๐Ÿ˜ Last years Puzzle Poncho had a few elements in it, now I did a sampler of different Scrumbles

Very promising! Don’t you think?

Saturday…

…is Farmers Market Day! Michele has a table at one close by. She sells her son’s wonderful artisan breads, and had the great idea to make a little display for our workshop.

Looks great! Doesn’t it? I would wanna sign up ๐Ÿ˜

Sunday…

After a yummy lunch at the Casino Buffet, hubby went to poker and I played with Freeform Designs ๐Ÿ˜

I’m really loving it! โ˜บ๏ธ

That’s all! Overall a pretty good week I’d say. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

I’m sending you Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs ๐Ÿค— and Love ๐Ÿ’— for a wonderful week!

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Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I think right about now is a good time for a chuckle…maybe even a heartfelt LOL ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Do you agree? Well, then read on! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Check your wardrobe before you head out ๐Ÿ™ˆ

๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป

Sometimes a gauge-swatch is not a waste of time ๐Ÿ˜œ

๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ

Between you and me…that’s my kind of run ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท

Can we please do this?! ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ

๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Groan ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

That’s all for now ๐Ÿ˜Ž I hope you enjoyed all the shenanigans!

Have a wonderful, fabulous, glorious week! ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Birthday, August ~ Babies ๐ŸŽ‚

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Let me be among the first ones to wish you a ‘Happy, Wonderful, Fabulous Birthday’! ๐Ÿ˜

Rumor has it that you are pretty awesome ๐Ÿ˜

See…told ya! ๐Ÿ˜Š

You are blessed with a gorgeous ‘Flower of the month’

And your birthstone is amazing too…

You are in wonderful company! ๐Ÿคฉ

Other August-Babies are…

Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Debra Messing, Angela Bassett, Robert DeNiro, Edward Norton, and Melissa McCarthy ๐Ÿ’• just to name a few.

๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŒธโœจ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒทโœจ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŒบ

Now go and have a wonderful day! Let them celebrate the fabulous, beautiful, amazing person that is YOU, and the glorious day that is your Birthday! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’•

With Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ Love ๐Ÿ’• and Hugs ๐Ÿค—

On Your Hook, Ready, Set, Crochet ~ Happy Hippie Handkerchief Top

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Show and Tell Time! ๐Ÿ˜ I just finished the last picot on this top, and have to share.

When I saw this lovely top on Pinterest, I knew I had to have one. Luckily the link lead somewhere…to the free pattern on Ravelry

I looked through my yarn stash, but the perfect yarn didn’t jump out at me. So I put it on the back burner.
But when I received a yarn order a few days later, the perfect yarn for the top was in it.
Honestly, that was a lucky coincidence…I had only put it in my cart to get free shipping. ๐Ÿ˜†

The picture on the website did not do it justice. It’s a beautiful, silky yarn in very vibrant colors. Simply gorgeous.

I pulled up the pattern, and realized real quick that it doesn’t really work with my choice of yarn.ย  It has some wool in it, so I was afraid that the rows of close crochet stitches would make the top too heavy and warm.

See…

Change of plans. I found this diagram at inspirations-tricot-crochet on Blogspot.
It’s an awesome blog with tons of crochet- and knitting patterns and tips.

That worked. The loose mesh is perfect for an airy, flowy summer top.

Take a look…

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I did make a few more changes…

To make it fit better, I lengthened the seams joining the squares by 1″.

I shortened the shoulder straps. The suggested 8″ (plus they stretched quite a bit) simply didn’t work on me. The top looked like a high-waisted skirt with suspenders ๐Ÿ˜œ
So I made them 4″ long. Plus I crocheted them separately (lengthwise, to avoid the stretch) and sewed them on.
I worked it in the linked double-crochet stitch. 2 rows were enough for the required width.

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Then I wove in the ends…not too many, yay!…and thought I was done.
I really wanted to be done, because – truth be told – it seemed a bit of a chore at times.
Since I have the attention span of a gnat, working with the same yarn, the same color, on rows that get longer with every round…there was a lot of sighing and eye-rolling going on. ๐Ÿ™„

But – turns out I wasn’t done. ๐Ÿ™ˆ I looked at it, and looked at it, and looked at it some more…and finally decided it needs a picot edge. I worked the picot around all the edges – neck, arms, and bottom hem.
Now I really love it! ๐Ÿ˜

I hope this inspired you to make one for yourself. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Let me know what you think! I’m looking forward to your comments ๐Ÿ’•

Beautiful Night Sky โœจ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Yesterday I came across this post from the local weatherman…announcing a -somewhat- rare occurrence

Of course I had to go out and see. Luckily it was a clear night, and so I was able to capture

The Moon, Saturn…and a Fairy ๐Ÿ˜Š

A few days prior I found this image that shows the planet – (and other known object-) sizes in relation to one another

To look at Saturn in comparison to the Moon – the itty bitty moon – and then go back to how they appeared in the sky…I don’t know what to say.

I can’t even imagine the distance between us and this planet.

๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ“๐Ÿ’ซ

While we’re gazing up at the sky…here are two more pictures from the nights before.

This was last Friday…we thought for sure we’d get some rain. Didn’t happen, but the clouds were pretty impressive.

Something pretty cool happened here, in the clouds, in the distance. Constant lightning! It was quite a show. ๐Ÿ˜ Sadly, by the time I got my camera the clouds had moved on.

Still a pretty picture though ๐Ÿ˜

Do you like to observe the moon, the vast universe above us?

I am very fascinated by it all, and do sit outside at night looking up, admiring the beauty of the night sky. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a good night ๐ŸŒ™ It’s almost time for the full moon. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy World Emoji Day ๐Ÿ˜†

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I can’t let this day go by without giving it a special salute ๐ŸŽ†

I really can’t pick just one favorite. And the day I switched from Android to Apple*

was a happy one!

๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿข๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒปโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿฅจ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽช๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ“ฟ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ’˜

Do you have a favorite one? ๐ŸคชOne you use all the time? ๐Ÿค“Or can you do without? ๐Ÿ™

Now go and sprinkle some Emoji love ๐Ÿ’•

Your Weekend Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I hope you’re enjoying a fabulous weekend!

Everything is good here ๐Ÿ˜ We actually had some rain yesterday ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป I even got to see a puddle ๐Ÿ˜

It was a glorious sight…

All it took was a trip to the car wash, and planning a BBQ…or maybe it was the rain dance, performed by my friend Carole. It was a masterful performance – right after she walked into some bag worms hanging from her tree ๐Ÿ˜†

Ready to share a few more laughs? Alrighty…๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I can see that…๐Ÿ˜œ

๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท

One of these days I’m gonna try this ๐Ÿคฃ

๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป

This!

and that!

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ

Definitely a possibility ๐Ÿ˜†

๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท

I hope you found a few chuckles here today ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a wonderful ‘rest of your weekend’ ๐Ÿ˜

Until next time ๐Ÿ’•

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