Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I hope today I can bring you some (much needed) Smiles, Chuckles, maybe even a heartfelt ‘LOL’ ๐Ÿ˜Š

But first an ‘Awwww’ moment ๐Ÿ˜ I would like to introduce you to ‘Dixie’ … the latest addition to the giraffe family at the KC Zoo ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Isn’t she just the cutest? ๐Ÿ˜ I love that goofy look on her face ๐Ÿ˜†

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒธ

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! ๐Ÿ’• We kept it simple ๐Ÿ˜œ

๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿคฉ

This kid ๐Ÿ˜…

๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ„

I’m so very happy for them ๐Ÿ˜ But the comment cracked me up ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ™

Alright my Lovelies…that’s all for today. Have a fabulous Sunday!

Hugs ๐Ÿค— and Love ๐Ÿ’• to you!

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Whatโ€™s New You Ask? Okay, Iโ€™ll Tell Ya ๐Ÿ˜

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

How are you on this fine day? And a fine day it is! ๐ŸŒž What a difference 40 degrees make! ๐Ÿ˜œ

I already walked the dogs, so I can chat with you without getting interrupted ๐Ÿ˜

I hope I won’t bore you too much (or, preferably, not at all ๐Ÿ˜Š) but today’s post is a ‘sorting my thoughts, WIPs, ideas’ kinda deal.

Do you ever have so many things swirling around in your head that you, in the end, don’t do any of them? But instead crochet Granny Squares that have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with anything? Show of hands please ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Yep, this happened last night ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

And since there’s a Meme for everything…๐Ÿ˜

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But – today’s another day, and, hopefully, this will help me get everything organized! ๐Ÿค“ Thanks for letting me bend your ear! ๐Ÿ˜˜ Ear? Eyes? Hmm…you know what I mean!

So here’s everything in a nutshell…

First some things that actually did get done…

I finished another purse…well, I still have to sew in the lining

Things I learned while making the purse:
1. Pay attention to what you’re doing! Trying to solve a murder alongside “Monk” while crocheting the base, will lead to a tote, not a purse! ๐Ÿ˜‹
2. One skein of (gorgeous, beautiful) handspun yarn (72 yards) is just barely enough for 4 rounds! ๐Ÿ˜ณ
3. I love the “Bobble Stitch”! ๐Ÿ˜

This next one made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside
I made a Puzzle Poncho for my lovely friend Lili

And these are some of the things that are swirling…

The ‘ Puzzle Sweater’ is coming along quite nicely – of course, now that it’s getting warmer ๐Ÿ˜…

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Since my waist is nowhere near her’s, I will have to finish it away from the Mannequin ๐Ÿ˜„

The start of a new poncho…

Last week I came across thisย ย ย โฌ‡๏ธ on Facebook.ย I got all swooney, thinking they’re gorgeous Agate slices. Nope – they’re Puzzles. How cool is that?!

And then my ‘Crochet Brain’ kicked in, and I thought “This design would make a beautiful blanket”! Can you see it?
So I got started on that – different ideas came to life

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Or maybe a pillow? Or a Purse? I’m still mulling it over.

Aaaand last but not least I now also have to figure out what I’m going to do with the Granny Squares from last night! ๐Ÿ˜œ

Oh….one more thing! Since I even skipped ‘Your Weekend Chuckle’ last weekend – here’s my favorite one! I don’t know why, but it made me laugh ’til I cried

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Okay – now I’ll get off my soapbox, and let you carry on with your life!

I’m sending Smilesย ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugsย ๐Ÿค— and Loveย ๐Ÿ’• your way!

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Do You Love Purple? ๐Ÿ’œ

Hello my lovely friends๐Ÿ’œ How are you on this fine day? I hope all is well! ๐Ÿ˜

It wasn’t too long ago that I discovered my love for purple. It actually started with some beautiful Amethysts I found in my Jewelry making days. ๐Ÿ˜Š

So here are some things and facts in/about Purple ๐Ÿ˜€
>THE MEANING OF PURPLE AROUND THE GLOBE โ€ข In Thailand, purple is worn by a widow mourning her husbandโ€™s death.

โ€ข The purple in the U.S. military Purple Heart award represents courage. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States armed forces who have been wounded in action.

โ€ข In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it.

โ€ข A man with the rank of Roman Emperor was referred to as โ€œThe Purpleโ€ โ€” a name that came from the color of the robe he wore.

โ€ข In Japan, the color purple signifies wealth and position.

โ€ข Purple was the royal color of the Caesars.

โ€ข In pysanky, the traditional Ukrainian form of egg dying, purple speaks of fasting, faith, patience, and trust.

โ€ข Purple denotes virtue and faith in Egypt.

โ€ข In Tudor Britain, violet was the color of mourning, as well as the color of religious fervor.

โ€ข Traditionally, in Iran, purple is a color of what is to come. A sun or moon that looks purple during an eclipse is an omen of bloodshed within the year.

(Source: Wikipedia)

๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ

This is one of my favorite poems. ๐Ÿ˜ It was written in 1961 by Jenny Joseph. The 2nd line was actually the inspiration for the ‘Red Hats Club’ ๐Ÿ˜

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

When I’m an old woman I shall wear purple

With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired

And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

And run my stick along the public railings

And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

And pick flowers in other people’s gardens

And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

And eat three pounds of sausages at a go

Or only bread and pickle for a week

And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

And pay our rent and not swear in the street

And set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple

๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ

We all know the beautiful Lavender fields of the Provence.

I just learned that the UK also has purple scenery ๐Ÿ˜Š

Castle Lavender Farm is the largest lavender farm in the United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ โ˜ฏ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ’œ

Beautiful Projects…

…like these Wristwarmers <— Link will take you to Ravelry or this ‘Purple-icious Shawl’ ๐Ÿ˜ This is my design, but this Link will take you to Ravelry Here are a few things that you normally wouldn’t think of when you hear ‘Purple’ ๐Ÿ˜

Like the purple kitchen! Yay or Nay? ๐Ÿ˜‹

Purple doors are a definite Yay for me ๐Ÿ˜ How about a purple car? ๐Ÿ˜Ž Purple Candy! Yes, please! ๐Ÿคฉ Did I forget anything? ๐Ÿ˜„ What do you think? Is purple your color? Or are you still waiting to fall in love with it?

I would love to know! ๐Ÿ˜

Have a fabulous ‘Purple-icious’ day! ๐Ÿ’•

๐ŸŒบ Happy ๐ŸŒป Birthday ๐ŸŒธ February ๐ŸŒท Babies ๐ŸŒผ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Here are some flowers ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’ Cake ๐ŸŽ‚ and good wishes

for all you February Babies out there! ๐Ÿ˜

Celebrate, have a blast, get spoiled – ’cause you’re fabulous! ๐Ÿ˜

Didn’t I tell ya? ๐Ÿ˜Š

And…

Enjoy the party ๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽŠ ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ

Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ’•

Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Are you having a fabulous Sunday? Great! I hope I can brighten it a little more! ๐Ÿ˜Š

This one makes me laugh out loud every time I come across it ๐Ÿ˜†

๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„

Sounds like Dad is ruthless ๐Ÿ˜œ

๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„

The Google Trap ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ„

This! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

These are the best ones from this week ๐Ÿ˜ I hope you giggled, chuckled, laughed! ๐Ÿค—

Until next time ๐Ÿ’•

Wondering What Iโ€™ve Been Up To? ๐Ÿ˜

Keep reading and you’ll find out ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

It feels like it’s been forever that I ‘talked’ to you. See – I’m going through an ‘obsessive’ crochet phase. I get that once in a while.

I thought about you and this little blog of mine often. I outline posts in my head, grab the iPad…then one glance toward the yarn – and that’s all she wrote. Or in this case – didn’t write. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But maybe the fact that you’re actually reading something I wrote is a sign that the phase is ending. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Now back to why you’re here…you wanna know what I’ve been up to. Here you go

I made a few hats

I shall call them ‘Never get lost in a snowstorm again’ ๐Ÿ˜œ

I found a great pattern on Pinterest – How to size and crochet the perfect hat/beanie.

It’s a written pattern, and really easy to follow. If you want to make a hat or two…take a look

It doesn’t get easier than that. ๐Ÿ˜

The only thing I changed, I added the ribbed edge using alternating fpdc/bpdc to give them a tighter fit. ๐Ÿ˜Š

A scarf and another hat

For this scarf I recreated one of my jewelry designs The two ends wrap around the neck, then get tucked through a loop behind the flower. That way you can wear it tight for extra warmth, or, if that gives you a ‘choking’ feeling, loose for looks. ๐Ÿ˜ŠI do plan to write the pattern over the weekend, so you will see it within the next few days. Pinky swear ๐Ÿ˜˜The matching hat

My New Purse

I really love how this one came out ๐Ÿ˜Š And it’s so much fun to make…I see a few more of them in our future ๐Ÿ˜

A Puzzle Sweater

I made a little progress on this sweater. I took the pieces that were joined together apart, and started over. There is an idea behind the madness ๐Ÿ˜œ You’ll see!

I’m currently working on a Puzzle Poncho for a constantly shivering friend. That poor girl is always cold, and since we are expecting another arctic blast ๐Ÿ˜ฉ she needs something warm and yarny asap. ๐Ÿ˜Š By next time I’ll have a picture…hopefully of her wearing it! ๐Ÿ˜

Oh….one more thing! Last weekend was the Fantastic Bake-Along, hosted by Tracy on her blog It’s a T-Sweets Day

On the menu this weekend were ‘Mary Berry Gingersnaps’. Rebecca was kind enough to share her amazing (sounding) recipe. Rebecca is the author of a fabulous blog – Twinklehook

If you don’t know them – you should hop on over to their blogs. Tracy and Rebecca are both awesome and inspiring crafters and wonderful friends! ๐Ÿ˜

I did not ‘bake along’ this week ๐Ÿ˜• I knew if I baked those cookies, and have them in the house, then any chance of wearing my jeans, which I accidentally shrunk in the wash ๐Ÿ˜‰, any chance of wearing them in the near future would just be gone.

So I lived vicariously through the success stories of all the other bakers – while gnawing on a carrot ๐Ÿฅ•

Now I’ll go back to wielding the crochet hook so my lovely friend will be cold no more ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Have a lovely weekend!

I’m sending you Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs ๐Ÿค— and Love ๐Ÿ’•

Cuddly Baby Blanket ~ A Pattern ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

We all love all-things-baby, right? ๐Ÿ˜

So today I wanna show you how easy it is to make a warm, cuddly, soft & supercute baby blanket in just a few hours.

It really is โ€˜easy peasy lemon squeezyโ€™, and not at all โ€˜difficult difficult lemon difficultโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜‚

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I promise! ๐Ÿ˜

Before I give you the details, take a look at the ones Iโ€™ve made so far

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All it is is a big โ€˜Granny Squareโ€™ and super bulky yarn – I used 4 skeins of โ€˜BERNAT Baby Blanketโ€™ yarn, and a 8mm/L hook ๐Ÿ˜Š

Not sure how to make the Granny Square? Please checkย hereย – itโ€™s the same pattern as the โ€˜Oversized Ponchoโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜

Work 13 rounds (not as many as the Poncho…yay ๐Ÿ˜†)

After you join the 13th round with the slipstitch, chain 1, and continue on with sc. One each between the dc of the previous round, 1sc in the ch1 space.

Join with a slipstitch.

The border is a round of slipstitches and picots. For that you want to (from the joining slipstitch)

ch2, slipstitch into the first chain, slipstitch into the next sc, slipstitch, ch2, slipstitch into the first chain, and so on. Join the row with a slipstitch.

Thatโ€™s it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Easy, peasy right?

I will be listing some in my Etsy store…just in case you donโ€™t get to making one. ๐Ÿ˜

Will you be making one? Does the pattern make sense? Please let me know, so I can tweak the pattern accordingly. ๐Ÿค—

Have a fabulous rest of the week! ๐Ÿ’•

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