Behind The Scenes ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿงถโ˜ƒ๏ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• How have you been? I hope all is well in your neck of the woods ๐Ÿ˜Š

All is good here…except we’re all getting a bit cabin-feverish. It’s so, so cold ๐Ÿฅถ โ˜ƒ๏ธ

The recent snow brought us some beautiful scenery

But we’re ready for Spring-flowers – so today I turned my ‘ Jim Shore’ pillow over. From ‘Winter’ to ‘ Summer’! I hope Mother Nature will get the hint, and we’ll get at least the average temperatures for this time of year! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

I’ve suffered from a touch of ‘bloggers block’ lately ๐Ÿ˜• I’m not sure it’s over, but I won’t know until I try. Right? Maybe some pictures with comments to get back into the groove of things? Okay…here we go ๐Ÿ˜

While the Laptop got a bit dusty, the crochet hooks were quite busy.

I made another vest

The new cardigan ‘Opposites attract’ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I like the idea of two different-color halves…so there may be quite a few of them in the future ๐Ÿ˜‰

The second one is already in the works…

And I have an idea for a third one…

The sun came around the corner just as I snapped the picture, so it’s hard to tell that the right side is a deep black. I’m not complaining though…just saying she could’ve waited another second ๐Ÿ˜Ž

It’s not the best picture, but you get the idea of the colorway ๐Ÿ˜Š

The big fail for last month was this coat…

I loved it while I made it, kinda liked it when I tried it on (it’s heavy!), and started to get an uneasy feeling about it when I put it on the mannequin and started taking pictures ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

It stayed on the mannequin for a few days…then the decision was made – it has to come apart. And I wasn’t even upset – I guess that’s a sign that it was the right choice! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Notes to self:

1. Bulky yarn is not the perfect yarn for long coats (it gets reeaally heavy)

2. Do not use the Double-crochet stitch, especially when placed between stitches, when

working with bulky yarn (the stitches pull apart)

3. Don’t weave in ends until you’re 100% sure that the piece is perfect! It’s much, much easier to take something apart when the ends are still dangling

And last but not least…Georgia Mae’s blanket is finished ๐Ÿฅฐ Big yawn…I guess it’s quite cozy…

Now it’s back to one of the WIPs ๐Ÿคฉ

I hope you have a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ’•

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Welcome To The World, Baby Girl ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒท

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I have the best news ๐Ÿฅฐ

Georgia Mae joined us in this beautiful world on Friday, January 25th at 9:20 pm ๐Ÿ˜Š

She is 22″ long, and weighed in at 9.10 pounds.

She is a gorgeous bundle of joy! I know what you’re thinking…of course she would say that, she’s the Nana ๐Ÿ˜

So see for yourself…

That day brought back a lot of memories of the day the new Mom was that small ๐Ÿ˜

These two pictures are 30 years apart…

๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ

Update:

Now is probably a good time to finish ‘ Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ blanket CAL

To those of you who started to crochet along…I’m so, so sorry that it took so long to bring you the next step. I really dropped the ball on this one ๐Ÿ™ˆ

I’ve learned to never, ever start hosting a Crochet Along without finishing the project first! I did…I really did! โ˜บ๏ธ

If you remember…this is where we left off

I’m working on the continuation as you read this, and will bring it to you very soon! ๐Ÿ˜Š
If you have started the blanket, and are eager to continue with/finish it please message me or leave a comment – I will get the next steps to you asap!
Thank you for your patience.

This just in…

Georgia Mae is on her way home ๐Ÿ˜

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ๐Ÿ’•

โ„๏ธA โ„๏ธ Picture โ„๏ธ Perfect โ„๏ธ Morning โ„๏ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

For days now the weather guy has warned us of the ‘Winter storm’ headed this way.

Well, when I took the dogs out last night, there wasn’t much of anything…even the grass still peeked through a light dusting. But when I went outside this morning, everything had changed. I was greeted by this view…

The owl is wearing a hat…

…and our ‘Welcome’ bear a mask – I wonder what he’s up to ๐Ÿ˜‹

The neighborhood kids got busy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

For me there are not many things more beautiful than a snow-covered Pine Tree

I don’t think Pearl, the cat, cares ๐Ÿ˜

The Wisteria branches are a work of art ๐Ÿ˜

Now I shut up, and let you enjoy the scenery ๐Ÿ˜Š

(There’s nothing wrong with your eyes – it was early, and still somewhat dark-ish ๐Ÿ™‚)

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through our Winter Wonderland ๐Ÿ’œ

I wish you a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Birthday, November Babies ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• and ‘Huzzah’ to all you wonderful November ~ Babies! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Let me be among the first to wish you a fabulous, glorious, sparkling Birthday! ๐Ÿฅ‚

Your Birthday month is an amazing one…

And you are just as awesome…

The Chrysanthemum is the beautiful flower for this month

The glittering Citrine is your Birthstone

You are in very good company ๐Ÿ˜Š Other November Babies are – to name a few-

David Schwimmer, K.D. Lang, Emma Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Neil Young,

Scarlett Johansson, Miley Cyrus

Now go dance, skip, be happy, enjoy the company of your loved ones – let them celebrate the amazing Birthday – Baby that is YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚

I’m sending you best wishes and hope that all your dreams come true! ๐Ÿ’œ

Will You Take A Walk With Me? ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๐ŸŒณ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Lansing, KS is not your typical pretty ‘Small-Town-America’. But in the Fall it turns into a canvas for Mother Nature most beautiful work. ๐Ÿ˜

It’s a sunny, crisp morning, so I took my camera with me on my daily walk.

Here are some pictures of the delightful sights I’m lucky enough to see every day ๐Ÿ˜Š

Straight out the door stands this beauty

These pictures speak for themselves

There’s a little frost on the ground

As the sun went higher, more and more colors came to life

The little creek was really flowing after the rains two weeks ago. Now…not so much

Sunshine and a little green fairy ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

This one made me chuckle ๐Ÿ˜„

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll ๐Ÿ

Do you have a lot of Fall colors in your neck of the woods? Let me know…I’d love to hear/see what’s outside your door! ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Birthday, October ~ Babies ๐ŸŽ‚

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Is this the month where you get to blow out the candles on a delicious cake, and everyone wishes you well? ๐Ÿ˜Š Then I would like to be among the first to do so! ๐Ÿ˜

You deserve all the best, because you’re a wonderful person ๐Ÿ˜Š

Your Birthstone is the beautiful and magical Opal and the calming Tourmaline ๐Ÿ’œ

Your flower is the pretty and fragrant Marigold

You are in pretty awesome company! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Here are some more fabulous October ~ Babies…

JohnCleese ๐ŸŒผ Matt Damon ๐ŸŒผ Sigourney Weaver ๐ŸŒผ Hugh Jackman ๐ŸŒผ Angela Lansbury ๐ŸŒผ and the beloved Carrie Fisher ๐ŸŒน

Now I have one more thing for the Girls ๐Ÿ˜

Have a glorious, wonderful, fabulous Birthday! Do all things fun, celebrate, eat that cake…and let your loved ones celebrate the amazing YOU! ๐Ÿ’•

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

Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜บ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I’m sitting here laughing myself silly over some of the things I’m seeing ๐Ÿ˜† and you might be in dire need of a good laugh, so….

Here we go…

Put it on your resume…you never know what they’re looking for ๐Ÿคฃ

๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ

Good to know ๐Ÿ˜‹

๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚

Okay then…

๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ

I think we’ve all been there ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ‚

So mote it be ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

While you catch your breath, I’ll say ‘Bye’ and wish you a wonderful, glorious, fabulous weekend full of sunshine ๐ŸŒž , good friends, and (more) laughter! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’

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