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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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’•

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’•

Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Things are back to normal around here ๐Ÿ˜Š How do you know?

The Weekend Chuckle is back! ๐Ÿ˜

I think I’ve collected some good ones…shall we see? Let’s shall ๐Ÿ˜‹Do you see it? ๐Ÿ˜And because all things come in twos…. ๐Ÿ˜œ

โ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธ

๐Ÿ˜‚ Do you have one?

โ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ

Busted! ๐Ÿ˜†

โ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ›ทโ›„๏ธ

Not so much a ‘chuckle moment’, but definitely an ‘Awwww moment’ ๐Ÿ˜Have a happy Sunday ~ I hope this contributed just a little bit ๐Ÿ˜Sending Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs ๐Ÿค— and Love ๐Ÿ’• your way!

WiPs โ€˜n Things

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I really dropped the ‘blogging-ball’ last month. ๐Ÿ™ƒ So one of the things I have to change – not calling it a resolution … ’cause they tend to come here to die ๐Ÿ˜œ – is getting back into the rhythm, writing more, visiting with you! I did miss you all! ๐Ÿ˜

It’s already the 6th, so I am getting a late start, but we can call this a Trial Month, I guess ๐Ÿ˜

It’s ok… I read it on the Internets, so it’s the truth!๐Ÿ˜‚

Besides the usual holiday craziness last month, there were a few things that kept me busy, leading to falling behind in some endeavors, put things on the back burner.

One of the ‘distractions’ was a custom order for a poncho and a hat

The lovely lady that gave Feronia a new home, contacted me and ordered another Poncho and a Tassel Hat…this time in all black ๐Ÿ˜ณ You know me… I love my things crazy and colorful. So it was definitely a challenge. A few times I had to fight the notion to put a pink stitch in. Just one…right here ๐Ÿ˜‚

But – I fought it, and it was worth the struggle. She looooved it! ๐Ÿ˜

In between all the Christmas ‘duties’, presents, and planned projects, the son of dear friends of ours and his wife welcomed a baby boy into their midst…a little early. But he was close to 8 pounds – so he was ready to meet the world ๐Ÿ˜ We think he wanted to see the Christmas tree ๐Ÿ˜ and his ‘ Granny Square Blanket’ ๐Ÿ˜

Then this one here took a lot of my time… The Puzzle Poncho ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you remember – probably not, since you have a life…so let me jog your memory – it started as a Cowl.While I was working on that, and really liking it, my mind wandered to the possibilities of all things fabulous that would look great in this color combo.

I decided on another puzzle piece…’cause I really enjoy making small pieces and putting them together.

After it took shape I worked on it like a woman possessed ๐Ÿ˜

And it’s done! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well, almost – the neckline will be an Infinity Scarf…it’ll look like a loose turtleneck, and the dreaded ends. Still gotta weave in some ends. ๐Ÿ˜ซ I’ve woven in a ton already. Every time I think I’m done I discover another cluster.

It sure is a crazy piece…I can’t wait to wear it out and about! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Also…some ‘ Bohemian Queen’ cowls are close to being finished. Miss Katherine (โฌ†๏ธ the one with the hat) is giving you a sneak peek ๐Ÿ˜Š

That’s all the news from the hook and drawing board. I’m looking forward to showing you the finished pieces, and some new WIPs that are – for now – just floating around in my head. ๐Ÿ˜

Have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿค—

Happy Birthday! ๐ŸŽ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Before I – finally ๐Ÿ˜ฌ- jump back into the blogging world I wanna wish you all the happiest of years! ๐Ÿ˜ May it be a healthy, creative one – full of pleasant surprises!

…and to all the January-Babies ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿฅ‚

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday Month…you deserve it, because you are fabulous – I have it in writing ๐Ÿ˜Š

Best Wishes, Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs ๐Ÿค— and Love ๐Ÿ’• to you all!

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