Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's Crochet Catch-Up Time!!!

I know, it's been ages. I'm such a slacker. I made a commitment to blog more often and what happens? We get stuck remodeling for the entire summer. UGH! I have been doing a bit of crocheting though so without further blab:


Baby top for local mortuary


Baby blanket for daughter's stash


My shrug


Chemo hat


Toddler vest

It has been my sanity. I'm not very good about my house being torn up -- all of it at once. It's like we can't do one room and get it done we have to do a little in each room -- which means there's nowhere to sit without being moved out so he can do more tile work. I do finally have a kitchen but we have to eat standing up to the counters--or propped up in bed. I wish I truly had somewhere to visit but the kids are all too busy and my sister just had her mastectomy. I'd love to be there to help her or just sit with her but there's nowhere for me to even stay. I tried. My son, Jeff, offered me a place but I didn't want to put him out for an entire two weeks. That wouldn't be fair. No one wants their mother or mother-in-law around for THAT long. Two or three days at each place would have been more than enough. It's not worth the airfare, car rental, etc. if you can only see one of your three kids that live within a couple of hours of each other.

Anyway, I have also been busy doing genealogy. I can shut myself away where it is quiet and work on it until The Hubster has to put Sparky in with me. He doesn't do well with any type of power tool. He tries to eat it and tries to push The Hubster away from it. When put in with me there is an over-abundance of barking and growling going on. Not very conducive to puzzling out where an ancestor might have lived or died. ;-)

I'll be back. Really, I will. Let's hope this remodel doesn't really take the whole summer. That could be a nightmare for sure. I think I'll be divorced by then and living in a little tiny apartment of my own. LOL!


Friday, July 14, 2017

The remodel, etal.

I'm sick of it. Sick, sick, sick of it. The Hubster says he's about half done with the tile and he's already been working on it for 6 weeks! We are in such a horrible mess. I can't wait for it to be finished. I'm not going to go on and on about it because that would be pointless and who cares anyway, right? Everyone has to go through this mess if they do any type of remodel. It's just he's doing it himself to save $1000 and I'd gladly pay that and more to have it all done. The Hubster is a perfectionist. Enough said.

This is the cutest zig zag top. I just might have to make it.

free crochet top pattern

Isn't it cute? I love her blog. It's just full of fun things. Go check it out.

Here is it, 117 degrees outside and I've been making hats and shawls. I've been putting together a collage but for some reason my software isn't working right. I'll have to reload it and try again. More to follow (sooner rather than later I hope).