Friday, March 30, 2012

50 is not so bad!

Well, I've been a full week out of my "40 somethings" and I have to say, 50 is not so bad!  I feel creative and happy!  I do think things get busier the older you get though.  The one think I want to do now is de-clutter!  I think from helping with moving Brad's mom into assisted living it has me thinking.  "I have a lot of stuff!"  Too much.  So, the spring cleaning mode is on full steam.  Use it or lose it.

I am also on a spray paint kick.  This weekend something is getting spray painted's happening!!

That's it for now.  I will be back this weekend with some hooky granny square pictures!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Little Progress

Progress has been slow, but I have made a little headway.  I have started another row of grannies. These are in shades of beige and peach.  The sun is not out today, so I had a little difficulty in getting some decent pictures. 
Look at all that color!!!  My heart goes pitty pat, and I find myself "petting" my work as I go.  LOL!!  Silly, right?  I am sure all those that crochet will know just what I am talking about. 
It is really beginning to take on that "folk arty" look I am so nuts about.  I need to stop and weave in some tails.  Hopefully this week I can at least get around two corners.  That is if life will cooperate!!  We are still really busy getting the condo in order to put on the market.  We're almost there.  It will be nice once that is done and not hanging over our heads.

I am about to begin the last week of my 49th year!  Oh - My - God!!  Someone asked me if I had anything monumental planned for turning 50.  I had to think about that.  I am definitely NOT running a marathon like she did for turning 30, but I do like her way of thinking.  So, I am trying to think of what I really want to do!  I was toying with the idea of designing another rug, maybe entering it into the fair.  Winning a blue ribbon, or any ribbon at that, would be something that would be awesome to commemorate my 50th.

Well, it is getting that time.  Sunday evening, putting things in order for the week.  I hope everyone has a terrific week!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Grannies and Dacshunds!

Greetings from Phoebe!  Like her blanket?  I snagged it at the thrift store for $9!!  I couldn't stand it.  The bright colors caught my eye from an aisle away.  It is very well crocheted.  It does need a little repair, which is no biggie.  I couldn't stand it...someone put a lot of work into it, and their it hung...all neglected and unappreciated.  I began to wonder if my things will end up like this when I am long gone.  I hope she (I am pretty sure it was made by a she!!) would be happy to know I have her blanket and absolutely love it!

So, what have I been up to???  You name it.  Busier than I want to be I'm afraid of.  Brad's mom has gone into assisted living and we have been in the process of packing up her things and getting ready to sell her condo.  It is so full of generations of family momentos.  Pictures and newspaper clippings from her childhood and actually her parents' childhoods.  All very well marked so we know who the people are in most of the old pictures.  With Brad being an only child, it's been up to him to get all this done.  I'm helping as much as possible.  I do have a respect for family history, so it will all be kept together, and maybe a bit more organized once we gather everything.

Needless to say, it has taken huge chunks out of my Hookie time!  But, I have managed to get some progress on my granny square project and am excited to share some pictures!
I have managed to complete a round of squares.  I chose to do them in tones of gray.  And as I am working I am just letting my ideas flow.  I think I will continue until I have a good sized square, which will go in the center of the dining room table...I think.  LOL.  Doesn't it have a real vintage feel to it, with a pop of funky color.  My girls in knitting group are all eyeballing it.  It's my hope to spend this afternoon working on more squares.
My first pair of glasses!  Yes, I still have them, and remember wearing them.  I was three or four when I got them!  The envy of my kindergarten class style'n in my pink horn-rimmed glasses. 
This will give you an idea of actually how little they are.  My eyesight hasn't changed a bit, only now I have this need for bifocals...which I hate wearing!
I found this pair of Brad's baby shoes while packing at his mom's.  They were so sweet I had to bring them home with me. 
Okay...just one more picture.  I am now starting a round of squares that have a very muted peachy tan colors, with that pop of red in the center.  I think it is going to be pretty.  Time will tell.
Phoebe and I wish you all a great week,
full of fun crochet hooky insanity!