Monday, March 28, 2011


Anyone use it? I signed up for the free account. I'd like to get on the computer and talk to Justin some evenings. He's such a sweet little guy. He's smart, too! He's been reading letters to me. Moved my hand from the front of my computer and spelled "T-O-S-H-I-B-A". What a boy! We had such fun last Tuesday with him at the Aquarium in Camden. My brother and I took him on the train to see the "fish" - he loves fish. When we left one exhibit and went to the next, he would wave and say "Bye!" to the fish.

I hope this isn't going to be a late night tonight. I am so tired and I hate it when I can't sleep.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Photos

Justin and his dad at the car show

Our beagle wants to play!

Crocheted Eeyore - one of my favorite projects

Wayne - with our buddies

Tigger - another fun project!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Sweater Fits!

The blue sweater I made for Justin should fit him just right! I tried putting it on him the other day, but since it was only a try-on and not an outdoor excursion, he wasn't in the mood to model. But once it went over his head, I could see that he would be able to wear the sweater. I'm glad - I hope he gets to use it this spring.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Getting Closer to Spring

On Saturday, we rolled the clocks ahead - taking us that much closer to spring. I cannot wait!
Today was a pretty good day for a Monday. I had a really great weekend, too. I finished Justin's sweater, although I'm not so sure not that it will fit him. I crocheted the sweater following the instructions for a size 4 toddler, and even went up two hook sizes to make it a little roomier. I haven't tried it on Justin yet, but I'm really afraid it won't fit him, and he only wears a size 3 in everything else. I think it's the stitch pattern - it's not very forgiving (It's a single crochet, ch 1 stitch combination, with all single crochets worked into the ch 1 space on subsequent rows). There's no stretch to it when it's finished. Well, if it doesn't fit him, I'll make another! I'll shoot for a size 6, and donate the other sweater.
I also finished a toddler hat for a co-worker and she loved it! It's my spiral seam hat pattern. I made it in a soft yellow color and finished it with a button atop the stem. Then I worked some interchangeable flowers that will just button into place on the top of the hat. Everyone at work loved it! In fact, I posted a photo on my facebook page, and I even heard from a cousin who wants one in an adult size.
Anyway, here are photos of Justin's sweater, and the hat with the flowers.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

One of the Fortunate Ones

That would be me. I'm counting my blessings today. Starting with the most kind-hearted, caring husband ever. He's stuck with me through thick and thin and I love him for it. He saw a woman who's been living in her car - she was scrounging for pennies in her pockets to make a purchase at Wawa, and he left the store and slipped a $10 bill under her windshield wiper. Sat there to make sure she got it and that no one else helped themselves to it.

My sons - both are good kids and have never been in any trouble. The oldest has a sweet fiancee and they are getting married in August. My youngest is a gamer, but he works every day and there's never a nasty word out of his mouth. I've heard kids cuss their parents out and it makes me sad. My boys aren't like that. My dear grandson the J-Man was here today and he's a joy. I'm making a sweater for him. I hope he likes it. It will have a nice roomy front pocket to carry his little cars in. He's a car nut - he'll push his little matchbox cars around for the longest time. He chatters like a magpie. I just wish I could understand what he's saying. I pick up a few words here and there - shoe, sock, fish, cat, snack, drink.

I've been feeling better lately, too. The acid reflux that keeps me awake at night has been easing. I changed my medication and it seems to be working. Spring is on its way and my outlook is a little sunnier too. Work is going well and I feel appreciated, much more than I ever did when I worked in the other building I was assigned to.

My little buddy is here at my side. He's a good little dog, even if he is a little annoying at times.

I found a home for the hat I made, pictured in an earlier post. My dear son's fiancee stopped in and asked if I could make a hat for her grandmother, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy and has lost her hair. I was more than happy to give her the hat. I do hope that she likes it.

Times are tough right now, but we have a roof over our heads, food on the table and enough money to keep gas in the car, even if we have to cut back our weekend travels.