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Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like
stitch at a time taken patiently.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Oh bother, and I can use some stasharoo

Well, it's me and my still not fixed computer.  It should have been sent off days ago now, and fixed on the way back to me. And it could have been except, they sent me the wrong size box. Really?
I've been trying to fix it myself, good luck there. oh well, one of these days it will go and get fixed. 
Will I purchase another Dell computer? Probably not so much.

I havn't really done much this week in the way of Crochet, with this weather, my son being off school almost all week, and my husbands crazy work schedule, and this cold, cold, cold,I'm off my game, but did find this in between episodes with the computer.

Arn't these lovely?  I've got   stasharoo, why not? 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

off the grid

I'll look forward to catching up with you in a week or so, my computer is going back to Dell to get repaired, not even 1 year old.
Oh Bother !


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Simple Woman Day Book Entry

FOR TODAY February 14, 2015

Outside my window... Old Man Winter is visiting again, the wind is whipping the snow into frothy mounds in the front yard, visibility is low.

I am thinking...It is so nice to be inside looking out and not having to go out today for any reason.

I am thankful...warmth and protection from these elements.
In the kitchen...Cinnamon Raisen Bread courtesy of Mennonite Girls Can cook.
I am wearing...soft comfy cozies, and if the truth be known shh...I'm still in my flannel p.j's.

I am creating...finishing up when I get a moment the cowl poncho, I've not moved the hook all week, life lessons going on.

I am going...finish up the cowl poncho loose ends, and thinking about working on the pillow for a friend who gave me beautiful crochet motif squares as a thank you.

I am wondering what else I may want to do today as the wind howls outside.
I am reading... my son's 7th grade math book, they didn't make them like this when I was growing up or I may have done better in math.
I am hoping...begin a project of some kind, usually crochet, I miss moving my hook.

I am looking forward to...the aroma which will soon be lingering about the homestead cinnamon raison and bread hmmmmm
I am learning... algebra as I help my son. Distributive Properties, and order of operations, we are both learning.

Around the house...My husband is sleeping because he works (seasonally) at night and has been on 12 hour shifts plowing snow for he county. Would be nice if they would consider him for full time.  

I am pondering...craft fair ideas for the fall

A favorite quote for today...We are shaped and formed by what we love

One of my favorite things...the smell of the bread baking in my oven, warming not only my kitchen but our hearts as well.

A few plans for the rest of the week: we'll see how this plays out.

Heart Doily I crochet back in 1975
Happy Valentines day

Thursday, February 5, 2015

It's a put on your wooly booly day here

We're at 3 degrees here this morning, with bright,,  beautiful sunshine streaming through my living room window, and a dazzling display of crystal icicles draped from the awning this morning.
Outside I hear a little bird chirping, I hope he finds his way to the feeders, today I'll make more suet. No school again today, the temperatures to cold.  It's quiet here this morning, having a cuppa.
I don't have to go out today, and it's alright with me, I'll stay in with my comfy cozies on, work the hook and just relax, out of the routine for one day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fasten Off, and move on to the next...

The poncho is coming along, and I anticipate that it will be off the hook loose ends and all by next weekend, not this weekend as I had hoped. It is turning out real nice as well, and I think for now that I have exhausted myself with that pattern, for a little while at least.  I may make one more if I will do the craft fair thing.
So, on to the next, I have started a doily but have not done anything with for about 1 week, my plan was to do 1 row a day. But that is also not capturing my interest, so I've out and about on Pinterest looking for something else.  If I am going to do a craft fair in the fall, I need something rather quick .
If someone could tell me what Bohemian Crochet is I would appreciate it. I found some lovely items with that title, and I would love to know what makes something Bohemian?
I saw this cute little purse on Pinterest, I've got stash, so why not?

That's about it for today, Happy hook moving :)


This looks like a really nice Crochet Magazine, it is printed in the UK.
Simply Crochet

I'd like to look into this, I have not seen this around the craft stores in my area. Anyone
stateside get this?