"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

23 July 2009

The blanket is finished!

Yesterday turned out to be quite productive even if it didn't seem like it was going to start out that way. The alarm went off to make sure that trash and recycles were put out to the street on time. But there was a lot of delay and debating on my part when it came down to actually getting out of the bed. 20 minutes of delay at least. So enthusiasm was not high on the list in the beginning hours of the day. Glenn must have sensed that I was not too eager to go out and do this, like I normally do when he is getting together for work, and he got up to help out. But let there be no mistake that after the awful "chore" was finished, I quickly changed back into my comfy t-shirt and plopped back in bed. You could already tell that is was going to be Africa hot once again. yea!
Eventually I found the ambition to get up and get a few things done. No hiking or exploring was planned because of the heat, so after all the morning "stuff" was done and a quick trip to the store, Glenn decided it would be a good time to go to the book store. I wasn't overly thrilled about the trip but at least there would be A/C there. It was already so hot outside that the A/C in the truck just didn't feel cool enough in the back. I must say that once we got to the bookstore I plopped myself in front of the knit/crochet section and browsed until I had my crew standing there waiting on me. I had a few inspirations looking through all the lovely books. More ideas running around this already "packed" head of ideas. Wonderful, huh! After the bookstore we got something for lunch and when we were heading out of "this" particular parking lot Brendon happened to mention a very large sign about a business that was coming to town and taking up residence and a recently vacated sporting goods store. I was thrilled but Glenn was less than thrilled. It was a sign for ...
Oh the joy! But immediately I thought "For the love of Pete! Is there no mercy for me!". Just one more temptation just 3 miles from the house! It will be pure torture for me not to head up the hill and just "browse" around to get ideas. Yeah right! Only time will tell how "good" I am with that store being so close. Now to find out when they will open! I have to plan my "intervention" for staying away you know. :)
After getting home and getting out of the heat, everyone could be found down in the family room doing their own thing. Well at least me. I was crocheting and everyone else was watching a movie. I am very proud to say that I finally finished the baby blanket! I am only showing a smidgin of it being that it has not been sent off yet. But at least you can see how I finished off the edge with the orange all the way around and then did a picot edge around that. It looks awesome! I will show full pics when I send it off and get word that my sister has it. I know the suspense is killing you but please be patient grasshopper! You will be rewarded soon!
After that I went back in the craft room and went through some more "stuff" for the girls and their school work until they went to bed. Then after that the yarn was back out to start and finish something to go with the beautiful blankie. This is what I was able to get done in just a 1/2 hour. Pretty cool! It's going to be so cute! All I can say right now is it is going to be an adorable cuddly!
Well, I must be off. The girls are hounding me to get off of here so that we can get out in the garden before the heat takes over today. We must look for more beans!
Hope today finds you being productive and with a smile on your face. It should be for me, if only I can stick to the "to do list"! LOL!!!!
Have Fun!!!


  1. LOVE the blanket!!! Yesterday must have been the day to finish crochet projects. I finally finished my bag! How lucky are you to have Hobby Lobby 3 miles away!!! Have a great day!!!

  2. The blanket looks cute, thanks for the peek! The picot is a good idea for edging and I don't know why but I never think of it until I see someone else has used it. Your sister is going to love it!

    Today I'm listening to Arrival at Netherfield - this OST is great, I also have it and play it loud. :-D

  3. I won't say it -- I won't. That yellow thing looks like -- never mind, I won't say it. I won't.

    Can't wait to see the whole blanket. It looks SMASHING!

  4. I have to agree with Beverooni. I was a little surprised when I saw until I saw your description but I guess it COULD fall into that description also. ;)

  5. You are a hoot girls! LOL!!! Just think of an animal in Africa. Remember this is going to a baby. :)

  6. hahaha! I thought maybe you were disguising it by making it yellow. (Slap my mouth!)

  7. Bev, you are one saucy girl! LOL!!! It's always the quiet ones you have to keep an eye on. LOL!!!

  8. The blankie looks great - I am sure that your sister is going to love it :)

  9. Oh, Kar, you do make me laugh! I understand the head swarming of ideas. On Wednesday my mom suggested that I start journaling so that I don't "crack up" from having my brain overloaded with crafting/photography ideas, plus all the regular stuff. lol

    She told me that just getting it down on paper would do me a world of good because nobody can remember all that stuff. Gee, you'd think she was a therapist or something, but nope, she's just Mom. And like I said, Moms seem to know everything sometimes - or they're good at pretending. :-)

    That blanket is outstanding. I'm hoping you're sending it Priority Mail so that we don't have to wait too long. I know your sister is going to L-O-V-E it! Can't wait to see what baby toy you're making too. I'm sure it will be super cute.

    Have a great day out! (Mom's frying fish for brunch and I got invited. Hip Hip Hooray!)