Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Word Cloud # 2

I did another word cloud just for fun.

Granny squares again.....

These are four granny squares I made to give to two women on my crochet board.
My motive you ask??
The purple squares (12 inches) are for a woman who's niece was robbed. The pink squares (7 inches) are for a woman who has a friend that is experiencing infertility.
On my crochet board, people post for donated squares for "comfortghans". Then whoever can, makes the squares, sends them to the original poster and that person puts together an afghan with the donated squares. I enjoy crocheting these squares becasue I know it will bring someone else joy to receive an afghan and that there are other people--total strangers, thinking of them!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Life is too short--you just never know........

A friend of mine is battling cancer. She has two children.
This weekend she lost her 18 year old son in an automobile accident.
My heart just aches for her. No mother should ever have to bury her child. I just cannot imagine the heartache and pain. My heart aches for her right now.
If you pray, say a prayer for my friend and her family. God knows the situation and every one involved. Thankyou.
I pray for her peace and comfort.

Update--this woman lost her battle and is resting with the Lord now.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

On having a Motive...

There are sometimes negative connotations to having a "motive".
Here is the definition of the word motive:
something (as a need or desire) that causes a person to act

That doesn't sound very negative to me! Does it sound negative to you?
Have you ever had a motive for something?

I have a desire to act on something and that's why I crochet and give away afghans.

I crochet afghans. Big ones, little ones, baby blankets, afghans for adults. I give them all away or donate them. I rarely keep an afghan for myself.
I have no motive for doing that other than it brings me great joy to give them away and it gives me pleasure to create these blankets.
So why do people think there is a motive behind something that is done for pleasure? Is it jealousy? Dislike? Hatred? Envy? What is it?

For example, the afghan above. I have been wanting to make this pattern for years and I finally did. I didn't care for the way it turned out but, it gave me pleasure to create it and my daughter did like it!! I was going to donate it to a worthy cause but she decided that she would like it. So it is now my daughters blanket!!
That's my idea of a motive!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007


We went to a wedding late yesterday afternoon. We don't go to too many weddings lately.
This was a young couple. The groom we have known for about 9 years or so.
It was fun to be with people that we have known so long and have seen grow up. And there were other guests at the wedding we haven't seen in years. It was fun to catch up with everyone. The children aren't children anymore but young adults. It was almost shocking to see the young people grown up.
It was a simple wedding and reception. The reception was supposed to be outside but it was raining so it was in the basement of the church.
I've heard it supposed to be a good thing when it rains on your wedding day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

August 15............

Today is my Grandma's birthday. She would have been 99 years old today.
She died in January of 2005. I really, really miss her.
We were very close all my life. I saw her often. It wasn't until she was about 89 or so that she started failing. Not in health, she was always very healthy, but in her mind.
She had dementia and alzheimers and it was sad to watch her decline.
She went to live with my sweet aunt in 1999 and I flew out to Maryland every 3 months to visit with her and my aunt. It was always bittersweet to visit with her because she didn't really remember who I was the last few years of her life. That didn't make her any less my grandma, it just made it sadder to visit with her.
She loved getting cards and I would send her two cards a week. I miss doing that now too.
I am thankful for all the time I had with her and I cherish all my memories of grandma.
I am thankful she was at my wedding and saw my two children. I am thankful for all that she taught me and all the love she gave me.
I miss her......................

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Another sweater!!

I finally got this crochet pattern made. I made THREE other sweaters of this pattern that didn't turn out before I figured out what was wrong. Dh helped me figure out what was wrong and I all I could do was shake my head.
It is a very easy pattern to make and I am happy to have finished this sweater.
It's supposed to be a size 4 but I really think it's closer to a 6. I didn't put any trim on the wrists, neck or bottom edge. But I will on any others I make.
The color is beautiful. It's called Russet. Brown with a hint of red in it.
I will keep this sweater since it is the "first" one I made, but any others I make will be given to the Guideposts Charity that sends sweaters to children that need them.
I will make one for my boy too.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Honeymoon Rental Cars.....

I was reading another blog and it mentioned the dreaded honeymoon car rental. The comments got me thinking about this.
Most of the people commenting had a terrible car/rental experience.
We were one of those people.
We flew to Boston and drove up to Maine in late September. It was gorgeous in Maine. A beautiful drive. Except for the car.
My husband had planned the whole trip and the rental. He rented a two door Hyundai Excel--turquiose. My husband is 6 feet 2 inches tall. It was ridiculous. I don't know why we didn't exchange it for something else. The stupid car had absolutely no power on any type of hill at all.
We still enjoyed our honeymoon and have never rented such a small car again.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Seven things week 52!!!

This is my last week! I can hardly believe I did the whole year. My total items out the door in the year is 505! Wow. And my home is less cluttered.
This weeks seven, really eight though.
*Black purse
*black shoes
*black vans
*black diaper bag
*pink tank top
*baby shower thankyous
And a fold up tricycle that dh put out to the curb was taken yesterday!!