Follow by Email

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunshine, Beautiful Sunshine!

It's a beautiful day today.  Cold, but sunny and happy out.  I've scrubbed my floors.  I've finished the laundry and now I can blog and crochet the day away if I want to.  Guilt free because my chores are done and the sun is shining!

I wanted to share this photo with all of you. I found this today when I was searching my cedar lined chest for something my son wanted.

This is the first thing I ever crocheted, way back in 1967! I was seven years old and my Grandma taught me to crochet by having me make a ripple blanket for my doll’s bed. She had me crochet every single stitch so I could always say I made it all by myself! I miss her every single day-she was full of wisdom and love, just as a Grandma should be! I keep the blanket in the chest so it can be passed down to my daughter’s children someday.  This project instilled a love of crochet in me that has never wavered over the past 45 years!

I took this picture yesterday off the back deck.  The sun was trying desperately to peek through for about half an hour and then disappeared again and we recieved another round of rain/snow.  This morning everything is icey and frozen.  You can hear cars crunching down the street as they drive by!  An odd sound!  Anyway, I love the dusting of snow on all the mountains.  It looks like someone has sprinkled powdered sugar on them from a flour sifter!

The last two pictures are my small way of decorating for Valentine's Day.  I don't do much but I have a few things out that I'll be showing you.  I found these silk roses on sale at Michaels last week.  Two stems for $3.00.  I thought it was a good deal and I came home and took the flowers off the stems and put them into the big vase on the coffee table.  What do you think?  I'm not a very good decorator, but I do like the way they look.  The little cherub in the top picture was a gift a few years ago from my friend Jenny. 

And that's it for today my friends.  I'm off to find my crochet hook and yarn.  I'm going to take a short break this morning from my baby blankets, (I've made 3 this week), and try to make a candle jar cover to cheer up the kitchen.  I'll let you know how it turns out.

Have a wonderful Monday my friends.




  1. Your Grandma taught you a lovely skill and gave you a lifetime of pleasure and memories. That blanket is priceless.
    Those roses look lovely, artificial/silk flowers have improved so much in recent years, very lifelike.
    Carol xx

  2. The first blanket you ever made is adorable! Much better than the pot holders I knitted at that age. My mother never did figure out how I made the sides go in and out with the same number of stitches. Haha!
    As for the roses, I was distracted by what was below them. I'm always drawn towards linens anyway, be it a doily, table runner, napkin...
    Have a great week!

  3. Thank you ladies. I agree that silk flowers have come a long way. They look almost real.

    The doily underneath is one I made several years ago. I have them all over the house.

    Have a wonderful day.



  4. I love the roses and would never have thought to display them that way. A clever idea.