I've been busy crocheting this week. I started out making 77 squares.
Here is a closer look at the squares. This blanket will be for Neal who is Dennis' best friend. He and his wife Jenny are family to us and although I make things for Jenny quite often, Neal has never gotten anything. I thought this would be great for napping under during these chilly evenings we're still having.
along with a "Corner to Corner" newborn sized blanket. These will both go to the hospital nursery.
A few more pair of mittens and baby hats were finished for the elementary kids and the hospital nursery.
More squares are now being put together. Three toddler sized blankets...
We had Miss Sophie visiting for the past week while her Mom & Dad were in Desert Hot Springs visiting relatives. Sorry this is a bit dark, I took in while I was laying in bed. She is such a snuggler.
I was going to make octopus' for a charity that provides them to hospitals for preemies. Apparently the tentacles remind them of the umbilical cord and they can often be found gripping them like they did in the womb. Unfortuntely, I can't seem to crochet tight enough for their guidelines without hurting my hands terribly. Piper loves them though. I had made the first one, (the green one,) and she requested a wife for him in pink. Meet Swimmer and Dusty, Mr. & Mrs. Octopus. I mailed them off to her yesterday after PT and she's eagerly awaiting their arrival.
Gracie sent me this lovely card and coaster. The card was perfect and the coaster is made with the softest, silkiest yarn. Sorry it's sideways, blogger keeps flipping it around on me for some reason.
I heard about the latest terrorist attack in London as I was driving home just now. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of England and the families of those hurt and killed in this senseless act of violence. It is happening too often and I long for the day when things like this no longer happen. My fear is that it will just get worse as we turn away from what is right and follow the senseless rhetoric and hate being tossed around by so many.
I try to keep my blog a place of peace and happiness. Sharing my life with my friends. May you all be blessed and safe today and always. Kiss your family and hold them close, for we never know what the next moment will bring.
"I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8