Monthly Archives: January 2014

A bit of cuteness…

A little video to make everyone smile. It may even make you squee a bit. It is definitely high on the cute meter.


Sick days…

So, I am still sick.  I hit that point that all I want is sleep, cannot get my breath and am all around unhappy.  I think Monday will be another trip to the doctor.  I have not felt like doing much.  I seem to be able to flit about Ravelry and other interesting internet things but it has taken me too many days to finish any real projects.  Is it bad that I don’t feel like doing any crochet?!

Hooded Cowl 1

Sorry for the shoddy photo… remember sick person here.

I did finally finish my chunky hooded cowl.  The pattern is made by WellRavelled at her Etsy shop.  It didn’t come out exact but I really modified the neck to be shorter for my own non-neck.  I love the buttons on this cowl.  I bought them by accident and have been wanting a project to make with them.  The yarn came from our local alpaca store, Root Down Acres, and is a lush grey alpaca co-op blend.  This was a self gift at Christmas for being such a good girl and is super soft and warm.  If you are interested, you can order the yarn online!  I think next I will make some fingerless mitts to match.  It is so fluffy and warm!  Perfect for negative temperatures and windy gusts.

Fairytail Teapot Cozy2

Another shoddy pic but was late at night and again, I am sick… 😛 .  I really need to make a photo box.

I also managed to finish my Sister’s Christmas gift.  Funny it took me too long now I have to mail it off to her.  I have several packages that need mailing.  Being sick leaves things undone.  It makes me feel lazy and unproductive!!!  Well, I am off to make some tea and honey.  Hope everyone else is doing well.



Snow days…

Just a quick little post to say how wonderful the snow has been today!  Such heavy, big flakes falling.  They gathered onto everything and made the pups so happy!

ImageThat would be Brudr (left) and Frank (right).  They think this is the best thing on earth!


So, today was spent sipping hot tea and crocheting my hooded cowl while watching the pups play and sleep.  Occasionally, Frank will bring me the soft crocheted ball and demand some play time.  The dog can actually chuck the ball at you!  In fact, we currently are playing fetch in the house as we type.  Hope everyone is enjoying their day… errrr… night.



On the road to recovery…

I have suffered with health issues and been in and out of hospitals for years but this past Christmas brought a whole new level and led to my fourth surgery.  Why?  An angry, gaping hole opened forth in my abdomen and was swallowing my bowel into it while scar tissue struggled to hold it back in a grip of steel.  What a way to bring in the New Year.  I looked like a weird spawn of chuthulu with tubes here and there.  I adopted a new line on going down the center of my tummy… another scar for my husband to gently kiss and tell me he does not see the scars.  After ten days of living in the hospital, I was released and have one thing to do… heal.

post op

Today is the second day of being home and my first day of having no one to help me.  It has left me feeling rather abandoned.  I know that I am not and was alone for just a few hours.  However, I emotionally was feeling a good bit down about this being ill and having to heal thing.  It left me looking forward to my hubby to come home and take care of me.  (Yes, I know how childish and whiney this sounds but I have a 12″ incision that says I can be!)  As hubby walked in the door he hands me a very big, puffy package… hmmm.  I don’t remember ordering anything.  I mean, I have been on some good meds and had my Kindle, I could have.  Upon ripping into the package I found the most wonderful thing and sat stunned with tears rolling down my cheeks.  I was gifted a blanket made by piecing together 9″ squares lovingly made and put together to be a warm hug and bring healing.

healing blanket(This photo is lovingly provided by and belongs to Andi at Mysistersknitter … who totally rocks!)

I know this because two of the squares are mine… lol.  It is the most wonderful gift I have ever received!  So many wonderful hands were involved in making this and I am delighted and awed by this beautiful gift made by so many talented people.  I just cannot thank them enough.  It is so special and woven with healing love. Thank you Andi for spear heading it and sneaky, sneaking it to me.  Thank you to all the ladies who lovingly contributed to the blanket.  It could not have happened at a better time in my life and recovery.




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