Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Break !?

I seem to be taking a little break from blogging right now without planning to. I've been buzzing from one thing to another with no regular schedule, and I've found that sharing on here is falling through the cracks. I have decided not to stress over it, and I will put things on here when I get around to it. Soooo... there may be fewer postings over the next few weeks. I AM still working on my hooky projects, and maybe I will have some "Ta-Dah" moments toward the end of summer. Remember this? I'm still making HEXAGONS. (Now I know why I like making scarves- QUICK!)

This tedium inspired my new blanket project... Bullseye by Brittany Tyler 
I was going crazy making little complex granny hexagons, and I needed something simpler and faster to work on at the same time to break up the monotony. This pattern is so easy and I'm really enjoying the speed with which it's coming together. The squares are about twice the size of the hexes and circles make for some happy hooking! You can see I'm still pushing the color wheel on this project, but I think I will be using this on our newly screened in back porch where color choices can be more adventurous.

Speaking of the new back porch...
The baby birds from the last post left the nest three days later and moved over to the woods beside the house while the mom and dad still fed them for a few more days. I LOVE having all of the trees next to us and the animals that live there... BUT... with woods come MOSQUITOES.  Millions of AGGRESSIVE, EVIL, HUNGRY MOSQUITOES! Ok, maybe not millions, but so many that I cannot sit out there without being eaten alive. I have had various methods for fighting these critters but finally we are putting up the white flag and SCREENING in the whole thing. I am so excited to have this beautiful area to sit and crochet without scratching, swatting, and saying bad words in my head. It should be much more peaceful! Here are some pictures of this work in progress.

The roof will be extended to the edge for the screening.

These posts will be moved to the edge of the porch to provide more floor space.

The cushion for this swing will be the fabric from my earlier post here.

Here's the furniture form the porch. Yes, the grass is getting CRUNCHY from a dry spell.   

I hope you are having a great and relaxing summer and I'll pop in here a few times over the next few weeks if I have something to share with you. As always, I am so glad you stopped by to visit and I'll talk to ya soon.


  1. Hey Jeanette!
    So happy to meet you! You have a lovely blog!
    Besides everything else we have in common, my grandmother also made beautiful quilts! And we have had baby rabbits outside that same kitchen window that I showed you. And I cannot type without exclamation points!
    However did you find me? I am glad that you did!
    I also love Lucy at Attic 24!

    1. I can't remember exactly how I found your blog but as soon as I saw the title I new I would love it. When I'm reading blogs I look to see who they follow so I'm sure it caught my eye. I am always amazed at how the net brings people together who have similar interests and would never meet otherwise. It's like parallel lives going on in different places. It's so cool! Thank you for replying because it REALLY makes my day to get a comment! And a Follower!

  2. Hi Jeanette! I found you via Kay's blog. Any blogging friend of Kay's is a friend of mine. (smile) Your blog looks so nice and I've enjoyed reading through some of your posts. That baby rabbit is just too divine ~ we have lots of rabbits around our house but I've yet to find a baby that needed help. Also, my friend had a wren recently make a nest in her grill ~ she had the exact same experience that you had. Anyway, just wanted to say hello....I'm also an English girl at heart....which is how Kay found me! Hope you're surviving this heat...maybe in your new porch!?!?!?

  3. So happy you found me! I've popped over to your blog and your girls are adorable! I haven't had time to go through the archives yet but what I saw was beautiful. I I said to Kay how fun blogging is and how interesting it is reading about people who like similar things. It's kind of silly how excited I got when you and Kay commented and then hit the follow button. I'm still new to this and haven't really figured out how to find more readers. Thanks for taking the time!

  4. Hello
    Summer Break !?
    Cool! That's a clever way of looooooking at it!
    Very attractive article,
    Thank you

    1. Thank you so much and thank you for taking the time to visit. I't really makes my day!

  5. Joli knitting!!! J`adore!!! :O) Et j`adore votre blogil est MAGNEFIQUE!!! Il est toujour tresinteresent alire!!! :O)
    With love from Moscow!!
    xxx Maria xxx

    1. Wow! Moscow! That is so amazing ! I think your speaking French and I recognize a couple of words. Thank you so much!


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