Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fireside in Fall

Hi y'all,

With the weather turning nasty here I have hunkered down in front of the fire for some hooky time! Nothing makes me more motivated to crochet than a warm fire and comfy chair. I am having problems getting up from my spot FIRESIDE.

Little friend hanging on my mantle that I made using Lucy's Birdie Decoration.

Sorry it's a little blurry.

I am so thankful for my home when so many people are digging out from the mud, sand, and water left behind from Hurricane Sandy. The pictures and stories are heartbreaking and I am praying for the MANY who were in her wake.

While I have been at home watching the news my hands have been busy trying to finish the blanket I started last spring.

I have had to rethink the size and edging for this project since I am running low on the yarn for the squares, and I really don't want to buy anymore. It is one of the challenging, and also rewarding, parts of crochet...  reworking, adapting, changing, undoing, doing again.....
Keep checking back for more updates on this ever changing blanket.

What are your working on at the moment?
Have you had to rework any projects?
Do you find the process frustrating or rewarding?

I hope all is well with you and thank you for stopping by for a visit!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hey Y'all. It's Fall!

Hey everyone!
Well, it has been a long time since my last post and, even though it's FALL, I can give an update on the GREAT SUMMER PROJECT! The screened porch! We have already had many enjoyable hours out there and I cannot believe we didn't do this sooner. It is my backyard paradise!

TV is in the cabinet.

Finished cushions that I made from this material.

Fireplace to cozy up to on those cool days.

Sand dollars from my summer vacation at Kiawah Island, South Carolina

As I was taking these pictures I was shivering, since the temperature was in the low 40's and falling... Hurricane Sandy has hit the East Coast and we are feeling it's affects here, a little over 700 miles away. We are about 1 hour away from Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains which has had more than 3 FEET of snow and it's still coming down! They have 15 guests who are stranded up there at the Lodge, but thankfully they are being well taken care of with cozy cabins and GREAT food. The link is to the caretakers' blog and has some AMAZING photographs of this winter wonderland.

I have had Fox News on all day watching the photographs and stories of the flooding, fires, and blizzard that Sandy has brought to the entire eastern part of the US. I, along with many others, am sending up prayers for all of the people who have been in the path of this historic storm. 

Here are some words from His Word for strength and inspiration during these difficult times.xxxx

"No power in the sky above or in the earth below- indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:39.