Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy-Happy Day!

I just received a phone call from a friend of mine about child care! She has triplets sons who will be 3 in April and needs care 1 or 2 days a week, which is perfect for me since I usually do not have Luke on Tuesday's or Wednesdays. I cared for the boys up until a year ago when the Father stopped working and have missed them terribly. Luke and Sophia are going to be so giddy that their friends are coming back to daycare!

Now to plan a Welcome Back To Daycare party for Ashton, Bryce and Chase!

Monday, January 30, 2012


After checking my yarn stash, I came to the conclusion that I don't have enough reds and pinks to do a Valentine's ripple. So, I can either go out and buy more yarn OR choose another color combination for my next Afghan. I have decided to just choose a different colorway Since I only give myself $20 a week for splurge buys and I would rather save it for another purchase. So, back to search the stash for ideas!
I haven't blogged much about my daycare yet. At the present time I only have 2 toddlers enrolled -Luke who is 3 and his cousin Sophia who is 2 1/2. We are in the middle of potty training right now and all is going well. They are both very smart, articulate toddlers who learn quickly and are a pleasure to care for. Luke has been in my care since he was 9 months old and Sophia since she was 2 months. Since the daycare is open for 24/7, they are sometimes here for 5-7 days straight (though, not very often). They keep me busy and keep me young...lol. Oh yeah, and the name of my daycare is Ms. Lora's Home Away From Home Childcare.
I will posting more about the daycare happenings in the future.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recent Crafting!

Finding out I am going to become a Grandmother for the first time has my making all sorts of baby items! LOL. Even though we won't find out the gender for a while yet, I couldn't help myself! Here are the items I have completed this week:

White crocheted dress set:

Little Abigail Dress:

And a Blue Sweater Set awaiting buttons:

And I DID make a heart garland to dress up the daycare area for Valentine's Day! Got to make more and get the daycare dressed up!

My Blog Has Won An Award!!!

Yep...It's true! Linda from alottastitches has bestowed the Liebster award to my blog! Thank you SO much Linda!

Liebster is a German word meaning sweet, kind, nice, pleasant, cute, etc.
The award’s rules:

Rule #1. You must acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
Rule # 2. Give this award to 5 other bloggers who have fewer than 200 readers. Please let them know through a comment on their blog.
Rule #3. Post this wonderful award on your blog.
Rule #4. Bask in the glory bestowed upon you and appreciate all the amazing bloggers out there.
Rule# 5. Enjoy and spread the good vibes around.

Here are my nominations to receive the Liebster Blog Award!
1. 3 Broke Chicks: Becky, Jamie, and Jessica are 3 Broke Chicks who refuse to spend a lot of time to save a lot of money on their grocery bill. Follow their tips, great deals, and more so you can save while still having time for the other things in your life.

2. Heart In Hand:
A Charity based Blog dedicated tocomfort so many simply by applying the skills of our hands to bring comfort to those who serve and those who suffer. Join them in making crochet and knit squares, blankets, and other needs we encounter to bring love and comfort to those who need it most.

3. The Spendwise Moms: LOVE this blog! Great ideas for saving money, menus, reipes, etc..

4. Peggy & Jessi....Crafting : two sisters sharing great patters for charity use!

5. Insomniac With A Hook : Neicee's adventures in crochet and knitting! She does such Beautiful Work, you GOT to see!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Afghan #2 Of 2012- I'm Singing The Blues & Some News

I've finally completed Project Linus Afghan #2 of 2012! This one I am calling "I'm Singing The Blues" because it has a little of every skein of blue yarn in my stash besides fingering weight. LOL Not one of my favorites but, still pretty in it's own right I think! Some little boy is going to love snuggling up with it!

I am already in the planning stage with Afghan #3. I've pulled all of my reds, pinks and purple yarns out. The next couple will be Valentine's afghans! I do not have enough of one color for an afghan so, we will see what interesting color combinations I come up with! Hopefully they will turn out.

Now onto the NEWS! I just found out...last Friday night...that my youngest son and his wife are expecting their first child in September! So, at 41...I'm going to be a GRANDMOTHER! I can hardly believe it! He is stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska for the next couple of years so I doubt I will be able to attend the birth or see the baby very much at all (which saddens me greatly) but, I can still spoil the baby from afar with plenty of hand knit & crocheted goodies! I mean, an Alaskan born baby NEEDS plenty of warm knits right???? LOL

So, you will also start viewing some baby items I am making! One item is, of course, going to be an afghan for the baby. My son & his wife requested a color combination of blue, orange and teal - definitely going to be an interesting afghan for sure! Not sure how I'm going to come up with that one LOL! But, since that is what they requested, that is what I will make (along with a couple of other afghans with more pleasing color combinations) lol. Anyone have some favorite baby patterns they would like to share?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Project Linus Afghan #1- Shaded Green

This afghan makes me happy every time I look at it! It has to be the bright neon green stripes because I generally don't like green at all. I hope the bright stripes make a child smile!