Saturday, May 02, 2009




I may not have been blogging, but I have been up to something. I crocheted the afghan in the pictures. It was a really fun afghan to stitch. My daughters even made comments about how I was sticking to it for a change! (Something I rarely do) I do finish things, but usually it takes a while to accomplish them. This, I just couldn't leave alone. I saw the beginnings of the afghan at
http://charmingly-wicked.blogspot.com/ and fell in love with the design. I am partial to Dragonflies anyway and this was just another way to work some into my life. I had the yarn already so I just started. It took a lot more yarn than I had on hand, so I kept having to go back to the store to get more. Which if you do any kind of stitching like this, you know is a big boo-boo. The last 20 rows ended up being an entirely different tone of white altogether. Damn! It is still pretty and will still be warm, I just don't feel as though I can gift anyone with it, so it will just have to remain mine! Darn! The whole concept of filet crochet was foreign to me. I thought it would be hard, but it was as easy as it gets. I am so glad that I attempted it in the first place! The pattern is Dragonfly Afghan Pattern from http://www.hassdesign.com/FiletCrochetDesigns/IP/FiletAfghans/ I paid only $2.50 for the pattern itself.
My sister took me out for my birthday last night. OD also went, because she likes any excuse to hang out with her old mom and Auntie. Plus, her "cooler than cool itself" cousin was going to be there as well. Cousin's boyfriend was playing in a band that we went to see. Go to:http://www.robincampbellband.com/ to see the band for yourself and hear a little of their music. Pretty darned fun! My ears are still ringing! We got home a little after midnight. I managed to get through my day at work. It wasn't too bad considering I had about 5-1/2 hours of sleep! It actually went just fine. I feel a nap coming on now, but I am going to wait til bedtime, so I can sleep.
That's it for all my fun in the last few days. Monday I have an appointment with a new doctor. I am going with a laundry list of things I have concerns over. Namely my feet, knees, hips. I think I should talk to a nutritionist and get some feed back on what they might consider a better diet for me. Maybe some pointers on cutting out my sugar intake, cause I sure can't seem to make myself cut it out. Maybe get them to do blood tests and make sure everything is working as it should be. I am tired of being tired and in pain twenty-four/seven

10 comments:

stitcherw said...

Your afghan is beautiful, I love the dragonflies. I've never tried anything like that before, it looks fun. A shame the color changed on the different dye lots, that unfortunately does tend to happen. However, now you can keep it all to yourself guilt free, not a bad deal. :)
So sorry to hear about your uncle, it sounds like there were lots of fond memories of him. {{hugs}}
Sue

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its beautiful! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

I love love love your afghan and dragonflies. You did GOOD girl.

Sorry you have not been feeling well...if you figure out how to reduce the sugar intake and NOT crave it...let me know PLEASE!

Caution Flag said...

I, too, am sorry to hear you are in such chronic pain. That would be a terrible burden to carry through life.

Don't worry about the 20 rows of different white. I know there are completely uncrafty people like me out there who would LOVE something like that - two=toned white, not withstanding :)

Micky said...

Very beautiful!
Now I see I need to do another one with the worsted.
:)

Mary Ellen said...

What a beautiful job you did on the afghan. It's gorgeous. If the two-tone thing bothers you, I wonder if you dyed the whole thing some pretty color it would help?

I hope you got answers from your doc - I'm anxious to hear.

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow, that is a beautiful afghan. I really wish I could do stuff like this.

Please take pics of your trail. I would love to see it. The hubs would love to live somewhere nice like that I always tell him, one day, one day :-)

Debbie said...

Better late than never...

I know in my fog brain I did send you birthday wishes on FB. Glad it was a good day for you :)

The afghan is gorgeous! You done good Ms. Claudia!!

Ask Doc about Vitamin D. You never know. The fact you cut down that tree just popped in my head. Remember that? Where'd that energy go? LOL. Just get a good physical, something we don't take time to do.

Glad to hear you're still kickin. I ain't bloggin much either.

Happy Mother's Day, hon!!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Gosh, that's gorgeous! You must be a very good crocheter!

Coffee Bean said...

WOW!!! That is gorgeous! I am so impressed!!!