Monday, May 23, 2016

America The Beautiful Blanket

Love her.
I always wanted to make a red, white, and blue blanket.

I've made three blankets since April 1st. I can't stop!

Pattern:  Rectangle Granny Pattern HERE.
Yarns:  Bernat Super Value and Red Heart
Hook:  Size I
Size:  55" x 72"
Border:  Three rounds of sc in each stitch and 3 sc in corner st.

I've made five blankets using this pattern now.  I love it, but it does have one error in the second round.  Just remember that you ch 1 between each 3dc group except for corners.  In corners, you ch 3 between the 3dc group.  (It has a ch 3 in that second round on the end instead of ch 1.)

If you want to make it a smaller size, you can chain 47 instead of 59 to begin.

One more thing I wanted to show you...

This was the Mother's Day Cake we served at our Mother's Day Luncheon that my homemaker's club put on.  Isn't it beautiful?  Each flower is a cupcake!

I made the poof balls and hung them for decorations.
Each mother got a small pot of marigolds to take home.
Lots of food and lots of girlie talk.
It was fun!

We have some Canadian friends (a group of three women) that always come down for once-a-month bingo at the high school. We always sit with them, and they are a funny. They invited Ken and I to come up to Fruitvale British Columbia (about a 45-minute drive) and play bingo with them. They have it every Wednesday night. We finally made it up there the week before last. It was fun and quite a bit different and lots more people than what we have here.

What else is new? The deck and porches are in the works! We got four bids and finally chose one today. I can't wait to see what it looks like, and I can't wait to have a covered porch(s) again!

And the garden is in. Most things are planted except the cantaloupe, zucchini, and cucumbers. Those will be planted in a few days. We've had rain, rain, and more rain the past couple of weeks. I'm not complaining because I love rain, but I hope it stops long enough to get our porches done now.

The lady that I met at a Pampered Chef party at the beginning of last winter moved back to their summer home here last month (Their winter home is in Casper, Wyoming). We've been to Taco Tuesday with her and her husband and two other couples a few times, and then we go back to their house and watch a movie. They have a big log cabin home that is gorgeous.  They live on the other side of the mountain that is directly across the street from our house in a valley with mountains all around. So beautiful! It's impossible for them to live here in the winter though because the road to their house is not maintained by the county or state and they get snowed in for a couple of months unless someone comes with a snow plow and digs them out. That's why they don't stay here during the winter. I will miss her when she leaves again, but we still have the whole summer to enjoy.

Ken got stung right between the eyes by a bee the other day. When he woke up the next day, the space between his eyes was so swollen he looked like a Klingon! For those of you who don't know what a Klingon is...

Creepy! I think Ken rather enjoyed freakin' me out.

This ended up being a lot longer than I intended. I miss posting, but I'm just so rarely on my computer now at all unless I'm in here working. I just use my phone for everything. Ken got me a new tablet computer a few weeks ago, but I haven't put much effort into learning how to use it. When I do, I'll be able to post from it and hopefully not go so long without posting.



Wednesday, May 04, 2016


Can't seem to find the time to put a border on this.
It's done except for that.


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Vicious Snake

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