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Sunday, April 14, 2019

What I have been up to....


  It has been a while since I posted.  At the end of April last year, I was in the hospital with heart and lung problems.  I came home with oxygen and am using it 24/7 for the remainder of my life.  I am doing okay with it and know that it is necessary for me to be able to breath.  I have not felt like getting to this PC to update my blog in a while, but decided tonight to try to post a few things that I have been working on.  I try to stay busy with my hands to give me something to do and it keeps my mind active--I don't know if that is working because I can't seem to remember "stuff".  Ha

  This is a crocheted baby blanket, Call the Midwife blanket by Rebecca Langford. I used a size 6 needle and King Cole Smarty yarn, 1475 Candy Ice colorway.

These cute little bunnies are knitted from the pattern Huggie Bunnies by Sandra Paul.  I used a size 8 knitting needle and scraps of yarn.  You can place a Cadbury egg inside of it. 

I made these two different sizes of hats and mittens to sale at our church for a mission project.  I used Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho, Red Heart Super Saver solid in white.  I used a size 5 and 7 needle.

Spring into Summer, Rompers and Jackets by OGE Knitwear Designs is the pattern.  I still need to get the buttons to have it finished.  Size 6 to 9 months and I used King Cole Smarty Yarn, 1475 Candy Ice colorway.
This little girls top is Entrechat by Lisa Chemery.  I used Knit Pick's Swish Worsted. I used the size needle the pattern called for but I don't remember.  Most of these patterns can by found on Ravelry.

  Thanks you so much for stopping by to see what I am up to.  I have some more things to post but this all I can manage tonight.  
Love,
Marie



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Well, here it is another year and another Spring.  My husband went out on his scooter this morning and took some pictures for me.





Carolina Jasmine

Rose of Sharon

Trumpet Vine

Wisteria
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Love,
Marie

Thursday, March 30, 2017

First signs of Spring around our home




I took these pictures about a month ago and now the azaleas are beginning to bloom--I will try to get out and upload some pictures of those in full bloom.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It has been a long time since I was here posting.  There has been a lot going on with mine and my husband's health.  We are trying our best to be able to stay in our home.   With help from family and friends, so far we are able to make it.  I stay busy with my hands or reading to try to stay sane. Ha!  I thought I would share some of the projects that have kept me busy.
This Shawl is Monarda Shawl from Sock Yarn Shawls II.  I knit it using Knit Picks Stroll Hand Painted-fingering yarn-Seashell Tonal

This is a granny-square baby blanket done with Lion Brand Baby Soft Print.  The pattern for the rabbit is Mario the Artistic Rabbit by Jenna Krupar.

 Swedish Spring by Maria Monteka and knit with Knit Picks Stroll - Dove Heather

Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits and knitted with Red Heart yarn 

Adriafil Knit Col - Baby/Toddler Socks - Plymouth Yarn Co. - 0-6months - I used Jamie Yarn by Lion Brand - weight #3.

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu and I used Knit Picks fingering yarn to knit it.

Sock Yarn Shawl by Kay F. Jones and knitted with Knit Picks Stroll


The Baby Vertebrae, hat, and socks are knit using Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby Yarn.
Arrowhead by Maria Montzka -knit using Knit Pick Stroll -Seashell Fingering weight.
Sockhead Hat - Kelly McClure   Knit using Regia by Arne & Carolos
Clara by Karin Vestergaard Mathlesen - knih using Malabrigo Yarn - Viola
Mrs. Bakery Bear pattern by Kay F. Jones.  I knitted this for a very sick friend as a gift. I just used yarn I had in my stash.



The three above pictures are my first spinning attempts and project.  I used a drop spindle and spun the yarn and then plied it together, then soaked it, and then knit the little cat.  Not too bad for a first attempt.


This is my second attempt.  This time I knitted a coffee cup cozy with my yarn. 

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my projects.  They gave me a lot of hours to keep my mind off our problems.
Love,
Marie








Monday, May 25, 2015

April Showers brought May flowers

On a pretty day last week, I rode my motorized wheelchair around our yard and took some pictures.  We use to have many, many more flowers in the yard but had to get rid of them because of my husband's health.  He is having a difficult time now due to MS. I hope you enjoy the scenes around the yard.



Amaryllis that I had Christmas before last and we planted it in the yard.




A snake taking a sunbath outside my bedroom window.  We just left him there to take care of the  bugs.
Baby Doves



 The birds built a nest in my flowers over the front door.
Love,
   Marie

Friday, May 15, 2015

Return from long absence....

Well, it has been a while since I have posted and a lot has gone on. We have been through cold and snow and poor health.  We are still hanging in here and truly blessed through it all.  I thought I would begin a post by showing scenes from our home during the month of April.




I hope you enjoy it and I will post more pictures later and also show you what I have been making.
Love,
Marie