Monday, January 11, 2010

Today is my first day back at work for this tax season. (Can you say 'Cruise Money'?) Still trying to get myself organized and back into 'tax' mode!

I did get to start on the Stained Glass Magic (SGM) afghan onver the weekend. It is going great! I was able to get a little over 6 (I think) bubble rows done. I really like doing this one, even if I do have some trouble with the 3 things of yarn kinda tangling sometime. I also worked a little more on the Indian style afghan last night.

Well, better get back to thinking about taxes and the tax program.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I figured out what I was doing wrong on my magic ball afghan so I've got that worked out now. I made a scarf out of three sets of 'bubble' rows so now I feel comfortable with making the afghan. I have 6 magic balls made so far for it so I should be ready to start on it soon. I won't get all of the MBs made before starting; I figure I'll need roughly two dozen magic balls for the size I want. But I have enough made that I can get started....maybe over the weekend. Here is a picture of the scarf to get an idea of what the afghan will look like.

And here is a close-up of it.

I also worked some more on the Indian style afghan and decided what I wanted to do with that so have been working on it, too.

We are getting our first major snow of the season least it is snow and not ICE like last January! At least I didn't need to get out in it today.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Well, here it is January again! I have been AWOL since October....Shame on me! I will try to get back into this and keeping up with what is going on in my life and crocheting. I kinda got bogged down last year because as I finished Christmas gifts, I couldn't post about them or share pics because the recipients just might be reading this! But I think everyone liked what they got. I will try to get my list updated of what I completed in 2009 soon.

Anyway, as to what I'm working on right now...I started an Indian style afghan (3 times, actually) and still am not satisfied with how it is looking. So it is being put aside for a while and I'm going to attempt to make a Stained Glass Magic afghan with some help and advice from some new friends in the CAL for it on Ravelry. It is called the Magic Ball CAL. It can be found in the group 'I Love Crochet Afghans!' on Ravelry and the pattern is also available for sale on Ravelry. Here is a link to the pattern: and here is a link to the Ravelry group:

I have made 3 magic balls this afternoon so I am ready to get started on this.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Just thought I would drop in and post again just for the heck of it. Had a good time yesterday at Mama's and took a bunch of pictures.

I'm slowly getting the final things done before leaving Friday for our cruise. I promise to post pics of it when we get back!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I've been told by 2 people that I haven't been 'rambling' in a while so I thought I'd better stop by. I didn't think anyone was reading this but me!

Anyway, life goes on. I have been crocheting (of course) and have gotten some Christmas gifts finished and made some more afghans just because. I'll post some pictures one of these days.

Going on a cruise in just a few days! Leaving home for Miami this Friday, will board the Liberty of the Seas Saturday morning for a 7 day cruise of the Western Caribbean. Going with our friends (who are also my bosses!) Mike and Sally. It is the first cruise for them and we are all excited.

Today we are going the Mama's to have a family birthday party for Kaitlyn who turned 7 on Oct 2.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Well, we all got Mama moved in this weekend. Her apartment is very nice and the whole facility is awesome! I think she is really going to like it there.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Wow! I didn't realize it had been so long since I had been here! Oops!

Anyway, been busy here. Trying to do some much needed house cleaning. And I joined weight watchers on line last week and started the program on Monday. So I have been busy reading and studying about what I needed to do for that and spending a lot of time on the computer looking for recipes.

Mama has decided it is time for her to move into assisted living so we are going to her house tomorrow and helping her to move in. Will be a big adjustment but I think she is making the right decision. Yesterday was her 85th birthday!

Have done very little crocheting lately but have done some.

Made final payment on our October cruise on Monday. That means it won't be long now!