Saturday, April 24, 2010
Molly, Bjarne, and Emma came over for dinner this evening. Dan grilled out steaks and we enjoyed them with roasted asparagus and a tomato/basil/mozzarella cheese/red onion salad.
Emma came over all dressed up in a smocked dress and sweater that I gave her. She looked so soft and sweet dressed in these pastel colors. After strawberry cupcakes for dessert, Emma changed into pajama's. She and Matty retired to Matty's room so Emma could "reorganize" his CD and video game collection. That kept her busy for quite a while.
I shot these cute photos before dinner on the back porch. She is holding a tiny stuffed panda bear and a blue platypus. Molly brought the platypus back when she returned from Kansas City this week.
Here is my latest effort. The crochet pattern is called African Flower. I found it on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/elizabethcat/4483316073/in/faves-44396632@N03/ and was inspired by the beautiful color and pattern. I have 7 hexagons completed and attached together. Now that I see how it is coming together, I think it will really be beautiful. I am putting it to the side to finish my Sunburst project this weekend.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Here is another crochet pattern that I found very interesting. It came from the same Internet source as the Ripple pattern - http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/hexagon-howto.html.
I am using scraps left over from the hats I knit for Emma and Bobby and yarn from my stash. The yarn is a very soft washable wool - Cascade 220 Superwash. I love this yarn and it comes in such wonderful colors. I don't have a set color scheme and just pick from random for each hexagon with a color combination that appeals to me. I am designing as I go. What fun!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Here is another finished project! A rainbow ripple blanket made with Cascade 220 Superwash yarn and a pattern that I found on the Internet http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/neat-ripple-pattern.html. Lucy, the author of this blog, has an eye for color that pleases me and her instructions are very easy to follow. This is actually the second one I have made. Emma liked the first one and took it home with her a few weeks ago. This pattern is very easy and relaxing to work.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Here is Bobby all dressed up for Easter Sunday. He looks like such a big boy. Emily, Robert, and Bobby are moving to Greenville SC and will be back in the States in one more week. We are so happy that they will be close by again. We will be joining them at the beach the week of May 10.
I'll have another grandbaby close by to spoil - how wonderful!
We celebrated Easter with a brunch and Easter Egg hunt on the front lawn. The menu consisted of baked ham, roasted asparagus, green onion/red pepper/cheese frittata, croissants, strawberries and blueberries.
I gave Emma a basket full of hairbows that I made for her. She likes to wear them and they look so cute!