Thursday, January 9, 2020

Crazy weather and stuff

You know, I thought I would have a lot of things to post about but I've been struggling with some junk and I just can't get a grip on my brain, I sit.  

I think my sweet grandson perfectly captured my brain lately.  Just a jumble of thoughts, emotions, and insecurities.  I would like to blame it on S.A.D. but that's not it, unfortunately.  Some days, I just don't know where I stand or what the future will hold.  What I need to do is get back into God's word but even that seems to be a chore so I put on my little happy face and try to hold it together for my grandbabies.  This will pass and life will go on but in the meantime my head is all a mess.  Do you even get like that?  It can't be explained but it is real, none the less.

I started this project way back in November.  It is supposed to be four singing snowmen.  I don't know how I managed to put this behind some stuff and not finish it.  I found it last week, along with another project, and decided to put it in my craft room floor so I would have to step over it to get to anything, in hopes that would make me get it done.  Yeah...that didn't work.  I'm still stepping over it.  Maybe by next Christmas...

I've been crocheting for over 45 years and never thought to use the FPDC and BPDC to make a scarf.  I don't know why, really, because it works up nice and thick and is really a beautiful design.  I made myself a red neck warmer to wear with a dress I've had for several years but never worn because I didn't like the neckline.  This was perfect to hide that.  I'm sure I will be using this stitch combo for many things from now on.  This would also make nice reusable "swiffer" cloths.  I wouldn't ever use them because of all the dog hair I am constantly cleaning up but for every day floor dusting, this would work very well.

I started working on a pair of earrings for my granddaughter.  The pattern is really cute and since she is horse crazy, I thought  these would be perfect for her birthday in a couple of  months.  I don't know if the thread is old, my hands don't want to work or just what the problem is, but I've started over three times and just now got in a hurry and somehow the thread twisted and knotted.  I had to put it to the side because I was getting so frustrated.  I hope I can get the knot out because I am not going to start over again!  I also discovered, while working on these, that I need stronger reading glasses.  I'm about to go nuts trying to see how to get the knot out!  UGH!  Getting older is not for sissies!

Oh!  Hey!  Do you have one of these?

I got one for Christmas and I thought it would be nice to use in my bathroom since there is no room for a traditional radio and I love listening to Southern Gospel while getting ready for church, on Sunday mornings.  HOWEVER!  I have no idea how to set it up much less how to use it.  I'm going to have to get my daughter to set it up for me but, dang it, I keep forgetting to ask her to do it.  Too bad I can't just plug it in and say, "Hey Google.  Set yourself up.".  LoL  I guess we aren't there in our technology just yet.

Y'all have a beautiful and safe weekend,

Grace & Peace,


  1. I've been crocheting for over 60 years and never used the FPDC and BPDC in combination. I'll definitely be using it in the future as I make neck warmers and scarves for sale and also for gifts.

  2. It is nice to see you blogging...and yes, I get like that.

    Lovely earrings, smiles

    I hope you have a nice weekend, my friend.

  3. I sure know where you are coming from with not being able to focus...I have the hardest time following through and finishing anything. Just seems like I can never just settle and work on something as long as I want. I always know that I have to get up and do something in just a bit. But I used to get so much done just working in bits and pieces. I think I have really slowed down...