I saw a doily similar to this one, but it had no graph or pattern and I wanted to make it badly.
So for the last few days, I've been crocheting and ripping out and writing and erasing until I got something I was happy with. I have the pattern written out, but who knows when I'll ever get it typed out and posted in my sidebar. Typing out pattern lingo is not fun, especially when I type a lot anyway during the day when I work.
Anyway, here she is. I love her. I have another flower made in white and will make another one with the white flower as the center. I'm still trying to decide what color the main body will be. I'm kind of leaning towards red to make it look sort of Christmasy, but we'll see.
I found a box on my porch yesterday delivered in the mail, which is not unusual because one or the other of us is always ordering something. I glanced at the return address and didn't recognize the name, so I figured it was something for the Cap. My name is on the account we usually use so the fact that it was addressed to me but meant for him wasn't unusual either. I laid it on the counter for him to open when he got home from work. But I kept looking at it and wondering if maybe I had forgotten about something I had ordered and finally decided to open it and see.
It was for me, but I didn't order it!
Fun-fun-fun! Giggle, giggle...and I may have done a little silly dance as I took the items out of the box. I love the old thread in my favorite color for doilies. and look at the vintage crochet pattern book for thread! Somebody knows exactly what I like.
Look at the yarn! A big, thick ball of sock yarn.
Do you know what this is?
I didn't until I figured out how to open it.
Aren't they freakin' CUTE?!
Thank you, Meredith, for your thoughtfulness. My heart is full.
My hubby brought home this new little succulent a couple of weeks ago. I love the orange flowers it produces. I took a close-up of the label so you could see the name of it. It's staying in the Magic Window in my kitchen.
Unfortunately, after all my beautiful succulents lasted all summer and through this winter, they are all looking rather sick now. I'm hoping they'll perk up soon and not continue to deteriorate. They've always thrived and been so healthy since I brought the home. I moved them back outside now that it's very warm most days and doesn't get very cold at night. They are getting plenty of sunshine so I'm not sure what the problem is.
I made some Tuna Pasta Salad to go in the fridge this morning.
This is what I put in it.
1 lb-box of Garden Rotini pasta cooked
3 12-oz cans tuna in water, drained
5 boiled eggs, chopped
3 ribs chopped celery
1/3 of a large onion, chopped
1 4-oz jar diced pimento, drained
1 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Ranch Dressing Mix Powder
2 tsp black pepper
Mix all and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
I think hubby and I are going to watch the movie Interstellar later this afternoon.
I'm sure I'll look through some patterns for a shawl or something pretty to make with the sock yarn Meredith sent me. I've been contemplating tackling the knitting of some socks and even ordered some sock yarn to do so, but I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I want to put myself through that aggravation. Knitting is still definitely not my bag. I'm just glad I know a little something about it now, and that's good enough for me. My beloved crochet will remain my favorite gift as long as I live and have hands that are able.
Speaking of that sock yarn, I don't think I showed y'all what I ordered. I'll do that next time.
I started a new book that is really good. I'll show it to you and talk a little about it next time also.
I just had a tomato, cucumber, and fresh spinach sandwich with mayo, salt & pepper, and it was fantastic. I think I'll spoil all the healthiness and have a Dr. Pepper now. I haven't had one in days.
I bought a selfie stick. I have no idea why. Maybe I just thought it was a cool idea. I have no intention of plastering selfies all over my blog, Flickr, Instagram, or anywhere else. But I could if I wanted to now.
That is all.
Have a Happy Day!