Sunday, July 05, 2015

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock...




I managed to make a mandala in memory of Marinke Slump (Wink of A Creative Being). This was the only yarn I had that wasn't taped up in a box and my colors were limited. The white yarn I repurposed from a ball jar cover I had made a while back. I wasn't able to block it so I just hung it up with some two-sided tape on the fridge. That's why it's wonky.


I used a pattern from the latest issue of Simply Crochet Magazine.
Size 3.00 mm hook
Yarn is Hobby Lobby's Snowflake wool yarn and a white baby yarn.


We've had hot and muggy July days this week, although it's not been as hot as it usually is this time of year in the 100 to 105-degree range. We've had low to mid-90s and super-high humidity. I had to keep wiping the lens on my camera because it kept fogging over.


Sleepy dog on the porch days.


Momma Dove is still hanging in there and sitting on her pretty little eggs. There are two perfect-looking ones in there. She was sitting up there weirdly with her tail hiked up on the fence when I snapped her picture.


I'm trying to use up all our food in the freezer. I roasted a boneless turkey breast and made some french fries yesterday. Surprisingly, it was a great meal! We're down to a pound of hamburger, two big boneless pork chops, one chicken pot pie, one Mexican dinner, two boxes of potstickers, and some frozen veggies. 

Time is winding down.
EIGHT MORE SLEEPS!

18 comments:

  1. A very beautiful mandala to honor Wink! :)

    Take care
    Anne
    Crochet Between Worlds

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  2. I love how you two are watching the clock for your departure.. eating up all the old frozen things.. crocheting with your last yarn.. your 8 days will pass in a flash and then you'll be pulling out and hitting the open road for a new life. I am wishing you a happy trip full of adventure and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. Won't be long now Pammy Sue, the mandala is beautiful. :)

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  4. Tick-rock indeed!! It's getting closer to the beginning of your new life. We should do what you are doing with the frozen food. At least then we would be rotating the things in he freezer. I tend to forget them and then inevitably end up throwing some things away. Beautiful Mandela.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. There is something very satisfying about using up freezer food - even if you do end up with unusual concoctions! Sam xx

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  6. The mandala is beautiful. You seem very organized with your move....very exciting. I'm looking forward to reading all about it.

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  7. What a beautiful mandala! Such a sweet tribute to Wink. How exciting that the big move is almost here!

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  8. In boot camp, we would have sang "eight more days and a wake up call doo-da doo-da". I'm still pea-green with envy, lucky stiffs! Going to one of the most beautiful places in this country. Have fun, it won't be long! =)

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  9. It's a great feeling finishing off the "dregs" in the freezer. Wet and cold here in N.Z. stitching and knitting in the warm. Enjoying your waiting journey and look forward to hearing about your journey. Like your mandala. Shirley

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  10. I just cleaned out my fridge today, I guess I need to do the freezer next. Your post was a good reminder.
    It won't be long now. You'll be hitting the road and heading for cooler weather! I'm excited for you guys :)

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  11. That mandala came out great! Making do can lead to surprising results :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Beautiful mandala. So sad about Wink. She was so talented. You never know what someone is going through. Life is hard but so precious. We managed to use quite a bit of the food in our freezer before our move. We ended up giving what was left to our neighbors who had been so good to us through the years. Good luck with your move Pammy Sue.

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  13. The clock is winding down and soon you folks will be on the road to your new adventure and home. I can see where you would be excited and hopeful that everything will be fine. Things just seem to fall into place. How many times have you gone over in your mind, wondering if you have taken care of everything, not forgotten anything. I bet many times, lol. When we just went on a vacation I started making a list of the "to dos" a month early, adding to the list and crossing off what was taken care of. All my hubby use to do is pack his bag and fill up the car with gasoline. I had the 2 girls and myself to do, plus all the other things. That was way over 30 years ago, I still have that list, lol. I shutter at the thought of moving, now that I am by myself it would be a nightmare. I think no matter what the cost I would just hire a moving company to come in and do all the work, lol. Let me hear from you if you get a spare few minutes. Always enjoyed your emails just as much as your blogging.(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  14. Your mandala is very pretty and a nice tribute to Wink. I've decided not to make a mandala but to make some of her little hearts which I think is absolutely the best heart pattern out there. Also the easiest to make. By my calculations, you now only have 5 (?) more sleeps so I bet you're getting excited. Safe travels and I'll look forward to seeing pics along the way if you can manage it. xox

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  15. Love the mandala - I've still to make one! As yet, I must be the only blogging crocheter not to have made a mandala.

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  16. What an exciting countdown, Pammy Sue! I hope you will love it in Washington, and that maybe we might actually meet one day. We have had an unusual string of very hot days, but they are nothing compared to my memory of the 3 months I lived in Kingsville, TX . The people we met were wonderful but the weather during July, August, and September was soooo HOT and HUMID. I admire those who are tough enough to enjoy it!
    Your mandala in honor of Wink is so pretty, and I especially enjoy seeing your photo of Mama Dove. I am very impressed your are emptying your freezer by making good use or its contents :) xx

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  17. Pammy Sue your crochet is lovely nice memory to Wink.. we have been having those same muggy days.. I hate it.. hot and sticky.. yuk hope it's all going well with love Janice

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  18. It's been hot here, too! After all the rain, though, I'm really glad Summer finally made it to the party! 'Running a little late this year! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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