Thursday, 11 April 2013

What I've Been Up To......

 As I put in yet another day here....

With this miserable weather...


Thought I would share...

What I've been up to... 





Kinda feeling "sorry" for myself...

I got to thinking...

I had forgotten all the pics that I had downloaded before i got sick...

So....

I am going to share some of them with you now... 


You must remember this sweet sweater that I made Vivian...


Well...


I changed up the buttons...

I had originally put several different kinds of tortoise shell coloured buttons...


I thought....


I didn't love it...

So...

Off to Fabricland...

And they had a special on...



But one...Get two free...

Really???

OK...

I'm in...


SO....


I bought one and got two free...

Each package came with 3 different sizes...

So I picked...

Lime Green...

Mauve...

Turqouise...

Pretty good deal, eh???  


I figured I would use those colors a lot...


As the wool I have been using for a few things for Vivian....kinda fits into that category... 


I made Vivian a hat one night before Easter....

Isn't that adorable...

Didn't call for a flower...

But...

I think it really adds a lot... 

Frames her sweet face!!! 

I hadn't sewn the button on yet...

But...

I think the Lime green is absolutely perfect!!!! 











The pink one came out so cute...



I made another one...









All from wool that I had left over...


And the buttons...

Just...

Perfect!!! 





The day that we babysat her...

While her Mom was at the BLue Jay opener...

I was lucky enough...

To get these few shots...


Of her...

In her cute hat!!!

As you can see...

Vivian is also a Toronto Maple Leafs fan!!  


Just like her Mom and Grampa!! 





For the past while...

I have been working on an afghan for her...


Using all the colors of the things I have made for her...


I chose a big Granny Square pattern...

You just keep going around...

Pretty easy...

Should be finished soon...  



Hope you are all having a great day...

I am feeling wayyyy better again today...

I got busy in the kitchen first thing...

Made a pot of spaghetti sauce...

And baked up a delicious Coffee Cake...

Let's hope the forecasters are wrong, and we don't get an Ice Storm!!!

I also need to give you all the recipe for the Banana Cream Pie...

Will do shortly.....Promise!!


On the menu tonight...guess what???

            Spaghetti of course...and some salad...



Enjoy the rest of your day!!  

I am headed to the couch...for a coffee ...some cake..

And some more crocheting!!!



                            Cheers!   :o)
                              linda


   

             

24 comments:

  1. Love all your crocheting projects.
    Working on one myself.
    Spaghetti tonight with ceasar salad.

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    1. Thanks Linda...great minds think alike, eh??

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  2. Wow - that little chubber, Vivian, is going to have a wardrobe like no other!!!! Glad to hear you are feeling much better. Onward and upward as they say.....Keep up the lovely projects - you are pretty talented!!!

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    1. Much better...and I love crocheting!!

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  3. Glad to hear you are getting better. I so love to see what you are up to. That girl is absolutely precious. I live vicariously through my friends that are Grandmothers' also. My hubby and I don't have children, however we helped raise our nephew from 13 years old to now 23 and graduating in next couple of weeks from Criminal Justice. So proud of him! Best Wishes, Dot.

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    1. Congrats to your Nephew, Dot...As always, I appreciate your kind comments!

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  4. Glad to hear you are so much better. Absolutely gorgeous creations ....all. Especially that Vivian doll!

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    1. Isn't she though!!!
      Lots more projects in my head!!

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  5. I didn't realize you were ill . I do hope you are feeling better . Oh your crochet work is lovely , I do like that colour pink so pretty ! Oh we had Spaghetti and salad for supper last night lol ! Tonight soup and sandwiches lol ! Yes the weather today has been so windy ,rainy and dreary YUK! I have been reading my book on and off today . Have a good evening !

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    1. Thanks...I am feeling much better..I love to crochet things for Vivian...and I have an afghan ready for my oldest daughter's b'day at the end of the month!
      Enjoy your evening!

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  6. LOVE those little hats ...oh, they are so sweet! And the afghan, too...just lovely!
    I'm so glad you're feeling better...a little every day!

    spaghetti sounds good. ...haven't made that in a while~

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    1. Get crackin' Betsy...get a pot going tomorrow!!!

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  7. Love the colours on the crocheted bonnets and jacket and those bright buttons just finish them off. So cute! Is the pattern for the blanket you are crocheting the same as the one I am working on....still?
    Glad you are feeling better!

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    1. Yes...I think the buttons are extra special!!
      I believe your afghan is double crochets all around..
      This actually started as a Granny Square...and just got bigger!!!
      The picture doesn't really show the pattern...will take another when I am finished...

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  8. Those hats are delightful! Vivian looks adorable in the one she let you try on and photograph. :)

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    1. She is quite the cutie, isn't she Jennifer???

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  9. Vivian is one lucky girl to have a grandma that is so talented!

    Glad you are feeling better. Take it easy and stay warm and cozy. xo

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  10. So glad to hear you are better each day! I am in love with each of the things you made for your girl! She is so sassy in her Toronto shirt and hat from Grandma!!! Love the big granny square blanket too! So sweet!!! Stay well rested. Hope you don't get the storm!!
    xo Kris

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    1. We have had freezing rain on and off all day..I hope to e finished the blanket soon!!

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  11. Linda, the sweater, hat and afghan are so very pretty. I like that you made the afghan out of the asme colours as the other things you made for her. Vivian looks adorable in her Blue Jays tee shirt. I hope you don't get the ice storm. We're getting snow from this one - 10 cm or more. Take care of yourself. Pam

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    1. Thanks Pam...you have had waaayyy too much snow!!

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  12. Lovely colours on the crochet blanket. I've been neglecting my crochet/knitting lately ... need to get some new projects.
    Weather has been dull here, no rain or snow but ice rain is now predicted overnight. We'll see what comes.

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    1. yes...you do!!! How is your new granddaughter??
      We are still getting freezing rain...and now it is quite windy!!

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