Sunday, 10 January 2016

Who Doesn't Love Ice Cream Sandwiches....♥️



 Miss V has always loved Ice Cream Sandwiches...
Since she was really little...
Well...honestly...who can blame her?
We had a lovely day with her last Wednesday...
And we looked after her today, while her Mom went to a Flower Show in Toronto...
We played in the basement for a while...
Which got me motivated to start editing down there...
I actually filled 3 boxes to donate...and dusted!
When my kids were young, we spent a lot of time down there...
Especially at Christmas...we would have a full house Christmas Eve...
For years and years it was a tradition...
And...the boyfriend and I had many fun parties down there...
Valentines...Birthdays...New Years...always lots to eat & drink...
And lots of dancing...
Those were the good old days...
We had fun with her down there this morning...
Remembering celebrations...guests...fun times...♥️
I think when we bring her Princess Kitchen home from the cottage...
We will put it in the basement...along with some of our own childrens things...
She still loves to ride the wooden rocking horse that was made for my eldest daughter...
Off track or what, eh?? hahaha!

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I wanted to show you all the yarn I purchased for a project while I am away...
I will crochet my daughter...for her birthday...a "beachy" afghan...
The colours did not photograph well...
I have 3 colours...silver blue...silver grey...linen...
Wanted to do something with a Granny Square...
So.....I searched PINTEREST...



I came across this image...
No pattern...but looks easy enough...
Large Multi-coloured Granny Square... 
Plain Granny Square...
Is that the way you other crocheters see it?
Or is the one square just crochet...
Not a Granny Square??
Any feedback is welcomed...
I do believe it will be very pretty...
Will keep me busy at nights!!



Hope you all had a great weekend...
We got out to the cottage on Friday...
Breezy, but not too cold...
Everything looked beautiful!!
Had a few Chickadees scurrying around, but could not get a shot of them...too quick!!

The weather here is turning rather nasty this evening...
Very gusty winds...snow flurries...temps dropping by 15 degrees overnite!
Should be a hideous commute in the morning...

 
Think we'll have a fire tonight...snuggle under one of my afghans!!

Enjoy the rest of your day...and the week ahead...

                            Cheers!  :o)
                              linda♥️
 

54 comments:



  1. She's got such beautiful eyes..lashes..lips..I used to make ice cream sandwiches w/ a Tavolo thingamajijjy....but in winter..? Not in QC..
    Kids are rarely cold..have you noticed?

    Poured rain here all weekend..

    But I am inside and warm and cozy..so can't complain..love the colors you chose..love the afghan..
    But don't ask me..I was trying to seed stich a 5 inch polar bear scarf today(ornament)..and I was not stellar;)

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    1. I agree, she is an enchanting looking little girl ..

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    2. Thanks Candice! Lovely thing to say!

      Hi Monique...rainy and windy here...hope the afghan goes well....

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  2. The colors of your yarn are so pretty. Beachy colors for sure. I know it will be beautiful and I can't wait to see it. Where are you going on your trip?

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    1. Yes...I think it will look pretty! Fingers crossed!
      We go to Florida for February...we are very fortunate!

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  3. We got hit by a snow storm for the afternoon and it is still windy and very cold out there with a few flakes still falling ! Well yeah know me I got photos of our little winter wonderland lol ! Oh I like ice cream sandwiches to . We always had parties and played in the rec room or as you called it the basement , a basement to us is an unfinished area under the house lol . !Lovely photos , I cane believe how fast Muss V is growing every time I see her photo she has changed soo much ! Such a little love she is ! Thanks for sharing , have a good evening !

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    1. I'll bet you got some nice pictures,Elaine...
      Getting some snow right now...fire going...nice!
      Enjoy your week...

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  4. Can't say I have ever had an ice cream sandwich. I will take Miss V's advise and try one . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Oh dear....really? Perhaps it is a Canadian thing....chocolate wafer with ice cream in the middle...thus, a sandwich!
      Try one!
      Birdie is concerned for you.....see below!

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    2. Well that's very nice of Birdie . . .

      Will try it ~ sounds exceptionally yum . . :)

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    3. Just looked it up on web. Veeeery nice! . . . and I haven't seem one here although I have lived a very sheltered life . . . ha
      We have ice cream wafers, which of course I am used to.

      When you first mentioned the word sandwich it conjured bread around the ice cream and that is what caused my original response . . . :)

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    4. Yuck! That would be horrible!

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    5. My initial feelings exactly . . haha

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  5. Did I here something about 'going away', just when the winter weather is getting really good!?

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    1. Hi Furry!
      Yup....I sure am! I will leave it all behind for you!

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  6. Adorable photos of V. Look at those eyes! My, oh my!

    LOVE the colors for the afghan....that will be beautiful!

    Snow here...and winds of 25 mph! Stings your face, that is for sure! Brr.

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    1. She's a doll,isn't she?♥️
      Yes...I hope I can do it justice....snowy here...blustery and cold...:o(

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  7. Miss V and I would get along just fine - I love ice cream sandwiches!
    Pretty colours of yarn and I like the pattern. What a lovely gift.
    I never did hear about her reaction to the Princess Kitchen... or maybe I missed it in a post. I bet she was thrilled.

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    1. We have not shown her yet! It is still hidden at the cottage....
      We think after we come home from our trip, we will bring it home!
      Don't worry....I'll take pics!

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    2. Ah-ha! For some reason I thought it was a Christmas gift. But it's great to spread out the joy 'cause I know you mentioned she got a kitchen from her Mom. She's a lucky girl!

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    3. Yes...her Mom gave her one...we are keeping this under wraps for a while longer!
      Have a great day Suzanne!

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  8. I had a comment then read that Eddie had never had an ice cream sandwich (!) which made me forget my comment.

    Lovely colours of yarn.

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    1. Hahaha! Yes....Eddie lives across the pond....perhaps no ice cream sandwiches over there...
      Hope you are feeling good....sending a hug!

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    2. High Birdie and Linda ~ yes as far as I know this is completely new to us here in UK. Perhaps I might start a craze here . . . .

      Thanks for your concern, Birdie. Sorry to make you forget your comment . . . lol

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    3. Birdie lives in BC on the west coast...very funny lady!

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    4. A reason to visit Canada for sure! I have to say that I remember them being much tastier but perhaps I am just getting old. Too bad we can't send one in the mail. Even overnight wouldn't work.

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    5. Shame . . . . I'll use my imagination, or catch a plane over to see first hand . . . lol

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  9. Well, I can't be a crochet advisor, but I can enjoy sweet little Miss V. and her ice cream sandwich. And it sounds as if you're having lots of lovely memories connected to your basement. We had our kids and grandkids here for lunch today, lots of fun! Have a good week, Ms. Linda. :)

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    1. You had a great day as well Hester! Fantastic!

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    2. Hey, faithful FB friend. You can always check my photos there....just saying. :)

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    3. Okey dokey...on my way!!

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  10. Your sweetie always makes me smile---those huge eyes and perky little nose...she is perfection. Ice cream sandwiches are my favorite, too. For a long time my husband was buying the Skinny Cow version. Well, we know there is no such thing as a skinny cow (!) and I was corralled into thinking I could eat one or more here and there, usually more. lol!

    I like that you made progress in your basement, fun to have company. The afghan, I think it's going to be gorgeous simply because I love these colors so much, very soft and sort of beachy. I don't crochet so I know nothing about patterns. I think you will come up with something beautiful.

    Very very cold here---7 degrees right now. I had to make a run to the grocery store and I was frozen and my lungs ached. Used to horrid temps but today got to me, the wind, I'm sure.

    I think I'm good here at home for another day or two---still have that blasted tree to take down!!!

    Happy New Week! :)

    Jane x

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    1. Thanks Jane...she is very special to my family♥️
      I tried those skinny cow things once too...I would rather have nothing!!
      I am excited about the afghan...but I must save it for my trip!!
      Just back from a VERY brisk walk...brrrr!
      Take the darn tree down!!! hahaha!

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    1. Thanks Debra...I thought it would...

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  12. Lovely color combo for the new crochet project . . . like yum!
    Not an expert on crochet, although I have made some quilts in very large granny squares . . .
    Sweet Miss V . . . needs a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich next . . .
    I think I need one too . . .

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    1. HAhaha! Go get one Lynne...and have one for me too!!

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  13. Can't wait to see the afghan with those lovely colours. It will look fabulous! Who doesn't love ice cream sandwiches??

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    1. No one that I know, Devon!! except of course for poor Eddie!
      I will keep you all posted on the afghan progress!

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  14. Love the color and texture of the yarn. I'm certainly not a crocheter. I'd probably put in an ironstone bowl and display! Love it! That little cutie is yummier than the ice cream sandwiches. Sometimes Ilove my babies so much I think I can eat them up, as my mama would say.

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    1. She is...isn't she???
      Have a great week....

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  15. Miss V has the most beautiful big eyes! And yes, I do like ice cream sandwiches too. The afghan pattern is lovely and I like the colours you chose for making one. It was very mild and rainy here last night but the temperature has dropped below freezing after lunchtime from 8 degrees this morning! Going to be a cold week!

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    1. We are shivering here...but bright sunshine...
      Enjoy your week Pam!

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  16. Yummy ice cream sandwiches, at any time of the year. I'm sure you are right about the pattern, love the colours you will be using. It's bitter cold here again today, with the odd snow flurry, but the sun is out and as long as you aren't outside for a long time it is lovely.

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    1. Same here...but we did get out for a walk!!
      I may just lean on you for some advice on the afghan!

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  17. Do you know I have never had an ice cream sandwich! They aren't a thing over here. Lovely new yarn! I look forward to seeing more! xx

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    1. You and Eddie! Must be a North American thing!!
      Nice yarn,eh??

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  18. i love when you just talk about your day with miss v.
    and i'm an ice cream sandwich fan myself! now of course i want one. thank you very much.
    have a great week dear bean. xo

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    1. As you know...it is one of my favorite topics!!
      You too Tammy!

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