So let me catch you up a bit.
I celebrated my birthday with out much fuss. I managed to slip into another year and now I am getting closer and closer to my next decade mark. How did that happen? I don't feel my age, and I hope I don't act my age either. I still feel like a 30 something person. Well, most of the time I do.
I continue to knit and crochet away on my prayer shawls and socks. I have not taken anymore pictures of the prayer shawls because the knitted ones are kind of all bunched up on the circulars so they are kind of hard to get any kind of idea of how they look. The socks are coming along but I don't think they will be done real quick. I just have too many projects going at once. But I like having several things in progress at the same time. That way I have a choice of what I work on. If I get bored with one I can switch to another and so on.
It was kind of sad this week. My son and his wife here in town had to finally surrender their dog to the humane society. She had severe separation anxiety and had done a lot of damage to their home and their possesions. She was such a loving dog and so good with their child and cat but she just had this one little problem. They had it set up where she could not get into the house by putting a crate infront of her doggie door. That way she could go into the crate during the day to get out of the blistering Arizona heat and yet still go outside to relieve herself. Seems like one evening she learned how to bounce the crate around so she could get it to move and she managed to get out of the crate and managed to "enjoy" her freedom in the house for several hours. Needless to say that was the last straw. They had tried just about everything other than medication and they refused to medicate her. I don't blame them. She needs a nice farm to live on where she can run all day and sleep all night. So we pray that she will find a wonderful family to live with.
Next week will be quite busy for us here. Our son and one of my DH's brothers are coming in for a short visit on Wednesday and leaving again on Saturday. They are coming down for the Iron Maiden concert and as a bonus they will get to go to our granddaughters dance recital. We will be plenty busy with them here. The house will be full but that is fine. Next week is also my DH's birthday. I plan on making sure his does not go by to quietly. I have not decided what I am going to do
This weekend I will be busy sewing about 6" of material into my son's "dance" costume. He is performing a daddy/daughter dance and his costume is made for a 5'10" man and he is 6'1". He said it kind of hurts to put his arms over his head. You think?
Last week I also purchased a cone of black thread. It is not real fine but not real course either. I am going to try and crochet mantillas/chapel veils out of it. I am looking like crazy for a pattern but so far have not seen anything that strikes me as Mass appropiate. If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comment section. I am looking at doily patterns that would be about 30" round or doily patterns that could be "cut" in half. I would really appreciate any help you could give me.
That is it for this week and probably next. So have a great couple of weeks and will check back after all the company leaves.