Sunday, September 26, 2021

WEEK 13 OF MY 11TH YEAR

 


Hello lovelies.  I hope this day is wonderful for you.  We are having some lovely rain showers today.  That means our temps have dropped significantly.  Hopefully we will not be seeing anymore triple digit temperatures for the next 6 months.  But, the weather report from Arizona is not the reason you have come here, right?  So let's take a look at my week of crafting.

First up:


I have started on the right hand side of my Roe Cardigan.  The green progress keeper is where I was last week.  I was asked what color this was.  It is called White Peach.  So, if you noticed it had a peachy tone to it, you have great eyes.  This is my morning project when I am fresh and really alert.

Next is:


My RCR sock.  This has been my traveling project.  Since I spent most of the week with my grand dog, Thor.  It was much easier to work on than my cardigan.  Not to mention much easier to just stick in my purse and go.  Last week I was working on the heel flap.  I am well past that now.  Such fun colors in this.

Lastly is:


The Giant Granny Square blanket.  The big black blob is where I was last week.  This is my favorite project to work on while watching TV in the evenings.  It does not take any real concentration.  It is eating up my DK yarn and that is making me so happy.

I was going to start on a new cross stitch pattern this week but had an issue.  The graph for it was a it hard to read.


The top photo is the graph that came with the kit.  That is a standard size sheet of paper.  The bottom photo is after I enlarged it 160%.  NOW I can see the symbols.  Thank goodness for my lovely printer that does all sorts of nice things for me.

As for life in general.....................................

We have had a handyman working on various projects around our house.  So far we have had 2 exterior doors installed and 7 interior doors replaced.  He will need at least one more day here and possibly 2.  We had a lot of little jobs that needed done.  (We have come to the age we are not as 'handy' as we used to be.)   He comes on Saturdays and works for about 8-9 hours.  It is nice to finally have things getting fixed up.  Hubby and I now need to start painting doors.

Remember my metal pantry?  Well, the bottom of it arrived via FedEx today.  Not sure if we will be able to complete it before hubby leaves Tuesday, but we will give it a try.  For those of you who have never heard of a metal pantry................It is actually supposed to be used to store tools.  I wanted something sturdy to hold canned goods as well as several pounds of different flours I use in my bread baking.  The shelves on my Rubbermaid one bowed and finally cracked.  Not thinking the metal will have this issue.  It says it will hold up to 150 pounds per shelf.  That should handle whatever I can throw at it.

Today is bread making day.  I will make that after I pick up the hubby from the airport.  Our dinner has been prepped and in the fridge waiting for later today.  We are having Shrimp Eggrolls.  I made the stuffing for the eggroll wrappers and will fill them at dinner time and then cook them in the air fryer.  So nice and simple.  There will be laundry done today too....after hubby unpacks his suitcase.  Gotta make sure he has all his clothes clean before his next trip on Tuesday.

This coming week is another week of dog watching.  Since our temperatures have dropped into the 80's, there may be some walks in store for Thor and myself.  He will like that.

Until Next Time................................................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did someone say 'walk'?






7 comments:

  1. lovely projects and the granny blanket is beautiful! I get frustrated with cross stitch pattern that are difficult to see! Even when I had younger eyes there were patterns that were so challenging!!

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  2. Oh look at Thor's face...what a sweet boy he is. I had to stop doing cross stitch years ago as I just couldn't distinguish the tiny icons on pictures. Your idea of blowing them up on the printer is genius! I don't know why I didn't think of that and I donated all my cross stitch kits to charity when I did the big clear out a couple of year's ago.

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  3. It’s great to track progress on projects week to week, I think it’s easy to forget how much we’ve done. I’ve always been a paper person when it comes to patterns and things, but I admit that I’m finding my iPad really helpful for expanding text and images and I can use a ‘pencil’ with it to mark off where I’m at. I’m now at the age that I can’t decide if I want my glasses at the end of my nose/reading further away/ reading closer to me… everywhere seems to be wrong at the moment! I hope walks were enjoyed by all.

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  4. I love the pattern on your Roe cardigan and white peaches are my favorite! Those socks are so cute. I'm so glad you are enjoying the giant granny square. I need to find another easy t.v. project. Great idea to enlarge the pattern. I wanted to hire a handy man to get some things done around here too but so far no luck. The ones I had have all retired! LOL! Thor is such a handsome guy. I sure miss my girls. Oh, the sourdough bread I made was KA's Basic Sourdough Bread recipe and it turned out great! Enjoy your egg rolls!

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  5. Such lovely projects Marsha and your granny square is beautiful! Thor is adorable… they always get excited about the word walk, don’t they. I need to learn how to make sourdough bread, hubby wants me learn so we can use the cast iron loaf pans we bought to bake it on the grill. We cook everything on the grill to avoid heating up the house.

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  6. Your cardigan is looking great and the colours in those socks is amazing, I love them!

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  7. Yes, I would say 150 pound capacity should do it!

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