Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Remember when I showed you a picture of a Bohemian Shawl that one of my blog friends was stitching?
After checking my yarn stash I found a few skeins and balls that fit the color scheme I wanted. This is the start. So far the top is about 18 inches across. I definitely didn't want a granny square look. I started with a triangle of mesh stitching that I had to play with to get just the V angle I wanted.
I am dividing my stitching time between the Temperature Afghan, CQ blocks and this shawl.
I'm glad Easter is over. Our family is pretty dysfunctional and holidays always lead to some kind of drama and this one was no different. I slept almost all day Monday. I thought maybe I was fighting off a bug, but now I am thinking that the holiday just zapped me.
Even though the weather is not cooperating very well, I try to go outside each day and do even just a little yard work. Today will be in the 60s and rain. Then we will have yet another cool down with temps trying hard to reach the high 40s next week. It's a good thing I have stitching to keep me busy.
I continue to sort though closets looking for items to donate to my grandson's church rummage sale. The more you go through things, the more things you realize you can live without. We have accumulated way too much stuff.
I am longing to look outside and see flowers blooming. I am planning to fill my front deck with geraniums again. I love to look at them and also their scent. I AM going to cut back on our gardens. Smaller areas and more bushes and mulch. I will be 65 and Terry is 69. His health keeps him from working outside much so I need to make out land more manageable. It's funny how much I resisted this change for the past couple of years and now I am embracing it.
Boscoe is going to the Vet on Friday. Last year he weighed 106. Sheila (our Vet) said she wanted us to try to keep his weight at about 100. I am scared what the scale will say this year as he looks way more heavy to me. In the summer we play the Run Boscoe Run game. That's where I encourage him to run around the back yard several times until he gets tired.. Also, Boscoe and Tyson play hard in the summer. Maybe I should switch his Vet visits to the Fall before he gains his winter weight!
Tell me what you are up to. What are you looking forward to? Are planning a vacation this year? I would love to. But Terry's health and living with 3 LARGE dogs pretty much limits us to day trips.
Have a good one!!