Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One A Day - Tuesday's Tallies

I'm late getting to this post today but at least it is still Tuesday.  I didn't make seven Granny squares this past week but I did make five.  My reasoning is that it was my birthday and I had a lot of wonderful family and friend time that kept me busy.

Also, I know I had said last week that I had decided to make a giant Granny square but I changed my mind again and stuck with my original plan.  I'll save the giant GS for another project.  In fact, I know for certain that I am going to make a giant GS afghan for my husband's grandparents.  He and I both think they'd love it.  Here are pictures of the five squares I made this week and all six squares together:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Birthday Artistry

I celebrated my birthday over the weekend.  I am extremely fortunate in that I was able to spend time with family and friends.  On the morning of my birthday, my husband and daughters let me sleep in (a true gift in itself), made me a delicious breakfast.  I would have been thrilled with just this as I adore nothing more than a peaceful day spent with my husband and daughters.  However, they surprised the heck out of me with a gift that they made themselves.  Shall I show you pictures?

Yes, I adore the band Duran Duran! My wonderful husband and sweet daughters made me a jacket celebrating the current incarnation of my favorite band.  As it turns out - the original bits of the idea for this gift were my youngest daughter's.  I love my gift but even more I love my family and their thoughtfulness.  They make getting 'older' so worth it!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beautiful Girl and the Fish

I am so in love with this photograph and want to share it.  This is a picture of my daughter Miss B at the aquarium.  Neither my husband or I have altered this photo in any way.  I adore the way it looks as if our daughter is holding the fish on the left.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One A Day - Tuesday's Tallies

One A Day is hosted by Carole atGingerbread Girl and on Ravelry.

I just finished making a scarf for my husband's Grandma - our daughters' Great-Grandma - for her 83rd birthday.  We all quite love it and even better - so does she.  In fact, she told our oldest daughter that she plans to wear the scarf whenever she is chilly.  Here are some pictures:

For my new One A Day project - I had decided to make ten inch Granny Squares like the one below.  Which, by the way, is not showing the color well no matter what I do.  The green is the same as in Grandma's scarf above.  Anyway, I had decided on making a bunch of theses squares in different colors and attaching them all together for an afghan.  Then I saw pictures of a giant Granny Square blanket and fell in love with that.  Now I think I want to do the giant Granny blanket more than the series of squares.  Aside from the fact that I love the way it looks - it also means not attaching multiple squares and that so appeals to me.  So, I believe the below square is the start of one giant Granny square blanket.  I figure I'll do a few rows a day until it gets to the point that one row/round will count for the 'one' per day.  Wish me luck!

Now I'm off to get caught up on other lovely One a Day projects.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Current Crochet WIP

With the happy madness of Christmas behind us - I am indulging in a crochet project for myself.  That's right - I am making myself something.  My oldest daughter loves this project, too.  She was a bit bummed that this one is for me but got over it quickly enough when I told her I'd make her one.  For now, here are a few colorful pictures of my WIP: