I have been working on a new adventure for Fridays on my blog. It is going to be called "Fabulous Floral Fridays" and each Friday I will feature a stamp set or stamp that is a floral and at least one card I have made with it. I am really excited about this. This will begin next Friday, so if you have lots of floral sets, plan to dig them out and let's get stamping together!!!
I bought a carpet steamer today from Sears. It is a Hoover and it seems like it will work well. I am working on getting the pee out of my carpets because Dobby is mostly trained but he occasionally will pee in one of his frequent peed on spots, and I need to fix that situation. Plus, I needed some retail therapy because of this stress and the above stresses.
I just was crocheting right down until a few minutes ago. I finished the blanket . . . a baby blanket in a week! WOOHOO! I am so glad I can send it with M tomorrow. His sister is going to love it. Well at least I hope so because I worked myself into a twitch this week, either through tiredness or because of the detail of all that work. My eye has been twitching for at least 24 hours now. Here are a couple pictures. It is just two rows of double crochet (dc) and two rows of treble crochet repeated over and over. Then I did a row of single crochet around the outside and a picot edge. Really simple, but I hope she likes it. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn, which I adore for baby blankets -- it is soft, but not weird like some baby yarns can be. It also has this awesome shimmer to it that I just love. I picked up a book on crochet from Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and that is where the picot pattern came from. I taught myself one other thing from it so far -- I love the book -- it is SO easy to figure out because there are pictures to help! I will post my cool square I made another day . . .
ETA: The book is called "Crochet School - A Complete Course" and is by Sterling Publishing Co, Inc. -New York. The picot border can be found on page 110 of that book. I used a "G" hook.
Baby Books are great ideas,
but sometimes you’re too busy.
Living with a little one
can put you in a tizzy.
Milestones pass too fast at times
to find the proper page,
so jot a note of each event
with date and baby’s age
(like “took 3 steps on June the 1st”
or “teething - 5th December”).
Then drop it in this memory can