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it’s Monday…


What would you do first? 🙂

A Year of Projects

YOP4 week 38


I can’t wait until for year 5… I have so many ideas for my hook challenge 🙂 I will post more about that in a few weeks because I want the A year of projects ravelry group to join in too.

Now for my updates…. As I mentioned in my WIP post , I have been searching for a K hook size project that I loved. I finally found one! I was set on just making curtains for my porch but realizing I have 7 windows , I decided on something else.

I love this bag. Pattern is by Jennette Reid .

cabled baguette 2

cabled baguette 3

My Boston Bruin blanket is coming out well… and fast. I’m almost done. I think after I make the rest of the yellow squares I will stop for a few months. Its starting to warm up here so I won’t need it.

I made all these squares over the past few days.

bruins blanket 6
4 more 6 rnd squares done. Now all 8 are done.
bruins blanket 7
All 38 2 rnd squares are finished. aw so cute..
bruins blanket 8
1 of 1 – four rnd square.

I used one skein of yarn for all these squares ! not bad.

2 rnd sq- 38 of 38 made (done)
4 rnd sq- 1 of 1 made (done)
6 rnd sq- 8 of 8 made (done)
8 rnd sq- 2 of 14 made

2 rnd sq- 5 of 14 made
4 rnd sq- ___of 5 made
6 rnd sq- 4 of 12 made
8rnd sq not needed

Until next time,


A Year of Projects

WIP- YOP week 37


After months of looking for the right K hook project for my hook challenge, I finally found something.

I found this pattern on ravelry . Candy Apple Fall Cabled Baguette. I need a new bag badly so this perfect.

I am using yarn from my stash. I’ve had it for about a year. Lion Brand Hometown U.S.A. in Minneapolis Purple. There only a few rows to go.  I will be stitching to black for the trim and handle.

cabled baguette1



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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

I really suck at being Irish. I HATE corn beef and cabbage. My mom (RIP) would make it every year ( she wasn’t Irish – but my brother and I are) … I’d skip dinner and run to the bathroom ready to hurl. 

and I don’t like beer so no green beer for me today… oh darn.. 🙂 

The meaning of Erin Go Bragh is a sweet one. “Ireland Forever” 

It was an Irish blessing used to express allegiance to Ireland. It could also translate as “Ireland ’till doomsday,” “Ireland until eternity,” “Ireland until the end (of time)” or “Ireland until the Day of Judgment.”

Éire and Éirinn are both used as names for Ireland.

 In the 2009 film The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Norman Reedus’s character Murphy MacManus phrases it as: “It’s Irish for, ‘you’re fucked.'” 

A Scottish song from the 19th century entitled “Erin-go-Bragh” tells the story of a Highland Scot who is mistaken for an Irishman. The first two verses are:

My name’s Duncan Campbell from the shire of Argyll
I’ve travelled this country for many’s the mile
I’ve travelled through Ireland, Scotland and a’
And the name I go under’s bold Erin-go-bragh
One night in Auld Reekie as I walked down the street
A saucy big polis I chanced for to meet
He glowered in my face and he gi’ed me some jaw
Sayin’ “When cam’ ye over, bold Erin-go-bragh?”

—19th Century Scottish song, 

Happy St. Patrick’s Everyone!! 

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Still missing you mom!

I just wanted to write a quick post about my mom. ( I don’t think I will able to fight back the tears if I write much. She was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer 5 years ago and lost her fight 11 months after…. Today marks 4 years since she’s been gone.

She was a beautiful and an amazing woman, a wonderful mom and friend. I miss her laugh , her sense of humor,  her wit, her sarcasm, her voice , her love and hugs, the way she use to say” know what I mean, jelly bean” and how she called me her baby girl.

And now the tears start.


my mom after surgery and her dog Max.
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My mom and step dad’s wedding day… Feb 23 2008

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I miss and love you so much mom… until I see you again.