Monday, June 14, 2010

Catching up...


Happy Flag Day everybody. Couldn't let another day go by without posting. I have missed posting more often then I do lately. Hopefully with the summer just around the corner I will have a bit more time to do that.
I just got back from a wonderful few days with my daughter Katie and her family. I had the most wonderful time. I got to spend lots of time with Katie and baby Anthony while Tony worked. I wish I could have stayed longer. We did lots of stuff, we worked on some Christmas gifts together. Katie and I are planning some handmade gifts for Christmas and we had lots of fun working on those projects. We took a ride to Vermont and we went out to eat at a nice restaurant named Carmady's. The best of it all was that we were all together and I enjoyed that so much. Baby Anthony is just so sweet and loving. He says a few words, not many but he is learning sign language very well. I am learning it too. We watched a video together that helps with learning sign language. But before the weekend was over he was calling me Nonna and I was able to sign eat, thank you, more, no more, and a sheep and a cow. LOL Do you think I need to learn much more?? LOL My heart would melt whenever I would hear Anthony say Nonna. What a doll baby he is. I can't wait to see him again.

I am in big trouble....
I have become hooked on crocheting. I don't know what has happened to me but I find myself dreaming of yarn, skeins of yarns, all sorts all colors and textures. I am longing to learn to do more then a double/single crochet stitch. I started working on a granny square blanket, a very colorful one.

I need to make lots more of those squares but I think this is a good start. Don't you? Now when I say colorful did I exaggerate? LOL I love them though.
I think I need some more color in my home. Maybe its my minds way of letting me know I need more color surrounding me. I went yesterday afternoon to AC Moores in Latham, NY and OMG they have a few rows of yarn that are just heavenly. I found myself like a kid in a candy store. I have an idea for a wrap I want to make for a gift. The yarn I was going to use was going to cost $120.00. So I decided to look for something that was less expensive in case I goofed up on this new adventure. I found a great looking yarn called Artisano and it was on clearance at $2.00 a skein there. So here it is, isn't it pretty, I hope I can make it the way I want. Wish me luck.

You know I need to stay out of craft stores. I need to stay as far away as possible. It was actually good that I went when I did because they were getting ready to close, so I didn't have too much time but I managed to get the yarn, get new needles, pick up a couple skeins of dmc that I needed but then I saw these stamps. Now I have not done any rubber stamping in a long time but I saw these and I just had to have them. I am such a weakling. SIGHHHHHHH, aren't they so cute.

I have no idea what I am going to do with them, but I had to have them. I think I am going to make some cards with them. I can't wait to color them, that is going to be fun.
Enjoy!! Sharon

8 comments:

Margaret said...

Glad you had a good time with Katie's family! Antony is a cutie! I'm in love with crochet too! What a coincidence! lol! I have yet to learn how to do a granny square, but that will be my next thing. It would be cool to learn how to do delicate lace doilies, wouldn't it? Love those stamps btw!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Glad you had fun with your family. Little Anthony sounds adorable.

Deb said...

Isn't it funny the phases we go through with crafts. First I was seeing quilts come up, then knitting, and now crochet - it seems to be all over. Love your squares - those are such fun to work on.

Susan in SC said...

I love the matryoshka doll stamps! We saw lots of these in Russia. They are beautiful!

Siobhan said...

Anthony is too cute! I'm glad that you had a good time together. Love the crochet squares!

Melissa said...

Anthony is growing up so fast! What a sweetie face!

Love your granny squares and AC Moore does suck money out of my wallet, LOL. Usually I just run in for DMC but usually get distracted by something shiny. LOL

Michelle said...

Your granny squares are fabulous. And I love love love the little stamps!

Carol said...

I love to crochet too. So many hobbies, so little time! I have tons of supplies for rubber stamping but no time for it anymore...cross stitch, quilting, crochet, scrapbooking....whew exhausting. Sharon, the wonderful thing about crocheting is....all stitches are a variation of the single, double, or triple crochet so if you can do those...you can do any stitch!