Scrubbing Away/ Sunday Sampler

Cringe

 There it was in my email. A new project that was supposed to take 1 hour. There were some others but this one had no reviews yet and the picture looked like I could figure it out if the instructions went awry.

Well after this evening, I’m gonna cringe admitting this, but I won’t be putting the first review down. I was taught that if you can’t say anything good, keep your trap shut. Many times I’ve botched that up. But not this time. I am going to one-up this and make it better. I’m fixing the pattern to make it better, faster, easier.  In the mean time, you get to see my finished product. It’s not quite like the one on the pattern page. Similar but not. I eliminated several steps and inserted some of my own.

Bottle scrubber

That little red adornment on the wooden spoon is a bottle scrubber…. of sorts. The yarn is a special nylon ‘scrubbie’ yarn and it will most definitely do the job with all the bottles we wash at this daycare. Didn’t you know that the dishwasher melts water bottles??? And did you know I can throw this little fabrication in the washing machine after each use?? I may have to throw a few of these on the Etsy shop. Wooden spoons not included.

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Kerchiefs/Sunday Sampler

Bottle

No bottle of hair color needed when you can cover your hair with accessories. Scarves come in a splendid array of styles, materials and colors. For the purpose of Sunday Sampler, I’m sharing my latest vintage-inspired creations.

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After a recent request for a scarf with cloth ties versus the crocheted ones, I took some time to fill the order, add an extra one for good measure in the shop, and waited to see if it was a good option. And guess what?! It sold. So without further ado, I’m making some more and giving some options for the Fall craft show season. These are size small. Hoping to gather my volunteer models this coming week for photos. (crossing fingers)

Have a Wonderful Sunday and Happy Father’s Day!

My Results Are In!

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I was trying to figure out a way to connect this daily challenge with my recent news of the weekend. And ‘by jove I’ve got it”!!! I found a picture that sums up how much I like history……

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Maybe you will realize my connection? I  am definitely a history buff. Always interested in my ancestry and so with a ‘SALE’ on ancestry.com, it was a no-brainer for me to try a DNA test. First off, I sent in the spit in the vial. This was April 2. A 6 to 8 week waiting period was to be expected. I waited a tad bit longer due to an apparently larger-than-expected batch of tests sent in after Christmas. I guess they did pretty good with their sale. My results came in over the weekend. And without further ado, I present my findings.

My results

My reaction? I had no idea whatsoever about the Iberian Peninsula connection. None. That translates to Portugal/Spain by the way. I mean it was even more than the Irish and Great Britain that I was fully aware of. Someone’s got some splainin’ to do 🙂

Those bottom 3 literally blow my mind too. And whatever happened to the Legend of our Native American ancestry? I think Great Grandma had an ornery streak and was quite the story teller. If you’ve ever had a DNA test done, were you convinced of the results?

Now time to dive in and do the family tree stuff. Stay tuned…….

Time, The Longest Distance

Conundrum

Stumped by that old arch enemy “time?” How to get everything made in time for Christmas? Even though you went to all those craft shows and told the vendors you could make it yourself? And some of them (me) actually encouraged you to make it yourself and keep traditions going. There are never enough crocheters, quilters, creators.

But then the closer these holidays get, the less time we seem to have. It’s a riddle how it gets away. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” “Time is what we want most, but we use worst.” And the list goes on and on.

Well by creating those handmade items at all those craft shows, I’m selling you back that time. Hand crafted items can be found by just perusing local markets even up to Christmas Eve. Or you can go online and find an Etsy store that has just about everything hand made you could imagine.

After all, “Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”     

A Little Elbow Grease

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Spent a day at my daughter’s apartment getting things fine-tuned. Like calling the maintenance people about the shower. It’s supposed to flip up and turn on according to the email received after we both took baths without a shower or drain stopper. Interesting start to the day. And more for the shopping list. 


Then there was a freezer to defrost. Boy am I old. Defrost? She said. She’s aware of what that means but confused on how to do that. Mom to the rescue!


But while waiting for ice 


There’s this. 

Quiet time to crochet and listen to favorite tunes. I’m not confused in the least on how to spend a day alone 🙂

Maybe

Maybe

The Missouri State Fair begins tomorrow and it’s only a hop and skip for me down the Katy Trail from home. There’s a chance I’ll go. Maybe.

My Photo

Weather and sunsets can be pretty inviting, along with cotton candy and corn dogs.

Then there’s those quilts.

It’s still up in the air…….

Paper Bag

Joke

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After a grocery trip to the local Walmart, we watched this family leave the store and I saw them jokingly put the bag on the young girl’s head. Before this somehow goes viral, she was not being kidnapped.

The following conversation ensued in a group text. I was driving 😉

Bad Bag Day

I love when I don’t have to write this stuff. And that eye roll ……..

Inez

Muse

As a noun, it means a person — especially a woman — who is a source of artistic inspiration

Naming a few I would consider inspirational is fairly easy in this computer age. So many people contribute ingenious ideas on all those sharing sites that you get wrapped up in; almost addicted to at times. But there is always at least one who was the most influential in the beginning.

Inez Davis Reed Hunter

Grandmother, mother, wife, one-room-schoolhouse teacher, Depression Era Survivor, Veteran wife and mother, Farmer’s wife, Cook and host of many large, Sunday family dinners, Musician, church member, organizer, teacher and volunteer, 4-H club leader/charter founder for local club still in existence, Seamstress/crafter, Caretaker, Taxi for the grands, Cheerleader for all, Woman of Faith.

Miss her and all her wisdom.

For other posts on ‘Muse’, click here.

Feeling Unstoppable

Unstoppable

I got a Fall issue of Love of Crochet in the mail today….. I’m Smitten!File_000 (41)

I’m not a novelist writer at all but there’s a feeling I’m pretty sure they get when a mountain of ideas hits you all at once and you have to start writing them down.

I’m there.

Unstoppable.

The List

I have officially started ‘The List’.  Creative  barrier has been jumped.

Now I just need the Time.