Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Many Changes To Come and Crochet

First let me  show you my latest creations(laughing under my breath).  Should the period be before or after the parenthesis?  I will check on that later.  That is funny too as I can't remember things more than 5 minutes if I am having a good day.  Cognitive problems if anyone is wondering.  Ok, ok back to my latest finished projects.


The pattern for the scarf on the left is courtesy of Redheart.  It is called, Colorful Corded Scarf and is pattern number LW2623.  It consists of only 4 rows and takes very little time.  I wish I had made it longer but that is my personal preference.
The scarf on the right is my pattern.  It consists of a V-stitch and 2 clusters.  I am not a pattern writer. 

Now on to my current works in progress.


Another work in progress I have is an amigurumi doll called Ponyo.  There is a childs movie about Ponyo which is very cute.  This pattern is courtesy of http://agamerswife.blogspot.com/2009/09/ponyo-pattern.html
Please don't judge my WIP to the one A Gamer's Wife  made as mine has been a real struggle and learning experience for me.  I need to find a video on how to attach hair.  That is my next challenge.  Yes, I have attached some paper eyes to give me an idea of where her hairline should be.  I took on this project as my 2 1/2 yr. old grandson loves Ponyo.

Now on to the changes about to come to mine and my husbands life.  I am on disability related to my health issues and now because of my husbands cardiac issues and neck/shoulder problems he is quitting his job which has become to difficult and dangerous for him to do.  This will happen beginning January 1, 2012.  At that time he will apply for Social Security Disability.

His health is the main concern here but we will have to make changes as far as our budget which I am certain will add stress to our lives. 

Yes, adjusting to having him home all day seven days a weeks might prove to be interesting.  Up to this point in our lives together we have faced everything with jokes, laughter and love.

I wish everyone a happy Wednesday.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kindness and Friendship

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
by Saint Philo of Alexandria

My Brain and My Heart are my Temples. My true Religion is Kindness.
Dalai Lama


Like birds landing on a tree top together, and then dispersing, we are together for a very short time, so it makes sense to live in harmony, in unconditional friendship.
Bokar Rinpoche


Quotes courtesy of  http://blog.gaiam.com/quotes/topics/kindness

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fibro Is Kicking My Butt

First I must say something positive.  I strive to do that every day.  It is a beautiful day, the sun is shining and it is going to be in the 60's again.  I am blessed with a wonderful family.

My son, his wife and 7 month old baby son came to visit on Saturday.  We had a great time.   My dear grandson is growing so fast.  I just marveled at all his new abilities.  Oh how he wants to walk.  I wish I could see him more frequently but distance prevents that.  We just try to enjoy every second we have with him as with all our grandchildren.

The past 2 days my legs have been in such pain.  My left leg being the worse.  Fibro is not funny.  There are those that pooh pooh the diagnosis and those that just don't care to understand.  Let me tell you it is real.  My muscles in my legs hurt and ache to the bone.  It is difficult to describe.  There is no comfortable position.  It starts at the top of my legs and ends at my ankles.  I am up and down so many times I could never keep count.  Hopefully it will pass soon.

I am supposed to be taking Maggie(our dog) out on a leash to restrict her activity as she has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia at the early age of 2 1/2 yrs.  Needless to say Maggie has been going out without me.  I try to limit her time outside and hope she won't take off on an adventure with her buddy, Elsie the beagle.  She is on a prescription weight loss regimen with the goal being a loss of 20 lbs.  She is doing fairly well with her new food and snack regimen.  I believe it is more difficult for my husband and me.  No more giving her food from the table or bits of our snacks.  We have to do what is best for her.

I did visit another blog today and found an amigurumi pattern for a turtle.  I am looking so forward to creating this little guy.  My dear dil loves turtles.
http://jonboycrochets.blogspot.com/2011/01/fred-turtle.html

I have sat too long and need to move.  Wishing everyone a good day.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crochet and Me

My current project is something for me.  It is an afghan pattern courtesy of www.redheart.com called the Windsor Ripple Throw.  I had a vision of the colors I wanted to use and when I went shopping they jumped right into my cart.  Do you find that happens with you?  This is a photo of my work in progress.

Recently I was surfing the net and an interesting blog caught my eye.  I was looking for something to crochet for my 10 yr. old granddaughter.  She is into Pokemon so this pattern was perfect.  I am new to amigurumi.  I must admit my finished product is a little rough but Addison loved little Pikachu.  Thank you Biz @ http://bizzycrochet.blogspot.com/2007/01/pokemon-look-alike-pikachu.html  for the free pattern.  I so appreciate everyone who shares there patterns.
 
I have also crocheted three scarves that were quick and easy.  They are a narrow, long scarf which I love.  I used bulky yarn and they turned out great.  I have intended them for Christmas gifts but I love two of them and they have made it into my winter wardrobe.  I can't help myself.  I do have a bag of new bulky yarn waiting to be turned into Christmas gifts. 
 
The Christmas crocheting is on hold this week as my Fibro and CFS want the spotlight this week.  My arms are very weak and capable of limited activity.  I hurt all over.  On top of all of that I am having the weirdest problem with my right jaw.  It has been about a week now.  It hurts, making chewing difficult and painful.  Yawning isn't fun at all.  Hopefully it will resolve soon.
 
My husband has decided to quit his job related to his health issues.  He has serious cardiac problems and now is having chronic angina.  His plan is to start the S.S. Disability process.  I am so glad he has made this decision.  Hopefully the disability process won't turn into a nightmare.
 
That is it until we meet again.  Who knows, maybe I will model the scarves for you.   On second thought maybe I will find a model.