Thursday, April 2, 2015

Split Enz

I heard Split Enz on the radio this morning, but not this song....

Anyway, it reminded me of how many of their songs I like so I found this one on You Tube and thought I would share it.

If you want to skip the fancy intro - just skip ahead to the 1:30 mark for the song.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Well - nothing really new to report.  Still working away at my Mystery CAL

I'm on still on clue 4 and 5 (working them both together).  Clue 7 came out yesterday and it is a border but I have to join the squares (clue 6) first.  Seems like other folks are working up Clue 7 pretty quick.  Perhaps I can catch up soon.  I don't like being behind but sometimes it just happens.

I have found my next project after the baby afghan that I am also working on.  It will be a cross stitch project.  I haven't done cross stitch in a few years.  I had a completed project done that looked like this (without the frame).

It took me a long time to make it and all I needed to get framed but it is now gone :(  (Long story) after I finish this afghan and the baby afghan.  I think this will be my next project

This cross stitch pattern looks so much like my dearly beloved departed dog, Thatcher
I've seen counted cross stitch patterns of Yorkies before but they are a bit frou-frou, with pointed ears, long brushed silky hair with a bow on top of their head.  That was NOT my Thatcher, he was as floppy ear, wild, wonky playful bundle - nothing frou-frou about him.  This pattern looks so much like him.  It looks a bit challenging but perhaps that is what I need - something challenging to occupy the mind.

It will be a good while before I get around to it because I am going to finish these afghans first. However, the idea of starting on this project makes me really excited to finish the afghans - but I have at least another month of clues from the Mystery CAL.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Mystery Afghan CAL

I am still a little behind on this Mystery Afghan CAL but luckily we get an extra week to do Clue #6 (which I haven't started yet).  I was right along with the weekly clues, until I had a house guest.  Even though this particular person doesn't mind if I crochet in the evening, I still felt it was a little rude to do so, so I fell behind.  That is okay though.  I'm not too, too far behind and as I said, I get an extra week to try to catch up.

Anyway.  There are 20 squares of each of these but I am just posting a photo of one of the squares for each clue we've had so far.
Clue #1

Clue #2

Clue #3

Clue #4

Clue #5

Clue 6 joins the squares together, in a fashion that I have never done before.  My goal is to finish the squares by Friday and over the weekend, join the squares (hopefully I can complete that by next Tuesday).  Wish me luck.
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sha la la la la - Live for Today

The Grass Roots are one of my all time very favorite bands - I have loved them since I was a little girl.  Today, I heard "Live for Today" on the radio.  I have always loved this song because that is just how we should live - for TODAY !!

I remember when this was a new song being played on the radio (yes, I'm that old).  I really like this video of a young Grass Roots introduced by the legendary Jimmy Durant (ah cha cha cha cha!)

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