The City of Crochet

Crocheting...an escape from everyday life in Europe as I face the perils of yarn shopping in a foreign country and dealing with all of the crazy looks I get for crocheting & knitting on the public transportation system.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter Getaway!

Hello from the land of cheese...aka Wisconsin for all my non-us readers :) Came up for a long weekend with Steve you escape the winter blahs - at the Wilderness indoor water park. Had a great weekend so far - riding water rides and floating in tubes on a lazy river.

Spent the drive up working on a baby blanket for my co-worker Lorinda who is expecting a little girl. Steve made me promise to leave it in the car once we got here lol

Been thinking about getting rid of some of my stash of craft books - knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch etc...will let you all know once I sort them all out! :)

Beau is getting too be huge! At 5 months he is already 70 pounds! Will attach a recent photo - he is an amazing dog - great personality and super loving...also a guard dog...he has a stranger danger bark when someone he does not know is outside...does not bark at any of the neighbors though!


Sunday, January 08, 2012

Happy 2012!!

What an exciting year 2011 was with lots of ups and downs! I started out 2011 with such happiness and expectation...only to have it all come crashing down on me in March. I honestly thought my heart was breaking and that happiness was not going to be mine.

I picked myself up, dusted myself off and made a decision to continue to live life for life itself. I made a bucket list of summer things to accomplish and made myself complete them all! That included making sand castles, running through the sprinklers, dancing in the rain and flyin a kite!

September saw me take my first flying lesson which was amazing! I so loved being up in the small airplane - it was like nothing else!

Then on Labor Day weekend I made a purchase which changed my life! Yes, Beauregard has changed my life for nothing but the better. My heart was full again of love and I had something wonderful in my life. He has been an amazing addition to my household. His personality is great and he is always so happy to see me. He's not a big fan yet of knitting or crocheting...he keeps trying to eat the yarn that is hanging between the project and ball!

During all of this time, I've started dating again and have met an amazing guy! He is super wonderful...he makes me laugh and smile, lets me torment him with "tickling experiments", takes care of me when I feel like my head is going to explode and is an all around nice guy! We will see how this relationship develops....am hoping for the best! :)

As for crafting! I've made some more bead items, and have finished some snowflakes and a few more of Mimi's Poinsetta Coasters for my Mom after she realized she did not have enough! I'm also making headway on my next Star Afghan....spent a few nights working on it on the couch.

Okay - time to let the boys out (I have Beau and Steve's dog Lil-Bear here this weekend}

More to come soon - I've missed blogging and my blogging friends!