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Gardening-Always a Work in Progress

I have inherited my mother's "green thumb". Well sorta. Since she passed 5 years ago my want to garden has increased.
We rent so I cant have a huge garden like I want. We have a tiny patch along our walkway. It gets minimal sun. The landlord planted 3 lily plants (which I love) years ago. My MIL hates them. They stay because I take care of the garden :)

This was from a few years ago.

These were just taken this past Tuesday..... I have so much to do ! :)

This is one of the lilies with snow from monday

How it looks at about 1pm. too much shade. 

My poor Hydrangea :(  Last year it didn't bloom at all. I hope it does this year. Its a pretty blue. 
As I was weeding my garden last weekend ( before the snow) I noticed I need more soil. I want to do something with those trellis things, even if I have to crochet something,( morning glories perhaps).  The garden definitely needs a new design layout.  I hope my MIL doesn't buy any tacky garden decorations this year. In the…

I learned something new-- thanks MOOGLY

I have learned most stitches ( I call then non standard) from moogly.com . If I need to know a certain stitch for a project, I type it into google and the first video or tutorial is , 9 out of 10 times , from Moogly/Tamera Kelly.

As part of my A Year of Projects , I wanted to learn how to make a Standing Double Crochet. I've been crocheting for  4 years and I had no idea this stitch existed! I hate chaining when I add a new color to the project I am working on.

Below are my samples and the video by Moogly.


Now my Temperature blanket squares will look better :) no more chains! 






Thanks again Tamera!!




YOP5 week 38

ALICE IS DONE!! I am so proud of my Alice in Wonderland amigurumi!!! She is not perfect but I love her!


I think thisSnow White will be my next doll.. and these will be her dwarves :)
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On this weeks list to sew together... 
I need to find my pipe cleaners so I can insert one in each ear so they don't flop to the sides.
Bunny flag. I love the garden flags that Snappy Tops makes. 
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And another Corner2Corner project. I found this Whovian CALa few months back . I was looking for other projects for C2C. I am not a big Dr. Who fan..(someday I will finish watching it on Netflix), But I know a group of ladies that might go crazy over the bag I plan to make with the panels. This one is the 10th dr, The other panel I will be using is the DW panel. 












Temperature Blanket Month 2 (Feb16)

February was a colorful month. On Valentines day the high was 10 degrees.
Look at that LAVENDER square ( 1st in row.) It was 64 on the first of FEBRUARY!  This was a cold week. Introducing Jade and Peacock. (The 2 end squares.)


Notice in the pic above( 3rd from left).... a LAVENDER square!! Another wonderful 60 degree day in FEBRUARY in RHODE ISLAND!! a day after we had a light snow flurry. 
So the warmest for the month was 64 and the coldest was 10.



91 and above - Cream 81 - 90            Perfect Pink 71 - 80            Rouge 61 -70             Lavender  51 - 60            Orchid 41 - 50            Bright Orchid 31 - 40            Turquoise  21 - 30            Delft Blue 11 - 20            Jade 10 and below- Peacock Snow days      White

YOP5 week 37

I wasn't planning on posting anything this week since I have a cold from hell. I have no voice right now and it sucks. my cat looks at me weird..lol  My "hey kitty kitty" sounds a bit creepy.. :)

I don't think my list will ever be completed. I keep seeing things I want to make and they're not on my list so when I add them my list just gets longer... that's a bad Erin!

I haven't posted anything in a few weeks so I NEED to do this :)

This first project is actually part of my 16 in 2016 ... but I sorta have a theme for this week... any guesses on what that could be? hehe


Its getting so warm here in RI I might not be able to wear this on Thursday with out looking silly.  (Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me)

These I can definitely wear no mater what the weather is :)

Beer mug coasters ... I dont drink beer but that are cute anyway! (pattern by Divine Debris )
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Back to my list...  I sewed on the arms and head to my Alice in wonderland ami

I am workin…

What did she just say?!?!

Its Throwback Thursday... I wanted to share a short story about my oldest cousin and I.

This post contains a bad word. But its just a word. :)

My oldest cousin is about 15 years older than me. When I was younger she and her sister use to babysit me. I don't remember but I survived :)  Once when my cousin was babysitting she asked me why I play with such an ugly doll ( cabbage patch kid- preemie ). She's fucked up. Bad Kathy. Shes always sworn like a sailer. And we love it..hehe. Well some time after this wonderful bonding , my grandmother asked why I wasn't playing with my doll that I loved so much... by the way I was 4 years old.  I looked at my grandmother and said flat out, " because shes fucked up"


I wish I could remember the look on my grandmothers face when I said that. She wasn't a swearing type of person. I heard her say shit and son of a bitch a few times in my life.

But as I said we love Kathy and her potty mouth so from what I was told my grandmo…