Friday, June 11, 2010

GTA Donations June 2010

This time of year, our God's Tiny Angels group works on making items for the babies for the 4th of July. Red, white and blue is the theme!

I started out making some diaper shirts since they work up really fast. I used worsted weight yarn for the bodies, then to edge them and make the ties, I used a thinner lighter weight yarn.

I had a bit of this bright blue yarn left over from another project, so I made a little hat.

One of my preemie blankets. I just made a blue square for the middle out of double crochet then kept edging around that with red and white stripes. My 7 year old granson said to me "Is that supposed to be like the flag grandma?" So I guess it turned out right!

This is just double crochet stripes edged in white.

I made a granny square for this one.

For something different I made a rectangle granny square out of a deeper red with white and dark blue.

Our next project is our annual sweater drive. Already have a good start on that. Still fighting with carpal tunnel and a pinched ulnar nerve, but I just keep on keeping on as best I can.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pretties and Kitties

Just for fun I thought I'd do some pictures of my kitties, and pretties outside.

Last year for Mother's Day, my kids got me 2 lilac bushes that we planted in the front yard. I didn't really expect any blossoms on it the first year, but lo and behold, I got ONE big blossom on one of them. So of course I had to take a picture! And here it is!

This is my neighbor's front yard with their peonies and irises. The white peonies are split from a plant that was started over a hundred years ago. Now THAT'S pretty cool!

Here's our apple trees out back just loaded with blossoms. Hopefully we will get some good apples this year.

And last but not least, the king and queen of the house, Baby and Rocky, holding down the couch. They occasionally allow the other one to sleep next to them (or on them, as the case is here). Doesn't happen too often so I had to get a picture of it.

That's all for this time.