Monday, December 15, 2014

Catching Up

The past few weeks have been, let's say, interesting. An unintentional break from most technology was quite refreshing, after I got over my initial frustration that things weren't working the way they should.

Our phone is still not working, and for the most part I don't miss it at all. It's nice not being interrupted at all hours of the day. Somehow life goes on just fine without it.


We're once again doing a homemade Christmas this year. I haven't done much more than plan the things I want to make which means I had better step into high gear if I want to have any hopes of getting anything done in time.


One of my brothers was here for the weekend. We hardly ever get to see family, so this was a real treat. It had been over three years since we saw each other last which meant we had a lot of catching up to do.

I have always admired beautiful crocheted things. When ever I watched someone crochet it always looked easy and fun. I have tried on different occasions to learn how to crochet, but it was never easy and most certainly not fun. The only thing I was ever able to make was a pile of snarled yarn.

Rosebud has had a desire to learn how to crochet, she read everything she could find about it and studied patterns and instructions. She has now made quite a few different things, and is in the process of teaching herself how to make more complicated things.

I'm glad my daughters have not inherited my aversion to all things related to hand sewing.


  1. Glad to see you are back on-line! I was just about to send you a personal email to see if everything was going OK.

    I understand what you mean about crocheting! My sister and my grandmother could do *anything* but it took me two weeks of cross-eyed frustration to make a worm that started out as 20 inch, and when I turned it to do a second row, it shrank to 15 inches. I even tried a You Tube video on doing it left-handed, and got nowhere. Now, mind you, if you want soothing smocked or embroidered, I'm your girl, but we just don't discuss crochet around here.

  2. Ach! "Something", not "soothing"! Although, as a matter of fact, I do find smocking soothing. Must have been a Freudian slip.

  3. I remember my Grandmother very patiently trying to teach me how to crochet. I can knit but crochet is a whole different story!

    So glad you got to visit with your brother. My parents are visiting for a few weeks and I'm so delighted! We live a 2 1/2 day drive apart so it's definitely a treat.



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