Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fabrics, Flowers, and a new crochet book :)

Hi there. I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! In my neck of the woods it's been a beautiful day in deed. The sun was shinning bright and it was actually pretty hot. Felt like it got into the 80's today!
My Easter flowers are in full bloom. Aren't they lovely..I'm not much of a flower person. I mean, I like them but don't do too much gardening myself. The orange ones were here when we bought the house and continue to come back every year to say hi :) When I saw the yellow ones I was totally confused. They weren't there last year..hmm..couldn't figure out where they come from till I seen Jeremy looking at me and smiling. He had planted them for me and not told me..isn't he a doll..I do love that man :) If I had planted them we would have never seen them, trust me. Just my touch kills them.

Well, I made the drive in town today for my Saturday shopping. Made a mistake and took both kids with me. I always spend double when they that everyone or just me?
I did come across this little goodie that I just had to have...

It's a soft cover book, 144 pages, it has 150 borders. Found it at A.C. Moore. I have no immediate need for this but I realized I have no edging books at all and since nothing else caught my eye I couldn't resist. Maybe Jeremy is right, I just like to spend money regardless of what it's for. Yeah, I think he's right but who cares...if I didn't would I really work 40 hours a week! No, I think not..:)..They didn't have any yarn on sale that I fell in love with so this was my only purchase at the craft store. I've  been trying to NOT buy yarn. My craft room is already overflowing...and I'm out of places to stash it. Once Jeremy builds the shelf I want I'll have plenty of room for more...guess that's why I'm still waiting on it..He's no dummy for sure.

I did buy some fabric today. Again, nothing in mind for it's use, another just because purchase. Well, I did start searching for fabric to make a noticeboard like I found HERE, but didn't see anything that tickled my fancy. I'll keep searching as I patiently wait for that tutorial Mama Cuckoo :) The polka dot fabric is really cute though. Maybe I could use it to line a bag.. Here is a better pic of the pink...

No big plans for us this weekend. I don't even think we'll  see the family. Jeremy is making a ham tomorrow with his "out of this world" baked mac n cheese. Hoss wanted a new game for Easter so I'm sure that will  occupy them for me to hook awhile. Maybe Des will join me. She will be 16 in less then a month so she has been busy busy busy is constantly on her phone texting or talking about one or all of them. No time for crochet with mommy...

I do have a new WIP that I could show you...well, it's actually been a WIP in since I read THIS. I've been trying to mange my time better. It's amazing how much time I spend riding in the truck and hadn't even realized it...I consider myself such a homebody but this proves differently. I made a bag to keep in my truck and a bag to just grab if I'm going in someone else's. I filled both bags with identical yarn and hooks...and this is what I've come up with so far...

I actually have 14 squares total, this pic doesn't show them all. I have an idea what I'm going to do with them but I'll save that for later :)

Hope everyone has a great holiday, take care xxx


  1. Looks like you've got some fun plans in the works! Enjoy your family this weekend.

  2. funny, we have nothing planned for tomorrow either (easter day).
    the kids will get their baskets from E.B. and we will just hang out tomorrow. Hubby works 3rd shift, so that makes planning hard. He sleeps all day. He bought some Italian sausages, but seriously I do not know wht he is planning on making with these LOL. I cannot stand eating them like you would a hot dog. hmm. anyways, you found some good stuff today! hugs.

  3. Happy Easer...looks like an interesting book, hope it's got lots you like inside
    Thanks for kitchen comments..having a doubt or two this morning..not sure l should tell Phil though..ooops
    Hugs Suz x

  4. That book looks awesome! Can't wait to see what you're going to make with the squares....

  5. OOh your blog is looking nice Nicole!
    How are you?
    Just finding a bit of time to pop over to say hi to you. Thanks for visiting me!
    These Squares are looking really nice indeed, beautiful colour.
    Any news A?
    Quiet here too!
    Love Suex

  6. The flowers are beautiful and yes lucky you for hubby planting them. Make sure you give him a big hug! As for your book, it'll come in handy when you least expect it and you'll be glad you got it. By the way...

    I LOVE the pink purse!! You did a fantastic job!
    Cheers! Merri

  7. The flowers look gorgeous! lucky your that he planted them for you!! at least the yellow ones, and how fun that the orange ones keep coming... hope they will again and again!
    Like the book!