Monday, January 21, 2013

Sick Weekend


This will be my world today. Comfy jammies, hot tea, cough drops, tissues, and a book or some embroidery.  I had the weekend off and asked for today off since Rick would be home. So many plans for these three days. I was going to sweep the basement in anticipation for turning on the plant lights. Working on a granny square quilt, and making some soap. Oh well, those things will get done eventually.
Rick is painting cabinets, baking herb bread, and running some errands for me. (He can't sweep the basement. He's very allergic to the dust and mold down there.) He doesn't mind taking care of me, I do it for him when he's sick.

Before this cold hit me, I was trying to make a crocheted heart from an online tutorial. Actually tried several pretty patterns, but just could not follow them. I got so frustrated, it couldn't be this hard! So I just made my own pattern, which was a first for me.






I was very happy with how they turned out. Rick suggested starching them. So here is my little heart banner ready for Valentine's Day.
Stay well and warm!


14 comments:

  1. Cindy, hope you are feeling better soon! I LOVE your hearts! I have found, too, that some online crochet patterns are TERRIBLE!!!! Very unclear, leave out bits, etc. I have had to rework things myself on several occasions. You've done a fine job with yours - they look lovely!!!

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  2. Your heart garland turned out so cute! sorry youre not feeling well. theres so much junk going around. lots of valentine projects going on here.
    have a great week Cindy.
    xoxo

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  3. Love that garland. Feel better. We had a doozy of a cold over Christmas. Took me a week to feel normal.

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  4. What a pretty heart garland! I'm sorry you aren't feeling well! I have been missing notice of your posts. I will see about changing that!

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  5. Your hearts are darling! I, too, have found some crochet patterns that didn't seem to work up right. Sorry you are not feeling well. The flu is going around here, too and it is nothing to take lightly. Rest, everything else can wait. Your health is more important! Sweet of your husband to take care of you and bake you bread! Now that man's a keeper! xx

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  6. I taught myself to crochet granny squares last summer - but I wish I could make your adorable hearts. I just love your garland. I have your sweet coffee cups!!! I just love those dishes!

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  7. Love the heart banner! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  8. Lovely crochet hearts banner...what a good idea to starch them! Hope you are feeling much beter now Cindy!
    Helen x

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  9. Your hearts look really lovely! I never would have known you didn't follow some fancy pattern! :-) Hope you feel better soon.

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  10. Cindy, This weekend is a perfect one for sitting under a snowflake afghan. Snow and lots of it expected here in Ohio. Yesterday I received your package. Elegant! Inspiring! I can't wait to share your creations with others. The soap was so lovely to hold and and look at the little lavender specks. I have never seen soap like this! Thank you so much Cindy. My package will mail this next Friday. Such fun to swap with you! E

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  11. PS I am so happy to have looked across at your sidebar to see Cherry Heart. YEAH! It led me to a tutorial for for the African Flower which I have just purchased yarn to make my daughter an afghan. My lucky day! Elizabeth

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  12. Love your little hearts bunting Cindy - so pretty.
    Sorry to hear you have been sick.
    Margaret

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  14. I want to make a garland like this out of snowflakes to brighten the place up during winter. Yours is so pretty. <3

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