A Blog By Any Other Name

it's about crochet ..... it's about writing ....

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Location: California

Part of me is a wife and mom, part of me is a writer and poet and part of me is still a kid in jeans tooling around in my VW Beetle listening to Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, James Taylor ... and The Beatles ...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's a beautiful morning .....

I'm sitting here in Coast Mesa (about 60 miles from my home) in a really cute little room at the Marriott Hotel. My husband has treked off to band practice. He belongs to an all trombone group called Bones West and he'll be there about four hours. While he practices, I get to play on the computer. The group is performing at a mall nearby for their official welcoming of Santa Claus. Since he was going to have to come down for practice today and then back again on Sunday for the performance, we decided to make it a weekend away for just the two of us.

As much as I love the beautiful morning, it was supposed to rain. It's a California blue sky with just a hint of whispy, white clouds. We really need the rain, however, so the perfect day is a mixed blessing.

So, I have some time to myself with no leftover laundry because of the holiday or leftover dishes to be done because of the holiday. Not that some of those things might exist, I'm just 60 miles away.

Hope everyone has an equally relaxing weekend.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving !

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Over the river and through the woods ....

Thanksgiving is just days away.
Have you stocked the larder,
Planned the menu,
and retrieved the best linen from the back of the closet?

Me neither.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today is ...

Veterans Day

If you know a vet,
tell him or her "Thank you."

Only 43 days until ......

Week 9
Christmas Stocking Ornament

I wasn't going to do this one since
I'd just finished the pattern at
Suzie's Stuff ....
but ....
I promised myself I would actually do all twelve of the ornaments and ...
I would finish BEFORE Christmas.
it is a slightly different pattern ...
and ... it's cute.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Deja vu ....

While doing the Christmas Candy ornament,
I thought about my set of Peppermint People.
It seemed logical to make a Peppermint ornament.

12 weeks of Christmas progressing nicely ....

Week 8
Christmas Candy

This one takes a very small amount of yarn.
So, far I've hardly made a dent in my Christmas stash.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Just a note ....

Geo-Cities is closed as of October 26. They said I could just transfer to the new ... whatever. Not exactly true. I am working on updating my site, but it may take a while.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

On a roll ....

Been enjoying doing ornaments so much
I've pulled out a pattern from my "to do" list.

This one is by Suzetta Williams.
If you haven't been there,
take a look at her site.



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