Monthly Archives: June 2012

it’s a rainbow!

Started this afghan right after I had some surgery, 5 weeks ago.  It’s made of sock yarn, 4 strands held together at once, double crochet in a ripple pattern.  I can’t knit socks any more, the arthritis in my hands is just too bad.  So, instead I have a lovely afghan.  I had a lot more red in the stash than anything else.  i had to dye some green, because I only had one ball of green. lemon aide out of lemons and full speed ahead!


Pine Cone Quilt


A night photo, but you get the idea.  I am finding these very fun to make, one block at a time.  And, I am using up mu 5 inch squares, which is nice.  The directions I’m using are here. Even though they all have 5 rows, the circles are not coming out the same size, which is fine with me.  I think it will all work.

Abraham Lincoln said it, so it must be true…

In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it. I am anxious to afford some alleviation of your present distress. Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You can not now realize that you will ever feel better. Is not this so? And yet it is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which is certainly true, will make you some less miserable now. I have had experience enough to know what I say; and you need only to believe it, to feel better at once.


Crawling out from under the metric tonne that is depression.  Slowly, slowly, a little better each day.  Peace to all.