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Last Tuesday Sean, my dad, MiL, her friend, Hannah’s kindergarten teacher and I went to Hannah’s graduation. It was a lovely ceremony. Of course Hannah’s best friends also graduated. Sadly I didn’t get a lot of pictures.

Hannah and Stephany

The young man below without the cap is Zach.

Hannah receiving her diploma.

Now and then… Hannah and Mrs. Bell (kindergarten teacher)


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We have been slowly changing things around the house. First we got a new dining room table. When we bought our house the dining room had beige carpet. We bought a lovey table stained in a dark color. After Hannah was born we had the wood floor put in. The new table really brightens the space.

In this space we had a desk for Hannah to do her homework. Since she is graduating next week we decided to replace it with something for us.

A wine bar!!

Lastly when we bought the house we got a wine/bakers rack for the kitchen. It’s nice but had started becoming a junk catcher. And since my kitchen is really small and we got the wine bar, we decided to get a wheeled kitchen island for that space hoping it will be more functional than the rack was.

So I moved our coffee pot to it freeing up the little counter space next to the stove for the instant pot.

Sean wants to have the cabinets re-done later this year. I’m debating it. We bought our house Memorial Day weekend 19 years ago so they could use it.

Until the next update…

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I’ve been hooking

Crocheting that is. This is my current scarf I’m working on. The yarns is so soft. I’m using a smaller hook than usual so I misjudged and it’s a little thinner in width then I planned but I’m loving it anyway.

Below is the best scarf I’ve crocheted so far and I also made a matching ear warmer.

And I finished an infinity scarf with a matching headband with a twist.

Until the next update which I promise won’t take so long…

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April IHSW

Since we had plans to visit my husband’s brother and his wife this weekend (more about that later in this post), I didn’t get to stitch very much. I have discovered that I can crochet while traveling in the car so I took that with me.

Projects before photos:

I finished the pink scarf so on the drive back then I started a new one using a triple crochet stitch. I’m thinking of finishing this one into an infinity scarf.

And I did get a bit of cross stitching in also.

We went went to the Penn State Blue and White game on Saturday with my BiL, SiL and some of her family. We tailgating before the game and 22 of us went out to dinner after. We were surprised that we didn’t have to wait on a table when we got there. I felt very out of place. I was the only one not wearing Penn State.

Keegan-Michael Key was an honorary coach. Sean and I love this guy. He is hilarious.

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I ran out of the purple yarn the other day before I actually finished the scarf. I picked some more up today but I’ve got to learn how to start joining it in first.

So I started using a pink yarn and made two more ear warmers.

Then after dinner I decided it was time to try learning the double crochet. The YouTube video I used showed a chain then the half double crochet then the double crochet. I stopped it there because she immediately went into the triple crochet stitch. I just kept practicing until I ended up finishing it into another ear warmer.

Then I started a scarf. It seems to be going very quickly.

Until the next update…

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First off, I have been stitching as well. I finished the September block of the Happily Ever After and started the October block.  It’s getting closer to being finished.  I am itching to start something new but I also want to go back to I Will and finish that project.

So I posted that I started a second ear warmer. As easy as the first one seemed to go the second for some reason didn’t go as well so I pulled it out and started a second scarf.  I thought it was going well but realized that as I was finishing it, it narrowed again.  It wasn’t as wonky as the first scarf but this really frustrated me.  I wasn’t sure what I was doing wrong.

Tuesday night I decided to spend some time on YouTube watching videos, searching for answers as to why this was happening.  Most of the videos I found were more about the scarf becoming wider not narrowing. But I found a few videos about the mistakes most self-taught crocheters make and on how to keep a straight edge, and I think this helped me to solve my issue and I really feel like I am finally truly getting the hang of this crochet thing. Time will only tell.

Until the next update….

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A matching ear warmer

Inspired by a fellow stitcher I looked up a video for a simple ear warmer to learn to crochet to match scarves. This was pretty easy and only took about a day.

I’ve already started a new one.

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