Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Beachy Mallard Afghan Finished

I finally finished the "Beachy Mallard" afghan. I called it this because that was the name of the colors of yarn. Again it is a crochet Granny rectangle afghan. I have kindof been obsessed with this pattern lately. The border of small granny rectangles came from an idea in a picture I saw on Pinterest (no pattern given). I then did five rows of single color border around the small rectangles.

After the last border row I crocheted a row of single crochet to finish it off. I really liked these colors.

I could not get high enough to get a full shot of the afghan but this picture shows the center pattern.

I think the border came out really neat. I also used Attic 24's crochet the squares together as you go.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dill Potatoes

Last night I made dill potatoes to go with some chicken. The potatoes came straight out of Joseph's garden. The dill was from Allison's garden. All I added was a smiggen of salt and a glop of butter. Super yummy.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

What's Next?

The Beachy Mallard work that is in progress has been set aside due to hot weather. I can't bear to have the heavy thing on my lap to finish off the strings. So what is this next little project?


Thursday, June 6, 2013

I'm Fine, Really

Thanks to Lene Andersen and Creaky Joints for this picture.
This is so true. Most people just don't get it.

Monday, June 3, 2013

More Progress



If a 71 year old rocker who has had alcohol and drug addiction can receive  a liver transplant,

Lou Reed
Then why can't a little 10 1/2 year old girl with Cystic Fibrosis receive a lung transplant?
Sarah Murnghan
Sarah and her friends
Now I am not trying to stir up trouble or be judgmental of anyone. I grew up in the 60's. I have chronic health issues. I am sure it is a hard call as to who is able to receive transplants. But...what the heck is going on here that a little girl who has her whole life ahead of her and is desperately ill is considered too young to be in line for a transplant. That is just a my opinion. As an adult I would want to be able to have a transplant if I needed one. But as a mom and a grandma I sure would want my kids or my grandkids (and all five of my grandkids are seven and under), to be able to receive a transplant if they needed it. Sarah has been waiting for 18 months for a transplant. Her doctors say she needs one immediately. Because she is so young they won't allow an adult lung even though it can be made to work for her. All adults are ahead of her on the list. Transplants and who receives them are a touchy subject because it involves life and death for all those involved.
I recently had decided not to post anything much on the blog except what relates to knitting and crocheting , but this little girl's situation is so heartbreaking. When I heard of someone, who I am sure is loved by his family, but has abused his life has received a life saving surgery it broke my heart for Sarah. What do we do?