Saturday, July 7, 2012

It's Another Hot Dry Saturday

Happy Weekend everyone!!  Hope you are all staying cool in this heat.  We are hot and dry here in the US and over in the UK they are getting rain dumped on them by the barrel full.  Too bad we couldn't swap for a week or two. We did finally get a  little shower last night.  The kids were disappointed because we were on our way home from having dinner out  when it started and by the time we got home it had stopped.  We have a better chance tomorrow so maybe they can get out in it then.  It did cool things off a little and smelled wonderful.  Our high for today is only supposed to be 99F.  Last night it was 106 on the way home.  Then when we hit the rain it dropped to 76 but oh was it sticky humid.

Okay enough with the weather reports!!  This is what I have been up to this week.

This one is Pink and Purple.
It's funny.  The blue one in a little smaller than the pink one.  I used the same brand yarn and same hook, but the blue one turned out a little different.

The pattern is all finished and is being tested as we speak.  I want to get a few more of these made to get sent off to the Project Hope Organization so they can get them in the boxes.  

I am in the process of making a new pattern also.  I can only give you a little sneak peek though.  I would have it finished by had a bit of a sick day yesterday. 
I know you are thinking "What in the world it that thing going to be!".  Well if it all works out you will find out soon.  And just to let you know, it is actually laying on its side. :)

 I have received some of my goodies from the Santa Sack Swap.  
 Here is the sack it was all in .  I love the colors.  The top color looks black here but it is actually a lovely blue.
I must say it is going to be hard to wait to open all of these lovely packages until December.  She plans to send just a few more.  We hadn't agreed on how we would ship them but decided to send as many as we could together.  This will help cut down on shipping amounts.  

And here is what I shipped out to her.  I'm sure she has received hers also.
This is the stocking I made.  It is actually supposed to be used to hang on the door.  It is really big.  You can find the pattern for it here.  I had planned on doing it in the red that the pattern called for but when I got to Joann's to get the yarn they had this ocean blue and it was her favorite color so I couldn't resist.

Sorry couldn't get this one to flip.  I wrapped the stocking so it would be a surprise when she got it.  Then I sent her first two gifts also.  

Well I am off to take the kids swimming for a bit.  I finally get to go next week.  That has been one of the hard parts of having this surgery.  After swimming I hope to get the little pink thing finished.  Hope you are all having a great weekend!!  Don't forget to enter my Silk Scarf Giveaway and the Lace Pendant Giveaway.  Both of them are international.  Good Luck!!

I am also participating in this blog hop.  Go have a look at all of the other who are there.


  1. The little bear blankets are very cute. Love the stocking that you made for your swap - I'm sure your partner will love it too. :)

  2. too cute
    bear one is very nice ♥

  3. Such cute blankets!! Loved the stocking!!

  4. Hot here in SC! Love the bear blankets. Stay Cool!

  5. I love this blanket. I wish to have one for my baby. I’m sure my baby would love it, too. It’s so cool and unique. Please post more images that will suit for my baby. I love to see them. Thank you.

  6. Glad you got your packages....still thinking on what else to send!

  7. The blankets are beautiful!!! OOOoOhhhh exciting parcels :-)

  8. These are all so cute! I am totally pinning this. And thanks for participating in the blog hop and the linky party. I could not wait to see what you have in store for next week!

    thanks for sharing and have a fun weekend!


  9. Wow! Those are really adorable bear blankets and stockings. I've been searching for comfortable bear blankets ever since I saw this video.


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