Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hello......It's me.....

Okay, I admit it, I love Adele! And her latest just seemed to fit.

How is everybody?? I sort of lost January and almost February but I'm here, alive and kicking. January was a really blah month and it passed by without me really noticing it. I'm not a happy camper when it's cold, wet, snowy, sleety and January and February have been all that and more.So I'll just skip on by January and move on to February, if you don't mind.

February has been a really full month both in celebrations and in medical issues, not me, thank goodness. My sister started the month having gall bladder surgery after having been sick for 2 months, She is doing much, much better although a little slow recuperating, February 4th saw us in Atlanta at Emory Hospital with my son having more surgery. This time, he was having plugs removed that had migrated from his leaky mitral valve in an earlier surgery. Luckily, they traveled south and ended up in his femoral artery in his groin area and in one of the iliac arteries in his stomach. The surgeon was able to remove both through a catherization procedure so he didn't have to have an incision in his stomach. He is recuperating very well and is back at home with his family and back at work.

The 13th of February was a big day for me. I turned 65!!! I'm officially a member of the old folks' club but I don't intend to act my age for a single moment. We have a slew of birthdays in February. Jellybean turn 3 (!) on February 9, Elijah (GA grandson) turned 4 on February 10, my daughter got a year older on the 12th, and then me. There's an uncle and a couple of cousins who also have birthdays in February.  And a big shout out to Gracie Saylor who also had a birthday in February.

I've been doing some crocheting but haven't been hugely productive. I'm trying to remedy that.

I made a baby blanket for a cousin who is expecting her first baby, a little girl, in March.  I used "Call the Midwife" pattern and fell in love with it. I also made a tiny hat.

I also made a pair of fingerless mitts for our postal carrier. She goes above and beyond lots of times for me and I just had to do something for her. She is the sweetest gal and she was so happy with the mitts.

Here is a teaser of the baby blanket I'm making for Lollypop. I can't show you everything because I'm not letting Abby see it until it's finished. I'm hoping that is soon. Boy, that's going to be a lot of ends to weave in.

And I have to show you my sweet, sweet hare who traveled all the way from France to come live with me. Meet Miss Rosehip. Stephanie at Millefeuilles made her especially for me. I adore her. She shares my office/craft room with me and keeps watch over all the yarn and cross stitch projects. 

I'm also working on a surprise for the grandkids for Easter but again, since Abby reads my blog, I can't show it to you yet. I'm enjoying it a great deal, I can tell you that. I'm famous for planning these things and then not quite getting them done for the specific time I want them. Keep your fingers crossed that this time I am able to do a better job.

I will close now. It's so good to be on here and talking to all of you. Stay warm or cool, whichever applies and have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs to you all,


  1. It's so good to see you've been missed! It sounds like you've been busy and happy birthday a little late my friend. 65 is a milestone. Dennis turned 60 in January and ended up in the hospital a few weeks later for the first time to get his gallbladder removed. (The hospitals must have a deal going on removing them. lol). I had a February bday too. Gracie, you, Taci and me. The February birthday bloggers. :-)

    Your projects are very mysterious. I look forward to the big reveal.

    1. So sorry to hear about Dennis' troubles but you might be right. Maybe the hospitals are in cahoots. Happy Birthday to you. Great people were born in February. We four are proof of that.

  2. SO happy you are doing well and that you had a wonderful birthday. So sorry about your sisters health issues, gla she is recuperating. Can't wait to see your Easter projects.

    1. I can't wait for everyone to see them. I am excited about the Easter surprise.

  3. Thanks for the Shout Out, Sharon :) So glad your family members who were feeling poorly, are better now! I bet that the lovely fingerless gloves you made will be so appreciated. A friend made me two pairs and I have been enjoying wearing them...practical and pretty. I look forward to seeing your mystery projects xx

  4. Happy belated birthday. Hope everyone's on the mend now, what a time you've had of it just lately. Love the baby blanket, what a gorgeous pattern and I love the colour you've chosen too.

  5. Dearest Sharon, Happy 65th Birthday!!Hope you have a fantastic year ahead filled with good health, laughter and crafty goodness. My son had his 23rd birthday on 19th February. Your craft assistant is very cute. So sweet of you to make those fingerless gloves. You have so many mysterious projects going on can't wait to see them. Time is slipping by very fast for me too and my blogging is suffering. But thankfully not my crocheting as I have OCD...haha. Have a lovely day. Hugs.

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  7. I'm very behind on reading my blogs! I'm excited to see Lollypop's blanket, but I can wait. No rush ;)

    Glad to see you posting again. I should probably get back on schedule with my blog, huh?