Sunday, August 31, 2008

After about 16 years

I finally decided to try doilies again. I haven't worked on a doily since my daughter's second Christmas. My Husband was out of work that year so I made doilies for everyone for Christmas. I had my second child about two months later and my time to crochet was cut down to a minimum. I actually didn't crochet again for several years. I actually joined a couple of crochet groups on yahoo that are pretty much for doilies. One of the groups, Crochet_Gatherings, turned me on to the book "99 Little Doilies" by Patricia Kristoffersen, published by Leisure Arts. (isbn: 1-57486-233-2) I started with doily #23 in Bernat Cool Crochet Rosewood and a size 0 hook. What do you think???

Friday, August 15, 2008

I have finally finished my dad's Blue LB Suede afghan. I will be giving it to him this weekend. I have spent the last two weeks trying to work on something, anything, and failing. My best friend, and the Accts payable person in my office was on vacation for two weeks. I, as the controller, got the privilege of filling in for her and doing my work too. So the last two weeks have been stressful and tiring. I actually went to bed at 9:00 two nights in a row. Now she's back so Saturday is my first day off since August 2nd. But... today was the first day of my payroll guy's vacation. (big sigh) but fortunately payroll is significantly easier than AP.

Anyway, on to the next wip on my list.