>Not to be out done

>So my middle daughter (9 yrs old) decided that she was not going to be outdone by her big sister (11 yrs old) and had to start working with tiny thread from a cone too. So I started a square for her showed her the stitches and the transitions from round to round and she was off and stitching too. She has a little bit thicker thread than her sister not much and one hook size larger but that is only because I know she has a tighter tension than her sister.

After working with it for a little bit she decided it was easy too. She has caught up to her big sisters square I think she may even be a few rows past her. We only have one cone of the blue thread but I think it will still make a pretty large afghan if she uses it all.

oldest daughtersmiddle daughters

>the start of something that may never end


is that a big ball or a camera trick

So we went thrift shopping a few days ago and found 6 balls (cones) of red thread size 20/2. Is it a camera trick or is that really a massive cone of thread. Yep it is massive no camera tricks well not many any way.

it is a big ball

My oldest daughter wanted something to do so I started a small granny square and told her to continue with it till the thread ran out. No small task as like I said there are six of these (wonder if I will get an afghan or a doily out of this endeavor). I just love thrift shopping so cheep and you can find real fibers like cotton, silk, wool and so on.

thread size and content

So she should have great tension by the time this is done. If you look at the photos closely you will see a tiny red line on the afghan or a tiny red thread around my daughters finger yep that is how tiny this thread is.

just starting long way to go

This will take a while but it will be a nice test of her patients.

thread and hook size

thread size 20/2 hook size USA 13 aka 0.7 mm

>the last…or is it


for a woman who lost her baby that morning

These are the last photos of floral work stuff in my camera. If you look at the clock you can see it it almost 11 pm. Yep photos taking during mother’s day week. Part of the reason for leaving hard to be a mom to little kids and be a florist when you have hours like that. If you notice most all are smiling we did have fun together beware of a bunch of woman with almost no sleep for days late at night we all act a little silly. All the people in the photo I think are great and I have agreed to cover shifts as needed. So there might be little spurts of floral work every now and again but not often.

close up of funeral
What a mess!
late night floral work
late night floral work
what a mess
flowers everywhere
Bottom two photos are the next day as you can tell from the light coming in the back door.

>Scrap crochet anyone


3 project  in 1 photo

So this is a photo I forgot was in my camera from May 5, 2009. As you can see I was looking and working on three different thread afghans at the time. All of these are afghans that are using up some of the scrapes from vintage thread projects. So yep most of these afghans will be boil-fast ( ie old version of colorfast). I just like the term boil-fast better.

>Science class?



My oldest daughter had a science project this year where we had to take photos of things in nature Ie.. bugs, plants, and animals. It was ok if mom took the photos as long as she was standing next to me. So I took this time to explain a little about photography to her and how differnt angles and such change a photos feel after a little discussion she took some photos too. We had fun with this we had to figure out their names too not just turn in photos. Some have been posted on this blog in the past so I will only show a few of the new photos. There are way more than this that was turned in over 20 photos. But these are some of the best the clocks we didn’t turn in as she only needed 15 and turned in too many as it was but it is a nice photo all the same.

weed3 snailsback yard weedlady bugclocks

>Shark Reef


jelly fish

While visiting my sister in Nevada we went to Shark Reef I guess I have never taken pictures in the dark before need to work on learning more about apertures. Got a few good photos and a ton of bad ones. I really liked the Jelly fish the display of them they glowed bright pink real hard to get in a photo for me.

jelly fish
saw fish shark

These photos are from my pentax camera I have a few on my razr phone as well I will get them off later and see if any of them came out good I think I almost took better photos with my razr camera instead of my real camera we will see.

>Yoyo Afghan Continued


all squares up to this point

I am working on my yoyo afghan again after putting it off for a while. I spent the weekend at my sister’s house in Nevada. Got a few squares completed and another one started. It needs 40 total squares to cover my king-size bed. So, I still have a ways to go. This is being made out of size 10 and knit cro sheen. Most of the threads are vintage threads; I have purchased a few new greens to give me a little more variety in the green, and the black I bought about 5 years back from a discontinued line of thread. That is how it goes — a lot of old, a little new, and a nice variety of colors for me.

size of yoyo's

Shades of orange and peach. See the dime in the second orange block photo, this gives you an idea of the size of the crochet yoyos.


Shades of yellows and ochers. A few variegated thread and a few with metallic thread.


Lavenders and purples. Every other row is variegated thread.


Dark, medium and light pink with a few variegated and metallic threads tossed in, too.

pastel aqua purple green

This block is mainly meant to be pastels. It is Aqua, pale greens, light lavenders, and two variegated threads thrown in for fun.

new block started

The first green block is started; every other row will be a real pale green with a few other greens tossed in and a few variegated, too.

>3 new aprons


pin tuck waisted apron
Pin-tuck apron

Aqua apron
Aqua apron

ruffle 1/2 apron
Ruffle apron

Here are some of the newest aprons in my home I really like these they are so bright and cheery.

>just like daughter



I had a doctor visit that I scheduled 6 months ago with a specialist. My daughter wanted me to take photos because after the appointment I was told I had to have an MRI. Since she had one, she wanted to see that Mae (mom) actually was going to have one, too. So the technicians were kind and took a few photos for her to see. Should I be concerned that I had to explain the camera about 5 times and they couldn’t figure it out very well and they couldn’t figure out how to turn it on (the words on/off are printed on the camera)? They also got blurry photos. These are the guys who are supposed to take good photos of the inside of me… should I be concerned here ;o)?
For those who are curious, I have stopped being a florist. I need to focus on me and my kids and husband right now. That is why I haven’t blogged much; lots of stuff happening, as evident by these photos. Not going to go into all the details, but prayers are nice. I am hoping that this will also give me a little more time to get back to making things with my hands. I’ve missed it so much lately. I hope I will be able to produce more and post on here and go back to helping other people learn to do things with their hands. Not that floral work was not rewarding, it is just not the same. So you probably won’t see too many more floral arrangements on this blog except for whatever is stuck in my camera right now that I haven’t had time to post yet.

This just in for fun, I have a real cool sister-in-law, Becca, who takes real lovely photos. Check out her blog “Bliss” and please leave some nice feed back, and tell her Wendy sent ya.

>Dress Form

>I have been asked where did I get my patterned dress form (the one in the right of the below photo). It was from PBTeen. They are sold out of the one I have, but they do have other styles like it. I was lucky; they had a two-day sale once, so I got mine for less than 99.00 dollars. I think they are about twice that, normally.

front color one

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