For instance, when I was making the 2 cakes for my church's homeschool graduation service in May, which included my youngest daughter, Micaela. 8 hours on my feet, then in the @#$%!#! trash they went, and off to Albertsons I went where I purchased ... for less than I had spent on the trashed cakes ... 3 lovely and delicious cakes that everyone just couldn't get enough of. That was absolutely blog-worthy. I may have come off a teensy bit pissed and whiny though, so maybe it's better that I didn't blog it. Looking through my phone, I don't see that I took any pictures of my delicatessin disaster, either, which is probably also for the best. I used to make wonderful cakes, even some very nice wedding cakes.
Which reminds me, my parents' 50th anniversary was back in March of this year. I made those cakes, and they were amazing! Tasted good, anyway. And I did take pictures of that!
My niece, Jessica, got married several years back. My mother was making her a quilt for her wedding. Approximately 3 years later, and a whole lot of junk along the way, such as my dad's massive heart attack and susbequent 4-vessel bypass, my oldest daughter's (Dara) journey of pain and medical testing until she was diagnosed the week before her 19th birthday with severe fibromyalgia, then just a week later Mom having severe reactions with a routine gallbladder surgery leading the family to find out about the disease she had been diagnosed with 5 years before, 6 weeks later my 17 year-old daughter (Micaela) getting hit by an 18-wheeler and impossibly surviving ..... approximately 3 years after she got married Jessica's quilt was finished. Or I should say, Mom was finished with her part. Then I took it, and where Mom had done her hand-stitched applique around all 4 sides of the quilt, I did some top-stitch embroidery, outlining all that applique. It was beautiful. It was brutal. The quilting had already been done, and the quilter had used some tight stitches of her own with some clear, plastic thread or something. I don't know, Mom's the quilter in the family. But when I got it, it was technically finished and ready to go. It was rather difficult to pass the needle through,without poking it through the backside. I bled. I callused. I cried. And about 6 months later I finished. And then I really cried (with thankfulness).
My oldest daughter, Dara, has a lifelong friend who married young, has a little daughter, and they just bought their first house. As soon as I saw on FaceBook that they were buying, I started crocheting her a lovely afghan throw. Really it was just an excuse to try out Stylecraft DK, but it certainly turned out wonderful! And really, aren't they all just excuses to play with yarn? I actually haven't delivered it yet, but this weekend I'll be getting a gift bag and some tissue paper and delivering it to her, I think it's time now. They'll be moving in within the next couple of weeks I think.
In the quest to clean out some stash, I made myself an afghan throw. I luuuurrrrrrve it!!!!! This is me! I should have made it twice as big as I did. I still could I suppose, but now I'm on to other things. Still, sometimes I'm a bit tempted to pick the dog hair out of it, wrap it up nice and tight, then go back to it and make it bigger later. It would probably look better in here if it were actually cool outside, not Louisiana summertime.
Oh, I musn't forget my basket! I love my basket! I am using it to hold the yarn for my next big project, a cabled afghan for my nephew, who is getting married this September. and I have found an excuse to make more of these, and even bought more yarn to accomplish that .. a girl in our church is preggers and NEEDS a cute little crocheted basket to carry little things like burp cloths, baby powder, wipees, etc. in. In fact, her mom and mother-in-law surely need a matching basket to keep at their homes for the same thing. Anyway, here's the one I made myself, I haven't started the pink/gray/white ones yet.
And that's my "throw back Thursday". Throwing up a bunch of stuff I could have blogged about before, but instead procrastinated and tried to put it all in one blog as though anyone will ever get to the bottom of this one.
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