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And God said “Blog”

Welcome to my first blog.

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To quote Bryan Adams, “Here I am – this is me.”

TA-DAAA!!!!

IMG_3673I’m Granny, this is my blog and I am so glad you stopped by for a visit!

It’s been said the hardest step of any journey is the first one.  Maybe not.  Maybe the hardest is the second one.  The first step gives you plenty of opportunity to turn around and run.  The hardest step is taking the second one and not turning around.

I’ve made it to the third step . . . Am I brave or what?!?

If you have ever contemplated starting a blog of your own you know what I am talking about.  And if you’re on the first step of your blogging journey  YAY YOU!! Continue reading “And God said “Blog””

Never Was it Clearer

Hello, friend.  It’s so good of you to come by.  Make yourself comfy and let’s visit awhile.

Once upon a time, a long time ago I was attending a clinic for vacation Bible school teachers.  Many Southern Baptist churches came together to discuss the curriculum and tricks and tips for working with primary ages.

One of the attendees was of advanced years and explained that she understood how little ones had trouble getting the scissors to go the right way because at her age she had trouble getting the scissors to go the right way any more

Once upon a time I was young and feisty.  That statement was funny to me.  But it’s always been in the back of my mind.

Now . . .

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Frog!

Hello, friend!  It’s so good of  you to stop by today.

I have been searching for a particular crochet pattern for quite a few weeks. I had my project in progress hand but I was missing the instructions.  I knew it was in an old issue of the now defunct Leisure Arts magazine but I couldn’t remember which one.

I used to have a subscription.

I have all my old issues.

So.

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What’s in Your Pocket?

Hello and welcome (again) to Granny’s apron pocket.  I hope your new year has gotten off to a good start.  It’s hard to believe it’s actually close to the middle of February.

No pictures this time.  I’m working on projects for my granddaughter and she reads this blog so that’s off limits.  

If you looked in my apron pocket the past several weeks you’d find knitting needles, crochet hooks, toy stuffing and an endless supply of yarn.  I was busy with a couple of craft fairs and it wasn’t a white Christmas but it was definitely a crocheted Christmas.

I was determined to learn how to knit this year.  Not just knit and purl stitches . . . I’ve been able to do that for simply years.  But to actually knit something start to finish with cast ons and bind offs and passed slip stitch overs and knit two togethers.

It started off well enough . . .

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Sewing Triangle

 

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Hey, friend!  Welcome!  It’s so nice to see you.

We had a special guest last night.  Bea had some business in town and Sis tagged along so she could spend some quality time with her grands.

My, how that girl did chatter.  She hadn’t seen us for a few weeks and she had to much to say.  She absolutely sparkled as she caught us up to date with what’s going on in her life.  I don’t think the child stopped smiling all night.

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YouTube Tutorialing

Hello, friend.  Welcome.  How is your Tuesday going?

Officially, it’s only a few days until the first day of fall.  But with high humidity and temps approaching the 90s it doesn’t matter what the calendar says, it’s too warm.

On the other hand, the leaves are turning.  And falling.  And the feeders in the backyard are showing a change in clientele.  The small birds have disappeared.

Indoors, I’ve been spending a lot of time with the lady who started it all.  MayMay is still making it and I am, too.

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Where Has September Gone?

Hello, friend.  Welcome.  I hope you had a nice weekend.

It has been a busy month with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.  Hot behind Hurricane Harvey came Irma.  We were very blessed suffering only the loss of a few small limbs and power for a few hours.  For us it was more of an inconvenience really.  As I said, we were very blessed.  Very.

The highest high was the release of my friend’s KariAnne’s book.  My preordered copy finally arrived.  I had the honor to read her book through her book launch group but it seemed to take for-ever for this precious little bundle to come winging it’s way from Amazon.

We have laughed together.  We have cried together.  We have shared joys, sorrows and the mundane.  I know the excitement and pride I feel when I see this

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and can only imagine what my friend is experiencing.  Frankly, I would be totally overwhelmed.

(If you’re wondering if it’s a good read and if you should buy it, yes and you should do that.)

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September Saturday

Hey, friend.  Welcome.  It’s so good to be able to chat with you.

I hope your weekend is off to a good start.  But it is a holiday weekend full of travel so please promise me you’ll be careful out there.

When did it get to be September already?  And since when has September been so high in humidity it takes your breath away and temps are in triple digits?  My bones don’t feel like autumn is near.  They feel like late summer and they’ve never felt that way before.

Normally, at this time of year, I’d be buried so deeply in work that I’d barely know night from day; rising well before dawn and returning home long after the sun had set.  Retirement has taken some getting used to.  And I’m getting used to liking this new schedule indeed! Continue reading “September Saturday”