Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Away from home vacation time...

I'm not quite sure how I can actually think it's okay to be away from home for 10 days now that things are starting to reach harvest stage in the garden, but... that's what I'm doing.

And I have plenty of take-along projects to keep me busy during my vacation...

The purse was first on my list over the weekend while at the farm with in-laws.  Originally, I planned to only use a black Red Heart Shimmer yarn, but shortly after arriving, MIL pulled out a bag of different yarns she wanted to give to me and the girls.  This fuzzy green Moda-Dea Tutu yarn was too stinkin' cute not to use!!!!  So, I doubled up the Shimmer and Tutu yarns for the purse (instead of the suggested bulky weight), and it is simply adorable!   Love it!  Now, to decide whether or not to line it :)

The girls took their choices of yarn from the bag, BUT I got total dibs on this light 3-ply weighted "peaches and cream" lot!  There are no labels;  MIL really doesn't remember where she had received it from either, but I figured it'd be perfect for a little baby afghan!

I pulled out the book of 500 crochet stitches and gave Cassie the task of narrowing my 50 selections down to ONE.  LOL.  She chose stitch #482;  such a cute and simple pattern!


So now, I am at my mom's house for the rest of the week.  My sister, Jen, came to visit with me and the girls as well, plus Gma invited the other two cousins (my brother's kiddos) for the week;  and we don't have a whole lot of much on the agenda other than relaxing, visiting, and letting the girls play with their cousins.

Well......I DO have one little task on the agenda for either today or tomorrow!  I finally stuck my two $50 Hancock Fabrics gift cards into my card wallet (from last summer!) and will most likely bust through (at least) one of them while bringing home some new yarn and/or fabric.  
Other than that...... just a lot of relaxing.  And crocheting :)

Happy Tuesday!

{{Oh yeah, I suppose I could share...}}
Yesterday was 38 for me.  I finally have the reached the stage where I have the energy of two 19 year olds!  LOL.  Just another day around these parts :)


6 comments:

Deb A said...

Happy Birthday, you young person you! Enjoy your vacation and have fun playing with the new yarn.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Happy Birthday! You finally caught up to me! I hope you really do feel like two 19 year olds, and not like me.....almost 40! Enjoy your visit, and have fun on your shopping spree!

Ray and Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday! Have fun shopping and relaxing - what a wonderful way to spend a vacation! ~Jeanne

InfinityQuilter & Knitter said...

Happy belated birthday Amy!!! Sounds like it was a good one. Happy crocheting! ;0)

Andee said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Glad you too are enjoying some vacation time! Purse is cute and I can't wait to see your gift card purchases!

Dee said...

Happy Birthday Amy! Vacationing sounds like a great way to spend it. Hope you find some great deals when you go shopping!