Loss of my mojo.
I have been drifting for days.
I seemed to have no desire to do anything
except rummage through my patterns and
look around blog land.
I have pulled out plenty of ideas
but none seemed to catch my interest.
I tried about 3 different motifs.
All were cast aside.
Then I ran across Dutch Girl Diary
and found her blog right here.
Go meet Erin and read her delightful postings.
The thing that really caught my eye was
her tutorial on the Log Cabin Potholder
which can be found on her sidebar.
I was hooked.
This is my start to another colorful way
to use up that stash of yarns, the left overs
from various projects.
This is my kind of fun.
So I immediately grabbed my hook and
got started. I admit to tweaking Erin's pattern
just a tad. Instead of doing ch2 turn, I am
doing a ch3 turn, I know, no big deal really,
but I found the end ch3's were easier
when it came time to join at the end of a row.
Now on the flip side,
I will have these to deal with.
I am promising myself not to get too
far ahead of myself with tackling those
It will be great to be making a big dent
in all these yarns because I intend to
keep crocheting around and around till
there isn't much of this stuff left.
Who knows, maybe even a pillow or two is
in the future here.
With a log cabin design one usually keeps
all the light colors to one side and
all the darks on the other.
I don't plan to do any of that,
I'm just gonna go with the flow and
not follow any set rules.
I did keep with the tradition of a
red or yellow center.
That signifies the ♥ of the log cabin
which was usually the fireplace.
The warm color represents the fire
in the hearth.
Okay, so I am a happy camper now
and once again my hook is workin' it.
Before I sign off I want to show you
what my husband brought home from
the grocery store on Tuesday.
He went into town to get the gas cans
filled for the lawn mowers.
I told him how about stopping and
picking up some fruit. He did get a bag
of apples and some oranges. Bless his ♥,
he happened to pick up 3 loose peaches
and bagged them up.
When I first saw them I thought maybe
they were "freebies" and the store was
just trying to be rid of them.
Wrong, he said he paid over $1.70 for
I about crapped! Peaches are expensive
always, it is no matter that they grow them
locally around here, they are always costly.
Too costly to be selling this kind of rotten
produce. So I just couldn't let it go and I
called the store and told them what I
had cut into, and that I wanted our $ back.
Of course the manager had to be called to the
phone and I explained to her that I had
3 rotten peaches and that the person who
was in charge of their produce section
needed to go check out those peaches and
not sell them. I also told her that I was not
coming back into town that day to retrieve
less than $2 but I would come and get our
$ or 3 good peaches the next time I had to
make a trip into town. I mean it would defeat
the purpose if I had to burn gas for a round
trip to and from the store. I told her I took
pics of them as proof and would show her.
She was actually very nice about it and
told me to come in when I could and they
would make it right. I guess the squeaky
wheel does get the peach.
Those peaches are like gold.
It has been years since I bought any.
Four little slices from the first peach,
and they were kinda mushy.
You really have to watch what you buy,
that is for sure.
Other than that my day was peachy,
peachy keen with a skein of you know what!