Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Claudia Scarf 3&4, Cookout, Rose

Another Christmas present finished, Claudia Scarf #3, for my sil Panee. This one was done in Lion Brand Heartland Tweed medium 4 weight, color number 389 Isle Royale Tweed. A total of 3 skeins was used. I used a Boye size G crochet hook.

Now I will tell on myself, I screwed up. If you have been reading my last posts about this scarf I told you it was worked in 2 sections, the right and then the left side (after the yarn is reattached at the base starting chain)........well, this old gal was just crocheting away and moving right along.

Yeah, I was doing my usual, watching a little tv, minding my own business, I was just about to join the 3rd skein and knew I was on the home stretch.....I was thinking about the next one I was going to make.....


next thing I knew I realized something, the light bulb above my head came on and my hook came to a halt.

I never stopped to join the 2nd skein to make the opposite side of the scarf! Now you may think, "well what is the big deal?" It kinda is a big deal cause every row when completed kinda leaves a nice little scalloped edge. If you keep going and don't do the other side you will have a flat edge where the starting chain is. There was no way, absolutely no way I was ripping out a whole skein of yarn, so I kept on going, finished up the 3rd skein and then I hand stitched the ends together and made that scarf into a actually turned out pretty good. No one would have known had I not told them, but you guys know because the Claudia Scarf Pattern is a scarf not a cowl, ha, ha, ha! I did the 4th one that way too, only I did it deliberately.

This one is the 4th and for my sil Faith. Once again I used Lion Brand Heartland Yarn. This one has only 2-5 ounce skeins of medium 4 weight, color 109 Olympic. I used the size G hook. I won't bore you with any more chatter about it but I will show pics on some ways it can be worn. They are so much fun to make and wear.

 I guess I have pretty much finished up with my scarf making for now. I won't be making any more unless I get an order for another. Now I can mark off my Christmas list the ones I made for the 3 sils.

On Monday I mowed grass. I usually mow on Fridays so that the yard looks nice for the weekend and it also frees up the weekend from the bulk of the yard work. I try very hard not to work on Sundays. It is my day of rest. Anyways, on Monday as I was running around using the push mower to trim, sweating my butt off, literally, it was around 90 degrees and humid, I spy something kinda red up near the chain link fence gate on the side of the house.

My poor scraggly climbing rose bush that I trimmed back 2 weeks ago, that hasn't had a bloom all spring or summer, had this one red rose. It looked kinda pathetic but it nearly brought me to tears because the past few days had been kind rough, missing my guy. I know it isn't a deep red, but any gal that ever received a rose from a guy knows what the meaning of a single red rose stands for. So there I stood, thinking how beautiful that silly rose was and wondering if someone was trying to tell me 'I Love You". Maybe God was sending me a message from my guy, I don't know, maybe. Who else makes the rose, only God. I did go get my camera.

Last Friday my youngest daughter Meghan called and invited me to her Saturday evening cookout. I have to admit Meghan is not Martha Stewart when it comes to entertaining (forgive me Meghan). The fact alone that she calls me the day before to let me know she is planning something speaks volumes, but I have to admit that she is getting better at dealing with the preparations than what she use to be. I use to say that Meghan goes out jogging, comes home and throws some nuts in a bowl and 10 minutes later people arrive and she calls that "a party", lol.

I will also say that she is like me in one aspect, she tries to do everything single-highhandedly and that is how I have always preferred to do things. Years ago I did 2 graduation parties by myself, only I started planning 2 months in advance. I know we had at least 80 people at our home for the first one which we had a hog roast. I started serving the food at 2pm and never sat down to eat anything myself till 7pm that evening. It started at 6am when the man came to roast the hog, he finished at 2pm when the guests arrived and it lasted till 5am the next morning. I was never so ready to be rid of people in my entire life, heavens! they just didn't know when to go home, lol.

I'm not going to explain who all these folks are in some of the pictures. The pic below is my oldest and her family. The rest are Meghan's friends and several had children and it was near impossible for any to sit or stand still long enough for me to get a picture. I am not the greatest at taking pictures.

Above is my sil Chris watching the kids swing from the climbing rope. The gal in the pic is Meghan's friend Mary. She works at a photography studio. She has taken wedding pictures for my daughter. I should have given her my camera, I'm sure she could have done a better job with it.

Meghan's friends Mary and Tiffany. Both brought their children.

Sheryl and her husband Bob. She is a real estate appraiser and does a lot of charity work. They own  properties on Lake Erie and rent them for the seasonal tourists. He spends a lot of time keeping their properties in working order. They are the nicest people.

 This was great, Meghan had strung her lights above the patio area, but half of them went out. We all agreed it was probably because moisture had gotten in where the strings hook together. Electrical tape! Need I say more.

And below, Meghan with our little guy. She and her friends Mary and Tiffany did the Warrior Dash 2 years in a row. They are all 35 years old and in pretty good shape. She can climb that rope. It creeps me out just thinking about it. I wish the pics were better. There was a few other people who I never even got a picture of. You know how it is when everyone is all over the place. I think everyone had a good time, and I will say the grilled hot dogs were pretty good and the fire was nice when they roasted the marshmallows and made smores.

And so, that is what is going on lately in my little corner of the world. I plan to set my crochet hook down for awhile and do something different. I'm still working on and off organizing my sewing room and can say I have gotten plenty done. I have been organizing patterns that I have down loaded over the years. There is nothing worse than having several hundred patterns all stacked up and then spending hours looking for a certain one. I found a solution for that and I will share it with you. Until then, have a good and safe week. God Bless You All. Keep the faith and thank you for stopping by to visit with me ♥


  1. Hi Susanne. Both cowls look so pretty - no one would ever guess that you changed them from a scarf. They're perfect. Your sil's will love them.
    I believe that that red rose is from your Roger - he still loves you. ♥
    The party looks like everyone is having a great time. Great pics. :)

  2. All your Claudia scarves look so pretty!! This is one of my favorite patterns. Might have to make a red one next after seeing yours. Have a great week!

  3. Hi Susanne, wow, you are such a fast crocheter! How nice to have your gifts finished! They look awesome and I know they'll be treasured. I think the rose was from your hubby. For sure.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. The scarves are beautiful! I am trying to get some gifts done too! The holidays will be here before you know it!
    I so enjoyed your comment on my more recent post!!!!

  5. Think the rose means a lot to you from god. Such a fabulous gathering with lovely family and food. You're wonderful once held the party of +80 guests!


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