Thursday, July 23, 2015

Schultertuch / Dreieckstuch: The Behemoth Shawl

Here's the scoop:
Free Pattern: Schultertuch / Dreieckstuch

There is a link on the pattern's Ravelry page for an authorized English translation with chart.

I used almost all of three skeins of Noro Tayio Sport in colorway 11.  Size H hook.

There was a border I did not do.  It had points... and they just didn't look right with my scallops, so I just did a row of single crochet for my last row.

This is a very fast project and easy to memorize the four row repeat.

Of course, I'm smitten with the colors of Noro. 

And, I love the feel of this mostly cotton yarn. 
My Ravelry page:  here.

Because there can never be too many beautiful colors in the world...

blessings ~ tanna

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Maidenhair Fern, Sleepy Girl and Giant Shawl...

So, yesterday in the grocery store I couldn't resist this maidenhair fern.  I admire them EVERY time I see them... well, I succumbed.  Then, this morning I read Betsy's post (because she got one, too) about how persnickety they are.... and, I remember... having one before that didn't last any time at all!  Cross your fingers it hangs in here with me.  I welcome any words of wisdom.  {smile}

Our sleepy Little Miss B... Taking her time waking up.  Pure sweetness! 

I finished this behemoth shawl and I LOVE it!  I'll share the pattern details soon. 

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Lots of yard work been going on around here... cleaning... THAT kind of stuff! 

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
~ Beverly Sills

blessings ~ tanna

Friday, July 17, 2015

Glimpses of Sea Island, GA

I'm not sure I've ever been to a more beautiful place than Sea Island...

Developed in 1926... it still has an OLD feel even though the original buildings have long been replaced at the hotel...

There was beach walking... and relaxing...

Sight seeing...

And, a wonderful bicycle tour... The marsh on the west side of the island looked like something straight out of a Nicolas Sparks novel.

The beautiful old homes with giant moss laden oaks were a delight to see...

AND, there was cooking school at The Georgian Room, Georgia's only Five Star restaurant.  I've always wanted to cook in a BIG kitchen!  Ha!

Yep, we made these, with lots of help of course.  {smile}

Rest and relaxation at its finest...

Now, back to the real world... {sigh...}

"I have found that sitting in a place where you have never been before can be inspiring."
~ Dodie Smith

blessings ~ tanna

Sunday, July 12, 2015

R & R

My Beloved and I are off today for a couple of days of grown-up rest and relaxation... A mini-vacation in the midst of a busy summer...

With all of our recent company, my knitting and crochet production has been almost nil!  However, I did manage to continue adding to the stack of wash/dish cloths.  Such fun little quickies!  And, a shawl I'll share later.

I am not usually much on photo editing... but, I enjoyed playing with PicMonkey a little.  The trouble for me is that if a little is good... more is better.  Not.  Ha!  I tend to get carried away with any new toy.  Have you tried PicMonkey?  What do you think?

I'm packing one crochet project and one knitting project... =)  Much easier choices than my clothes! 

blessings ~ tanna

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Vacuum After The Whirlwind

The months of May and June were wild and wonderful whirlwinds of family time... You know if I have been missing for long periods there is SOMETHING going on.  =)

My brother and his wife extended their stay to cross over with the Little Men & Co.'s visit in June... and, oh, the fun we all had!!

This photo quality is pitiful... but, it was one of my favorite moments... all piled up in Noni and Pop Pop's bed at the end of a long day... they look angelic, don't they?  ;)

Yes, we had so. much. fun... Now, it is so. very. quiet. 

Almost two weeks have passed since everyone left for home... I'll admit to being exhausted and enjoying a bit of the quiet time... but, that soon wears off and I find myself sitting in "the sousins (cousins) room" amidst the books and toys... remembering the laughter and sweet hugs... and the hearing "Noni" a million times a day... And, I miss my small herd. 

It takes me awhile to get my wind back and ready to move on with life as it comes... I'm ready.

"Hold up to him (or her) his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out... People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts."
~ Eleanor H. Porter

blessings ~ tanna
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