For the past few years I haven't watched anything regularly on weekly TV. I do look forward to The Good Witch, and I was disappointed Hallmark moved it to June due to the When Calls the Heart Mess-up. I know WCTH is a great show, but I was always suspicious. I just don't watch things that I think are designed to make people cry. Bad enough, I cry on Raymond!
When I started to crochet again a few years ago for a hobby, I told myself I would just do Granny stitched afghans or scarves until I was good and tired of that. Last year I decided to branch out and try new ideas. This one is called the Fern Stitch done in Tea Cakes yarn, which I really enjoy. The colorway is Red Velvet Cake. I also did a little lap granny in the same colors, but the photo I took this dark, rainy morning has the green showing up as grey. It's a fun green color... I finished the afghan today and am almost done with the scarf. I have a shawl nearly done in spring multicolors and another in shades of purples and lavendars. I couldn't do any of the unusual stitches if I had not used YouTube. If anyone thinks they might like to pick up the crochet hook and begin or start over, I highly recommend their tutorials. I enjoy several full time. My favorites are Jayda InStitches, Bag-o-day Crochet, Fiber Spider, Marly Bird, and Fiber Flux.
I love to read recipe books... almost as if I were reading a novel or something. I recently came across this oldie but goodie... But imagine how sweet to find inside the research of my mother, complete with page numbers. They all sound good to me!
I have gradually been working in a little American color in preparation for Memorial Day. Mother's Day weekend is right upon us, and I think we have some fun ideas to keep the weekend happy and full of good memories and nice present moments, as well. If I'm asked, I will be happy to make some fruit and waffles for a little brunch for my son and me. Or... I could be persuaded to order out Chinese or something else... We shall see. Kiss your mamas... in person if you can or in your heart of hearts if that's no longer possible. Mothers will know.. They usually know all, see all, forgive all, and love without ceasing... And we usually do the same right back.
Whimsy and Hugs!