Monday, September 5, 2011

It is my monday blog..better late than never..







It is 9:30 pm, and I am finally getting around to doing my Monday blog..Wow..the holiday really messed me up. I had my grandson over the weekend. He is ADHD, along with OCD. He takes meds for both. I used to be able to keep up, but now that he is older he is wanting to actually do stuff... We made brownies, he "helped" cook dinner, he went to doggy school with Buddy and I (that is a story on its own),. We latched hooked, he crocheted me a whole lot of chains and then we learned the slip stitch. We built a race car from a model, we played DS games. He helpedme dust, vacume, clean sinks. My dog is even worn out..and is already sleeping..We were up until midnight watching movies..and he was up before it was even light outside..and every light in my house was on. Along with all that he talks and talks and talks even more..Don't get me wrong..I love him dearly and am really happy he wants to come over. I know someday he will outgrow grandma and papa..and I will miss him dearly. I enjoy him and he makes me smile, but man can he wear this grandma out.. OK..we packed up some of the thread I found stashed away that I won't use..notice I said some...anyway this box has 9 balls of Aunt lydias #10 ecru I believe might be a natural or two, 2 different pinks of knit cro sheen, some more pink..don't know what it is..3 madera embroidery floss..not sure how or when I got this..I don't embroidery..1 ball of aunt lydias fast five.., and 3 ball of Aunt lydias cream color. I am going to give this away to someone who reads my blog..all you have to do is let me know you want it, be a follower, and you have to use it and not sell it..That is it..I am sorry but I have to limit this to US residents as postage will be a killer out of the states..sorry. Oh yeah and I have to have a way to get in touch with you..I will draw a name at random next Sunday night and post the winner on Monday the 12th? thought you might want to see my newest Scrubbie..A RED ROSE.. the only thing that I actually finished over the weekend. Have a great week you guys and remember if you want the thread...leave a comment.

22 comments:

Pradeepa said...

Oh my, what a busy weekend you had.

Mary said...

Vikki, you were one busy grandma! Those little ones have lots of energy and they do wear out us grandmas. It sounds like you had loads of fun though. Love that scrubbie, it looks too pretty to use. I will put my name in the drawing. Maybe I will get lucky. Love those pretty pinks. I was looking at the threads this weekend in Michael's and saw a darker shade of pink that they didn't have before. I was thinking I would like to have that color and it looks like that is the color in your picture. I am crocheting my afghan blocks together and I am not too happy with the way they look. I have thought about pulling it all back out. I don't know...I may finish and see what it looks like. HOpe you have a great day. I have to mow the yard today and it will be so nice with the cooler temps.

Debi Y. said...

I'm lovin' your rose scrubbie. So pretty. :)

I can't enter your giveaway because I don't use thread all that much, but I am going to mention it on my blog if you don't mind.

vikki said...

Thanks Deb..a mention would be great..

Erika's Crafts Corner said...

Love, love love your doilies. Found you through Debi Y. Glad I did. Also like the Rose scrubby. Will be checking back often from now on. Would also love to be entered in your drawing, also I don't think my doilies come out as pretty as yours.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing with us,

Stephanie said...

The scrubbie is really pretty! I'd like to be entered into your giveaway as I'm starting to get into using thread now. (usioma@gmail.com)

Have a great day!

Victoria said...

HI and thanks for your comment over at my blog. I've just been having a browse through yours and I am speechless at all the thread work you've produced! You only need to look at Buddy's ears to see how big he's going to get! My Grandad kept German Shephards, they are lovely dogs.

Gramma Rita said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. Read about you on Debi Y.'s blog. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful thread! I make a lot of doilies. :) Feel free to check out my crochet, etc. blog when you have a chance. :)

Karin said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway. I just found your blog via another one, and so now I follow your blog via google reader. I would love to win the thread.

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Vikki
so good to have you take a look at my blog.
Mr.Rabbit is soooo lovely and I think I shall give it to my daughter as a christmas gift, I know she loves my crochet bits and already has a tiny pair of shoes, a gnome and a cat so she will love Mr. Rabbit.
The book has some really nice things to crochet in it and before returning it to the Library I shall have to go on Amazon and buy it for myself.
Watch out for the finished thing coming shortly (I hope)

Briony
x

Mindy said...

Ooh! Busy lady! I'm tired just reading all about it.

I'd LOVE to use that thread! What a generous giveaway!

Hope you were able to rest last night. ;-)

justforthis917 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Lostinblue said...

Hi Vikki, thanks so much for coming to my blog. :)

I love that scrubby! Is it 100% cotton yarn or is it made of something else?

I'm starting to read some of your older posts and you do the most AMAZING doilies!!! I would love to have your talent!

:)

annemarie said...

I am new here and having so much fun. Love your crochet!

Cro-Shay-Inator said...

Nice scrubbie. And thanks for the giveaway.

Neiko12@gmail.com

Sherri said...

im a threadie and im a follower thanks for the chance

Faith said...

hello neighbor, returning your call...thanks for stopping over..I can relate....my oldes ADHD...they are a challenge in every way....you are a super grandmother...and it sounds like fun fun fun you had...now your tired tired tired...but it is the best kind no? cool giveaway.....and your scrubbie so pretty....wouldn't use it....to preety it would be decor scrubbie...hee hee.. baked bread today...and working on 1 more ph for the craft fair date not yet disclosed....crinoline almost done...so while I'm waiting for my boys in the p/u like...hook n thread and ph pattern to boot...

Faith said...

Vikki, who was your partner in the crochet potholder swap aroo...? I'm thinking it was Deb...I want to stop over and visit...and get permission to post the picture of her pt she sent to you...so I can post all of the entries...

Emily said...

I'm new to the world of crochet, and that's what lead me to your blog.. but it's funny the first post I read is about your grandson with ADHD and OCD. I work with children with autism, ADHD, OCD, ODD and others.. I LOVE my job and find it beyond rewarding because I always see progress, but I know first hand how exhausting it can be! I swear sometimes the kids are super heros who don't require sleep and have boundless amounts of energy. If only we could bottle some of it =). I'd love some free yarn to practice with, and yes, I live in the US. Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

moreofhim said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! I can think of lots of things I would love to make with that gorgeous thread. :)
Thank you for entering me in your giveaway. :)

Julie

Fran, said...

Wow... busy lady. Just checking you out. Don't need the threads. So you don't need to enter me in your drawing. So you don't want any of my little flowers I am giving away..LOL Love you
Mom

LLFrogs said...

I'd LOVE to try and win this. I just started blogging and found so many great crochet websites! I love your rose scrubber. Will be trying that one as well. I'm working on Christmas gifts.

Anonymous said...

Hello there, my name is Barbara and I alsxo am in Evansville on the the West side. I crochet everyday and this is my stress relief, lol I would love to hear from you.barbarad@aol.com