Thursday, July 2, 2015

Good afternoon...sorry I have been awol, but I had my 13 year old grandson for a couple of weeks.  I am not used to having any one around me everyday all day...you see I am a railroader's wife.  I don't usually have to cook and feed someone everyday.  You do have to feed 13 year old boys...ALOT!  I think they tell time by the meals they eat...I am not used to having someone around that gets bored..what is that..being bored?  I don't get bored..there is always something to do...so...we got out the card table pulled out the jigsaw puzzles..you know the big ones..1000 pieces ...he got bored..so my daughter who was down for a visit from Cleveland, help get the edges together..thinking it might help him stay motivated..well we thought wrong..the puzzle went no further...he asked me to teach him to crochet...ok..this is my wheel house..no problem right?  Ok first of all he is a lefty...but we got the chain down..and maybe a version of the single crochet stitch..then he thought he was ready to make doilies...he wanted to be able to do it all and when he realized that it was all a learning process..gave up on that....so being the grandma that I am thought a trip to the library and maybe a book or two to read....once we got there..he informed me that he didn't like to read...so he left without a book..me I left with 5.....He said he like to cook...ok...found out the only thing he likes to cook are desserts.....grandpa came home and finally...found something that he likes.....video games.....so grandpa and him rearranged my living room...putting the couch right in front of the tv...I let that go for awhile..until I realized I was living with not 1 but 2 couch potatoes....Yes..I pulled the plug..literally......pulled the plug...no tv..no gaming...until they did something..mow the lawn..grab a broom or dust rag..something.....Oh yeah..do you know 13 year olds talk alot?...well they make noise..I started shutting it out after awhile...I think everything that came into his head came out it mouth....oh well....made me think of my grandma...how I used to go over to her house alot...and I loved spending time with her...and did she go through what I just went through with me.....you know...if she did she never said a word...just gave me a rag and some windex and had me wash windows!!!  I hope that I showed my grandson love and that he felt love...I do love him and know that someday his life will get too busy to visit his grandma..so I say a prayer of thanks, and for God to take the reins everytime my grandkids come for visits....

But, I did get this finished up..I don't usually have to rip out because of mistakes...my count is usually right..but for some silly reason I was distracted and had to fix mistakes..It is finished and blocked....took alot more thread than what I thought..it is one of the patterns out of my japanese book ...see last post.....so I had to guess...took over 3 balls of DMC Cebelia...size 10.  It is 33 inches across....



 
Have a wonderful 4th of July.   

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5 comments:

Charlotte Huffman said...

Sorry for laughing at your trying to keep a 13 year old from being bored! My 13 year old grandson loves his 4-wheeler and video games. Love your doily. Are the Japanese patterns (charts) hard to follow? That's a dumb question cause it looks like you were able to follow without any problems. Have a great 4th of July.

Mindy said...

Oh, you have such a delightful description! I'm glad you're still giving thanks in all circumstances. =)

Marilyn Stevens said...

I thought I would roll off the chair laughing ! ! I don't have grandchildren but I had a niece & I had her every summer from grade K to grade 7. Talk about a chatterbox..... and oh yeah, she wanted to learn how to embroider ! ! NOT her forte' ! !
Love your doilies ! ! !

Gramma Rita said...

Thanks for the chuckle. In my case, it was my aunt who put up with me without saying a word, and I am so grateful for that. :) lol Your doily is gorgeous! Hmmm...I wonder why you had trouble with the stitch count?!! ;D

crochethuahua said...

I just love the lacy look of your doily.