Wednesday, January 5, 2005

No "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" Today

As I sat here this morning with my first cup of coffee in hand, I gave Sheila's journal a visit ("Just Another Hooker") and couldn't help but laugh. Today she's professing that she's a "Hooker" and inquires if there's a cure for our addiction. Ummmm. No, Sheila, there is no known cure and if anyone wants to start a fund for (research) finding one, we'll all just jump on them and tie 'em up with crocheted lassos.

So speaking of this jubilee addiction, I received my latest issue of Quick & Easy Crochet and quickly flipped through it. I wasn't really giving it all the attention as I could/should have as I was preoccupied with other thoughts. But once I hit the last page ... OK, I'll wait while you run & get your January/February 2005 issue so you can see what I'm talking about ...

           la la la la ....
                      la te da da ....
                              hum de de deletta ...  (I never claimed that I COULD sing)

Oh good, you're back. OK. Turn to the very last page (the page on the right hand side) and look in the upper left corner of the page. See the winners that they're announcing? That "Red, White, and Blue" afghan was done by one of my Chapter members .... That's it pictured to the left; unassembled. She initially came up with the design for our very first Charity drive. I loved the design so much that I told her to submit it and she did. And she won!! I know I already mentioned this just a short while ago, but to see the image printed in a magazine .... well, I was giddy. I know she'll be tickled when she sees it too.

I also want to mention that another member of our Chapter won Honorable Mention ... Oh, I'm like a kid set loose in a candy store, or more like a crochet-aholic set loose in a yarn shop! Yee-hawl!! (sorry, I just had to do one of those "Howard Dean's") Congratulations ladies!!

As for today, I'll be calling my kids school and letting them know I'll be keeping them home today.  This also means I'll be missing the "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" session we have at our local book store once a month.  We live in the boonies high-a-top of the hill where the deer and the antelope like to play. (OK, so I've never seen an antelope in the neighborhood but we do have brown bear sightings. Does that count?) Anyway, my point is that a huge storm is coming in with rain, sleet & snow and the weatherman said it wouldn't start until this afternoon. Hmmm. Maybe he should do his weather reports from my yard ... thankfully I'm prepared for the long haul. I have coffee, I have yarn. And I'll have my kids safely at home too.

4 comments:

ksgal3133 said...

Congrats to those ladies :) That flag is beautiful!
Sorry that your getting really bad weather, stay safe and warm!
I can now single crochet so I'm off to try my hand at the double crochet stitch Ü

Gretchen
http://livinginsavannah.blogspot.com/

shooser1 said...

Awwww, well, I guess I really don't want to cure my addiction anyhow!  In fact, I added to it this morning, but that's an entry for later!  Book should arrive tomorrow or Friday.  I'M SO EXCITED!!!!  Take care!!!  Sheila

astaryth said...

Hmmm... Now I have a reason to go out and buy Quick & Easy Crochet this month... <putting on whiney voice> "But G.... I HAVE to have it cause some of Dee's students have stuff in it.....!" <turning off whiney voice> Yep, whatever works <eg> Although, that's all I need, more patterns I want to do <sigh>
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

alfalmun said...

Hi this is my first visit to your site.  I really enjoyed reading your comments and all the information.  The red, white and blue afghan that your Chapter member designed is really neat.  Love it.  I will be back to visit your site again.  Essie from Australia