So last week a friend called and asked what I was doing today. Painting Coral Belle's floor.
She popped by as she was out running errands and we were discussing the paneling wall. She gave me several options, and she does a lot of this kind of work, and she finally said, "I could dry brush that for you and it wouldn't take me long at all."
So she did!
Then we both started in on the floor. I decided to use the same paint/stain that we used on our porches since we had some left. Of course, we didn't have enough left....
So after a trip to town for more stain/paint and a latte', we came back and finished the floor. I didn't think I was going to like it at first,
I've been trying to share this for a couple of days now. I've had two 11 year olds living with us in our basement room while they are on fall break. The "year around school system" is hard for parents when they both work. I've also had a lot of other things going on, including a tooth ache! I go to an endodontist today. I think that's the correct way to spell it. I've never even heard that term before...but I hope it's nothing serious. Ugh.
So, this poncho...... I love it. But I have to tell you....I started over THREE TIMES! I kept crocheting too long of a chain. The beginning chain measured OK, but when I'd get a few rows crocheted, it would be too long. I'd rip it out and start again. I don't know if it was the yarn or maybe just make it a bit smaller than the pattern calls. The pattern is free on ravelry and it's called the Customizable Poncho Pattern.
I used chunky yarn, but I think there are a lot of different yarns you could use. And it's a very simple pattern.
You can work on it and watch TV at the same time! You just chain the first row, of course, half double the second row, then double crochet from that point on until you make a big rectangle. It would be simple to change the pattern to a knit poncho too.
You also need to let your precious pet enjoy the poncho with you because, well, they are just too cute to say no to!
I really like the poncho. I do not like this picture of me....
but LOVE the poncho and the pattern. I might have made it a bit too long, but I still like it. The original pattern calls for buttons, and I had some on this, but I didn't like them. I thought about maybe a big crocheted flower, or just leaving it as is.
Now I'm working on some WIP's that I discovered while cleaning out the craft room.
In the last few years, when we go to Brown County we like to buy something as a memento from our little trip. Something artsy. This year, it wasn't a hand-made item, but something My Shug has wanted for a couple of years, and we don't see them very often.
Not the best picture, but meet George! The store proprietor told us that was his name. He also said he is going to order another one as he will miss him!
I'm 56. A wife, a beekeeper, a gardener, and a crafter. I like to read; novels and old cookbooks with history in them are my favorites. I've been married for 19 years to a loving, hard-working man, who makes me laugh. We have a little dog that was found dumped in a park, and given to us. He is a boy, but has a girl name. Sorry Dixie. (could be uni-sex I suppose)
We have decided to take a journey together and build a new home on some land we purchased a few years ago. We are building the home ourselves. And we are currently living in 500 square feet in one room in the basement of this house we are building. I've created "The House on Hilltop Farm" blog, so I can record the journey. The Bee Lady from Hilltop Farm is about everything else going on in my life.
Nice to meet you.
So, I showed my niece my new (old) camper and she said, "I love the name coral belle. Coral reminds me of the ocean and the color of the camper reminds me of the color of the water in the ocean." (Out of the mouths of babes!)