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Sunday, March 24, 2013
I started following Mel's ripple-a long a couple of weeks ago as motivation to finish my ripple blanket I started a few months ago. I'm going to try to start posting it on Sunday's, instead of Monday's, because they are almost a full day ahead of us in Tasmania, Australia! So when she posts her ripple a long, I'm always a day late! If you look at her blog you will see she is starting a new hexy blanket and I love the colors she picked out.
One thing I am disappointed about with my ripple blanket, is I picked out the dark pink and the dark blue colors as the 'main' colors of my ripple, and I just noticed I've only used the dark pink three times. Geeeeesh! I should have used it way more.
The good news is, it's not too late for me to step up the pinks and blues, because I want this to cover the whole bed. I bought enough yarn to cover the whole bed. So I figure by the time I pull it up over the pillows or down on the end of the bed, the lack of dark pink won't show. So I have learned when doing random colors in a blanket, I need to spread it out more often on the bed. I love the random colors though. It's fun.
I'm 58. 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 21 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. 2016 and we are finally living on the main level of our new home. I've created "The House on Hilltop Farm" blog, so I can record the house building 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!)