Skip to main content

Monday Daybook ~ 3/23/09

Visit Peggy for more great daybook posts!

Today: March 23, 2009

Outside my window: it's grey and cool. We're expecting rain later today.

I am thinking: of my wonderful hubby. He went and rented the Twilight DVD on Friday at 12 MN because he knew how excited I was about seeing it. He's the best! We watched the movie and it was good; a great adaptation from the book.

I am thankful for: Maria! She blessed me with the Lovely Award earlier this month. Maria, thank you so much! I am truly honored. If you haven't been to visit Maria, I highly recommend it. She is on fire for the Lord!

From the Kitchen: Cabbage and Bacon soup and homemade bread.

I am reading: 

A Mending at the Edge by Jane Kirkpatrick.

I am creating: plans for our vegetable garden. This year I am going to try out this garden style. I found it at The Empty Nester's blog. I'm really excited about this!

Around the house: I need to straighten the kitchen, do laundry and put it away and finish re-arranging/organizing the boys' new play room.

One of my favorite things: the sound of rain falling onto our roof.

A few plans for the rest of the week: plan our Easter menu, develop a unit study for Earth Hour and family party for this Saturday night.

Popular posts from this blog

Easy Beginner Baby Blanket

I'm a bit behind on posting some of my crochet work. I made this blanket earlier this summer for a co-worker who was expecting their first child.  

I used Bernat Big Ball baby blanket yarn ~ Lilac Leaf for the blanket and Lilac for the edging. This yarn is so soft and easy to work with! 

I followed a pattern from Melanie Ham that I found on Y. Tube. This pattern is SO easy! I was able to make this blanket in about 2 -3 hours.  I added the scalloped edging to finish off the blanket.  

This is definitely going to be one of my "go to" baby blankets to make. It also is the perfect size for a lapghan!

Another Great PBS Show ~ Secrets of the Six Wives

So much has been written about Henry the VIII, his reign and his wives ... what could one more documentary share anything new?  
How about the King's reign from the perspective of his six wives! 

{From PBS}Historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives. Combining drama based on eye witness accounts, historical sources and Lucy’s own contemporary historical comment, Lucy moves seamlessly from the present to the past. In a world run by men where the king had ultimate power, each queen (as well as their ladies in waiting) found their own unique methods of exerting influence. For the first time, it is these women’s stories that Lucy wants to uncover, witness and explore, as well as offering her own take on Henry himself. 

{My Thoughts} 
The film production of this documentary is excellent. Lucy Worsley, the narrator has such a passion for history and it shines through.  Her modern day perspect…

Continuous Granny Square Blanket

Continuous Granny Square Blanket

I had a lot of fun creating this blanket and truth be told, it was so easy - just one large continuous granny square! I was pretty excited to see the colors blend so much better than I anticipated.
The yarn I used was Red Heart's Super Saver and I just picked out colors that I liked.  For the pattern, I loosely based this blanket on The Crochet Crowd's continuous granny square pattern but I wanted to use multiple colors so I adapted his pattern a bit. 

 Colorful Granny Square Blanket Pattern
Color 1 - 2 rows
Color 2 - 2 rows
Color 3 - 4 rows
Color 4 - 2 rows
Color 5 - 2 rows
Repeat the above pattern until you reach the size that you want for your blanket.  To finish it off, I did a row of single crochet for the border.