well they are up and about today! I have to water several times as they are babies and have to be coddled as such in this heat.
I got some things in the mail today too...Oh! How I love to get mail, not bills you understand but REAL mail like catalogs and magazines and presents that I've ordered for myself and by the time they come I've forgotten and it such a surprise! I love that! LOL!
This is flour which I'm pretty excited about! It's a lot of flour that will go in my freezer. There are 4 packages of each kind in those boxes from Bob's Red Mill. There is Quinoa, Oat, Barley and Flaxseed meal. This will last a year as I am making my "girls" dog treats with it. I have several recipes for their treats and they include such things as cheese, blueberries and apples. I found recipes on Martha Stewart which you can get yourself or I'll share as I make them and post on here. I was getting concerned about the treats I was giving them as there were recalls and some made in China and the good ones were so expensive that I decided to make my own and they would be better for it and it would cost me less. Another adventure in living! Stay tuned for this as they only have a few days left of their present treats so I had better get a "move on"!
I also got my Mary Jane's Farm magazine which I always love and read cover to cover and save for forever!
They have a special place in my glass bookcase with the rest of the "keepers".
And.....(drumroll please)..........I started one of my YOP's (year of projects)! I started my Granny Stripe crocheted table runner.
The yellow is an existing table runner I have and the red is the up and coming one. I know it doesn't look like much of a start but with the Granny Stripe....the beginning is the hardest! Your chain has to be a multiple of 3 or it won't work out. I wanted it to be about as wide as my yellow one above so I chained 69 stitches. Then the first row is single crochets and you have to end up with 69 or whatever multiple of three you chose for your size. The first time I got 70....not good, the second time I ended up with 73....REALLY not good....but the third time was charm and I got 66. Okay, so it wasn't 69 but it was a multiple of 3 so I'll take it! Once you get those first 2 rows done it is clear sailing and crochet heaven as it works up like a dream! Oh, and my son isn't coming the 8th...maybe the next week so I can skate a little on the housekeeping deadline. So, guess what I'm doing tonight? I'm going to crochet and watch The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie and maybe even Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman if I can stay up that late and I'll have some tea and peanut butter cookies and read my MJ magazine all from the comfort of my pj's and my feather bed! Pure delight!
I hope you had a delightful Thursday and tomorrow is Friday! My favorite day still even though I'm retired! LOL!