Sunday, May 14, 2017

YOP Week #47

Happy Mother's Day to all who mother in whatever way they can! It is Mother's Day here in the U.S but I know some of you celebrate a different date...no matter.....Mothers are great all over the world and deserve far more credit than they get and equal pay too!  I cannot let this day go by without giving credit to so many women in my life who have contributed to the person I am today......just the good parts.....the bad parts I take full responsibility for!  LOL!  They are all gone from this earth now and I miss them very much.....here are just a few.......
My Mother is the one with her arms crossed, my Aunt Bernice is in the middle and my Aunt Alice is on the right.  My grandmother and grandfather are in the left picture on the right side of it.  I never knew them as they had died by the time I was born.  My Aunt Edna is not in the picture but she was another great lady to have a big influence on me.  They were great women and I miss them all!
Now, (sniffle, sniffle), on to the YOP news of the day!
(Drum Roll)......my cursed Hermione's Everyday Socks are done!  Ta Da!!!!!!  I'll be entering them in Inside #23's Harry Potter KAL.  Does it matter that I have been working on them for 4 1/2 months?  I'll have to check the rules....maybe you have to start and  finish within the month.  Regardless, they are done and they do qualify for my Box of Socks.....only 11 more pair to go before 12/31! LOL!
 I am trying to be somewhat monogamous in my handwork now to try and get some finishes although with outside work now my time is limited.   I started back on my Hotel of Bees shawl..............it's terribly small but we shall see.........the project keeper is what I have done today
The little white arrow looking things are the bee's wings..............the next golden rows are the honeycomb........

and see those 2 little holes below?  Those are the bee's wings also and you can see the puff stitch below that is the bee's lower body.  The next row will be the top of the bee's body.  How she ever designed this shawl is beyond me!  What talent!
To top off my Mother's Day I finally got my lemon meringue pie made!  My Aunt Bernice used to make this for me every time I came for the summer as she knew it was my favorite.....I wish she could be here to share it with me........or you guys!
I hope you all had a great day and I wish you a great week ahead!
Happy Trails!





24 comments:

  1. Happy Mama's Day to you. Your pie looks delicious. Hooray for finished socks. They will make you smile each time you look at your feet. It's impressive at how much thought went into the details of that Honey Bee shawl design. You're doing a great job. It was fun to see your family photos. How precious they are.

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    1. Thank you, Stefanie! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

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  2. I'm so glad you explained the different parts (so far) of the Hotel of Bees shawl. It is very pretty. I'm mystified by how people design crochet and knit patterns. Congratulations on finishing the Hermione socks. They are beautiful! And your old photos are wonderful. You remind me that I intended to scan a picture of my grandmother and some handmade items she had made. I meant to make that part of today's post on Mother's Day. And I forgot. Oh well... I've got it ready now for when I next think it's a good idea to post it. Enjoy that pie, Sandra. It's looks so delicious. I love a baked meringue topping. My filling of choice would be chocolate. Oh, it's been a long time since I've had a chocolate meringue pie. Happy Mother's Day to you, friend.

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    1. Oh, I've never had a chocolate meringue pie.....I'll have to make that next time! Sounds yummy!

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  3. Like Becki I enjoyed the tour of the different parts of the Bees shawl. So intricate. Your pie looks delicious. I can't remember the last time I had lemon meringue pie - My mum's probably.
    Happy Mother's Day to you.

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    1. Yes, I fi nd this shawl patten fascinating simply for all the symbolism and the design and then of course, there's the book to go along with it...All The Light We Cannot See.

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  4. Wonderful family photos and memories. Your socks are so adorable! Great accomplishment!!! Your pie does look delicious. Happy Mothers Day!

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    1. Thank you, Miss Merry. I was inspired by your beautiful collage of your family!

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  5. Happy Mother's Day! I wish I could just drive over for a slice of that pie:)

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    1. Connie, you don't know how I wish you could too!

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  6. Happy Mother's Day, my dear. The socks are wonderful. So glad you stuck to it and finished them. I really like the shawl you're working on. But most of all......my mouth is watering for the lemon meringue pie.

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  7. Oh Happy Mother's Day to you too! I'm so glad you finally got your pie made. I would be there in a flash to share a piece with you if I could. It looks absolutely delicious. I also enjoyed your family photos. As you know, I've been looking through old family photos too and it warms my heart. Your socks turned out perfectly. Hurray for perseverance! That shawl has lot she of interesting parts to it and it's so pretty so far. Talk to you again soon.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. I hope you had a great Mother's Day and that you are healing! I love to see all your projects as that inspires me to 'get going' and finish some things! I saved a piece of pie for you! LOL!

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  8. Happy Mother's Day to you too! Those socks turned out very nice. And the pie? Yum!

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    1. Thank you, Kristina. I hope you had a great day also!

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  9. Happy Mother's Day to you my dear
    Family photos are so cute and the socks are so beautiful
    Pie is yum yum
    Big hugs and smiles x

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    1. Thank you, Cucki and big hugs and smiles back at you!

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  10. Your socks are the CUTEST! I know you're proud of them! And that pie? WOW...it came out too pretty to eat! haha! If I could still eat sweets I would make myself banana pudding! Hugs!

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    1. Trust me, it wasn't that pretty....I had no trouble eating it! LOL!

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  11. I love your family photos, and that certain moments in their life are captured for you to enjoy and remember them.
    Congrats on finishing the Hermione socks, now you can sit back and admire them and your perseverance.
    Love the bee project. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next on it.
    Mmmmm - lemon meringue pie, my favourite.

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  12. I love seeing your family photos - great memories and always missed.
    Your socks are beautiful, I'm glad you stuck at it and got them done. It has been a while since I had lemon meringue pie - my mum used to make a gorgeous one - I shall ask for one when we go back next time!

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  13. Happy belated mother's day! It wasn't mother's day in the UK (never quite understood the reasons for the different days...), but I enjoyed seeing your family photographs.

    The Hermione socks look great!

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  14. Hi Sam! :) LOOK AT THOSE SOCKS!!!!!!!! Congrats! They look so pretty!! And you made the pie finally, wasn't that from Easter?? :) Lovely photo of your mom and aunts. :)

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