Monthly Archives: January 2012

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This is a great reminder that it is ok to take time for ourselves and to say “no” sometimes, it is good for us:) Thanks Toddler Interpreter!

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Mommy Stress isn’t a term you will hear until you become a stressed out Mommy yourself. Not enough credit is given to the workload of a Mommy, especially when there are small children involved. Quite often the contributor to a large proportion of Mommy Stress is the expectations that a Mother puts on herself; we are often our worst critic. It can almost feel like an impossible task to prepare meals, be the perfect Mother and partner, keep a clean house and meet all the social commitments on a daily basis. Contributing to the Mommy Stress is the feeling of lack of achievement. It doesn’t matter how well you changed diapers, kept up with the washing or entertained the little ones, there is the same amount of work to do the very next day, and still the same amount of Mommy Stress.

To combat Mommy Stress there are some…

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I love this pattern, I think I may take a break on all my baby hats and make this for me 🙂

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Chi-Town Crochet Cowl
by Kathy Kelly

Yarn: 1 skein Lamb’s Pride Worsted 190 yards
Size K 6.5 mm hook, or size to achieve a relaxed stitch and flexible fabric, gauge is not important.
darning needle
This pattern uses a multiple of 4 + 1 stitches.
Example is 30” long and 8” wide, joined with a single twist to make a moebius.

Stitch abbreviations U.S. Terminology used
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sp = space
sk st = skip stitch

Instructions
Make enough chains so that when the ends are joined it will easily fit over your head. Be sure the final number is a multiple of 4 + 1.  (I chained 81).
Note: When working dc rows do not work into 1st stitch directly underneath turning ch. Ch 3 turning chain counts as a dc throughout.

Row 1: dc in 4th…

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Say Very Sweet Things

These are the last two crocheted baskets I will be making for a while. I have moved on to something else using yarn instead of thread.

I made a square one and put a little flower and some color into the round one-

crochet basket

The square one took a little longer to make and I wasn’t too happy with the end results. I couldn’t find just the right molds for the square.

crocheted baskets

I was happy with the little flower on the cover and the added color to the body of the round basket-

square and round baskets crochet floral

Without the covers-

crochet baskets and covers

All in all, I had fun making these and haven’t decided if I want to post the pattern.

It was such a beautiful day today that I sat outside on the front stoop and crocheted.  I am working on a crocheted pillow.  Last night, I finally came up with a design after 5 attempt.  I…

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I am happy to have started this blog as a place for Mom’s to come and brighten each others day, share our trials and tribulations, recipes, craft ideas, health and wellness, and most importantly just have fun!