Saturday, July 7, 2012

Beating the Heat

This post is linked up with Elaine at Sunny Simple Life

I recently showed you photos around our home in celebration of the 4th of July. 
One of those photos was a picture I called "Stripes" ... it was a picture of an afghan I'm working on crocheting. 

I didn't show the whole thing, because well, it's not finished. Here it is SANS STARS... and actually the 'field of blue' isn't finished either. (I ran out of the blue and have to get some more). 

It's going to be a gift for someone. The Honey has a sister we stay with periodically when he goes to the V.A. Hospital...down in Central Texas. She lives in Waco and has a beautiful guest bedroom decorated in RED, WHITE, AND BLUE... it is mainly a TEXAS THEME... I thought she'd like this and it will lay nicely on her bed in there. 

This last photo is of some stars I made one afternoon. I have them hanging off the shelf behind the wood burning stove. They are made of rag material, not thread.  They aren't  a true RED, WHITE, AND BLUE.... but I liked them; and my daughters and daughter in law  have both commented on them, saying they like them too! 

...AND THAT'S how I spend my afternoons once the A/C is turned on, and Bree (our little grand-daughter) and The Honey are napping.  We chill out after our swim... and I get to crocheting! 

How about you?  What are you doing to beat the heat this summer? 

The  grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23


Unknown said...

I am sure it will be grand. Thanks for sharing. I am visiting from Elaines and also posted a post. Mica from The Child's Paper

The Boston Lady said...

The afghan is a lovely idea for a gift Pat and it is turning out beautifully. Beat the heat? Is that possible? I just stay out of it as much as I can! Seems worse this summer. Ann

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That's going to be lovely!

It's so hot here it's hard to even go outside of a minute! I go out and water trying to keep everything alive since we've also had no rain and I'm drenched with sweat by the time I come back in!

We've be taking advantage of the time indoors to do some organizing/decluttering/re-arranging.

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Great way to unwind...I wish I could sister tried to teach me but I didnt quite get the hang of it. Maybe I'll try again someday :). Chat soon, laurel

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That is going to be a great afghan, Pat! What a wonderful gift!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great skill to be able to crochet something that gorgeous. I'm sure your friend will love it! What a great gift!


Linda said...

Such a lovely gift!

michele said...

your afghan is fantastic! bravo.

stop by if you have a moment as i just posted a giveaway:

smiles to you.


Chenille Cottage said...

Blessings my patriotic friend! I love your wonderful afghan with it's stripes and (soon to be) stars!
Thank you for sharing,
carolynn said...

I'm happy to be your newest follower, Pat:) Your afghan is beautiful!


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I'm new to crocheting and I love your afghan. I hope to be that good some day. Stopping by from Sunny Simple!