Sunday, May 5, 2013

The living is easy

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Suddenly, it is summer.  It seems to happen that way here.  We have unsettlingly late blasts of unrelenting cold, the occasional mid-April snowstorm, baseball games called due to sleet, and then before you can turn around, maybe later in the same week, it is 85 F and beautiful.  When that happens, I can’t bring myself to sit indoors.  I wash the quilts and hang them out on the clothesline, and then I find all kinds of reasons to sit on the patio and be lazy.  This granny square project has been a perfect companion to summer living, and I’ve spent the last several days with my basket beside my chair, hooking away happily in the sunshine.  One more square to go and it’ll be big enough for a blanket.  That’s exactly how much sitting around I’ve been doing.   There’s a quilt almost finished, but I just can’t be in the house. 

I tore myself away from all this decadence on Friday and went back to Buffalo, City of Dreams, where I managed to meet Peter Tork of the Monkees.  The lone picture of the great moment is trapped in my phone, and a good thing too, because I look a total lunatic.  Well, he’s lovely.  That is all.  The sun is shining, people!  I gotta get outdoors.  If it rains, there might be a quilt soon.  If it doesn’t, I’ll be as brown as a boot and there will be granny squares coming out my ears. 

24 comments:

  1. I am with you, I have been sitting outside all afternoon working on African flower hexagons and loving every sun shinny moment. Love your grannies.
    hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  2. Glad I'm not the only one - I've had a wonderful day in the garden and so what if the washing hasn't been put away, or the beds made, or...! Make squares while the sun shines! Jane x

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  3. That mix of colours is to die for. I like the way you always use different colours not the same palette all of the time. There is always something to tune in for! Jo x

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  4. Oooooh, those squares look lovely....hope the weather stays warm :0)
    Jacquie x

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  5. So lovely you're having such good weather and I don't blame you for making the most of it. That blanket will be beautiful when it's completed. How wonderful you met Peter Tork. The Monkees TV programme was my favourite when i was a little girl and I can remember crying my eyes out when the series had finished. I wanted my Dad to write to the BBC! xx

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  6. That blanket looks just gorgeous. Have just had a good browse of all the posts I have missed. Love the bag you made. So much eye candy - as always. xx

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  7. What a beautiful blanket! I'd love to see the picture. The Monkees was my first concert.

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  8. Ah, CNY. My Syracuse years are not necessarily missed, from the weather perspective. I would love to go to a Monkees concert.

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  9. Just finished a granny square blanket inspired by your ice blue one and now dammit, you have another one inspiring me! This could be a problem...

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  10. enjoy "granning" !!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  11. Yup, there is no doubt about it! I have SPRING FEVER...and so do you Kristen :-) I did not sit outside crocheting beautiful granny squares as you have, but I took the long way home from church, took some more pictures of Mt. Hood, then hiked around our ponds again and got more photos I will post soon. I have three little bunnies from Helen Philip's pattern cut out and hope to make progress on stitching them tonight. Wishing you a happy week! xx from Gracie

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  12. Hi There, I am really so happy your summer weather has arrived!!! Happy sunshine and granny squares!!! Everything else can wait!!!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  13. That is just so delicious ... Sunshine... Granny squares...more sunshine...more granny squares! Enjoy each second of it :) I just love spring and summer :)

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  14. Yes, sitting outdoors and enjoy sunny Spring, I love it too. I also love your granny squares, they look delicious:)

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  15. Hi Kristen, I do hope it rains a bit ... just so I can see your beautiful squares all put together! :)

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  16. I can't tell you how glad I am that we're getting some sunshine now! We spent the weekend walking and bike-riding, sitting outside on our terrace, eating outside..... Hope it lasts! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  17. We have had beautiful weather here too. I have been doing yard work though....that is a must do when Mother Nature cooperates. Looking forward to when that is done and I can sit back, relax and crochet under my pergola! ~Patti

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  18. Love the crotchet - its going to be lovely. Peter Tork!! Wow. The Monkees were such a part of my youth ... it was really sad when Davy died!

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  19. Hahaha you make me laugh. Your grannies look great, hopefully a little rain will come (for the flowers of course) and you get to sewing the squares together for a big Tah-Dah!

    Have a great week!

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  20. So lovely colors of your new granny squares! And yes... unfortunately, we have rainy days at our country, but I hope the sunny weather will come soon :) Jolana

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  21. Ah springtime! So longed for and so lovely when it finally arrives! Glad that you are having some and that you are able to be outside enjoying it. Your posts always make me smile and chuckle... "brown as a boot and granny squares coming out your ears"... love the mental picture!
    Here's to MORE sunshiney (sp?) days!

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  22. That pile of grannies looks delicious. Are they each about the size of a cushion, and then you're going to connect them all? Brilliant!
    If I met Peter Tork, I would be incapable of operating my phone to take a picture.
    Yay! for sunny days ahead!

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