Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Industriousness As I Lounge


Really, I should have known better than to brag that I had dodged the crud that had claimed my whole family as victims.  But, seriously, I thought I was in the clear.  No one had been sick for almost a week and I was feeling F-I-N-E! 

Until Friday.

Friday visited and brought along, sore throat, headache, and achiness as companions. UGH.

They stuck around and pestered me all weekend long.

I rested, read a little, watched the PBS version of Pride and Prejudice, drank lots of tea,  and crocheted two purple ear flap hats.  One for my princess and one for my sweet, adorable niece.

 sis' hat-1 sis' hat-2 sis' hat-3

I did clean the bathrooms, vacuum and cook a dinner or two, but for the most part, I just sat around.  It’s hard to feel ambitious when it feels like someone has tied weights to all your limbs!


While I’m at it, how about all the other crochet projects I’m working on?  Some finished…Some in progress…

crochet crochet-2

I started this bag last September and finally finished it this summer!  I used the pattern from Lucy over at Attic 24.  If you crochet you have to check out her blog!  She is so generous and shares the patterns she has created.  Which is great for me since I am much less talented when it comes to making up a pattern.

I would have finished my bag this past winter, but I wanted to make it a bit more durable.  I know myself pretty well and figured I would be stuffing quite a bit into this bag.  I figured I would need to reinforce the bag and straps if I was ever going to use it.  However, a hold up occurred because I needed my sister Marisa’s super talented self to help me line the bag.  I had a general idea of how to do it, but I know myself good enough, so I waited! This summer I was finally able take a trip to my sisters house so she could lend her savvy knowledge to the project.

Now I have an awesome crochet bag that holds a WHOLE LOT!


crochet-3Right now I’m working on these granny squares which is another Attic 24 pattern.  Thanks Lucy! These will be made into throw pillows for my bed.



I made this basket of fruits and vegetables for my daughter’s birthday last spring.  This weekend I started working on some breakfast foods.  See the egg peaking out?  I will soon be adding another egg, a cinnamon roll, bacon and toast.

Alright I’m done now.  I was just needing to share all this crocheting madness with someone. Glad I got it off my chest!

What have you been working on?


  1. Good for you...

    I can't crochet or knit. But, I do love your bag. That is really cool. Love the colors. Next thing you'll be making bags right along side of me. ;)

    Can you knit, too? I have a friend who knits bags with wool yarn and then boils them to make them "worsted wool". It's beautiful...don't ask me how she does it.

  2. You crochet such awesome stuff Jen! I love it! I want a purple hat like that for me!!!

  3. The ear flap hat looks so fun! Someday, someday I will learn to knit and crochet. So many things to do, so little time...

  4. Oh girl, I'm so sorry you feel so stinkin' rotten. I pray that this passes very quickly.

    Whenever I'm around sickies I take Advantage (found in the health food stores) to ward off the stinkin' viruses. The first encounter I had with the stuff Hubby had crud that hung on forever and I got up one morn' with a sore throat. First sign of his crud. I went to the HF store and they sold me some Advantage. I drank some on the spot. In three days I was without any it never happen. Yep, it made a believer out of me.
    Sorry this is so long but if your up to your knees is snot......just sayin! :o)

    I love all your beautifully bright projects!

    God bless and have a better day sweetie!!!

  5. I had that junk last week, too. We did school from the bed.

  6. Bags By Jenn!

    That is one beautiful bag girl!

    I used to crochet, and now I knit and quilt. I loved crocheting and wanted to try something new. I must say, you are very talented at those granny squares. I enjoy knitting in the winter months as I am sitting..It's so relaxing. I am working on 2 quilts at the moment. I started a quilting block of the month club this past january {this is my first quilting experience} and I will be done in 3 months! i am making a quilt for both children.

  7. Glad to hear you were feeling better today. Love the crocheted veggies and egg!

  8. Gorgeous projects! AND gorgeous photos of the projects and the girl. :)


    P.S. Organizing...that's what I've been working on.....

  9. You've done a fantastic job!!! I would love to know how to crochet something more than a basic blanket. I never was really taught & have been too afraid to learn.
    Love that bag & those hats are just adorable!!
    Have Fun

  10. You did so much when you were sick! And such great projects and photos.


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