Hello there.. I'm glad you came to visit. We are in our easy chairs, watching The View and watching one man come in and out of the door with huge folded up carpet pieces. We're listening to him bang and clang and make all manner of noise while installing new carpet in the upstairs bedroom, hallway and down the stairs. I can't wait until it's done!
Last night we went to Tad's Chicken 'n Dumplins for dinner. It's 5 minutes from our house and right on the Sandy River and is always delicious. Half the sign burned out, hence the nickname "Chic Dump" - when they tried to fix it everyone complained so they leave half of it dark on the back side of the sign.
It was a lovely fresh afternoon so we sat in the view dining room where the doors slide open for fresh air and warmth. The sun was sparkling off the river.. just beautiful.
This photo is pointing north to the Troutdale Bridge, unfortunately it's obscured by new leaves on the trees.
I got a huge kick out of Hayden - he tied the napkin around his neck by himself and was sitting there with his knife and fork ready to be served his mac and cheese!
I noticed some pretty pink in the forest out the window and those are wild Rhododendron in bloom!
I know you love seeing Tad's crispy fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans with ham and onions. :-)
Just so you know I don't eat fried chicken every day.. this was my dinner on Monday. Green salad with tomatoes, walnuts, dried cranberries, shrimp and avocado.
I just finished a wash or dish cloth. 100% soft unbleached cotton from KnitPicks - color "Marshmallow" in their Simply Cotton Worsted line. I love using it! KnitPicks "Dishie" in red for the single crochet border. I used the "Gentle Ridges" pattern. I'll add it at the bottom for you. I really think this is one of the best for a dish cloth as it's got a lot of texture.
I'm thinking of trying this as a face cloth instead of a dish cloth to see how it goes. Wouldn't it be neat to have a nice stack of wash cloths that you made yourself?
How about this for nubble-y?
And so.. bang bang clang.. the day continues. We're watching the "Young and Restless" - my favorite soap opera. Guess what Caleb said the other day? When is the "Young and Wrestling" going to be over? I've been cracking up over that ever since. I'm off to swim this afternoon. Gracie won't be joining me as she's come down with a nasty flu bug. Poor girl! I hope your week is going well! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
Finished size approx 8"x8"
With size H crochet hook and any kitchen cotton yarn, ch 30
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, sk 1, * sc and dc in next ch, sk 1 * - repeat from * to * to end of row, ending with sc in last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 2-21 are worked in back loop only except for first and last stitch.
Row 2 - 20: dc in first st, sk 1, * working in back loop only, sc and dc in next space, sk 1 *, repeat from * to * to end of row, ending with sc in last st. Ch 2, turn.
Finishing: After completing last st in row 20, sc/ch 1/sc in that corner space, continue to sc around all sides of piece, with sc/ch 1/sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc in first corner worked. Bind off and work in ends.