Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Flying Pigs, A Hibiscus and Hula Girl

How about a nice photo of my red Hibiscus to add some color to your winter?  It's full of buds, too.. I love this plant!


I finished knitting my large cotton washcloth in a pretty gold color.  It's SO soft and squishy!


I need to start a new one.. because...



I wrapped the little Guinea Pigs in the soft knitted cloth.. to keep them warm on their way flying 2,409 miles to my daughters home in Ohio.  She has informed me that it's not 3,000 miles.  It's still a LONG ways.  



The cloth is a gift for my daughter, the baby guinea pigs for my 2 granddaughters, and I included 2 skeins of girlie colored yarn for Jenna as she is crocheting a lot!  She even told me on the phone that she is teaching her cousin Bella to crochet!  I am so thrilled about that.  She is 10 years old and I think of how many people she will teach to crochet over her lifetime and it fills me with happiness.  I sent two bags of truffles for the girls, and a big bag of beads from my stash.  I can't wait to see what they think!



See my new little pouch?  WELL.. I was reading my friend's blog - Running With Rocket - and she had made 4 of these cute little pouches for such things as your phone/iPod earbuds and I left a message asking if the little hula girl one was for sale and she emailed back saying Yes!  So, guess what came today in the mail?  Isn't this cute?  I spent 7 months in Hawaii in my youth after graduating from high school so this "spoke to me".  



I admire her sewing skills.  She makes bags and all kinds of things.


Inside the little pouch was a surprise gift.. this cute little bird ornament!  I'm going to hang it on my grandfather clock.. thanks so much, Kathy!  There was a little note rolled up like a fortune cookie note that said "Lift me out carefully and set me free".  :-)  



Our son Shawn invited us over to their new home to watch the Oregon Ducks play the Ohio Buckeyes last evening.  I was able to make a few crocheted flowers while the game played.. (my grandson Michael took this photo for me) I kept saying, is that good or bad?  Well, it was bad.  Oregon lost miserably.  But, they did make it to the College Football National Championship, so that is pretty neat.  :-P



The pool is closed tomorrow for maintenance.  I wonder what other mischief I can get into on a free day?  

What mischief are you up to?  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful Hibiscus.....That package is going to be loved by all and so neat your grandgirl is
    crocheting too ☺ My mischief today is that I am eating TOO much lol

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  2. I love your guinea pig care package. They will have a lot of fun opening it.
    Just wanted to add - a cute way to send soft items like socks or crocheted guinea pigs is in a freezer ziploc bag. Tape securely and watch big smiles as the recipients see what they are getting before opening the package. {and know that we in the po are also smiling.}

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  3. nice hibiscus! What a fun gift to send to your daughter and granddaughters. I am sure they will enjoy them. My mischief is not getting my pile of papers decluttered!! Nor am I knitting!!!(shame on me!) :0)

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  4. Your care package to your girls is so full of love. I know they'll love every thoughtful item you included. Your granddaughter is crocheting and already teaching others! How cool is that? I can see that she must be taking after her Grandma at a very young age. I didn't get into too much mischief today as the roads were icy and I stayed in much of the day. We'll have to see what tomorrow brings.
    Blessings always Teresa,
    Betsy

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  5. Wow! Wow, and wow! I just can't believe you have a hibiscus blooming in the middle of winter. It's just gorgeous my dear friend. I love the little Guinea pigs , they are adorable and the girls are going to love it. I have been making lots of washcloths also and have made a couple like the one you jsut made. Your daughter is going to love it ... Such a special gift and one everyone loves. I love your cute and thoughtful gifts for the girls they are going to be so excited when they open their box. Have a wonderful day off tomorrow... Maybe you will get more washcloths done.... So what kind of cotton is the one you made the washcloth with? Is it the one from knit picks ?

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  6. Beautiful and thoughtful gifts, made with love. Wonderful that your Grandaughter is following in your footsteps with the crochet. Enjoy your day of mischief. I am going to do some shopping.

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  7. Oh what a wonderful parcel is on it's way Teresa. There is a lot of love in there and those GPs are just the cutest. Your granddaughter is terrific to be passing on these wonderful crochet skills, you have obviously been an amazing influence....be proud ;0) xx

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  8. What a lovely Grandma you are :) they will be so excited when they open that parcel :) The little pouch is so sweet :) Have a fun day off Teresa!
    Jillxo

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  9. Your dishcloth turned out lovely Teresa and I'm sure those cute little Guinea Pigs will travel safely tucked up inside that box. I'm sure the girls will love their piggies. I also think its great that Jenna is interested in crochet and will be teaching her little friends as well. Keeping the 'art' alive !! I love that pic of your gorgeous hibiscus. Enjoy the rest of your week. xox

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  10. Looks like a wonderful care package for your family. It's great that your granddaughter knows how to crochet too!

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  11. Such a sweet and thoughtful package you are sending. I know they will all love it. How awesome is it that your Granddaughter is teaching others to crochet. I just love that. :) Oh the vivid red hibiscus is so lovely. :) Wishing you a lovely day sweet friend.

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  12. Mischief.. Hmmm. ... That sounds like a good idea. Love your happy post xxx

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  13. It's great that your granddaughter is crocheting and already passing on her skills. I'll be going to my crochet class tonight where I have a new lady learning to crochet. I love being able to teach others this lovely craft. They always think they won't be able to do it but they always do in the end (and it doesn't take them very long to get to grips with it).

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  14. That package is going to be so fun to open, treats for everyone. Love the hula girl pouch. Sorry about the game but it was exciting for us!!!!

    Today I took Little One to school, read about five blogs, took Max to the vet for his check up and shots, now I am going to pick Little Buddy up and then go to work, no mischief for me.

    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  15. I wish I could see the girl's faces when they see their pigs! They are going to love them!!! Congratuations to your grand-daughter. She will inspire so many people in the art of crochet. Can you just imagine how many beautiful items she will produce in her lifetime. Maybe she will use some of the beads in one of her projects. Love the hibiscus! We have 2 perennials ones here. Always a is it or is it not going to make it this year. ( actually they). Hibiscus come up late here. Usually not until june. Way after other plants have emerged from their winter sleep. But the wait sure is worth it! Have a great day and I am sure that you found some "mischief" to get into.

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  16. Love their floor and fireplace!!!

    Hibiscus is a breath of fresh air.
    I LOVE your hula bag !! its adorable.

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  17. What a lovely package winging it's way to your granddaughters, they are going to be thrilled. American football is a mystery to me too. In fact I'm not that clear on football either. And don't get me started on cricket. CJ xx

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  18. LOVE the guinea pigs (as you already know) and that gold washcloth is gorgeous! I am sure your family will enjoy all the items you sent. The little bird ornament is SO precious---what a great surprise gift to receive!
    Which island did you live on? When I was younger our family visited 4 of the islands spending most of our time on the big island of Hawaii. But, my fav, was and will forever be Maui (Maui nō ka ʻoi) :)
    Blessings, Aimee
    PS: My mischief is blogging instead of doing chores at this very moment.

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  19. Oh my goodness, where do I start?! Love your red hibiscus! Your hula girl pouch and birdie are adorable! Also love your knitted cloth! I have one that I'm pretty sure was made with the same pattern. I received it years ago and it's still going strong. I'm sure the girls are going to *love* the package they receive from you! :D

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  20. Your hibiscus is so pretty! I needed that splash of color today. Thank you for your sweet comment regarding my grandfather - he passed away peacefully last night.

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  21. You are such a wonderful grandmother. Suffice to say that when I see people doing things like this, it makes me even more determined to be a good mother and eventually grandmother. Those girls will never forget the packages you send them.

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  22. Hello Teresa that is such a lovely package to receive. Your daughter and granddaughters will surely be thrilled. The hibiscus is just beautiful. What a sweet package you received as well I just love it. Hugs Anne x
    PS Have my mum here so am sure we will get up to some mischief :-) x

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  23. Gah! Those guinea pigs! I just can't stop looking at them. So sweet.

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  24. Welcome Hibiscus! I think I would have wrapped the guinea pigs up too, I feel bad squashing the xmas toys into boxes when they go away haha. The little hula girl purse is cool, it's so tiny but lovely :-)

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