Monday, July 24, 2017

Shell Crochet, Steelhead Salmon and The Resistance

Hello!  Did you have a fun weekend?  We had a very mellow weekend.  Dayle even went fishing with our son Travis and his friend Ernie yesterday.. photos of their catch up next.  But first I wanted to show you my progress on the "Shell on the Half Shell" crochet pattern I wrote up.  I really do love how you can see the shells so clearly.  After the intricate lace pattern of my shawl, this was a pleasure to mindlessly crochet without worrying about making a mistake.  I'm not done yet, but getting close.


I really enjoy using this yarn.  It's Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn, it's soft and acrylic and is self-striping.


I'm already thinking about my next project, which will be for Ernie's new baby they're expecting.  :-)



Each of the guys caught one Steelhead Salmon!  Here is our son Travis.


Ernie used his boat this time.  He's such a good friend for Travis!  They work together at Nabisco in the Engineering Dept.  Their plant makes Ritz Crackers, Premium Saltine Crackers, Chicken-in-a-Biskit, Wheat Thins, Oreos, and Chips Ahoy.



And here is Dayle with his catch!  He said it was a good fighting fish.  He's going to try smoking it in his pellet smoker/BBQ.


I got an email from one of my readers telling me she was curious how one goes about resisting an elected President.  She even googled it to learn about it and shared the link with me.  I read each person's views of what RESIST means to them and it resonated with me.  Please click on this link to learn more.  Thank you, Rachel!

I'm off to swim this afternoon.  What are you up to?  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

27 comments:

  1. Good catches! They all look pleased with themselves. We bought a new(to us) little camper this weekend! It's small and will be nice to take places. We were going to try the coast in October but are a little nervous of pulling it through the gorge with possible freezing/ice. Not sure where our first trip will be. It's a 24 foot camper with a bathroom and queen bed. Perfect for the two of us.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  2. Fantastic fish, it looks amazing out there on the lake. CJ xx

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  3. Gosh those are huge fish! Your crochet is so pretty and neat with such vibrant colours xx

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  4. Resist an elected president....hmmmmm....well, if I don't like him, I don't like him. That is that, AND he is doing a horrible job. The End.

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  5. Gorgeous vibrant colours of your latest wip! Love them, Very well done to the menfolk too for such excellent catches.X

    Keep well

    Amanda x

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  6. I won't show my menfolk these fish pictures - they would be on your doorstep tomorrow! Great catch!!!

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  7. Gee I would sure love to join you guys and eat those fish ☺☺ beautiful crochet too Teresa ♥ We are counting the days down to our flight to Budapest where it is HOT then UK where it is much cooler yay us xoxo

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  8. Wow! Nice fish. Smoked salmon is delicious and looks like your in for a treat. Very pretty yarn too. I'm like you when it comes to mindless crochet and knitting. I find it more relaxing than the harder lace patterns.

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  9. I imagine freshly caught salmon tastes wonderful, not nearly as oily as those fattened up farm fishes we can buy in our supermarkets. The scenery is beautiful. As is your shell pattern, I like how each little shell is so clearly defined. x

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  10. The menfolk really did do well, what a great haul making for some stunning meals. Loved the crochet, great pattern and a wonderful array of colours.

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  11. Your shawl is beautiful! Thanks for the link, but for some reason it's telling me I don't have "access" to it? Anyway, I know how I'm resisting. Boycotting certain businesses, writing, emailing, calling politicians. Best of all, researching other countries where we might want to live for a while if the tea party remains in power in 2018. That would be pretty much intolerable and hanging out away from the madness might be a good way to keep my BP down!

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  12. I love mindless knit and crochet! It is so relaxing. I love your shell colors . Those fish are HUGE!
    Im off to write for the Barn this morning. So far I'm nervous about doing it. Thats' not good. I need to approach this with a sense of FUN. The computer is not one I'm familiar with. No one is pressuring me but me!

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  13. Wow! those are really nice fish! Let us know how the smoked version turns out. The link wouldn't work for me....

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  14. just working and figuring out how many cherries I want to buy tomorrow and freeze as I don't want to can them. Way too much money to buy them in amount I'd like to have. Oh well it's been fun eating them fresh! Ordered invitations for anniversary celebration last night. Your shawl colors are nice. I'm out for a walk.and enjoy your salmon! Happy days!

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  15. Your crochet is working up beautifully and looks very pretty!

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  16. I had breakfast yesterday morning with a friend from Bosnia and even she was asking if there is any way we can get rid of that guy in office. HA! I continue to be dismayed and embarrassed. Believe it or not, Chicken-in-a-Biskit used to be one of my all time favorite things to eat. You wouldn't catch me having any of it now. Gorgeous crochet as always! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  17. Such HuGe fish!! I am sure they must taste delicious. Your latest crochet is so beautiful, I love that shell pattern and the vibrant colours. Enjoy the rest of the week Teresa!xox

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  18. Wow such a big fish..!!
    Have a great weekend..

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  19. Your sip looks beautiful, love the shell stitch! The yarn really works well with it, love a bit of self striping

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  20. Those salmon look super, I fancy some smoked for dinner with salad.
    Your crochet looks very soft and snugly.

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  21. Hi do you have a pattern for the blanket it looks lovely

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    1. I posted it on my blog for you today.

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  22. Hi i'm trying to get to Emerald cottage she is on your blog list it keeps on coming up permission denied is there another way i could get to see her blog and crochet patterns i don't do facebook i would love to visit her blog hope you can help please

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    1. I just clicked on Emerald Cottage link on my blog list and apparently she's stopped blogging. I will be removing her link now as I don't want a non-working link on my list. Good luck!

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  23. Thanks for sharing the beautiful progress on the blanket, the great fishing catch and the thought provoking article. Affirming goodness challenges us, doesn't it!.
    We are in Sandwich, MA and saw 97 year old Uncle Arthur today. He is a dear! He was telling us today about working at the same woolen mill my dad worked at...just for four weeks but something interesting we didn't know before 🤗

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  24. I always love reading your posts, Teresa...always. You live such a beautiful life! And every now and again, such as when reading this post and clicking on the "resist" link, I say out loud, to my cats, I just love this lady!

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  25. Hi please can i join your web site i could not find where else to go

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