Posted by: tgonzales | October 11, 2010

October 9-10, 2010 Weekend

I thought it might be fun to recap my weekends and also learn about what you all have been up to. My Saturday started off with a little designing of a new scarf (big reveal to come soon).

Of course I fixed and ate breakfast with my husband (John Claude Pierre).


I sent him off to work and got ready for my last session of this month’s crochet edging class. I arrived at Twist a little early and was asked if I’d like to put a few of my pieces in an exclusive designers show October 21-23. I’m very excited about this and can’t wait to pull the pieces that I want to put in it. My students started arriving and I was very pleased to learn that all but one had completed their first round of crochet on their blankets.


Maegan hadn’t finished her first round, but was intent on learning the scalloped edging. As she got to the place where she had finished off on her first round, she picked up and continued with it and went back and forth, which is ok too.


I love the way she chose the darker pink for her scalloped row and I think it is a good contrast to her colors in her blanket.


Grace chose the straighter edging pattern for her blanket as it is geared more for a boy and she is on the home stretch here and I’m very proud to say that she actually finished the blanket and it was the first crochet project that she’s ever completed.

Shannon is Maegan’s Mother and she chose to do the straighter edging pattern also.

I love the contrast of the yellow and red on her blanket. Shannon even told me that she may add a third row to her edging and I can’t wait to see it when she gets it done.

Jan was moving right along on her blanket and learned how to do both edgings. I love how she used a small square of 2 pieces of fabric for her first project, so she could practice first before she tried it on her actual blanket. I can’t wait to see Jan’s blanket done and the class even inspired her to think about getting her edging book out and try some different edgings out.

Lisa has the largest blanket to crochet around and I love how the shell stitch looks on her fun Halloween blanket, don’t you? When class was over; Shannon and Maegan invited me to join them and Grace for lunch at the Mexican restaurant down the street. Of course I needed to eat and I wanted to continue hearing about some ideas that Maegan is having on recycling and I wanted to share some ideas that I had about recycling too. Thank you Shannon, Maegan, and Grace for an enjoyable lunch with new friends.

I arrived home just in time for my KS My Stitch crochet guild monthly officers meeting. We had a very good short productive meeting.

Spent the evening working on my new designer scarf and I can hardly wait to show you.

Sunday morning; breakfast again but this time instead of eggs I made some waffles. I use a recipe that I got from my Mom. She used to make them for us as children and they are called “Oh Boy, Waffles”. People are always asking me why they are called that and I say, because when you tell them that I’m making waffles they always say, “Oh Boy, Waffles”! Ha! Ha! Then I sent my husband off to work again.

Since today looks like this here I decided to make

a pot of vegetable soup. There’s nothing more soothing for me than to have a pot of soup cooking; smelling the aroma while doing chores, or crocheting without worrying about having to pull a meal together later.

I continued working on my designer scarf and hopefully I will finish it in time to put in the exclusive designer show. This has been a very productive weekend and I feel good about what has come out of it. I spent time with old, new friends, and my hubby. Taught, inspired, was inspired, cooked, and crocheted. What more could I ask for? I hope your weekend was all that you wanted it to be and I would love to hear all about it too. Have a good week and Happy Monday!


  1. Tamara, I just LOVE everything that you are workig on. Sometimes I wish that I lived in the same town so I would have the unique opportunity to take one of the classes that you instruct! Beautiful work, as always…I absolutely love your flowers and I know that I am going to really like your new designer scarf. Can’t wait to see it!

    • Oh Merri, you’re so sweet. I think we could teach each other a few things, because I love all of the things that you do too. Have a great week!


  2. What a wonderful weekend you had, Tamara! Thanks for sharing! I was able to finish off the witch I was working on and started a new little fast and fun project…the crocheting part is done, now to finish it off. hee, hee

    • Jeanne,

      I really loved your witch. She is adorable and no wonder your girls fell in love with her. I can’t wait to see what else you are finishing up. I’ll be watching for it.


  3. Sounds like a really great weekend Tamara! I wish I could take your classes too. I know your scarf is going to be fun cheerful. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got going on. Keep inspiring us girlfriend!

    Hugs XX

    • Barbara,

      Thank you for spending some time here. I know you are very busy and I just want you to know that I really do appreciate you!!!!


  4. Tamara, sounds to me like you should start an onging class for us online. You have so many here that should sign up for your classes and then we could just make the item along with you. Sounds good to me, as a matter of fact count me in as #1. How’s that for a list. =) Take care my friend.

    • Molly,

      You are so kind my friend. You inspire me with all that you do and talk about teaching you write about so many cool things on your blog and teach me something new all the time. You’re #1 to me!


  5. Oh class looks like so much FUN!!! Everybody’s blankets are coming out beautiful I’m SURE!!! Wish I could be there! ~tina

    • Tina,

      Thank you for all your sweet comments and I know you’re a busy woman too. How’s the homeschooling going, teacher? I can’t wait to how your granny square sweater turns out.


  6. Tamara,
    I love John Claude Pierre’s berret! You two are so fun. Can’t wait to see the new scarf. The flowers are amazing.


    • Oh Steph,

      I just loved how he was portraying (sp?) a frenchman in the hat that Joshua made. He’s so funny some times and cracks me up even when he doesn’t think he’s being funny! Thank you so much for stopping by.


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