Posted by: tgonzales | January 10, 2011

January 8-9, 2011 Weekend

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Jennifer stopped by Friday afternoon to spend some time with Joshua on his last day here. She was at my house when I arrived home from work. We ate dinner while they finished up their Shanghai Rummy card game. I wanted to capture the moment in pictures, so they groaned and went along with me. Then a few of his friends came over to spend a few hours with Joshua too. I love all these pictures and I can look back on them and smile.

Before I went to bed Friday night Joshua handed me 5 pieces of an Amigurumi robot and said “Momma I will never finish this, I like to make the pieces but I don’t like sewing them together. I know you will finish it.”

Since I didn’t have the pattern I looked up “Creepy Cute Crochet” on Ravelry and found out how to put him together. I just love Ravelry, don’t you? Well, I finished his little robot and named him Botty and now he lives in New York with Joshua.

Of course there were more pictures taken of Joshua and his Dad before John left for work,

then I wanted a picture with Joshua too. After I dropped him off at the airport, I made it home just in time to have our KS My Stitch officer’s monthly meeting. Thank goodness I had something to occupy my mind after dropping him off. 🙂

We had a very productive meeting and I gave Susie and Steph hats that I had made. I forgot to take a picture of Susie in her hat, but I love how Steph’s looks on her. After we ended the meeting Steph helped me with a few things on my blog and showed me how to use Smilebox. I love it as you can see.

After that I went to Susie’s house to help her with a group of beginning crocheters. Everyone was making the coolest potholder that looks like a boat and when you fold it together it makes a square that’s double thickness. (I’m sure I’m the last person on earth to know how to make this potholder, but I think it’s really cool how it works out) I had a wonderful time meeting Susie’s friends and spending some time with them.

When I left Susie’s house I stopped at Hobby Lobby and found some really cool yarn called “I Love This Cotton, Spark”. It has a gold thread running through the cotton yarn. I thought it would look really cool made into coasters and use the double thickness potholder pattern, but just make it smaller. I love how they are turning out.

Sunday I decided to finish my felted granny square bag.

As I was sewing the lining in, I decided to use a thimble (which I usually don’t use) so I reached up into my cabinet and this fell out.

I love the words on the back, here goes:

“Draw me a circle that’s perfectly round; One curved line, simple and fine; Put on two ears and a lop-sided nose; And if you care, add some hair; Put in two eyes and make them bright; For They’ve just seen a beautiful sight; Sketch in a mouth with a radiant grin; One coming deep from within; You’ve drawn me a circle; And now that you’re through; It’s a picture of me; After being with you.”

I especially love the words that Joshua wrote as a little boy.

To:  My Best Friends in the World My Mom and Dad

From: Joshua Gonzales

I liked it so much that I had to share it with all of you. When I composed myself from that, I decided to look for a button. I didn’t have one in my collection but,

I wanted to find just the right one and thought of Twist where she has some really cool polymer clay buttons made by Nanetta.

I wanted a green one, since the fabric inside has a lot of green in it and I found just the right one. What a way to end a weekend, with a cool button, a cute little reminder of Joshua as a little boy, and a cute granny square bag. I can’t wait to hear about your weekend and I hope you have a great Monday.


  1. You are amazing and fearless in what you show and share on your blog. I am so proud of all you do and love being in the loop – no pun intended. I had fun at the Officer’s meeting and wore my hat all day.. and the next day I wore it when I went horseback riding with Lauren, and contemplated crocheting a blanket for a couple of fury miniature horses..?


    • Steph,

      I’m so glad that you liked your hat and I feel so proud that you are actually wearing it. I don’t always see the items that I made for someone actually on their bodies.:) Thanks for sharing your weekend with me.


  2. Tamara, your Smilebox photo album is adorable. Such loving memories.
    And then …. THE PLATE!!!! I can’t tell you how hard I am fighting off just bawling, knowing how deep *your* tears must’ve been when that fell out of your cabinet! I do think it is wonderful that this memory ‘popped out’ so soon after you’d just created more memories with Joshua (et. al.). Love is sweet.

    • Kat,

      You know exactly how I felt. It’s funny how you can feel my heartache. Sorry. I just had to share it with all of you. I was trying so hard to get into a routine and it was like Joshua just didn’t want me to forget about him. Ha! Ha! Love is sweet.

      Love you,

      • Aww, that’s okay, Tamara — I don’t mind sharing your heartache. You are worth it. Love you!

  3. what can ya do? i have to be omnipresent. the end.

    • Joshua,

      Yes you do!!! You make me laugh!

      Love you,

  4. Thoroughly enjoyed everything in this blog posting! Family, fun and yarn, and chocolate are the best things in life

    • Hi Heather! I’m so glad you liked my blog posting. I think you’re right about family, fun, yarn, and chocolate:)


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