Posted by: tgonzales | October 10, 2011

October 8-9, 2011 Weekend, KS My Stitch Officer’s Meeting, Tapestry Crochet Class, More Hats, I’m Losing My Mind, and Miss Ava

Saturday was a full day for me. I started off my day with our monthly Officer’s Meeting and NO I couldn’t have it at my house since the kitchen is still torn up. My dear husband was so sweet and even offered to call in sick Friday so that he could try to get the kitchen done enough so that I could have the meeting at our house. I told him that wasn’t necessary since I had gotten approval from my bosses at work to hold the meeting at my place of employment. I still provided lunch and we had chicken tortilla soup and Kaye brought cake. I think the meeting was very productive and at the same time it was a little sad since Steph is no longer going to be holding office. But at the same time I’m very excited to have Donna step into fill part of Steph’s position along with Susie taking over the other part of her job. I do appreciate all the people who have stepped up to help out in the transition that we are going through at the guild. From the charity work, door prizes, programs, and treats just to name a few things. It takes an army of people to help make it all run smoothly. After the meeting was over it was time to go to Twist to teach my tapestry crochet class. It was such a pleasure to meet my only student, Elaine and I was very happy that she didn’t get mad when I had to take out two rows of her work. She just said, “that is the only way I will learn and I want it to be right”. I can hardly wait until next weekend to see her progress,

it looks like I need to get busy and get to work on my piece too, huh?

After class I went to Material Girls Quilt Shoppe to pick up some thread for my kitchen curtains. I loved visiting with Terry, Jan, and Lacey and learn a little more about each one of them. As I was leaving the quilt shop I noticed that it was about time for dinner, so I called and asked John to meet me at TJ’s Burger House, oh-my-gosh it was so yummy. As I arrived home I realized that I had been gone 11 hours and all of a sudden I was exhausted. 🙂

But I did have just enough time to finish a cute little newborn pink hat with a little brown flower on it. I had an order to make two adult size hats along with newborn twin hats; for a boy and a girl. I had finished the little boy one on Friday along with

this little family of blue and brown hats. Don’t you think they look like a little family?

Sunday I decided to work on the two adult size hats, which would finish up a good friend’s order, but I can’t show you those, because they might be a surprise? 🙂

Later on after John left for work I decided to look for a tapestry crochet bag that I had started a couple of years ago. First I decided to look for the pattern and I knew the last time that I had saw the Interweave magazine that the pattern was in; was when I was cleaning out some of my pattern books in my closet. Well I looked and couldn’t find it there, so I looked in drawers and all the other places that I hide things, but I still couldn’t find it.

About an hour and a half later I went back to the closet where I first looked and dug a little deeper and finally found it, then I went to find the UFO bag and I looked in all the usual hiding places but couldn’t find it. I finally pulled out my little dinette table in my sewing room and looked in a couple of collapsible sewing baskets that were tucked beside the little green shelf, it wasn’t in either one of them. 

As I was pushing the table back in I noticed a big glass jar and there it was at the top of a stack of yarn. I now remember putting it in there since the rest of the yarn was the same type of yarn that I was using to make the bag out of and at the time I thought it was a good place to keep it. I think about how much time I wasted looking for those two items and sometimes I think I’m losing my mind. Does anyone else have this problem? Gosh I could have had another hat made in that time. I think God knew that I needed to slow down and to rest my hands.

Sunday afternoon John and I went to my Mom and Dad’s to have lunch and see my Aunt Marthie, cousin Brynda, and her daughter Hunter.

My sister, Jackie and Miss Ava were visiting too. I can’t help but take pictures of Ava as she is so darn cute. She just loves to play with the baby dolls and she talks so big. I noticed that she looked like she was having some trouble with her fingernail and I held my hands out to her to see if she would let me hold her and she walked right up to me and backed up so that I could pick her up. (This made me very happy because she doesn’t let just anyone hold her)She had a little rough place on her fingernail so I helped her file her little fingernail then she started telling me about Grandpa’s finger that didn’t have a fingernail on it.

So we went to look at Grandpa’s finger that didn’t have a fingernail.

It was so cute how she looked so concerned as she was trying to figure it all out. I’m sure when she gets home and when her Mom is least expecting it she’ll ask about her Grandpa’s finger. 🙂 (By the way if some of you don’t already know; my Dad lost the end of his finger in a machine at the Coleman Co. where he worked all those years ago)  I hope everyone had a good weekend and I would love to hear how you spent yours.


  1. You are an inspiration to me Tamara.. I think God puts one with the people who will influence them the most. I am really enjoying my time in association with you and the rest of those in Ks My Stitch.

    • Kaye,

      You are so sweet and I feel the exact same way about you! Thanks for stopping by to comment, it’s always nice to hear from you.


  2. 🙂 Tamara! Your ‘family of blue hats’ is adorable. Yup, definitely a family. [You crack me up!]

    I thought for sure you were going to tell us you found your Interweave magazine in one of your kitchen cupboards! haha!! My secret to finding things the *next* time I look for them is …. put them where you *first* looked for them this time — ‘cuz that is likely where you will first look for them the next time. ….. Love your colorful yarn in the large glass jar!

    Hey, guess what — my Mom had lost the tip of one of her fingers …. it was eaten off by a lawnmower. I never did ask her what her fingers were doing down there! Her nail stayed on, but it grew rounded over & around her fingertip. She hated it ‘cuz my sister & I would sometimes insist she let us put nailpolish on her nails. It was her middle finger — so, in later years, we just told her that if someone didn’t like the looks of it, she ought to show them ONLY that finger. hahahahaha!!!! 😀

    • Kat,

      YOU crack me up too. I love the story about your Mother’s finger too. I didn’t want to post it, but I’ll tell you that when my Dad seen any child picking their nose; he told them, “see what happens when you pick your nose?” and shake his half finger at them. Scared them into not picking their noses. Ha! Ha! Thank you for stopping by to comment.

      Love & Hugs,

      • Such a WISE GUY your dad is!!! RITCMOL!!!

  3. I’m always amazed at how much you get done in such a short amount of time. You energy levels are pretty high. Love the hats and thanks for sharing all that you do!

    • Oh Jeanne you are so sweet to think that I get so much accomplished. I really don’t feel like I do, except when I look back and talk about it here on the blog and I think to myself, Yeah I did get alot done. And thanks for reminding me and thank for being here.


  4. Kat,

    I know my Dad is funny most of the time. By the way what does RITCMOL mean?


    • It means I am “Rolling In The Catnip Meowing Out Loud”. 😉

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