Posted by: tgonzales | January 9, 2012

January 7-8, 2012 Weekend, Friends, Mother-Hood, Family, and Wiggly Crochet

Happy Monday to everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was good; we started off Friday evening with dinner with my friend Susie and her husband Korey. After dinner we enjoyed a Netflix movie called Madagascar 2 Out of Africa. John and I had a great time with our friends and what’s fun about it is that Susie and I could sit and crochet as we watched the movie. I started on a cool project that I had gotten off of Ravelry.

My sweet friend Merri who has been a loyal follower since my days at Crochet Soiree has a new pattern out called Mother-Hood and you can purchase it here.

I decided to make my Mother-Hood out of the Deborah Norville’s Everyday Soft Worsted that I had picked up the other day to try for the first time. Wow I love the way the yarn is so soft and it glides right through your fingers and off the hook so smoothly. Anyway I worked on my Mother-Hood during the movie and when I ran out of yarn, I went to pull the yarn from the center of the next skein and the yarn was very tangled and it took me 2 more hours to untangle the mess. John was so scared that I wasn’t going to be able to save it, but I did.

Saturday morning was filled with preparations and cooking for our monthly KS My Stitch guild officers meeting. This time I decided to make my homemade egg rolls and fried rice. They turned out very good and everyone loved them. Kaye brought some wonderful cake like cookies with a dainty frosting on top, with a carton of Haagen Daas chocolate ice cream. Thank you, Kaye for always knowing just the right thing to end my meals with. We had a productive meeting and we have decided to do some crochet-a-longs this year and I’m happy to report that our first crochet-a-long in January will be Merri’s Mother-Hood.

I couldn’t help but take these pictures of John as he was vacuuming in our entry way. He reminded me of Ghost Busters with the vacuum attached to him like that. He kept wondering where the flash was coming from, then he found out it was me taking his picture as the flash kept reflecting off of the mirror in front of him. It was too funny! Anyway we ended our Saturday with dinner at TJ’s Burger House where we met up with John’s sister Ricci and her husband C.W.

When we arrived back home I was able to finish up the Mother-Hood while we watched another movie. The movie must not have been that good; because I can’t even remember what it was all about. I love the way my Mother-Hood turned out and I do love the Everyday Soft Worsted yarn; it drapes beautifully and thank goodness none of the other skeins gave me any problem of tangling.

Sunday I made roast for lunch and invited John’s brother, Johnny Grande (he’ll be 90 this month) over to enjoy it with us. I have to laugh a little because I see my John turning into Johnny Grande every day. John hates it when I say that, but it is the truth. He acts so much like him sometimes that it’s scary. 🙂

Oh by the way our KS My Stitch guilds January meeting’s program will be on Wiggly crochet. We are supposed to have our grid done before the meeting and then we’ll learn how to add the wiggly part of it. Well while I was waiting for the roast to cook I decided to make my grid and then I decided to go ahead and fill mine in too. I try to buy every wiggly crochet trivet that I see and had always wondered how they were made, now I know and I’m not sure that I want to make many more of these as they are very time consuming. All I know is that I will still be collecting wiggly crochet especially now that I know how much time it takes to make it. So how was your weekend? Did you do everything you wanted to?


  1. Love your blog so much and I do love the Mother hood. That would be great when that Kansas wind is coming straight down to Oklahoma. Your egg rolls and rice looked wonderful and I’m sure they tasted as well as they looked. Someday I want you to show me how to make them as well as your fried tacos.
    When we were in Wichita Friday and Saturday Amber took me to Material girls where I saw all these beautiful hats made by you. That was a really cool store. They also took us to the Nifty Nuthouse where we got to sample some really awesome treats. We also got to spend money at that place. From there we went to eat at a place called the Stearman. It’s right by a small airport where people can fly their planes right up to the restraunt and go eat. Really cool and the food was exxcellent. Jerald is makinmg breakfast for me so guess its time for me to go, Love you girl. sw

    • Hi Sue,

      That’s wonderful that you got to spend some time here with your John and Amber and I’m glad that you went to Material Girls AND Nifty Nuthouse. I haven’t been in there in a long time, although I did receive some yummy chocolates and nuts from Nifty Nuthouse for Christmas. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend too and we will have to get together real soon and I’ll show you how to make both the egg rolls and tacos.

      Love you too,

  2. Looking forward to both the crochet along and the wiggly crochet project. Hoping to get my mesh base started soon.
    Thanks fir the wonderful homemade lunch, it was delicious. I did purchase the granules we were talking about and used them in my tortilla soup last night! I think it really up the flavor and bettered a family traditional recipe.
    Plus, I have quite a bad attitude about unwrapping those little boulilon cubes.
    BTW, that picture of you reminds me of your Megan!
    Have a great Monday!

    • Hi Susie,

      You’re very welcome for the homemade lunch, I just love cooking for you all. I’m glad you found the granulated chicken tomato bullion. And thanks for thinking that my picture looks like my Megan.

      Love you,

  3. Great-looking Mother-Hood that Merri designed. Love the name of it!

    Grrrrrr….. Even tho untangling yarn can be relaxing in itself, this is NOT the case when you are dealing with so much of it. Been there, done the 2-hr untangle. Maddening, especially ‘cuz you are wasting purr-ecious crocheting time!

    That’s so funny about your “spooking” John with your camera flash. What on earth is that kind of vacuum cleaner he carries on himself???

    Oh my goodness, Tamara …. you look soooo adorable in your very own Mother-Hood!!

    John’s *brother* is older than your own mom??? How did *that* happen??? LOL!!

    Wiggly Crochet, huh? That’s a new one on me. … I used to call my German Shepherd (Keisha) “Miss Wiggles” becuz of how she wiggled her hind end in excitement to go for a walk. She was such a love.

    • Oh Kat, you’re so sweet.

      The detangling really didn’t bother me that much this time; it was just funny how concerned John was.

      In answer to your question about the vacuum cleaner John is carrying around; I’m not sure he’s the one that purchased it and he’s the one that uses it. When I find out I’ll let you know. 🙂

      Thanks for thinking that I look adorable; I do love my Mother-Hood and I think you should make yourself one. Merri did a wonderful job on writing the pattern.

      Yes, John’s brother is older than my Mom. I’ll have to tell you that story at another time. But making it short; my John is 13 years older than me. 🙂

      I think you should try the wiggly crochet too, just once. Ha! Ha!

      Love you,

      • Hi Tamara ~ I’m just really curious about that vac cleaner.

        My dad was 9½ yrs older than my mom. Bernie’s Ed is 14½ yrs older than she. Frank is ‘only’ 5½ yrs older than I. [Too much info? LOL!]

        If I’d ever wear a Mother-Hood, I’d surely make myself one. But I really do *rarely* go out in winter. I LOVE my Newsie Newsboy hats – and the scarves I’ve made.

        And I see you are encouraging me to drive myself nuttier by trying wiggly crochet. Ain’t gonna happen! LOL!!

  4. All of that yummy goodness….I have never tried making egg rolls, but I imagine that they turned out just great!

    Your Mother-Hood looks awesome if I do say so myself! Thanks for trying the pattern.

    Have a great week, Tamara!

    • Merri,

      Thanks for stopping by to comment. I loved making your Mother-Hood and I can’t wait until it gets cold enough here to actually wear it. The temperature has been in the 50’s and 60’s so far this year.

      Maybe some day I will be able to do a tutorial on making egg rolls. They are quite easy, just a little bit fiddely.


  5. Oh, how CUTE is that?! A mother-hood?! I love it! I’ll have to check that pattern out! Love your colors too.. I haven’t yet tried Deborah Norville’s yarn yet. In fact, I’m just about to put a small order in for some “I Love This Yarn”, and some Vanna’s Choice” yarn, for the afghan I’m making with PammySue! (My first round ripple afghan, and I’m enjoying every quiet, calming moment I get to work on it, at night, after dinner!.. A nice project to start the year off!) Have a great day! ((hugs))

    • Hi Tina,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to comment. I love that you have a fun project to work on while you are relaxing. 🙂 Also thanks for liking my Mother-Hood and if you get a chance you should try the pattern out. It is so much fun and easy too.

      Hugs & Love,

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