Posted by: tgonzales | May 5, 2014

May 3-4, 2014 Weekend, Crocheted Dishcloths, Breakfast at Doo-Dah Diner, Fabulous Four Reunion, Breakfast with Mom, a Migraine, and another Crocheted Hat


My weekend started off with making 2 flowers,


one dishcloth, then


another dishcloth. I know this might be hard to believe but sometimes I just feel like making dishcloths and flowers. So that is just what I did before I got John up to go to breakfast at


Doo-Dah Diner. I really thought that John would enjoy the hustle bustle of the Doo-Dah Diner and especially the monkey bread that they bring to you while you are waiting for your food to arrive. I just love their retro tablecloths, don’t you? Each table has a different color and the decanters that they use to serve their homemade maple syrup in are too cute.


John decided on the special of the day Huevos Rancheros and


I chose the biscuits and gravy with maple pepper bacon. Our breakfast was very yummy and I just loved our waitress so much I asked her if I could take her picture.


She agreed but only if I was in the picture with her. Thank you so much Becca for a wonderful diner experience. Becca was kind, thoughtful, and very patient with us. I can’t wait to go back again and maybe next visit we will go at lunch time.


Well, I had a very quiet and peaceful day as I crocheted another dishcloth and watched a movie. This time I also made one of those handle potholders to match. I plan on giving the set to our young newlyweds next door as a little “I’m sorry” gift for texting them on their rehearsal dinner night complaining about their dogs barking and whining all evening. I really felt like I had a right to complain but they are ignoring me when I get out of my car at the same time as they do now. So I want to make a peace offering in order to get along. There’s nothing more miserable than having a neighbor be your enemy. 😉 Right?


Then it was time to gather my thoughts and head over to Jennifer’s to join in on the Fabulous Fours’ reunion. Jennifer cooked out on the grill and we had chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers, asparagus, corn-on-the-cob, my famous potato salad, chips, mushrooms, and little bell peppers.


It was so nice to see all the girls together again and I loved listening to their concerns about one another, it made my heart happy.


I also liked hearing what they remember about spending time at our house when they were young. All of them agreed that we had the best collection of pictures to look at from their childhood. I think pictures are very important; they help you remember.




I had a wonderful time spending the evening with all four of these young ladies and hope that there are many more of these reunions to come. I ended the evening with falling asleep to the television. 🙂


Sunday morning Mom came down to our house and picked us up to go to Emilia’s for breakfast.


Of course I always want to get a picture with Mom when I can and Sunday was no different.


After Mom left I started getting a headache and it ended up turning into a migraine by 11:00 am. So I took some Aleve and laid down and did not get up until 1:00 pm. By that time the migraine felt like my head was bruised. I had planned on going to our Rian Leigh’s last play of her sophomore year of college. I guess it was better that I was here because I found John out in the yard with a diabetic low. Thank goodness I had barbecued ribs, potato salad, avocado, and radishes waiting for him to help with his low. I was sad that I did not get to go to her play but I will for sure attend some of her plays next year.


After lunch I decided I wanted to make a hat from CrocheTrend pattern named “Baara Hat”. You know some people are meant to wear a hat and some people are not and I am definitely the latter.


I really love the way it turned out and I thought that the antique button suited it perfect. Although, the head mannequin looks so much better in the hat; I know one lovely lady that would look adorable in this hat…no wait a minute there are half a dozen lovely ladies that I know that would look adorable in this hat. Anyway it will be available at the Kansas Barn Sale on October 4th.  John and I ended the day with a movie from RedBox called “August Osage County”. Wow, now that was a dysfunctional family. I had a wonderful weekend making memories, preserving those memories through photos, and making dishcloths. Sometimes its the simple things that make me the happiest. How about you? How was your weekend? Did you create some memories? I would love to hear all about them.


  1. All that lovely food makes me feel hungry. Loving the hats. Super weekend!

    • Thanks Cathy for stopping by to comment. It makes my day. Hugs, Tamara

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend overall. Sorry to hear that you got a migraine and John had a low, but other than that it sounds like your weekend was grand!

    • Hi Jeanne! Thank you as always for taking time out of your day to stop by and comment. I love hearing from you and hope you have a wonderful Monday. Love and Hugs, Tamara

  3. I so enjoyed your blog-but I always do. I want to go to the Doo Dah Diner the next time I come to Wichita. It looks like a great place to eat. The fabulous four reunion looks like it was a great time. I know Jennifer enjoyed it. I love the barra hat and I have to agree with you it does look better on the mannequin. I love you just the way you are girl. Our weekend was filled with activity surrounding our granddaughters graduation. Can’t believe she has grown up so much. She has her 18th birthday tomorrow. I do feel old. Have a great week . Love you very much. girl.

    • I must tell you how sorry I am for the above comment about the barra hat looking better on the mannequin. That was bad of me to say that. Please forgive me I love you just the way you are.

      • No worries here and no hard feelings. I want you and me to be honest with each other and that’s how you saw it and I respect your opinion. Love you too!

    • Thanks so much Sue! You should definitely go to Doo-Dah Diner; they make everything from scratch and all the portions are oversized so you will definitely have left overs or you and Jerald could share a meal. By the way there are no hard feelings here when you say the hat looks better on the mannequin. No worries. I saw some activity on facebook regarding your beautiful granddaughter’s graduation. Love you too cuz. Have a great day!

  4. Lovely lovely photos, as always. The hat is gorgeous, and it DOES suit you!!! It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.
    I am so grateful to you for pointing me in the direction of CrocheTrend’s pattern. The Ella hat has been a huge success already, and I’m halfway through the next one. I have three orders for it, as well. I think I might mosey on over to her etsy shop again right this second…..

    Love you, xxx

    • Hi Jill! Thanks for the sweet comments about the hat and I love that you are having success with CrocheTrend’s hat patterns. I loved seeing the picture of yours in the booth last weekend. I wanted to purchase the men’s or she calls it her unisex hat pattern. I would love to have all of her patterns but you know I will have to limit myself. 😉 Have a great Monday. Love you too!

  5. I had the intention to make dishcloths this past weekend also, but they ended up merely on the to-do list. UFOs came first 😉 I like how you finished them off with the crab stitch, good idea! I think my next batch will have to be done that way. Thanks for the inspiration & have a lovely week!

    • Hi Lisa! Sometimes it’s just a dishcloth making day or weekend. 😉 Love and Hugs, Tamara

  6. Love to read your blog. You are so busy it makes me remember when I had the energy to be a lot busier. Valorie had a garage sale May 1-3. It went very well and my garage is much cleaner. This has inspired me to get back to sorting through the accumulation of “stuff” from living in the same house for 41 years. We do have some items to donate and will be taking them to Salvation Army soon.
    The power outage got Ray and I both out on our patio with our books and
    a cool drink until it was to dark to read. Not long after coming inside the lights were back on, and the fins were all running. by 10 pm it had cooled off nicely for sleeping with open windows and fans running. We have still not turned on the air conditioner. Since cooler weather is predicted for the last of the week we plan to continue to enjoy the fresh air as long as possible.

    • Hi Linda! I’m so glad that you love reading my blog. I do believe if you wrote down everything you did you would be surprised how much you actually do. I’m so glad that our electricity didn’t go out. I am spoiled and need my air conditioning. Thanks again for stopping by. Hugs, Tamara

  7. I understand migraines. I wished mine would go away in a few hours. Mine is a all day ordeal. Lots of sleep and no loud noises and a cool dark room.

    • Hi Linda Anderson! I am the same way as you with most of my migraines. I was so happy that it subsided with the 3 hour nap, cold and dark room too. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Tamara

  8. Love your flowers. I too will make dishcloths … when I just feel like doing mindless crochet. I hope your gift to the newlyweds will clear the air. Having barking dogs, day or nite, is the pits! Especially when the owners do nothing to change it.

    Glad you went to the Doo-Dah Diner. Love that name! Such a cute photo of you & Becca the waitress.
    Love the reunion pics. Jennifer’s face just *glows* with joy. Actually, so do the other gals’ faces! 😀 What FUN for all of them .. and for you!

    Tamara, I have a big head. All the Krazy Kitty Hats I’ve been selling … I look awful in them. But, thankfully, the buyers’ heads are not as big as mine — and, as you know, they all look so very cute in their hats. I think I’d look better in crocheted hats if they are looser on me, rather than so snug-fitting.
    BTW, the hat you made is gorgeous!

    As for ‘August Osage County’, I put “Not Interested” in my Netflix account. It has a great cast, but it sounds just way too depressing for me to view.

    Loving the photo of you with your mom. I know you will get more this Sunday when you two, plus Jennifer, celebrate Mother’s Day!!! 🙂


    • Hi Kat! I love you and all the sweet comments you leave. Hugs, Tamara 🙂

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