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Friday, May 14, 2010

Mother's Day

edible fruit basket
Pretty, colorful, edible, healthy even. This pretty fruit basket/boutique was sent by my daughter. Isn't it darling? And it tasted soooooooooooo good. Strawberries, pineapple, grapes, 2 types of melon and chocolate-peanut butter covered Granny Smith Apples.

We spent the day on planes flying from Ontario, CA to Midway in Chicago and back home to Columbus. I find traveling tiring. Partially because you don't really eat normally, partially because of the chaos that seems to exist in airports and let's not forget all the various time zones. So during one of times on the ground she did call to wish me Happy Mother's Day and then had this fabulous fruit delivered to me on Monday. Hubby and I enjoyed it with every meal for a couple of days. What a great gift!

Thought of my own Mother, this now being the 2nd Mother's Day without her. My next post will be about her, another of my memories; as soon as I can get the picture needed.

I took yarn, knitting needles and crochet hook with me naturally. I did knit each day and on the flights coming and going; but took more then I needed; which is typical. lol When it's 80-90 and one can spend time at the pool enjoying the sun the yarn takes 2nd fiddle. We've not seen much of sun in these parts you know with all the snow in the winter and the still cool damp weather here.

I am though at what I consider the half-way point in my first knitted ghan. Nothing fancy, a simple corner to corner using every color in the rainbow and then some. Using up odds and ends, left-overs and am having fun seeing how the colors are coming together. I'm now at the point where I'll start decreasing; thus what I believe to be the half-way point. Don't normally make a square ghan so no doubt will need to do something about an edge; so perhaps a bit less than the half-way point. This ghan is slated for Pine Street, which is a homeless benefit you can read all about on my Bridge and Beyond.
knitted afghanPicture looks a bit blurry, perhaps I moved a bit. When I get further along I'll try it again to share.

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Plan for the day:
yard work
laundry
make blog rounds for all on my blog log...........got all 23 done!
make and schedule a few blog posts
do my EC's drops
check my work schedule

12 comments:

  1. Hi Sandy,

    Thanks for your comment. I repurposed with a vengeance, didn't I? :D

    I love that afghan. Gorgeous!!! Someday I'll knit a full-size afghan, but that day will only come when my patience is never-ending. It'll be awhile :)

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  2. Glad you had a nice "Mother's Day". The edible fruit basket is fantastic. I've had it before.

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  3. Busy Lady you are...the Mother's day basket looks very good, peanut butter granny smith's eh? mmmm mmmm goood...

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  4. HI SANDY,
    THAT WAS REALLY NICE OF YOUR DAUGHTER TO SEND YOU SUCH A LOVELY GIFT. I ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THE FRUIT BASKET. I AM SO GLAD YOU SAID IT WAS DELICIOUS, I ALWAYS WANTED TO ORDER ONE.
    YOUR AFGHAN IS LOOKING GOOD, I DON'T KNIT BUT I LOVE TO CROCHET, I DO MOSTLY AFGHANS. TAKE CARE, RIZZI

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  5. Here you are with another blog. Good for you. It is all I can do to do one.
    Those fruits look terrific. Yummy.
    I want to do something for your homeless blog. I had already left a long comment but I will be back. Just got to think it through. I am old and that is a huge effort for me to think.
    Have a lovely day.

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  6. I have considered making my own decorative fruit basket when I discovered how much they cost.

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  7. What a pretty fruit basket/boutique that was sent by your daughter..love it!!
    Mother's Day is always a wonderful day for all the people all around the worlds.

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  8. what a lovely mother's day gift! Such a beautiful fruit bouquet!

    http://anna-gastronomy101.blogspot.com

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  9. I want that fruit basket!! yum yum! so beautiful too!

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  10. That's very nice.

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  11. Anonymous5:42 PM

    The best hearts are always the bravest.


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