Back to the Square

I knew I wanted to make a boy’s blanket and I wanted to do another new pattern. I can’t believe I actually went through five different patterns before I settled on the Granny Square Stitch. Although I have done this pattern countless times. I know there are countless ways of doing the same stitch and if it was a chance to learn something new? 

I crochet and I am opened to learning different ways, because there is “No one way” to actually do a crochet stitch. I enjoy learning something new (#5 – I believe it’s called a standing stitch).

#1: Waffle Stitch

Lamplight Crochet Tutorial #27 Waffle Stitch Baby Blanket



HOW to CROCHET CATHERINE’S WHEEL – Crochet Stitch Pattern by Naztazia

You can learn how to Crochet the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch pattern in this DIY video tutorial. Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from Naztazia. This is a nice crochet stitch for beginner to advanced crocheters. The stitches are composed of two opposite shell clusters that form a circle, wheel, or round object. This stitch pattern works great in a blanket, a scarf, or a shawl. It would also look nice in a sweater or other fashion accessories.

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#3: Easy Breezy Mile A Minute Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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Easy Breezy Mile A Minute Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern | The Secret Yarnery

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#4:  V Stitch Square

Super easy crochet: V Stitch Square

Blossom Crochet   Super easy V Stitch square – can be used for small individual squares or one large continuous square of any size! Find me on Instagram:…

#5: The Super Stash Busting Granny Square Blanket!

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Blossom Crochet: The Super Stash Busting Granny Square Blanket!

Granny Squares are a great stash busting project. – whether you choose to make lots of small ones or a huge one, this crochet tutorial will help you do it!

Time to get back to crocheting..

Bye IV Now, LD*

Cutting Words……

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I didn’t want to redo my book, because I thought I had done a good job as it was. I knew my story was good, so why should I change it? I had left a publisher to look at it and said these hard words, “I don’t think your story is good, but I will still help you publish it.” Yes, for a healthy payment.

It took me a moment to overcome her words. I had to remember all of the changes I made before allowing her to read it. I listen to:

  • You need to add more detail.
  • You need to have more surprises.
  • You need to build up to the high part.

The list goes on, but today my eyes were open. I NEED to not only edit, but get my story back to where it was supposed to be from the start. 

I know it’s going to take a moment, because I took one story and  scratched that into three books. Now I decided to combine over 15,000 words into one book of 5,000 words. 

Today was the first day of my word cuts. I know this is going to take a good minute to finish, but I am going to do it and do it my way….

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Short List..

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I Will lose this weight.

I Will Never get a Needle in my knee again.

I will find a better job. 

I said it, I believe it, and it’s already done ..

I believe words are powerful. They have the ability to hurt or to encourage, so be careful of what you say..  

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Better Cup of Water….

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I am working hard to drink more water and less coffee. Even though coffee tastes better. I was looking for a healthier coffee and didn’t come up with any. At least none that didn’t have a side effect. Dandelion coffee is supposed to be good for you, and it does help you go to the bathroom, but who wants that? Then again, if there is ever a need, I guess drinking coffee to help would be a good thing.

Drinking hot spicy lemon water and watching an old movie is better than drinking another cup of coffee. I am sipping on a bottle of water here and there, because I know it’s good for me. I have stopped trying to figure out why what is healthy either tastes bad or costs a lot?  

I am finding myself chewing on gum, instead of getting the chips that are on top of the refrigerator. I did get Lays with less salt, so not as bad, but it’s true no one can get just one or a few. There is also some onion dip inside of the frig. I may have gotten that for someone else, but it’s still there for me to enjoy as well.

I may have to look up some ways to jazz up my water: 

I can’t wait to try some of these and hope for a better tasting cup of water….

Bye IV Now, LD*

Restarting Bleach…

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Restarting Bleach Again

Heads up here is an answer from Google as to a brief info about, “Bleach,” just in case it’s new……

{Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. It follows the adventures of a male teenager Ichigo Kurosaki, who inherits his parents’ destiny after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper-a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper-from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. Wikipedia                                                                                               Author: Tite Kubo Volumes: 74 (List of volumes) Published by: Shueisha     English publisher:  AUS Madman Entertainment NA Viz Media              Adaptations: Bleach (2004), MORE Genres: Adventure fiction, Supernatural fiction

Season 10….

  • I couldn’t wait until Bleach returns. I thought I would watch it again from the start, but I couldn’t bring myself to do that. I remembered each episode and could watch it again. 
  • I started at Season 10 and as I worked on my burgundy project (hoping to finish it today, which didn’t happen) and enjoy a day of rest.  
  • Bleach isn’t an anime a young person should watch or one who doesn’t want to watch a fighting anime.       
  • Bleach comes in my top ten anime that I like a lot. One day I will make a list of all the anime I like the most……..                                                          

  Bye IV Now, LD*

Not Again…

I got up today with a purpose. I have been looking into a side job for a few weeks and finally found one I really wanted to do. The words fear and afraid only crossed my mind for a second. Then I realized who I am and I will Never give up on myself.

My way of thinking when in doubt, get into the word. My mind may wander, my feelings may get hurt, and I am unsure of myself at times. I like to say I always find what I am looking for, but that’s a joke. I like to go to my church service online. I came across a title called, “Not be Afraid,” and I got some highlights from that teaching.   

{ The Lord is my light and my salvation— Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the refuge and fortress of my life— Whom shall I dread?
Psalms 27:1 AMP

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, They stumbled and fell.
Psalm 27:2 KJV

Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
Psalm 27:3 KJV }

It’s true I know I shouldn’t fear anything or anyone. It is easier said, then done, but it’s true. I start thinking about what if’s and here comes the meaning of that word. 

{ For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: In the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Psalm 27:5 KJV

When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 20:1 KJV

for the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
Deuteronomy 20:4 KJV

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].
2 Timothy 1:7 AMP

I sought the Lord [on the authority of His word], and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
Psalms 34:4 AMP 

I got ready to start my new adventure and at the start a new sign popped on my computer. I thought my computer was set up for all programs, but I may have been wrong. I started second guessing. I couldn’t get that thought out of my mind. 

Once again. I am putting my hopes and dreams aside, but I WILL NOT GIVE UP ON MY DREAMS. I will get someone to look at my computer and add the right program. I WILL NOT BE STOPPED……

Bye IV Now, LD*