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

#Crochet #CrochetPodcast #TheSecretYarnery

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

Do you love crochet, crochet tutorials, easy crochet patterns, and the occasional crochet along?  Whether you want to learn to crochet, looking for new crochet designs, crochet stitches, crochet ideas,  yarn & yarnspirations, or a step by step crochet tutorial, you have found the right place!  The Secret Yarnery is here to help you bring your creative aspirations into reality with motivation, inspiration, and easy diy tutorials.  Join us! 

#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!

Blossom Crochet

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*

Online Traveling #4 : Arkansas…..

The next place to visit online is Arkansas. I wonder what it will be like? I can’t wait to have an answer to this question as I work on my green project…..


US State



Arkansas is a southern U.S. state bordering the Mississippi River. It’s known for its abundant park and wilderness areas, with terrain encompassing mountains, caves, rivers and hot springs. The rugged Ozarks region in its northwest has hiking trails and limestone caves such as Blanchard Springs Caverns. Its capital, Little Rock, hosts the Clinton Presidential Center, housing Bill Clinton’s presidential archives. ― Google {}


We Found America’s MOST CHARMING Town! – Food & City Tour of Eureka Springs, Arkansas 

The Endless Adventure   We may have found the MOST CHARMING city in the USA! We spent the day exploring the town of Eureka Springs, AR, eating huge pancakes, huckleberry pies, and exploring all the awesome sights around the area. 😍 Who knew Arkansas was so beautiful or delicious!? {}

#1 Even through the rain it looked like a cool place to walk around. I wish this couple ‘and I am assuming they are married’ – had said their name. I am listening to the video as I type (Oh I did watch it first to make sure I liked it and I liked it enough to subscribe to this site) – and then as they were eating I heard him call her Allison.

I agree with them that the Thorncarl Chapel is an amazing church.

Thorncrown Chapel is a chapel located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, designed by E. Fay Jones, and constructed in 1980. The design recalls the Prairie School of architecture popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom Jones had apprenticed. Wikipedia

Address: 12968 US-62, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

 Side note : The word copyright came up and I bypassed another picture, but it was shown in the  youtube video by The Endless Adventure…


Beautiful Scenic Arkansas HD (1080p)  May 17, 2019

Ben Stone!  I took a break year after college to film my state because I didn’t think Arkansas had good enough representation on the internet. I will add the locations in the comments soon. I hope y’all enjoy it! Follow my Instagram for more:…{}

#2: I was looking for something closer to date, but saw the colorful frees and couldn’t go pass it. I am glad this video had music as I enjoyed nature’s beauty….

Side note: I am hoping to find something else that is more on the lines of visiting and not moving there, but that will be at a later time. I am going to get back to a NEW Anime I am enjoying. Watch Shounen Maid….

://  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shōnen Maid (少年メイド, Shōnen Meido, lit. “Boy Maid”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ototachibana. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation aired between April and July 2016.



LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Top 10 – What makes this a GREAT place!

601 TRAVELS Oct 8, 2020  Let’s explore LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS and find out what makes it a GREAT place. Watch our What Makes This a GREAT Place Playlist here:…


Fun Free Things To Do In Little Rock Arkansas

•Jun 9, 2019 

Traveling On a Shoestring

Fun Things To Do In Little Rock Arkansas

I know when you think of cool places to visit Little Rock may not be the first place that comes to mind but honestly if you live anywhere in the area or are an outdoor enthusiast it should be. 

Little Rock, Arkansas sits on the banks of the Arkansas River located in the center of the state. And with a population of nearly 200,000 people, it’s the largest city in Arkansas and definitely the place to find a good time at a great value.

Sidenote : The last two videos were a lot of information and  enjoyable to watch. I am done with Arkansas…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Anime Watch List 4: When…..

When Marnie Was There


Annie was a young girl who kept to herself and didn’t know her selfe worth. At the beginning of the movie she pointed that out herself, her mother who has taken her in felt because she wasn’t her biological mother was at fault for her not fitting in. After an asthma attack the doctor suggested she should stay with family outside of the city.

At first I thought that was wrong, but for Annie that was the best thing. She not only made a friend who helped her see her self worth, but realized she was totally loved. Even if that friend was a ghost.

She did meet some real live people as well and this story was one of the BEST new stories I have seen in a VERY LONG TIME!!  


When Marnie Was There – Wikipedia › wiki › When_Marnie_Was_There

When Marnie Was There (Japanese: 思い出のマーニー, Hepburn: Omoide no Mānī, “Marnie of [My] Memories”) is a 2014 Japanese anime drama film written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, produced by Studio Ghibli for Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Hakuhodo DYMP, Walt Disney Japan, Mitsubishi, Toho and KDDI and distributed by …

Based on: When Marnie Was There; by ‎Joan G. …

Music by: Takatsugu Muramatsu

Production company: Studio Ghibli

Budget: ¥1.15 billion; ($10.5 million)

Novel · ‎Joan G. Robinson · ‎Makiko Futaki

PG 2014 ‧ Family/Drama ‧ 1h 43m  {}

I  got tired of  looking for something new to watch, so I went back to two of my favorite anime. Whispers of the Heart was the first movie and the next one was called The Cat returns.


Whisper of the Heart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Whisper of the Heart (Japanese: 耳をすませば, Hepburn: Mimi o Sumaseba, literally “If You Listen Closely”) is a 1995 Japanese animated coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Yoshifumi Kondō and written by Hayao Miyazaki based on the 1989 manga of the same name by Aoi Hiiragi. It was animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network and Hakuhodo. The film stars Yoko Honna, Issei Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi and Keiju Kobayashi. It was the first theatrical Studio Ghibli film to be directed by someone other than Miyazaki or Isao Takahata.

Whisper of the Heart was Kondō’s only film as director before his death in 1998. Studio Ghibli had hoped that Kondō would become the successor to Miyazaki and Takahata.[2]

It was the only theatrical Ghibli film not directed by Miyazaki or Takahata for seven years until The Cat Returns was released in 2002, which focused on a minor character of the film, Baron. {}

I LOVE this movie and I LOVE this article I just read about it. If you want to look at an anime that has no fighting in it and a good story I hope you take a chance of this one as well as the second one. I am going to add that review here if anyone else would like to read it as well.  



Review: Whisper of the Heart (Japan, 1995)


The film’s protagonists, Shizuku and Seiji.

It’s almost sinful how little this movie is known or seen. There is no doubt this is one of the most emotionally intricate, beautiful pieces to come out of Ghibli, and modern cinema in general. As Yoshifumi Kondo’s first and last project after tragically passing away, there’s no doubt we preemptively lost who undoubtedly would’ve been one of modern cinema’s greatest directors. So rare is a first attempt so wonderful.

The Cat Returns

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Cat Returns (Japanese: 猫の恩返し, Hepburn: Neko no Ongaeshi, lit. “The Cat’s Repayment”) is a 2002 Japanese animated fantasy[3] film directed by Hiroyuki Morita, produced by Toshio Suzuki and Nozomu Takahashi, written by Reiko Yoshida, based on the manga The Cat Returns by Aoi Hiiragi, with music by Yuji Nomi, animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network, Hakuhodo, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Mitsubishi and Toho and distributed by the latter company. It stars Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Tetsu Watanabe, Yosuke Saito, Aki Maeda and Tetsurō Tamba. This is Hiroyuki Morita’s first and only film so far as director for Studio Ghibli.

A spin-off of Whisper of the Heart, it was theatrically released in Japan on July 20, 2002 through Toho and in 2005 in the United States through Walt Disney Home Entertainment.[4] It received an Excellence Prize at the 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival. GKIDS re-issued the film on Blu-ray and DVD on January 16, 2018 under a new deal with Studio Ghibli.[5]{}

The first one was better than the second, but it was something watching cats..

Well, that’s the end of another anime watched list from me, Lee*

Anime Watch list3: I Want to….

{} I want to eat your pancreas ~ 2018 ‧ Romance/Drama ‧ 1h 49m


The aloof protagonist: a bookworm who is deeply detached from the world he resides in. He has no interest in others and is firmly convinced that nobody has any interest in him either. His story begins when he stumbles across a handwritten book, titled “Living with Dying.” He soon identifies it as a secret diary belonging to his popular, bubbly classmate Sakura Yamauchi. She then confides in him about the pancreatic disease she is suffering from and that her time left is finite. Only her family knows about her terminal illness; not even her best friends are aware. Despite this revelation, he shows zero sympathy for her plight, but caught in the waves of Sakura’s persistent buoyancy, he eventually concedes to accompanying her for her remaining days.

As the pair of polar opposites interact, their connection strengthens, interweaving through their choices made with each passing day. Her apparent nonchalance and unpredictability disrupts the protagonist’s impassive flow of life, gradually opening his heart as he discovers and embraces the true meaning of living.

[Written by MAL Rewrite] {}

This is a new anime movie and I can’t wait to get n2 it. At first I was kind of upset, because someone (a guy) found another person’s personal book and read it. It is beyond rude to read someone’s else’s personal thoughts. As I continued to read the outlines of the story the girl (who owns the book)didn’t hold it against him and I am intrigued to find out why?

*A side note: Another question, one that wasn’t asked directly, but it was asked just the same. Looking forward to getting an answer….

Over an hour of my time wasted…. To say it didn’t end right wouldn’t be saying it  STRONG ENOUGH!!!  I am going to make sure I NEVER look at another of Yoru Sumino ever again….

If it had ended after he (Haruki)had left her (Sakura) house, then it would have ended better, but it didn’t. It ended with an unanswered question. One should NEVER end a movie, a book, or a story with an unanswered question.

Let me calm down and go back to one of my favorite animes and that would be D.N Angel – who couldn’t love Dark and Daisuke. That actually should be Daisuke and Dark, because there wouldn’t be a Dark if it wasn’t for Daisuke.  I have lost count on the times I have already watched this series. It has been a while and I don’t know all of the stories by heart, and that is a good thing.

It is also a good thing when you know you have seen some good animes. Animes are just like books, one can never judge a book by its cover, and one cannot stop reading different kinds of books. So, I will not stop watching new anime.. I can always go back to one I like to clear away what I Just closed my eyes too and try to forget that my time was wasted.





D.N.Angel is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yukiru Sugisaki. The manga premiered in Japan in the Kadokawa Shoten shōjo magazine Monthly Asuka in November 1997. The series went on an extended hiatus after the August 2005 issue, returning in the April 2008 issue. Wikipedia  {}

Well, that’s the end of another anime watched list from me, Lee*

*Another side note: Sorry this post is a little off, way 2 tired 2 try again. My net post will be better…..

Listening to Words…..

We all can talk and some even may understand the words that are coming out of our mouth. But what if you are saying one thing and your meaning is totally different from what you are saying?

I thought I was being nice and letting go and ending a friendship clear and to the point? I was wrong, because they kept reaching out. Phone calls and text messages have gone unanswered. You know you are right, but it still bugs you that there seems no end to this…

You reached out to friends (female friends don’t answer) and one brave person (yes a male friend) who told me my words weren’t strong enough. He heard my anger, and pointed out it wasn’t towards the right person, and I agree.

I have decided I am “NO LONGER GOING TO PUT MY FEELINGS ASIDE TO TALK WITH ANYONE”. As a person no one wants to be alone and if there is a light coming from somewhere even if that light is grey we move towards it.

I LOVE looking up, because just like the clouds I am always changing. There’s beauty in everything and I REALLY DO NOT need someone to tell me I am beautiful or to talk to. I Know I am Loved. I have a few people who I can honestly call my friend (even if we don’t talk every day) and family.  

I am Blessed and it’s time I act like it. I am listening to a song by Jonathan McReynolds & Mali called “Movin’ On,” and I believe everyone should not only listen to these words, but understand them. One has to move on to be free  and Happy. We can either learn and move on or we can stay where we are and die like everyone else. I am not like anyone else I am More than what they see. So, Who Are You?

Bye IV Now LD*

Anime Watch List: Noragami

I am in another Anime world, because I didn’t choose a series I am already familiar with and chose something new. I normally stay away from anything with the word god in it. I liked the art work so I decided to give this show a chance. 

“Noragami” isn’t what I thought and it is a good show to watch. One doesn’t have to look too far to see the meaning of each chapter and maybe take something from it, that applies to the real world. 

Chapter 1: How (Hiyori) a normal girl not only saw a god, not knowing who he (Yato) was, and helped him from getting hit by a bus. In which she is caught up in between worlds. 

Chapter 2: She learns how she got that way and seeks Yato’s help to get her back to normal. Oh everyone sees her sleeping all the time, when she isn’t in her body, and she doesn’t like it.

Chapter 3: Hiyori  thought she could help Yato by finding him a spirit that could work with him, but she did and didn’t. She may have found the wrong spirit, but as they were running for their lives Yato found what he was looking for. Yukine became his sword and together they defended the bad spirit.

Hiyori is looking at her new temporary life through human eyes as Yato only sees it his way. She thinks she can fight alone. I don’t know if she will be able to do it in the future, but it’s a good thing Yato helps her even if he doesn’t want to.

I can ‘t wait to see what else happens next..



Manga series



Noragami is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Adachitoka. It began serialization in Kodansha’s Monthly Shōnen Magazine in December 2010. The series has been collected into twenty-two tankōbon volumes as of June 2020. Wikipedia

SynopsisIn times of need, if you look in the right place, you just may see a strange telephone number scrawled in red. If you call this number, you will hear a young man introduce himself as the Yato God.
Yato is a minor deity and a self-proclaimed “Delivery God,” who dreams of having millions of worshippers. Without a single shrine dedicated to his name, however, his goals are far from being realized. He spends his days doing odd jobs for five yen apiece, until his weapon partner becomes fed up with her useless master and deserts him.
Just as things seem to be looking grim for the god, his fortune changes when a middle school girl, Hiyori Iki, supposedly saves Yato from a car accident, taking the hit for him. Remarkably, she survives, but the event has caused her soul to become loose and hence able to leave her body. Hiyori demands that Yato return her to normal, but upon learning that he needs a new partner to do so, reluctantly agrees to help him find one. And with Hiyori’s help, Yato’s luck may finally be turning around.
[Written by MAL Rewrite] {}

Well, that’s the end of another anime watched list from me, Lee*