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*

Copy & Paste

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~ Once again I got to asking google questions. I was trying to remember why I got to clicking, but an answer isn’t coming to me. Then I was thinking about trying to recreate a story line to what I had started and I am no way feeling that thought.

~ My next thought was to just copy and paste, so that’s what I am going to do. This may or may not be an interesting storyline, because my mind is so full of other things. 

** Side Note: I am VERY Happy to say, “I am actually working on my book again and have just under 20,000 words to cut and I am NOT going to stop until it’s done.

 The main reason why I am Not focusing on any new storylines. I do have a few others I have started working on and will post when they are ready.  As for now it’s copy & paste time………………. 

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Skittles, Pop-Tarts, Gatorade and those yummy Little Debbie’s products are banned in the European Union because contain dyes like yellow 5, yellow 6 and red 40. The EU banned these artificial colors after their scientific research indicated they could be harmful to health, especially to y nooung children.2 days ago › consumer

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What are the benefits? “Adding cinnamon to your water is not only hydrating and delicious, it can also supply an array of health benefits, such as: delivering antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties, supporting heart health, lowering cholesterol, and potentially aiding in weight loss,” says Poon.Aug 1, 2021 › cin…

How long can you keep cinnamon sticks in water?  within 2 days

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What happens if we drink cinnamon water daily?

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Does cinnamon water reduce belly fat?

It helps you lose weight the easier way; and the best part is that it helps you melt belly fat first. Belly fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart diseases, diabetes and some forms of cancer, is not easy to get rid of. But with honey and cinnamon you need not worry about that belly fat.Aug 8, 2018 › health › we…

Weight Loss: Honey And Cinnamon Water 

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Can You Reuse Cinnamon Sticks? (Smart Uses + Storage Tips)

May 14, 2022 — Cinnamon sticks do not last long if stored in water because they will quickly grow mold. Mold can grow as quickly as 24-48 hours in water {}

I hope this wasn’t too boring. On a lighter thought. I have been drinking more water, because of a little cinnamon stick. The sun is finally up and I am going to go for a walk before I get to cutting my words…


Cinnamon Water……

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I am obsessed with cinnamon water. I know that sounds a little strange. Everyone I have told this to, all have made an ill facial expression. They ask why are you drinking cinnamon water? Yes, cinnamon water tastes really – really good whether it’s hot or cold. 

When I was looking up new ways to drink water, because I just don’t like drinking water. I came across cinnamon water. I’m like who would drink cinnamon water?  I was thinking cinnamon powder in water would look totally disgusting, but what about using a cinnamon stick instead? 

The first time I tried cinnamon water. I boiled the water like you would do tea, a cinnamon stick in place of a tie bag, and hope for the best.

Someone suggested adding honey and that would be hot cinnamon tea. I tried it, it was way ~ way too sweet, and I couldn’t drink it. I added a piece of ginger in hope I would like it better. I realized hot cinnamon tea doesn’t really work for me.

Another good use for the cinnamon stick is pineapple. How to make cinnamon pineapple tea:

  1. Wash and cut the pineapple. Leaving some fruit. I also add the core of the pineapple and the fruit is a good snack or toppings for a salad.
  2. Add pineapple in either a tea pot or a pot of water, filled water to the top, and then add a cinnamon stick.
  3. If you like a little spice, you can add a fresh piece of ginger.
  4. Strain the pineapple and cinnamon stick
  5. Add honey, {if you like it sweeter} but to me it’s sweet enough.  
  6. E.N.J.O.Y

The question was why would you drink cinnamon water? I couldn’t recall all of the goodness in this tasty drink.


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What are the benefits? “Adding cinnamon to your water is not only hydrating and delicious, it can also supply an array of health benefits, such as: delivering antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties, supporting heart health, lowering cholesterol, and potentially aiding in weight loss,” says Poon.Aug 1, 2021)

There may be more ways to drink cinnamon water than these two ways. I like the pineapple cinnamon tea hot and the cinnamon water cold.

After a short 35 minute walk around the neighborhood, it’s nice to have a nice cold glass of cinnamon water, while I watch anime, and maybe think of a new crochet project…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Just Laugh….

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I have never been a competitive person, I do my best to not only finish what I started, and to do my best at whatever it is I am doing.

I sent out a friendly challenge to family and friends (whom I thought wanted to improve their health by losing a few extra unwanted pounds)and challenged them to be more motivated. 

I kept things simple by going for a walk, light dancing , and even posting a few exercise videos. I got replies like: “Are you really doing everything you are posting?” “Why are you posting this?”

Needless to say, I stopped posting for a while. Then I realized who I was and started posting once again. I am doing this for myself and I don’t need anyone else’s approval.

I then challenged myself to keep on being the person I want to be:

  • I am Loved.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I am someone Special…
  • I will continue to be me…
  • I have Faith and Know where I stand…
  • I can do more than what people think I can do.
  • I will NOT let anyone STOP me from being a better me…………

When it’s all said and done, how can you Not Laugh, because you are LIVING YOUR LIFE THE BEST AS YOU CAN. Those who do see that or don’t want you to see it are frowning every time their unwanted words are NOT being acknowledged.


Yellow & Black Set….

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I got a request for a hat and scarf set. I wasn’t going to admit again that I wasn’t good at making hats, because who in their right mind would turn down money. 

Although, the colors that were chosen, which were yellow and black, had me thinking about a bumble bee, and who wanted to look like a bumble bee?

I looked up a few hats and came across a few. In this first video I actually made a hat for myself. It was easy and will be making another one. My client wants pom poms on her hat. I don’t think it would work for this project.

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Easy Beginner Basic Blue Beanie/ Crochet Easy Unisex Hat/Free Crochet Tutorial Bag O Day Crochet

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I couldn’t even think of doing this project, because of the colors. I know that sounds strange. I went back to Micheals and was so glad I didn’t cash my check, because they had a lot of new color yarn. I found what I thought I was looking for, until I was walking out of the door, and saw this skein of yarn. I believe this color would be best  for her hat and scarf set.

When I came across this video I knew I found the right hand for my next project.

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HOW to CROCHET an EASY WINTER HAT – Simple Textured Beanie by Naztazia Nov 6, 2019

Naztazia   You can learn how to Crochet an Easy Winter Hat in this DIY tutorial video. Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from Naztazia. This is a nice simple textured hat that works great for beginners. The crunch stitch, which is easy to crochet, adds a nice texture to the top part of this beanie hat. And the single crochet ribbing adds a good amount of stretch to that hat.{}

I started this hat pic # 1: pattern came out right, but I missed one stitch and was redoing it. Pic # 2: I redid it, got to the right size, but then I listened to the video again, and realized every stitch I did was wrong. I got the first one I had done two days ago and as much as I was hoping I was wrong. I knew that thought was lost, because the first one looked way better.

I am yawning, so I know I am not going to do anything beyond taking each stitch out. I will redo the hat tomorrow and try to get both hat and scarf done within a week. I will be weaving in some black, to keep my client happy, and start another project… 

* Side Note – I redid this hat three more times, but hopefully I like the design I am working on now. I will post that, when I get it done, and I am hoping that will happen soon….

Bye IV Now, LD*

Short & Sweet

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Being Grateful for What You Have,  

Be Thankful for whatever that

Wasn’t meant for you,

Pray for Strength until you

Are Able to Set Your Dreams Free,

and Remember to Say,

“Thank You” for EVERYTHING…..

Bye IV Now, LD