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!

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*

A Smile from a Mistake..

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Changing how one thinks and acts is hard, but it can be done. Setting an idea in place without doing the work may work out for the best, but that thin line can easily be broken. The question that you have to ask yourself, ‘is this going to break me or is this going to make me work harder to set it right?’ and your answer will set your steps.

I LOVE to create and thought how sweet it would be if I could talk about my craft and sell it all in one place. What better way to do that is having my own website, but not really liking the computer world and NO ONE willing to help (without me spending a week’s paycheck) I am going to be realistic now and pull the plug on my website. I am NOT willing to give up my name, so I will keep the name. 

I have heard of and, but I don’t feel they are right for me. I have talked with a few people who have and had worked on these sites and they have talked about the good and bad things.

I guess that is when I thought I should just have my own website and get past those negative thoughts. I may not be able to keep my site up and running, but who knows what tomorrow will bring. I WILL NEVER GIVE UP!!!!

Then I got to thinking. Are there any other sites that I could sell my crochet projects on? I am not going to give up on Etsy, because it didn’t work for someone else. I am NOT them. Here is  google’s answer to my question:

{} 9 Best ETSY Alternatives 

  • Shopify. For any seller considering a move from ETSY to a self-hosted site, selling on Shopify is the obvious starting point in 
  • your research journey….
  • Big Cartel….
  • Zibbet….
  • Handmade at Amazon….
  • Bonanza….
  • IndieMade….
  • Aftcra…..
  • Storenvy…….

Mar 17, 2021 • 9 Best Etsy Alternatives for Creative Entrepreneurs – Fundere. {}

I plan on doing a lot more research and when I take my next step it won’t be with luck on my side, but knowledge this time around. Whoever said, “The more you know – The more you grow?” 

UGH, another question and I want an answer. Google is so good at finding answers.

{} Aristotle  – Aristotle famously wrote, “The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.” . Feb 20, 2019 {}

I guess all of my words didn’t come from Aristotle, but I like mine better hahaha

I am done with my quick thoughts, because I am going to get a cup of coffee and get to reading about my new project. Any mistake you can learn and grow from, is worth a Smile to set that mistake right.


A Little Space Please….

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People never seem to amaze me? Yes, I take out my headphones to greet you and ask how you are and talk for a few minutes. That is cool, but when you see me put my headphones back into my ears, sit down, and take out my crochet project.

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That doesn’t mean you keep talking to me and get closer so I know you are talking to me and then be confused when I give you a dirty look.

People just, because you see someone else in the breakroom – doesn’t mean they have to talk to you. Give people space and if they want to talk – they will talk – and if not, ignore them as they are trying to ignore you….


Traveling Online 10: Georgia

When I think about Georgia, I think about food, and I am making myself hungry as I type. I wonder if they have a new way of cooking meals without meat? Although I do eat a little seafood maybe twice a month. I am Smiling as I think about the possibilities. It is no surprise, because I Love Ms. Kardea Brown has a show on food network called  “Delicious Miss Brown.”

{} : Seafood Crab Mac And Cheese | Delicious Miss Brown •Jan 5, 2021 {}

{}Food Network Australia   Subscribe to Food Network Australia for more delicious clips:   Kardea Brown, also known as Miss Brown, makes famous Southern mac and cheese, this time with a seafood twist. What could be better for the family dinner than a delicious crab mac and cheese?{} 

{} Georgia US State

Description  Georgia is a southeastern U.S state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland and mountains. Capital city Atlanta is home of the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. The city of Savannah is famed for its 18th – and 19th-century architecture and leafy public squares. Augusta hosts the Masters golf tournament. – Google.{}

This brief info from Google didn’t make me want to go visit, but then again it was short. I am going to hunt around youtube and see what I can see…

{} I drove through downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This is what I saw • May 23, 2021.

  Nick Johnson  

 Downtown Atlanta was so empty. Why??

For this edition of dashboard tours, I took I-85 north from Alabama into the heart of it all – Atlanta Georgia. The plan was to record the downtown Atlanta area, a metro area that I had only seen from the window of a car. I was lucky – Atlanta traffic ranks as the fourth worst in the country. But because of a global pandemic, i was able to scoot into downtown with hardly a backup at all. It was Thursday, January 7, 2021 at about 2:39 pm.{}

#1  I liked the information at the start of this video and the music as he drove around the town.  I did see a few places I like to have a second look at. One of the biggest Ferris wheel  I have ever seen. After I saw Metro Cafe  I realized I forgot to get my coffee. I saw  a blue sign “Rialto,”  and I couldn’t wait  to find out what it was. It is an art center

Side note – I am not sure why there are two dates, but other than that. I wanted to correct the mistake I saw in his description of this video, but I didn’t. Not that big of a deal. I enjoyed watching this video as I worked on my baby blue project…


TYBEE ISLAND GA • Mar 23, 2021

Walker Wandern  A look at Tybee Island located near Savannah in coastal Georgia. A quick look at some of the highlights of Tybee Island, GA including Tybee Island Light Station (Tybee Lighthouse), Tybrisa Street, the Tybee beach and Tybee Pier, Chatham and Venetian Drive, Fisherman Pier and some of the colorful neighborhood.{} 

#2  It didn’t take too long into this video to know this video is just meant to bring in tourists, but it was without heart. I would only go here on the off season. I like to relax and NOT be in a crowd. There is more, but not in this video. If you like more info this website should help with that….


Savannah Travel Guide – Including Tybee Island • Premiered May26, 2021

For Stock footage or Licensing of this video of Savannah, contact {} 

#3  I was right about Tybee Island, but it wasn’t until I saw this video that gave me more information about the place. I almost didn’t watch this video, because it started off by talking about ghosts. I thought that is all of what the video was going to be about. I am glad I was wrong. There was so much information within this video, I would like to go and visit Savannah Ga. I am thinking when would the best time to go..

I had to ask Google – when are there less people in Savannah, Ga to visit, but I couldn’t get an answer to that question. Then I saw this article – 10 Things to know before you arrive in Savannah by: IHG hotel & resorts.

There is a cafe shop that is not only run by Veterans, but they also help other veterans its called The Black Rifle Coffee on River Street

{}Helen City in Georgia

Description   Helen is a mountain town in Georgia. It’s known for its vineyards and Bavarian-style buildings. Unicoi State Park offers a lake and campsites. Trails run through the Chattahoochee National Forest to the Anna Ruby and Raven Cliff waterfalls. In Smithgall Woods State Park, Dukes Creek is known for trout. Hardman Farm State Historic Site includes an 1870 homestead and the Nacoochee Indian Mound burial site. – Google. {}



Andy Gordon    Walking, bicycling, and tubing in Helen, GA {}

#4  This video had me thinking about some of the romance books I have read and it was a welcome smile. I wouldn’t mind visiting this place, it looks like a cool place to walk, and shop. 

Side Note: Since this is a place especially for tourists – I would go when it is over.. Google said between August and September when school starts, sounds right 2 me.. Oops I just notice the date 2020. i have been trying to get up to date videos… I liked the video and over looked the date, sorry.


12 Best Things To Do In Blue Ridge, Georgia Jun 9,2021

Greenable  Have you wondered about the 12 Best things to do in Blue Ridge Georgia? This is a beautiful, mountainous region in the great state of Georgia and one that you’ll love to visit!{} 

#5 I think I would love to ride the ole time train ride. If I ever get a chance to come here I will invest in a camera, because I would really be upset if my phone charges off and I miss taking a picture. Nature has too many things to not take a picture of. This video gives you some cool ideas to visit Blue Ridge.  Here is a website with more info 

I am going to say, “good – bye” to Georgia here, because I need to get into my world (I am working on another book). I have always wanted to visit Hawaii and now I can work and plan at the same time.  

Bye IV Now, LD*

So ~ So People…

I am in the middle of Georgia, and it is more than just Atlanta. I cannot get this thought out of my mind, and I thought of making another list to finally set this thought free…

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To So – So Parents

  1. A seven year old or less SHOULD NEVER GO TO A PUBLIC RESTROOM ALONE!!!!
  2. A child shouldn’t touch everything in a store..
  3. A child shouldn’t be allowed to be in the toys section without you. (My son thought he was there alone, but I was always behind him).
  4. A baby one year old should NEVER have a lollipop in their mouth. (Unless the pop is too big for their mouth, so they won’t choke. Then again sugar isn’t good for their teeth, unless you want them to spend a lot of time in a dentist seat?
  5. Sorry, but if my child ever raised their voice or hand to me – 

Let me just say, he or she would never do it again. Yes, kids will test you, but you let them know at an early age you are the ones in control and not the other way around.

I believe I can stop here and move on to something more pleasant. Well, I am working on a baby blue crochet project now. I think I will prepare dinner and get back to that….

A nice way to end my Saturday…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Friend or Foe?

“One does not ask for a blessing to get a blessing”

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, And he addeth no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 10:22 KJV

Blessings are upon the head of the just: But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:6 KJV

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 11:11 KJV

I work hard to stand in my faith, to walk that straight line, and always showing who I am. I don’t get jokes, so I don’t joke around with others, and yet people will be people.

Some will take what they want by force or by trick. They believe they are right and all you can do is pray they don’t hurt you or someone else as they push their way through. 

Remember people are people no matter if by blood or they say they are your friend. Hold those who are real close, and anyone listen carefully so they won’t hurt you.

Bye IV Now, LD*