Thursday, January 19, 2017

Off the Hook

My Granddaughter asked me to crochet a Caterpillar outfit for her new baby.  So I did.
You can find instructions for a basic baby sack and baby hat at Yarnspirations and/or Red Heart.  A change of yarn color to black and yellow and the above becomes a darling bumblebee outfit (hmm, that could just be my next crochet project).
You can also google "crochet caterpillar pattern."  It's amazing how many versions there are and how many wonderful people are kind enough to share their pattern instructions.
What's on your hook?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Past Weekend...

The past two weekends K and Amelia have gone to Doug's house leaving Elliot and I to play, play and play some more.
First we took a card table and made a "tent," which Elliot even napped in.  He was more excited to build a train track and play on top of the "tent."
We watched "Finding Dory" and "Monster, Inc." too many times to count.  We finally got out of the house for an afternoon with my Mom at Barnes & Noble.  Elliot picked a new game (can't remember the name) but it's a maze game.  It takes me about 20 minutes or more to build a maze, and seconds for him to go from start to finish. Not the way it's originally played, that would be too hard, so we adapted the play.  His current favorite game is Funny Bunny.  We played that lots of times, too.

I love the weekends and spending time with family.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Introducing Amelia

Sweet Amelia Violet
Very early New Year’s morn, we welcomed a wee little bundle of joy into our family, a new baby girl, Amelia Violet.  At just 5’1”, 18”, she is a tiny one, but oh, so bright eyed, with strong voice and even stronger presence.  Congrats to K and D and big brother E.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Looking forward to....

Elliot was such a joy this past Christmas that I am finding myself totally excited for the next holiday we will celebrate.  When I should be devoting 100% of my time working on a brief (legal doc), my thoughts keep drifting to valentines, paper cones, dipping chocolate, Easter baskets, yellow peeps and jelly beans. Quick peeks at Pinterest have me anticipating the bus ride home when I can pour over the many wonderful crafts, mouth-watering recipes, inspirational quotes and entertaining ideas and lovely tablescapes, may of which will be pinned onto my holiday boards.  Being in such a creative mood lately, I am beyond excited to see so many adorable crocheted baskets, hearts, lambs, and egg cozies.  What a wonderful way to use up bits and pieces of leftover yarn.  This upcoming weekend, I am looking forward to spending time with Elliot, decluttering my room (VVA will be picking up donations on Wednesday), finishing the book I am reading, making progress on Amelia's sweater (introduction to Amelia forthcoming), and catching up on the laundry, if there is such a thing!
Whatever you are looking forward to this weekend, enjoy!

Saturday, January 7, 2017


Happy blog-a-versary to Outline of Life.  It's been eleven wonderful years!  This blog has seen me through my paper scrapbooking years when I was fairly new on the scene, joining Boards, and circle journals, entering scrap contests and going to crops.  

It’s been through many weight losses and gains.  

My sister’s passing into Heaven.  

So many births, first words, first steps.  

So many highs, so many lows.  

I still have not found my "niche", rather I just write about what I am interested in, my likes, and dislikes, the everyday, how I want to be organized, how I love tradition, there is no single theme (I am all over the place), but it’s honest, it’s my story and it’s all good.  Not too many posts were planned, especially those in the early days, they detail what was happening then, what my thoughts were, how my days were spent.  

There is so much history in this blog.  Most of my grandchildren's lives (many from day 1) are documented here.  So many changes to the house.  Lots of Holidays and many, many birthdays.  So many memories.  It is so awesome to be able to look back and see where I’ve been, what I’ve learned, how I’ve grown.  How my family has grown.  

I adore this blog. It’s my diary, my holder of thoughts, ideas, hopes and memories.  I will continue my journey in this life through this blog and leave behind a small part of me, though my written words, for my grandchildren and their children.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


My One Little Word for 2017 is:


For more information on "One Little Word," go here