Passing On Treasures

While searching through some pattern booklets looking for something that I can’t find, I came across these crochet patterns. I no longer crochet much, at least not doilies anymore, and I’ve offered them to Audrey and the girls. These are small projects and the girls are welcome to dive into my cotton thread stash if they need anything.

I’m still looking for the booklet of knitted cloths and hand towels that I swear I had on the shelf. It appears to have disappeared into thin air. Oh, well. I’ll do a search online to see what I can find, or I may just grab one of my stitch pattern books and come up with something of my own. It’s not that difficult.

I’ve finished another Mitch Rapp novel, The Survivor, by Kyle Mills and started on the next in the series, Order to Kill. I enjoy these books so much and Kyle just picked right up and carried on after Vince passed. I know they worked closely together for some time and honestly the stories flow so well I can’t tell the difference in their writing. I noticed there is a new book, Oath of Loyalty, available for pre-order on Rakuten, due out September 13th and I went ahead and pre-ordered it.

The weather turned cool yesterday and it is sunny and in the low 60’s this afternoon. Our mowers were here Saturday morning and got finished before the little bit of misting rain began. The yard sure looks a lot better. It’s always fun to sit and watch the birds arrive after the guys leave. There were cardinals hopping around and searching in the grass for food, and then one of our resident hawks arrived and swooped down for something small and tasty to eat. I wouldn’t be surprised if the deer made an appearance during the night to check out the changes in their back yard. I can see half a dozen male cardinals out there right now.

We had a bit of a subdued Easter Sunday when our grand-dog, Zev, took a turn for the worse and had to be put down. He had a couple of different, hereditary health issues that suddenly went full blown and he went downhill pretty quickly the past few days. We are all sad at his passing but glad he is out of pain now. He lost so much weight and his hair was coming out in clumps, he was having difficulty standing and walking and his eyes and gums didn’t look good at all. He was such a good dog and a big goofball and will be sorely missed. We’ve still got Waya, his sister, and at some point Audrey and David will get a couple of GSD puppies for Waya to train. It will do her good to have puppies around and the kids will have a blast playing with them.

It’s tough losing a well loved pet and Zev was more than that, he was protection for the family and very loyal. I’ll miss him looking up at me with his “I love ya, man!” expression. He loved his grandma as much as I loved him. They don’t call German Shepherds ‘velcro dogs’ for nothing.

OK. Time to get moving and get something accomplished and throw off the sadness if I can. I am not going to sit here and dissolve into tears. Again. I’ll remember our boy the way he was before he became so ill.

Have a blessed Monday afternoon, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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