Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Forgotten bag & baby afghan

I was in Wal-Mart Saturday when a lady came up to me and said she didn't know my name but they had a purse that belonged to me at the bank downtown! Now that sounded strange! I knew I hadn't left my purse no where. I did recognize her face and knew I had seen her at this bank. But it has been months and months since I have been down to that bank. She said I had brought some rolled up coins in to be swapped for cash in the purse and the teller had forgotten to give it back to me. I asked her what it looked like and when she told me I knew immediately which bag it was. I told her I hadn't remembered seeing that bag in a while but hadn't thought much of it. I have so much sewing stuff stuck in every available nook and cranny that I would probably have never missed it! So I went down to the bank yesterday and pick up my bag! I am glad I did. I put a lot of work into sewing on all those buttons.

I also went up to visit with my cousin, Minnie Mae, on Saturday. She is actually my grandfather Dumas first cousin. So that would make her and me 3rd cousins. She is 85 years old and still does the most beautiful handwork. She does a lot of smocking and was working on a beautiful dress that she showed me. She has also crocheted lots of baby booties and had the cutest pair there. I really wanted the pattern, so she is gonna find it and mail it to me. She did let me borrow the pattern for the baby afghan below.

I decided to crochet it out of this pink yarn someone gave me. I am making it for a lady at church who is pregnant and due in late October. Below is the start of it. I started on it Sunday night and I guess it was kinda late and I was tired. I had a horrible time! I ripped out the first three rows about 3 or 4 times! I was about ready to just chunk it all in the trash! But I finally decided I was just too tired to work on it and put it up for the night. It is just really hard for me to just sit and not do some kind of handwork. But after I put it up I just sat and watched a little TV with the hubby before bedtime.

Here is a close-up of my stitches. I hope they look OK. I love the pineapple design. I have a whole book on pineapple doilies.

1 comment:

em's scrapbag said...

I am so glad you were reunited with your bag. Isn't it so nice when we get little bonuses like that. The baby afgan is going to be gorgeous. Have a great day!