On my last post, I mentioned the dish scrubbies I had been making. This one I didn't show. It was made with a different pattern, and I made it with tulle. The youtube video is attached.
I did not cut my tulle. I buy it on a spool from Joann's. Here is the one I made in aqua.
Mine came out just fine, but I think I prefer an actual dishcloth to the round one like this, mainly for the size.
I always like to have some dishcloths, both knitted and crochet on hand to give as hostess gifts when I go somewhere. I usually give them with a nice soap like Meyers Basil.
I have knitted several of the dish scrubbies and they are still in great shape, and I use them every day. I also made some in my bathroom colors, and keep them in the soap dishes to keep the bar of soap from slipping all over the place. I made them rectangular instead of round. Both tutorials are very easy to follow.
I know that I am way behind on visiting and keeping up with all of my blogging friends. I have been especially busy with the gardens this year. Doubling my garden size, of course doubles the work as well. But I love it!
In the spots that are bare, I have harvested and planted new seeds. On some of the more heat sensitive things, I will be planting in the partial shade and protection of more mature plants to protect them from the hot summer sun.
I can't wait to get ripe watermelons and cantaloupe! The vines are really spreading out now. and have many blooms.
Many of you have asked how Mom is doing. She is doing great. However, it has been decided that it would be best to take her off of the chemo meds. She had some adverse reactions, and the Dr. felt it best she not continue. The chemo was given as a bit of extra insurance. The cancer was completely removed in surgery. None of the lymph nodes, nor tissue tested positive for cancer cells. The chemo was given to be sure that, if by chance there were any straggler cells left behind, they would be zapped. But she will be monitored very closely. With blood tests, PET scans, etc. She was okay with going off of the meds. So naturally, she is feeling much better now that her body is recovering from having taken it for several weeks. She continues to feel good. And we are all so very thankful for that. I thank each and every one of you for your continued prayers, and concerns.
Last week one night, we made pizzas again. I made another batch of pesto for one. And we loaded it up with veggies from the garden, and some pepperoni and proscuitto. Then after cooking it, topped it with heaping mounds of arugula and a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. Wow!
One of my chickens laid an enormous egg again.
On one of them, I even used vintage knitting needles!
Geeps is home. Leftover burgers for dinner. And LONGMIRE is on at 10:00 Woo-Hoo!!!!
Over and out. See you soon.