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TTMT #98 Crochet, Bats, and Minis

12 thoughts on “TTMT #98 Crochet, Bats, and Minis

  1. Hi Robin. The Drunkards path quilt looks terrific. I can see the bats! So do the mini’s.
    I was cracking up about the Aloe plants. I had a very bushy flowering plant, that I loved looking at. We got a thousand of those damn yellow grasshoppers this year. My husband ripped out the whole plant. It was not worth the argument, so I let it go. The plant started growing again 2 days later and he dug a deep hole to get it out and still it grew back. It reminded me of his father who would mow down his mothers flower bed because of the bees. Picking my battles. LOL! I admire your stamina to plant a flower bed in this heat. It was 80 degrees when I got up.

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  2. I’m so glad you had such fun birthing babies in the garden. I need to spend some time on mine soon. I have a wonderful row of huge elephant ears that I just love (they require NO attention).
    I LOVE that afghan! I can crochet on roadtrips (passenger), but it’s definitely too hot to work at home these days.
    That quilt is great. I think it needs a border just to contain it…it looks to me like the pattern just doesn’t “end” on the edges. Different sized borders would be fine. Ohhhh….the bats look like they’re swooping down in a “The Birds” fashion…but that’s just the Hitchcock in me.
    I’m always amazed at how many things you can do with HSTs, and I have quite a few I have made and thrown into a box over the years, but really don’t think of them when I start a new project. You may have inspired me. I really love matchbox stitching, and am not a hug fan of stippling (but it has its place). Can’t wait to see what you do with those. Definitely fun. It should tame the bias.
    You’ve had another productive week (plus birthing those babies).
    All I got done this weekend was to spend the entire day Saturday getting my internet back up (it turns out that my new router does, in fact, work just fine, but not until the ISP tells it’s “signal” not to go to the old one that lightening struck–and that took literally all day for them to figure out). So Sunday I caught up on some TV and bill paying.
    Have a great week.

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    1. WooHoo! For working internet. Our internet people can be very frustrating and everything seems to take days and days to accomplish.

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  3. I love aloe plants. I have a big potted one my sister gave me and a small inside plant that grew from babies from the plant that belonged to my mother-in-law. I’m wary about planing mine in the ground because we do get a couple of days below freezing each year.

    Rob’s afghan is looking lovely. Those are also mine and Jewells’ alma mater colors. 🙂

    Your Drunkard’s Path quilts continue to look great. How fun!

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    1. We’ve been in Florida since I was 13 and we’ve always had aloe plants in our yard. They’re the first thing we reach for when someone has a sunburn or cooling burn. It’s been a few years since our temps have dropped below freezing and even then it’s just for a night or two.

      When I decided to crochet the afghan for Rob I just raided the stash for whatever colors I had the most of. I purged my acrylic stash last year and gave away almost all of It. I’ve heard from many people that the red and grey are colors for various schools or that they love the color combo. I know I e been enjoying the combination. Thanks!

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  4. Love the drunkard’s path. I see bats, too! Also I think the size is perfect just as it is, if it’s for a child.

    The afghan is looking really good. And yep it’s mine and Jen’s alma mater colors, as well as UNM’s colors.

    I think matchstick quilting would look really good on the hst blocks.

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  5. The Drunkard’s Path looks great. Nice colors. I also like the minis. As for your gardening, I’m afraid I’m a bit jealous. I’ve never had a green thumb; I’ve killed every plant I’ve ever tried to grow except hostas and my one azalea. Hostas are notoriously hard to kill so they work well for me.

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes it’s hit and miss for me with plants. Our yard is very sandy and I haven’t done much over the years to adjust that. I’m slowly adding in some good soil into the flower beds at least. The aloe plants seem to love the sand so that’s a plus. Maybe I’ll look Into some hostas for the back yard.

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