Thursday, February 18, 2010

Granny Squares, Giveaways, and Surgery.....Oh Dear





I did it!  My first multi-colored crocheted granny square, as I promised in the previous post.  Yes....it does appear a little lumpy, and if you look close, you'll probably find more than a few mistakes...but it's my first and I just love it!  I'm going to make gobs in that three color combo for a coverlet on our bed.  The bed has an old faded lavender chenille spread, and I think this is just what it needs to give it some zip.

I got up this morning to the most lovely surprise.  I've been responding to the journal entries of  Deanne Fitzpatrick, a rug hooker whose work has inspired me for some time.  Deanne had a give-away that was a little different than most I've seen on blogs.  She wrote very thought provoking journal entries daily.  People were encouraged to respond to these, and as a result their names were put in a pot for the winnings, which I believe is a basket of goodies from Deanne's studio.  Well, I just got so into checking in daily because these posts really made me think.  We discussed art, life, food (recipes....yum), generosity, and many other topics.  She is going to continue this project, so you may want to pop in and do a little writing.  I plan on continuing because it became more than a drawing for me, it made me write which is something I plan on doing more of......which leads me to.....

This will be my last post for maybe a month.  I am having a very inconvenient, but needed foot surgery tomorrow which will keep me off my feet for the most part of a month.  Even though I won't be posting, I'll be sure to check in with friends to see what's going on.  I plan on using this forced time of reclusion to do lots of writing, sketching (used to do this all the time, but life got in the way), crocheting, reading, and watching movies.  Sounds terrible doesn't it?  Actually, I'm glad to get this procedure taken care of because it has caused me a lot of pain over the past year.

So, even if you don't hear much from me for awhile, I'll be checking in with you.  As soon as I get my basket from Deanne, I'll be posting pictures of my winnings.  Please check into her site.  Her work is wonderful, and the journal entries are well worth taking the time to at least think about, even if you don't feel a need to respond.

Bye, Bye
Dulcy

17 comments:

summersundays-jw said...

Good luck with your surgery. I'll be thinking about you tomorrow. If you start feeling better next week, call & I'll bring lunch. Jan

Beth Anderson said...

Oh wow - I'll miss you. I wish you the best and a speedy recovery!
I love Deanne Fitzpatrick - thanks for sharing her blog with us.

TamboinMO said...

Dulcy,
Good luck with the surgery! See you soon!

Orange Sink said...

I will miss you Darcy! Hope your surgery goes smoothly and you have a quick recovery! Your crochet square looks great! Now you have a project to work on while you recoup! Will be sending prayers and healing thoughts your way tomorrow and as you take your steps in the future without pain! ((Hugs)) Cathy G p.s. I think Deanne F. is super great! Let us know what you receive...that is so exciting!

Kim said...

Hope your surgery goes smoothly and you get back to blogging soon. I will miss your posts. And congrats on Deanne's basket. Lucky girl! Kim

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Congratulations on your winnings ~ a wonderful prize!! Ohhhh, I feel sorry for your foot surgery ~ I have a bad foot and I'm too chicken ~ I hope you get along well ~ maybe you'll inspire me!! I love Deanne's writings, too ~ she is very inspiring and thought provoking! With your self-imposed hiatus, you'll be writing just like her!!! Good luck!!

River Glorious said...

Forgive the intrusion, but I like your granny square! :) Your granny square is made with lovely colors, very lovely. I would omit the spaces between the side shells and add a Chain-2 in each corner, to make it more square.

Very lovely indeed. God's best on the surgery

Sonja said...

Oh dear, indeed! I just found your lovely blog and away you go. I do hope your surgery goes well, and that recuperation is speedy. You will have time to make those grannies! (Love your colors, btw!)

Meadowsweet said...

I enjoyed taking a cyber tour of your rug show. Lovely work!
I too am a Deanne Fan and have been for years. I visited her studio a few years back when it was still at her house. I have gotten away from hooking (not my choice) and am really feeling the urge to pick up my hook again. Your granny square looks good to me and will keep you busy during your recovery.
Best
Jackie

ShabbySheep said...

Dulcy, I hope your surgery was successful. Like I said, we can lay on the couches and chat if you want to! Although you only have one couch!!! talk to you soon. please call if you need anything!
xo,
Sheri

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hope all went well and you're on the mend!!!!!

Relyn said...

Hey, you. I'm thinking about you. Feel better soon. And call if you want company. I mean it. Love you.

JoJo said...

Dulcy, I'm way late on posting this but I've been down with a bad cold for the past 6 days. I hope your surgery went well and you're home, mending quickly and taking care of yourself.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Dulcy, love the idea for the granny square coverlet for your bed. It will be beautiful! Hugs and prayers for your surgery and recovery. I'll be keeping a good thought. Take care of yourself and let someone wait on you!
Debra

單存 said...

每個人生命中都可能遇到貴人,這些貴人不一定真的尊貴,他可能是陌生人,也可能是你的敵人。..................................................

Relyn said...

Still thinking of you... Still hoping you'll call. I miss you.

Lily Mayfield said...

gorgeous colors!!