Some time ago I found two fabulous fabric scrap balls at a garage sale! (Yikes! I cast on for this back in 2011!) I shoved it into a drawer. I think I was worried about the circle becoming wonky. There’s a tutorial here.  I saw a video tutorial (and can’t find it right now) that suggested a size P hook, which is what I used, and suggested increasing whenever it looked like the stitch wouldn’t go around the circle. In other words, eyeball it, which is what I did in the beginning. This one is in SC. So every once in a while, I put two stitches into one to increase.
You can see that it looks a bit hexagonal. Perhaps if I did some rows without increases that would disappear. However, it finished up quickly and I found a perfect place for it.
Our downstairs bathroom is very small. My husband and son mainly use the shower there, so this gives them a spot to drip dry as well as keep their feet warm on this tile!

In some other sewing, I made a pillow and table runner for a friend who is helping her mom move into a condo.

I made my first visit to IKEA recently. We don’t have one nearby. The closest ones are near Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. So during a recent trip, I stopped in. I was a bit overwhelmed. The one item that I really wanted was their cheap frames for my first photo grouping. But they ran out of the 8 x 10s!!!  I’m also not sure I like the maze that you have to go through. However, there was a lot to look at. I bought two of the bags, just because…..and I ended using one to ship some bulky items. It worked very well!

This has been one of the most transient-feeling summers I have experienced in a long time.  Not for me, but for my kids. With two kids moving home for the summer and then one moving out for a summer job, then all back here, and now sending three off to college.  And that’s just the basic stuff going on…. Add in a bit of a rainy summer and capsized sailboat and the result is not that many trips to the beach.  My husband and I managed a few evening walks and he always finds the unusual colors! (I get all the white and greens.) But I did find the biggest Lucky Stone yet! (You can read about Lucky Stones here.)

There were days when Lake Erie was furious!

There were some things I said “no” to, and a few I said “yes” to. How could I not do this run again?

That’s just a touch of some of the things I have been doing. Now, I have to take a special, young lady off to college.