Friday, July 31, 2009

Color scheme?

I recently figured out an easy and simple way to check out a color scheme for crochet projects beforehand with using the Paint program.

I did not draw with much care. I just wanted to see how the colors looked together. Here is the color scheme I plan to use for the Granny square blanket I am making.

Crochet Turtle

I recently finished this tiny turtle for Armando's Amigurumi collection.
You can find the pattern on the Lion Brand Yarn website.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Improvement YAY!

I am happy to report that Mom has improved a lot. She is still having problems with her memory and confusion at times.

In our family therapy appointment today she was given some more memory tests. This showed that Mom is having trouble with her short term memory and analysis. She did well with synthesis but analysis was very hard for her. I asked the therapist if I could look up some games or exercises for short term memory and analysis to help Mom improve and she said yes. She also told me an exercise we can do to help with analysis. The therapist is very good. She tries to help Mom, Dad and I find new ways to do things and that is so helpful.

This therapist has seen Mom from the beginning and when she was hospitalized. Today she said how happy she was to see Mom improving more. She admitted that when Mom was in the hospital how she was really concerned for us because she was afraid that Mom would not improve and that with her condition at that time, that we would have not been able to keep her at home.

I feel so blessed to have Mom improving and doing better. Will she return to the way she was before all of this happened? We do not know at this time. What is hopeful is that Mom is learning new ways to cope and do things with her condition as it is now and I am proud of her.

I see some light shining at the end of the tunnel.

Photo taken by me in Chile -2008

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Self- Reminder for Later

Try this recipe:

Baked Potato Soup.

Has anybody ever made this recipe before?
If so, Does it taste as good as it looks?

Friday, July 03, 2009

Terrarium ideas

The other weekend I found a terrarium/tabletop planter for $5.00. I was very happy because I have thought about making a terrarium for quite a while now. The terrarium I bought looks similar to the picture above but mine has more detailing on the sides.

I found a few websites with information on how to make terrariums.

This one is cute, a terrarium in a jar:

Great How to's here for all kinds of terrariums: