Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Is This Chicago?!...Is This December?!...Almost January?!

         Even though I've never actually been there 'in person', I have a real love for it...Chicago Illinois I mean.  Besides having relatives there that I've never met, there's a lot of things I love, and look forward to seeing in person, in Chicago one day!...Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox baseball,... Wrigley Field,...Chicago Bears football at Soldier Field, {Yes! I do love them, even though they aren't my first football love. That would be the Dallas Cowboys BABY!!! LOL}...Jazz clubs and all kinds of other great music,...Deep Dish Pizza...and Oprah! ^_^ Those are just a few, by the way!
     But one thing I've heard about it...that's not so the wind in Chicago! Apparently it's not called 'The Windy City' for nothing!!...I'm mentioning it this morning because apparently Holyoke tried to rival Chicago's wind last night! Overnight we got 45 MPH winds, and apparently it's suppose to be an issue all day today!
     There were power outages from the wind last night, and they're telling us to keep our flashlights close by today because they're expecting more power outages today. O_O ....So, if you don't see my blog post here tomorrow...look for me in Chicago. I may be blown there by a wind off of Lake Michigan!! ^_^
    The funny thing is...I never heard the wind last night!! I was more bothered by the rising temperature! O_0 I was up and down all night! I thought it was just another bout of my hormones acting up...I've been known to become heated like a Butterball turkey in the middle of the night for no reason at all! LOL
       Poor hubby. :-( First he had to get up to re-position the fans for me,...(I have two going at all times in the bedroom)...then he had to get up to get me some tissue so I could blow my nose, (my nose got all hot, sweaty, and clogged up inside my C-Pap machine...Can you say UNCOMFORTABLE!!)...then he had to get up to open up the door! I was H-O-T!!!!...Who knew it wasn't my internal clock, but outside's out-ternal clock?!! ^_^
      I hadn't looked at the news or the weather last night like I usually do either. It was just gonna bother me and I knew it!...After hearing about the five people that died in a house fire on Christmas day,...two of the ones that died were a grandfather and his little granddaughter he had been trying to get out of the house with, and didn't make it. :-( ...And the news of the 70 fire-fighters who were trying to fight the fire to save the five people, and couldn't. :-( They're gonna have to get counseling because of it today ;'_';)...And the news of the two robberies of '7-11 convenience stores' in my town...And the news of 100 'Sears' and 'K-Mart department stores' that are gonna be closing....And the news of a local man who is very violent and still on the loose in our local today! O_0...I didn't want to see any more news...never mind weather!!!...I wanted to keep it light!...Pink and white.......CROCHET!!! :-]
      Remember this 'frame'?!...Well, it's no longer going to be a frame. I've decided. It's going to be a pillow cover!! :-)

       This was the first step in that endeavor...I crocheted a flap piece for the back of the pillow cover. I wanted to make it so that you could easily slide a pillow in and out of it...

       Once it was crocheted, I sewed it in place...

      ...and started on the other half of it...
         Finished it...and sewed it in place.

       It looked pretty cool when it was done! :-)

           Then I sewed a button in the middle where the flap over-lays...

      Now that the back is all done, now all I have to do is figure out what I want to put in the empty space in the front. O_O ...Any ideas?!

       I'm not gonna get any ideas from hubby on this one. It's not a cheesecake or a peanut butter cookie!...and it doesn't 'move like jagger'. ^_^ Hubby...apparently 'DOES' move like jagger!! LOL...He didn't know he did, until he kept hearing that song playing in every store he went in to put his cupcakes and stuff in...and then he couldn't get it out of his head!! ^_^ 
       Now, every time he hears the song...he starts dancing like a crazy man!...And me?!...I find it extremely entertaining!!! LOL So...I may or may not play the song on purpose just to see him dance. ^_^ And I may or may not have even taken video of him while he was doing it!!! LOL............Well, I've got to have something to keep me smiling, don't I?!! :-)
       Have a good day everybody...and move like....SOMEBODY...if you want to!! ^_^


News of war and near disasters,
Lots of folks who are to blame;
A world that's ever slightly shifting,
and yet still remains the same.

You can turn off your T.V.,
Unplug your phone. No one would care.
But soon you'll need to be connected,
and the news will still be there!

We have to streamline all our focus,
no matter what we use,
and keep our minds on what's important.
Now, Baby, that's some news!     


  1. The news HAS been a bit depressing lately for sure. That was so sad those people who died in that fire. And all those people losing their jobs...I feel for them. :(
    You stay safe today! Keep your doors and windows locked. You never know where that fool might turn up!!
    As for the pillow cover...I really like it! You need to find the perfect pillow to complement it. No, I don't have any ideas on that one. Sorry.
    I'm getting a sore throat. I think it's cuz of the weather change, but I have to be careful. I will be out all day, but I'll need to stay covered.
    Have a great day!!

  2. CinLynn, It sure has been!...WACKY in fact! And no worries about the guy on the loose. I'm sure they'll catch him soon. He beat up his girlfriend apparently...bad...And if things keep going the way they are we all may be out of a job soon! And that may not be a completely bad thing...if you know what I mean. And I know you do! :-] By the way. I'm glad you're liking my pillow cover!! I'm trying to figure out how to put one of my poems in the front...How?!...I don't know yet. ^_^ Be careful, cover up, and have a good day today, my friend!

  3. Anonymous12/28/2011

    Maybe you could make the cover Tunisian Simple Stitch and then cross stitch your poem on the front? If you know how to do color work in Tunisian - charts- you could do it that way as well. [or simply use single crochet]

  4. Sara, You know what...I thought about the Tunisian stitch! But I've never actually done it. I was thinking maybe I would do small single crochets and then cross stitch my poem on top of it, but the Tunisian stitch would look so much smoother. Hmmmm...I don't know if I'm brave enough to do it though! ^_^...Maybe I'll try!! Thank you for the idea and the encouragement....And why aren't you here to show me about this thing about doing color work in Tunisian - charts?! I've never heard of this...and I'm intrigued! :-] I guess I better do another Google search or something! :-) Have a good day, Sara!

  5. Chicago? Yep, my home town actually! I grew up in the "burbs" but as a kiddo we would jump on a bus and head to Wrigley field to catch a game. I was about 11 or 12..something I would never let my kids do!! When I say "we" I mean my friends and younger sibs...those were the good 'ol days! I was just there the weekend before Christmas to visit with my family. I miss it because it's home to me but the crazy traffic and crowds are not my fav things to fight. I hope you get there could stay with my Mom..she's the best! Have a good day Deb!

  6. Chicago would certainly welcome you if you came to visit! It really is a fabulous city with so much to offer. Right now it is especially lovely with an abundance of colorful Christmas lights twinkling along Michigan Avenue. Surprisingly, as I gaze out the window (here in Chicago), not a twig or leaf is moving ... not even a tiny breeze. Then again, the weather we have been experiencing of late has been very unChicago-like. Little snow and mild temperatures. One of the best winters ever ... so far. I hope your wind gusts die down soon. Brrr, I'm shivering just thinking about 45 mph winds.

    Great idea to make a pillow cover out of the frame. I like Sara's suggestion as to what you should do in the front.

    Have a warm and cozy evening!

  7. Yaya, Ohhhhh! I didn't know Chicago was your home town! :-] How nice! And what a rich place to grow up! There's such a wealth of everything...including weather! :-)) I have relatives there now. Maybe they're already neighbors of your mom!! ^_^ One of these days I'm gonna get there...One of these days!...Thanks for sharing your experience with me. Made me smile. :-)

  8. Julie, Awwwwww! How sweet! I like the idea of Chicago having open arms for me! :-) There's a long story behind there somewhere. I may share it one day...I had forgotten that you were from there too!! :-]...How funny that we're having 'windy city' wind, and you're not!! ^_^ Our wind has died down some. It's only 20 to 30 MPH now! But the temperature has dropped too...32 degrees now! Brrrrr! indeed!! Maybe my city could give Chicago their claim to the birthplace of volleyball, and you can come and take back this wind! LOL...Thanks for the vote with Sara about the Tunisian crochet for the pillow cover too. I think I may try it...Have a good rest of the evening, my fare Chicagoan! :-)


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