Granny Stripes

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Pink granny stripes. I’m working on a new blanket. 🙂

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So I was going to write out a blog post tonight. But I’m too busy hunting the stink bug that is in my bedroom! Eww!

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Why thank you, Dove! 😀

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Oh Ani. I’m going to miss you when I move 😦

Jets scarf

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Last night I finished trimming and hiding the ends of the scarf I was making for a coworker. He is a big Jets fan so I found yarn to match their team colors! And look! More waffle stitching!!
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Pa (Another Heavenly Birthday)

Here we are on another heavenly birthday.

Today my dad would have turned 64, but instead gets to spend it doing what he always dreamed of, praise God face to face!

Tonight’s post is dedicated to my dad (or Pa as we more commonly called him) and some of the things I remember about him.

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Pa loved my mother with all his heart. Only God came before her, no one else.
They were young (by today’s standards) when they got married, but it all worked out for the good.
Oh, and he was born in Texas while my Grandpa attended college.

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Pa loved to teach/preach. Telling other people about God was a gift to him.
He preached better than most Pastors could ever hope to, maybe I’m a little bias…

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Pa was a Civil War reenactor.
He sewed his own clothes, made his own hats, and sewed authentic flags.
I believe there is a flag of his in a Civil War museum out in the mid-west somewhere.

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Pa was a puppeteer.
Mom wrote scripts and they did pre-recorded tapes to preform.
Before he died we got to do one last big show together at Tabernacle.
Pa made the big wooden stage. I will never forget that day.

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Pa loved all of his kids. From the oldest to the youngest, he loved each one of us.
And my dad loved our friends too as if they were his kids.

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He was a father to the only grandchild he would get to know on this earth, Scotty.
They were best buddies!

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He was happiest being in Gettysburg with his family.
But now I’m sure he would say his favorite place to be is where “the roses never fade.”

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“When the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there!”

I love you, daddy ❤

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My buddy cat, Meatloaf. ❤ Who was also secretly loved by my dad.

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Kitty love

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This morning I woke up to Meows pulling at my blanket. She wanted under to curl up and keep warm.
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I am so happy that I got my necklace back! Apparently Zales didn’t put my name with the necklace.
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Mini Wedding-planning Night

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How very exciting! One of the flower girl dresses came in today!
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I had a lovely night of cupcakes and shoe shopping with my bridesmaid, Ally.
If anyone goes to the David’s Bridal in East Brunswick, NJ, ask for Katie. She was a doll in helping us with finding shoes in the right colors and sizes. All I know is Katie deserves a raise for her excellent attitude! 🙂

Waffle Stitch Obsessed

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The scarf for my coworker is almost finished! Ironically, the yarn I’m using is called “Spartans” after Michigan State sports team. This scarf however is meant for a Jets fan!
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I think I have an obsession with the waffle stitch…

Freezing!

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This doesn’t happen too often… New Jersey was almost as cold as Michigan!
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Between the snow storm yesterday and the work I did on lunch and after work today, the baby blanket is done! I am so relieved to have this blanket finished! Once I’m able to give it to the person that it’s meant for that I’ll post pictures of it.
And while I had it at work several coworkers asked if I would be able to make them blankets as well! Looks like I’ll be crocheting a lot between now and my wedding day! 🙂