Many people have picked up new hobbies over this pandemic. My new hobby was trying a new crochet stitch called “corner to corner”. After a weekend of watching some YouTube videos, I found I really enjoyed the stitch and thought I would make a “themed” blanket for one of my sons. I found some free patterns online, and make the first “square”, a cloud from the Mario Brothers video game. So proud of my work, I showed my youngest son. His reply?Read more
If you have been following Irish Monarchy at all, you’ll know I had this crazy idea a few YEARS ago to crochet a blanket. I have been crocheting for years, so how hard could it be to make a larger blanket?!?Read more
I have over 649 photos on my iPhone (I know, not an earthshattering number, but it’s a lot for me!). I am always afraid I am going to lose my favorite photos. I also hate just “dumping” the photos on to a “cloud”. While I take a lot of photos, but I don’t need to save ALL of them. With over 40k photos on my laptop and more on the phone, how do I save the ones I want?Read more
Blogging can be a handful of things. Fun pastime. Side hustle. Adventure documentation. An unexpected side effect of blogging
Some days I sit here and type and wonder…does anyone even look at my blog? I, of course, enjoy the messages and emails I receive often, but sometimes you still wonder. Today I received a message that made my day. Cindy, the creator over at Journey with Healthy Me, nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award.Read more
I knew 2015 was going to be a big year for me. I was finishing my nurse practitioner degree program, oldest son was starting his last year in grade school, and I was turning 40. I wanted to capture the year differently and not just by a few pages in a scrapbook. I had a photographer friend who was challenging others to do a daily photo challenge. Challenge accepted. I was ready & starting on January 1st I took one picture each day on Instagram.
Christmas. 1986. This was the year my Aunt Sheila gave me a homemade orange crochet bag filled with yarn, crochet hooks and lessons on how make that yarn into something. Over the years I perfected my rows and could always knock out a mean granny square. While I have made little blankets for family and friends newborn babies, I never took the time to make a “large” blanket for just myself. So in late 2016, 30 years after I was introduced to the art by Aunt Sheila, I put myself up to challenge of a daily crochet temperature blanket.