Tag: plants

Playing With Cotton Yarn


Having completed four cotton place mats (& not having enough yarn to make a fifth) I decided to play around a bit, making some plant pads.

I’m going to make some more to use as hot pads for the few times we actually eat at the table!

These designs are from Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes,
which is my new favorite crochet book. I made this baby doll blanket from Miss Munchkin from one of the motifs shown in the book.

It has given me many ideas for so many projects!


Amore Arizona – The Weather

This morning I am glued to Facebook and the steaming video from WHNT 19, a television channel in Huntsville Alabama. Already this morning there have been tornado touchdowns in the north Alabama area and the day is only beginning. Do I really miss the weather of the southeast? Well, some days, yes, I do miss it, but today is not one of those days. Today I am enjoying a typical southeastern Arizona March day; crystal clear sky, light breeze, sunshine and temps expected to get to sixty (which is actually a bit on the cool side for this time of year).

In January I was able to repot my plants outside on my patio.

In February I was picking bouquets of pansies.

Winter can be cold here. Our first winter here (2009-10) was very cold, with too much wind and too much snow for my taste. But the subsequent two winters have been mild, with only a few very cold days and just a light dusting of snow on the Huachuca Mountains to the west of us. Spring and Fall are beautiful weather-wise and Summer here in Southeast Arizona is almost like living in the southeast, with temperatures in the 80s and 90s and a lot of moisture in the air with the Arizona Monsoon. Other areas of Arizona have more extreme weather; Tucson and Phoenix get very HOT in the summer, with days and weeks on end over 100 degrees and the northern areas of Arizona often get massive amounts of snow in the winter. So I am grateful that we live where the weather is quite pleasant most of the time, avoiding those extremes.