Saturday, October 3, 2015

This and That

It's October and another little front has blown through
leaving a few delightful days of nice temps and low humidity.


I got my flu shot .. the high dose for those of us of a certain age! 


I'm taking part in the Spice of Life Crochet A Long along with 4000+ others!
The crochet a long is being sponsored by Stylecraft and Black Sheep Yarns. 
I've been using yarn in my stash.
As much as I would like to, I just couldn't by more yarn! 
We get new instructions each week.
Here is my first week:

Spice of Life Crochet A Long

And this what the afghan looks like after the second week:
Love those stacking shells!

Spice of Life Crochet A Long

It's been fun, a great stash buster and I've learned a few new tricks 
from the ladies in the FaceBook Group

Cherry Heart


A night out at the zoo to meet the new CEO.
Good friends, good food, and a cute animal ambassador:
meet Winston -- the Juliana Pig.


His tail was in constant motion ... as was his head ... yummies on the floor! 


The Juliana Pig is a small colorful pig originating in Europe through selective
breeding of various kinds of pigs. The Juliana Pig, also known as the 
Miniature Painted Pig, is small and spotted without a pronounced
pot belly or sway back. They have a long snout and are slight in frame.
They have a great temperament as the Juliana pig has been bred specifically 
 to work with humans. 

My weekend!

Last, but not least, it's the perfect weather for

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

I'm joining:

Camera Critters

and the lovely Judith at Mosaic Monday.


Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Winsten is a cute pig I always think they a good looking critters.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely needlework ~ beautiful colors and love the darling pig ~ great shots!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Phil Slade said...

I want to meet Winston. He looks a real character who I could get to like a lot.

Unknown said...

I love the colours and the patterns in your afghan and Winston is so cute! Happy weekend!

Laura said...

I love your blanket. It looks like fun. I'm trying to learn to crochet, but just on my own. Cute piggie.

Amy at love made my home said...

Your blanket is looking really great! Good idea to use your stash! xx

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Your afghan is really pretty!! The colors and bold and bright!! The variety of stitches used with the colors makes for a beautiful work of art! Winston is a delight! Have a wonderful weekend! Cathy

Hannah said...

I've heard of pet pigs, Winston looks like a fun pet. I like your crochet project, that sounds like an interesting group project and such pretty effects.

NatureFootstep said...

my grandmother had a pig as pet when she was a child. It´s cute in a piggy way.

Lois said...

What a lovely afghan! Winston is a cutie. I've never heard of this type of pig before. You just reminded me that I need to get my flu shot!

TexWisGirl said...

adorable little one.

A Colorful World said...

Love the crochet work, and Winston is a cutie-pie pig! :-)

Stephanie said...

Adorable pig and love the blanket!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh love the afghan and all the different rows. Silly pig.

sandyland said...

interesting yarns and piglet

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Winston is gorgeous.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Good move getting the flu jab, I have just spent 4 days in bed with it, & hope this strain is not coming your way, she's not nice :( Unlike your needlework, that's a very cool idea!
Wren x

Gerald (SK14) said...

the pig looks to be having a lot of fun

Maude Lynn said...

Winston is adorable!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

What a great crochet project and a great one to use up all the extra yarn. How fun to share the project online with so many.
Winston looks like a storybook character. So cute and friendly! I've never seen that type of pig breed before.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful knit work.

Tomoko said...

Yes, I understand how fun the needle work is. It is inspiring to share the work with many online! The vivid color is so beautiful.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The Juliana is an interesting breed of pig. Our arboretum is often invaded by the family of pot bellied pigs living next door as they seek out fallen apples. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

DeniseinVA said...

Love your crocheting, love your piggy :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Winston is a cutie! And I love your pretty afghan! I am sorry I am commenting so late, I've been away! Thanks so much for linking up! Have a happy day and weekend!