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What a disaster that had to happen at the end of the year...
My feeling for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami and their families is hard to explain with words. We can help. Let's do that.

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I know it is already new year in Japan so "Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu" to all of you in Japan! *bows* m(_ _)m

I am so grateful that I gained my health back this year and that my family reunited. I just have to say this..... I have the very best husband! Sometimes I think I must have done something really good to deserve this man. LOL
In Oct. 2002, our son and I went to Japan, and I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He came to Japan in Dec. and commuted to my hospital room everyday for a month. Then he came back to the US alone and worked and worked without his son and wife around. During that time, I was going through chemo, radiation, blood stem cell transplantation, and recovery in Japan, and he either e-mailed me or called me EVERY SINGLE DAY for A YEAR…

Getting relaxed

I hope everyone had a wonderful, happy Christmas! Mine was good with all the food, people, and presents, although I missed my family in Japan a bit. All of my side of family is in Japan, and usually it doesn't bother me much, but especially during holiday season, it hits me a bit. I miss crocheting with Mom and my sister with my son and my little nephew running around in the house. LOL

Well, the Christmas is over, and I feel like I'm finally getting some rest. I've been sick with a cold, and bad migraine hit me last night, but I feel better today. I haven't been able to pick up a crochet hook since I made the wheat doily so not much crocheting news, but I sure have plans for some thread projects! (^^) Actually I have so many patterns I like, I don't know which one to start! Hehe.

Oh and one of the presents Hubby gave me was a....SEWING MACHINE! Yaaayyyy!!! I want to make a crochet hook case and a knitting circular needle case with it! But don't worry friends, s…

"The Wheat and Grape Doily"

Pattern Source : "The Wheat and Grape Doily" on Celt's Vintage Crochet.
Thread I used : Aunt Lydia Classic Crochet Art. 154   Size 10.
Color : 661 Frosty Green.
This is a big doily that is 26 inches in diameter so it's more like a table center. I did lots of double trebles on this doily. The pattern has some errors and some confusing parts so I can't recommend it to beginner crocheter. (-_-;)

Holiday Projects

Hiya. :D I bet you all were thinking, "Where in the world did Chie go???". LOL
Well, I am through making Christmas gifts, mailed out the ones that had to be mailed, and I only have some wrapping left. (^_^) We put up our Christmas tree, put outside lights and house decorations too.

Here are some of the things I made.

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The beret pattern is from Coat's & Clark's booklet called "Accessorize!", which I got from my local WM. It has crochet and knitting patterns ONLY for Red Heart's Light & Lofty yarn. I used P hook instead of suggested N hook. It's probably just me, but I can't use this yarn with smaller hooks than P. (^^; The mini scarf is made with repeating HDC row and DC row.

I used Toe-Up Crochet Socks pattern to make the mini stocking ornament. The yarn is Lion Brand's Chenille Think & Quick in Scarlet 113 and white Fun Fur. I'd like to thank wonderful Sharon to make this ornament possible. *bows*

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Getting ready for the holiday

Finished -
So far, I have made 5 scarves, 2 pairs of socks, 3 ornaments, 1 dishcloth, and 2 hats! I am going to post pictures of them probably... next week. (^_-)*

Future project -
I so want to make a doily for myself. Pattern is already picked out, and I got thread for it, too. (^_^) I can't wait to start on it.

In progress -
I've been trying to knit a vest for Hubby, but I ripped it twice already, and I have to start all over again for the third time. (>_<) Oh, and another dog sweater is also in progress...

Yes, I have been crocheting and knitting madly, but I'm not tired of it. LOL I can feel that my eyes are getting tired though... They get really dry and painful sometimes, and I just can't keep looking at the monitor too long without having a headache. As long as I keep my eyedrops and massager (Hubby bought me last week. Isn't he wonderful? Hehe.) very closely, I am fine. (^_^)