Monday, July 23, 2007

Working on a ponco pattern, birthday and more

Hello!! I got the loveliest phone call today from my daughter who is visiting my sister up in Vancouver BC! They sang Happy Birthday to me. I am the one who usually does that with my kids so it was really fun to be on the receiving end of that call today. Now I know how fun it feels.
So I am 49 years old today, and I am missing my mom.

I guess that's middle-aged if I live to be 98 (!) COOL!

Seems like we pass through these seasons of life really quickly. I remember the fun childhood days, when clouds were giraffes and elephants, and summer was a blast up in Georgian Bay, Ontario. We would have picnics with mom and dad and Aunt Mary and Uncle Mac. Go canoeing with my cousin David. Fishing with dad.

I would sit on the dock and play my guitar and sing. Well, that was when I was a teenager actually. I can still feel the cool Georgian Bay Breeze caressing my face, and keeping me grounded.

Then college, and marriage, and precious little angel babies. What an immense blessing from Heavenly Father. There were some tough times in there, but I would not miss those days for anything.

Lots of moves, job losses, more moves, and here to this beautiful valley.

Life is good. Having the Gospel in my life is the best gift ever that I wish I could share with the entire universe! My Savior has kept me sane, kept me warm in the cold, brought peace to my heart when I thought it would break, and His Gospel has brought me so much joy, happiness, just defined the meaning of life for me.

Now, the Poncho pattern.

I am working on it. I actually made the poncho over the weekend, but I cannot figure out how to tell people to fold the rectangles to make it into the poncho. I added a flower and a little neckline to it. It's so cute.

I will try to get it all typed up so I can post it on here. I just can see these little ponchos warming hundreds of little girls this winter.




Ann said...

Hi Bev,

Just wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday! You're a youngster, I turned 50 this past March, lol! It sure does get you to thinking of the "old days" doesn't it! I also want to thank you for all that you do here. You are a remarkable woman and it's appreciated. Hope you enjoyed your birthday!

Dean said...

Dear Bev,
Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing such great patterns, esp. for men!!! I do have 2 questions of the "Men's Easy Slippers" pattern. Can you give me measurement in inches? Mine's looking a little long and my son isn't around to measure personally, but this is his slipper size. Also, Row 2 says to "sc in DC", can I assume DC is a typo? Many thanks, Dean

bevq said...

Hi Dean
It's great to see a guy here! And one who crochets. Welcome

Yes,that should read SC. I have changed it on that pattern page on my site:

Also length? I made a pair for my eldest I think, when he went on his mission. Seems like they measured 11" in length folded in half of course. Possibly use a smaller hook or this pattern is easy to adjust with fewer sts. You are just making a T shape, fold in half to fir the lemgth of the foot and then do the cuff as tall as you want it.

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

Bev I have been croching for over 30 years but still view myself as a beginner. I enjoy your site alot. I visit it almost daily. I was wondering if you might help me with a project on am working on. I have crochet a baby blanket. It is done completely in sc. I want to either to sew a teddy bear on it and then add flannel to the back so it won't show the stitches. How do I go about doing this. It is for my 1st grandchild and I want it to be as perfect as I can make it. Please feel free to email me at Thank you in advance for any help you can offer and also for having such a wonderful site for people like myself to enjoy.
Your Friend in Christ,