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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022


Oh no, it's snowing again and I decided that I would share what I've been working on today.   I felt lazy today probably because of my booster shot so I sat and crocheted a bit.  I'm a soup and chowder lover.  I made a big pot of delicious and hearty soup and had some for supper.  My husband loved it and I sent some to my son Vaughan.

It's called Upstate Minestrone Soup although it doesn't have pasta in it. I got the recipe from Robin, of  The Cranky Crow's blog. I  saved the recipe so I'll probably make it again as I love soup in cold weather and  I put more cabbage than the recipe called for as I love cabbage. I may add a little bit of macaroni to it next time just because I love Minestrone soup... Hopefully, I'll have beef bouillon for the next time. 

I had my Covid booster at our Co-op pharmacy yesterday and I was in a rush for my appointment so  I forgot to check my pantry shelves before I left to make sure I had beef bouillion and Northern beans for my soup.  I usually always have some on hand in my well-stocked pantry but it turned out I only had chicken bouillion and no beef bouillion.  I bought the sausage meat, and one zucchini and used the chicken bouillon instead and  I used a can of yellow beans instead of the Northern beans. I mostly use what I have on hand whenever I make soup anyway and it's always tasty. 

This is my new crochet project.  I'm glad I gave it a try and it's easier than I thought.
I've never worked a chevron pattern before and I chose an easy one for beginners. It's a very easy pattern to work on although it looks complicated because there is no decrease and it is hooked the same way on both sides and it goes fast because it all double crochet. I got the pattern online and watched a tutorial before attempting it. I made a few silly mistakes like forgetting to chain three at the end and hook two double crochet in the last stitch. but soon realized my mistake. I was so anxious to start. 

Report on my rug, Mother and Child are bonding while I leave them alone, lol. I may work on it tomorrow. 

Keep warm and safe and hang in there. Thanks for visiting and please, leave a comment.