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Summertime Crochet!


I am enjoying this great weather and the garden so much!  Here in this small California mountain community, it’s in the mid 80’s- low 90’s.  That is a little warm for us around here!  I finally got my garden going and have been having a great time sprucing up the yard!


All the kids and grand-kids were home for this Fourth of July, We had a blast,,, Swimming, Slip-n-Sliding, Roasting Hot Dogs and Smores… I built a new brick patio last week and bought a new fire pit just in time for all the festivities!  I thought I would share a few photos with you!






New Tomato Plants… With a few tomatoes already!



New Brick Patio for Firepit… I did this all by my self!



So, what about Summertime Crochet??? I can’t just stop crocheting, But I do slow down a tiny bit in this nice weather!  I started the Shell Shell pattern by Kim Guzman on Ravelry, Click here to get the free pattern!


Just a few more rows and then the edging and it will be done!


Fun pattern repeat!


And another really exciting note,,, I sold my first item at my Etsy Store this weekend!  Stop by and check it out! I have added several great items….Just click the ETSY Button on the sidebar of this blog to get to my store!  So… I started another afghan for the store… I loved the True Colors Afghan I gave to my grandson… So I thought I would make another…




True Colors Afghan Blocks


So here is to Summertime Crochet, Etsy and Gardening!  Happy Summer!




  1. Elena,
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful back yard. You are definitely a talented girl. It shows in your crochet and now, your green thumb. BTW, love your ground work for your firepit. ….talented!

  2. Love your gorgeous yard! The shell is going to be an absolute knockout and congrats on your first sell!!! I’m sure there will be many more to come!

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  4. Ooooh I love your top!!! The colour is fabulous xxx

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