Sunday, February 17, 2013


thank you for the sweet comments on my last post for john's grandmom, lena. i forgot to mention how funny she was, intentionally and unintentionally.=) my mom came over for my birthday and reminded me of the time i gave lena some yarn and a crochet hook.

lena made it a mission to make dish cloth sets for everyone (friends, family, friends' families...) john's mom said lena was all frazzled getting them finished and making sure the colors matched our kitchens. when i visited next, i couldn't believe she had piles of sets all over. she must have worked non-stop! (here i thought i was giving her something relaxing to do.=)

lena said something like "kelli my doll, you get the first pick." i didn't mind and said "whatever ones you want me to have, gram." "oh no kelli, you pick!" "ok, i'll take these." "oh no, not these, these are for rita. they'll match rita's kitchen best". "ok, then i'll have those". "god, no, those are fran's!"

that was the time lena told me she was done with crocheting.=)

my mom and sister came over for my birthday and we had a nice time hanging out in the kitchen. my sister brought a homemade dinner and my mom brought a pretty bouquet.

kati couldn't keep her face out of it so we had to keep it in the bathroom with the door shut. i've heard horror stories of cats getting sick from eating flowers and didn't want to take any chances.

kati got a new present recently. i wanted to try sunburst granny squares and made her a little cat mat. the cat mat is on top of a thermal mat that's on top of biggles' old mat on top of a crocheted blanket. she's like the princess and the pea.=)

our seeds are doing well, for the most part. after realizing the basement was too cold for some of them, john set up another shop light upstairs. broccoli, cabbage, collards and lettuce are growing downstairs and eggplant and pansies upstairs. i'll post pictures soon.

here's a collage of some yummy things i've been eating:

1 // a mix of cooked and raw vegetables with sicilian olives
2 // a crunchy curried cabbage salad with mint
3 // greens with mushrooms and heart-shaped cucumber slices
4 // raw zucchini pasta with roasted eggplant, red pepper and brussel sprouts

tomorrow i plan to make a sprouted cereal and some snack bars. if all goes well, i'll share some pictures and recipes. enjoy the rest of your weekend!=)



  1. Thank you for leaving me a comment today, Kelli- It let me back link and find YOU. I am your newest follower. Happy Birthday and I read your tribute to Lena,too. I am sorry for your loss-she sounds like a wonderful person- Blessings- xo Diana

  2. Sorry to hear about your Lena. The crochet story is pretty funny, and sounds like some of the ladies in my family.

    Kati is lucky to have that cute blanket. You're so talented!

    And all of the food looks really delicious. Especially the cabbage salad with mint. Yum :)

  3. LOVE the new crochet! Do you have a link of a tutorial? I haven't done a granny square yet but I think I am almost ready.

    I have some of my grandmother's dishtowels too. Funny it's what I wanted from her out of everything to chose from. The little things we remember people by. I also put one of her pillowcases in a plastic bag and when i open it, it still smells like her.

    1. thanks bitt! i found this one. i hope it helps.

      aww. funny because last night i was looking through my grandmom's old scarves and smelling them.=)

  4. looks like you had a lovely b-day.
    I am going to make your curry cabbage salad, looks so good!!
    peace and raw health,

  5. So sorry for your loss. The crochet is beautiful. And what a healthy, happy cat! A belated Happy BDay, too. xoxo

  6. Sounds like you have been a busy girl Kell. I'm sorry about Lena. She sounded like an awesome lady. I hope you are well.


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