Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sunny California - Day 1


As promised, I've got some crochet to share with you all today!  I cannot remember when I started working on this project, but it's been a while.....way back at the beginning of March I think.  I needed something quick and colourful to work on, and this project seemed to be just the thing.   

For those of you who may not know, this is a Lucy Bag.  It's just so much fun don't you think??  Very Spring-like!!  I had been feeling a bit down due to the snow and cold we were experiencing at the that's what explains all the "colourful" colours.  I used Bernat Softee Chunky with a little Bernat Supersaver thrown in.  I really actually like how it turned out in this yarn and I think it's better suited for me since then I can use it as a beach bag, or whatever and not worry about it getting worn out and ratty looking.  At this price, I can afford to make a new one when the need arises. 

I do have another crochet project on the go, but I don't have any good pictures of it yet.  I will try to get some when I get back home.  I did work on something special on the plane ride here, but I will share that tomorrow since they're not quite finished.  With the no "pointy-things" allowed in your carry-on, I couldn't bring the yarn needle that I needed to weave in some ends and sew a few things on.  Hopefully I can work on that tonight some time and get it photographed. 

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few pictures that I took along our journey yesterday. 

These pictures were taken at the Detroit Metro Airport.  This is a really neat fountain that we sat by while waiting (we arrived in Detroit around 3:00pm and our flight wasn't until 7:16pm).  The water would "jump" about and I found it highly entertaining.   There were also some real live birds that flew around inside and they would occasionally go up close to get a drink, but they were too fast for me to take and pictures. 

I was also intrigued by this red tram that you could ride on to get you from gate to gate.  It would just zippy on by all the time!  I finally got this shot while it was waiting for some passengers to board.  And I actually got to ride on it too!!   We took it down to our gate since we were at 38 and needed to get to 6 - that would have taken us quite a while!! 

This was a really big plane that I was hoping was ours (very wishful thinking on my part!).  It does look lovely though doesn't it??  We actually flew on a seven-thirty-seven, which is very little compared to this!!

Now last night when we checked in, I realized that staying in my parents room with them was just not going to work.  The hotel lists their room type as a suite, and I guess I had a different idea of what it was going to be.  I was going to sleep on the pull out couch, but things just seemed a little to cramped for my liking.  So instead, I got my own room for the week!  I can honestly say that I'm thoroughly enjoying it!  Last night they only had one available room, so I got to sleep in their double-king suite, and it was GORGEOUS!!  What a treat!!  Today I've been moved to my real room for the rest of the vacation and it is a single king suite like my parents, and it's actually very, very nice and more size appropriate for me.  I took a few pictures, although they don't show how nice it really is:

Here's the super-soft and comfy bed!

This is my little sitting area - I'm blogging from the desk you can see in the left-hand corner there.

And these are my pretty bouquet of flowers that I had to buy at Trader Joe's this morning. it feels like my home-away-from-home!  Lovely.

Now I am on my way down to the beach to get a little sun.  Have a fabulous day everyone!!

P.S.  Thanks for all the sweet comments about my package from Susan!  I have really been enjoying it immensely!!  More on that tomorrow......


  1. What are you doing in California? Where?!

  2. Thanks Jill, I'm working on it ;)

  3. Stefanie - I'm in San Diego for a family wedding :) But I'm making it into a vacation time for me since we're here for a whole week! lol

  4. Good for you. San Diego is gorgeous! Oh yeah, that wedding! Did you ever finish that shawl?