8 Weeks Early! 

I have to update you all! Monday morning my daughter was taken to the Emergency Room and wished into an emergency caesarian section because my daughter’s blood pressure was dangerously high 260/148! She had HELPs syndrome. The treatment is delivery of the baby. She is improving and baby Katerina was born 10/09/2017 at 3 pounds and 15 inches long. 

Katerina is going to have to be in the hospital for at least 3 weeks. They don’t have that rule anymore where you can take baby home at 5 pounds. It’s up to how the baby is or is not thriving. She is being fed via a tube down her throat into her tummy. Breast milk every 3 hours. 


The one with the young man is the daddy! And the last one is my daughter. 

Go grateful to God that my baby girl and her baby girl are alright! 

Update: Sunday October 15, 2017

As of Saturday my daughter’s blood pressure still isn’t really under control. But they plan to discharge her later today.

Katerina is still 3 pounds at last report. She is under the bilirubin lights. I hope to see them both later today.

We got a house to move into in a week! 

Thank you for your prayers 🙏🏻🙌🏻

My Etsy Shop! New winter hats just listed! 


Purple preemie bonnet! The first one was a crochet beanie that was too small so I donated it to the NICU! 💕

A few weeks ago I launched a rescue mission the Tuesday after Labor Day. Over the long weekend, my daughter and son-in-law2b hired a couple to bring them up from Kentucky to where I live in the suburbs of Chicago. Well, the car blew a tire on the expressway and the towing/ repair shop would not take a debit card over the phone. Neither would the motel. So, after using all of the cash they had, got the tire fixed and it blew 1 mile up the road. What??!! You can’t make this stuff up! They reversed all the way back to the shop! They repaired it again. No charge. I think that they should have refunded the $75 they paid. Period. 
I told them just to go back to Mayfield (KY) and I would figure something out. My daughter is expecting and was 28 weeks at that point. So, I as a momma, rented a car and went and got them. It was 8 hrs down. Not counting when I got very lost trying to find them because if you got off the main road, the GPS stops working and no phone service either! I asked a very nice man (at a stop sign in the backwoods of Kentucky) how to get to that main road. 

“Ma’am, you ARE lost” (me: uh, yes. Smh🤦🏻‍♀️).  “You stay on this road. It’s very curvy! (Duh, I have been on it for only 1/2 hr.! 💭)  “…cross 303. And go till you get to 121 and turn right! That will git you back ta Mayfield. (Back.to.mayfield????) 🤦🏻‍♀️

So 1/2 hr or so later, I found CVS across from the courthouse. And the police station 😂🤣😂 I told my daughter that I was found!! She had called me so many times and I had no phone service! So she was freaking out! 

They are well. We all have recuperated! Especially me because I had to drive all but 2 1/2 hours back with no sleep and I couldn’t sleep when we got home until night! I was punch drunk being awake for like 36 hours or so! 

Now back to handicrafts!

This is a blanket I made for my granddaughter 💕

My first dream catcher sold to my Instagram friend Reesa Majesta ♥️

Newborn photo prop crown for my granddaughter 💕

My first KNIT baby hat for the PURPLE crying period drive. Teaching new parents that newborns cry a. lot. Never ever ever SHAKE a baby! 💕👶🏻💕💜💜💜💜💜


More soon! 

Sale at my Etsy shop 20% off through September ONLY! 

May God bless you all richly. Seek Him while He may be found. 

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New Developments All The Way Around! 

First of all I have “Dory Hair”. I want to remind myself to “just keep swimming “! Both literally 🏊🏻‍♀️ and metaphorically! 

And my latest completed project! Made with @darngoodyarn 💙


And now for the BIG news! 


My daughter (who is expecting my granddaughter in late November) and my granddaughters daddy are moving in with me!  The above picture is the blanket pattern by @life.and.yarn that I was fortunately able to test! (It still doesn’t have the tassels!)


Above is the crocheted bonnet I made her as well! 💕👶🏻


This is what I did all of August! And had a job interview for an RN position.

Thank you for visiting my blog! 

My Instagram is busier! @cabin.crochet.creations

Even my Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/CabinCrochetCreations by TanyaJoy 

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And Then There Were 4!

I had a great weekend with my husband! He was off of work for 2 whole days when I was with him. And I brought the kitties home with me! One was a cat my hubby gave me for Valentines Day in 2010? We have had to be separated for 6 years to allow each of us to deal with our each individual issues. But now I get him, KitKat back! 


He was just starting to come out from hiding yesterday evening. The other kitty, Tux, was a gift to my hubby for Christmas from his kids. He was intended as a companion for KitKat who lost a sweet cat house mate, Smoky Joe.


Tux! I already had Rosie who I got from a neighbor.

She is supervising! I haven’t seen Daisy yet. Last I saw her she was hissing, spitting, and tried to bite me! 


In calmer days! 

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Babys on the Brain

The big news July 6 was that my daughter is going to have a girl in November! 


So, I am am going to be Grandma, Gramma, Mem-mah, Granny, etc. I started by making her a dress!


And a bonnet! Then I realized that this child is going to be born in late November! In Kentucky! (It does get cold there! It’s the mid-south not the Deep South!)

I am currently testing a pattern for @life.and.yarn for a sweet baby blanket!


But before I got very far, I had an order for this sheep!


But the last time my daughter visited, she wanted him! For the baby! What’s a grandma to do? 

So, I had to make a brand new one.


I think she got a better deal. I priced the first one low because I thought he was funny looking! The second one is much better and I would have priced him higher. Pattern is by Kristi Tulles. @kristitulles on Instagram.
I have made friends with Magjesta of @majesta_M_metals also on Instagram. I purchased a diffuser bracelet and some highly concentrated lavender oil. 


And she sent along my favorite crystal necklace. It’s the Aqua Aura crystal. So, she just wanted me to send her something for a baby shower! For a Boy! I have been busy creating that! I don’t feel right publishing pictures before it gets to it’s new home. I will next time. I have made other friends on Instagram. Gems by Em(ily) @gemsbyem 


I also have found a wonderful artist Melissa Solecki http://www.alifelivedmessy.com  @alifelivedmessy. I was able to get a shirt made from one of her drawings. 


I have met a all natural soap maker: http://www.etsy.com/shop/valenanaturals by winning a pick from her shop and a natboo bamboo toothbrush! I chose Ebony and Ivory a charcoal acne soap. Even though I turned 50 I still have acne. I tried coconut oil and baking soda but it was too greasy. The soap from @valenanaturals so far is the best soap I have used. My breakouts are minimal and the older blemishes are healing. It feels very healthy. 

I also have changed how and what I am eating. Fresh fruits, greens , local honey, organic non-gmo real nutritious foods to feed my brain. I will devote an entire post to this. I was able to get a free pass to my local recreation center and I have started swimming again after at least 33 years (closer to 35 years). But being on swim team in St Charles, Illinois in the 1980’s, meant working hard. If not in the pool, then on weights. Nautilus was just emerging. So when I got into the pool and started swimming laps, it all came back to me.

I am strengthening my back so I never injure it like I did in May!! I am swimming my way into more balanced mental health.


Pictures of the boy baby shower gift and more on nutrition for mental health benefits and my granddaughter coming soon to a blog near you!


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