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This is a wreath form I have in my stash.  Sometimes the dollar store will have these forms and I pick several up since it always surprises me how expensive they are in the craft stores. I saw the same one yesterday for five dollars at Joann’s Fabrics.

This wreath will be the base of a crocheted sunflower once I finally get the brown strip long enough to fit around it. At least that is the plan. I am planning to make up the petal part of the pattern once I get there, so we’ll see how it actually turns out. I did not get a chance to sit down and work on it yesterday until after 9 o’clock, and it was really the first day this year I almost forgot to pull out some project and do some work.

I spent the afternoon yesterday with my parents. It was the first day of my father’s radiation treatments and I even though both parents said everything was fine, and side effects wouldn’t show up for at least a week, I needed to have visual confirmation of it. Sometimes the effects of things that happen are not physical at all. I’m happy to report that both of them are doing well. This treatment my dad is starting has a 98% success rate. Still, it is shaking me up. I know it is not possible, but I want both of them to be around forever.

Working a few more rows actually calmed my mind down, although I found myself dropping more stitches than I normally do.  I have a feeling I’ll be doing a lot of crafting as my own therapy over the next eight weeks.

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