Monday, February 13, 2012

Meet Bob

Hello there!  I hope your week is off to a great start!
Our weather has been pretty near perfect lately with cool mornings and evenings and very comfortable afternoon temperatures.
I've only managed a bit of crocheting the past couple of days.  These little pouches are so easy to make and can be filled with small gifts, chocolate or baked goods. 
 If you are in need of some inspiration, you must read the story of Bob, an 82 year old man in Allendale, Michigan who crochets for charity.  I love the article and what he said about crocheting versus an iPod.  I happened upon his story when I came across a new to me blog called Insomniac With a Hook.  She calls Bob her hero.  He truly is an inspiration and a role model.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.  Rabindranath Tagore

Have a wonderful day!


A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Bob`s the man!!!


hooksandyarns said...

Your Valentine pouches are cute - very nice. Have a great day. :)

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...At first when I read your post today, I saw the headline "Meet Bob" and then I saw the cat.

Oh, Tammy has another outdoor cat and this one looks like Jingles, I thought.

Wrong. That WAS Jingles, correct? And Bob is the inspiring man in the story. Loved it.

Thanks for sharing and enjoy the magnificent skies of Kuwait. Susan

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Same here, I thought Bob was the Cat!! LOL!

Hope you are having a wonderful beginning of the week.


Mimi said...

Thanks for the heads up about Bob. Great story.
Mimi said...

Bob is a great inspiration...reminds me of my 73 year old dad helping my mother with all her quilts she does for cancer patients...yea for men who give back in whatever way.

Thanks for sharing

Serena Lewis said...

I'm glad to hear you've been having perfect weather. We had a shocker of a storm yesterday afternoon...the rain was coming in under our pergola at almost a horizontal slant, the winds were that bad. At least it cooled things down a bit for us.

Those little pouches are so cute!

Now, I'm off to read all about Bob...thanks for the links.

Btw, the sunset sky was a lovely way to end your post.

Serena xo

Kit said...

Hello Bob! What a great cat. I just love cats of all kinds. I have myself a Russian Blue (gray) and love him to death. Love your geraniums. Miss mine. :( Kit

Anonymous said...

At first I thought the cat was BOB. Then I realized it was JINGLES. Then I read about the real BOB.
Thanks for sharing his story, Tammy. Truly inspiring!

Happy Valentines Day my sweet friend. I hope it's full of chocolate and kisses!

Unknown said...

Very cute little pouches that you have made. Sounds like your weather is wonderful and kitty is enjoying it too.

Mariettes Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Great story about Bob and his crocheting for a cause. His last name is typical Dutch. It is a blessing if anyone can create with his/her hands and giving away gifts from the heart!
Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day, one that will spill over onto all 365 days of the year.
Love to you,


A Fanciful Life said...

Oh, Tammy.... what great photos of Jingles! He is soooo cute! And all that gorgeous food too! Those donuts with the chocolate glaze and chopped pecans are making me so hungry right now. Yum! The peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are pretty tempting too.

Happy Valentines' Day to you, your family and the kitties!

Sharon :-)

Catherine said...

I shall go read the story of Bob!

Wishing for you a day filled with love Tammy!
xo Catherine

Tanna said...

Look forward to reading about Bob! Thank you for passing along an inspiring story and hope you have a delightful Valentine's Day!! blessings ~ tanna

Mereknits said...

Love the pouches. Happy Valentine's Day,

Anonymous said...

Love your crochet work & of course Jungles!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!

Rizzi said...


Helen Philipps said...

Lovely litle crochet pouches for putting treats in. Your weather sounds ideal to me...and what an amazing sky in the last picture.
Happy Valentine's Day, Tammy!
Helen x

Elaine said...

I want one of those sweet bags filled with chocolate..

The man Bob lives about thrirty miles from here. Allendale is the home og Grandd Valley University.

Have a nice Valentine's day

warm hugs

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Off to read about Bob...thanks Tammy!

val said...

on my way to both sites...thanks for the heads up!

deebriese said...

Wow So glad I found your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine..Glad you enjoyed Bobs story

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