Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Be a Friend Shawl

It is ALWAYS a GREAT FEELING to finish a project. I just fell in love with this pattern when I saw it, but wasn't sure I could re-create it. I just jumped in and it worked out nicely. It is a change from the rectangle and straight ones I've been making. I found the free pattern here. It took 3 skeins of Fusion TLC Essentials that I got at an excellent price;-). This is one I will probably make again. On to the next project.......

Sunday, January 22, 2012


A Good Sunday Afternoon to you! I've found lately I've been spending too much time on Youtube.... So many wonderful idea's and I want to try them all!!! Today I watched video's on making safety pin , rubber ban, Hello Kitty and soda can tab bracelets. Too fun. Sooooo in the future you just might see some here. OK, I was suppose to be watching a free motion one, but never got there. The afternoon is young, so I just might get to it and have something to show some of my practicing. Here are some crocheted butterflies I've been making. Not sure where they will be used yet. Maybe on a hat(bunch of them. lol) or might put one on a shawl I give away. I've working on making them just a tad smaller to make a brooch or hair barret. I used Sugar'n Cream yarn. The white one is made with a heavy thread. Here is where you can find the video I used to make them. Until next time...... Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Angry Bird Crochet hat

Fun, Fun, Fun! I'm limited in my crocheting abilities and wasn't sure I could make this hat, but I DID!!! Now don't ask me how long it took me. The directions say it takes about 3-4 hours.
I slowly played the video (I'm a visual learner) and crocheted along..... still making mistakes because I also had the written instructions in front of me and thought I could do it before watching the step. Needless to say, I took out a lot and redone steps, but that's ok. I'm pretty determined to accomplish new skills and projects. Well, most of the time. lol This hat brings a smile to my face and makes me laugh. Michelle would be proud! LOL OH, here is where you can find the video and pattern. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQGuTAa5cDo&list=LLlsrKcYqInwxAiGPhAiHm0g&index=1&feature=plpp_video

Sunday, January 8, 2012

second try at hair bow for gd

This is my second try. I took off 2.5 inches. She likes it, but isn't just right yet. She is shooting for a certain look that we haven't found a pattern for and I'm trying to make that look. Not quite sure what that look is, but I'm getting the process of making the bow down if that counts. LOL Until next time, have a GREAT DAY and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Crochet Dude and Jo

Jo and The Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky. Michaels carries Drew's crochet line now. Michaels had an event for "Gold" Members recently where Jo interviewed Drew. I LOVED it! Especially since I was one of 7 who won a door prize. The bag contained one of each of Drews crochet items... alittle over $200 worth plus a $50 gift card from Michaels. YEAH!!! I get lucky once in a while;-)The Michaels gift card went pretty fast once I decided to use it:-) We made some cute items, which I will post later when I photograph them. Until next time.... hopefully sooner than later (lol) take care and God Bless.........stay safe.

and more pictures

Made for my aunt. reversible

Made for cousin. She likes purple and animals. lol

practice large bow for granddaughter. She wanted big and big she got..LOL I made it to learn process. She has ideas for other ones. Not sure what I will do with this one.

prayer shawls and stuff

I made 6 prayer shawls last year and gave them away. I'm working on one right now for a niece. I also made a number of fleece blankets with about 5 to go and I hope that will be it. My arthritis was acting up while tying the last one. Also made some jewelery and odds and ends. Here a a couple of pictures.

Learning Free Motion Quilting

I'm hoping this will be the year to learn Free Motion Quilting and get some of these tops finished. I have some baby quilts waiting to be quilted and will be great projects for beginning free motion quilting.... I CAN DO THIS, I CAN DO THIS, I CAN DO THIS! Wish me luck.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 2012

I noticed it has been a while since I last wrote;-) Looking at the picture of Kahlu below, I thought I should give an update on him. Over a month ago we found out since his 6 month blood sugar check, his blood sugar was way out of control. We are in the process of getting it under control. I'm wondering if this will be his last year with us. I wish he could talk to let us know when his is feeling bad. He had gunk in his eye and I took him in to "nip" it in the butt before it got bad. They do a blood sugar test whenever he goes in and found it to be VERY high. He just turned 10 in November.