Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My latest Scarf

I am home from the in-laws and we had a great time with the family. I worked on many scarves while I was there for the Bridge Project and mailed off a package on the 29th to Sandy. It had some hats, scarves and a nice big shawl. I am sure they will be put to good use.

The picture below is of a scarf that I finished today and I just love the color. The yarn itself is a bit scratchy but I am sure it will soften once I wash it. It is made with Red Heart Strata and the color is Cherry Berry. This will also go to the Bridge ProjectI know this yarn has been discontinued but I have quite a bit in my stash so I will not have withdrawals for awhile. LOL

On this last day of 2008, I want to tell my readers how much I appreciate all the comments and love shown me and I wish you a very best 2009! Cheers!!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another Scarf

Well here is yet another scarf that I started last night and finished before I went to bed. It is done in what I believe is the seed stitch. No pattern just used up some scraps that I had.

I really need to work on the lumberjack that I have going. I really want to tart a new project but I am no sure i want to make that plunge until I have some of the other things I have started off my list.

Hope you all have a great day and thank you so much for all your wonderful comments.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two more projects done

Here are the pillows that I made for the nephews to match the afghans that I made for them. Evan is going to Berkley so his colors are gold and blue and Andrew is 16 and in high school but one of his favorite colors is orange. I used the Fisherman's ring pattern and then added double crochet until it was as large as I needed for the 16 inch pillow forms. I then sewed that square onto the pillow form and left one row of double crochet as a border for the pillow. I think they came out nice.

I am now back in my comfort zone and working on a scarf to go with the snowman hat that I made.


Monday, December 15, 2008

The Snowfllake Afghan

Another project I can cross of the "need to complete" list. It sure feels good to have this one under me. Sis has done one as well but is in white and hunter green. She ran out for the hunter yesterday so she had to put it aside until she gets a yarn shipment which is today. I am anxious to see hers completed.

Now I have a couple pillows to work on this week and another scarf. Hope all is well with everyone and praying that you have a wonderful week.


Friday, December 12, 2008


Well, I've finally put the button on the two neck warmers that I made awhile back. Here they are completed.

I have also been working on the snowflake afghan and have many done and have now started to put some of the strips together. I think it is going to look okay and I plan on finishing this this weekend for sure.

Then I need to work on the two pillows that I am making for the nephews to go with the afghans that I made for them.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Slant Stitch Scarf

Here is the scarf that I mentioned on my last blog post. Finished it up this yesterday morning. I love this pattern and it can be found on my side bar at "Suzie's Stuff". She has many, many wonderful patterns on her site. Please take a moment and click on the photo below so that you can see the larger picture and the detail better of the slant stitch.

I will be doing this pattern again. I personally feel that it is perfect for a mans scarf. I am now working on a "V" stitch scarf then I need to get two pillows completed. The pillows are for the nephews to go with the afghans that I made them that they just love. :) I was so worried they would not like them.

Well that is all for now. I hope you all have a wonderful and peaceful day. *hugs*

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's a Girl

We just found out that friends of ours that now live in Washington are awaiting the arrival of their daughter due to make her appearance to our world next month, (Jan). This is their second child. Their first is a son named Ian and he was born last October, 2007. They are a wonderful couple and I am sure great parents and I hope to get too see their beautiful children. They are so truly blessed.

Anyway, I naturally had to make something for the baby at that moment and below are photos of my efforts. Just a quick note to mentioned that I used an "F" sized hook and the yarn of choice was SWTC's Amerah, which is 100 percent silk. It is a beautiful yarn but it sure sticks to your hook as you're working with it. The color was "Lush" and the flower and trim are done with Lion brand cotton. Here are the photos, one a close up and the other a shot of the entire dress.

Coming soon.....A bonnet or hat to match the dress, I haven't decided yet. Also I am working on a scarf for my brother in-law whom is a lawyer. I wanted something very manly and I love this yarn and the pattern.

Until next time.

I will close for now but wanted to wish all of my readers a wonderful day.

P.S., I go this morning to get my stitches out and I can't wait.


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Almost forgot

How could I forget to mention the new LOGO that my wonderfully talented, beautiful, smart sister, Ghost made for me and I just love it. You're probably thinking, "hmmm barns are normally red in color". Well right you are, but if you know me then you know that green is my FAVORITE color so, therefore my "Yarn Barn is green".
I also wanted you to take at the look at how stuffed my barn is getting. Yes, I am going to have to make some other storage arrangements eventually or else it will be all over the place and you will not be able to see my blog to read it because of all the yarn overflow.

In case you have not seen the barn yet, look at the upper right hand side corner of my blog. There she is!!!!! A beautiful full, happy and content Barn and Barn keeper. You all are lookin' good as well. :)

I will close this post with a great big *HUG and KIss* to my sister, Ghost!! I have only one sister and how lucky was I that Jehovah God gave me the best sister in the universe! I love you sis!!

Newest Yarn Barn member

Meet Earnie. He is my first attempt at a teddy bear and I just love him. I made him for a very special lady in my life and now I am finding it hard to part with him. I will do the right thing and I can always make another. He of course is not child approved but know that he will be going to a home with NO children, no chance of any choking hazards. :)

I think I will work on trying to finish the two afghan I have going, before starting another project. That is easier to say then to do. One is the Lumberjack and the other is the Snowflake afghan.

I hope you all have a blessed weekend.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

The other 2 hats

The purple and green one for me and the pink and green one for my niece Alicia. So that makes three Snowman hats in 2 days for me. Thank you Ellen for have such a wonderful pattern for sale. I just love it.
I have mailed these out priotiry mail this evening so they should arrive on Saturday. I will get photos of them wearing them and then I can do a Three Snow Women post instead of a Three Wise Men post. LOL

See how happy I look? I am that happy and it feels good. *hugs* to all of you.!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

For my Sister

I bought this pattern called the Snowman Hat from one of my fellow bloggers and designer Ellen Gormley. Her link is on my right side bar titled "Go Crochet". I made one yesterday for myself and my sister loved it so I sat last night and made her one in the colors of her choice, blue and sage. I hope you like it sis. Here is a picture of me wearing it. I will be making another for my niece as well.

I will post the one I made for me tomorrow. I am recoveing nicely from my surgery. I still have stitches in both hands/wrists. They are due to come out on next Tuesday. As you can see, it has not kept me from my crochet or many other things. :)

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. *HUGS*

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Recovering Nicely

Just a quick note here, at this early morning hour, to let you all know that sis is really coming along nicely. She still can't lift anything heavy but can lift her hook and do some crochet if she works slowly. This is not something she was suppose to do until five days after surgery. She was to do nothing at all with them hands. But you know how it is when you live in a Yarn Barn, it is hard to turn your head away.

I am sure when she can she will make her own entry. She is a driven women! And what drives her? Yarn of course!

She is currently working on a scarf and has made at least two pot scrubbers that I know of as of this posting.

Oh, and one other thing before I let you go. Did you know she is turning my home into a Yarn Trailer! Gotta love her, I sure do!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Neck Warmer

Here is a photo sis asked me to publish for her. She had surgery yesterday on both her wrists and will be out of commission for at least five days. Middle of December before full recovery. All prayers are welcomed.

She saw a woman wearing one of these yesterday and hot to make one herself. So, as I sat with her this morning and watched she whipped this honey up in about an hour. I have got to have one for myself. It is really lovely and she looks so great wearing it.

She started with 70 chains. Turned and worked dc across starting in the second stitch from her hook, which was a size "N". She worked 10 rows of dc and then bordered the entire thing with a round of sc. She then sewed the end to the side to create the point in the front and it turned out so great in my opinion. She used the Black Lites yarn from Bernat in Big Blue. I can't wait to get started on one myself. I am off now to my blog to add it to my list of Works in Mind.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Final Poncho

Well it is good to have all three of these off my hook. I had a blast doing them and I can hardly wait to give the to the girls. Here are photos of the front and back.
Front on the left side of your screen and the back is on the right side of your screen.

Now I am off to work on one of the afghans I have started. Have a beautiful, blessed day.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Second Poncho

This poncho is bigger than the other. It is for my friends 9 year old daughter. She is very tall and slender so I am hoping it will fit. It is bigger than it looks in the picture.

These squares were made with the center of the snowflake square and then I just worked it until it was square. These squares are 16 inches so it is a bit bigger than the last one which were 12 inch squares. I love the color combination. I used Caron Mill ends in Monet and also a mill ends purple. I used an "I" hook and after I put the squares together I did a round of single crochet then 3 rounds of double crochet and the ruffle is 2 triple crochets in each stitch and 9 in the corners. I am very pleased with this one.

Hugs and love to everyone and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another project complete

Here is another idea I got from my sister Ghost. I made this for one of my friends little girls. I have 2 more to make since there are 3 of them. I can see her wearing this in the spring time when it is a little cool.

I've been on a roll here and hope that I can keep it up. I sure seem to fall behind often but not this week.


Monday, November 17, 2008

New projects

Well last night I managed to get 4 squares done for the poncho like sis made. I am making it for a friends little girl. I get most of my ideas from sis.

I did however see a pattern today in the Lion Brand Notebook (See link on right sidebar). It was for a spiral scarf made with Homespun. Well I am not a fan of home spun but I tried it anyway and after an episode and half of Friday Night Lights I had it finished. It took exactly one skein and I used a size "P" hook. I did not follow the pattern exactly, I only followed the chain 140 and then I went on my own and made it a bit ruffler than they did. I also only felt I needed 3 rows instead of 4. Here is a picture of me wearing it. I have it doubled over and then through the fold . I really like it and it is so warm, and not bad either.

Yup, that's me wearing the scarf.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

The New and Improved Rodney

Some folks put their buttons or tac pins on hats. I have decided to put them on Rodney. He will hold all my collectable buttons and tac pins. I think he is perfect for the job and I think he is happier. :) If you click on his photo he will load bigger so that you can read all the buttons. Enjoy!


Crochet Summer Top

I can't believe it. With the help of my sister I have made my first garment for adults. I am so tickled. I made this for my mother-in-law. I hope she likes it.

I used a "G" hook and Moda Dea Beadnik yarn in white. This yarn has seed beads all through it and it is beautiful. I can't imagine why they discontinued it. The pattern we used was from the Lily Sugar and Cream web site. Not sure of the url but I know that sis will post it when she posts about her top.

So here it is.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The newest addition to the barn, meet Rodney.

We have a new addition to Scarlet's Yarn Barn and his name is Rodney and as you can see he loves Coke. My husband thinks he is the cat's meow. He sure fits in nicely with the family. I used the same pattern as I did for the chicken but this time I stuffed him with fiber fill and did his features a bit differently. He is very plush and cuddly and I think that I will be hugging him frequently. :)

Today I started a gift for my mother in-law, I am doing it in Moda-Dea Beadnik in white. The pattern I m using is a free leaflet that I received from a yarn group that I belong to. It is called Crochet Summer Top and it is put out by Lily Yarns. It is sort of a tank top but very scalloped. Sis and I are working on this project together.

Today I was off so Sis and I got to spend the entire day together just crocheting and talking via ichat. I am so glad that we get to see each other everyday and we get to share so much together even though we are over 3000 miles away from each other. She is my lighthouse in life that shines so brightly and lights the path in which I need to walk. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful sister.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cluck Cluck

Well this is yet another pattern that my sister turned me on to. I did my own thing with the outer trim and the face. I used a size "G" hook and peaches and cream cotton. If you'd like to make one I am sure that my sister has the link to the pattern on her blog or will have shortly. I am not too patient with posting urls or links. Sorry sis.

Hope you try this and have fun with it.

Have a great Wednesday!!!! *HUGS*

Yes, I go for days without posting and then I have two posts. Imagine that. :)

Shell Scarf

Sis turned me on to this patters so I had some new yarn to try and this is what my efforts produced. I used a size "D" hook and MODA-DEA Eclipse in the color Mauve. I loved the way this yarn worked up. It never split on me once. It flowed though my fingers like water. I would recommend this yarn for scarves or garments that you would like a nice drape to.

My sister did a post a few days ago with the scarf she made with this pattern. She was very creative and clever and made it a hooded scarf that is just beautiful. Please look for her link on the right side of my blog...Ghost.

Hope you are having a great week!! *HUGS*

Monday, November 3, 2008

Another finished project

Here is the doily that I started awhile back. I did not have enough thread to finish the pattern so I just did the last row with 4 single crochets in each chain space with a slip stitch in between to make it look ruffly. I am pleased with the outcome and am glad to have another project finished.

About the afghan in my last post. I do not like putting squares together and this is only the second afghan that I have put together. I know that it is not the greatest looking where it is stitched together. I am working on my technique and hope to get better at it. Any tips or techniques are welcomed.


It's finished!! YAY!

Well here it is. I am so glad to have this project off my hook. So glad, that sis has gotten me hooked on a beautiful pattern so I have started another "put it together" afghan. I just never learn. Anyway, here is a picture of the finished project.

Here is a sneak peek at the afghan that I just started last night. Sis and I are making the same ghan so it is going to be fun working on it together.

Hope you all had a great weekend and an even better week. *HUGS*

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pretty Coffee

We tried a new cafe the other day and I was so impressed. Starbucks never did this for us. I ordered a plain hot chocolate and they served it to me. No waiting at the end of the counter for them to shout out my name. It was kinda nice. Well when my friend Kathy was served her drink I had to snap a picture of it. She ordered a Mocha Latte and look at how beautiful it is! I was stunned.

If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes I would have thought it was something out of a magazine. I think that we will be going there more often. The name of the place is Ballanos and it is wonderful.

Just wanted to share something pretty, hot and soothing today since it is so cold here and raining. .


Monday, October 27, 2008

Me, trying to be artistic

I made this sachet for my good friend Catherine who is here for a visit. I followed a pattern for the inside heart of the heart but felt what they had for the outside was not good enough, so I played and this is what I came up with. I think it looks pretty good. It is a one of a kind and I am not sure that I will make another.
I then wanted to make a pretty presentation so I went out to my rose garden and picked some roses and made this display and took photos. I also took one of the sachet alone.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and hope you have an even better week.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

Relive the golden days of early cinema with Lon Chaney in his classic role in The Phantom of the Opera (1925). Dennis James plays the live musical accompaniment to this gem of the silent film era on our majestic, 9,000-pipe Ruffatti organ, the largest concert hall organ in North America.

A group of us are going to the San Francisco Symphony Hall on October 31st to see this old classic. This is a special movie for my husband and I as our wedding music was "All I Ask" from the movie. I'll be sure to post afterwards with pictures and lots of my opinion. :)


Monday, October 20, 2008

Hash Brown Soup you say?

Yes!! And what a soup it is. Easy to make and it is delicious. Sis found this gem while looking for another recipe. I have no idea if she found that other recipe but I think her shopping efforts were rewarded.

I messaged her yesterday and she told me right away about the recipe and that she had sent hubby out to get the ingredients that she needed. About 90 minutes later she was eating soup!! It looked good and I know this is crazy but,.........I think I could smell it through my monitor. *giggle* Well that was all it took. My tongue was hanging out for some so hubby and I went on a road trip. By 6:00 pm we were eating the most comforting soup.

I first had to take a photo so that sis could put it on her blog and I also submitted it to the site and they have approved it to be posted along with the recipe.

What a wonderful Sunday it was. Here is the url if you'd like to try the soup for yourself Hashbrown Soup. You can also get it at my sister site by using the link on the right hand side of my blog, Ghostie Stitcher.

*hugs* Have a great week everyone.

Hashbrown Soup

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I have 16 of the 32 squares put together for the afghan I m making for my nephew Evan. I think I like it better now that it is together. At first I was not crazy about it but I must admit it looks pretty cool. So now I need to make the other 16 squares and add them all around and put some sort of edging on it and it will be finished. I hope to have it done by this coming weekend.

I hope all of you are having a great weekend. *hugs*

Friday, October 17, 2008

Doily Progress

So, here is how far I've gotten on the other doily I started. I again have ran out of thread. I really thought I had 2 balls of this color but could only find one. I will have to order more. *sigh* So that makes two that I am waiting to finish. I hope that I am still in the mood to finish them when I get the thread, we'll see.

This weekend we are hosting a party and the theme is Mexican Fiesta! I think it will be a great time. I am serving, home made tamales, home made refried beans and spanish rice. And Margaritas of course!! We have 14 coming so I am sure that a good time will be had by all.

Well I will close for now. I will post progress as it happens.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Project

Here is my latest project, I am working on squares for an afghan for my nephew Evan. He is attending Berkely this year so he is closer to us, Just a quick note to show you what I have come up with so far,
Not sure if I like it or not.

Not much of a post but I wanted to share something,


Friday, October 10, 2008

Cotton and Lace

Well, since I ran out of thread for the centerpiece I am working on and waiting for it to come in the mail I have finished a smaller project and started another Between Meal Centerpiece. Now mind you I did try to get more thread the other night when I ran out. After going to 2 different Michael's and 2 JoAnne's only to be disappointed because they do not sell AUnt Lydia;s thread. As matter of fact they only carried about 5 balls of Royale thread in black, white and beige. All the stores I went to were like this. *sigh* I also noticed that the yarn section is really getting small. It's a sad thing to see and notice.

So here are the two projects that I have been working on since my disappointment. The first one is a frilly face cloth that took only about 15 minutes to make.

The second it the first 12 rounds of the same centerpiece from my previous post but in a #10 sized thread instead of #3.

Well that is what I have been doing this week. Oh, before I forget. I also had another crochet class this week. My students are progressing well. They can now do slip stitch, foundation chain and also single crochets and turning their work. They are so pleased and so am I.

That is all for me. Remember to "Crochet a Memory"


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Now for Something Totally Different

I am done with the scarves and decided today that I wanted to try my hand at thread work. I have started the Between Meal Centerpiece and it is coming along nicely. Sis is working one at the same time incase I have questions she can help me but, so far so good. Below is a photo of it. The color thread is #3 weights in Monet and it is Aunt Lydias. Very nice to work with.

I think I am going to like this thread work. I am nervous about trying this pattern with some Copper Mist #10. I just love the color.

*hugs* and Remember to "Crochet a Memory".

30 scarves total

I have finished up the last of the Olympic Yarn and have ended up with 13 scarves for the Special Olympics. I mailed out 5 scarves to The Red Scarf Project and 12 scarves to Scarves from the Heart.
I am done!! Woo hoo. Now to decide what to do next. I need yo get an afghan started for my nephew so I might start on that.

I hope that you all have a wonderful week!!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Yay!! Ghost is back.

Well it looks like her blog is fixed. Finally folks are able to read and comment. We are all tickled and hope to see many repeat visitors. We'd also like to thank all of you that left feedback. You were a great help in the finding the answer to the problem.

On a crochet note, I have reached 30 scarves. I've made that many since September 1st. I have maybe 2 more that I can get out of the Olympic yarn colors that I have. Not sure what my next project will be. I'm betting it will NOT be a scarf or even a shawl. LOL

I wish you all the best week and remember to "Crochet a Memory".

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ghost's blog working?

I think between my husband and I we have solved the problem!! YAY! If you have had trouble getting to her blog with Internet Explorer before please try it now. Please comment on her blog or mine to let us know if it is working for you.

Apparently one of the flash programs that sis had loaded was corrupting her blog and not allowing folks to enter. I am anxious to know if this worked for the rest of you. My husband is on a windows machine and he had trouble at first and could not access it and as soon as I deleted the "Smiley of the Moment" program it worked. So sis I did start with another program but that was not the one and I forget the name of it. The one with the pretty clock. You can add that one back but stay away from the other one.

Hugs to all of you and I am keeping my fingers crossed. LMK.

Ghost's blog working?

More about Scarves,,,,I warned ya!! :)

Below are photos are of the other 22 Scarves (11 for the Special Olympics and the other 11 to be donated to Scarves From The Heart, Pine Ridge and Knit Your Bit, The National World War II Museum. I have a total of 27 scarves tagged and bagged and have more olympic colors to use up so I am unsure of what my total count will be when I am finished. You can be sure that I will share that total with you here. )

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!! *HUGS*

Scarves, yes again. :)

I am going to do this entry in 2 posts. I could not sleep so I decided to make my tags for the scarves and get them bagged and ready to go. So that is indeed what I did. Here is a photo of one of the scarves with the tag I made.

I'm also adding the photo of the 5 scarves that I made for the Red Scarf Project all tagged and bagged.

Remember to keep Crocheting those Memories!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ghost's Blog

Hello to everyone and to those that are asking me about not being able to view my sisters blog. I have NO idea what is going on. Tonight I sat down and compared her settings with the settings on my blog and they are exactly the same. I did however put her blog on selected reader only for a moments and then put it back to "Anyone can view this blog". I am hoping that this resets the system and fixes the problem.

I am however positive that it has nothing to do with her computer. She is worried that she did something. I am almost positive that this is's fault. I have heard of other sites that have had the same troubles. Not sure how they fixed the problem or if they just gave up.

I am going to try and help her get to the bottom of this problem. I want to thank all of you for your comments and patience while we solve this issue.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Scarf Count

As of this morning I have 23 scarves to mail out and to go towards the 60 scarves in 60 days challenge. I need to tag them and then they will go to post and be on their merry way. :) The count is sorted as follows:

5 Scarves for the Red Scarf Project
8 Scarves for the Special Olympics
10 Scarves for the Pine-ridge Reservation.

I will continue to make specialOlympic scarves until I run out of the yarn that I bought especially for them as they requested special colors.

I hope all my readers have a wonderful week and remember to "Crochet a Memory"


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Overdue Post

Well it's been awhile since I last blogged. It has been busy around here. First let me start out by wishing you all a happy blessed weekend.

Remember I mentioned the crochet classes. We finally got together and what a hit it was. We sat, crocheted, and got to know about each other and ended up with a 4 hour session. They were making slip stitches and chains like pros by the time we left there. This coming week will be doing the single crochet and turning your work.

We also had our Enterprise Search Summit Tech show and I was there all 3 days. It went very well and I loved talking to all the folks that our company partners with and also our customers.

I have lots more to tell but am in a hurry again.

Hope you all are enjoying life and laughing lots.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's raining scarves

Well, I have finished three more scarves. Two for the Special Olympics and One for Pineridge Reservation. My total count is 14 and I think that is going to do it for me.

I want to make and afghan for my nephew Even who just turned 18 and is in college attending Berkeley so we get to see him quite often now. He is like his aunt and like green. :) Not sure what pattern I will use but I will research it and pick something manly.

Hope you all have a beautiful day.

Monday, September 15, 2008

More scarves?

My husband and I just got back from a mini vacation on Catalina Island, Avalon. We had a great time. We flew to LAX and took a catamaran to the island. That was about an hour and 10 minute ride. My first time on a boat since I was a kid. First boat ride I remember, lets put it that way, :). Then when we arrived on the island we headed for our hotel, which was a bit of a walk and at the top of a hill but we managed.

On Saturday we went on a 2 hour bus tour up to the "Airport in the sky". That is what they call their little private airport. Only small planes land/take off there, no big jets allowed. The view was stunning. I will share pictures in another post and tell you more about the trip as well. To be continued........

Below is a few more scarves I made for the challenge. My total now is 11. I made the two red ones on the plane rides there and back from LA. I had a lady at the airport comment on how crocheting was a dying craft. It made me sad but I think it is getting better.

On that last note, while I was on the island Loreen called me. Thats the lady that I met at Wal-Mart and asked if I would teach her and her daughter how to crochet. I was so excited!!! I will call her sometime this week to make arrangements for us to get together.

Well this post turned out longer than I wanted it to be. I will be back to share some pictures from our trip with you.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The scarves continue

Here are 3 more scarves that I made for the challenge. The blue and white one will go to the Special Olympics as that is the colors they have requested. I will be making more of then with those colors.

I really have nothing else to say except that I am excited about teaching the lady I met last night how to crochet. I hope she calls me.

*hugs* to all of you

Me, a Teacher? also Special Olympics Scarves

I'm sure that you all know that the scarves this year for the Special Olympics are to be a specific color. Those colors being, Red Heart Super Saver in the colors white and Delft Blue. Well I have white on hand in my stash but no blue. I knew I needed some so I ordered 3 skeins from the yarn group that I order from and just found out last night that they did not have the Blue.

Last night after dinner and the fact that we were so close to Wal-Mart I decided to stop in. They had 4 skeins left of the blue that I needed so I bought them all. After getting to the register and waiting in line it got boring. Well, then this woman stands behind me and starts asking me questions.
"Do you crochet or knit?" Crochet. "Is it hard to learn"? "I know this seems weird but would you teach me?" My daughter would also love to learn, I would gladly pay for your services. I told her that I would be honored to show her and her daughter. I then whipped put my business card, handed it to her and we shook hands and the ball is in her court now. Her name is Laureen, and she seemed so excited about the idea. I will keep you posted.

I am so excited too, that will surely give me a crochet buddy. Lets hope she gives me a call.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

60 Scarves Challenge

Here is a photo of the scarves that I finished this weekend for the 60/90 day at Crochet with Dee.I will get link up for you as son as I can.

Happy hookin'!!!


Friday, September 5, 2008

It's that time again.

Yes, the Scarf Challenge from Crochet With Dee, 60 scarves in 60 days has begun. I am going to get going on some scarves tonight. The scarf/scarves must be created by hand between September 1st and November 31st, 2008, midnight, eastern time, to count. (They actually increased the days to 90 so more scarves can be created this year, but we're going to keep the challenge title the same since it's kinda catchy, easy to remember.) So lets make this year the best year ever and warm up America!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chihuly Sculpture

One of the blogs that I read daily is Go Crochet with Ellen by crochet designer Ellen Gormley. One of her recent posts had a photo of a sculpture created by glass artist Dale Chihuly. When I seen this post I recognized his work immediately. I had just gotten back from my doctors office at the El Camino Medical Center in Mountain View, CA and every time I went there I would see this beautiful glass sculpture hanging from the ceiling in the main lobby on the second floor. That very day I snapped a few pictures with my iPhone to share with my husband, it is "THAT" amazing to look at. I had no idea that I would come home and read Ellen's blog to find out that I had seen his work in person. What a wonderful discovery and thank you Ellen. If not for your post I would have never known or thought to ask about it. Below is a photo I took and the link to his web site. Make sure that you click on the photo to view a larger picture. The detail is amazing.

His other works can be viewed here at his web site. Dale Chihuly

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Our Baby Boy.

Here is a picture of our Gizmo after his first trip to the groomers. I usually bathe him but thought he deserved a little more pampering than I could give him.

If you go back to my very first blog entry you can view his video that made him famous. He is quite a character. You can also Google him, just type in Gizmo Flushes and it will take you to his video.

We are so proud of him.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Hat for Lyra

My friend Sandie over at Crochet Cabana blogged about a little 6 year old girl named Lyra with cancer. She mentioned making some hats for her and that her favorite colors were pink and purple. Sandie mentioned that she was going to make her some pink hats but had no purple yarn in her stash so I decided that I would make a purple hat for her from the leftover Vanna's Choice, purple mist yarn I had from my last finished project, (the shawl).
Here are a few pictures of it. I made it up as I went along and I think she will like it.

Sandie, I will put it in tomorrows mail. Thank you again for the opportunity.