Monday, December 14, 2009

December Already?

Wow I can't believe that we are almost to the new year. I have not posted in awhile and its because i lost interest and have been super busy.

Hubby and I attended his annual Office "WINTER" Party and we had a great time. I half expected there to be all kinds of decorations that were Christmas themed but to my surprise there were none, not even any Christmas music or santa hats or a tree or anything. It was kinda nice for me since I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. It shows that you can have a party without all the commercialism. Anyway here is a photo of us before we left the house.



I've been working on many projects and will share them soon.

*hugs* to all of you

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lots to Share

Well I have not blogged so that means a long entry with lots of pictures. Sis and I are having a great time and accomplishing many things. We also have a new addition to our family and her name is Luna. She is a wonderful Lab- Shepherd mix with the sweetest personality.



Isn't she adorable?!!

Next is a purse that sis and I did, I am sure if you go to her blog you can see the one that she made as well.


Next for your viewing pleasure is a shawl that we made. I did my flowers differently than sis so be sure to check out her blog to see hers.




I saved my favorite for last. I just love this hat and I will be making more in different colors. We got the pattern out of the Crochet Magazine November 2009 issue, It is the Girls Newsboy hat. I just love it.



And I will close my post with another picture of our new baby. Hope everyone has a great day!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Square Oranges

This is a lap ghanl that recently made out of a book called "One Square Many Ways" called Bright Oranges. Also I have photos of the placemats' that I finished some time ago. Going forward my concentration will be on the afghan that I am making for my brother and sister in-law.










That's all for today. I wish everyone a beautiful weekend.
*hugs*

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Granny ScrapGhan

Here is a granny square afghan that I made using scraps left over from other projects. I love the way it turned out. This will be our bed-cover until further notice.





Thats all for today, I think :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ian's Bearghan

So here is the second Bearghan completed. I made the head pattern up myself and I never write anything down so this one is different from Lily's. I think it gives them their own personality. LOL

I hope the kids and mom and dad like them. They will be spending the day with us on the 19th of this month.




*hugs*

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Make a Wish Foundation Afghan

I made this afghan for a Make a Wish Foundation fund raiser here in our area. Go and read the story that inspired me to donate something. This is the link Dylans Story and Veronica, (Dylan's mom) has been doing this 10 years now. I hope to help her out more next year and get more involved.




What a great cause. Maybe some of you would like to contribute something for next October's event? Handmade things tend to raffle very well and are also wonderful silent auction pieces. If you are interested you can contact me or Veronica directly at the web site above.

*hugs*

Oven Mitts

Here is the post that I promised about the oven mitts. I can whip one of these up in less than 30 minutes. They are fast and fun to make. I forget where I got the pattern but it was free. If you really want the pattern leave me a comment and I will get the pattern to you or look more for it and post it on this blog.





Here is the link and thanks to sis I have it handy.

Oven Mitts

Hope everyone is having a great week so far.

*HUGS*

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Back again.

Well I need to get into the habit of posting again. I have lots to share since last time I posted. First is a photo of some bed jackets that I made for my Crafting for a Cause group. I dressed them up a bit so they would not look so plain. I think the babies will be too small and inactive enough so that they do not play with the adornments. Even so if they do they can easily be taking off by the parents.



Next is my version of the Bearghan. I am making these for our friends kids that are coming for a visit on the 19th from Seattle. Their names are Lily and Ian. This one is for Lily and I am currently working on one for Ian in blue and yellow. Not sure if it looks like a Bear or a Weird Bird. LOL Anyway I am sure they will love them.


Anyway that is all for now. I will post again with some oven mitts that I made out of cotton. They are great!!

*HUGS*

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sweater

Hope everyone is doing fine. It has been busy here so I have not blogged much. I did however find time to crochet. :) Here are some photos of the sweater that I made for myself. I think it turned out nice. The pattern was in this months issue of Crochet World.
Hubby took the picture and he keep telling me how nice it was and how proud he was of me.
That made me feel so good. :)
Anyway on with the show. :)









Hugs and love,
Scarlet Sayer

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wool Eater Pillow

Here is a pillow that I just finished. It is the "Wool Eater pattern" which was fun to do. I forget where I heard or got the pattern from. I have added to my list an afghan in this pattern. I might get to it before I leave this earth. LOL My list keeps growing just like yours.

This pillow is for a very dear friend whom is so hot blooded that an afghan would just collect dust so I decided to make her a pillow. She is a dog lover so I put the doggie button in the center to dress it up a bit.






I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend.

*HUGS*

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Its been AWHILE!

I can not believe how long it has been since I have blogged. I have been busy working and making things. One big project that I have finished is an afghan for a good friend who loves the game "Settlers of Catan" So I found this pattern for it on this ladies blog and I went from there. I think it came out great and you can see hers and get the pattern by clicking on the link.

Here is a picture of the one that I made.





I hope that you are having a great week so far.

*hugs*

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My first thank you letter.

Here is the thank you that I received. It is from the nurse at Pine Ridge Reservation OB Unit. It is my first personal thank you and I donated it through my Crafting for a Cause group. What a wonderful group of folks they are. Yeah I am a bit excited. It sure makes you feel good.



I just wanted to share with you, busy today cleaning out the garage and getting ready for the big garage/yard sale that we are having on June 5th through 7th. Wow, I have a lot of stuff to sell that I don't need.



*HUGS*

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Tooth Fairy

One of my friends grandsons is getting ready to lose his first tooth so I offered to make him a pillow. I bought the pattern from JayBird Designs and it worked up nice and quick. Below is a photo of front and back. I used the green glow in the dark for the pocket so that the Tooth Fairy would have no trouble finding the place to put the cash or whatever it is that tooth fairies leave for the kids today. All it in I think it turned out cuter an I do hope that Master Colin likes it.








I also finally finished the laprobe that I was making for the elder group at the Crocheting for a Cause Group that I belong to, I think it will match on of the wheelchair bags that Cherri made perfectly.



Thats all for today. *HUGS*

Monday, May 11, 2009

Larksfoot Stitch baby sweater

As you know I have already made/created this sweater but have not written up the instructions. Yesterday I attempted to and only got too row 4 before giving up. So I went ahead and finished up this one and will start another and use a different method as my husband suggested. I am going to record myself making one and then I will play that audio back and write up the instructions. What a great idea. I sure admire all those designers out there that publish their patterns so quickly.

Anyway here is a picture of the sweater that I made yesterday. It's not bright newborn colors but will keep a baby warm regardless.




*HUGS*

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Thinking of you




Although I have not blogged regularly as I usually do, I just wanted you all to know that I think of you often.

*HUGS*

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Diaper Jacket

Here is what I came up with for a diaper jacket to go with the blanket that I made. I am now working on the hat. I also made a cute pair of booties that I will post when I post a photo of the hat.
I really am going to try and get this pattern on paper for those of you who like it.






I hope that everyone has had a wonderful weekend.

*HUGS*

Friday, April 24, 2009

Baby Afghan

I started this on Thursday evening and finished it up tonight. It will be going to a friend whom is awaiting the birth of her granddaughter "NICOLE" Her first Granddaughter. She is a very proud grand ma ma.





*hugs* and love~ Scarlet

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A touching Email I received today

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She
hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend.. He was always
there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see
the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages
came off, she was able to see everything, including her
boyfriend.

He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The
girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The
sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected
that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life
led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her
saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before
they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who
was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift

Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't
speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone
who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone
who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone seriously ill who fights for every breath

Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who
walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.

This pretty much says it all. Count your blessings each and everyday. My mom always used to tell me, "I complained because I had no shoes until I met the man who had no feet". Be thankful for what you have and thank the Lord that you have it.

*HUGS*

Ottoman Doily

I made this for sis. She seen it posted on one of the groups we belong to and asked for the pattern, if it was a free pattern and it was, YAY. So I hurried and made one for her before she could make one for herself. She should receive it today or tomorrow in the mail. I know she is going to love it and she is anxiously awaiting its arrival.




I love you sis!!

*HUGS*

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Complete and in its new home


So we delivered the MIL afghan and mom loved it. The pillow came out nice as well. Below are some photos for you to take a look.

I hope everyone has a blessed filled day.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Baby Blanket

Here is what I made yesterday. It is a simple "V" stitch with one skein of simply soft brights in watermelon and the light pink is Red Heart Baby Clouds in Pink Lemonade and the darker fluffy pink is Red Heart Bright and Lofty in Bubblegum. I used an "M" hook and did a hdc all around the border.
This is a gift for one of the sisters who's daughter just had a baby.



I hope everyone has a great weekend. *HUGS*

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pillow

I decided to make a pillow to go with the Afghan for my mother-in-law. This was actually the swatch square that I did to show her what I thought the square should look and then after seeing it in one color we went and picked out another color which was the heather grey. So I saved the solid square and it has been tossed here and there and I thought of the pillow.

I made an applique first of little forget-me-not flowers and attached in a bunch. I them embellished that with beads and sewed it to the center of the square after adding several rows to the border. I then made two petal forget-me-not's that seemed to look like butterflies to me and placed them in each corner and put the smaller forget-me-not's that I had from a bag of buttons and sewed them to the middle. I think the red/pink color is the same to match the curtains that she made with fabric she bought while on her last trip to Paris. If it does not match I can always remove them with a simple "snip".

So here are the photos.





Love and Hugs and wishing you a happy Friday!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

MIL afghan finished

Yup, you heard right. I have finished it tonight. Here are the photos and I have it in the wash right now so I can block it a bit. I am pleased with it and hope my mother- in- law loves it. I am sure she will, she is such a wonderful person and I could not ask for a better Mother-in-law.





Have a great tomorrow. *HUGS*

Monday, March 30, 2009

Shook the dust off and finished it

Well I found this in the back of my guest bedroom closet and remembered starting it. So I sewed it together and made the afghan that will go to my new group CFAC. I will also be working on some stuffed animals that will be for the CAL over there for the month of April.



Hope everyone had a good Monday! *HUGS*

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another idea that turns out Good

Well there I sat yesterday afternoon looking at the purse handles that I have and my mind started working again and here is my latest creation. Same yarn as last purse but different colors and I used a "L" Hook.








*hugs* and I hope you have a great day tomorrow.

Fun Fur and Cotton Purse.

So I have all these purse handles laying around so last night I decided to make use of a set. I sat down and went through my pattern books and found nothing that I liked so I put on my creative thinking cap and came up with this while watching American Idol, (I love Adam Lambert).

I used some fun fur that I had laying around and Peaches and Cream cotton in Northwoods. My hook size was a "J". I lined the inside with a beautiful green paisley sorta silk fabric. I really like it and can't wait to use it. And you knew when you started reading this that of course it would be GREEN!!!







Hope you all have a wonderful day!!


*HUGS*

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mother -In - Law afghan

Well folks I am getting down to the finish line finally. Here is a photo of the entire thing put together, all 40 squares. Now I have the 8 round border to go. I can see that light at the end of the tunnel, :)!!

Now I am wondering what my next big project will be. :)



Hope everyone had a great Monday.

*HUGS*

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Magic Shrug

Here is a photo of my latest project. The free leaflet I received from the yarn group that I belong to. It is on my side bar called RA_Yarns n' More. I had fun doing this and I used a heavier weight yarn then called for and also a different size hook. I used Caron worsted weight acrylic in White and Cape Cod. I used an "I" hook as well. Here are photos of the front and back.







I have one more row to do on the bottom and then it will be finished. It was getting late and I wanted to get a photo and post before going to bed.


*HUGS*