Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pineapple Rose

As you can see by my sisters blog we have been working on many projects. One of them we finished off yesterday. I really like the way it turned out but I do not think that I will be making any more of these. It was a fun learning experience but one is enough.

Not sure what our next project will be but, I can assure you that it will be fun. Until next time. Have a great day!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm still here/Contest

Its been awhile but I am still here. Sis is here and we are having fun. I am working on many projects as well as the Dr. Who scarf. I was not going to start one but since Sis did I could not resist. What's another project sitting around gonna hurt? *giggle* I just taught myself to knit so it will be good practice. I have never knitted in my life and with YouTube I taught myself. Never thought I could do it but here I am doing it. One thing I will say, "It's a SLOW process" Not like crocheting.

Anyway here is a project that I worked on before sis got here. I am going to use it on a pillow, maybe. I think it looks like a little girl with feathers all around her head. Maybe a young Indian girl. Click on the picture to make it bigger and have a look and tell me what you think.

I am Sponsoring a Contest so here are the DETAILS. Leave me comment and tell me your ideas on what I should do with this doll face. You have until next Monday, March 2, 2009 to submit your ideas. I will then pick an idea by the weeks end and the winner of that idea will get a care package from me with lots of craft goodies. The only idea that is off limits is a pillow, as that was my first intention.

So have fun and get those ideas in.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mother's Day Afghan Update

Not sure if you remember, but I started this project while in San Diego this past December. My MIL asked me to make her an afghan to go in one of the guest bedrooms that she just redone. She picked out a pattern out of one of the afghan books that I had and we gathered swatches of the fabric she brought back from her trip to France and we high tailed it to the local Michaels. These are the two colors she picked: Vanna's Choice, in Linen and Simply Soft , in Grey Heather. . The pattern called for 3 colors but she wanted only these two so I altered the pattern and this is how it will look. I have almost all 40 squares with 8 of the 10 rounds completed. You can see in the photos the one square that is complete. I think once it is together it is going to look so beautiful. I just know that she is going to love it.

If you know me, you know that I am not wild about putting squares together. I don't mind making the squares but I detest putting them together, (maybe because I am so bad at it).

Anyway I have been working slow in this one and working on it mostly weekends only. Now that it is getting close to being finished I am working on it more. I will post a photo once it is completed.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A post for my Beautiful Sister

Someone I love, I know loves me
Sister of mine, true as can be
Ever I think of the happy days flown
Remembering you always sister my own!

Author: Unknown

Sis I wanted to do a very special post dedicated to you to let you know how much you mean to me and how important you are in my life. I made this pillow special with all the love in my heart to show you just how special you are. I know when I left you last night you thought I would be working on the poncho but i changed gears fast so that I could get it finished tonight. The pillow form was made by Jean at my RA Yarns and More group. She does a wonderful job and I have known for a long time that I wanted to do something special with them and one of them called out to me tonight and I thought of you immediately and off I went to look for something to do with it. Below are my efforts. I hope you like it.

I love you so much!!

Wheel Chair Cape

Well I am having a bad hair day in this one. I just had gotten out of the shower about 45 minutes before the picture and I had not done my hair. Well now you've seen me without my hair done. I think it was the same case in the last photo as well. Anyway here is the wheel chair cape that I did like the one sis made. I just used a button for the closure. Not sure I like the color. I used Red Heart Strata in Confetti and I think it is way too .....wild is the word I guess I am looking for.

I hope you all are having a great week.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Coming Home Poncho

This is done with the Martha Stewart Coming Home poncho pattern. I had trouble with the edging because I increased the poncho to make it bigger. When I finally got the right count for the edging (after sis and her whiz math skills) I was on a roll and anxious to finish it up. Starting the last edging row I realized that I had done the edging all wrong. Now I had ripped out the edging twice now and was not going to make it a third time. I left it as it was and put a sc border and I am happy with it.

I did make some wrist warmers to go with it as well as fancied up the collar. Overall I am very pleased with the end product. I used Caron mill ends in the colors Monet and Honeydew, and a "L" hook.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. *HUGS*

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More pet pads

I received some beautiful pet pads in the mail yesterday from Diane and more today from Wendy and June. They are so wonderful. Thank you all so much. Tony and Pam report that the kitties are loving the snuggles and she has enough to wash them so they always have clean ones.

When sis comes this month she will get to me Tony and Pam and I am also trying to see if Tony can get some pictures for me to post.

Thank you all again for such a wonderful response and support.