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!!


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.


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.


Monday, March 16, 2009

A few more projects complete

Here are a few project that I finished this weekend. A short neck scarf, pattern in my head. I used a cable stitch that sis and I learned while she was here and went from that and this is the of my efforts.

Next is a larger Amazing star square. I just love this pattern . I will be working on the from time to time and make a afghan out of them.

No picture update on the Mother-in-law afghan but I have 10 squares totally completed along with a single extra round of single crochet around it.

And last is a doily that I finished that sis and I started when she first got here.

I am glad to have these things completed and out of the way. I am really going to try and see if I can get the mother-in-law finished this week.

Hope you all have a blessed Monday.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Crochenit Reversible Place mats

This is a new technique that sis and I learned together while she was here with the help of a tutorial that our friend Sandy has on her Crochet Cabana web site (see link at the side bar of this blog, yes I am lazy :). She gave wonderful instructions and I am hooked. I have decided to make a set of place mats that are reversible and I am using a variegated peaches and cream pound cone and miami ribbon yarn together. I am using a size G crochenit hook. The ribbon yarn side when done looks like a waffle pattern and it is very cool. Not sure how they will wash up since I am using cotton and acrylic together but I love the effects that the two different yarns give it.

Click on the photo to make them larger and take a closer look at the stitches. I like this technique much better than knitting. :)

Thank you Sandy for your wonderful Web Site and thanks to sis for sharing this learning experience with me.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

More projects finished

Here are a few more projects that sis and I worked on while she was here for her visit. The first one is called the Amazing Star Square and I made a few of them in different colors so that you can see how different they all look.

The other thing that we learned was how to Crochenit and I made this wash cloth. I made another one as well but gave it away before I got a photo of it. So here is the one that I kept.

Her is a photo of the tape measure that I did. I tried to make it look like an apple with a bad spot and a worm coming out of it.

I have a few more projects to post but have to get photos of them first. I am sad that sissy's last day here with me is tomorrow. I am already dreading letting her go. I sure am going to miss her.

Well off to have some more fun while the time still permits.

*HUGS* to all of you.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The "FACE" again

Here is the creation that came out of the face that the contest was based on. It is a purse for a little girl and a very special girl at that. That little girls name is Brooke, yes Wendy's very own Brooke. This is her prize for suggesting that I make a doll out of her. Thank you Brooke and I hope you enjoy your new purse and take care of her and maybe give it to your own little girl when you get older and have children.

The Front:

The back:

I will be sending out all the gift packages this week, so keep an eye out for them in the next week. I am sending them regular mail.

Hope everyone is having a great day.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Contest Winner!!!???

Well everyone had such great ideas that I can not decide who has won. So I guess that means a prize for everyone!!! YAY! So everyone that posted an idea for the Doll face posting will get something in the mail from me within the next week or so.

Here are a list of the winners in no particular order:

Diane and Donna who sent me an email privately due to trouble with blogger.

I am sure that I have all your addresses except for Diane. Diane I'm sure you sent in pet pads when I was collecting them but I failed to put your address in my book. Could you please email me with your address. I will be sure to mark it down this time. :)

I am not sure what I am going to do with her yet ( the face) but once I decide I will post her completeness. Is that even a word, completeness? LOL

Thank you all for participating and am looking forward my next contest. When that will be? Who knows. Whenever it strikes my fancy as they say. :)

BTW, I have two more doll faces that I will not be using. If anyone would like them, email me at and I will include them in your package.

Thanks again and *HUGS* to all of you.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Polish Star and Going home Poncho

Below are two projects that I just completed. The polish star which is going to be a pillow eventually and the going home poncho in fall colors for myself. I used s 'G" hook on the polish star and simply soft yarn. I used a "L" hook and Caron pounder in Nutmeg and Red Heart Symphony in Persimmon worked both strands together. I am pleased with the outcome of both projects. I started to poncho before sis came so I am glad to get that off my hook.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week. I am off to visit your blogs and leave some comments. I am so far behind on that.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Contest Reminder

You have until midnight tomorrow 3/2/09 to get your ideas in for my doll head project and 'How you think I should finish it". I will be selecting a winner as well as a runner up on Friday the 6th of March 2009.

I will leave it at that. You might want to check out the original post to see that details.

Have fun!!!