Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Inga's Bag

Well here it is finally finished. It was quite something to get together and had to ask hubby for help. He is so good to me.



I'd like to make a smaller one and have it for grocery shopping. This one I with I will use on vacation to put my boots and shoes in. I used to use a Victoria Secrets bag.

Have a wonderful day.

Pet Pads

Scarlet and I would like to thank everyone who has helped us out with the pet pad request. We are every so grateful for all your kind hearted offerings.

This post is to let you know that we have enough pads now. If you have some that you made please send them along but you don't have to continue to make more. The pads we received so far were lovely and all your work will sure keep those kitties warm and dry.

WE THANK YOU ALL HEAPS AND HEAPS!
Scarlet and Ghost

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kitty Snuggles

Just a quick post to let you know that when I arrived home last night from work I had a very special package awaiting me. Yup....you guessed it!! More Kitty Snuggles. These 3 were made by Bunny and they are just PURRRRRfect. I just wanted everyone to know that things are coming in and they are wonderful. I know that the kitties and Tony and Pam thank you.

Hope each one of you is having a great great day!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Someone being silly

Yup, that's me in the hat that I created. I seen a hat similar in one of the fashion magazines and decided that I could make one. Here are my results. I think it is pretty cute but maybe one someone else.




My husband seen it and right away said that he wanted a ball on the top of his hat and some ear flaps too. I had to laugh. So this weekend I will see what I can do for him.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

*HUGS*

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bib fever and kitty snuggles

Well I have Wendy to thank for me having the urge to make some baby bibs. I made one this afternoon and here it is below.



I want to also thank Sandie Petit and Donna Dickinson for the beautiful pet snuggles I received today. I came home and there were packages at my doorstep. I took them with me to meeting tonight and gave them to Pam and Tony and I wish you could have seen their faces. They were so happy and thanked me over and over. I, of course raved about all you wonderful crafters. They went home to put them out.

I found out that there are 6 cats that are permanent and 3 roamers that come about every other day or so. Pam is trying to cage the white one because she noticed his hip is bothering him. Once she captures him she will get him to the vet and make sure that he is ok as well as fixed. I told them that more are coming and she liked the idea of having some to change to when she is washing soiled ones.
THANKS to all of you generous crafters and God bless you all.

*HUGS*

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pardon the Confusion

My blog right now has a lot of things missing. It's a long story that I will not bore you with. I am working on fixing the things that are broken or not there.

*hugs* to all of you.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Short Post

Here is what I managed to get off my hook this weekend. My hubby is the model againg but he is smiling a little bit this time. This scarf was made for our nephew Evan. We pick him up tomorrow form the airport and drive him back to school at Berkely so as you guessed they are their colors. I hope he likes it.




*HUGS* to everyone.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Special Request

I want to thank all those that have responded to the need of a family of Ferrel cats in my neighborhood. One of our brothers from the Kingdom Hall lives next to an empty field. He has been feeding and watering them for some time now and they are growing as a family. They stay outdoors and it is cold here at night and thought it might be a nice project to help him out with some ground cover pads. I asked him and he welcomed the thought with a great big smile. I then told him that I had some very special ladies in my life that I know would love to help., give me a few weeks or a month and I will have something for the furry babies. He was very grateful and happy to hear of our generosity.

Thank you again for your response. I also wanted to thank Ghost (the best sister in the world) for starting the ball rolling on this project. Sometimes I get too busy and don't have time and she helps me so much. I don't know what I would do without her. Love you sis!!!

*HUGS* to all and have a beautiful weekend!!

More works off my hook

Here is another scarf that I made for the conductor of the train that takes my husband to work everyday. Yes....the same train that hit him last year and could have killed him. Hubby was excited to have me offer it to him as the colors are perfect because CalTrain is silver-gray and red. He (the Conductor) complimented my husband on the new box stitch scarf that he was wearing so I thought this would be perfect.




The next was leftovers from the San Diego Wild fire square project. I must have not sent out the last 10 squares that I made because I found them in a box mixed in with my stash. So I rounded up 2 other squares, joined them and made this lap-ghan. Can you tell what squares I just rounded up? LOL It will keep someone's legs warm for sure.




The next project that I've been working on since yesterday is some baby hats for the Lil Troopers Group that I belong to. I managed to get 11 hats done. I will make one more and ship out an even dozen along with a few bed jackets.



Interesting about the hat pattern that I used this time for the babies. I used the same pattern that Bunny posted on her blog but used a "G" hook and they came out perfect size...also used only one skein of yarn as to 2 skeins together in the mans pattern. I am really loving this pattern ( Thanks Bunny ) and think I will stick to it for the babies from now on unless I get some complaints. :)

Keeping busy and trying to work on getting used to my new work schedule and my new life schedule as well. So far it is not too bad but I can see where it might get troublesome.

HUGS to all of you.

A Special Request

Hi Readers,
This is going to be different kind of post than usual. I am putting out a request for my readers or anyone else that wants to help in this effort to please make some pet pads for some Feral Cats to keep them warm in this winter cold. Let me explain...

There is a gentlemen in California who is taking care of a large number of cats that are being fed and watered by him in his yard. The numbers grow as more and more strays find their way to his feeding dish. He is an old man and does not have means for keeping all these cats warm.

If you feel this is something you would like to help us with you can write to me at hoppinhooks@earthlink.net to get the mailing address to send these pads to. That is my sister Ghost's email address, she will let you know where to send them to. There are no special requirements for these pads. They can be made of any scrap yarn or in any size or color. They will be used as ground covers under the cats and kittens.

You don't even have to weave the tails in just leave them out the cats can play with them as cats seem to be attracted by this. You can make them anyway you wish.

We are not requesting food or anything else but pet pads. If you would like to help us out for a short period of time it would be greatly appreciated by us and by the growing cat family. Thanks for considering this request. Sis will post to her blog when we have received enough and I will put a note here as well. Thanks again.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hooked again

As you can see I am hooked on this stitch. Below is yet another neck warmer in the diagonal box stitch. It is so much fun to do that I can't stop. I think now I am going to make a baby afghan with this stitch. But who knows, I am hooked on scarves and neck warmers right now so I just might do another one of those.


Hope you all had a wonderful day.

*HUGS*

Another Neck Warmer

Since I loved doing that diagonal box stitch. I had to do some more. So I did a neck warmer and here it is. A very fast project and of course I love the color so I think I will be keeping this one for myself. I'm getting a bit greedy in my old age, LOL.




What's on your hooks? Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Something for Hubby

Well sis amazed me with the Diagonal box stitch scarf she was making so I thought I would make one for hubby. I want to also thank Sandie Petit at Crochet Cabana for her great tutorial. I had fun making the scarf. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Windsor blue. It is quite soft for Red Heart yarn. I was surprised. I used a "G" hook and just made it as long as he suggested and it is perfect. Below is a photo of a close up and one of him with it on.





There you have it. Another scarf completed. Not sure what I will work on next but I am sure I will think of something.

Have a great week everyone. *HUGS*

Friday, January 9, 2009

About the Button

I forgot to mention as sis pointed out in her comment that the flower is the button. I put the button in the center of the crocheted flower and attached it to the scarf and when I made the scarf I made a button hole. So it does come undone. I just wanted to add that. Thanks sis!!

Button, Button, I've got the button

It all started when we were in San Diego for the holidays and my mother-in-law noticed that I used buttons on some of the bed jackets that I was making for babies. She asked me if I'd be interested in her buttons. Well of course I said "YES!!" Dad then said, "Good, most of those buttons were given to her by her mother, it'd be nice to get rid of them". Mom just snickered and brought up 2 jars of the most beautiful buttons you've ever seen. We sat and went through all of them and what treasures they are and I brought most of them home with me. :)

One button stood out and I knew that I would have to make something special with it. Something special for me. One is a close up of the button. and then a picture of the neck scarf that I created. (Be sure to click on the pictures to make them bigger so you can see the detail of the button.)






A one of a kind piece and I had fun making it.


HUGS to all of you.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sneak Peek

Although I have been busy making hats and scarves for the Bridge Project I have also been working on a gift for my mother-in-law. While we were there at Christmas and after she received the snowflake afghan she asked if I would make an afghan for one of her spare bedrooms that she just had redone. Well, I felt honored. So I went to the LYS and bought a pattern book for her to look at. She picked a pattern then it was off to the LYS to pick out the yarn. She selected Vanna's Choice in the color Linen.

That evening I sat and worked up a square but I became concerned. The pattern had some very defined stitches and color change was so important. Anyway to make a longer story short we went back LYS and selected another color. Here is what we came up with and I think it is going to be beautiful.



So this is my in between hats and scarves project and plan on giving it to her on Mothers Day when they come to visit to use the theater tickets that we got them to go and see "Wicked" with us. I think it is going to be wonderful.

Well that is all for me, I hope this post finds you well and that you have a blessing filled day.

*hugs*

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Neck Cozy

Well I tired of making hats and decided to work on a neck warmer for one of the men at The Bridge Project. Here it is below finished. The ones that I had sent to Sandy this past week were really small and for kids. This one would fit a man, no problem.



I did mange to get a box of 13 hats sent out to Sandy over at the Bridge Project. I will see what else I can come up with before the weekend is over.

*Hugs* to everyone.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Louise Revisited

I called awhile back and made an appointment with a very famous hairdresser for Louise. When I brought her home and I showed her to sis she was devastated at seeing her hair and told me that I needed to do something. Well I listened to my big sister and I called in "The Hair Buster". She made her journey on a train in the cold with her bag of magic and I couldn't wait for her to arrive. Louise was excited as well.
Here is a photo of Louise in the process of beautification. Imagine what she looked like before the roller were put in, it was horrific!!



Now two hours later we have magic. With magic rollers, no hairdryer or curling iron, look at what we have now. She is quite a looker now if I do say so myself. LOL "The Hair Buster" moves quickly. Look for her in your area soon. Maybe you can schedule a little magic yourself.



PS Rates vary on hair length, damage and sense of humor.


Hugs from Me, Louise and "The Hair Buster"