Friday, December 23, 2005

Christmas is Coming

Well I have been busy and not posting! As you can see my crochet hook has been flying. At the top is a scarf I made for Katie's teacher. It was really soft and I loved it!

Next are the dishcloth angels I made for the ladies in my Sunday School class. Most of them are older and they loved them and really appreciated the hand work.

Next to that is the baby blanket I made for the girl who was my Secret Sister last year at church. She just had a little boy.

The purple poncho is one I made for Amanda and the red and black one is Katie's. I don't like the 4 point poncho as well as the 2 point, but that's just me.

I also made prayer shawls for the ladies I angel through Chemoangels and Seniorangels. I made a couple of scarves to be used as door prizes at our church Mom's group.

I am now working on something for myself. I have some lovely blue yarn with a silver lurex thread. I am working on a shrug/sweater. I also am still going to make a couple of baby doll outfits for the girls.

Merry Christmas - remember the REAL reason for the season!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Nurse Lapghan

This is my first attempt at chart crocheting. It was actually pretty easy. I made this for my Secret Sister at church. Our reveal dinner is coming up, and this is my last gift to her.

Fair Winner!

Well, it's been awhile since I posted - bad me! I got my fair items back and had a blue ribbon and a white (1st and 3rd)! I also got a red (2nd) for a dress I made! I was really pleased with winning!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Ruffled Scarf Frog-a-thon

Well, I am busy trying to make a few things to enter into the Cabarrus County Fair in September. One thing was a ruffled scarf. The pattern was on the label of some lovely Caron Bliss yarn I had. So, I started working on it - but it kept getting longer and longer. It was only supposed to take 3 skeins, but it took all 8 that I had! It was long enough for Shaq to wear!

So, I frogged the darn thing which was a major pain in the backside. Then today, I went to the Caron site and found the free pattern there. The label directions said to chain 200, but the pattern on the website said chain 100. Gee, think that could have been the problem?

So, I am almost done with it now - starting with 100 chains not 200!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Working towards the fair

I have printed off the information to enter some of my crocheted items in the Cabarrus County Fair. I am excited and a little apprehensive. I am used to the Kentucky State Fair which has tons and tons of entrants. I don't remember there being a lot of entries at the CCF. I am going to try and finish my Draped Bed Jacket, make a lettuce scarf and see if DH's afghan is in good enough shape to enter. I might try to enter one of the dressed I made for the girls in the sewing category as well.

Crochetville Random Square Swap

Well, I joined another swap. We are making random 6" squares. We have to make 35 squares and send them in. We will get 34 in return. I can't wait to see what everyone makes. I hope mines aren't too boring.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Back from Church Camp

Well, I attended Mother Daughter camp with Katie. It was certainly easier to go to camp when I was 12 than now that I am 47! It was HOT and our cabin was the furthest away from everything. But, I survived and we had a good time together as Mother and Daughter.

I signed up for a random square swap at Crochetville. It is not due until October, so it should be time enough to get them done and use up some stash too!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Ack! Too Many Irons in the Fire!

I have too many things I want to make! I am working on another prayer shawl. I want to make some turbans and caps for my Chemoangel recipient. I am starting on Christmas presents - cute little fat babies in crocheted outfits for my girls, and ones dressed like angels for my Mom and Sister. I have this awesome rainbow silk yarn I want to make an airy shrug out of but can't find a pattern I like. And there are so many more.....

Monday, July 04, 2005

Nursing Shawl

Another gift for the baby shower. It is made with baby yarn and a Q size hook. I simply did SCs at each end and DCs in the middle. I wanted it to provide coverage but be cool and airy too.

Frou Frou Baby Set

I made this set for a friend's baby shower next weekend. I originally got a knitting pattern for a little sundress that was similiar, but I didn't want to make the onesie crotch, so I winged it and made this up. I am not really crazy about the mary jane booties, but maybe they'll do for a photo.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Flamingo Whimsy

Here is a picture of my whimsy corner on my front porch. It is my potted begonia with Francine Flamingo standing watch.

4th of July Flip Flops

I wanted to make some flip flops for the girls. Originally I looked for girly colors at Walmart, but they only had the right size for one of them. Knowing that making 2 different colors would make my life miserable, I went for the red, white and blue ones. I used Bernat Frenzy in Red, and Disco in Blue held together. The girls wore them all weekend and got compliments everywhere they went.

Fleuri Bag

Here is my version of the Fleuri Bag at . I made mine with Lion Brand Suede Yarn in Eggplant. It only took a little over one skein and was a breeze to do! I lined it with purple polka dotted cotton from the remnant rack at Walmart. I like it, even if I did make it!

DHs Anniversary Afghan

I got DHs Anniversary afghan done. I just chained until I thought it was long enough and did a basic shell stitch. I did 4 rows and then switched colors. I ran out of the ombre and told DH I needed to go to Walmart to get more. He said, "Make it that size and call it done!" He didn't know it was for him! Anyway, it worked out.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Dishcloths for Missionaries

My cousin Sondra's daughter Becca is currently serving as a teaching missionary in Zanzibar. My little first grade mission girls collected supplies to send to her. One of the things she requested was cloth diapers. These are becoming harder and harder to find! She uses them instead of paper towels or towels to clean tables etc. So, I decided that maybe crocheted cotton dishcloths would be usable. I posted a notice at Crochetville, and a couple of people are helping me out! Another way to use a talent for God!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Prayer Shawl Ministry

After seeing prayer shawls, and prayer shawl ministries discussed online, I decided to approach our pastor about starting one at our church. We also have a Stephen Ministry program at our church. This program pairs trained lay ministers with those in need to help them walk through a tough time.

Our pastor was very supportive of starting the prayer shawl ministry! I sent a little blurb to be placed in the church paper, which was done. The staff also placed a slide on the overhead screen in church! So far I have 9 ladies of all ages who are going to participate!

I am so excited to be able to use a talent in this way.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Rainbow Posey Purse Posted by Hello

Rainbow Posey Purse

Well, I bought all this Paton's Fresco from Herrschner's because it was on sale. Now I know WHY it was on sale - there are no patterns for it - even on the Paton's site! So, I finally just messed around with it and this is what I came up with. It's not really rainbow, but it reminded me of rainbow sherbert. I am pretty pleased with it.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Still crocheting

Well, school is out. We have been at the pool most every day now. I am still crocheting in the evening. I recently finished a star dishcloth, and some fuzzy flip flops for my sister. I am working on a shell afghan for Big John for our anniversary. I hope I get it done in time! There are so many things I want to do I can't keep up!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Didn't meet the Stashbuster Challege

Alas, I succumbed to the call of the yarn. I needed some cotton yarn for crocheted dishcloths and bath scrubbies, which I am going to make for gifts. I could have waited 2 more weeks, but the shopping bug bit me. Ugh. I was doing so good too! I have used some of the yarn in my stash making afghans and will use more soon. Oh well.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Butterfly Wrist Bag Posted by Hello

Butterfly Wrist Bag

Here is the butterfly wrist bag I finished last night. It is for one of DD#1's friends. We will use this as the gift bag for her birthday present, and she gets 2 gifts in one!

Monday, April 25, 2005

These are the crocheted flip flops I made. They are $1 flops from Target and leftover Bernat fur and sirdar fizz. Posted by Hello

This is the finished product. Posted by Hello

Pineapple Baby Afghan

Okay, so it's finally finished and I love it!

Friday, April 22, 2005

This and That

It has been a busy week. Since my preschool co-teacher is out with a broken ankle, I have had to take over. Amanda has been sick - again. I had to finish a painting project for a preschool silent auction and a scrapbook page for a friend. crocheting has been sporadic. I did get some done while sitting outside watching the kids. I am now making crocheted roses for Mother's Day corsages for my preschool moms. I am also still working on the pineapple baby afghan. Maybe I will get to crochet some this weekend. IN the meantime, boxes keep arriving and my stash keep growing! But, only until May 1 when I begin the Stashbusters Challenge at Crochetville!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Shell Baby Afghan Posted by Hello

Shell Baby Afghan

I finally got this one finished. I had to "frog" a couple of times to get it the way I wanted it, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Now I am making a peach one in a pineapple pattern.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Back to Baby Afghans

Took a little crocheting hiatus to finish the 18 covered journals I had to make for the preschool parent's board members. I also need to get cracking on the scrapbook for DD #1's first grade teacher. But in the meantime, I am spending my afternoon working on the green baby afghan. DD #2 has a fever and is sick, so we will be inside today.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

My version of AJs Wrist Bag. It usually has a cute little flower accent, but I had all this left over fun fur, so I used that instead.  Posted by Hello

Friday, April 08, 2005

Finished the Afghan

I finally finished the afghan made from Baby Clouds in pastel. It started life as a baby afghan, but was too thick. So, I finished and I am using it. Guess I finally made something for myself!

My version of the Triangle Shawl pattern at - I'm not much for fringe, so I made scallops around the edge. This is done in Homespun Quartz. Posted by Hello

My Martha Poncho - I made this with Homespun in Waterfall. Posted by Hello

Crocheted Sweater - I made this for my 3 year old. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

A New Day A New Blog

Well, there are so many better looking blogs out there than mine, I thought I'd try one on a new site and see if I could get something a little fancier. But, alas, I think my own ignorance is going to keep me simple forever!