29 June 2011

WIP Wednesday--29 June 2011

Currently I'm making an afghan for a special person. I'm using a variation of the granny square and here's the 2 versions I'm using:






Edited to add the WIP button. Click on the button and see what other crafty folks are working on.




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28 June 2011

Little Friend and New Hat

With the permission of my little friend's mom, I'm posting pictures here showing her wearing the hat I made for her. She's really a cutie. Her grandma and I met in Hawaii back in the late 80s and have been friends ever since. It is so great to have long-time friends!


27 June 2011

Have You Ever Felt Like This?

Sometimes I feel like this, not necessarily with dh but with some folks I know. Nothing new going on, I just saw this video on fb and thought about a few people in my past that this applied to. It's great to see a strong woman like this one...

Link to Free Crochet Pattern 27 June 2011



Here's a link to a pattern for a floppy brimmed hat made out of granny squares. It's an older pattern but I bet it would be nice in the summer made out of cotton yarn. Enjoy :-)

25 June 2011

Granny 'Ghan Reveal

I've posted about this so many times that you're probably tired of it. This should be the last post about it. ;-)

24 June 2011

Beautiful Music...

I have to admit that I don't keep up with the latest in music. I usually listen to classic rock music and dh listens to classic country. My friend was telling that she had to buy the CD with the following song on it. Of course, being the stick in the mud I am, I hadn't heard it so I had to find it on Youtube and I LOVE it! Here for your enjoyment--



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It's Gonna Be a Polka Dot Afghan

I tried out a different square pattern to make 1 of the afghans I have planned for this year. I'm trying to use up my stash so there's the big reason for my color choice. I'll probably have to pick up more black yarn but at least I'll be using up the reddish/burgundy color that is a mill end. Here's a link to the pattern for the square. At the bottom of the post is the first square I made for this new 'ghan. Other news, I am totally finished with the other granny 'ghan! Tomorrow I'm going to post a picture for you to see.





23 June 2011

Here's a Good Coupon

For the ladies, here's a coupon for Old Navy. You will get a tank for $2! It is good tomorrow only so check it out.

Quick Update on Granny 'Ghan

The squares are all sewn together, the edging is done. Only a few ends left to weave in and then I'll post a picture of the finished object for you. I still have a few afghans left to make this year. I have to make one for a friend of ours because he has been so kind with helping with carpentry type things at our house and has given dh a few paying jobs to do. Another I need to make is for my son and dil for a Christmas present. The 3rd afghan is for an aunt of mine. I've made all my other aunts and uncles one and I want to give her one too because she's a special lady. And the 4th one is for my dear brother because I love the kid him. Guess I'll be busy for a while. Take care and stay tuned for the reveal....

A few squares I used in this project. I know, I used this picture before. :)

22 June 2011

WIP Wednesday-- 22 June 2011

I had put this afghan of granny squares aside for a little while but now I have the squares all sewn together and I'm working on the edging. Hopefully in a few days I'll be able to show you a completed 'ghan. This picture is just a small look so I don't ruin the final reveal lol!


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Hey--

Since some of you have taken the time and effort to make buttons to link to your page, let me know if you have one and I'll post it on a special page that lists them. I started going through some of the blogs I read but there are so many of them that it is a big chore.  Drop me a line and I'll grab yours and post on the special page I have. Hugs....

21 June 2011

Completed: Cloche for Little Girl

Gosh I love how this turned out! I just hope it fits the little girl I have in mind to give it to. I used this pattern: http://crochet.about.com/od/hats/a/crocheted-cloche-hat-free-pattern.htm and I used a different flower: http://tallennl.livejournal.com/13248.html. I used the pattern for the large flower.





I know I  mentioned in a previous post that my gauge was way off so I had to down-size my hook from a G to a D. I modified the ruffle by using triple crochets and slip stitches instead of double crochets and single crochets. I'm not fond of patterns that say to crochet until project reaches a certain size but overall, I am happy with the results. 


Hope everyone is having a great week.




(Credit) Card Services--Identity Thieves Called AGAIN

I have been fighting this company and have made innumerable reports to the "Do Not Call" registry and "Card Services" keep calling me. Twice last month they called and I let it slide. My husband said he also answered when they called. The number they called from today (12:35 pm) is a wireless number 347-504-4345. They steal identities and cause a lot of problems for people so watch out if you get a call from them. I'm off to file ANOTHER report.

20 June 2011

A Child Sized Cloche

I'm making a Daisy Mae Crochet Cloche for a pre-school aged little girl out of white cotton ww yarn. I was crocheting along after neglecting to check my gauge (Bad Sharon) and realized that it was turning out HUGE! I frogged it and ended up using a much smaller hook to make it (D instead of G). I'm probably about 85% complete now and hope to finish it up today or tomorrow. Then it's back to the 'ghan I was making. Here's the hat so far:



Y'all take care :-)

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern

With summer's high temperatures, sometimes it is nice to have a small project to work on. Here is a covered coat hanger that fits the bill. Enjoy!




19 June 2011

Happy Fathers' Day

Happy Fathers' Day to my dh. You were there when Matt and Justin needed you. We love you. Hugs....

16 June 2011

Finished Scarf Starts with a Square

I finished this about a month ago and never put pictures on  my blog. The only thing I don't like about this scarf is that this time the edges rolled. I ironed it lightly but that made the ridges flatten a bit so I'll do a quick wash and lay it flat to dry. OK, enough chattering and here are the pictures:

Just noticed there's an orb or some sort of spot in the center of the square. You get the idea anyway. This pattern starts with the square that you ripple around 2 of the corners. The colors in this picture are the true colors of the Caron Simply Soft yarn I used.


That's the finished project :)

Have a good day....

Blogger is Weird

In the list of blogs I access from my blogger dashboard, I was reading the updated ones tonight and there is one that I had enjoyed in the past and it's now a private blog. I wonder why it still shows up with a short intro to the new post when it is now private and I can't go there anymore? Doesn't make sense.

15 June 2011

I Made a Button for My Blog!



I've been fooling around all night trying to make a blog button. This is something that I've tried in the past and haven't had any luck with so it really became a mission. I went to numerous blogs and Youtube videos for help but something always ended up wrong. Finally I went to the blog Developing a Heart for Home  and copy and pasted their instructions onto a blank document and plugged in my info and it WORKED! Yippee!!! If you'd like to get my button, the code is in the column on your right. I'm going to bed now zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

An Old School Cartoon

I've always loved the old-school cartoons. Sometimes they'd come on after school or on Saturday mornings when I was a little girl and I'd hurry up with homework or breakfast to not miss a minute of them.  It is amazing how low-tech cartoons were back in the day! Here's one for you to reminisce over or to become acquainted with:



















14 June 2011

Coupon for Chicken


I remember just a few minutes ago that I had promised to post a link for a good coupon but I haven't been doing it. I'm getting with the program and posting a link here for $1 off chicken. You will have to look at the top of the screen on the right hand side to see where to click for the coupon. Hope this helps. Hugs...

13 June 2011

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern 06-13-2011


I just realized that I haven't posted a link for a free crochet pattern for some time. I need to get these set up ahead of time to auto-post when I'm not around. Anyway, today's pattern is for a pretty shawl. Hope you enjoy.

I'm Finally Back in Blogland...

I'm finally back here in blogland after my visit with friends in California. I left California on Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 and I arrived in Louisville at 12:45 putting me home at 2 a.m. I was feeling a bit under the weather when I left and have been fighting the flu or something ever since.

While I was gone, the garden under dh's tender care has grown tremendously. Unfortunately, I should have planted the sweet potato vine I had growing because it turned into a stinky pile of mush.

While I was gone, I visited yard/garage sales and a few thrift stores with my friends.

I found this at a thrift store. I'm going to try to "rescue" it. There is a stain on it. I got it for free because of the stain.

Haul of yarn from yard sale. The variegated color is what I need to finish 
the topsy turvy doll I have on hiatus!


We also visited 2 casinos and no one won :( --
This one is in the SF Bay area.

and

This one is in San Jacinto

I crocheted a "few" dishcloths too. I love this pattern from Lion Brand Yarns. I did "tweak" the pattern a bit and on some of the cloths I put a scalloped edge.





This is a super-sized one my friend Laurie wanted to use as a doily. 










Then I made some scrappy dishcloths for everyday use. I really don't like to waste any yarn-- cotton yarn has really gone up in price!



And a square dishcloth:


I missed all of you. I'm glad to be home and hope to be up to par soon! Hugs...


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