31 December 2014
I see that I need to be more patient about taking pictures. I should wait until I have good natural light. to avoid the harsh light "spots" in some pictures from overhead lights and the washed out look when the lighting is too dark.
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year.
30 December 2014
- Where it says "Back: ch 11" I chained 4
- Then I continued as the pattern said on 31 stitches
- Dec Row 1: Sc in each of next 13) sc, dec over next 2 sts as follows: draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sts: 3 loops on hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook, work 1 sc, dec as before over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 13) sc, ch 1, turn.
- Dec Row 2: Sc in each of next 12 sc, dec over next 2 sts, work 1)sc, dec, sc in each of next 12 c, ch 1, turn.
- Dec Row 3: Sc in each of next 11 Sc, dec, work 1)Sc, dec, sc in each of next 11 sc; ch 1, turn.
I sure wish I brought my styrofoam heads with me to model the hats I've made. I think it gives a better "real life" look at hats.
29 December 2014
Hugs to all,
Pineapple Crochet Patterns
25 December 2014
24 December 2014
It's almost time for Santa to make his around the world trip with gifts for all the good children. You can track him on the Google Santa Tracker.
In case I don't get back on here before Christmas, I'm wishing each and everyone of you a happy and blessed Christmas.
23 December 2014
to go with this scarf--
22 December 2014
Finally, you are caught up with making and buying holiday gifts. But wait a minute, there isn't a gift for Furbaby! OH NO! Never fear, in a night or 2 you can make a sweater for your furry one.
Downloadable Christmas Music
21 December 2014
I'm done with Christmas shopping. I finished up yesterday. I went to Lowes and was able to get it done. No one was in the store and cashiers were standing in the aisle by the registers letting people know that there was no waiting to check out. Compare this to Walmart--the parking lot was jammed full of cars; no telling what it was like inside. It is so nice to have gift shopping finished. Today I'm going to the grocery store to get some last minute goodies for our holiday meal and then I'm done except for the cooking.
Take care everyone.
Hugs to all...
Selection of coasters
19 December 2014
16 December 2014
15 December 2014
Only 1 1/2 weeks until Christmas and we still need a gift or 2. Here are a few patterns that might help you out.
- Do you still have some of Lion boucle yarn that was discontinued a few years ago and sold at Dollar Tree? I know that more than a few of us
hoardedstockpiled a fair amount of it. Anyway, if you did or you have a comparable yarn, here's a cute hat pattern for the ladies on your list.
- Ski hat for man (or woman too)
- Checkers game for kids
- Lovey blanket for baby
14 December 2014
09 December 2014
Hugs to all--
If my blog is playing Christmas music, you may turn it off on the top of the screen.
08 December 2014
We still need some gifts for Christmas but what can we make at home and not have to go out and face the mobs? For those who have a stash of yarn, last minute homemade gifts are no problems or if you don't have a stash yarn is available by ordering it online in only a few days.
- For the women on your list, fingerless gloves seem to be a popular item.
- Men: ribbed scarf
- tic-tac-toe game for the kids
- Baby--hat in 3 sizes
07 December 2014
I was a little concerned about how to join the ends together and I did some googling and found a great video on Youtube that shows how one lady did it, It was really simple and I was making a big deal out of nuthin. :)
Earlier this year I made a hat for myself and I just finally made a scarf to match. Here it is--
06 December 2014
I forgot to take a photo before we ripped this off.
The original upholstery must have been beautiful but it was all stained and nasty.
I bought this upholstery fabric at Joann's and it is a pretty, spring-like green.
My work table is also a makeshift ironing board.
Hubby fired up the compressor and I was able to use the stapler that goes with it and it was a breeze attaching the upholstery.
And here's the finished project. Space is rather limited so this is about the best shot I could get of it.
01 December 2014
Where has the time gone? It's December already and Christmas is only a little over 3 weeks away! Here are the last of the links I'm going to be posting for a few, last minute decorative items. The next few weeks I'll post some gift items that you can make in one evening or less. So, here's the last of the decorations:
30 November 2014
Used large amount of yarn left overs to make this. Nellie Belle now has a cozy spot on the linoleum floor. I spool knitted long length and then single crocheted this. I'm posting from my phone now and it's not a very friendly way to do a blog post So sorry if I've missed any "goofs". Tomorrow the Internet and cable will be hooked up!