Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

I'm a little late posting about Christmas, but hey what the heck? Here's pics of the grandkids taken Christmas Day.

Stetson is wearing the scarf I made for him.

I am having to add more rows to Cheyenne's cape and should have it finished soon. I will post a pic as soon as it's done.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Grandkid pics

Here are some pics of Catie.

This is Catie with her big Sister, Cheyenne.

Here's some pics of my recent crochet projects.

Candy Corn Square

Spider Square

Turkey Table Mat

That's about it for now.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Catie's Blanket

Here's a pic of the blanket I made for my grandbaby, Catie,

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Catie's Here!

I have a new granddaughter born on Sept 7, 2009. Her name is Catherine, but we will call her Catie.
She weighs 7 lbs and is 20 1/2" long.

The pic is a bit fuzzy, but I will get more pics when I go out there in 2 weeks.

Here's a pic of Catie with her sister Cheyenne.

I will post more baby pics as they become available.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Wishes Granted & Things from my hook

I received not one, but two granted wishes!
One is a Christmas Themed Kitchen Set from Jo.

she made a crocheted kitchen towel, a potholder, a dishcloth and two coasters! It's all lovely and I really like the yarn she used. Thanks Jo!

The other wish was for Halloween coaster set and pothodler. Carol W. sent this adorable set

I love the spiders, they are just too cute! Thanks Carol!

I made this Kitchen set. I made it for a swap and now I am really liking it.Love those colors!

Here's a leaf square I made from a CAL at Crochet Fun With Pam (a Google Group)

And a wrist wallet that is also for a swap.

Monday, August 24, 2009

What I've been up to lately

I haven't been crocheting much lately. But I have done a few things. Here's a crochet hook holder
that I made recently.

Apple Hotpad and Potholder are cute.

Christmas Holly Coaster

This was the first coaster I have ever made with a CD inside it.
I felt as if I needed a second pair of hands to hold on to it, while crocheting around the CD, but I finally got it done.

I have a few more things in progress, that I planon finishing up soon.

Halloween Swap Received

Here is a picture of the Halloween Swap Package I received from Cynthia for the Halloween Swap at Amigurumi Swaps and More.

Also from Cynthia for the Holiday coaster swap at Amigurumi Swaps and more. Here are the Christmas coasters she sent me.

Thanks, Cynthia!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Things I've Crocheted Recently

I haven't been doing a lot of crochet recently, but I have done a little so here are my recent projects.

Four sets of coasters that I made for a Round Robin type swap (called the Coaster Race #1) at Crochet Swap Buddies.

A wedding ring square that I made. There is a Bride square too, that i haven't finished yet and have misplaced. Ooops!

I have some other projects in the works and will post pics of those as soon as I get them completed.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Recent Projects

Here's pics of my recent crochet projects.

a baby bib I made as part of a wish for a lady on the Amigurmumi Swaps and More yahoo group.

This bunting baby doll was another piece of the wish I granted.

This one is a cupcake that I made as a pincushion for a Pincushion swap at Swapaholic Crocheters.

And last, but not least, we have the most famous fairy of them all, Tinkerbell. which I made to grant a wish for someone at Crochet_Swaps_Galore.

Too Many "Gone Too Soon"

It seems to be the year of death. 2009 sucks.

My son, Guy was killed on Jan. 9th, 2009. This is something that I will never get over and there is more about this on my older blog.

Then last week, I got on the internet and read that Farrah Fawcett had died. I remember watching her on Charlie's Angels and the movies that she starred in. It made my heart sad that she is gone.

Then later that same day, I saw the announcement that Micheal Jackson had died. My first reaction was "What the %&*#?! I've been a Michael Jackson fan since the Jackson 5 exploded onto the music scene when I was a kid.

There is no other performer like Michael Jackson and I dare say there may well never be another with his talent and charisma. I've watched several of the TV specials about Michael through misty eyes and and overwhelming sadness that the King of Pop is "gone too soon".
"Thank you, Michael for the music and magic that only you could give. You will be greatly missed."

Then, I found out last Saturday, that a friend and teacher lost her battle with cancer the day before. I know that it was time, she'd been battling this for a while, and that now she's not in pain, but still her loss saddens me. "Carol, may your spirit soar. You will be missed."

My heart has been very heavy this past week with the news of the recent losses. Yeah 2009 sucks!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I need more crochet time!

I haven't had much crochet time the last couple of weeks as I have been working day and night on website rush job that I am doing for a client. I am almost at the point where the site can go live and I am very happy about that, there will most likely be some minor alternations to make even after the site is online, but it won't have to be at such an insane pace.

On the crochet front -here's a Chicken Potholder that I made.

I am working on two mini Crinoline Girls Spring and Summer. Actually I have done all the crocheting on Spring, she is ready to be starched and the assembled. I am about halfway done on Summer.
I am also currently working on an amigurumi Tinkerbell for a wish for someone on one of the Yahoo crochet groups that I am a member of.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ms. Poppy Crinoline Girl & 12" Squares

I finally finished my Ms. Poppy Crinoline Girl.

I starched her, left her to dry, looked up and the cat was sprawled out on top of her. ACK! Poor Ms. Poppy, assaulted by the Halloween Kitty. LOL! I think Ms. Poppy will survive.

I have also been working on some 12" squares.

Circles on the Square

Sunburst Square

Dream Catcher

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Crochet I have completed recently

I haven't been crocheting as much as usual lately, but here are the pics of the few things that I have completed.

12" Pinwheel Square - for a Christmas Square Swap at Swapaholic_Crocheters.

Bonnet Squares for a swap at Crochet_Swaps_Galore.

Octagon Dishcloth for a Wish at Crochet_Paradise .

Octagon Potholder for a wish at Crochet Paradise

Waves of Color Tote bag for a Mother's Day Surprise Swap at Crochet_Swaps_Galore

The inside of the Waves of Color Tote Bag.

Coasters - from Crochetville KISS Coaster Swap

I received 4 lovely coasters in yesterday's mail from Cindy for the May Crochetville KISS Coaster Swap. Thanks, Cindy, I love them.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Gang

I thought that I would post pics of the gang at my house. First we have the Sophie - The Ruling Queen of all that is, all that was, and all that shall be (definitely a legend in her own mind).

Sophie looks very content, does she?

Next we have the Happy Bouncing Basenji - Jasmine.

Another pose of Jasmine.

She loves to have her belly rubbed.

Then there is Barnabas - who was such a little vampire when he was a kitten that I named him Barbabas after the character of Barnabas Collins from the old gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.

Next is Roadie, or Rue, or the Road Dog. She answers to all of those names. Roadie was Guy's dog and now I have custody of her.

Another pic of the Road dog. I like this pic of her.

And last, but not least we have Halloween Kitty, she was also Guy's and I got custody of her as well. He called her Killer. LOL! And my BF calls her "Bud". Poor kitty she's never gonna learn her name!

Well, that's the gang at my house.

New blog for me

I am starting this new blog as I couldn't bring myself to post anything more on the my old blog
after the post about my son's passing. It just didn't feel right that I should put anything else there.
It is to remain with Guy's picture and what I wrote that last time. Nothing else will be added to it.
Some of my previous crochet projects are there, too.

After Guy was killed, when I couldn't do anything else. I could still crochet and my crochet, along with good friends and family has kept me from losing my mind during the worst time of my life.

I have wanting to learn how to crochet with thread. Tried once a couple of years ago and made a huge mess! But now I managed to make a Crinoline Girl in thread. She came out better than I expected she would. The only thing is that according to the pattern she should be 8" high. Well, I used the recommended size thread and hook and my Crinoline Girl is only 5 3/4" high. Not sure what happened there, but I am happy with the way she turned out.

This is the Tickled Pink Crinoline Girl.

Here are some other things that I have completed recently.

This is Freddie the Snowman and I made him for a swap.

Go Green Market Bag

Spider Web Doily (I changed the last round on this doily). And I made it with 100% cotton yarn.

Butterfly Fridgie

Pork Butt Fridgie - this one was too cute for me to resist makint!

Spiral Scrubbie