Thursday, September 15, 2016

I Love Yarn Day!

When I received the notice that I Love Yarn Day was only 30 day away, I went into a small panic. I have so much to do to show support and celebration for Love of Yarn. then I realized I show support and love every day when I knit or crochet. 
Loving yarn doesn't need a special day, or even a special event in my life as I already do that every time i pick up the needles or hooks to complete something special, something fun, or something useful. 
My family and friends all know that i take my projects with me everywhere. I don't need a 'knit in public' day to knit in public, as every day i knit in public.
That said, I want to take the opportunity to share how much this hobby has meant to me personally over the years. I have made and given away more hand crafted yarn items that i can remember, each one created with thoughts of the intended recipient as the production was being completed. 
Knitting is so rewarding to my mental health, and so satisfying to my need to give that i am sure i will continue to work with needles and hooks forever.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Updated Sewing Room

For Christmas I asked my kiddos to help me re-vamp my sewing room by removing all the furniture and 13 years of stacked up crafting, sewing, and knitting supplies so that I could come back to an empty room. I wanted to paint the room and ceiling, sand and varnish the wood floors, and rearrange the furniture.
I knew that I would have to purge many, many items and rearrange what I really wanted to keep myself as they would not know what was keep and what was toss.
When we came home from our trip to California the room was 75% empty, and then over the new years holiday the kids and I finished the emptying. Fortunately, I have a big enough house that I just stashed all the stuff into other rooms. I thought this would be a few weeks of clutter. Then.......you know the story, life got in the way. we lived in clutter for months.
I finished the painting, some of the sanding, and began to think about how hard all this was, then had foot surgery, and recovered. Finally in May I was able to hobble along and begin to purge and re-stock the sewing room.
I am thrilled with the new softer blue color, love the natural light from the two windows, and have even begun to catch up on some of the mending that has been on hold for these past months.
I still do not have closet doors but am considering just going without them for good. I have a small bookcase in the closet and like the easy access.
Here are few photos.










Crocheted Purse

I made this cotton Purse for Daughter #1 over the Christmas trip out west but did not sew a lining into it until a few weeks ago. My sewing room was dismantled and only reorganized a month ago. That is another post. Here are a few pics of the finished project.




Monday, August 1, 2016

Easter Bunnies!

What happens when your kids are really too old for Easter Baskets but you still want to crochet adorable Easter bunnies for all of them.






Teen Driver

My youngest has finally taken his learners exam and is now a 'permitted' driver. Here in Georgia the permit must be held for one year and one day, so he will be 17 when he officially becomes a licensed driver.

I have a bit of hesitation about the last one to leave home, last one to drive, last one to graduate, and so forth but am quite pleased he is now able to move towards that driving independence!


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fun and Funny Hats

For Christmas and Thanksgiving I have made each of the kids fun hats over the years. This year daughter #3 brought her boyfriend and he needed a funny hat. He was the turkey. : ) He accepted it all in stride and was a great sport.





Monday, April 25, 2016

Something New!

For Christmas Santa whispered that he wondered if I might like one of these:
We looked and I decided to wait just a bit and do some research before jumping off into a new craft adventure.    So.... He ordered one and put it together this weekend. Isn't It Beautiful!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Christmas Vacation

This year (2015) my husband and I drove his brand new pickup truck from south Georgia to San Bernadino California to visit family and meet some of his grandchildren. When we were planning the trip we both agreed I would not drive(I don't really enjoy driving) and he would do all of the driving. In compromise for my company, he 'allowed' me to take all the yarn and supplies I wanted to so I could knit and crochet. Thus the 'great knit-a-thon' was begun. I finished many projects to leave with the family members we visited.

I did not get all the photos of all the projects but some are below:
For Savannah who is 6





Sweet Bear

I made this sweet little bear for a co-worker who as having her first baby. I also made a few little bonnets.

The mom-to be was quite pleased.

Finished it up in November just before our marathon family trip. (More on that to come in following posts)





Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Bathroom Rug

I made a cotton rug for the bathroom. Used Peaches and Cream in white with bits of blue and green. Almost like a beachy day. Goes nicely with the cream tile. Made this one because the doggies wore out the store bought rug.





Thursday, April 9, 2015

Oh Baby Baby!

April seems to be a great month to celebrate babies. Maybe it’s thoughts of spring, or perhaps it’s because so many of my nieces and nephews have April birthdays, but I thought it would be a great time to crochet up some baby items.Your challenge this week is to crochet a baby item and show us what you made.
Last Month My dad was in the hospital for about a week. I had my crochet and knitting bag with me and one of the day nurses showed me this super easy ribbed infant hat pattern.  She is in a group that makes them for the babies born in the hospital. 
I whipped up half a dozen and showed them to our group and now we are making them to donate too. : )
We also have 5 new babies in our work department and they all have new HATS!!



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Crochet Challenge

A few weeks ago I joined the weekly crochet challenge from Red Berry Crochet. She was the sponsor of the previous challenge titled "52 Week Crochet Challenge" and this year she is doing a weekly post with a new challenge each week.  So far I have met the three weeks but will post the photos of that today.
Hope you Like them. : )

The hyperlink is here:
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/your-weekly-crochet-challenge


3/18/2015 Egg-cellent. Crochet an Easter Egg. I have made many of these but only added one this year.



3/25/2015 Let's have a Ball. Different Yarn Weights
This is going to be a small Bolero for daughter #3, pictured below when it is complete. This is a 3.5 oz skein of I Love this Cotton in a very lovely creamy yellow. The name of the color is BANANA.  Can't type that without the bananananana song going off in my head from the minion movie. : )





4/1/2015  Be A Fool! Happy April Fools' Day. Just kidding. But my friend did tell me that this hat and purse are a great way to get into the Red Hat Society. We looked it up and found out I do qualify for age. (50)!