Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Project

Knew it wouldn't take long.
This will grow up to be a new afghan.

Does it look like snowflakes yet?

I have had the pattern for sometime but you
can find it at Red Heart here:
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Hot Mama Apron Swap

I have joined the 'Hot Mama Apron Swap'. Sounded like a lot of fun, and the last swap I was in turned out so nice. The rules are simple.....
Don't spend any money or get anything new. Think I will use the scraps from the stockings to make mine.

Currently Without a Project







So I found this pretty wreath today while surfing the net. Not my colors scheme, however the idea is adorable. Since Christmas is over, all my projects in the works are wrapped up. I don't have anything to work on at the moment. I actually spent time this weekend doing nothing. Can't imagine that will last……


LOL


Ann

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Stocking

It's time for new stockings.
This lovely fabric is sheet music with the the lines to "We wish you a Merry Christmas"

So.... I cut them out at work today,

Toes in this lovely poinsetta print,

And tonight I will stitch them together.

Merry Christmas to US!
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ornament Swap

How cute are These?


I love Snowmen, in fact I have a collection of them just for Christmas.
Not snow, mind you, but snowmen!


This is what I received from my partner in the Bloggers Ornament Swap.
You can see her blog at


They are adorable and hanging on the tree right now. She also sent this nice snowman tea towel too!


Bloggie friends are so sweet.
Ann
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Friday, December 4, 2009

finished




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Crocheted Bracelets

Size 1.1mm hook, some DMC pearlized cotton in cranberry, and some plastic rings.
I have made one of these already and this is the second for daughter #2.
Just something fun to wear over the Christmas Holidays.



I didn't even bother counting the stitiches. Just made sure they are nice and tight.
The second half of the circle gets covered on on the way back. Join
as you go. 30 minutes, start to finish.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ornament Swap

So, I finihsed my ornaments for the 2009 Bloggers ornament exchange. I stitched these sweet "two turtle doves" by hand in the car on our Thanksgiving travels. They are felt, with an old-fashioned look, and stuffed with polyfil. I'm pleased as punch with the turnout.
All wrapped up and ready to go.

A closeup.

Can't you just hear them tweeting.

On my desk at work and ready to be packaged and mailed off.
On a side note, there has been lots of crafting, but not much blogging. I will try and catch up.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Apple Washcloth

The apple washcloth finished!

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The Swirl Bag

Almost finished with this one. It is made in 4 seperated pieces, joined together and then rounds of the same yarns are crocheted in the round on top. I chose acrylic for this as I want to felt it when I am done.


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Embellish It

Have you ever seen one of these? It helps to make Icord, knitted Icord very quickly. I spooled up an entire skein of this frosty pink. It was some leftover yarn from a baby blanket. Now I only have to figure out what to make with all this Icord. Any ideas?



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Sarah Long Mystery Project

Here is the beginning of the mystery. I'm liking the color already.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sarah London Mystery Project

I follow several knitting and crochet blogs. Sarah London is one very colorful crocheter. She posted a mystery project Sunday. I went this morning and picked up my green and white Christmas yarn and have begun. I do like mystery projects provided there is plenty of time to complete the project. I am using 'Caron Simply Soft' 100% acrylic in dark sage and white. You can see the entire project by following along with Sarah at her blog: http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/mystery-christmas-crochet-project/

I am very excited to see what it becomes. I have finished the first 3 squares this morning.

1975

Posted by PicasaCan you remember 1975? Yesterday was my birthday. As you may have guessed from the photo above I was in my early teens in 1975. You can do the math from there. We scanned in this photo last year along with some from my family when we were all younger and thinner. What a hoot! I have very straight hair. Always have. My mother rolled it up on sponges the night before, just for picture day. (Because, you know, I never looked like that any other day of the year. I had a great birthday. Well, birthday weekend is what it really was. My husband spent all day Saturday gifting me, then Sunday we lazed around, did manage to get some Home Depot shopping, and then yesterday the kids made dinner...(Chinese) and a cake with their presents. Daughter 3 made me a wonderful beaded ring all by herself. Pic's of that later.
I have many more of those long straight hairs now that are grey, but am grateful and blessed to have them.