Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Not much I can show right now -- at least until after the Christmas gifts have been received -- but I can show a fun shawl I made.
The chilly days require a little extra to keep a body warm -- so I made up (crocheted) a nice soft, warm, cozy shawl. The top photo shows it finished -- I omitted the fringe the pattern called for -- don't like dangly stuff around my hands/wrists when I am typing, etc. This is a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn -- if you would like the pattern, click HERE. There is also a free pattern for the knitted version.
I like this one so much I already have about 12 inches done on a second.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Well, we did receive 4-5 inches of snow -- the first snow is always so pretty -- OK, we have our snow, next Christmas and then get on to spring. :-)
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Blogging Friends Forever Award
The generosity came from Maggie R. Be sure to visit her Blog.. Lots to see there. Thanks Maggie for your kindness. I surely appreciate it. Now I must pass this honor along.....
The Rules of this award are :
1. 5 People are allowed to receive this award
2 4 dedicated followers
3. 1 New follower to your blog who lives in another part of the world.
4. Please link back to the person who gave you this award.
So here are the friends I am passing this award along to...
1. Linda at Linda B ~ Threads of Love
2. Dot at Dot's Life and Art
3. Aryd’ell at Gypsy's Ramblings
4. Arline at Arline-ABeadLady
5. Hideko at Hideko Isheda -- Crazy Quilting
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Still trying -- here is my latest attempt at 4 DPN sock knitting -- I love the yarn and happy bright colors -- now I just have to learn how to get the ribbing and tension right --- practice makes perfect, right? LOL It is a lot of fun, very relaxing and very portable.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
November 10, 2008 ~~~ Finished mate to my bulky weight slipper socks:
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Seven things, huh? Man, don’t know if I can come up with that many but I’ll try.
1. Have lived in the same town all my life (with a short stay in San Diego).
2. Lived in the same house for almost 40 years.
3. Always have had a pet -- right now I have two dogs. My buddies, Polly the black Labrador Retriever and Munchkin, my sweet little Pug.
4. Played recorder with a group at a Renaissance Faire in Wisconsin for a couple summers.
5. Love to read -- usually read at least one novel a week. Enjoy David Baldacci and a few others that I run out and get their books as soon as they hit the market.
6. Love to receive gift certificates to Amazon.com for gifts -- there is so much there that I can always find something. Last time I got 2 huge spools of FireLine -- now that was a great gift :-)
7. This is something you should all know --- I truly appreciate all my online friends and have such a wonderful time on the beading groups. You all are super.
I will have to try to find 7 friends that haven't been tagged recently. It may take a while LOL.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I just finished the beading on my November piece for the Beaded Art Dolls Calender Doll Challenge. The ultra suede is drying on the back and I hope tomorrow evening I can finish the edges and have her all done. Then on to my BJP bird for November.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Sixteen little bodies cut out this afternoon -- now a short time at the sewing machine to stitch them -- then turn, stuff and close and then the fun begins -- adding embellishment to this fun pieces. there is no real rush for these -- it is just nice to have something like this ready to go.
OCTOBER 9, 2008
Eight of the sixteen stitched, stuffed and ready for embellishment. When finished, most of the sixteen will go to the Comfort Doll Program.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Munchkin went to a flea market with us --- she will only walk so far and she is far too heavy to carry --- so the little umbrella stroller we had left over from the grandsons came in handy once again. She loved riding around in it acting like a queen. Little does she know Polly, our lab, who is staying with Linda is having a wonderful time playing and running in the fields.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Decided to take a simple, easy to transport project with on our short trip tomorrow.
This simple (albeit time consuming) square stitch bracelet is what I'll be taking with.
The beads came from a garage sale and minus the Fireline the bracelet will cost less than a quarter.
I don't do much in the line of jewelry so this is my IN BETWEENER project (in between dolls, etc) LOL.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tonight I was able to finish my October 2008 BJP piece.
Here is October Bird -- She has Halloween colors being October and all. Her head and top body are beaded with tiny little clear pale yellow flowerette beads held in place with brown #13 Charlotte beads. The outline of the wings are lovely green silver lined beads and the center of the wings done with seed bead and bugle beads. Her underbody is peyote beaded in a shimmering orange bead. A fun little bird to do. If I can get a better photo of her soon, I will replace the one here -- too much rain to get outdoor or even daylight photos.
Below I have posted a photo of the underbody of both September and October Birds ---
Thursday, September 11, 2008
In the days following 9/11/01 I created my 9/11 Angel. Tattered, tear stained and dirty -- Angel brought wings to those in need that day. She has hung in my sewing room ever since and each day I see her and feel that terrible pain -- and remember to live each day to the fullest and to remember to say I love you as often as possible -- to give extra hugs and to do all the things we sometimes think we can wait until later to do or say.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
The last bit is taking longer than I thought it would -- I decided that I needed brighter beads in order for the birds to show up in the grape vine wreath -- so October Bird is much more colorful than September Bird. It is hard for me to work in brighter colors -- don't know why, but I'm giving it a go and hope they will all work out well in the end.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
This little candle mat I made during some of the hours sitting at the hospital or in waiting rooms. It is a little penny rug birthday candle mat. The pattern came from Prairie Point Junction. It is a sweet little mat and such fun to do.
Then there was Rotta the Hutt/aka Stinky. I have included some photos of DGS with Stinky. I think you can tell by the look on his face that this was a special gift. And it certainly was special for me too. These moments are so wonderful. I am one very lucky Mom and Gram
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Guess you had to see the movie to love Stinky LOL.
Here's Stinky with his travel bag all set to go live with grandson. I know he will be happy there.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
OK, here it is.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Ny niece let me know of a garage sale with lots of craft items including beads.
Needless to say I dashed over there -- and the photos show the treasures.
Lots of very nice beads -- and I also got a bunch of sequins -- every so often I want to use them and hate to spend for a full bag when I only need one or two --- well, today I didn't mind --- all these lovely and different sequins cost me less than one small package. All in all it was a fun morning.