Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Keeping Hands Busy....

Though I was pretty much glued to the TV yesterday (Inauguration Day), I did manage to get a little knitting in at the same time.
I did the daily rows for the Mystery Pattern and also started this heart (Valentine) dish cloth.

Here it is finished a few days later

Friday, January 09, 2009

I Knew It, I Knew It, Thank You

Oh boy, oh boy, I just knew there was a teddy friend in there somewhere.
Thank you, thank you, Mom 
Now I have someone to play with you can go back to your beading for a while :-)

Thursday, January 08, 2009


Hint, hint, Mom ~~~

I'm so lonely --- and I am just sure there is 
another bear in here somewhere.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Tiny Thread Teddy "Goldie" Finished

Another view of "Goldie" my first thread crocheted tiny teddy.

Holiday Dishcloths....

January 8th, 2009
Above is another I  one made last night.  They are such fun to do.

Above made in December 2008
Three little dishcloths I crocheted as hostess gifts over the holidays.

Friday, January 02, 2009

The Week Between Christmas & New Year's.....

Shari, a friend from Canada, is nick named "Ms. Vortex" -- she has so many wonderful ideas and wants to share all the fun with others ---- and "Ms. V" has a way of sucking us all in -- and we love it.

The newest  are Thread Teddies --- miniature jointed teddy bears. Now, when she got us in to knitting socks I never thought I would be able to do it -- or enjoy it -- somehow knitting with multiple double pointed needles didn't seem like something I could do -- but with this delightful group, I not only did it but thoroughly enjoyed it.  And now we are on to the teeny, tiny, teddies --- and I'm loving this too.

Here's  a teaser picture -- you can see how little the blue one will be -- maximum of 3 inches tall standing -- and I am working on another that will be even smaller.  Will post photos when I have several Teds done so you can see what a difference the thread and/or crochet needle size make.

Since the boys had no school, they were able to spend a few days with us.
The "oldest" loves to help out in the kitchen and decided he would make dinner for us -- his favorite, spaghetti -
he did a great job and was assisted by his 10 year old brother.

The two younger boys always love to sew things when the are here -- pictured is a beaded piece done by the 8 year old.  Unfortunately, the 6 and 8 year old both made little felt birds and somehow I didn't get a photo of them.  Anyway, a fun time was had by all.