Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Here are the two baby cradle/purses I made for my 3 year old nieces:

Friday, December 13, 2013

I made a couple of Christmas gifts today. First up was a Beard Hat. I've seen them all over the place on line, but didn't ever think about making one. But I was seriously devoid of ideas of what to make for my nephew Lucas. Like a lot of people I am short of funds this year for gift giving, so I decided to make presents, but really what do you do for a 13 year old boy??? Then I remembered these hats. So here is my finished product. I made up the hat by trial and error, but the beard pattern came from JJ Crochet at
I'm very sure that it will look MUCH better on him!

My next project was a super cute headband/ear warmer for my 13 year old niece. I found this free pattern at Sadie's Basket,
These were both great patterns and super easy to work up. I made both of them the same day.

I couldn't get the links to work, so to visit these pages you'll have to copy and paste. Sorry about that.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Yeah! I actually have a finish! Just a little Christmas ornament I picked up stitched on plastic canvas.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

No Stitching or Crocheting lately

I've been babysitting for the last two weeks and find it difficult to do anything other than just watch the kids. They are very very very busy. Today I'm sitting for a friend who is attending a funeral. She left her 4 little darlings with me this morning and they have pretty much been bickering ever since. LOL But now they are occupied with a snack so I thought I'd pop off this blog post while I could.

I've been surfing through the various blogs I follow and have entered a drawing over at Victorian Motto Sampler. Nancy does beautiful work.

Hopefully I can get a little something done on any one of my projects when I get the kids to take a little nappy. Right now we are on our 2nd viewing of the day of How To Tame Your Dragon. I love this movie!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Baby Cowboy Booties

I recently started making baby cowboy booties and they are so very very cute!
The brown and green pair are for my grandson Ryan Jr and the pink pair is for my cousins baby. My only problem....getting them in the mail! I have taken 3 orders thus far for newborn sized booties for friends. I love being able to make such wonderful gifts!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I am a terrible blogger

I never seem to remember to do it. And to be honest, I really haven't been stitching very much any way.  However, I did recently get out an old WIP or UFO..whichever you want to call it.  I'm pretty proud of the progress I've made. When I restarted, only the upper part was done.  Now look at it!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Another Monday....errr..I mean Tuesday...

I finished the Valentine card for my exchange partner.  I was really please with it until I received mine in the mail.  What do you think?  Am I just feeling inferior?
This is the one I made

This is the one I received

It's so beautifully done, with a traditional card.  Whereas I tried to be creative and make up my own.  Thank you to Diana for this lovely card and for the beautiful floss!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hello Monday!  It's a pretty good day!  I finished the heart for my Valentine Exchange. I'm very happy with it. Sometime this week I'll go into town to the scrapbooking store and turn this into a Valentine card.  I think I'm going to frame the fabric with ribbon and then attach it to card stock.  That way the recipient (Sharon) can put it in a frame if she wants to.  I'll post a pic of the final product once it's done.

Today is a Zoey Day, so she and I have been playing.  She's potty training and doing very well.  We had breakfast when she got here, about 5:30 a.m. and went back to bed.  She got back up about 9 and wanted mac and cheese, then around 2 she was hungry again so we had PB&J.  She got a new baby for Christmas, so now when she brings it over here she has "twins".  She spent the morning rocking and feeding and putting her babies to bed in a variety of places.  About half an hour ago she sat down beside me and was chattering up a storm.  Then she got quiet and I looked over and she was sound asleep.  I lay her down and this is what she's doing now:

I wish I could fall asleep like that!!!

I hope everyone else had a Happy Monday, too!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This is a really cute free heart pattern I found for a Valentine card exchange.  It's coming along quite nicely, if I say so myself.  I love the pattern.  It reminds me of those old bedspreads my grandma used to have.  It's a little bigger than I thought it would be, but that's not really a problem.

Meanwhile, my dog had 8 puppies, yesterday morning.  They are very cute, of course, but the last thing this world needs is more dogs.  And I don't need them either.  I tried to keep a close eye on her when she went outside to potty, but I guess someone got through.  So, in 6 weeks I will be looking for owners for these little guys:
I made a place for Laika in my closet and this is where the puppies were born. We have 6 boys and 2 girls, One brown, one solid black and six black and white.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

Home Sweet Home.  Got home just before midnight Wednesday.  I had to watch Zoey on Thursday so I didn't get as much rest as I would have liked.  And then last night I went to my sister's house for my nephews birthday dinner.  He turned a very adult 12 years old!  After that Shane and I came home and I was so exhausted I passed right out.  Shane had to leave today for PA so I pretty much slept all day long.  It felt good, but my body is still so sore from the trip.  Tomorrow I plan to get my day together.  But for the rest of the day I plan to be a lazy slug!!!  LOL

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I'm on my way home to Arkansas today.  I got to the airport about 7ish and the first problem I had was that when my DH booked my flight, he didn't pay for my baggage.  To be fair to him, he thought it was taken care of with the ticket.  He swears Orbitz didn't tell him it was a separate charge.  And then my bag was 10 lbs too heavy for under the plane.  I would have had to pay $50 just for that one bag being over weight.  So I jammed as much stuff into my carry on bag, which is way too heavy for me now.  And really, What's the stinking difference if the 10 lbs goes under the plane of above my seat???  Any way, my morning has been a huge P in the A.  I only had $40 to start with and $25 went for my bags.  Fortunately I still had enough $ to buy Dramamine for the day.
The plane left Spokane at 8:40 and I am now in Portland, OR.  My flight to Dallas doesn't board until 11:45 so I have some time to relax.  When I get to Dallas I have a 3 hour lay over (as of now that is) so my Beautiful and Wonderful Aunt Sheila is going to meet me and take me to dinner.  It's a good thing, too, because now I don't have money for food here at the airport! Grrrrr!  Hopefully all my problems are over and the rest of the trip will be smooth...not sailing, but flying!!!  LOL

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Spokane update

I'm still here in Spokane.  My boys went back to school today.  Brandon, as usual, got a stomach ache last night and was up until about 1 and then when it was time to get up complained and moaned and threw a mild fit about getting in the shower, etc.  Then he missed the bus so his dad had to drive him to school.  He wasn't a very happy camper but getting out of this tiny apartment will do him good! It is so crowded here that he spends all of his time in "his" corner with his X-Box or PSP.  It's just not healthy.  But now that school is back in session I think he'll be in a better mood. Kyle, as is usual for him, couldn't wait to get to school.  Of course, he only goes for 2 hours a day, but at least he gets out of here.  Anthony and I cleaned up the house, found 4 of the missing rechargeable batteries, vacuumed and dishes.  Hopefully when their dad gets home he will be in a little bit better mood.

I went to my storage unit a few days ago and found my big box of cross stitch stash.  I forgot how much Silkweavers Evenweave fabric I had!  I'm going back today to look for my floss.  I have several boxes of it (the plastic bobbin holding boxes, that is).  I'm going to have to ship it home UPS because I'll be going home on a plane instead of riding the bus.  We found a ticket for only $130.  Couldn't believe it.

Today I am catching up on some email and I got my usual newsletter from Hooked on Crochet.  In it I found a give away for notecards and envelopes from Schaefer Yarn.  Here is the link:
I hardly ever enter contests, which is most likely why I never win any contests.  I'm going to try to enter more of them this year.  Hmmmmm.....that sounds strangely like a New Year resolution....LOL  Not going there!

I brought my crocheting with me to Spokane, but I cannot find my hook anywhere!  I may have lost it on the bus or in one of the bus stops on my trip here.  If my DH puts some $ on my card today I'll have to go get a new one.  This house is not good for cross stitching so I haven't even tried.  I have a stitch a long that I want to get started on when I get home.

Speaking of home, my sister Cathy has been caring for my animals and she has reported to me that my German Shepherd is pregnant.  I'm really irritated because I did my best to watch her when she had to go out.  I never even saw a strange dog around the place.  So now I get to deal with puppies when I get home.  I hope she waits until then to give birth.  I'm going to have to build a dog run for them.  My sis told me to get 4 cattle panels and some chicken wire.  I'm going to check Craig's List and FreeCycle to see if anyone has anything that will work to contain the dogs.

Well, that's my update for now.  I most likely will not check back in until I get home.

Bye Bye!!