Monday, April 23, 2007

Trying To Get Back To Normal

The past week has been a horror to the people of our community, state and country. Our local University, Virginia Tech, was the site of a massacre that our nation has never before seen, and I pray never sees again. My daughter has many friends that attend Tech. I'm so grateful that they're alright.

My cousin works in the trauma unit and was there when the first victim arrived. One of my own doctors was on call and treated a victim with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. I don't know how our health care professionals can deal with the tragedies they see on a daily basis. They deserve our praise.

The students returned to classes today, but things won't be "normal" for a long, long time.

My prayers go out to all the families who suffer loss, to the surviving victims, and to all students and staff. May God's healing power and love cover all.

Please continue to pray for our nation's youth.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Still Christmas!

Yes, that's right. It's still Christmas around here, as I just finished my SIL's afghan. Better late that never! All yarn is Caron Simply Soft.

It was awesome having the kids home for Christmas! Made this mom very happy.

Britti made straight A's her first semester at college!!!! How awesome is that?! I'm so proud of her accomplishments. I know that she worked hard, even without her momma there to push and prod. Does my "happy glow" show?

Be blessed, y'all.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Long Time No See!

Geesh! A whole month since my last post. Well, like most of you, I've been working like a crazy woman trying to finish Christmas gifts. I made 8 lovely bookmarks, and forgot to photograph them. Here is that afghan for my son that took FOREVER to complete:

Yes, this is me holding it. I used about 13 ½ skeins of LB Homespun, in Metropolis and Edwardian, done on a 5 ft. Infinity Loom. There's quite a few boo boos, but Nick loves it anyway! You can see the loom behind me there, on the sofa.

One of Britti's gifts was a new coat, so she decided she needed a hat and scarf to match. She knitted the scarf, and I crocheted this hat:

Isn't she cute?!!! She likes to do self portraits.
The body of the hat is LB Homespun in Rocco, mixed with Red Heart (can't remember the color). The trim is The Cat's Meow, Milano. The pattern, Cat Hat, is by PLC Designs , and was oh so easy! Makes a great quickie gift.

Just when you think it's all over, I still have 2 incomplete gifts. UGH, the shame of it all. I'm almost finished with my SIL's afghan, and need to make one more golf club cover for my brother. But, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!!

Y'all be blessed!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Baby Blankie

Here's a quick blankie made for my cousins baby, using LB Homespun and Bernat Soft Boucle. It's about 35 inches square.

I sure will be thrilled when I can make this for my own grandchildren!!!!

Have a good 'un, y'all!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Fully Dressed Turkey

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For some reason, this reminds me of Lady Linoleum, of Monster Crochet fame.

Happy Turkey Day, y'all!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Big Granny

Ahhhh...finally finished mom's granny square afghan. Yarn used is Homespun and Bernat Chunky. Well, it's almost finished. Still gotta weave in the ends. Now it's on to more Christmas WIPs!!!!

Have a blessed day, y'all!!!

Walk On The Trail

Hubby and I enjoyed a beautiful day on the New River Trail!!! Here are just a few photos

Monday, October 02, 2006

Yellow Biscuits and Blue Whirlies

Hey y'all! Happy October! It's a beautiful, sunny day here in Virginia. I even had one of my flower photos featured on a local TV station. A Yellow Hibiscus. Ain't it cool???

And for the blue (since yellow and blue are 2 of my very favorite colors), here's my first ever attempt at doing a chart only doily:
This is the Purple Whirly (done in blues). The pattern was in Greek (literally). Kudos to the wonderful ladies over at Gathering Threads for helping me understand charts! I only had to frog it a dozen times or so.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Got the "Cold Shoulder"

The Cold Shoulder Capelet that is. Pattern is from the SnB Happy Hooker, crocheted in black Caron Bliss. This one is a surprise for my DD, and I think it'll look nice with the Chic Hippie Skirt.

I'm dealing with her absence a little better. I went for a visit a few weekends ago, and that helped me tremendously! We had such a fun weekend! I was able to see for myself that she was happy, and adjusting to college life rather well. She's doing great in all of her classes, with Psychology and New Testament being the most difficult.

This capelet will be in her next goodie package from home.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Chic Hippie Skirt

I am so thrilled, My first crocheted article of clothing!!!!! This is made from Sinfonia yarn, about 9 skeins. The pattern is in the book "Hooked On Crochet". Here's a close up of the yoke:

I'll be mailing this to my DD, who has waited oh so patiently.
I'd love to hear your comments!

Yarn Find!

Nobo yarn from Wallyworld, on clearance for $1.00 a skein! So I had to buy all they had (except for the green). I don't think my hubby was over joyed, but I was ecstatic!!!! I don't usually find the good buys, I just hear about 'em from other lucky people. Yeah, I know, wa-wa.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I Think I'm Gonna Make It

My DD is off to college, and I've just experienced my first full week of empty nest. Gosh, it's been such a killer. It just didn't occur to me that I'd get physically sick. All I can say is, thank the good Lord for "happy pills". I'm embarrassed to say that I had to resort to that, but it was either take 'em or die! I miss her smile, her giggle, her sense of humor. She is so much fun to be with. Good grief, I'm making it sound like she's passed away.

On a brighter note, she's doing great!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Bad, Bad Blogger!

Yep. That's me. I am ashamed. No updates in over a month! I'm not even sure that I have an excuse. Well, my DD is going away to college this week, and I guess I've been a little blue. I made a simple afghan for her to take with her, and I'm working on the Chic Hippie Skirt from Hooked on Crochet. That's kept me somewhat busy. She is soooo excited; I'm trying to be.

Here's a photo of that afghan

Monday, July 10, 2006

Ah....The Reveal Package!

My reveal package from ....
Tada.... Darlene (Houndog)!
Darlene was a great secret pal, you're certainly blessed if you get her as an SP!
The tote will be perfect for transporting projects. Isn't it gorgeous? And that doily booklet has a pinwheel pattern!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yes! Pinwheels! Love 'em!!!! And they sure are hard to come by, lemme tell ya.
I'm afraid my photo doesn't do the yarn justice. It is so pretty, and I've never seen that brand before. Isn't yarn exciting??!!
Wish I could blog the wonderful lemon scent of the body lotion and shower gel. Wonder when they'll invent scratch and sniff monitors?

Thanks Darlene! You're awesome!!!!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Back From The Beach

Photos courtesy of BT (my DD)

The lovely sailboat was photographed at Southport, NC. I just love this quaint town!

The next 2 were also photographed at Southport. This is one of my most favorite places in the world! Lots of antique shops and victorian homes. The perched birds crack me up!!!

Ah... the Oak Island sunset! This was our daily evening view. What more could you ask for???