Saturday, December 31, 2005

Mt Camo Conquered!!!

Mt Camo is finally conquered! Yes, I've been to the top and back, and I just praise God that the trip is OVER! Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, ain't going back.

My brother loved it ( I think I would have threatened his life if he hadn't ). The body is Tunisian Simple Stitch and Purl Stitch, with a double crochet camo and black border. It was finished by Christmas, just didn't have a chance to post it.

I've gotta tell ya, I've never been so happy to be finished with something in my entire life!!! 9 months and 20 some skeins. I musta been crazy. Now the nut ( I mean darlin' ) wants a camo cardigan! Do I have stupid written on my forehead??? So I just said, "I don't know how to make clothing, honey." That should settle that.

Y'all be blessed!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Merry Christmas From The Babies

Aren't they sweet? From left; Chloe, a Toy Poodle; Reilly, a Yorkie Poo; and Keegan, a Yorkie.

It wasn't too hard photographing all three. As you can see, Chloe (our rescue baby) was ready to jump out of the photo, even if it meant going over the other two. Poor little girl, she's not used to the camera yet (or clothing).

Changing the subject, Narnia is a must see. It'll make your Christmas. You won't regret taking the time to watch it.

Well, my cyber friends, my son is coming home in the morning, so I'm not sure if I'll be posting in the next few days. I hope you all have a most blessed and merry Christmas! And remember, Christ is the reason for the season.

From my babies: "Fleas Navidad"

I've Felted!!!!

Purse and Matching Cell Phone Case

This is my first felting project. I'm so pleased with how it turned out! I hope my sis-in-law is pleased, too. It's her Christmas gift. ( if you were my s-i-l, would you like it?)

I was so excited to try felting, that I forgot to photograph before photos. Got to order more wool!!! Make one for me!!!! Yeah!!!

Y'all have a blessed day!

Completed Scarves

2 more completed gifts! Made with Bernat Boa on the blue KK loom. Fast and easy. Just the way I like it!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Wrist Warmers and Scarves KK Style

Love those KK looms! The wrist warmers are Rowena's pattern. They knitted up really fast, and my daughter loves them. The scarves are knitted on the blue loom in the flat panel style, one strand only. I really have the urge for more looms!!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Christmas Gift Scarves

Here's a few of the things I've been busy with. The gold scarf and the fur scarf (that free Bernat Disco yarn we're all getting) were made on my new Knifty Knitter Looms (fun, fun). The others are crocheted.

That camo afghan is still waiting to be finished!!! I suppose I should just finish it and get it over with. Ugh. One thing is for sure, while working on that afghan, I've discovered that I like smaller, quicker projects to crochet. I can't believe that afghan has been dogging me since spring!!!!!!

Y'all have a blessed day!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Holiday Gift Exchange From Crochetville

"Oh Happy Day"!!!

I got my Holiday package from reecie today, right before I left for work! ( which is such a good thing, because we've just discovered that an order we hadn't received was delivered last week, and obviously stolen)

When I opened the box, I'm sure my dogs thought that I saw a cat, the way I was squealing!!!
So many goodies.

My most favorite, The Martha Poncho!!!! It's my favorite color, and my favorite yarn!!!! As if this alone wasn't awesome enough, I also received assorted threads, cotton yarn ( which will be absolutely perfect as dishcloths in my kitchen), snow flakes, chocolate (yummy), Cookie Cutouts Body Butter and Lip Balm, and a "Fleas Navidad" Christmas card (so cute).

I wore my poncho to work to show it off. My co-workers couldn't believe that someone who's never met me would make me such a fabulous gift (I can hardly believe it, either). Then they were really blown away when I told 'em about my other goodies.

This has been a yucky week, and this gift has cheered me up sooo much!

Thanks, Teresa! Thank you so very much!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Knifty Knitter Loom Set

Michaels had these on sale for $9.97 this weekend, plus I had a coupon for an additional 20% off. I just couldn't pass it up!!!

KK Hats

A warning: Loom Knitting is addictive! In just a few hours, voilá, 2 hats! One is a gift for my uncle, the other for my little 4 year old cousin (Britti is making a scarf to go with the hat).

I have discovered, however, that I can make only so many hats. No one in my family really wears this kind of hat. Surely there are patterns out there for other stuff, like doggie sweaters!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Choices, A Thought Provoking Article

It's always so wonderful when you find out you're not crazy! Or that you're not the only one with strange, little idiosyncrises. I read this thought provoking piece at Crochetty Lady's blog. I won't copy it here, you can just go over to her place to read it. But here is my response to her article:

"I wonder if this is a trait of all creative people, or just perfectionistic creative people? I really thought that I was the only one with this "problem". Last year, I spent a lot of time and money to purchase the One Stroke painting kits and accessories. I tried it one time, and didn't like the results. My daughter said, "do you think Donna Dewberry was perfect when she started"? Somehow, I guess I did. She then remarked, "was your first photograph perfect"? As a professional photographer, I knew that it wasn't. She sure is a wise 17 year old. Unfortunately, I haven't picked up the brush again (yet). I, too, spend an inordinate amount of time on the computer, searching for patterns, books and such. I just started this wonderful craft of crochet about 11 months ago, and already have dozens of books, and literally hundreds of patterns saved. I'm almost afraid that searching is more of the hobby than crochet! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and perspective with the rest of us hobbiests (is that a word? Now I'll obsess until I look it up)."

Please drop me a line to share your your thoughts (and just to remind me that I'm not alone).

Be blessed, y'all!

Friday, November 04, 2005

This One's For Sally

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Cuz she Meme'd me ( whatever that means ) over a month ago, and I forgot.

10 Years Ago: I was 36; just lost my beloved grandmother; still enjoying my kids; just had an ovarian tumor removed (which wasn't malignant after all, praise God!)

5 Years Ago: Went to Cancun for our 20th Anniversary.

1 Year Ago: We celebrated our 25th Anniversary, took our kids on a cruise. What fun!!!

5 Snacks:
1. Chocolate
2. Chocolate cookies
3. Chocolate icecream
4. Chocolate cheesecake
5. Chocolate covered cashews
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5 Songs I Know All The Words To:
1. Happy Birthday
2. Dust In The Wind
3. National Anthem
4. Color My World
5. Silent Night

5 Things I would Do With 100 Million Dollars:
1. Pay tithes
2. Get out of debt
3. Pay for my kids college education
4. Help my extended family
5. Travel

5 Places To Run Away To:
1. Greece
2. Hawaii
3. Key West
4. Alaski
5. Mexico

5 Things I Would Never Wear:
1. Thongs
2. String Bikini
3. Nose Ring ( no offense, I just have too much snot in my head for that one)
4. French Maid outfit
5. One of those sheer head scarves (that my aunt still wears)

5 Favorite TV Shows:
1. CSI Miami
2. Criminal Minds
3. Navy NCIS
4. Monk
5. Still Standing

5 Biggest Joys:
1. Relationship with God
2. My family
3. My dogs
4. Having dinner at my aunts house
5. Being able to bless someone else

5 Favorite Toys:
1. Computer
2. Digital Camera
3. Anything Crochet
4. Car
5. Knifty Knitter Looms

This took forever! So I'm going to be sweet, and not tag anyone else!

Be blessed, y'all!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

My First Baby Blanket

My cousin is expecting her new son any day now! This took about a month of evenings to complete. Am I slow or what? The yarn is Bernat Baby Coordinates, and the pattern is from Herrschners Blue Ribbon Afghans.

Britti knitted a hat to match ( her first hat ). Perhaps she'll let me post a pic.

Monday, October 17, 2005

I'm A CP List Winner!!!!

I just can't believe I actually won something! I'm a member of Crochet Partners (link in sidebar), and there's a sponsered weekly recycling contest. I won this week! Can you hear me squealing? What an awesome pick-me-up! The sponser for this contest was Essie, from Australia. She is sending me 4 balls of eyelash yarn, 3 afghan leaflets, 2 skeins of red yarn, some Tim-Tams [(an Australian chocolate biscuit)(chocolate and yarn in one package, what could be better?)], some knitting patterns for my daughter, and an Australian calendar! Is that an awesome gift or what?! Essie, if you're reading this, thanks again for blessing me!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

You Are a Rose

You are a total alpha female who tends to be a leader.
Your friends depend on you to hold things together and make decisions.
Men are drawn to your feminine powers and strength.
While you are the center of attention, you are secretly introverted and a bit shy.

Friday, October 07, 2005

If Stressed Spelled Backwards Is Desserts, Where's Mine?

Ever had a day where you just want to crawl into a hole? How 'bout a week like that? Or 2 or 3 weeks like that? Okay, I guess you get my drift.

It all started with teenager problems. I just wasn't prepared for my normally sweet 17 year old to become rebellious ( or "missing" for several hours and unreachable on the cell phone ). A University in my state recently had a 17 year old go missing, and she was found this week, dead. But you know what? When we finally found my normally compliant child, I didn't raise my voice or yell, even though inside I was screaming! Doesn't that qualify me for sainthood or something? I even endured almost a week of the silent treatment. Now everything seems hunky-dorey. Hmmmm....It must have been a Jekyll/Hyde thing.

To top it all off: The commode at work decided it wanted to be a glorious water fountain instead of a plain ole commode. My hubby called me a my Club Crochet meeting, where I had finally started to unwind, to tell me the Salon next door to my work place had just called. It seems that they were getting water seepage from our office, and they couldn't locate the building owner. By the time I arrived, we had about 2 inches of water in an 800 square foot space. We had several shop vacs going when my brother called the local Fire Department ( he's a paid fireman in another town ). As it so happened, they were in waxing the trucks for an upcoming fire parade. So they came to our rescue, or we would have been there all night. God bless Firemen! We spent the next day cancelling appointments and cleaning up. Yeah, we felt pretty good about our clean up efforts, until I got another call at home that it happened again. This time we caught it sooner, but still had another mess to deal with. Now the landlord shows up, gets the "water fountain" fixed, and tells us it our fault ( because mostly women use our commode ).

All this before our Kids Autumn special, where we bring in hay bales, pumpkins and mums for the portrait scenery, in preparation of photographing hundreds of children in 2 days. I must tell you, the smell in that studio was horrendous!!!! Imagine the aroma of hay and wet, musty carpet. Yum, yum. Our carpets are getting cleaned today, so I get the day off. But you know what the real thrill is? I get to go to the ENT today and possibly have a light run up my nose again!

Where's that darned hole now???

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Oops, I Did It Again

Yeah I did. I've gone and made myself another doily! I've turned into my grandmother.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

First Bookmarks

This is such an easy bookmark pattern! It's the Star Flower Bookmark from Eva at Crochetville. I made mine with #10 thread and a #8 steel hook.

First Doily, Too

This is my first attempt at a doily or a pineapple pattern. Yes, I know it's a little "off", but I enjoyed myself immensely ( and I'm not giving it to anyone ). This thread stuff is really fun! I just may do another doily. Muwahaha!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Free Yarn!!!

Just received this info from Sandie at Crochet Cabana. Go to this site for a free skein of yarn:
How cool is that?!

Gift For Lauren

Our temporary office manager will be leaving us next week to return to college life. She filled in for the summer until we could hire a permanent replacement. I've grown so fond of Lauren! She really brightened up the place with her fun, sweet spirit. This pillow is for her new dorm decor, which is black, white and red. It's made with LB Thick And Quick Chenille.

I'm afraid I'm going to cry and make an idiot of myself on her last day.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

I've Been Tagged

Well, I've just discovered the Kimberly has tagged me! I'll get you girlfriend ;-)

id•i•o•syn•cra•sy - a structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group. Write down 5 of your own idiosyncrasies, then if you wish, tag 5 people.

1. I can't stand for the food on my plate to touch. My hubby says it all goes to the same place, but I say that I have to taste it before it gets there!

2. When I hang out with people of different countries or accents, I tend to pick up their accent quickly. I think it's annoying to my family.

3. I like the clothes in my closet to be separated according to season, style, and type.

4. I store my shoes in shoe boxes. Lots of shoe boxes!

5. I get really annoyed when my ink pens aren't where they're supposed to be! At work or home.That's a major irritation of mine!

Okay, I guess I'm not too weird. Now, for 5 more people. Hmmm...Randa, over at Crochet Craze;
Sally, at Whatcha Been Up To; Yarn Duck, at Waddlin Along; Squishybear , at Crafty Punk; and Jessi, at Addicted To Crochet. Hope y'all haven't been tagged yet. Have fun girlfriends!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Learning Thread

Britti requested this choker and cuff from the new book, Fun And Funky Crochet. Oh how I like thread!!! She's happy with the set, too. I used #10 thread for this project. There are 2 other choker patterns in the book that she wants next. I'm thrilled! That means a longer break from that camo afghan. YAY!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Twice Bitten!

It's official! I'm in love with dishcloths! This is my second attempt, using Crochet On The Double. The photos are front and back, with a solid cotton, and a varigated cotton. What fun it is to do quick projects!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

1st Time Tester

Andrea from Crochetville was kind enough to let me test her Dog Bone Mat pattern! Of course, it doesn't look as great as hers, but I love it. She writes up an easy to read pattern. I used 2 skeins Mainstay, and 2 skeins Red Heart, combining to make 4 strands to crochet together. I think I may make myself a rug to match with my leftover yarn! Thanks Andrea!!!

Friday, July 29, 2005

New Stuff!

I'm so thrilled whenever I get new crochet stuff!!! We went out to eat for our anniversary the other night, and afterwards went to BAM. I know, you're all thinking "how romantic"! Well, my hubby knows the way to my heart. After getting 2 new crochet books and the Crochet! mag, I then decided that Michaels would be a good place to visit. And indeed it was! I had to have some cotton for a few new dishcloths. Who knew that I'd love making dishcloths? My daughter had also requested a black choker, so I decided that I must try thread crochet (which required a new hook, too, of course). I wish special occasions happened more often!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

It's Alive! It's Alive!

Yeah, I'm still kicking. I'm doing much better, but this is my busy season at the studio, so posting will still be sporadic.

I've also been sick of the CAMO! Ugh! I had to do something else, hence the reason for the above photos. On the left is my MIL posing with her new Ruffle Scarf, made with Joanns Sensations Rainbow Boucle. On the right, my first dishcloth! Yes, that's right, I've never before made a dishcloth. I thought they were for display purposes, or last minute quicky gifts for someone else to display. HA! Was I wrong. People actually use them, say they're great. So, I jumped on the ol crochet bandwagon and made myself one with Lionbrand Cotton. I just put it on my sink today. My family's like, "what's that"? Gotta teach 'em everything.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Hi Y'all

Sorry about not posting! Still not feeling great since coming home from the hospital. And I'm so sick of looking at that camo thingie! UGH! I will praise God when it's finished. Hope to write more soon. Y'all take care and be blessed.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

"Club Crochet"

I'm so excited! I've found a local crochet group that meets monthly. A friend of mine received a mailer from a local fabric shop, where the meeting is held. So we both decided to go. This is an out of this world fabric shop, let me tell ya! 2 stories of fabulous fabric. Anyway, they have a wonderful little niche of very NICE yarns, and CROCHET supplies. They also had knitting stuff [(whoopie) (sorry to you knitters, but crocheters have it hard)] There were only 4 of us, but hey, it's a start. All this, and only 20 minutes from my house! Am I lucky or what?!

Monday, June 27, 2005

Cell Phone Thingy

I purchased a bright floral purse at Old Navy, that had been marked way down. Unfortunately, there were no pockets inside. I have to have a pocket for the trusty ol cell phone. I whipped up this little quicky last night. Problem solved!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

I'm Merino, Who Are you?

You are Merino Wool.
You are Merino Wool.
You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to
keep you close because you are so softhearted.
You love to be comfortable and warm from your
head to your toes.

I wandered over to Karla's Korner, and found this cute quiz. Thanks Karla!

What kind of yarn are you?
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I'm Baaaack!

It's been a long week. I was in the hospital for 4 days with an intestinal infection. Yucky poo! (literally) I'm so glad to be home and on the computer again. My hubby brought my crochet to the hospital, but I didn't have the energy to do it. You know you're a crochet addict when you try to crochet and you're double dog sick! Speaking of dogs, my furbabies are glad to have me home. They're sticking pretty close to me. I have an entourage as I go from room to room.

Yesterday, I received a surprise Herrschners package in the mail from my "Fairy Stitchmother" ( Crochetville Wishlist). What a wonderful and thoughtful way to be cheered up!!! She sent me 2 skeins of wool yarn in aqua and ruby. I think they would be gorgeous felted together as a purse. I can't wait to try my hand at felting! Thank you, thank you, Fairy Stitchmother! May God bless your kindness to a stranger(me).

I'm about a quarter of the way finished with my camo afghan. So far, I'm not even tired of looking at it. My edges even look pretty good. Edging ideas, anyone?

Until next time my cyber friends, may God bless you all.

Mick Jagger?!

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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Sunday, Sunday

As opposed to Monday, Monday. Remember that song from the Mama's And The Papa's? Guess I just dated myself.

I woke in the early, predawn hours of the morning, as us old women are prone to do; to go to the bathroom. The bathroom is in the same place that it's been in for 12 years, mind you. For some reason unbeknownst to me, I slamed into the open door, and broke my little toe. The pain caused me to jolt forward, where I almost fell into the jacuzzi. As I'm hanging onto the side of the tub, I hear my sweet, caring hubby quietly slur "honey, are you alright?" After which he promptly returned to sleepy land and snoring. I managed to hobble back to bed on my own.

Getting dressed for church wasn't really a big deal; until I put on my high heels. Oh the agony! I then had to go into my darling daughters room to find (yet another pair of) my shoes that were a little more open in the toe area. That yielded a small measure of relief, but there was NO way I was going to wear flats!

On to church, where I endured the glances and snickers. It was just last year at this time that I broke my foot by falling in the closet at work ( my adoring mother asked me if I was "coming out"; ha ha, very funny) I won't go into detail about my other little accidents. Let's just say my church friends are amused at my clumsiness. At least they smile when I come in the door!

To add insult to injury?! My hubby wanted to eat out (I did change clothes and shoes first). I had strange people staring at me now. No biggy, really. But, we went to a discount store called Big Lots. Everyone over at Crochet Partners had been going on and on about the wonderful yarn sale. After hobbling around the place for 30 minutes or so, unable to locate this fantastic deal, we finally ask where it is. A precious, sweet sales lady says " we're all out". So what did I do? I went home and made cheesecake, of course. Key Lime Cheesecake. Yummmy! I guess the day wasn't so bad after all.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I'm An English Toy Spaniel!

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What a fun little personality test! Wanna know what kind of dog you are? Check it out at:

My personality:
This little spaniel makes a great pet, being good with children, full of fun and able to adapt to it's owner's energy levels. Needs a lot of grooming to keep up its decadent looks.

Mt. Camo! Revisited

Conquering that Mount has been fairly easy of late. I've only come across the angry frogs a few times, and their numbers are decreasing. I go around the Mt. 7 times speaking in TSS, then I go around 2 times speaking TPS. The natives seem to understand me going back and forth between the two. All in all, the climb has been enjoyable! Even relaxing.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

It's Alive! It's Alive!

I'm slowly coming out of the fog. I now know my name and address.

What a weekend! Besides Kids Day, Britti had her dance recital. Nick came home for moral support, and brought a few friends with him. I made a Turtle Cheesecake to celebrate the occasion. Yummmmy! Brittany was in 6 dance routines. Very high energy pieces. After her second dance, she fell and busted her knee and elbow pretty bad. This happened behind the scenes, so this overly protective mother saw nothing. I thought she seemed a little off during her last few routines, but couldn't quite put my finger on it. She danced 4 more pieces in incredible pain, and continued to smile through it all. What a trooper! There was no way that she would have let her classmates down. Truly, the show must go on. Can you tell I'm a proud mom?

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Brain Dead

Well folks, I've spent the last 2 days photographing children. Several hundred. It's one of our 4 yearly childrens specials. When it's over, there are absolutely no brain cells left to function with. You just thank the good Lord you're still alive. Don't get me wrong, I love children (mostly mine). And most of them are adorable. But there are a few.... well, let's just not go there. I was only thrown up on once, so I must be living right.

On the home front, my camo afghan is coming right along. I have about 18 inches or so. Forgive me for the lack of a photo, I just can't bring myself to touch a camera right now.

Tomorrow is another recital. Tomorrow is another recital. Tomorrow is ....whoopsie; broken record. I'll post again when I can function at full brain capacity.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Camo In Public!

You know you're addicted when you take your crochet project to a piano recital. A camouflage yarn crochet project. To your own daughters recital.

My darling daughter went to her recital early to practice her duet with a friend. When I walked in carrying my small denim yarn tote, she said "MOTHER!" Well.... I had to stay awake somehow, right, I reasoned? I did sit in the back. I didn't pull it out until the recital started. I kept it low in my lap. I put it away before the finale (which, by the way, was my daughters duet ). Isn't that being a good mother? The only problem? My cable hook end kept hitting the bench, which made my daughter and her friends giggle. Hey, I'm forgiven!

Thursday, May 26, 2005

1st Place

Brittany's Chalk Pastel

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Conquering Mt. Camo!

I'm climbing this mountain of yarn, Mt Camo. So far the climb has been easy, but who knows what perils await around the bend? The people there only speak Tunisian. Specifically, TSS and TPS. Occasionally, I come across a horde of angry frogs. It's best to avoid them if possible. I'm not sure how long I'll be there, but I must leave by Christmas, to see my brother. Please pray for my safe return.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

And What To My Wondering Eyes Should Appear?!

But a box from Herrschners!!!( and no reindeer ) Yay, my yarn is here. I think I'm past the urge to send it back. I came home from work yesterday to find the box on my kitchen table. Couldn't get it open fast enough. 24 skeins of "lovely" camo, just waitin to become something, like an afghan.

I've had several great suggestions as to stitches and patterns. So I sat down with my camo last night and worked 'em out. I "think" I've decided to do Tunisian( just not the basketweave ). I love the way it makes a softer fabric (hey, gotta get some happiness outta that yarn ). I've completed the base and 2 rows of TPS, hopefully to prevent curling. Next, I've done some rows of TSS. I just love the little perfect squares. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to alternate with another stitch or not. Hmmm.... are 24 skeins going to be enough?

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Good Grief Charlie Brown

This camo afghan is driving me nuts, and I haven't started it yet! Someone suggested the basketweave stitch done in Tunisian. Loved that idea. Practiced the TPS and the TKS separately. So far so good. Just put 'em together, what do ya get? Gaps. Holes. I guess it's just a holey basket (holey, not righteous). My brother's not gonna be putting stuff in an afghan, right? So gaps shouldn't matter, right? Wrong (re:previous post on perfectionism). When that yarn finally gets here, it may be going right back. Yeah, sounds like a plan to me.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005


My dogs started furiously barking early this morning. Then I heard it too. The UPS truck!!! Yipee! My yarn from Herrschners! I ran to the door and found a SMALL box. Hmmm... did they only send me 1 or 2 skeins? It was light weight like yarn. On man! It was just a part that my husband had ordered. It was too early in the morning for such a big let down.


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Dead Frog In The Middle Of The Road

I finally had to just cut the yarn!!!!!!!

I was making a beach cover up for myself out of the blue Sensations Boucle. After discovering that I cannot join rounds, I ended up frogging, then frogging some more. Boucle doesn't frog well, does it?! Instead of trying to do it in the round, I may try to modify the pattern to make a front and a back, then assemble.

Being the perfectionist that I am, I try to crochet perfectly. I don't give myself allowances for being new to the craft. Any of you have this problem? My Motto: If at first you don't succeed, give it up.

Saturday, May 14, 2005


My brother has requested a camouflage afghan for Christmas. I told him that I don't do ugly! Well anyway, none of the craft stores in my area carries camo yarn so I ordered 24 skeins of it from Herrschners for .77 each. I thought that was a pretty good deal. Free shipping, too! My order should be here in about a week. I hope my brother forgets about asking me, so that I can surprise him for Christmas. While I "joyfully" wait for the yarns arrival, I'll be trying to decide on a pattern of some sort. Any ideas????

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

My Favorite Flower

It always reminds me of my first cruise. My hubby had these delivered to our cabin as a surprise. Our cabin was filled with the aroma of Stargazers. Now, ever so often, my home has this glorious aroma as well. For this Mothers day, they were combined with yellow roses. He sure knows how to woo this woman!

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Our Babies

These are some of Britti's pics. I think she has photography in her blood.

Clockwise from top left: Reilly, the Man; Keegan, the Keeganater;
Chloe, Little Pixie; and Desi, Desi Do.

Mother's Day Surprise

I thought my Hibiscus Tree was my gift, but I was surprised with my favorite bouquet of flowers! I sure do like surprises. Thanks, my dear hubby.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Finally! Spring

My favorite time of year!!! It's finally here!!!

My hubby made some new window boxes for our front windows. I'm painting them a cranberry color. Next, I'm going to order some gingerbread trim, paint it taupe, and put on the front of the boxes. I just love a cottagey look.

For mothers day, I received a Hibiscus Tree from hubby, and some yarn to make my beach cover up from Britti. Yay! I feel loved. Tomorrow we'll take our mothers out to eat. I think steak is on the horizon.