Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Finally Finished Something!

I finally finished something. I have been in a crochet slump. I made a retro-looking throw pillow. I need to go through my gadzillions of patterns and start planning Valentine's Day projects.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In A Whizz

What my head is doing! Our other computer was dying fast so we got a new one today and we are trying to get everything transferred over to the new one. Whew!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Transition

It's that time of year again: We're going to Arizona for the winter. We leave tomorrow, spend the night at in-laws and fly to our house in Arizona Thursday. Can't wait for the warmth and sunshine! There will be a lot of yard work to do when we get there and hopefully, the watering system worked while we were gone so my roses and other plants didn't die. Most everything in the yard doesn't need watering but if you want roses you have to put in a sprinkler system to water if you're going to be gone 6 months. That's why we have a gravel yard (most people in Arizona do) instead of grass. If we ever decide to live year-round there I want grass!

I crocheted a centerpiece for my cousin's new wife and am now working on a doily just to have something to do until I get settled out west and check out my supplies there. I have so much supplies and patterns and books it's hard to remember what I have at what house.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fingers Not Crossed Tight Enough

The beribboned centerpiece sold for only $9.99 Oh well.

I was working on 3 afghans but put that aside to make a gift for my cousin and his wife. They just got married a week or so ago and I saw that she loves doilies so I am making her one as a sort of wedding present.

Twelve days left before we head off to Arizona for the winter. Lots of things to take care of before we go. Can't wait to get to warmer weather in the "valley of the sun"!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

All Work And No Play...

The beribboned Christmas centerpiece has a bid. Cross your fingers it goes up much higher!

I've been working fervently trying to get three afghans finished before Christmas. Hah! Who am I kidding? lol If I stay home some time I could get more done but DH likes for me to go places with him. I like going with him. I figure I can just add the ones I don't get finished in time to my ever-growing WIP pile!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Beribboned Christmas Centerpiece


I finally finished this one and it's going up for auction on ebay tonight. It's 21" diameter.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sweetest Day

I got up this morning to let Ginger out for potty and there was a huge vase of pink long-stemmed roses and a card from Robert for Sweetest Day! He is the best! I got him a card and gave it to him a few minutes ago.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Back Home Safe And Sound

My nephew (my older sister's son) made it home safe and sound from Iraq after being there a year. Thank the Lord!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Auction Starting Today



This is the Angel Wings Doily I made that was designed by Elizabeth Ann White at Bella Crochet. I am putting it up for auction today on eBay. What a beautiful design!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Scary!

I had to spend the night in the hospital Wednesday for chest pains. They checked me out and said everything was fine. It was just angina and they prescribed some meds. My Mom died from a heart attack this year in March and my late Daddy had two heart attacks and my sister has heart problems. Whew!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Apple Crisp

I made a scrumptious apple crisp yesterday and today it is nearly gone! I love putting vanilla ice cream on it while it's still warm but alas, we didn't have any ice cream. Oh well, next time.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Crimson Rose Christmas Doily




I just finished crocheting this one, too. They are both going up for auction on eBay tonight.

Glittery Winter Snowflake Doily


I crocheted this with ecru/gold metallic thread and it measures 14" from point to point.

Two Down Two To Go

I finished two Christmas doilies yesterday. They are blocked and ready for pictures and eBay. I have two other doilies to finish today and it will be a good day to do it since it's raining. We haven't had rain in about 10 days so it's a nice change.

I get the nerve burned in my back tomorrow morning at 6:20am What kind of doctor schedules an operation at 6:20am?! I'll have to get up at 3:30 because we're leaving at 4:45 because it's a 1 hour 20 minute drive.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

SMASHED!

I smashed my right hand in the truck door yesterday and my middle finger swelled up big as a sausage. It is bruised and very sore today but I'm doing okay crocheting. Nothing keeps me from crocheting!

Friday, September 11, 2009

$7.99

That's what the glow-in-the-dark doily went for on eBay. Phooey!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Oh Well

The Harvest Moon doily I crocheted went for only $15.72 on eBay. I'm glad it sold but what a disappointment because that was a lot of work and the pattern was so unique! Another lady has one up for auction and I'm going to watch and see what she ends up getting. Another lady sold one for $18 as a Buy It Now on eBay.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Glow-In-The-Dark






I just finished making this Halloween Spiderweb doily. It glows in the dark. Well, the web does but the spider doesn't. He still looks scary in the daylight with those red beady eyes, though. I put it up for auction on eBay tonight.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beautiful Doily


I finally finished crocheting it! It was a lot of work but worth it. This is the Harvest Moon Doily designed by Elizabeth Ann White - Bella Crochet. All her designs are to die for! I'm putting it up for sale on eBay tonight.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Rainy Cold Friday

It's been rainy and cold all day. August in Michigan is like January. I took Ginger for a walk and it started raining but she didn't care. Oh, but try to get her to go outside to poopoopeepee when there's barely a sprinkle and she acts as if she'll melt!

DH took FIL to Detroit to the doctor and they were gone all day so I was home alone. Peace and quiet - aaahhh!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Out The Ying-Yang

I have blueberries coming out my ears and cucumbers and beans coming out the ying-yang! lol I made a blueberry buckle last night and it was yummy. Stuck my nose over the back deck railing this morning and looked below and could see cucumbers, cucumbers, cucumbers, beans, beans, beans! DH will have to pick today. My decrepit back won't survive another picking this week.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

High On The Hog

I picked a mess of wax beans from our garden yesterday. Today I snapped beans all morning and froze 6 quarts of them. The remaining 2 quarts I put in a pot with new red potatoes from our garden and put some smoked pork chops in the pot with them. That's what we're having for supper tonight along with sliced cucumbers from our garden in sour cream with cherry tomatoes from our garden on the side.

I just took a deep-dish blueberry pie out of the oven I made from the blueberries we picked the other day. We're going to be eating high on the hog tonight! lol

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Googly-Eyed

I put aside the chenille sweater I've been working on (yeah, another WIP to add to my growing collection) because I need to get cracking on Halloween doilies. Plus, I'm having major doily withdrawal! I've been working with black size 10 thread and I'm getting googly-eyed. Black crochet thread is so hard to see and I can see good close up! I just have to wear glasses to see at a distance. I need to take the desk lamp out of the office and set it on the table beside my crocheting chair while working with the black thread.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Scrumptious




These are the muffins I made from scratch today from the blueberries we picked today. Scrumptious! Of course a little chihuahua named Ginger helped me along. That's her begging for one. She got a small bite just for looking so cute!




I Found My Thrill...

...on blueberry hill.

We just picked 15 pounds of blueberries at a blueberry farm in an hour. Nothing like fresh Michigan blueberries. Pie, muffins, pancakes, pan dowdy... Oh, the possibilities! I'd better get baking! lol

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rounding The Bend

I have to crochet the sleeves and then I'm finished with the chenille sweater. I hope it doesn't look too quaint. If it does I'll just wear it around the house.

We watched more Earth grazers last night and they were spectacular! My Daddy used to watch all the meteor showers with me and we would have long discussions about all things scientific way into the night. I sure miss that.

DH is putting new shingles on the roof so he's headed out the door to do some before it gets too hot up there.

We're going to the thrift store in Hale even though we don't need another thing to pile up awaiting sale on eBay. But, there's always that feeling when you find something great that will sell for a high price.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Meteor Shower

We watched the Perseids meteor shower last night. The moon came up at 11pm so from then to 5am only the brightest ones could be seen. We did see some real nice Earth grazers especially from 10pm to 11pm Can't wait for the Leonids in November and the Geminids in December. We'll be in Arizona then and will go to the desert to see those.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

There's No Place Like Home...

There's no place like home...there's no place like home...

Just got back yesterday from visiting my sister, brother and granddaughter in Ohio. We were only gone for three days and it feels like I was gone a month. That's probably due to the rigamarole we had to go through to get there. We had to drive 2 hours out of our way to drop DH's dad off at DH's brother's house. Then my sister has cats in the house and a dog. So, I had to sequester Ginger in a bedroom with a board across the frame so she could look out but not get out unless we had her on a leash. My granddaughter Lyla generously let us use her bed but it is so soft my bones are killing me. My brother Bruce, sister Julie and I went over to the old homestead to get the last of our late parents' belongings and that was somber. On the way home traffic was bad because there was two wrecks because it poured the rain from Toledo, Ohio to Richmond, Michigan. At two points along the way traffic was tied up because water was a foot deep on the road. Whew! There's no place like home!

P.S. I had a great time!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Company's Coming

I'm leaving tomorrow to visit relatives in Ohio for a few days. I also want to visit my parents' grave. So much to do just for a three day jaunt! We have to take Ginger to get her nails done. While we're in town we'll pick up a few things to take with us on our trip. I want to take a cooler so we can bring some foodstuffs back from Ohio that you can't buy here in Michigan like Queen City goetta (what's goetta you say?) and Kahn's wieners. We have to stop the mail for three days because we don't have any trustworthy neighbors to get it for us. If we were at our house in Arizona our next door neighbor would get our mail and put it on our kitchen table. They have a key.

My FIL is worried the car will break down on us. Ohio is NOT in another country! It's about a 7 hour drive. He was trying to talk us into taking a rental car and said he would even pay for it but it would be too much rushing around. Hey, since he was willing to pay $100 for the rental car do you think he'd be willing to shell out some gas money? ha ha

It's supposed to be sunny for a few days so maybe the vegetables in the garden will start to ripen. DH always plants way more than we can use so instead of throwing the extras away this year we'll try to find a food bank to give them to.

Man, I'm windy today! ha ha


Sunday, August 2, 2009

They're Calling My Name

Those steel crochet hooks are calling my name...Make a doily...Make a doily............

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Everything Seems Fine


The chenille yarn is holding up nicely with the frogging. Now, if Ginger my little spoiled chihuahua will let me crochet! As soon as she sees me sit in my "crocheting" chair she props up on me and squirms around until she has me scooted to the left side of the chair and goes to sleep. I use the left side to lay my yarn! (See the above picture!) DH says, "Make her get down" but Momma doesn't have the heart to deny her baby anything. She's a good dog and doesn't give us any trouble.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I Ought To Know Better

I ought to know better than to try someone's homemade sweater pattern. I followed a certain one exactly and it turned out so small it would fit an 8 year old. Obviously, when this person made it they either adjusted it as they went along or they didn't proof read their pattern. I should stick with proven patterns. I have to frog it all and am going to make a sweater from the Red Heart site. I hope frogging chenille yarn doesn't wreck it.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Me And My Sweetie Pie



This is me and my sweetie pie chihuahua Ginger on our back deck overlooking the lake. Believe it or not I'm only 51 years old. I look 90 in this picture!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tree Froggy


I had to make this little feller for a color challenge with my C4C crochet eBay group. He will be up for sale in my eBay store Tadrick Crafts starting August 11.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I Just Remembered


I was trying to remember if I'd ever designed anything. I have! It was the Boneyard Doily. I just came across it when looking at my old posts on here. Here it is again in case you haven't seen it.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

It's Lovely

My chenille yarn came today from Herrschners! I couldn't resist and did five rows on the sweater I am planning to make with it. It's burgundy and it is so plush. It will be hard to finish the afghans I'm working on because I want to make the sweater NOW! lol

Friday, July 17, 2009

Still No Doilies!

I have kept my word - I haven't crocheted any more doilies! lol I am working on a few afghans and have just finished making a tree frog for my Crazy 4 Crochet group on eBay. I want to make a Halloween doily so I better get cracking on these afghans and get at least one finished. Oh, but wait! I have an order of chenille yarn coming from Herrschners! They are phasing out their worsted weight chenille as Lion Brand did with theirs and the skeins are 99 cents each. I wanted to buy it all up! They still carry the bulky weight chenille. I'll have to make a sweater. Too many projects - not enough me.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Last One For Awhile



DH finally had a free moment and blocked this and took the picture today and it will be up for auction on eBay tonight. Doilies aren't selling well right now so I'll probably wait a month or so before I make any more. Around the last of August/first of September I'll start making Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas doilies. Holiday items seem to bring more money.

Anyway, this one is called "Periwinkle Star Pineapple" and is white and periwinkle and is 22 1/2" diameter.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

New Favorite

I have a new favorite yarn: Vanna's Choice knitting worsted. It's so plush and soft and there are some unique shades to choose from. I used to always use Red Heart which I like a lot and will continue to use. For the 12-point round ripple afghan I'm crocheting I needed a silvery blue and happened to spot some at Hobby Lobby. It's wonderful to work with. I don't get to Hobby Lobby often since it's an hour away but I'll be looking at the color choices of Vanna's yarn online so I'll know what I want next time I get to Saginaw. I could order it from Herrshners but there's shipping costs to consider. Plus, what you see in a catalogue isn't exactly what you see in person. I may get too antsy to wait and order some anyway!

Fireworks

Maybe that's what I should light under DH's butt to get him to block the last two doilies I finished over a week ago! ha ha

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Crocheting Chair

I like to crochet in my bedroom while listening and watching TV so DH and I went out and bought a new swivel rocker. It's wonderful! Of course, my little chihuahua Ginger took over it immediately!

I've been working on a round ripple afghan to keep me warm in the coming months while sitting in my crocheting chair.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Doily Burn-Out?

I think I'm getting doily burn-out. I finished two doilies this past week. DH will block them today. My yarn stash is calling me! I'll probably do an afghan or sweater even though it is hot weather.

Monday, June 22, 2009

No Sale Sign

The Girly Damsel Doily didn't sell so I have it listed in my eBay store now. I'm getting quite a collection of doilies in my store. Even though things aren't selling I can't seem to stop crocheting!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Girly Damsel Doily



This is my latest project. It's called "Girly Damsel Doily" and it measures 12 1/2" tall x 13 1/2" wide. The thread is called "Girly" and it was hand-dyed by Denise (craftylady1951) Her eBay store is Denise's Creative Crochet Corner.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Flowers And Trip

Blue Origami and Red Origami Columbine in my yard.






We took a short jaunt to Tawas Point, Lake Huron. That's Robert in front of the lighthouse and yours truly on the windy shore.














Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer Crochet-Along



I just finished crocheting this Raised Rosette Doily for the summer crochet-along with my Crazy 4 Crochet (C4C) eBay group. It is 15" diameter. It will be up for auction tonight on eBay.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Where can I find?

If anyone knows where I can get Magic Crochet magazine issue #145 please let me know. I need it to complete my collection. I've been searching high and low for months. Thanks in advance!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Angel Daddy



My dearest Daddy Robert (Red) would have been 77 years old today. That's him getting the newspaper for my Mom. He was the most intelligent, caring and witty man. When he passed away December 15, 2006 that was the worst day of my life. Nothing will ever be the same. I love you angel Daddy more than the universe.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Read 'Em And Weep

That's what I always say when I finish a doily and throw it at DH just to be silly because I am so glad it's finished! This one is called Raspberry Bruges Lace and I used size 20 Lizbeth thread from Herrschners in white, light raspberry and medium raspberry. It's 16 1/2" diameter and I'm going to list it tonight on eBay.



Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thrift Store Find

DH and I went to a thrift store and I thought I had hit the jackpot when my eyes spied a box full of Magic Crochet and Decorative Crochet magazines and Annie's Attic leaflets. I started scrounging through the box and they were all water damaged. Rats! But, I looked through them all and picked out the better of them. When I got them home I cut out the patterns I really wanted and put them in plastic sleeves. There was one pattern for a doily I had been looking for so all was not lost.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bells of Ireland Doily


This one is called "Bells of Ireland" and it measures 12 1/2" diameter. It's white with America's Best thread in mint and light green.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Going Around The Bend

This is a first for me: I was crocheting a doily yesterday and was wondering why it started curling up around the edges. I checked the pattern and realized I had totally skipped four whole rows of instructions! Duh! Guess I'm going bonkers!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Drool, Drool, Drool

The thread came today and it is almost too pretty to use! Can't wait to see how it crochets up. Miss Obsessed me had to turn around and buy 4 more balls of it in colors I just realized I need! tee hee

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Thread

HH Tatting has a new line of thread called "Lizbeth" and I ordered 14 balls of it. I had to restrain myself! There are so many unique colors it was hard to choose because I wanted them all. The thread is coming today. Yes!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Who Does The Measuring?

I wonder who measures the doilies that I see in pattern magazines? I have seen several patterns that give a finished measurement and the measurement is way off. For instance: I am making a doily that says the finished measurement using size 20 thread and a size 8 hook will be 14 1/2 inches. I am using size 10 thread instead and a size 8 hook and the doily is only going to be about 12 inches finished size. It should be larger than the stated size since I am using a larger thread. I've even seen patterns that call for size 30 or 40 thread and a size 10 or smaller hook and I'll substitute size 10 thread and use a size 7 hook and mine turns out about the same size or smaller. Of course I know better when I start the doily isn't going to be the stated size by looking at how many rows there are. Just a musing of mine.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Newest Creations

This one is called "Strawflower" and is 14" diameter.



This one is called "Mandorla" and is 13" x 19"




Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Doily Factory

I'm cranking them out one right after the other. DH blocked another one for me yesterday and I've started another one. I'm on a roll! I went through every Magic Crochet magazine I have here in MI (the other half are in AZ) and decided on one. There are many other pattern books in my stash and others on my PC. When I need thread I just go shopping in my store = stash in lidded tubs! No need to go to the store since I have every color known to mankind. Well, I take that back - I was rooting through it all and realized I was out of Frosty Green so I bought some yesterday. Whew!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Angel Mommy


Happy Mother's Day to my angel Mommy. She's been gone not even two months and it is extremely painful for me on this day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

It's Saved!!




I saved the doily!! I soaked it in cold water and then DH re-pinned it out. The fading came out. It's called White Helleboros.

Friday, May 8, 2009

...And Another One Bites The Dust

I have finally learned my lesson. I am not buying any more hand-dyed thread from a certain lady on eBay who shall remain nameless. I have no trouble with the hand-dyed thread I get from Denise but this other lady apparently doesn't rinse her thread good. I tried the "spray with cold water" technique and it didn't work. The colors still bled. Can you tell I'm mad? Hah! Another doily I worked hard on ruined.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Light A Fire

I need to light a fire under DH's butt. I have two doilies that need blocked! ha ha I used hand-dyed thread so I hope they don't fade. I told him to pin them out dry and then spray them with ice cold water to set them instead of dampening them first. Fingers crossed.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Kickin' Cowgirls


Jessica kicking Lyla's butt!




My granddaughter Lyla and my niece-in-law Jessica dressed up to go to the rodeo. Aren't they pretty?

Eastward Ho!

We got back here to our summer home at 1am today. Whew! There's so much to get caught up on. I did manage to finish a doily while riding in the car when it wasn't my turn to drive. We'll go back to flying back and forth since DH decided not to take more store inventory with us than is listed. I forgot what all crochet supplies I have here so it will be fun digging through everything.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I Got Side-Tracked

I finished the one doily and am 3/4 way through another one. I had to stop working on it for a day so I could crochet something for the Spring Swap with my eBay group C4C. That is finished now I can resume working on the doily. DH is waiting until we get to Michigan to block and take pictures. They'll go up for auction probably the first week of May.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Who Am Fooling?!

Well, we all know I wasn't going to finish the WIP afghan, didn't we? lol I did do a few rows but then saw a doily I wanted to make so I am halfway finished with it and will start another when I'm done. Have to have something small to crochet on while on the road trip back to my summer home. Does that sound like a good excuse to you? ha ha

Monday, April 20, 2009

Finish What I Started

I am so bad about having WIPs I'm on the last row of a doily and was wondering what doily I could make next. DH suggested finishing a WIP next. There's an afghan I only have four rows left on so I guess I'll finish that only because it's taking up a lot of room on the shelf! lol

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Lesson Learned

I made a beautiful doily using hand-dyed thread and white. When DH dampened it to block it the colors ran onto the white. Aaarrgghh!! Now I can't sell it. I'll have to remember not to dampen doilies before they are blocked if I'm using white with red, dark blue or hand-dyed thread.

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's About Time

I finally finished a doily this morning. I've been slow since the events of last month. DH will block it today and I'll post pictures in a day or two.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Peaceful Dove




DH took this picture yesterday. The dove is setting on her eggs in a nest in a palm tree in our back yard. She looks so peaceful!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Back Home Again



The picture is my Mom Wanda and my oldest granddaughter Lyla.

I'm back home from Ohio and burying my Mom. Thanks to all who left sympathy comments.


I'm finally getting back to my crocheting. While I was away the thread I bought off eBay arrived. Can't wait to dig into that!

Monday, March 23, 2009

My Dear Mom

My dear Mom passed away March 17 at the age of 71. She is with Daddy now in the arms of the angels.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Peanuts

The Wild Irish Rose doily sold for $13.00 on eBay last night. Peanuts! Some people sell doilies on there for $30 and $40 and they are plain looking and pretty much basic. I guess I'd better start making ho-hum doilies if I want to make any money.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

On The Back Burner

I've put yet another doily on the back burner. It is a swan doily that I had been working on a few days. When some hand-dyed thread came in the mail yesterday I just had to start some Easter doilies! You can't let beautiful thread languish on the shelf!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Wild Irish Rose


DH blocked this for me. He does a good job! It's called Wild Irish Rose Doily and it's 20 inches in diameter. It will be up for auction on eBay tonight.





Friday, March 6, 2009

Finally Buckled Down

I finally buckled down and finished another doily yesterday. DH is going to block it for me today and then it will most likely be up for auction on eBay Sunday night. Pictures to come! I've been interested in an author whose books I've never read and have been getting them from the library and reading one each day. That is why I've been slacking off on my crocheting. Normally, I can make a doily in 3 to 4 days.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Birthday

Today is Miss Ginger's birthday. She is three years old. She is the joy of my days. She is Mama's little stinky chihuahua dog!

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Toys To Play With

I got my box of crochet thread from Shady Lane today so now I have some new toys to play with! lol I held the coral thread up to the project I'm finishing and it looks to be the same but you can't really tell until you start crocheting with it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hand-Dyed Thread

I got some hand-dyed thread yesterday from Denise's Creative Crochet Corner eBay id: craftylady1951. Her threads are beautiful! I can't wait to use it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nirvana

Walgreen's put their Easter candy out today. Brach's Bunny Basket Eggs - yes!! I restrained myself and only bought 3 bags. I'll probably stock up because they are my favorite candy of all time. I've been eating them since I was a little kid.

Didn't Plan Ahead

Rats! I am almost finished with my pineapple doily and realize I may not have enough coral thread to finish. I didn't realize the doily was going to be so large since I used a size 5 hook and size 10 thread instead of the smaller hook and thread that was called for. 300 yards seemed to be enough coral thread. Now, I have ordered more and hope the dye lot is not too far off as to be noticeable. If it is I'll finish it and keep it for myself.

In the meantime, I have started another doily. Can't be idle!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Falling Apart

I'm falling apart in my old age (51) and have to get my knee operated on for the 2nd time in less than a year. I guess I'll get a lot of crocheting done while I'm laid up, though!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

For The Love Of Pineapples

I'm currently working on a pineapple centerpiece. The colors are ecru and coral. It's refreshing to use a different color than I usually use. I was looking through completed projects and found a pineapple table runner I forgot I had so it went up for auction last night. My crochet club is having an 8 x 8 square swap so I've been working on those, too.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New And Exciting Projects

I am planning some new and exciting projects to crochet for Easter. Also, I have added a new category to my eBay store. It's called Crochet Boutique. I will be making some things to pretty-up your home and unusual things and items for gift giving.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Didn't Cheat!


I made this before I posted the previous entry about not making a doily at the moment. I swear! lol It's called Blue Rose Lattice Doily Centerpiece and it measures 16 x 18 inches and it's up for auction on eBay now.

Don't Faint!

I am actually crocheting something other than a doily at this moment - with thread, though!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Why?

The Lavender Swirls doily didn't sell. Why? It will be relisted this morning. I guess I need to make plain stuff because that seems to be the going thing.

This morning I finished another doily. Pictures to come in a day or two.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Pride And Joy




This one is called Stargazer Lily Doily. It was a lot of work but worth it. It is the prettiest one I've made in 34 years of crocheting. It will be listed on eBay tomorrow night.

Delusions Of Grandeur

Maybe I think I'm a good crocheter and really aren't but I think the Lavender Swirls doily is a stunner. I can't believe nobody is watching or bidding on it. It's different than the SOSDD you see on eBay that gets big bids.

The Victorian Valentine Hearts doily sold for $17.50 the other day.

Monday, January 12, 2009

No Sale

I've decided to close my CrochetGinger shop on Etsy. I haven't sold a single item! I'm putting all my doilies on eBay. Check them out at The Tadrick Company.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

In The Interim



While I am deciding what project to do next I whipped up this doily. It's called Victorian Valentine Hearts and is 11 1/2" diameter. The colors are ecru, pink and light pink. You've heard me say this before but after the next doily I do (yes, I am making one as we speak!) I'm going to make a few other things.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Etsy Team Challenge



I have just put this Lavender Swirls doily/centerpiece up for sale on Etsy. It's also entered in a contest here: http://etsythreadartists.blogspot.com/ Please check out everyone's entries and vote.