Sunday, December 30, 2012

Two Projects

Two more projects under my belt.  I haven't had a WIP in a couple weeks!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I haven't been on here since October due to a crocheting slump.  I finally finished a doily I was working on. 

The eBay market is glutted with Christmas doilies so I started on Valentine's Day doilies to get a head start.  This is my latest doily:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Said And Done

I finished this doily a few days ago and Robert blocked it and took pictures.  It is a pattern from MC and was originally called "Veranda" but I did a few tweaks so I renamed it "White Christmas."  Not very original.  lol

Monday, October 15, 2012

Decisions, Decisions

I can't seem to settle on what doily I want to make for Christmas.  I want to make something other than the usual poinsettias, snowmen, Santa, etc.  I better make up my mind because time is running out!  Yesterday, I bought some patterns from Delsie Rhoades and a Christmas doily was among them.  After I received them I realized the doily was almost totally beaded.  I guess I hould have read the fine print.  I can do beads but I don't have any of the colors.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

What A Find

This is the 1967 afghan kit we found today.

Vintage Find

DH and I went to St. Vincent DePaul and found an afghan kit with all the yarn, instructions and daisy loom.  Everything is in it's original box.  It is a Bucilla by Bernhard Ulmann and is from 1967!  We'll put it in our eBay store and start the auction tonight.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Yarn And Bobbles

I bought some Bernat Christmas glitter yarn and some beads today at Walmart.  I was lucky to find anything because they never keep their shelves stocked.  I had to go to an art supply store to get brass rings for suncatchers and a towel ring I plan to make.  I'll probably start tonight.  I love new yarn and bobbles!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

No Brag Just Facts

Can you believe it?  I can't.  The auction on my Halloween doily ended a few minutes ago.  Eight watchers and no bids!  I started it out at $9.99 so now it's going in my eBay store for $24.99 and it can rot in there for all I care.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Almost Labor Day

Where did the year go?

My Halloween doily is gaining watchers on eBay.  I hope it sells for a decent price.  99% of the time I do not make a doily I've already made before but Robert and I were looking at some of my pictures and there is a doily that I got a decent price for and he suggested I make it in Christmas colors so That's what I'm working on now.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Last One For The Season

I finally finished this after a few frogging sessions.  Seems I make mistakes when I crochet while watching TV.  This is the last doily I'll be making for the Autumn/Halloween season.  I've already started on Christmas doilies.  I'm going to skip Thanksgiving.  I love my doily blocker!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Three's A Charm

Three new doilies from me and my blocker.  :-)
The owl doily and leaf doily are patterns from Elizabeth Ann White.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Babies, Babies Everywhere

Blanket I made for my niece.  She is having her first baby.  DH had to fold the bottom up in order to get it all in the picture and to be able to see the braiding and cable details.

Autumn In The Wings

I recently finished making this Autumn Moon Doily.  It is a pattern from a book Autumn Doilies by Elizabeth Ann White and can be purchased at  I think I'll wait awhile to put it in my eBay store since this is still June.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Still Hasn't Sold!

My husband is a pro when it comes to blocking.  This one is called "Coral Rose."  It is 19" diameter.  It has been in my eBay store for 2 months and no takers!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cranking Them Out

I'm on a roll!  I've cranked out 3 doilies in two weeks.  This is the latest "Waves of Clover"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I finally finished this and DH blocked it and took pictures.  It is a vintage pattern called "Brocade" and it is 21" diameter.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nearing The Finish Line

I haven't posted on here lately because I haven't been doing much.  I did finish this layette for my cousin's daughter:

I'm nearing the finish line on a vintage doily called "Brocade".  Only a few more rows and then I can play with my two new pattern books. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I finished making a doily and realized I made a huge mistake that couldn't be fixed so I cut up the doily and threw it in the trash.  DH just shook his head.  lol  I can't believe I made such a huge mistake since I constantly check my work as I go along.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Robert and I went to a garage sale and bought the ultimate needlepoint stash.  I don't do embroidery or needlepoint or crewel but I can sell all this in my eBay store for big bucks.  It took me nearly 10 hours to sort it out and we still have to do another sort to determine how many items to put in each ad.  There is also vintage hand-painted canvases - you name it this woman had it.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Robert has been putting sunflower seeds on the front patio and the Gambell's Quail think they are in heaven because they've never eaten sunflower seeds before. They come ten at a time and stand outside our bedroom window in the morning and evening making a certain noise so he'll go out and sprinkle some more on the patio. I told him they're going to be as big as pheasants!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Getting The Jump On Easter

Easter Doily I finished yesterday. 18" The pattern is from Decorative Crochet #11 September 1989.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Screwy Blog

I don't know why everything I post is in italics.  I make sure the I isn't chosen but it still does.  Italics are harder to read.  If this posts in italics it wasn't me!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Too Many Holidays

I think there is a limited audience for holiday doilies selling on eBay so I made something that is not holiday themed.