Thursday, December 19, 2013


I have been distracted and haven't had time to update my blog.

I'm having an I-fuse on my sacroiliac joint next month and a knee replacement the end of February.  Normally we are at our winter house in Arizona now.

I've been crocheting on and off and have finished quite a few projects since I've last been on here.

Here are a few:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Getting A Start

I'm getting a good start on crocheting Christmas gifts.  Also, I'm making things to put for sale in my Etsy store.  Some of the things are adult hats and such and some of the things are baby items such as sweaters.  I am waiting on my mannequin head to arrive so I can take pictures of the adult hats and scarves.  I did receive my baby doll to dress in the baby things.  Now I need to find a way to display toddler and older children's things.  Does anyone have a few kids I can borrow?  lol

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I don't know why I can't post in regular type instead of italics.  Something is screwed up.  Anyway, I made these fingerless gloves yesterday  using RHSS - color Sandy - and J hook

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


I haven't made a ripple afghan in about 20 years and thought it would be fun to crochet one again. It's RHSS Med. Plum, Teal and Aran using a K hook and dc

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Back In Thread Action

I finished one of the afghans and decided to take a break from yarn. I'm going to start an Autumn table runner tomorrow and have rummaged through my "store" and have settled on the colors. It will consist of motifs crocheted together.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Lazy Bones

I've been a lazy bones.  I really need to catch up on my blogs and groups.

I haven't finished any doilies because I have been working on two afghans.  I haven't been able to sit and crochet much because of back and knee pain.  The office chair seems better to sit in instead of my swivel rocker which I normally use.  I have a doctor appointment in a few weeks to get my knee looked at again.  It has been operated on 5 times in 7 years!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Pictures Finally

Here is the picture of the newest tie backs:

I ended up not making the Christmas lapghan and am crocheting a stained glass afghan.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Winging It

I just finished making another set of curtain tie backs.  My hubby is taking pictures today.  The main part is a pattern from an old 10¢ book for towel trim.  I wanted to jazz them up with a small tassel so I just winged it and they came out very nice.

Thread gets tedious sometimes - thus all my WIPs - so I'm now crocheting a lapghan in Christmas colors.  I don't know who to give it to.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


I'm experimenting with thread.  This guest hand towel trim turned out pretty good for not having made these before.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More Work Than I Thought

These were more work than I thought so I'm moving on to towel edgings.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Something Different

There is such a glut of crocheted doilies for sale and I'm tired of making them for awhile so I'm making curtain tie backs and towel and pillow case edging.  Just something different to spice it up.  I'll post these things in my Etsy store.  Pictures to come.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


I just finished making this afghan.  I'm glad it is finished because I am having withdrawal from doilies!  lol  I have 2 WIP doilies to finish.  No more yarn for awhile!

Back To My Favorite

I can crochet anything you can imagine but thread crochet is my favorite.  This is my latest doily - Tawny Port.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


I thought I'd crochet something with yarn for a change.  I made this Cabbage Patch hat.  It turned out good except I didn't do a very good job with tying the ribbons.  Oh well.  I didn't have a child model so had to cover a soccer ball with tissue paper.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I Caved In

I had decided to finish a WIP afghan I started a year ago,  I did several rows on it but the doily bug hit me again so the afghan is still a WIP.

It is nearing the end of April and it snowed last night and is clear and 21F tonight.  Where is Spring?

My chihuahua Ginger doesn't understand why she can't take many walks.  She would get too cold because she refuses to wear a sweater.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Not Summer Yet But Oh Well

It's not summer yet but I couldn't resist making this.  It is called "Summer Dreams."

Saturday, March 23, 2013

And We're Off

I'm nearly finished with another doily. Racing to finish it before we go to our summer home in a few weeks. I have a few pattern books here I'm taking with me because there are a few doilies I want to make next. I really should finish the afghan I was working on before we came to our winter home.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pictures Finally!

Pictures of Easter Floral Doily.  My husband Robert blocked it and he said it was the most tedious one he's ever blocked for me.  It took him 3 hours when normally it takes him and hour to block one.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Said And Done

I finally finished the Easter Floral doily last night.  My resident blocker will work his magic today.  Pictures to come.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Why Oh Why

I told myself I would never make another doily that you had to make a lot of stitches around a chain.  It isn't hard to do but it is a pain.

I also said I wouldn't make another doily that had a lot of flowers, leaves, etc.

Well, guess what?  I broke both promises on one doily!  The one I am making now has both.  I'm almost finished but keep procrastinating because there is 21 leaves around the edge.