Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Happenings ... and Help Needed

Hi all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. It is busy, busy around here. We will be heading to NM for Thanksgiving so that we can see this new little guy:

This is my great-nephew Kaiden who was born November 15 (and he is laying on the quilt I made him - well, his top half anyway!) We are so excited to get to meet him and visit with family. - Thanksgiving Dividers

On a different note, I need help from you experienced crocheters out there. I found a pattern and started working it up in Christmas colors, and it reminds me of a poinsettia:

I would like to make a bunch of these and put them together as an afghan. I have no idea how to do that though, as I have never tried doing something like this on my own without a pattern to refer to.

Do I need to put a "square" around the flower to frame them up, and make it easier to join them? If so, how do I do that? I got the free pattern from here.

Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. - Thanksgiving Graphics


Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving  :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gift Exchange Goodies

My partner in the Holiday Gift Exchange received her package in the mail yesterday, so I can finally show you what I made for her.  When I found out she was pregnant with her first baby, I knew I had to include some things for little Madalyn, as I love making baby things.

For Jaclyn, I crocheted her this cowl using one of my favorite yarns, Sensations Angel Hair:

For baby Madalyn, I made a blanket with her name on it:

The back of the blanket is a cute owl/butterfly print:

I got a pink Onesie and added a little bear applique on the front and a cute little bow and button on the back:

I crocheted a baby hat with flower:

And finally, I made a pair of baby booties:

This is the first pair of baby booties I have ever crocheted! I'm not really sure why I never did before, but I found a really easy pattern here and I whipped these up in no time.

Hope you enjoy everything Jaclyn... can't wait to see pictures of Madalyn when she is born!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Original blog title, huh? Ha Ha! 

I had to do a post so I wouldn't have to look at that crocheted uterus I posted yesterday! For those of you wondering about it, I guess it was crocheted to cheer up a friend who was having surgery. I've seen some unusual crocheted items, but that is one of the more unusual ones!

I am making slow but sure progress on my bobble blanket:

I had to change up the pattern a little bit... it calls for changing the color every third row. However, I only have two skeins of the ivory/white color, but more of the pink and green. So I decided to double up the pink and green rows so I don't run out of yarn. As far as I know, they don't make the yarn I am using anymore, so I want to make sure I have enough of it.

I also just made something that I have never crocheted before. I can't believe in all these years of crocheting I had never tried these before, but I finally made some and love how they turned out. I can't show them to you until my partner in the Holiday Gift Exchange gets her package from me.

Any guesses as to what it could be? A correct guess might win a prize!  :)

Monday, November 14, 2011


Now here is something you don't see crocheted very often:

Friday, November 11, 2011


What a fabulous date it is today! I'll bet there will be lots of weddings today, as it would be an easy anniversary date to remember.

It is also Veteran's Day today. Mr. S. is retired military, and we both had relatives who served in WWII. Let us not forget those who gave of themselves so that we could enjoy the freedom we have.

I have been busy crocheting (and sewing), but I can't show you any of it yet, as I am making things for my partner in a Holiday Gift Exchange. I can't wait for her to see what I have made for her - I hope she likes everything. Yes, you know me, I couldn't just make one thing now could I??? Ha Ha

Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

WIP Thursday

I wanted to share with you my newest crochet project. I found the most fabulous pattern on Pinterest ... do you Pin?  If not, you are missing out. There is so much neat stuff to be found on there - crochet, recipes, quilting, sewing, home decorating ideas - you name it, you can find it there. It is a great source for inspiration and project ideas.  If you do Pin, you can follow me using the button on the top right-hand side of my blog. If you don't, and want to, let me know and I will send you an invite.

Anyway, this is the pattern I saw and fell in love with:

Isn't it bobble-licious??? Yes, I just made that word up... ha ha!

You can find the free pattern here. She used Lion Brand Cotton Ease, but I am determined to use up my stash, so I am using up some Red Heart Designer Sport that I've had for awhile now.

Here it is so far:

Once you get the pattern established it is really easy. I love how the bobble stitch looks. I am making this for one of my expectant friends and I just picked out the colors because I liked them, but as it turns out, those are the colors she was planning for her nursery! How lucky am I??

I have not forgotten about the other beautiful bobble blanket I posted about awhile back. I will definitely be making that one too, for a different friend. Yes, I have lots of baby blankets to make!

Have a great day - I'm off to craft and crochet now.  :)