Thursday, December 20, 2012

Looking for help with blog

Hey everyone I am having problems viewing other bloggers on my list. Some on the recent blogs show but when I click on view more it just says loading all the time. Nothing will load I know I must be missing out on some good stories and projects. :(
I have been so busy getting caught up on things for Christmas. I will get some stuff up soon, I hope someone can help me on my viewing problem.
And if I click on just someones blog name on my list the same thing happens.
Please Help.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2 for Tuesday

I don't normal do a 2 for Tuesday but since I had a fun weekend I thought I would show you what I did.
Tatum's new headband, she was so excited. Got to love that smile.She still would like Grandma to make her a Hello Kitty Hat. So that is on my list to do. This little headband created a lot of work for me. I got 15 orders for headband. Excited because it will give extra Christmas money.  :)

Levi sporting his new Newsboy hat.  He wanted a football on it  that was a little tough but I  figured it out. The poor  little guy came down with the tummy flu but still manage to model his hat.


I best be getting my hook and get busy lots to do besides the headbands I have to make another little zebra hat, and 3 fancy lace scarves made with the RH Sashay.

Happy Crocheting 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

What to do????

Ok, so I am just about done with my scrap blanket. I have been able to make it big enough to put on our king size bed for extra warmth this winter.
Now I don't know what to do. I want to make a blanket and have plenty of colors in my stash so I need not to by any yarn, I just don't know what pattern to do. There is just so many beautiful patterns out there, darn Raverly and Pintrest. Any suggestions?
I have never done any that you have to sew together, but would like to try. Just don't know if I have the patience to do all that piddly work. 
Maybe I will have to wait till my little granddaughter comes and let her pick a pattern, I don't know.
Happy Crocheting

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Slippers and Cinderella

Kinda of a grey day here in southern Minnesota. At least the wind isn't blowing for a change and I guess I should be happy that it hasn't snow. 
As I said in my last post I have been making things to take down to your local craft shop to sell. 
Slippers are a good item for me along with the Nook covers and little girl satchels. 
Here is just a few of the things I have taken down there.
The Nook  Covers have done really well for me.

 Little Girl Satchel's

Slipper's just a easy one piece pattern.  I can't even begin
to tell how many I have made. This is just a few.
One of these days I will figure how to get picture on here where they aren't so scattered. lol
I get it figured out one time and the next time is a disaster. Kinda of like adding thing one the back ground Links etc give me such a hard time. 
Well I better get back to my crocheting I have a order for fancy scarfs made with the Sashy by RH. My daughter goes to Avalon School of cosmetology and the girls love the ruffle scarfs, kind of a headache for me but a little extra cash for Christmas. 
One more thing. Speaking of my daughter Kaylee she is our youngest, she is 26 and recently took part in a fashion show at a local mall on Saturday.  Here is our little dark haired Cinderella. 

And she got engaged just last Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mykenna's Hat

I cannot believe it's been over a month since I last posted, there has been alot going on that's for sure.
There is a cute little shop in our town called Enspired the young gal that opened it had a great idea.
She takes things from local artist and adds a percentage for herself. So I have been busy making things to put in her shop.
My niece asked me if I could make a zebra hat for her little one, the little peanut born early sure has grown. Here that little doll is.

I actually pretty much winged it.  I used the pattern I used last yr for the regular earflap hats, then just looked at other pictures of hats and went from there. Turned out pretty good. Except I made the mistake of not writing it down so I don't know if I could ever do another one like it, maybe similar.

I will get my other stuff posted  shortly its on my camera and I seem to have misplaced it. Humm.
You all have a wonderful day.
Happy Crocheting

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Need a little favor

Hi, everyone I don't normally ask for anything for myself. However this week has been a real roller coaster ride. Friday morning I have to go in for breast biopsies 2 to be exact and I am getting very nervous as the time gets nearer. If I could ask for some extra prayers from you would be wonderful.
Thanks my friends.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

little bit of this and that

I had made myself a cover for my Nook and now I have people wanting them, How awesome. I got 4 I need to get done pretty quick here is what I have done so far.

This teal one is the one I made for myself.

The purple was made for
a friend of mine.

The yellow one is a Iphone cover.

Then there is a close up of 
Tatum's satchel.

I just thought I should stop out at the store everything 
is 80% off. That was  probably a
no, no. 
I ended up with a few more skeins of yarn.
Well heck they were 27 cents. They are small 3 oz. skeins 
but that is just to good of a deal. I only got 16, I suppose 
I could of cleaned off the shelf but I was nice there was a 
couple other ladies looking.

You all have a great weekend, until next time Happy Crocheting............

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WIP and a few other things

Wow, were has the time gone? It's been almost 3 months since my last post oops. That's summer for you so much going on. I have been working on a baby blanket the 2nd one in a week and a half. Here is a photo I am just finishing up with some edging I really like how it has turned out and its so nice and soft.

Our local Pamida store is closing and becoming Shopko Hometown, guess it's suppose to be a little different then a regular Shopko. I hope they carry yarn or I will have to leave town just to get a skein of yarn. However, I doubt I should need to get any for awhile. I got a super deal with the store closing I was able to by yarn at 70% off what a deal. I bought 34 skeins off yarn Red Heart super saver, red heart shimmer and red heart soft baby step and get this I only paid $47.48 that a average of $1.42 per skein. Here's my recent stash.

As you can see I have  put some off it to use already.  :) One of these days I will take a picture of my entire yarn stash it's almost to crazy.

I finally got to give Tatum her satchel, she loves to model... My little sunshine. She always brings it when she comes to see me.

I have done a few other projects also in the last couple months  but I think I will leave them to my next post and hopefully it won't be so long.

You all have a great day, until next time happy crocheting.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A little bag and new hooks.

I have been doing a little experimenting and I  decided to try and make a little bag for my niece's birthday this wkend and this is what I came up with. I am pleased the way it turned out, I think she will like it. I am going to put a few little goodies inside. I wish my camera would make the colors more true, so frustrating. The colors are RH shocking pink and petal pink. I was going to crochet a flower also but I found the big star button and beads in my stash of goodies.

I came across a Etsy shop that had just the perfect Birthday present for myself. Yep today I turned 50. Yikes, anyway I decided to get me a special birthday treat.. :)

I love it. Happy Birthday to me.... The Crochet hooks I just love, I didn't think I would be talented enough to make my own so I searched the Etsy's  shops. I think the Hook Rack is so neat it's made out of cedar. Kinda of reminds me of my dad's pipe rack he had many  years ago. 
The Etsy shop is  The Crafty Lady Quilt Lady  if your interested take a peak.
Well I think the sun is finally going to try and shine and I so want to try and get the rest of my garden planted and my flowers, something that has kinda of become a ritual on my bday, usually by then we are past the frost stage. Gotta love Minnesota.
Happy Crocheting. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012


I finally managed to get my cat done, I have wanted to make one for some time now and I am not sure animals are my cup of tea. I wanted to make one for each of my grandchildren not to sure that will get done. I suppose the first one is never perfect or maybe I should say it's a learning experience. Haven't decided what to call him but here he is.

 Update on my little great niece Mykenna, she is growing like a weed up to 9 lbs now at 2 months old, way to go little girl. Here she is on her blanket.

Until next time, Happy Crocheting.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


A few weeks ago my daughter and I spent sometime checking out a few 2nd hand shops in a near by town and I came away as one happy camper ( a expression my hubby uses ). First of all I came across a small mountain of  the cream and sugar yarn. Look I got 13 balls for a bargain of $4.00 that is 13 cents a piece.  :) :) All brand new full skeins.. :)

My second find made me so happy. When we were stationed overseas, I started to collect nesting dolls, some people call them stacking dolls. I have ones from Poland and Russia, some I am not sure probably China doesn't matter to me I just love them. I found a very pretty set in my favorite color for only $1.00 I couldn't be more lucky. Here she is.

Here is a couple pictures of the rest of my collection, I took them all out of the cabinet and tried to get them in groups pictures aren't the best but you will get a general idea.

I wish my camera took better pictures, the lighting doesn't always turn out the best. Hum, maybe that will be my next investment.
Our March in Minnesota has been so nice that I haven't made much progress on my wool-eater blanket, just been outside to much.
Well hope you all have a wonderful weekend if I am not back before then with another post. I did have one more fine on my hunt for goodies but I am going to save that for another time.. Till next time Happy Crocheting.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wool-eater progress

Hello friends just thought I would share some pictures of my progress on the wool-eater. I should be further but my Fibromyalgia  has been acting up lately. Hope everyone is well. Oh, and I finally get to meet my new great niece today. I'm so excited.

Front and back view. I Love it.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP Wenseday

Earlier this week I came along this new pattern. The wool-eater, so I decided to join the Wool-eater 2012 CAL I  wanted to do the oblong one originally but for some reason it wasn't working for me so I switched to the square, and it's coming along just fine. It's never to late to join.  Have a wonderful day.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Project finished

Well I finished my latest baby blanket. Just in time also, my little great niece Mykenna arrived early on February 17th. She weighed in at a whopping 4lb. 9.5oz. I did say little. I haven't been able to go see her yet. I am hoping this weekend.
I can't wait to meet her..

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What a surprise!

I was away for a couple days and when I get back I find a big surprise. Not 1 but 2 awards. I'm a little tickled because I am so new to this blogging thing. But Thank You  to  Dorothy from Hooks 'n Grannies and to Little Orphan Skein for the Award.

Now here are the rules, and what I have to do.
1.Add the award to your blog.
2.Thank the blogger(s) who gave it to you.
3.Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4.List the rules.
5.Award to 15 bloggers.
6.Inform each of the 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Things about me...

1. I am almost 5 foot tall.. being short is not one of my favorite things.
2.I live in SW Minnesota, and we have had very little snow this year. Yeah
3.I Love thrift shops  and garage sales.
4.I like to go play bingo on Thursday nights.
5.I want to learn to make the little crochet critters. Amigurumi,  think my grandchildren would love them.
6.One of my favorite web sites is  If you haven't been there check it out lots of good things.
7.I love to read and I got a Nook tablet for Christmas.

My biggest  challenge will be the finding 15 people to pass the award to so if I give to someone who has already been selected sorry and I don't know if you would have to pass this on or not.

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Sorry guys I wish I knew how to create links the other way. Like I said I am very new and slowly catching on  how to do things.
Oh, and Happy Valentines Day.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Another one of my Hobbies.

Besides crocheting I also love to take pictures, especially of our Grandchildren. I like to dabble and do different things with them, Here is just a sample.

Levi enjoying a cool splash in the pool on a hot summer day.


Tatum this was taken when she had just turned 2. I entered this photo in the county fair and got a 1st. place ribbon. This has to be one of my favorites.


This is just a little walk.

Keagan this child is the hardest kid ever to get a picture of.


This is Gage he is the youngest of the bunch. I had alot of fun doing this one. I may have to enter this one in the fair, who knows.

So now you have a little taste of my passions. I
I am so thankful for our 4 healthy grandchildren, 3 wonderful children  
and for a great husband that I have. We are celebrating our 32nd  Anniversary
today. I keep teasing him, I think I deserve a diamond  for every ten yrs. lol
I'll keep ya posted but I am sure that won't happen. :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Another round ripple

Hello everyone, wow I feel like I have missed so much. I have been busy trying to catch up on all the little things I keep putting off. This little round ripple was made for my great niece Abby. She's a yr old already wow the time flies. I wanted to put up a  picture of the other  baby blanket but of course my batteries are dead, so I decided to show you Abby's. Also finished my giant granny blanket.
I am having troubles deciding what to make next. I have so many things I want to do.
Congrats to Debi. on your award way to go.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Looking for a reversible ripple afghan pattern

Hello friends, I know I haven't been on to blog lately. I have had alot of sick time of flu, bronchitis and fibromyalgia  flares. Hoping I am done now that everything happened one after another.
I am looking for a reversible ripple pattern. I seen it in a magazine and now I seem to have misplaced it or it got thrown away. I would appreciate it if someone had some to share.
I will try and get some pictures up in the next day or so of what I have been able to do in the last month or so.
Have a great day everyone.