Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Crochet Washcloths

I have done another washcloth. It has the same Halloween colors but in opposite configuration as the last one. I have also made a beanie.  I was not too busy this weekend so I was able to finish a couple things.

I enjoy crocheting right now because of the warm weather. I will soon start on my quilting again. I can not wait. My husband is going to be moving my sewing machine out of the bedroom and to my very own spot in the dining area so I can be social while I am sewing. I hate that it is in a dark corner in the bedroom right now. He comes in while I am sewing and wants to visit with me and it is hard to do that now. He wanted me closer so on the weekends he did not feel like he was the only one in the house. I can not wait. It will probably happen this weekend. I will have to take pictures when it is all done.

Monday, August 22, 2011

crochet Washcloths

Hello all, I have been working on some washcloths the last couple of days. I really like crocheting and thought I would start on some washcloths. I gave a set to a friend for her birthday and they were a hit with everyone who was there. I had an idea to make a few and see if I could sell some. Here are a couple I finished this weekend.

I like the orange and black one better because it is coming up on Halloween. I am now working on another Halloween one that is opposite colors of the orange and black. It will have a black center and orange outer rings with a black trim.  I will probably start on Christmas and Thanksgiving colors next. I am also going to be starting on some sewing projects soon. I have this great idea about making some neck pillows and a few baby quilts soon. I have some wonderful ideas for the baby quilts. I will post more pictures as I finish them.

Friday, August 19, 2011


I have decided I am going to start posting about my crafts more than anything else. I am going to start making things to sell. I am in the process of crocheting dishcloths first. I am also wanting to make quilted potholders and casserole holders. I am also going to start posting my quilts. I love quilting. I started quilting over 8 years ago and love it. I have not been able to quilt for about 6 months while moving around and getting things set up. I now have my machines and a wonderful cabinet that my grandmother gave me just this last year after she passed away. So now it is time to pull it all out and get started. With the economy the way it is, I have to think of new things to do to generate income. I have been told I should put my things on Etsy and see how it goes. So here I go off to a new adventure in my life. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Leona's Quilting Adventure: Taffy Go Round Pillow Tutorial by West Wood Acres ...

Leona's Quilting Adventure: Taffy Go Round Pillow Tutorial by West Wood Acres ...: Happy Sunday!! For the past several weeks I have been working on a wall hanging for the Make Mine Modern Summer Swap on flickr. My partner r...

This is a very cute Pillow Tutorial. There is also a great Giveaway that goes with it. Amanda with A Crafty Fox is very talented. I like what Leona is doing with her crafts and quilts also. It is always nice to see different projects from different people and get a feel for what is trending out in the quilting and sewing world. 

Monday, August 15, 2011


So a couple of weeks ago I won some Covermates on Airing my Dirty Laundry, One sock at a Time, I was so excited about it. I never win anything so this was extra special. I received them the other day and had to open them up first thing. I love them, it is great to be able to cover things without having to find the lids to things. I am the type of person who always misplaces the lids to my Tupperware, or worse yet, I think the dishwasher eats them. I have used them to cover brownies that are sitting on the counter, to cover my vegi's in the refer., and to cover the cat food can, since we only give her 1/2 a can in the morning and 1/2 the can at night. These are great and I love them. I thought I would share with you all that they are definitely worth getting.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


So as I said yesterday here are the wedding photos. Jay is a little different and he got to wear his Mohawk and ear plugs. It was a warm day, around 85 so he cut off his pants to make them long shorts and he wore his converse shoes. It was definitely a sight. Shannon is 5 months pregnant and she wore a pretty white short dress. They piggy-backed onto her father's vow renewals for the wedding. It was a Native American wedding for her father and step-mother. It was a simple wedding but very nice and small.

They all had a good time. I loved Shannon's step mothers dress. It was a Native American dress in white suede with all the feathers and ribbons on it. Her head dress was simple but elegant. She had a headband that matched the dress with feathers and beads down the back on suede strips. After the wedding they had a nice buffet. They had several different salads and cold cuts. There were also Hawaiian Meatballs and rice, little smokies, fried chicken, fruit, and vegis. It was good and filling too.

After a while of visiting and well wishing they decided to cut the cake. That was an adventure. Jay's cake was a Star Wars cake and the wedding cake was standard.
All in all it was a nice wedding. I wish them all the luck and fun of many years.

Monday, August 8, 2011

wedding crazies

So this last weekend started off on Friday evening with a phone call from Rob's step brother asking if we would like to go to his wedding on Sunday afternoon. Now this is very funny because we had been talking about not hearing from him since 4th of July and that they had mentioned that they were going to get married in August. So of course we would go. I will have to post pictures and the adventure tomorrow.

So, ok that changing all the plans we had for the weekend. Now we would be doing yard work on Saturday and clean house and laundry all in one day. Oh boy for me. Thank goodness my 14 yr old decided she was going to help. Just as we finish doing yard work and laundry we get a call from a friend wanting to know when we would be over for his girlfriend's surprise birthday party. Ok I did not know that there was one this weekend but I guess I missed that. So we had to jump in showers and run over there because she would be coming home in two hours. Thank goodness I had just finished crocheting a set of dish cloths a couple days ago and low and behold her favorite color is purple(the same color as the dish cloths). Instant gift yeehaw!!

So now the house is going to have to get cleaned early Sunday morning before we leave for the wedding. Oh my goodness it was a jam packed weekend. Had to go to work Monday just to rest.