Friday, May 22, 2015

Doilies and Yellow Warblers

Hello blogging friends!  Hope all is well in your world and that you have an enjoyable weekend.  I’m going to my daughter’s place to dog-sit while they go camping this weekend. Won’t be gone long though, as I’m leaving this evening and will be back home Sunday afternoon.  Before I leave, I thought I’d share with you my latest doily projects, and some of the nature shots that I took recently. 

First up are a couple of PK doilies that I made. Pattern info is directly on the pictures.





This next doily is a pattern found on the Internet.


And now for a few of my nature shots.  For now I will keep it to pics of the Yellow warblers. Perhaps next week I’ll stop back in and post a variety of other nature pics.  I don’t want to overwhelm you by putting them all in one post.  lol





Hope you enjoyed my yellow warbler pics, and here’s wishing you a nice Memorial weekend. Next week I might have some crocheted hats to share with you.  While I’m at Laura’s place, I plan on getting a head start on fall crocheting.  Planning on making some pumpkin hats, and who knows what else.  Probably won’t get a whole lot done all the longer I’m going to be there…but I’m taking some yarn along anyhoo. smile-

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Doilies & Sweaters ~ Fun Crochet

Hello crocheting friends! Thought I’d share my recent projects, and see how everybody is doing.  Has Spring finally sprung yet in your area?  It is working on it here.  I have a few daffodils blooming now, and my grape hyacinths are just starting to bloom as well.  Perhaps the snow is over for another season. lol
First up are the doilies I’ve made recently.  This first one is one I am putting in a prize basket for one of the prizes at my future daughter-in-law’s shower.
Next up is a fun spring doily. The pattern info is on the picture. It is a free pattern.
And here is the same doily in action. :)
I also recently made a couple sweaters for Adelyn. Again…info on the pics. These are both paid patterns.  Adelyn tried them on for me at her brother’s little league practice, so I just took a quick pic of the one. The first pic is of it hanging on my door.
And, of course, this is Adelyn wearing it.
Here is the second sweater.  It’s OK, but honestly I think it needs to have more stitches along the back, between the armholes. Seemed kind of small to me. I made the 5-7 year size, but I think it’s a pretty snug fit. IMHO.
Oh my goodness, I almost forgot…I also made a matching sweater for Adelyn’s American Girl doll! No pictures of it on the doll, but I did take a pic of the two sweaters together.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great weekend!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saturday Fun & a Doily

Hello all!  Hope you had a lovely weekend and are off to a great start for this week!  My son-in-law and oldest grandson went up north to fish over the weekend, so my daughter and the other two grandkids came here to visit on Saturday.  We ended up going out for pizza that evening, and found a couple of playgrounds for the kids to play at.  They had a blast! 

This first pictures is of me, Lawson and Adelyn posing by one of the many groundhog statues that are situated around Punxsutawney. Lawson wanted no part of the thing, but I convinced him to let me pick him up, and we would stand away from the groundhog. You can see by the pic that he is none too impressed. lol  This particular groundhog was painted by children, in a nature theme. Each groundhog around town is painted in a different theme.


Adelyn had fun swinging and going down slides.


I took this pic of Lawson just before he plopped down to go down the slide.  He was being such a big boy.  When he started out he was careful of the little slides, but before long he was going down the bigger slides like a pro!


Also wanted to share my latest doily project.  This is Doily #5 from Patricia Kristofferson’s Pineapple Gallery book. For years I avoided her patterns because they made my head spin, but I’m finding that if I just go little chunks at a time, I’m OK.  I just wish my eyes didn’t blur up on me so quickly.  But that’s not because of he patterns.  I’m guessing it’s because I’m 51. lol  Anyhoo, without further ado, here’s my doily:



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Greetings & a Hint of Spring

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  Ours was very nice.  We had our whole family here, and it was a nice time.  Poor Lawson was up sick during the night on Saturday, but he was much better on Easter day.  So far nobody else has gotten whatever he had…and, of course, we’re hoping and praying nobody does.  Here is a picture of Rick and me, with the three grandkids, that I had my son take on Easter.  I always have to ask somebody to take pics with me in it. Otherwise, there would be no pics of me.  Not that I really like pics of me, but I do want my grandchildren to have pics of me when they are older, and perhaps I am gone.


We went outside in the evening, and the kids had fun with the bubbles.  Truth be told, so did Gramma Rita!


My Jello poke cake I decked out for Easter.


Miss Adelyn being silly.  She was saying “I’m a Gramma”. lol  I asked her if she ever saw me walking around with a stick like that!!  She cracks me up!



Some of them went out back to shoot target.  These pics aren’t the best because I was zooming from afar.  I like to shoot target, too, but wanted to spend the time with the kiddos.



And here are a few signs of spring.  I took these pics late last week, so the daffodil shoots are up a bit more now.


Didn’t see many birds when I took a little walk, but I did see this chickadee and a couple other birds.


Find the birdy.  :)


You can see this one easier.


On a crochet note, I recently made a doily, but it’s blocking right now so I don’t have a pic of it yet.  Also made a couple squares for the Moogly CAL.  I don’t seem to be really liking the squares she chooses, so for the most part have been picking my own alternatives. Hopefully one of these times, I’ll actually make what she chooses. lol

Thanks again for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Thread, Pretties, Dust & Birds

Hello friends! Hope this finds you all doing well, and having a good week.  I’m having a good week, with lots of crochet time.  Dh is on 12 hour shifts this week, so isn’t home much, and when he is I am usually being quiet so he can sleep. That gives me a fair amount of crochet time.  I know he’s tired, but I sure wish when somebody was mad at me, they’d tell me why instead of making me try to figure it out myself. He was none too happy with me tonight, but I honestly have no idea why. Do your significant others get like that too…where you know full well they’re not happy with you about something, but yet won’t tell you what that something is? 

Anyhoo, this is a doily I have been working on for about a week.  I really like how it turned out. The pattern can be found here:



Today I put edgings on washcloths, which will be Easter presents for the grandkids.


Went to town on Sunday and found a few fun things.  First up, this doily pattern book for $1 at Bradley’s books. I figure I’ll get my dollar’s worth out of it.  lol


At K-Mart I found these pretty dishcloths.  They’re labeled dishcloths, but I am using them for washcloths. Love the colors!


Also found a couple pieces of costume jewelry on clearance at K-Mart.


On Saturday, Rick and I watched our grandsons, while their sister, mommy and daddy went to see Cinderella at the movie theater. Clayton said he wanted to dust, so I gave him the duster and let him have at it!  -smile-  I paid him $3 afterwards. It was worth it to me. I do good at keeping up with most household chores, but dusting is not one of them. lol


After the others got back that evening, Adelyn and I drew some birds.  She had got a princess book that showed how to draw various things, and a bird was one of them.  She and I have fun drawing together. Clayton snapped this picture for me.


And here are our creations:



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

This and That

I have a little bit of everything to share with you today.  First up is this cute little radish.  Looked like this right out of the bag.  I know, I’m easily entertained! lol


For my soon to be daughter in law’s bridal shower, I am doing a doily basket for one of the prizes.  So, I figured I best get started on it.  I have a few months to get them done, but you know how that goes!  For starters, I made this patriotic colored doily.  I like how it turned out.  For the center, I used this pattern: and then added to it until it was the size I wanted.


Yesterday was my husband’s 59th birthday, and on Saturday we ate at Texas Roadhouse with our daughter and her three kids.



I had invited our son and his fiancĂ©e over for supper last night, on Rick’s birthday.  Just as I was starting to prepare supper, our electric went out.  So those plans got changed real quick.

Adelyn and I had fun in the yarn isle at Hobby Lobby!


At Ross’s I found these pretty glasses.


And at Five Below I found these little chicks for a dollar each.  Couldn’t help myself.  I like chicks when they’re little.  lol  I got two for me, and one for each of the grandkids.


I’ve been doing lots of crochet.  Last week I made this hat. Haven’t decided if I’m going to list it in the shop.


This week I’ve been busy making hats that are going to be Baymax hats, from Big Hero 6.  My daughter and her husband won an afternoon at a movie theatre, and that’s the movie we’ll be seeing for free.  So I figured I’d make the kids some hats.  I have the white hat made, now I need to turn them into Baymax hats.

Until next time, take care, and thanks for stopping by!