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!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lots of Hats & Some Pretty Birds

Here it is Wednesday evening already.  Where does the time go?!  Hope all are having a great week! I spent the weekend, and part of this week making hats.  First up are hats I am hoping to sell.  No takers yet, but I shall persevere.  Didn’t list them in my Etsy shop…at least not yet.  I have them posted on a couple different Facebook “flea market” type pages (local), and will see how they do on there first.  It won’t be long until it’s dirt track race season in these parts, thus the inspiration for these hats.  The hat itself is my own doing, but the race car applique can be purchased here:  If you are in the market for applique patterns, I highly recommend her designs.  I’ve bought many of them, and have always been very pleased with the patterns.


My 10 year old great-niece is doing a project for school in which she is collecting hats and scarves to donate to a women’s shelter. I made these hats to donate. Sent them to her yesterday. I had fun making the pom-poms!


Now for the pretty birds that were mentioned in the subject line.



Mrs. Cardinal


Mr. Cardinal


Blue Jay


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Valentine’s Day, Olaf and Feeding the Piggy

Hello all!  Trust that you are staying warm, and in out of the cold weather.  It is somewhere below zero today, with wind chills making it seem even colder.  BRRRR!!!  I am fortunate in that I do not have to be out in that weather. Instead, I stay inside…where I have become sick. The grandkids had been sick, and after babysitting the little guy, so is Gramma Rita.  Kind of think he “gave” it to me.  But, hey, if I had to get it from somebody, better from him than a stranger. lol  Can’t taste or smell anything today, which gets on my nerves.  I know, I know, I will survive.  My complaining is over.  Now I shall get on with the subjects of this post.

For Valentine’s Day Rick got me some candy and a nice card…


…and I made a peach pie for him. Note the little heart cutouts I put on it, for Valentine’s Day. Awww…


Clayton asked for an Olaf hat, so you know what Gramma Rita did…made him an Olaf hat. –smile-


And here is Clayton wearing it to school yesterday.

Clayton wearing Olaf hat

Laura and Lawson came up a couple days ago to pick up the hat, and while they were here I gave Lawson a bunch of coins to feed the piggy.  The piggy hadn’t been fed in a while, and was quite hungry. lol Rick and I received the piggy from his aunt when we got married…which will soon be 34 years (in June).



I’ve added lots of new things to my Etsy shop, but have yet to have anybody purchase anything.  I’m trying not to get discouraged, as I had told my family that there are thousands of people out there trying to sell crocheted items on Etsy.  And most of the people I know around here don’t really want to pay…they want it given to them. Oh well…I am probably going to keep the shop open for 2015 and see where I’m at at the end of the year, and take it from there as to whether to keep it going or not.  Here are a few of the things I have added:





Thanks so much for stopping by, and here’s wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Etsy Shop

Well, crochet friends, I took the plunge!  I opened an Etsy shop.  Honestly, I’m not getting my hopes up, but I figure I have nothing to lose by opening up my shop.  If you’d like to stop by and check it out, you can do so by clicking here. The name of my shop is Oak Hill Crochet.  While you’re there, if you feel like clicking favorite, please do so.  And let me know you did, and if you have a shop, I’ll favorite yours as well.  Thanks!

Also thought I’d share the second square I made for the Moogly CAL. I’m enjoying this project.  It’s nice that there is one new square every two weeks.  Gives me plenty of time to do it, as well as other projects I want to work on. This isn’t the best pic as I couldn’t get the proper angle on it, but you’ll get the gist. It is, indeed, square, even though it doesn’t look like it in this pic.


Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Baby Girls Sets and Moogly Square CAL

Hello crochet friends!  Hope all is well with you in the new year, and you’re finding lots of time to crochet! I’ve been busy making some baby girl sets, which I hope to sell on Etsy.  My biggest problem with that is getting started.  I don’t know about all the sales tax mumbo jumbo and such, and am trying to learn what all I need to do so as to make sure I’m doing everything correctly.  I’ve asked a few people, but can’t seem to get any concrete answers…if any answer at all. I’ve tried doing online searches, and those only make my head spin.  Too much info there, and it’s confusing.  lol So, if any of you have an Etsy shop and can enlighten me in any way, I’m all ears. Without further ado, here are the few sets I have ready to list…whenever I get my store up and running.




I also have a couple hats ready to list.



I have also joined in the Moogly square CAL this year.  I was going to last year, but didn’t.  This year I am committed to doing it.  I have these colors of Red Heart Super Saver on hand, and I love the color combo.  They are no dye lot, so when I run out of a color, I should be able to pick up a skein, easily, at Wal-Mart.


I must say that parts of this square were a bit tricky, and I know I don’t have it all right.  But it’s good enough for me, and I plan on keeping the afghan made from these square, so it’s all good.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Looking Back and Happy New Year!

All throughout the year I work on my digital pages for my yearly Memories photo book.  I recently finished the last of my pages, which are my crochet pages.  I like to do collages of my crocheted things, and add them in at the back of the book.  Thought I’d share my pages with you. There are some crocheted items not shown as I forgot to get pics of them before I gave them away as gifts.  lol  Last night I told my husband that when I see these pages, I think I realize why my house is so dusty.  *grin*

12-28-14 crochet page 1

12-28-14 crochet page 2

12-28-14 crochet page 3

Thanks to all who check out my blog, and I so appreciate any comments. Looking forward to sharing with you in 2015, and to enjoying your blogs as well. Happy New Year!