Saturday, December 31, 2005

Friday, December 30, 2005

I made it! 50 is here

Well folks I have finally arrived at 50!

  I cant even believe Im here. I remember being 10 or 11 and my grandmother teaching me to crochet and I thought will I ever be that old to know how to crochet so many differant things as my grandmother did. And now Im a grandmother of a 12 year old! Boy how time flies when Im crocheting.

  I put some pics of my awesome flowers Terry bought me for my birthday! Are they not just the prettiest flowers. They are white with tinged pink! My daughter went out and bought me a chocolate cake and they both got me cards. On my computer this morning was a really cute card from CrochetwithDee I cant believe she took the time out to send me a card too! Thanks Dee!

  Well Im off to the mall today Terry is buying me the perfume Lovely from Sarah Jessica Parker. I really want a bottle of her perfume. And my son Shawn gave me 50.00 for my Christmas to go to Michaels for yarn. I think Im going to make me an afghan using me new Q hook I bought off of Ebay.

  Well you all have a blessed day and Ill be back to see you next year :) haahaa

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Heresssss Betty

Looky here! My dear hubby bought me a glass head so I can put my hats on her:) I decided it would be a her so I will call the glass head Betty:) Next time you see her she will be dressed in an awesome hat:) I promise!  I was so suprised to get her. Now I just need to get busy making hats. Im in the process of making the baby sweater I already made but used the wrong yarn and hook size so it came out way to big. So I started making it in the correct size hook and the fine baby yarn:) As soon as its done Ill take a pic so you can see it.

  Well tomorrow is my 50th birthday. Everyone tells me Ill feel very old. They just dont know I already feel old! Ive been fighting with this head cold for a few weeks now and Im getting pretty tired of it.

  My girlfriend Karen and I have decided to join Curves. Its a workout place to do excersises for 30 minutes a day. She feels if she joins with me she wont skip any:) Im up for it. I just need to get drugs from my nicest doctor so I wont hurt so much! If you know what I mean. I let you know how Im doing once I start. Im not going to start till mid Janurary. I hope then everyone who started will quit by then:) lol Oh well we will see!

  Ill see you tomorrow when I 50:)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

2005 Christmas Day

  Heres some pics of the 2005 Christmas day! As you can see we had a pretty good day all in all. The kids loved the dolls I crocheted for them. Riley really enjoyed playing with the Hero doll I made. And everyone I gave a beddoll to loved them. And I did get requests for dolls for others.

  I do pray you all had a wonderful day aswell. Im staying home for the big New Years Eve so hubby wont have to worry about me. I figured that he has enough to worry about without me adding to his worries.

  My 50th Birthday is on Friday Dec.30th. Terry was going to take me to dinner on the 26th because thats his birthday too:) And we both came down with the dreaded head cold. So we plan on going out next week:) We plan on going to Ruth Chris 's steak house:) I love a good steak!

  Well have a great day and Ill be back real soon

Monday, December 26, 2005

Its over

Can you believe it I made it through and I actually made everything this year:) Lets hope next year is the same results.

  I got the best gift a 50.00 gift card from Michaels:) Yipee!! I cant wait to figure out what to make with the yarn Ill be buying:) Thanks to my wonderful son who always give me gifts I love to do!

  I got some very lovesly gifts this year 4 books to read :) Chicken Soup for believers and another chicken soup for woman. I love getting books to read from others because maybe...just maybe they are trying to tell me something:) What do you think?

Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas

                         One picture says it all


           Merry Christmas

  and a blessed 2006!

Baby afghan completed

ok here it is:)

  I made this really neat afghan for my nieces new baby girl due on Valentines day:) When I went and bought the yarn I decided to use Simply Soft because Angie uses it alot in her afghans. And I just love the way it feels and drapes. I bought one skein of each color. So when I started this afghan I had no idea if I would need more than what I bought:) But you wont believe it I had just the right amount. The green and blue where my hardest to finish because I thought I would not have enough. But low and behold I had a very small amount left over from both colors! Boy was I happy. It turned out so pretty. Now I need to go and get some fingering yarn to do another sweater:) Im going to make a hat and booties to go with it. Well have a great Christmas and enjoy the new year!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Day to day workings

Hello folks!

  Am I glad to be back on my computer. I went off of DSL to cable and boy is my computer fast now:) I can whip around here like a champ. Ive been busy as you can see. I wanted to make my niece Sheree a baby sweater for her new baby girl due on Feburary 14th of next year:) haha of course next year!

  Well here are some pics of it. It called for a size D hook and I used a size G hook:) And I have no idea what kinda yarn it calls for because I have never heard of the yarn in my life.Its from an older pattern book I have. Well it took me about 3 days to make this little sweater. I probably fits a nice size 9 month to 12 month old child. I'm going to give it to a very little girl I know...her name is Ziher. I do hope she will like it:)

  Im going to make this in a size 6 months I hope :) Ill keep you updated. Im in the process of making my nieces baby an afghan. Next time Ill take pics a publish them up here so you can see it too! Its turning out awesome. I did have a yarn scare tho but thats for next time:)

  Have a very blessed Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2005


Hi all:)

  Im sorry Ive not been on lately but Im in the process of getting a new internet connection (cable internet) and the guy brought the wrong stuff out to hook up my computer. So Ill be back by Saturday night! Ive made the cutest little sweater I cant wait for you all to see it.

Have a great Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Hero boy doll

Hi all:)

  Ive missed meeting you all here lately. Ive been down with a small cold. Its not quite a cold but its trying. But Im taking meds to keep it a bay.

  Heres a pic of my grandsons boy Hero doll. I finished it a while ago and thought I would share it with you all. He asked that I make it for him since I made the girls beddolls.

  I hope you have been getting all your Christmas shopping completed. I have 4 more gifts to get then Im done:) And they are mostly gift cards so they are easy to pick up:)

  Well Im going back to watching "Its A Wonderful Life" with Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart. I love this old movie it puts me in the spirit every year. I hope your watching too! Blessings!

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

I was looking at the picture I sent you earlier of the leaf in Massachusettes. And I was thinking about the very first picture I took with my digital camera and I thought you might like to see it too. So here it is. I found this cactus blooming in Sedona, Arizona. Hubby and I took a little trip there last year. As you can see the first pic is of the blooming cactus. The next picture is of the view from a mountain close by. We took a drive and went up the mountain and it had a turn out so people could stop and take pictures:) What a view! It was breathtaking. The third picture was takin at the cafe that was located next to the little river than ran past the inn we stayed at. We had breakfast next to where the ducks where swimming by. It was so peaceful. If you ever get a chance to visit Sedona please take advantage of everything they offer. Hubby and I want to go back next year for a few days.

  Well I hope to see you again later this week. Have a very blessed day! 


Monday, December 5, 2005

A crocheted Candle

I just wanted to show you my little gift to my Christmas Sister this year at . I wanted something christmasy that was alittle differant. I ran across this pattern and thought how cute:) If you want the pattern you can locate it at It was really easy to make too. I started it in the early morning and finished some time that afternoon. It turned out real cute as you can see. I did take it with me to the meeting of the LVCrocheters that meet on Tuesday nights once a month.

  If you ever here in Vegas and you get a crochet itch come call us and we would love to meet you. One of the ladies is a teacher at the local community college. She is very talented.

  Well I should get back to my gingerbread men. I have lost count on making them. They are so much fun too! I have been asked to make an afghan for a firend of my daughters so maybe I might do that:) Well have a happy crochet filled day! 

Sunday, December 4, 2005

Christmas Hat


  How do you like my hat? I went to our First Ladies Christmas Tea Party at my church yesterday. They asked all the ladies if they could wear a hat. I had no idea of where I would find a hat in Las Vegas. People really dont wear hats here. I went to my local Catherines Store to get a new outfit to wear to this party and believe it or not :) They had a hat there with purple pearls and a brown ribbon bow. And it was on sale for only 16.00! I snatched it right up.

  I couldnt at first think of what to do with the purple beads because they were glued to the hat. Soooo I crocheted a ribbon to go around the beads. And I made a big poinsettia to put on the side of the hat. I was really tickled to be able to crochet something to go on the hat. Because if you dont know by now Im a crazed crocheter! I loved to show it off anyway I can.

  Well have a great night and Ill be later in the week with something new to chat about!

Saturday, December 3, 2005

2006 Crochet Calandar

  Look what I found today at Costcos:) a neat 2006 calandar with a crochet pattern a day in it. I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw it. They even had one on knitting but Im such an avid crocheter that I just had to have it. It has 365 patterns and it cost me 8.00. Now I wonder if I could try and make something once a day:) What do you think?

  You know earlier this week I was telling you about me not having anything to crochet and I thought maybe I could start my spring afghan. But I totally forgot I have to make my niece an afghan for her new baby. She doesnt seem to know what the baby's sex is so I think Ill make a generic baby afghan. A nice yellow, blue and pink oh yea I did get some baby green to go with it:) I got Caron Simply Soft to make it with. I think Ill start that right away. If I can stop making those cute gingerbread men ornaments:)

  Well have a great night and Ill be back tomorrow

Friday, December 2, 2005

New dining room table

Hi there!

  I just received this new table from my hubby for Thanksgiving:) Its wrought iron with a marble top. I just love it. I especially love the chairs because they are so sturdy. Ive always had wooden chairs and they become wobbly after a while. I just thought you might like to see my new table:) As you can see my daughter went out and bought me new placemats for the holidays. I really dont like to use them it takes away from the nice marble. But she bought them and so I will use them.

  I still have the old oak table I just dont know what to do with it. Its over 30 years old and its in decent shape a few scratches here and there but really nice shape. I tried selling it through Vegas Traders but I had no takers. Im thinking of giving it to the local woman's shelter. I know they maybe able to use it. Ill give them call first thing next week.

  Well Im back making more gingerbread men. I thought of a few more people to give them too! haha I just love making them.

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Free FunFur Yarn

Well folks,

  Here it is at last! My free yarn . It came in a brown color which is great because you can do so much with brown. Some of the ladies that I have heard from that received their yarn says it was teal colored. But I really like my brown. It even shines like copper. I haven't decided on what to do with yet but Ill come up with an idea or two:)

  Ive finished making my gingerbreadmen for this year. I keep wanting to just make them up because they are so easy and I feel like I accomplished something every time I get one done! funny huh?

  Now I need to decide if I should make my spring afghan I want to make with tons of flowers on it. What do you all think? Or maybe I should take a break off of crocheting and get back to my knitting:) I dont know I just love crocheting!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Well here they are 3 scarves for . Next year I will start earlier and try and get more completed. I had fun making these. I have found many more patterns I want to try out. I have alot of fun making these. Maybe Ill do hats with them next year. So Dee dont forget to remind me about the scarf challenge next year. Ill be happy to help out.


Monday, November 28, 2005

2005 Christmas ornaments

Hello Folks,

  Heres the pic of my 2005 christmas ornaments Im giving out this year. So if you get an ornament from me this is what your getting:) They are so cute and fun to make. I really enjoyed making them.

  I have not been around lately because AOL is having issues again! It seems everytime I want to add an entry I have to clear out all my files and clear my footprints. So while AOL is having issues (not problems) Ill be writing entries very sparingly.boohoo:(

  But Ill stay on them to fix this. I have alot to put up on my journal I just hope I can do this year! lol

Thursday, November 24, 2005





Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I did it!

Well I did it:) I went to a Live tech Shawn here on aol and he helped me fix my issues. I just had to delete a few files and clean up my cookies and viola here I am :)

  As you can see here is my leaf pic. I really like it. It has all the colors of fall in it! I took this pick at Sturbridge, MA at the living museum they had there. This leaf was just sitting on the groud waiting for me to take its pic:) Beautiful!

  Well Ill be putting up new pics in a few hours Ill be back!


Monday, November 21, 2005

Man you will not believe it but I cant seem to add an entry to my journal. Only with Instant message form. So here goes my entry for you today.
I cannot add or edit entryies to my journal so this is the only way I can communicate to you all right now. Ill contact AOL and see what the issues are.
I have some pics of items Ive been working on especially the ornaments. Ive also been working on dishcloths all this summer. I think Ive made enough to give everyone at least 2 this year:)
Im going to send my pic of the leaf pic I took while in Massachusetts I just love it and thought it was worth another look see:) well I tried and it seems I cant send pics in an instant message format. Sorry

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Im trying to post an entry to my journal. I hope this works:) Lets give it a try.
Ive been busy with working on scarves for and its been great fun! Ive really enjoyed using the Lion Brand Homespun yarn for these scarves. I did write to Lion Brand about my little problem as requested by Ilana but I have not heard back as of yet. I will keep you all aware when I do.
Well Im not used to using this Instant Message to add to my journal so if this entry is cockeyed now you know why:)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Doing better:)

  Well Ive been gettting encouraged to complete my knitting:) Thanks Dee! So Im trying to work on the socks every night for a few minutes at a time. Im going to complete these socks if it kills me!!

  Ive finished making scarves. Ive made 2 so far. When I made her first scarf I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn and only used one skein to make one scarf. Now Im having to use 2 skeins to make one scarf. They must have shortened their skeins some I think but they cost the same!! Oh well they are going to a great cause. I hope you all are making a few scarves for your local charity.

  Well have a blessed day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

HELP me please

  Im trying my best to do this knit thingie:) Socks that is!  But it frustrates me to no end:) I get so tense trying to knit. Pray for me I really want to give my mom the socks for Christmas but if not Ill do it for her birthday since her Bday is in Janurary:) Oh well just wanted you all to know Im in need of prayers.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Crocheting scarves

  Im working on scarves for and Im having a blast. I hope to get aleast 5 more made:) We will see! I hope you all are enjoying your day today as well.

  Its been awesome here in Vegas. I dont know if you know that we have awesome weather here. And now they say it may rain :) LOL I love a little differant weather for a change.

  Im making another bed doll for my MIL this time. I had no idea what to make her so I thought why not I have the pattern put to memory! Now I just need to figure out what colors to make it!

  Well I need to get back to my crocheting you all know how it is :) Oh yea did I mention that I went for my knitting class to make socks last night. I tell you I dont know if Ill ever get a hang of knitting. I get sooooo tense trying to do just the basic knit 2 purl 2. But I figure if I keep it up I may get to like it.

  Well have a great night and Ill be back next day or two!


My Peach and Teal squares


  Heres my pics of the Peach and Teal squares we at  are making for Cheri who has been diagnosed with cancer. I think the afghan will be absolutely beautiful:) I had the hardest time getting yarn in Teal. I went everywhere I could here in Vegas to locate the yarn, but I did get some Blue Teal Ombre so I made flowers out of it. Thats the second image you see. I made the square up. I do hope its ok:) Im sending them off this week.

   I just thought you might like to see what Ive been working on:) 

Saturday, November 5, 2005

What Im working on now:)

  Well here is my next scarf for Crochet with Dee's race to '60 scarves in 60 days' scarf race:) Fun huh? I hope your all making at least one this November and then donate it to a charity of your choosing. And dont forget to tell Dee at so she can keep track.

  I ran out of this particular yarn color and need to go to JoAnns after church tomorrow. What an excuse that is :) I actually need yarn! I like it so much I might as well get a few skeins more. Excuses... excuses... wow what would I do without them:) lol

   Ill see you all later Have a blessed day and night:) Whoopie!!!!

update: I thought I would give you the pattern Im using to make this scarf. So you can try it out and see how easy it is to make a scarf. The pattern is :

ch 26 for the foundation then dc in second ch from the hook. Dc across you should have 25 Dc. turn ch2 and then do a Fpdc around post of dc on first dc on last row. Then dc on top of next dc.(Fpdc in next stitch then dc on top of next dc) across . You should finish with a dc on top of ch 2 of previous row. just repeat this till you get the desired length you want. Well I hope this makes since to you if not just email me and Ill try and explain it better:) You can tell Im not a designer.

  Oh yea I used Lion brand Homespun yarn with a K hook



  Here it is! Its finally gotten cold enough for me to have a nice cup of HOT tea. Ive been drinking cold tea all spring and summer long. I got up today and I was so cold or really chilled that I made my first cup of hot morning tea. Now to be honest I have had hot tea in the evening when I go out.

  Can you see the steam from the tea Im drinking? Its from a box of tea I bought when I visited Sturbridge, MA.They sell it at the Publick House in their bakery.( Boy I would love to have one of their pumpkin muffins to go with this tea!) Its called Harney&Sons  you can reach them at they make a variety of teas and items to go with tea. Im drinking their Cinnamon Spice tea. Its fantastic, smells and taste just like cinnamon. Its like having a stick of cinnamon in the tea! Try it if you like cinnamon.

  Well I just wanted to share with you my first cup of winter tea.

Boy Hero Doll

Here it is:) This is for my grandson Riley for Christmas. He wanted a Hero doll. So how do you like him? He was fun to make. I finished him in 3 days. I had to go to the store and buy felt for his chest emblem and his belt or he would have taken 2 days to make:) I sure hope he likes him!

  I just thought you would want to see him. I already showed you the grandaughters bed dolls in an earlier journal.

                       Have a very blessed day!

Thursday, November 3, 2005


  Heres Dee with the scarf I made for '60 scarves in 60 days' campaigne. If you want to help just crochet or knit a beautiful scarf up. And donate them to your charity of choice.

  Im going to make a few more, you all have till the end of November. Just email Dee or visit her at her site at and let her know how many you have made. I think this will be alot of fun and very fullfilling.

Im working on some squares for an afghan for a young woman who has cancer. The colors are in Peach and Teal. I have had the worst time finding Teal. But I did locate some in Blue Teal Ombre and Im making flowers out of it. As soon as I make a few Ill take a pic and let you all see them.

  Have a very happy day!

Monday, October 31, 2005

My pumpkin

Just wanted to show you my pumpkin. I made it last year at the senior center I go to.  Cute huh?

Have a blessed day!

     Happy  Halloween!

  Go on step up...take some candy:) I have all kinds of candy. I have chocolate, sour stuff and tart stuff. Abbea went all out and bought everything she thought kids would like. Just thought you would like to see all the goodies. I hope you have a wonderful safe and fun time.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

My trio of Bed dolls

 Well here they are:) Arn't they pretty? I am so into making them that I decided to make a few more:) They are so easy and they look awesome. They are the cutest things if I must say so:) lol

  I just hope the kids like them. Im making the boy hero doll now and that is easy too. I got the patterns from They have tons of the patterns and they sell the dolls if you need to get them from them.

Ill be back with more pics when I get them finished:) I have to start on a baby sfghan for my niece so Ill be wrapped up in that for a while. Im making the Round Ripple Afghan for her. And maybe a sweater set. Im looking for patterns now. So if you run into my niece dont tell her! lol 

Friday, October 28, 2005

Ok, the last item from my trip to New England


  I just wanted you to see my Maine lobster I brought home from York, Maine:) Isnt he cute! I did have 2 lobsters while I was in Maine. What a mess, I never had one I had to clean myself. I was absolutely a mess. Terry thought it was hysterical.

  So when I went to an outdoors store with Terry in York, Maine we found this lobster and it called out to me to bring home:) NOT as messy!

  And the big fish you see next to lobster is another stuffed animal I found at the outdoor store here in Vegas. Terry thought I was nuts because I just had to have it. If you come to my house they are both sitting on my wet bar:) Since I dont drink they fit beautifully.


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

New England yarn stores


  I wanted to take the time here and introduce you all to the stores I visited in New England. I first went to Webs( in NorthHampton, Mass. It was fantastic. Dee from www.CrochetwithDee told me about the store. It was just awesome, it had the most beautiful yarn in the back room. It was huge. If you ever want to see one of the biggest yarn stores in Mass you should visit. You cant walk away from there without buying yarn. I bought the most beautiful ribbon yarn and some awesome sock yarn (for those socks for my mom). And I found a really cool bamboo crochet hook. I also bought the prettiest tote. As you can see it in the pic.

  Then we went to Ogunquit,Maine and Micheal at the Pine Hill Inn ( told me about the store. Terry let me go visit and they had some really nice yarns too. Mostly knitting but I did purchase a pattern for slippers and the yarn to make them. I also picked up a really neat little book, you put all your projects in.

  When I went to see Dee from for my Overlay Crochet class. I met her at the nicest yarn store called A Stitch in Time( The ladies there were just as friendly as can be. I wished we had a store like that here in Vegas. As you can see in the pic I bought a couple of great itmes from them. I bought a cushion pad for my overlay crochet to be on(when I finish it) and some yarn. I just love the color I have no idea what Im going to do with it :)But Ill have fun trying to figure it out. Thanks Dee for a great time there. Say Hi to Ruth for me!

Been busy


   Im sorry Ive been missing for a few days now. Ive been busy. Our tenant has decided not to pay us for rent for October and is just now telling us hes moving out! Oh well, Now we need to scramble and get someone in there right away.

  But Im going to take pics of my goodies from the New England trip and get pics on here for you all. I just know your dying to see what I got! Ill be back tonight maybe or early tomorrow:) Have a great day!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

A new crochet hook

Heres my new crochet hook made by Brian at He just finished making it. I cant wait to get it. It was a special order. I had a tanzinite slider my hubby gave me a few years ago. And I wanted to be able to have something useful for it. And this was a great idea. I think he did an awesome job on it. Dont you? Its a size H hook. I cant wait to crochet with it.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Pine Hill Inn

Here is pics of

The Pine Hill Inn | Rest, Relax and Indulge in Ogunquit, Maine

that we stayed at while we were in Maine.  When I booked the room I thought it was a Victorian room. But to my delight they changed the decor to contempory. It was very nice.

  Michael and Jim who own the inn was very gracious. Michael made the most awesome breakfasts I have ever had in a B&B. It was really a pleasant stay.

The one thing that I did not realize when I booked the room was that the room was on the top floor. You can not believe how many steps I had to climb:) I had to climb stairs just to get into the Inn then I had to climb stairs to the room. Boy was I exausted:)

  This was the Inn that have no TVs in the rooms or even in the parlor. Terry and I talked alot:) We had a great time just talking about our day! You will have to try it some time. But Im never going to be afraid of not missing the old TV.

Heres pics of York, Maine

  I wanted you to see more pics that we took on our trip. We went to York, Maine they were having a festival and we wanted to see what all the excitement was about:)

  We had a great time there. They were cooking fresh onion rings...dipping and cooking... they smelt great! We didnt get any because Terry thought my gall bladder might act up. But boy did I want some!

  I bought some yarn from a lady that shore the sheep and spun the yarn herself. I ll take a pic later and show you all what I bought from New England.

  I hope you enjoy the pics theres more to come.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Meeting CrochetwithDee

Hi all,

  Well here are the pics where I met Dee from She was a great teacher. She taught me the concept of Overlay Crochet. When I get better at it Ill show you more pics of it:)

  We got up really early on Thursday Oct.13 and we drove from Ogunquit, Maine for 4 1/2  hours to Bethel, Connecticut. It rained on us all the way there. But I got to see lots of country along the way.

  I met Ruth one of Dees students and friend. She was great fun. Boy can she crochet! She used regular yarn where I used thread to make the Overlay Crochet.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Heres Pics of the Old Sturbridge Village

Heres some pics of the trip we took to the old Sturbridge Village Museum. It was great. We did have a good time. It was cold and alittle windy but they had fires going in all the differant buildings. Its one of the largest living museums in Massachusettes.

  Terry wanted me to take a wheel chair so we did. But the ground was so wet that  the wheels in the chair kept digging into the dirt that it would not move:) It was funny seeing Terry trying to push me in the chair. I gave up and walked. I know now I really need to loose some weight!

Monday, October 17, 2005

My trip to Sturbridge, Mass

Well Folks,

  Im backkkkk! We had a wonderful time. It did rain every day we were there! But I loved it anyways. When we got to the inn we found out they were having a Scarecrow contest. So I took some pics for you all to see. I hope you can see some of the scarecrows. I didnt take pics of them all. Just a few I found interesting.

  We arrived at the inn at 11 am and our room was nowhere near ready. We could not get into the room till 3 pm. Terry did not get any sleep on the plane at all. Some guy sitting next to him snored very loud. I of course had taken a sleep aid so I was fast asleep! 

I felt so bad for Terry. He was so tired he had not had any sleep for almost 24 hours.We talked the lady into letting us get in the room at 2pm. He went right to sleep so I dosed off and on too. I did watch the tv we did get in our room. The rooms in the inn was very small. And the inn was a two story inn so there was tons of stairs for me to climb! I really hurt after all those stairs.

  We had lunch before we went up to the room. They had the best little bakery in the inn. But we had lunch of creamy clam chowder( but I like the way we make it here in Las Vegas better, we make it thicker!) Then we drove around town till we got into our room.

  Ill post more pics later of the rest of the trip. Hope you can drop by and see more! So come back.

Sunday, October 9, 2005

Off to New England

Well Im off to New England in a few hours. I wont be back till next Saturday the 15th. Ill be bringing back lots of pictures and yarn I do hope. Im taking along an empty luggage case just for yarn:) Have a blessed week!

Saturday, October 8, 2005

My beaded bracelets

I thought I would share some pictures of my beaded bracelets. I made these over the past few years. I became very depressed a few years back and I could not do anything. I could not even crochet :( I was a very sad person. But my sister Carri invited me to a beading class. I made my first bracelet and I was hooked after that. I beaded for a whole year before I could crochet again. Now Ive stopped beading and all I can do is crochet.

  I think I live and breath right now is Crochet. I love making things for the troops and for the little babies. I want to make all kinds of crochet items. Dee at has totally inspired me. I cant wait to meet her. Im taking a class from her on Thursday and Im so going to enjoy myself. She sounds absolutely wonderful. Ill be back in a week. I will take lots of pics and Ill give you a tour of my trip. Have a blessed week.

Friday, October 7, 2005

You are dishcloth cotton.
You are a very hard worker, most at home when you're at home. You are thrifty and seemingly born to clean. You are considered to be a Plain Jane, but you are too practical to notice.
What kind of yarn are you ? brought to you by

I went to this site for the quizz. Its really cute I thought you might like to try it out as well. Have fun!

Thursday, October 6, 2005

Getting ready for vacation

You cannot believe how excited I am about going on this vacation. We leave Sunday night for Bostons Logan Airport. Im really excited about visiting Sturbridge we will be staying at the Publick House - Home its a 230 year old inn. And Welcome to, LINK WITH US !!! is a historically accurate town. The people all dress and speak in the period they are protraying.

  Im most excited about taking a crochet lesson with CrochetWithDee ™  Im excited about meeting this very fine crocheter. She has a wonderful and very informative site. She just came back from the Knit and Crochet meet in New York. If you go to her jouranl she has wonderful information about it. I just wish they would have a knit and crochet conference here in Vegas some day!

Sunday, October 2, 2005

My long awaited bed doll

  Well here it is :) My Kaci bed doll I made for my mom for Christmas. How do you like her? I really enjoyed making her she was really simple and very easy to make. Im going to make 2 more of her for my granddaughters for Christmas as well. They have already picked out the colors. Alex wants it done in pinks and Isabella wants hers done in purples.

  I got the doll and the pattern from  they have several dolls to choose from. If you get a chance go sheck them out.

  Well Im off to church. It starts at 11 o'clock and I dont want to be late.

Friday, September 30, 2005

My Pumpkin hats

Hi there folks,

  Heres my pic of my baby doll wearing one of Bevs Pumpkin hats. You can find the pattern at her site

** PUMPKIN Hat, Bevs **   They were a blast to make. I made 12 from one skein of yarn. And it only took me 2 evenings to make them while I watched tv. The hats are going to the babies at the HooksNGrannies outreach.   Well Im getting restless I need to get back to my crocheting. Ive got to start another bed doll for my granddaughters. I finished the one for my mom. I will put a pic of that tomorrow. Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Shame on me!

You will not believe what I did tonight!

  I usually have bible study on Wednesday nights. But today on HooksnGrannies Rhonda wants everyone to make Pumpkin hats for the babies. SO I printed out the pattern from Bevs ** PUMPKIN Hat, Bevs ** and promply went to JoAnns store to buy the yarn. When I got back I started right to making the hat :) Then around 8 oclock pm Vegas time it dawned on me I was suppose to be at the study! Can you believe it? I was so wrapped up in making the hats that I totally spaced the bible study:) lol

Well so far Im just about finished when I get it done(and when I get my camera back from my daughter Abbea) I will take a pic of it so you can see them. They are so adorable.

  Well I just thought I would let you all have a good laugh at my expense:) Have a great night!

NO TV in rooms

I just wrote to you all about our trip to New England next month. I just found out that the rooms I booked have NO TVs in the rooms. Can you believe it? My hubby Terry is fit to be tied! lol Oh well now we will have to talk to each other for sure:)

  Just thought it was worthy to tell you all about:)

Going to New England


  I didnt know if I told you or not that Im going to New England for a little vacation in October:) My hubby and I are planning on seeing the changing fall leaves. Dont that sound great? We will be flying into Boston then driving to Sturbridge Mass to stay at the old its  2oo years old. The town is an historically accurate town . I think we will enjoy it emencely, We will stay there for 2 nights then we are heading up to Vermont then driving through New Hampshire on to Maine. Where we will be staying at The Pine Hill Inn | Rest, Relax and Indulge in Ogunquit, Maine we will be there the remainder of our stay:) Im so excited.

  In the middle of our stay we are going to head down  to A Stitch In Time *Home to meet CrochetWithDee ™ for a class in Overlay Crochet technique. I cant believe my hubby is letting me take time out to learn a new crochet stitch:) Isnt he sweet?  Im real excited to be meeting a fellow crocheter that I have admired her love of crochet.

Have a great day and Ill be chatting with you again!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Seafores Site

Im happy to say that Seafores site will be staying open:) Some ladies have come forword and have asked to take it over. All Brad has to do is pick whom ever will take it over:) Im so happy about this. He says on the site that alot of people came forward about the site and said how wonderful the site was and all.

  If you get a chance go by and check out her site and send Brad a message about how much the site means to you.Heres the site address just click on it and it will take you there


Friday, September 23, 2005

All my other dogs


  I put a pic of our new dog up on the journal a while ago. So I thought I should put a pic of all my dogs. These are our babies. We love all of them. Even when they accidently go potty in the house:(

They mostly get along. They fight ever so often. When they do its a riot around here.

I got Mya from my daughter (she still lives with us) when my daughter moved in. We got Fifi from my son when he divorced. We just recently aquired Chico from my son too:) Pooh I bought 8 years ago from some one who told me she was a Bullmastiff (not!) And then there is Max one of the worst destructive dogs Ive ever had. He actually ate my couch. Really! He has calmed down as the older he gets. Thank you Jesus!

Well I just thought you might like to meet some of my family.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Bi monthly crochet meet

We had a great meeting tonight. Mary and Angie showed up. I had my regular cup of chili. And I even had a grilled cheese sandwich tonight. We had a great meeting Angie is making an awesome baby blanket. I just love the colors she chose blue green and white. Mary  is making a really pretty baby blanket as well. I brought along my bed doll and some stockings to work on.

  We chatted about crocheting and knitting as well. Angie brought along her new sock pattern booklet. I cant wait to see how they come out. I might even try to crochet a pair of socks. Thats if I dont ever start knitting a pair of socks:)

  We decided to meet again in 2 weeks. We want to get together more often than just once a month. We have all decided too that we are passionate addicted crocheters. We cant seem to get enough of crocheting. Well Ill write back later and let you all see my bed doll Im about finished with:)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Save Seafore's Site

Ladies,   I was roaming around our links page and went into site and I read a letter by her husband Brad. He is looking for someone to take over her site. He is recently remarried and would like to either take the site down or have someone else take it over. If you or someone you know would like to do this go to her site and email him at . He put the letter up on the 14th of this month. I would hate for all of us to loose a great crochet site.   Her site is where I got the great pattern for the Christmas Stockings I've been making for the troops.   I pray that someone will come along and take over this great crochet site. I would do it IF I even knew the fist thing about running a site like this one.

Been a crocheting...

Ive been very busy with making a bed doll that I got from They sell really cute dolls and the patterns for making the dolls dresses. The doll I chose to make was the one called Kaci she is really easy to make. Heres a pic of her..7150 13" KACI Crochet Bed Doll PatternI really like her. Im making one for my mom for Christmas and 2 more for my granddaughters. My granddaughters were over yesterday and they were going through the little catalogue that they sent me. And they picked out several different dolls that they wanted me to make for them:)

  When I finish the doll Ill put a pic of them up so you can see the dolls Im making. Even my grandson wants a doll. Of course he wants the Hero doll for boys he has already picked out the doll. So I better get to making them:)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

My Butterfly Pillow


  Heres my Butterfly Pillow I made that a friend of mine from our local crochet group gave me the pattern. So I made the butterfly pillow. My only problem is when I went to put the embroidery on the wings I made them opposite each other they should have mirrored each other:) Silly huh? Oh well IF I make another one I'll pay more attention to the details.

  My friend created the pattern herself I think its great:) She is a budding designer. She crocheted beautifully too:)

Waffle Weave Stitch


  Ive been playing around trying to learn new stitchs. This one is called the waffle weave stitch. It is a very easy pattern to learn. I really enjoyed learning it.

  I made a wash cloth with the one in the picture. All it is a front post stitches. If you know how to do that you've made the stitch. Try it you may like it.

Busy Busy Busy


  Ive been real busy just making christmas stockings. Im just about finished making them I have only 2 more to go. That will make 40 I have made so far. Im hoping thats all I need to make.

  My next project is making bed dolls for my granddaughters for Christmas. I sent away for the dolls and the pattern, I received them in todays mail:). Now I just have to pick out the color of yarn Ill be using. Ill take pics along the way.

  Well have a great day :) And Ill see you all soon!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Martha Stewart Day


  I watched Martha Stewart on tv today. She had Lily Chin on making a poncho for her French Bulldog. It was a great show dedicated to the crocheted poncho she recieved from an inmate in the same prison she was in. I loved all the ladies wearing their ponchos. I loved even the men wearing them too. I just wished there was more on the technique of crochet being showed. But hopefully that will be another show topic. Write to Martha and let her know we want a show on Crocheting at  Im sure she would love to hear from us all:)

 You can purchase her poncho at her site and the proceeds are to be going to the Katrina Relief fund. Heres hoping they sell well:) Or you could make your own they have a free pattern on

  Well Im still working on my christmas stockings for the troops I have maybe 5 more to make. I might be able to get that done tonight. Happy hooking!

The Chronicles of Narnia

Book CoverFolks, Im in the process of reading this great book. Its called the Chronicles of Narnia. Ive gotten through alittle over half the books. They are facinating. If you want to read a classic try reading this one. Their making one of the books called The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe into a movie. Its due out in December. I read these books when I was in my 20s and I thought I would read them agian to refresh my memory. Im really happy that I did. I even went out and bought the books for my granddaughter Alex( she is 12) so far she has not finished the book. I hope she finishes it before she sees the movie. Oh well just wanted to share what Ive been reading. Have a great day!

Monday, September 12, 2005

Christmas stockings

Heres my Christmas Stockings Ive been making for the troops that we at adopted this year. I got the pattern from "O" is for Original Patterns and its a great pattern. Ive mixed the colors and and changed the pattern somewhat for a variety. Ive had a lot of fun with it. I changed it by using Red Heart WW yarn and a size H hook. Making the design measure out to 6 1/2 inches high by 3 inches wide. I hope you try them they are great to make:) Have a blessed day!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Our new Pug Chico

Heres our latest new member of our family his name is Chico and hes a Pug. He is so energetic and fiesty. He just loves our big dog Max they play all day long. He is a year old and our Bull Mastiff is about a year in a half so they are both very energetic. They play all the time.Just thought you would like to see a pic of our new dog:) Have a great day!

Friday, September 9, 2005

Baby doll hats

  I just thought you might like to see my hats on my reborn doll.. I got the doll from Rhonda the list mom over at HooksnGrannies. She did a wonderful job dont you think?

  I hope this will inspire you all to pick up your hooks and get to making caps for the babies of Katrina.

Baby hats for Lackland AFB

Ive been real busy making caps for the babies at Lackland AFB. These are just a few that Ive been making for the babies. They were quite easy to make if you want a pattern I could write one up. But all I did was a basic round pattern then addes a decorative bady and then a edging. They work up really quick.

  Ive been busy with and having a very great time. We have been collecting and making items for the Katrina victims. If any of you are interested in joining us just go over to the site and ask for an invitation. We love new members.

Saturday, September 3, 2005

Katrina Mess

These are just some of the items bought by HooksNGrannies


  I know you are just as I am very sadden about the events in the south this past week, Ive been so upset I just had no idea what or how to help the folks there. I did send as much money as I could afford to send and we are making baby items for Lackland Army Hospital through go check out the site if you want to see what all we are doing,

  Im asking God to direct me in any way I can help from were I live. I know you are all in the same place that I am in. I pray for relief for those in need as soon as possible,

  I think our goverment was taken aback just as the people in New Orleans and other places that were hit hard was. I dont think anyone thought this could have happened but alass it did. Now we have to stop attacking each other and start helping each other through all of this. Lets pray for God to bless us and those that need Him now.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina Relief Aid


Go to your local Red Cross and volunteer or donate to this very needed cause. Here is the national site they are taking donations 24 hours a day every day.

  They are saying on the news that they need money more than they need clothing or other items. So please every dollar is needed.

  Im praying that God is there for them and all the families stranded now due to Katrina.

Please pray for our goverment to be there and that they will be organized in their efforts to help all the people that need help.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Happy 3rd Birthday HooksnGrannies


  We just celebrated our 3rd year of being together at HooksnGrannies. We had a great time chatting away about old members and new members what great time we will have in the new year. We even had an old member come back tonight :) How wonderful for us and for her:)

  If you want to join a great crochet group Please feel free to ask Rhonda the list mom for an invite at the HooksnGrannies site. I know they would love to hear from you :)

  Have a blessed night!!


New site I found!


  I found the cutest site I wanted to share with you all:) It has some really cute crochet daffynitions she calls them. Heres the site to go check out

Ill be back real soon with some more pics. Ive been down with a nasty cough and just plain sick:( I go to the doctor today. Have a very blessed day!

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Power outage:(


  Im not on the computer this weekend brecause we had an electrian come over to fix a problem we were having and he really screwed up and now we have NO power in the house. So Im staying over at my moms house. She is away on a trip so Im staying here till Monday when we had another electrian said that he could fix it on Monday!

  Im working on my knitted hat now that I have time to do it. I really wanted to have it completed by now but I ve been slurking off. I have found that I really enjoy crocheting more than knitting. But maybe I have not given it a fair shake. Ill keep on trying .....pray for me because I need it!

  Casara sara. till we meet again....

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Knit out 2005

I was reading this morning and she mentioned the 2005 Knit Out on her site. And she mentioened other sites to add the logo. I really dont know how to add logos on to my site other than add them in a picture way. But here is the sites address so you can go and check it out yourselves:)


Please go check it out and have fun!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Missing days


  Im sorry Ive missed a few days now. Ive been sick with a very nasty cough. It started out with a a very sore throat I went to my doc and he prescribed antibiotics and now I have no more sore throat:) But I have maintained a very nasty cough! Ive been on a very strong cough syrup and it helps me sleep but the cough lingers:( Oh well Ill be better some day!

  Ive finished my first 20 stockings and mailed them off to Rhonda in todays mail. I was so happy to get them mailed off. Now Im going to make another 20 or so. I really enjoy making them. As you can tell!

  I also was able to send off 24 Red, White and Blue squares for the Hero ghans we are making. Im really excited about sending them off I feel like at last I have accomplished something worth while:) Yipee!

  Well I made a very cute butterfly pillow the other day that was given to me by Sandra of the LVCrochet yahoo group. Ill take a pic of it tomorrow and you can all check it out:)

  Im thinking of taking the masters course from the Crochet Guild what do you all think? DO you think it would be worth my while? I  was thinking it may be exciting to do something that would better my crocheting:) Oh well I think Ill do it! Ill keep you up to date as I do it.

 Have a great day!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Helmet liners for the troops and more stockings



  I was reading my copy of Cast On for this month and they had a great story in there about supplying our troops with helmet liners. Here is a link to the site they mentioned Http:// Please feel free and go check this site out. It is for a very worthy cause. They give you a free pattern of a knitted liner as well as a crochet liner. I know that they would love any help we could give them. Heres to the soldiers! hip, hip, hooray!

  Well folks I went to my therapist yesterday, her name is Susan B. She is quite nice. And she enjoyed hearing of my having a journal. She said she may drop in and check it out. Heres hoping she likes it!

  Ive been making more christmas stockings. I got a great pattern off of a site that I enjoy very much. Ive added a pic of some of my stockings. They were great fun to make. Here is a site where I got the pattern for the second pic

.  Heres the site of the first pic of stockings . Ive tried these patterns and they were easy and great fun to make. I loved changing all the different colors and different trims. Please have fun making them.

I hope you enjoy these cute little stockings they were great fun to make. Ill take a pic in a while and post it so you can see them.

Well have a great day and Ill be back later! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Just musing along

Hi all:)

  I was just sitting here at 6:30 in the morning ( because hubby woke me up, and now he's a sleep!) And I was wondering what you all where doing? I was playing with my pics and thought I would show you my pics of my Valentine afghan I made. One of the pics is of my dear hubby Terry covered with it and another is me holding it up. I just thought you might like to take a look at my afghan. I want to make an afghan for every season. I need one for the fall. Ill have to get to looking for a pattern. If you have a suggestion plesae speak right on up!

  I dont have a clue on what to do but crochet this early in the morning. But Im still in the process of making stockings for the troops at Please take your time and go check out their site. Its a wonderful crochet for charity group of ladies. And a really cool site!

  Well folks, I better get to going and start crocheting. The hooks wont do it alone:) Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Adding a pic to my profile


  I have spent most of the day today trying to figure out how to add a pic to my Profile box:( I cannot figure it out. My pics as you can see (up above here)is on AOL Albums but when I go to put them on I have no idea what the address to them is! Why cant they make it as easy as it is to add pics to my journal pages....why I ask you why? LOL Oh well I really need to get back to crocheting  instead of playing with this journal page.

  Ive been continuing my quest of christmas stockings. I am on a roll now. Now Im coming up with patterns of my own. I really should write it down and put it here if anyone is interested. Let me know and Ill do it!

  Have a very blessed day and Ill chat with you again later:)

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Finally my knitting project

Well I promised you a look at my attempt at knitting. Well here it is. As you can see I have not gotten very far with it. Ive had to frog stitch it out several times. And it was not easy using the mohair type yarn I choose to use. But I have learned nothing else but how to do the frog stitch:) I plan on finishing this in the next 2 weeks if I can. My teacher says if I finish this then I can attempt to make a pair of socks. Yipee! I cant wait.

  Well hubby is calling so Ive got to run now. Have a great day!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Pics of Christmas stocking I made today

Well today Im going to attempt to add a pic to the page heres hoping it works! These are some Christmas stockings I made in the past few days. My group I belong to are making our troop in Iraq christmas stockings this year. We are going to add goodies to them so they will have a good treat!

  I also added my pic of a coaster I made yesterday. I just thought it was cute and that you might like to see it too.

Enjoy your day!

Friday, August 12, 2005

We started making christmas stockings for the troops today. Ive already made 3 booties. They are so somple Ill try and take a pic and put it up on the site. Ill be back later to show you my handi work.

Monday, August 8, 2005

Well here I am tonight wondering what you all have been working on. Ive finished with my Hero ghans squares. I needto mail them off to Fergie in a few days. I also have finished my secret sisters gift and I need to mail it off as well.
Ive started the knitted cap and I finally restarted knitting it since I had to frog stitch most of it. It is looking better:) I cant wiat to finish it and then start on my socks:) Pray for me I will need it!
Well I better get off of here. Ill be back with pics.

Monday, August 1, 2005

Knitting a cap

Well, Im learning to knit a cap using circular needles. This is what my teacher wants me to do before I learn to knit socks. So Im struggling to do this cap,

  Im using pink somewhat mohair yarn. So far I have done the ribbing. I have done 2 rows of the pattern and just learned I have done the wrap stitch all wrong... now Im learning the frog stitch:) Im learning very well that this mohair kinda yarn is hard to frog.

  Ill take a pic the next time on here so you can see my progress. Have a blessed day!


Saturday, July 9, 2005

Im testing today:) Ive been knitting trying to do a sample scarf:) Ive been knitting, purling and doing some seed stitch. So far Ive done everything ok but I get messed up when I go to add a different color yarn. Oh well practice makes perfect they tell me. Have a great day and Ill chat with you later.

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Hi all, Ive just taken up knitting. I thought I could never knit but I was persistent and now I just finished making my very first sock:) Now I need to make the second one to it:) lol Ill try and take pics when I get done to show you all.
I did just complete my American Flag Afghan. I went by the pattern and the pattern was all wrong with how the stripes went. I should have started with red but instead I started with white. But I like it anywasy

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Every day things

Ive been away for sometimes with being busy, Ive been crocheting up a storm for HookNGrannies. We are making baby afghans for Ft. Bragg NC and we are having a blast.

  I took my first knitting class this past Saturday. I knit as tight as I crochet. I hope I can do this it looks like fun. Im going back next month for another class.

  Well Ill be back sooner or later have a blessed day!