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.