Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Catfish Buffet

I went out on a date with the hubby tonight:) We went to Hushpuppies for all you can eat catfish. They even had all you can eat crab legs but hubby wanted catfish! I cannot eat like I used to be able to eat because I only ask for seconds once ( really I didnt even have to ask she brought the basket with out us having  to ask!)

  They even served us all you can eat shrimp right along with the catfish! Man was it good. But now you know I must get back to Curves tomorrow to work off all that fish:) lol

  Well I just thought you might like to know what I was upto tonight. I did get in a little crochet. I made a big gingerbread man. You remember my gingerbread men I made for the holidays I wanted to make one that was bigger to see how they would look. But I really want to make them soft and adorable I just need to get the right yarn. So that means a trip to the yarn store. Yipee

UPDATE: I found the pattern for the gingerbread man here gingerbread man. Dee I hope you like this pattern he was so fun to make:)

Monday, January 30, 2006

Miners Squares

Heres a little pic of my work. These are squares for the miners afghans we at www.hooksngrannies.com are doing for the families that had a loved one pass in the mining camps. I loved making this square it was really pretty completed. I made 12 of them and Im mailing them out tomorrow.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Well heres little Ziaher wearing the sweater I made a while back if you remember. I was so pleased that if fit her so well. And it was her birthday. She just turned 1 years old:) Yipee!

  The dog that is playing with her is my little pug Chico. He could not get enough of her. They played great together.

  Well I sent off that book marker a few weeks ago remember? Well if got lost in the mail so I had to make more. I have had a blast making book markers now Im inspired into making some doilies:) We will see if I get them done or not, Stay tuned!

Friday, January 27, 2006

squares athon

Come one come all to Micheals. They will supply the yarn and we make the squares for charity:) What fun!

They will even give participants a 25% discount on your order of yarn:) I hope to see you all there!

Monday, January 23, 2006

My craft room

Well I did mention a few months ago that I would take some pics of my craft room for you all. This is the un messed up room:) Can you tell I tried to tidy up for you all? In the middle of my room I have a big cross (as you can see) I got it from TJ a few years back when I lived somewhere else than this house, I didnt have anywhere to hang it so I put it to be over my yarn!

  I cant wait to add more buckets of yarn to my stash. I have about 8 more buckets to use up.

  Im working on making 7 inch squares for the miners who lost their lives a few weeks ago. We at www.HooksnGrannies.com  decided to make the families an afghan each. Im so proud of being able to participate with this group of ladies. We truly desire to do what the Lord would like us to do. If anyone wants to join in with us just visit their site and join in!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Just checking in with you all

Well folks, Ive been couped up making baby booties for my niece who is about to pop with a baby girl:) Ive been making her items all along. I just found the cutest patterns for baby cloths over at www.AnniesAttic.com . Im thinking about making a few of those for her too. Ill be back with some pics as soon as I get them all finished.

  Have a great night and Ill be back later.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A day in my life

Ladies, Ive been busy today. As you know Im quite a big girl and my doc suggests that I get off my tush and excersize. So my friend Karen and I went over to Curves to check out their routine. It looks simple to understand and I think I can do it. So I ask you to please keep me in your prayers. We are going to go next Wednesday for a free week of work outs. Ill keep you updated!

  I have a Crochet Group meeting tonight. Im going to take my Gothic aghan along to show the girls and see what they think of it. Have a great night !

Saturday, January 14, 2006

A vote for Dee, is a vote for Crochet


  My good friend Dee over at www.CrochetwithDee.com is in the running to be the best crochet blog around. Take a minute and go vote for her or if there is someone else you would like to nominate go do it! You can go vote at http://www.thebestofblogs.com/vote-here/ . I think you need to scroll down to the middle of the page and look for Crochet with Dee in the best craft catagorie. Like I said a vote for dee is a vote for crochet!!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Gothic afghan

well Folks,

  Here it is! The long awaited purple afghan Ive been telling you about. I finished it off with a reversed single crochet stitch around the whole round ripple afghan. Its like working with black you get bored real quick:) lol

  I put a pic of my new Q crochet hook. Aint it real pretty? I like it. I got a pattern book from ebay with all afghans made with a Q hook. Im going to make a real pretty afghan called January. Its in mostly white with a little ombre of blues in there. When I get a square finished for you Ill get a pic done up. Its a surprise for my daughter Abbea. She has been on me that I never make her anything. soooooo here it is!

  Well Ill chat with you all again real soon have a blessed day!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Hello folks, Ive been busy making  my friend a afghan and Ive not takin a pic as of yet. When I get it done I will and let you see it:) . HooksnGrannies have decided to make afghans for the families of the miners that passed away. We thought we would show them some love from us. We are making 7 inch squares so if anyone out there wants to make sqaures you are always welcome to join in:) You can check out Hooks n Grannies at their web site www.HooksnGrannies.com. Come one come all!

Monday, January 9, 2006

New baby caplet

 Well I got bored the other morning while I was crocheting a very purple afghan for a friend of mine. Im using the Homspun yarn called Gothic. Its almost black so know you know why I got tired of crocheting it! Im using the Round Ripple Afghan pattern using two strands held together through out. But as I was saying... I started another little cap project and here is the pic. It turned out really cute if I say so myself:) Heres the site where you can find the pattern WWW.Headhuggers.org . The site has several patterns to chose from. I loved making this hat Im thinking of making more for charity. What do you think?

  Well I got a great gift for my birthday from my son. He gave  me a 75.00 gift card for Joanns. I went today and bought a Ott light bulb for my lamp and I did buy 2 skeins of baby yarn:) Im waiting for a big sale on yarn and I want to make something awesome with the yarn:) Im thinking of making an afghan for my daughter. We will see...Well have a great night and Ill be back in a few days.

Saturday, January 7, 2006

Blue Bookmarkers

Well here they are:) I made another YoYo bookmarker for my exchange. Because she wanted blues:) It was so fun to do thread crocheted that I played around and created my first ever book marker:) I suppose I could try and write out the pattern. But it did turn out nice If I must say so myself! lol

Friday, January 6, 2006

YoYo bookmarker

Ladies and Gents,

  Heres my new thread bookmarker. You can find the pattern at http://members.aol.com/cillcrochets/yoyobm.html . Its very easy to make and I was making it for a Bookmark exchange I joined at www.HooksNGrannies.com. I was so into it and then when I had it finished I thought I should get it into the mail. I do have till the 31st. I went into the where the bookmark exchange had all the address's listed. And to my surprise they even had color choices there!!! Can you believe it? I made mine in pink. Now I need to go get blue thread because I  dont have any blue thread in stock! lol

  Well as soon as I get the blue one made Ill take a pic and let you see that one too!I havent crocheted in thread in quite awhile and it was very satisfying. You should try it if you havent tried it as of yet. Well have a great night and Ill chat with you again.

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

busy sick days


  I was just watching TV and they showed a commercial about Queen Latifahs new movie "Last Holiday" http://www.lastholidaymovie.com/main.html and in it she mentions crochet:) I just thought you might like to know this tidbit. I love her talent. She is very funny and she sings awesomely! (is that a word?) Ill have to go see this movie when it comes out on the 13th of this month. When she mentions crochet she is rolling dice at a crap table. Its very funny!

  Well Ive been very sick with a nasty cold. But I have had time to crochet. Im working on my friends afghan that she asked for. I picked out Homespun yarn called Gothic. Its two tones of purple one dark and another a little lighter. I used my new Q hook from Sharkeys off of Ebay. It is so pretty! (the hook that is!) Im just doing a large granny square Im thinking of doing a Round Ripple afghan instead. Ill let you know if I change my mind:)

  Well have a great day and Ill be back a little later:)

Monday, January 2, 2006

Folks :)


Forgive me please:) My daughter has been helping me find graphics for my site that I can use. And she was showing me how to add a graphic image:) I know nothing about html. I suppose I should take a class and learn something about it. All I know how to do is to right click and copy:) lol Then right click and paste! Funny huh? Well Im trying thats all I can say. I just thought my page could use a little lift with some graphic images. What do you think?

  Heres a image I thought was cute..what do you think?

Sunday, January 1, 2006


Help me Im burning!

New Years Resolutions

Well I dont know if I will even keep one resolution. Im like that but I do better at trying . Heres my first of 5:

1) I want to do better with keeping my house. To get more organized and maybe just maybe get things thrown out instead of keeping every thing:) Now you know Im a pack rat!

2) To crochet more for charity and also for myself. I tend to crochet for everyone else and I never keep anything I crochet. It would be nice to look back on something I crocheted. Also Hooks n Grannies is having an awesome drive for charity crocheting and Im real scyked up for that!

3) To see more of my friends and to keep up with their lives in any way I can help them.

4) To get healthy especially excercising more! I eat ok I dont over endulge and but I dont excercise at all!

5) The last thing I want to do is to log more information for crochet here on my journal. I would like it to be more informative and helpful. So if any of you have any suggestions please let me know:)

Now have a very merry New Year!