Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Projects & Swaps

Here's a pic of the cute Snowlady I received in the Snowman Swap at Amigurumi Swaps and More. My partner Christine made and sent this to me. Thanks Christine!

I also finally finished this shawl for my friend that I had to rip out countless times. I am still not 100% satisfied with the way it turned out. I had to make some size adjustments to the pattern and should have made a size adjustment to the overall size of the Goddess design in the middle. I will have to figure that out before I make another one of these. Anyway, here's the pic.

And there is also this Round Ripple Christmas Tree Skirt that I made. I am pleased with the way that it turned out.

There are a couple of small things that I have made for some Secret Santa Swaps that I am participating in. I haven't taken pics of those things yet and I still have some more things to make for those swaps as well.
After that I need to get started on some Holiday projects. It will be here before ya know it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Ami Swap

Today I received a darling turkey wearing pilgrim hat from Debbie for the Thanskgiving Ami swap at Amigurumiswapsandmore.

Thanks, Debbie!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Towel Topper, Halloween Mini Cloth, & Dishcloth

A towel topper that I made as a swap item.

I have pics of more items that I made but they haven't reached the person they are going to yet, so I am holding off on posting the pics until they arrive at their destination.

I received another mini cloth and Dish towel from my C'ville Secret Pal. Thanks, SP!

It's difficult to tell in the pic, but the mini cloth has a pumpkin on it.

She also bought me the pattern for the mini cloths. The pattern contains designs for the witch, the pumpkin, Frankenstein, a bat, a tombstone and a ghost. Too Cool!She also bought me the pattern for the mini cloths. The pattern contains designs for the witch, the pumpkin, Frankenstein, a bat, a tombstone and a ghost. Too Cool! thanks, SP!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More Swap Items

Yesterday I received more swaps items in the mail. The first one is from myautumnSecret Pal at Crochetville.

Here is a pic of what my pal sent:

The mini dishcloth has witch flying on her broom on it. Too cute and right up my alley!

I tried to enlarge the picture so the witch would show up better, it's a little better.

Then I also received this little guy for another swap. Isn't he cute?

Thanks Ladies!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Witchy Doll and more

Today I received my Halloween Swap today from Sue for the swap at Denises Crochet Group.
Sue sent me a lovely Barbie Witch doll with a beautiful black witchy dress that she crocheted with thread and the cutest witch hat with spiders on it. Too cute!

She also send a skein of orange yarn, (perfect for this time of year) and a cute Jack o Lantern candle holder with candles.

Thanks Sue!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Halloween Goodie Bag Swap

I just received my swap items from the Halloween Goodie Bag Swap at Crochet Cafe

Everything is just too cute. Thanks, April!

Here is a close-up pic of the bag so the jack o lantern beads will show up better(hopefully).

Happy Crocheting!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Halloween & Christmas Crochet

I've been busy on Halloween items and Christmas Squares.
Here is a pumpkin patch pillow that I made for an Autumn Swap at Crochet Swap Buddies.

Another swap project was this Halloween Bag and little Boo Ghost that I made for the Halloween Goodie Bag Swap at Crochet Cafe.

Run for your lives! The Mummy walks the earth once more! Tee hee hee.

Somehow he really doesn't look all that fierce, does he?

The Mummy was for another Halloween swap.
See below what I received from my swap partner in this swap.

A kewpie doll in a cute cat costume. Isn't it just adorable? My wonderful Swap Partner Debbie sent this to me.

And here is the lovely corpse bride and her beloved ready to tie the eternal love knot.

I really had fun making all the Halloween items.

And here is another Christmas Square that I made for a swap (don't remember which swap.)

I'm off now to work on more projects.
Happy Crocheting!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Christmas Squares

I've been working on Christmas Squares. Some I didn't take pictures of before I sent them off, but this last batch I decided to take pics of.

So here's my parade of squares. all of them are in Victorian Colors, except for the last square pictured that one is in Traditional colors.

I also made a dishcloth last weekend. In the picture it looks blue, but in reality it is purple!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cheyenne's Poncho

I finally finished the poncho for my granddaughter, Cheyenne. I think she will like it.

It would look better on on a person so it would fall correctly. But I don't have a live model available. LOL!
I have been working on swap items, some Halloween things, Christmas Squares, etc. . .
I am terrible about remembering to take pictures and I am working to do better with that. I relaly like being able to see what I made, what yarn I used, who it went to, etc. . . This is the perfect place to log all that info along with a pic.
Well, I'm off to take the dogs out, water my plants, and then do some crochet today.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Halloween Crochet

I have been working on items for Halloween Swaps on various groups.

Here is a pic of a ghost, Pumpkin and a pumpkin fridgie. I sent the ghost and the big pumpkin to Sue at Denise's Crochet Group.
I am still working on more Halloween items and will post a pic when they are finished.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's in the bag - Purse/Tote Swap at C'ville

I received my tote bag from my partner Stephanie at the "Ville.

I just love this bag, so pretty.

She also included some extras goodies.

Here is a pic of the bag I made for her. Unfortunately, the color looks all washed out in this picture. It is reallya nice Midnight Blue.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Dragon King Daylilies Blooming

My Dragon King daylilies are blooming. I saw the first open bloom this morning when I took the dog out. It wasn't long before I was outside with my camera taking a pic of that gorgeous flower.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bela Lugosi Daylily

My "Bela Lugosi" daylilies are starting to bloom. My camera batteries are dead, so I took a pic with my cell phone. I am impressed, the pic turned out really well.

The blooms on this plant are just so lovely. Too bad the blooms don't last long.

I have another named Daylily, "Dragon King" but it hasn't bloomed yet this year. I want to get a pic of it, too. I will post the pic when I get one.

I planted some Amaryllis bulbs, but most likely won't see any blooms this year.

I got some herbs a 2 or 3 weeks ago. I planted these in containers and I have them sitting on my porch. I have sage, sweet basil, catnip, spearmint, hyssop, lavender and echinecea (Cone Flower).

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My First African Violet Wasp Bloom!!

I am so excited Blue Tail Fly has a bloom!! This is my first wasp to bloom. I couldn't resisit taking a pic of the bloom.

As the picture shows, the plant has other buds, but they are taking their own sweet time about opening. I hope to get another pic with several buds open at once.

At our last AfricanViolet club meeting I aquired Optimara Little Moonstone - full of blooms!

and Episcia Checkboard - in bloom as well.

and Orchard's Bumble Magnet not in bloom. So I won't bother with a picture.
Happy AVing!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Baby Blanket

I got so far behind in posting pics of my finished items.
Here is a baby blanket that I completed back in January. I just realized that I never posted a pic of it on here.

I used Joann's Sensations yarn for this project.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Lapghan Finished!

I am really late in posting this one. I finished and shipped the lapghan I made for my Secret Sister, Elizabeth. And of course in all the excitement I forgot to take a picture of it! LOL! Go figure!

But Elizabeth came to my rescue and sent me the pictures she took of it.

So here is the lapghan I made for my SS.

Below is the laghan that Elizabeth made for me.

Below is a closer shot of the stitches in this lapghan.

Thank you, Elizabeth, you really do lovely work.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Progress on my Log Cabin Afghan

The second picture showing my progress on my Log Cabin Afghan.

I wanted a colorful afghan, now I am not so sure about all the different colors, but perhaps it is too soon to tell yet. I will do a few moe logs and if I decide I am not liking the color scheme I will finish it off as a blanket for the dog and start another one with a more structured color scheme.
I would like to have a purple one, all shades of purple or maybe purples and pinks.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Newest Projects

Here are some of the items I've been working on lately.

A soap or sachet bag done in Sugar N' Cream for a Swap.

A plastic bag keeper in Bernat Twists for a Kitchen Swap.

Two pink and black 12" squares for a square swap.

Angel dishcloth for a Kitchen Swap

I'm also still working on my Log Cabin Afghan and I making a lapghan for my Secret Sister on the
Secret Sister Forum

I will have to post a new pic of my Log Cabin soon. I haven't had as much time to work on it as I would like, but it is a year long project.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Swap Goodies from Swap Swap Gals

I received my swap goodies from Christina at Swap Swap Gals. She sent a load of really nice items. Thank you, Christina.

Let's see we have two dishcloths, a scrubber pad, cooking untensils, 2 towele, 2 dress decorations, a package of cookie mix andsome crocheted strawberries. (the strawberries are too cute!)
Thanks again, Christina. I love it all.
Happy Crocheting,

Friday, January 11, 2008

My Log Cabin post #1

I have started my Log cabin Afghan and have decided to chart my progress here.

So here is the first 3 logs.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Log Cabin Afghan

Over at My Knitting Circle we are having a year long Kal for a Log Cabin Afghan. I started mine on Saturday night and got the center block finished up last night. I am now ready to add the next color.
I haven't taken any pictures yet, but will soon as I want to chart the progress of this project.

On the Crochet front I am still working on a baby blanket for charity and 12" squares fro a exchange.

My plan is to settle down to crochet and finish the last square tonight while watching Medium. However I have my two grandsons tonight so my plans may be somewhat altered.

I hope to remember to take pics of the squares before I sent them out. I almost always forget. LOL!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Wish List: Swap Swap Gals

I am trying to join Swap Swap Gals and I am supposed to post these questions to my blog so here goes.

Wish List: Swap Swap Gals

Hobbies? crochet, knitting, reading,
Crafts? crochet, knitting, candle and soap making
Favorite Colors? purple, burgundy, blue, green, yellow
Favorite Animal? dogs and cats
All Dislikes? traffic jams, nuts, hard to understand patterns
Favorite Candies? M & M's Plain
Favorite Smell Goods? lavender, rosemary, cinnamon
Other things you may like or may not like? Like candles, tex-mex food, love the old Dark Shadows gothic soap opera, love to read mysteries and suspense thrillers.

2008! What to crochet? What to knit?

Well, we finally made it to 2008! Yipee! Good riddance to 2007!

So now what I am going to crochet in 2008? Well, I am already working on a baby blanket that will go to charity, a shawl and a round ripple afghan that I seem to have hidden from myself. LOL! oh well, it will turn up eventually. Aside from that I really want to make some of those plastic bag keepers, an afghan for myself and a shawl for myself. Somehow I never seem to end up making anything for myself. Hmmmm. what's wrong with this picture?

On the knitting side of life I really want to work on my knitting skills this year and finally get that Reader's Wrap done. I had to frog it again all the way. So that means starting over AGAIN! BUt now the pressure is off since I am not in a hurry trying to make it as a holiday gift so perhaps I can work on it bit by bit over the year.
I also really want to do a Log Cabin Afghan.
Other than that whatever else that comes along that strikes my fancy, I suppose.