Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pictures of Shawl and Poncho

I finally got around to taking some pictures of the shawl I made for Mother's Day for a dear friend and my daughter modeling her poncho.

Friday, September 5, 2008

County Fair Entries

I did rather well at our County Fair this year! I just started loom knitting a few months ago and my hard work has paid off.

I made this afghan for my middle daughter. I'm a slow crocheter so it took me a little over a year. It received 4th place because the judge didn't like how the pattern works up on the back. She said it looked unfinished on the backside. Oh well to each her own.

This was my 2nd baby blanket to loom knit. I did a garter stitch border (at least I think it was garter stitch, knit one row and purl the other). It received 1st place!

The hat and booties I made to match the baby blanket. Another 1st place loom knit!

Here is a cradle purse I crocheted for my 2yr old daughter. My first attempt at something this complicated and it got 1st place!

A poncho I loomed for my 2yr old daughter, which she refused to wear until recently. I made up the pattern myself, using 4 panels instead of the usual 2 panels. I wanted points in the front and back. It's a little long in the back, but not bad for my first attempt and another 1st place ribbon!

A potholder I crocheted for a friend. She's a big OSU fan, so only Orange & Black would work for her!

My first magic scarf! It was up against a pair of hand knitted socks that were gorgeous, so I'm happy with my 2nd place.

In the antiques section I entered my grandmothers and mothers bronzed baby shoes. My mother wasn't too happy that her baby shoes were considered old enough to be entered as an antique, but now she's a blue ribbon winning antique! LOL

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Finishing A's blanket is high up on my bucket list.
2. My favorite quote is "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." ; it's from Miss Piggy.
3. Kasi inspired me to start blogging.
4. Strawberries are best covered in chocolate.
5. I was remarrying my husband in the last dream I remember having.
6. The most enjoyable time to go for a walk is when it's cool and breezy.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to playing my game, tomorrow my plans include cleaning and reading and Sunday, I want to go see my inlaws!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Idle hands are just looking for trouble.
2. I love standing in the shower.
3. My favorite time of the day is when I get home and my baby greetings me with a big hug.
4. The last tea I drank was unsweetened iced tea.
5. I like to read in the Summer.
6. My mother always said to never pass up a good shoe sale.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to reading, tomorrow my plans include cleaning my closet and Sunday, I want to read and loom knit.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What's My Personality Type?

You Are An ISFJ

The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

In love, you express your emotions through actions.
Taking care of someone is how you love them. And you do it well!

At work, you do well in a structured environment. You complete tasks well and on time.
You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

How you see yourself: Competent, dependable, and detail oriented.
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, dominant, and stuck in a rut.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Daisy Charity Blocks Done

These didn't take very long to finish at all. I was just lazy on weaving in the loose ends before taking a picture. I don't like weaving ends in at all! Now I just need to wash them and mail them to Krystal.

For those of you that would like more information about these blocks or would like the pattern go to Krystal's Blog to see what she does with them!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Fill In's

1. There is absolutely NO way you can get me to eat cooked spinach or carrots!
2. Graduation reminds me that summer is almost here!
3. I cannot live without my girls.
4. Quilting and geocaching are two things I'd like to try.
5. When life hands you lemons make lemonade.
6. Going to Falls Creek for church camp is my favorite childhood memory.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include loom knitting like crazy and Sunday, I want to go to church!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Here

Well I guess it's time I get one of these blog thingies. I've been doing a lot of searching online for instructions and patterns on loom knitting and crocheting and everybody in the craft world seems to have a blog to post their stuff. So here is my blog on crafting, kids, and whatever else I feel like talking about. Now I gotta find my camera charger so I can post some pictures of my projects. :)