Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Modern Chevron

My son and his wife 
just bought their first home
and I have been working on
a housewarming gift

A modern version of the 60's chevron
I love the way it turned out

I used this pattern
from All Things Bright and Beautiful

I used I Love This Yarn
from Hobby Lobby

And I do LOVE this yarn
Its so soft and cuddly
I got the pattern here

I even had enough yarn left over
to make a matching pillow

I used this chevron stitch
for the pillow and
added vintage buttons

After making so many other blankets
with lots of ends to weave in
this one was a breeze!!

Im having a hard time 
waiting until they move in
to give it to them
...less than a week…
I can do it!!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Stripey Blanket for Ollie

Wow it's been a while
since my last post
There has been a lot of
crocheting going on

Some finished projects
and some in progress

Heres a sneak peek of a project 
that I cant wait to share

A new baby grand daughter
(picture taken by her mom
on an afghan I made a couple years back)

A visit from 
my oldest grand daughter
who lives in Oregon

Im excited to share another
Stampington publication this month
Somerset Studio Gallery
with my dolls in it
(as seen in Michaels!!)

And my poor fur baby 
is now on medication for seizures
That was really scary

I finally finished
my third stripey blanket
and it was given to its new owner
My only grandson Ollie

I have a love hate relationship
with stripey blankets

I love the variety of stitches
and colors as I am making it
but I hate
having to keep the stitch count
weaving in the ends
and putting on the border

But they are BEAUTIFUL when your done!!!

Right now on my hook - 
baby dresses
So much fun to make and quick too!

I have some great news to share
StitchinStacy has made a YouTube
video tutorial for the flower
in my Flower Power Valance
I have had a lot of requests
for this so if your interested
pop on over here where I have
posted the link

Ok back to crocheting….


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Czech Beads and a Bird Nest

A few weeks ago a friend and I 
went to the bead show in San Diego

I was on a mission to 
come home with some Czech beads

The kind with a dragonfly on them

They are my current obsession
…like I need more beads

Anyway I found only one booth
with the beads I wanted
Guess one is better than none!!

So I used some of them on an necklace
for my swap partner Terri Gordon

The swap was a necklace with
a birds nest flower as the 
focal piece

Do you see the dragonfly bead?
It makes me smile

This was a really fun necklace to make

I hope it tickles her fancy
as much as it does mine

I can wait to make more jewelry 
from my coveted Czech beads


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


I am over the moon
this arrived today

This is the first time 
I have had something published

Its so exciting!!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bright Crochet Waves

I can't believe that its
been almost two months
since my last post

Where has the time gone??

I have been busily working on this
wavy blanket

With bright pink pom-poms
(tutorial here)

And lots of color

A fun birthday gift for my
oldest grand daughter
who's turning 8

Now back to weaving in the ends of this

So many ends
So little time

I love making these 
mixed stitch striped blankets
This is the third
But I hate weaving in the ends!