Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sorry Folks

I'm having trouble with my Internet Explorer, it won't let me show my Followers.  So I'm going to work on it for a little while and hopefully I can fix it, so hang in there with me    :)

If anybody has any ideas I'm all ears.


Monday, June 6, 2011

A Sad Note

I am so sorry to have been away from here for so long but my Mother passed away, she was 95 years young.  So I have been just out of things but I am tip-toeing back in a little bit, so be prepared for my usual "Craziness to appear".  Good Luck to all of you and take care.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

I Actually Got Something Done!

I got the small cap with the tassels finally finished last night.  Of course I don't have anybody to send it to but I'll just wait and there will be one pretty soon that needs a little something to keep warm.  We still have tons of snow on the ground and a big possibility of snow for the next 4 or 5 days.  So it looks like I'll be making some more caps pretty soon. The yarn is from Heather on Ravelry and it is just the best softest and squishy kind you have ever felt.

Now onto the cap on the pretty lady,  I won a crochet book and this cap came along with it as the woman designed it herself and it was posted in the book.  She said she felt like I deserved to win the cap also.  Wasn't that nice of her?  So I must make a cap from her book and post it on here for y'all to see.  So I think I will say Good-Bye for now and maybe if I get through with something else I'll show y'all tomorrow...................but don't hold your breath!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oh My Gosh!

Well, Ms Tamara you have surely surprised me with this award.  But I'm in the same spot you are, I think I have told everybody everything about me, but I'll give it a try anyway.

1.  I am in my second marriage and we've been married for 37 years and he is just the best.
2.  I have 8 grandchildren--but only 2 of them are girls!!
3.  I have been crocheting since I was 8 years old, my Aunt taught me.  I have also been sewing since I was 6 years old, my Mother taught me on an old treadle sewing machine.
4.  For Valentine's Day my husband spoiled me and got me a Designer Dog,  1/2 Shih Tzu and 1/2 Pekingese (?).  She is so spoiled but I do love her.
5.  I do so love the snow but Jay doesn't let me out in it very often, so I guess I will just have to wait until spring.
6.  Before I came down with MS I was a school teacher, after I became paralyzed I didn't think I could handle the kids correctly so I retired.  I do love retirement!!
7.  My first craft love is sewing then crocheting.  I can't hand quilt anymore but I am trying to learn how to machine quilt........and I'm making a terrible mess!

I hope I told you some things that you didn't know about me,  but I hope I didn't scare anybody off.  Now for my list of people:
Crochet Galore
Alma's Blog
Chicken Stitch
Creative Bliss
 Nancy's Crochet
Everyday Crochet
Free Amigurumi Patterns
 Indigo Blue
 Quality Crochet
 Marine Corps Kids

Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm Fine

Thank you to everybody that wrote saying they hope I felt better.  It is so nice to get so many thoughtful comments from y'all.  I really am okay I just needed a little more rest.  So I think I will hit my bed early tonight so I can get on with my crocheting tomorrow.

But "Thanks" for all the well-wishes, I really appreciated them.

Stay inside and stay warm.

We Have A Winner !!!

Well, people we do have a winner.  I drew the name late last night then wound up in ER for awhile so that's why I am so slow today.  I hope everyone continues to stop by and see what is going on here, this has really been fun for me, I hope all of you that didn't win still come by and hope you had fun here also.  Okay, the name I drew has 48 hours to contact me with her address so if I don't hear from her then I draw another name. 

So Good Luck to Allison and Thank You to all the others who participated.  Stay warm and stay tuned.  As my uncle used to say, "See you in the funny papers!"

Allison from Field Wonderful

Thursday, January 20, 2011

What Was That Number?

Can you believe that right now I have 203 followers?  Which means I get lost very easily to have to have that many people follow me around so I can find my way back home.  Interesting thought though isn't it?????

Almost 200

Look at my followers--198, almost 200!!  My Giveaway is getting close to the winning 200 entry.  I decided to have my Giveaway when I reached my magic number of 200, I hope it won't be long now.  I'm excited about it now!!

Take care and I'll see y'all soon!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Today is the day that I am announcing the start of my Giveaway plus a photo of the prize.  It is starting tomorrow Sunday the 9th and ends on Sunday the 23rd.  I will announce the winner after drawing names on the 24th and will wait for you to send me your address for 48 hours and if I do not hear from you then I will draw another name.  Simple huh?

This book is one that I was given a long time ago by another crochet lady, It has 50 motifs in it that can be made using thread or fingering yarn or worsted weight yarn.  As usual I am terrible at photos so I cannot get rid of the flash in the very center, so we will have to live with it.  Anyway,  this is one of the prizes and I will show more prizes later, so stay tuned!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My New Purses--And A Giveaway!!

I finally got the pictures done of the purses I have been working on.  Gracious it seemed like forever before I got the pictures made, as a matter of fact I have already picked out 4 other colors from Hobby Lobby and purchased the yarn for them.  Now how is that for getting started on an early Christmas.  So here are the photos then keep on reading for some other news.

Now don't you think these would be oh so cute for some little girls to carry around?  Now on to the second part of my story.

In case you haven't noticed I have reached 191 followers, I can't believe it.  I thought I was doing great when I reached 10 people!!  Sooooo, when I reach 200 I am going to have a big Giveaway of "something" to do with crocheting.  I won't tell you until we get a lot closer to the big 200, so you'd better stay tuned to see what is going on.  But I will say this......the major prize is not one of these purses.  Gotcha there didn't I???

I will keep up with you if you'll hang in there with me, okay?  Chat with you soon.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

What's New Around Here?

Well, we here in South Dakota are going to be shoveling out from a ton of snow for the next 3-4 days.  Doesn't that sound like fun?  I thought so until Jay reminded me that I won't be going outside I will be stuck here in the house under house arrest, and then he gave me that evil little grin of his.  The doctor says I should not be going out under any sort of bad conditions because of my ease of catching something close to a cold?  Now would I go and do that????  So we just won't mention that I have a 9:45am Doctors appointment in the morning that I really shouldn't be going to, but I told Jay to bundle me up really well and let's give it a try before it got to much don't even want to know what look I got on that suggestion.  So thank heavens I have plenty of yarn and a ton of things I can make for next Christmas, or gifts for birthdays during this year.

So I suppose I really should get to bed so I will be bright and bushy tailed in the morning and ready to work.  It would be nice if I knew what I was working on?????  Take care my friends and stay warm.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All !!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Finally Online

My monitor quit the other day so Jay has been looking everywhere for me a new one.  Finally he found me one late last night and went and picked it up around 9:00p.m.  Since it was so late he didn't hook it up until this morning and since he had a Santa thing to do today I haven't had a chance until now to get on it.  It works great!!  I am so proud of it and of Jay for sticking with it to find me the right one,  it works so good.

So I will be back on here sometime tomorrow to write and let you know what I have been up to, so just hang in there a little while longer, okay?  Check with you real soon.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

One Gift Done, One To Go

I finished the organizer that fits on the arm of Jay's chair to hold all his stuff.  Like his remote, the telephone, pen and paper and his glasses.  In other words, his whole world.  I've placed a photo down below so you can see what I've done, I really like it. 

Now I'm on to see about crocheting him an envelope and then make a card to go inside of it.  My MS doesn't let me write so I'll have to make it on the computer instead.  But never fear, I will let y'all see what it looks like before I give it to him.

Take care everybody, stay warm.

Friday, December 3, 2010

I've Got It

I certainly had some super ideas given to me for Jay's birthday present and have decided on a couple of them.  One was a crocheted envelope with a nice card inside inviting him out for dinner so he won't have to cook his own birthday meal, and the other was for one of those "things" that go on the arm of his easy chair with pockets that holds his remote, his glasses, his tissues or anything else he wants to cram in there.

So now I just need him to disappear so I can get to work on this and get it finished by Wed. night and get it wrapped before he wakes up Thursday morning.  Anybody want to babysit a pretty big baby?????  He's going to be 63 years old, how is that possible?  Shoot I'm only........I forgot, must have been a Senior moment.   =)

I suppose I'm going to have to use these late nights when Jay has gone to bed to get things all cut out and ready to sew tomorrow.  He's so good about asking what I'm making and I just say 'something to talk about on my blog'  so I think I'll be pretty safe.  Check back in with me tomorrow and see how I'm doing.  Night ladies, I'm off to work.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I've Got The Blues

Actually I do.  Going from one Giveaway Day to just a regular old day is pretty boring.  So that means I had to actually do some work today.  I had to sit down and write myself a letter of intent on presents that I still plan to make.  Talking about a long list--but a much more interesting one anyway.  Until I reminded myself that my husband has a birthday on December 9, do I have him anything?  No.  Do I have anything planned for him?  No.  Am I going crazy about now?  Yes.  I have stayed up tonight so I could go through some of my patterns and see if I could find something that just jumped out at me.......well, so far no luck.  My husband is a real man, he pats me on the back when I make something and tells me how good it looks, heaven forbid if I ask him what it is.  He cooks great and does all the cleaning as well as Martha Stewart does, but when it comes to yarn gifts, I am out of luck. 

So I am back to my patterns to see if I can find him something, unless somebody out there in blogland has a super idea they want to cast my way I will still be here in the morning.  But trust me, if I find a great pattern, y'all will hear me roar.  Night Ladies and I'm off looking.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We Have A Winner !!

First off, I want to apologize for this notice being so late but I had a bad health problem last night and wound up in ER.  So on to good news.

The winner is......Ta Da,  Ta Da

Yaya Yarns

Now if you will just send me your mailing address in an email I will get this off to you as soon as the Holidays are over.  Thank you to everyone that entered and I wish I could send a package off to y'all.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Giveaway Last Day

For those of you that don't think you have time to enter my are so wrong.  Today is the last day, it ends at Midnight tonight, so you still have time. 

I want to take this moment to tell everybody "Thank You" for entering.  I haven't even looked to see how many have entered but I know there is a bunch.  I know there can be only one that wins but I wish I had a gift for everyone,  you have really made this so much fun and so full of excitement that we will definitely do another one before too long.

So Thanks and Good Luck to everybody.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I Make My Own Snow

We have been having snow off and on for about a week.  But it really is pretty bad when you have to make your own snow.  Now to tell the truth, I was over at a friend of mine, her blog, and I happened to see that she had a snowflake on there that she had made.  It was the cutest thing.  Well, I decided to give it a try, and see what it looked like.  I loved it ! 

Anyway, I'm posting a photo of mine so you can see how well it snowed--HaHa--at my house, plus I am posting the link to my friends blog so you can get her instructions on how to make your own.  I hope you enjoy checking her blog out.  Take care my friends.

Clara's Crochet Room

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Did Y'all Live Through Thanksgiving?

We had a great Thanksgiving Day Feast, so great that we had to come home to take a nap before going back to pig out one more time.  Now how we were able to down two meals is beyond me but we did it.   So after we just took it easy for the rest of the day, we went to bed.  Wasn't that an exciting day?  We really had a good time and Jay cooked us a great dinner, our lady that we took lunch to had such a good time laughing at Jay that she almost cried.  I suppose we really all needed that nap more than we thought we did, we sure cooked pretty hard.

But we had a good time and here it is Saturday and I still haven't done much of anything yet.  I've been going through my stuff and trying to decide what will take the longest to make and start on that project next.  I still have too many projects to make, oh what will I do?

I suppose I will do what every smart person does on a day like lazy!  Everybody take care and try to get enough rest!!