Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Few Hats

I've completed three little hats for charity in the past two days. I found the quick and easy pattern here. It's so super quick, and has gotten me in the mode to crochet for the babies. There is such a huge need, so if you have 15 or so minutes, and can crochet, please make a little hat. If you have yarn laying around, and don't know what to do with it, this is perfect! If the yarn is just taking up space at your house, and you're tired of it, send it to me - I'll make stuff for babies!

These hats are tiny - this is a spool of thread beside it.

I've purchased the yarn to make a custom ordered afghan, so pics will be coming soon. It will be a brick stitch, and will complement an afghan I made the same client several years ago. She was one of my first clients! Thanks to her (and her daughter's) encouragement and spreading the word, she's gotten me lots of sales! By the way, her daughter is my best friend - so this isn't just a random someone! :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I've completed two more projects!

Here are two candy corn bags I made this week. These are for my nephew and niece. I shortened the handles, so the bags won't drag the ground during Trick or Treating.
I started this afghan a while ago, just to use this color - I love it! It's a darker blue. Definitely appropriate for a baby boy, while not being the baby blue that everything else is. The yarn has a shimmery thread in it, which adds a little extra sparkle. I finally washed the afghan, stamped the tag, and took the picture. This afghan is for sale and measures 25 in x 28 in. Let me know if you're interested.
I also made two little hats for babies at the hospital today. I didn't take pictures, but will as soon as I have the chance. If you're interested in crocheting for charity and don't know where to donate, or what needs are, please let me know, and I'll see what I can help with.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My Little Punkin

I loom knitted Baby E a pumpkin hat for Halloween. I'm also sewing her costume. I took time off from it to make the pink and white ripple afghan shown below. I'm going to now begin candy corns bags for my nephew and niece for Halloween. They saw Baby E's and loved it. Shh, their bags are a surprise!

Here is my punkin's hat:

Here is the pink and white ripple. I really like it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Please Pray

Please pray for Nate, Tricia, and little Gwyneth over at Confessions of a CF Husband. Tricia received discouraging news this week. To sum things up, she has CF and had a double lung transplant 6 months ago (soon after giving birth incredibly early to Gwyneth). She now has post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. What is this, you ask... cancer.

We serve a wonderful God of miracles. He is the ultimate healer. He CAN heal Tricia. Matthew 9:35 says "Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness." The Bible doesn't say He only healed certain diseases - He healed every one of them. Every single one! Isn't that amazing! What a mighty God we serve! I understand healing comes in a variety of forms, but He has us all in the palm of His hand, and He loves us. I love knowing He's holding me close. There is no doubt in my mind that He's also holding Nate, Tricia, Gwyneth, their family and friends, and Tricia's medical team there too.

My prayers are with this precious family. I hope that you'll take a moment (or many) to pray for them too.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust!

Another project is completed!

I chose not to felt the bag. I may make another, and felt it. I need to get to work on an afghan that has been requested. It's a pink and white Ripple.


This has been quite a productive week, which makes me very happy!

I completed the repairs on the peach brick stitch. It's not the best repair jobs ever, which disappointed me, but it's done, and is out of my sewing basket. Here are the results.

Speaking of my sewing basket, I've decided it's really time to crack down and finish this quilt. I pulled out my sewing machine, and got it all set up and ready to sew my quilt back together. My to my surprise, when I unfolded the fabric to iron it, it was already done! Either the quilt fairies took care of that for me, or it has just been so long since I worked on it, I forgot I had made it to that point. I think the latter is correct.

While my machine was all set up and ready to go, I decided to mend some clothes. I was so proud that I got it threaded all by myself, then as I began to mend my first shirt, my needle got stuck in the down position - through my shirt. It would not budge. On top of that, thread was all over the place when I removed the bobbin to check things out. After working on it for quite a while, I got it taken care of and figured out I had not popped the bobbin all the way in. Oh well. After that disaster, I successfully mended two shirts, and hemmed two pairs of pants! Woohoo!

I was 'sew' inspired, Mom and I went to the craft store yesterday and came home with fabric for my daughter's Halloween costume, and a little dress for her too. Pics will be up later tracking my progress.

I also made Baby E's candy corn treat bag for Halloween. Not that she'll be able to carry it, but it will be cute while she chews on it! This picture is before it is felted, and before the handles are sewn on. That's the big question of the day - to felt, or not to felt?

Also, check out Limelight Papercrafts today - Mandy's got some really fun stuff going on for world card making day! I'll be posting my pictures for her scavenger hunt on Flickr - user ID Yamma1212, if you want to keep up.