Saturday, October 30, 2004

Mischief Night! ~~~~~~~~

Finally! Pictures!

Well my wonderful secret pal giver from Crochetville has been revealed! It was Chie all along! Chie I know that I have thanked you already, but formally in public I want to say it here. You have been wonderful. You have cheered me up on days that I definitely needed cheering, and surprised me with sneaky cards, and posts on my site when I needed to smile as well. Whoever has gotten Chie in the Winter Secret Swap is a lucky gal/guy indeed! :) Chie's site is:

Here are some pictures of my last wonderful package of goodies from Chie:

1). I got a handmade hook holder! Yee ha!! Look at that button! Another picture is below.
2). A beautiful handmade scarf in my favorite yarn ever!! Red Heart light & lofty pheasant.
3). A Pink K hook!! A nice reminder of breast cancer awareness month.
4). A kitty cat note pad set.
Here is another picture of the hook holder that Chie made:

Once again Chie, I can't thank you enough! This was my first swap, and I was extremely surprised when you told me it was your first one as well. You seemed to be a real pro at it. I hope that I get to spoil you someday!!!
I have to say that I did make another friend in this swap. That would be my gift recipient Deborah at We have been keeping in touch, and she is a great gal. I wish I could have gone on that cruise with her though.... shucks!! lol... I hope you had fun Deb, and that you are feeling better.
Ok off now to learn some more web junk that will eventually burn out my brain cells! LOL

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Hi All!

Sorry that I have been absent lately! Thanks for pointing that out knitty kitty Cat! I have been waiting on my model to show off my scarf to be sent out for the scarf swap. Darn those skinny girls! They are expensive, and lazy! (my daughter! lol) Since it has to arrive to my scarf pal by the 31st I will photograph it with, or without my model today!!! I promise!!! I have been crocheting scarves like crazy for Christmas. I can't believe the great prices lately in my area on yarn. My newest favorite is the Jewelbox line. It is nice to work with, and the results turn out great. I am also loving the Heart Light & Lofty. I have to go and get more of that tomorrow. I made two scarves, and a hat yesterday with the Heart yarn. I just love quick results. Ok I am outta here now to get something done with the day. I promise pictures, and getting those buttons up!!!! Thanks to everyone that has put my link on their sites, its nice to see. I will get all of my favs up here to. I'm just fussy about how they look! Bye for now....

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Columbus Day!

It was a beautiful, and chilly day. Screeech ok... I'll tell you why I was soooo excited. I got first dibs on someone's cleanout sale!! ... and it was all knitting, and crochet supplies!! Now I don't want to get anyone jealous here, but the attic was filled with wool in every color of the rainbow. Even colors that aren't in the rainbow. I don't work with wool, but to see that much yarn was like heaven!! lol Well I hope that is what it is like anyway. I wound up leaving with three hefty boxes of bulky weight yarn, some funky yarns, lots of heavy weight thread including glistening shades. Also I must have around 100 vintage crochet/knit books, and magazines. I have been having a blast looking at those.

All I can say is that I plan to go back. There is just so much more to look at. The two lovely people that I met, unfortunately lost their Mom (she lived to be 97). She taught crochet & knit in the basement many years ago, and now they are left with all of these supplies that they can no longer use. They are so happy to hook up with someone that loves the craft as well as someone they can look through these things with. We had a lot of fun, and they shared a lot of memories with me. We found doll clothes that the woman made for her daughter in a little trunk. The were so cute, and nice to hold. I can tell you honestly that before I left, we all had a good cry.

Most of you that know me, know that I don't work with wool. Mainly because my 20 year old daughter breaks out in a rash if she is near it. I have found that if she does not touch it, or know that it is in the house this is not the case. hehehe... I can tell you this much: I intend on learning how to felt!

I'll go for now, but if anyone has any suggestions for working with wool I would greatly appreciate it. Especially how to clean it!! I'll post some pictures of my goodies hopefully by the end of this week.

Tomorrow I will post about meeting my Secret Pal from Crocetville. You know who you are!! (Deb)

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Just today!

Well I am sorry that I haven't written in a few. Just been down in the dumps, but I don't want to bring anyone else down with me. I have been working very hard on my squares to finish off the Christmas swap. I keep trying new patterns that I like, but find that the patterns are difficult unless I adjust to my own liking. lol thats me... Anyway I want to get one thing done at a time, and I would also like to make some presents for family members. I still haven't started on my scarf swap yet. Still a little confused about what to make for someone in a sunny state. I should have waited for the survey to come back first, because I went out and bought fun fur for the first time, and the person doesn't like it. However my daughter did peak in the bag, and screamed with glee when she saw it!! She said Mom I hope I didn't ruin a surprise for me or something. (It is her favorite color... pink) I told her that it was for one of my swaps, but I think she will be surprised at Christmas. I plan on using it with regular heavy weight soft yarn because it gets so cold here. Well I am off for now. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

This my Betty... she helps with stress!