Tuesday, June 30, 2009

2009 Holidays in July at the 'Ville

Am I blessed or what?!?! I received two more packages in the mail today. This is a picture of the Yarn Cutter Pendant from an Elf in New York. I just recently learned that these existed. I really wanted one, too. I was super excited to see this in the mail today. Thank you my special Elf!

Then, I see another package in the mail! I received two more squares for my friendship ghan. I'm really started to get a lot of them. I can't wait until that afghan is done.

On top of the squares, I got four bamboo crochet hooks. I discovered how much I love bamboo hooks in May. I used one for my Entrelac Crochet class. So, you see, I had to have all of the sizes!

I love that Pipsy's paws snuck into the top of the picture. I almost cropped it out, but decided that it was too cute to edit.

Thank you to my elves and to my fairy godmother. Y'all sure can make a girl feel special.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Crochetville - RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness)

I received a package in the mail today. It was from a fellow Crochetville member (crochetville.org). There are people who send out RAOK's (random acts of kindess) to other members. It's just a way to bring a smile to another human's face.

It definitely worked for me! I am so excited about everything I received. It's just wonderful.

The crocheted item in red is a 12" square for my friendship ghan. I'm collecting 6" and 12" squares. This is the first 12" square I've received. I think I have enough squares to start assembling now. :D I'm going to add some of my own squares also, but I want it to be mostly squares from other people. It wil lbe fantastic to wrap up in after a long day....an afghan full of hugs.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Recent Corchet Projects

This is a picture of the progress of my "Make A Joyful Noise" crochet quilt. It doesn't look like much, but it's getting there. This is after I had to frog the first three rows I had finished. I'm actually on row five now, but haven't taken any more pictures.
The picture below is a baby boy burial set. I donate something to the NICU Xavier was in every year for his birthday. This is the second year I've done burial sets. I'm also working on getting 30 preemie hats made. I'd like to get at least one more burial set done as well. I have the gown almost finished. The second set will be for a girl.
This is the second doily that I have made. I always avoided working with thread until recently. I decided I wanted to branch out when I looked into a swap over at Crochetville. It's an all thread and all vintage swap. I am participating in the swap and it's opened a whole new world of crochet to me.

This is my first doily. It looks nothing like it's supposed to, but I can't quite figure out what I did wrong. It was a learning experience. My second one already went much better.

I guess that's all for now. As I get more on the blog, I'll bring over my patterns from the other site.
Have a blessed day everyone!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Brand new blog

I was increasingly unhappy with my previous blog. Actually, it wasn't just a blog. It had all sorts of other things on it, which is nice but frustrating when I only wanted a blog. So, here it is...a pure and simple blog.

As with any new blog, I have to post pictures of my babies!

Above is my "little" Oliver. He's a very big cat. He was about six months old in that picture.

That one is Cooper. He loves snuggling with anything I've touched including my yarn and my purse.

This is Pipsy. She is snuggled up in her favorite "pirate ship". She is my only girl and also the oldest. She is the queen of the house...just ask her.

The last picture is Jackson. I took this picture after her injured his paw. He ripped out the two middle claws on his back paw. It was a pretty serious kitty injury, but he's fine now. Jackie is my sweetheart and my favorite kitty of all time (shh...don't tell the other cats).