Sunday, November 28, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I am so excited. I will be a “Senior” in college in just 3 short days! It has flown by SO fast! I have 6 weeks left and am so ready to get out and get to work in my new career!
I have been so busy with school that I decided to start my Christmas shopping really early. However, that may have been a bad idea. The boys have been asking for laptops for their Christmas gifts for 2 or 3 years now. Well last Thursday I went ahead and bought them each one and bought myself a new one. I opened mine because I needed it for school since my other one died. The boys were heartbroken and ended up talking me into giving them theirs early… Hmmm. Looks like I’ll be back to major shopping at exam time anyway. LOL
Haven’t had time to do ANY crochet or knitting in the last 3 or 4 weeks because of this Pharmacology class. It’s so hard learning to calculate drug doses. Whew! I have the second part of that class this 6 weeks along with 2 others. Then it’s on to my externship in a clinic for a few weeks!
I really miss being able to read everyone’s blogs daily. I’ll get back to that as soon as I can. I just need to focus on finishing school right now!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I can't believe how fast college has flown by. It seems like just a few short weeks ago I had just enrolled and was waiting for it to begin. These next few weeks are going to be quite busy but it will all be worth it in the end!!!
On a more serious note, my friend's 11 year old son (one of my youngest son's closest friends) was crushed by a car Saturday evening. He is doing very poorly and is awaiting a lung transplant. Please say a few prayers .for him and his family. They sure need it right now.
What happened was his basketball rolled under aparked car. He didnt realize someone was sitting in it. He layed down on his stomach and crawled under it and before he could move they cranked up the car and pulled off. His injuries include: 2 collapsed lungs, 3 crushed ribs, 1 broken arm, and 2 crushed legs, not to mention the other small ones. So he is on life support, and a feeding tube.
Hug your babies very often because you just never know.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Here's a few pictures from today!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This is the decorative scarf I made with the textured cotton thread. Very light and airy and feels on your skin. I think this will go great with a gray pants suit.
This is the thick wool winter scarf, made from 100% wool that is hand dyed. It is very warm and fluffy. Can't wait until I can use it.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Me and my niece went shopping there and this is what we bought.
I love the way everything is displayed, andthe friendly people there. While I'm out of school on break this week I am going up here to get some lessons on how to do pattern stitches in knitting
because all I can do right now is the knit and purl stitches.
Have a great day!!!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
If anyone knits and can offer me any tips, I would greatly appreciate it. No one else in my family and friends circle does crafts, so I'm kind of on my own.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I absolutly love this thing... No more toting around an extra book or two, or pililng up my craft magazines into my bookbag. It even has games and pdf file storage capabilities, plus is wi-fi ready so connection is easy almost everywhere.
I love the fact that it uses sd cards for.extra storage because that allows me to have one for.books for school, one for pdf crochet and knit patterns and another for kids books. I think is going to prove to be one of the best purchases I've made in a very long time.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
This is a huge, 5 foot coccoon thatis in the tree in our front yard. There are hundreds of tiny catepillars in it. I am so anxious to see what beautiful new creatures will emerge from it. The boys and I wiol keep and eye on it and post pics along the way. This is truely oneof natures great miracles of life.
Monday, September 6, 2010
I had tried a few times through the years to locate them online with no luck, but eventuaoly they found me.
My weekend was great and now its SUPER!!!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I finally put an edge around this afghan. My husband chose the color and made the decision for me to only do one round of single crochet around it. He said anything more would take away from the great grannies in the middle... He loves it but I think it looks totally unfinished. Opinions please. I always ask his opinion but then never use any of his suggestions and it hurts his feelings, so this time I decided to go with what he said.
I am currently working on a quick and easy poncho right now andit should be done next week due to tons of med science homework. Then I'll be working on slippers for the boys since they put in a request for camo ones before winter gets here.
I also want to make Amelia adress for her birthday I just have to find a pattern I like.
Happy Hookin and Happy Labor Day weekend! Everyone besafe and enjoy!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Okay so, you may not be into rap music but give this a look. Its my daughter's 2 best friends, one is Will aka Thrill Will, age 19, he raps and sings, the other is Chaz, age 21, he is going to school to be a film writer/director.
This is Thrill Will's video "HEART ATTACK MUSIC ( CODE BLUE)" directed by Chaz Singleton. Not vulgar, I think theres only one or two curse words in it.
The song got it's name because everytime Will was ready to film the video, his congenital heart defect would act up and he'd end up in the hospital.
so here's the link. if you like it please share it with everyone you know.
p.s. if the link doesn't work, you can search it on youtube under heart attack music (code blue)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I have finally decided that this is my favorite pattern oit of my new book, Christmas In Crochet. I think I am starting on this one today, but instead of using size 10 crochet thread, I will use Sugar N Cream cotton to make it. I know it will be much bigger in the end, but hats the idea. The pattern given has it 7 3/4 inches tall, so mine should close to double it! Then I can stiffen it up with starch and use it for a tree topper instead of atable topper.
CHRISTMAS IN CROCHET
I absolutly love this book. I ordered it from House of White Birches on a 21 day free trial basis but ended up paying for it on day 3.
Here is a few things I love about it:
1. It is spiral bound so it lays flat on my book holder.
2. It has 58 new patterns ranging from easy to intermediate.
3. Patterns range from quick ornaments and decor to full size bedspreads.
4. There is something for every aspect of Christmas decorating.
So, if you are looking for a new book, you might want o check this one out.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
this is all 10 blocks with the second round on them. i love this bright yellow... i may use it for the boarder for the entire afghan as well. can't wait to get these finished so i can block them and get it all put together.
i'm getting very excited about this project the further along i get!
these are the bpocks with the first round on them after they were stitched together in groups of four.
they will end up with a total of three rounds around them before being put together to form the afghan.
then, i will add three rounds around the entire afghan, and maybe a fancy ruffle edging or shell boader after that. not totally sure yet.
i just love how it is turning out.
any tips or suggestions you may have are welcomed.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I will definitely be posting regularly again very shortly. I have lots of pics of my afghan in progress, which is coming right along! I think it will be great when it's finished.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
This is the first 20 squares of my new afghan. This is the first time I have blocked any of my projects and am anxious to see the outcome. I havequite a few more made already, but I think I need to make about 70 more to be done. I will continue to post pictures as the work progresses.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I am so excited, my kids go back to school this Thursday and my oldest son is marching in the high school band!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Heart Scarves is a charity that collects crocheted or knitted ed scarves and distributes them to women hospitalized due to any type of heart disease or stroke. There is a wonerful article on them in the current issue of Crochet Today magazine on page 10. I am about to start working on some to send to them since my grandmother, mother and myself all have heart disease. I think would be a great way to honor my grandmother who passed from it in 1996.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Halloween & Christmas wreaths are crocheted, I just have to put them together.
Baggie Cat I started a few months ago??? Don't know why I can't seem to finish that one.
Spiral granny square, just have to frame it and display it somewhere.
King size granny square afghan for my bed. Just started this one.
Party dress for Amelia's first birthday in October. Just started this one as well.
Many Christmas ornaments and decorations for gifts since money is tight this year. Been. Working on these a while.
So, as you can see, I have been and will continue to be very busy for the.next few months.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Okay, I know I've said numerous times that I wasn't feeling well. I went to the doctor last week and so far I have been puton blood pressure meds, today they added 40mg of Lipitor and on the 29th she will most likely give.me Synthroid for my hypothyroidism. Artherosclerosis and heart disease runs heavy in every generation of my family on Dad's side way back to my my greatx3 grandmother. So my doctor is trying to nip it in the bud while I'm still kind of young (38).
I just wanted to share that with all of to let you know I am fine and being taken care of.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
For some reason, I had never noticed the website address on the Lily's Sugar N Cream cotton yarn wrappers before today...
So this morning I checked it out, and to my suprise, was so excited over all the wonderful free patterns they have!
I downloaded quite a few holiday decorations patterns and will be starting on the ASAP! Just to name a few: crocheted Halloween, Christmas, Spring and 4th ot July wreaths, dishclothes for tue same holidays, and stuffed decorations for the same holidays!!
Friday, July 16, 2010
I have finally decided on what to do with the squares I have bewn making. I am going to stich these four together and frame it for my living room.
The rest of them will make up a large mixed color afghan for my bed.
I have lots of art of different styles, so why not add my own crocheted pieces to the collection...
I will post a pic when it is finished and framed.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
As I mentioned before, I purchased this pattern on Etsy.(see archives) I made it alot smaller for my 8 month old grand daughter, Amelia. I also decided to trim it with a cream color to give it a more finished apperance. I think it turned out really nice and I'm sure it will keep her warm this winter.
Okay, here's the giveaway that I promised.
2 DRESS DISHCLOTHS made out of Sugar and Cream cotton yarn
1 skein of Paton's (size 6, super bulky) yarn. Color is Cici.
1. Contest is a random drawing.
2. Entry Deadline is August 20th. Winner Announced August 21st, via this blog and Facebook.
3. Prize is shown above and will be mailed by August 25th.
4. To Enter: there are two ways to earn entries.
1. Comment to this post and lsay you wish o be in the drawing for 1 entry.
2. Recommend a friend to this blog. earns 1 entry per friend.*Have them comment for their entry and have them list you as sending them.
Earn as many entries s you can! Good Luck! Thanks for following my blog!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I think I will be making an afghan out of the spiral granny squares. Maybe 2, one for fall (halloween colors) and one for winter (christmas colors)
My predicament is, there are 4 colors to each spiral so what colors do I use? fall (halloween) would be black and orange and winter (christmas) would be red, green and white. so i still need two more colors for the fall one, and one more for the winter one.
Either way, I will most likely need to buy whatever yarn I need since I wiped out my old stash with last winters scrap afghans.
Any ideas or suggestions?
I found a free pattern for these on Crochet Me (I think...)
These are the first two I have made. They were fun to make and want to make a bunch more. The thing is that originally, I made these two to frame as art. I like the way they turned out and so I made a bunch... So, what should I do with the rest???
Another question is, when I frame them, do I put them each in their own frame or together, and do I frame other types of grannies as well? Your input is very much appreciated.
Monday, July 12, 2010
I had so much fun making this bag. I love how it turned out but the legs are a little crooked but otherwise it's adorable.
Now, do I keep it or give it to one of my nieces for a gift?
Next project? Hmmm, haven't decided. Any ideas or suggestions?
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I have been so busy the last week. School, sick kids, sick grandbaby, Dr. appts., and crazy stuff from every direction... I have been queezing in a few minutes of crocheting here and there. I am almost done with the Turkeyzilla Tote. All I have to do is make the strap and assemble the whole thing. I can't wait. I think it's going to be so cute! I will post a picture of the finished product as soon as it's done.
Also, be on the lookout for a giveaway! My dear crochet/blogging friend, Doris, has inspired me to do one as well.
Have a great Monday and Happy Hookin'!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This is a new picture of me. I'm in my scrubs (uniform) for college. My son took this because he said I always take pics and scrapbook about everyone except myself and it wasn't fair. lol So I thought I would share with you. Have a great evening Kimmi
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Well, I started my 3rd of 6 semesters today and it went great. Thiw will be a pretty laid back semester which is great after having just completed medical cience, medical theory and technique, and computerized keyboarding last semester. This term it's all the "business type" classes aboit computers, forms, letters, charting and HIPAA laws. It should be fairly easy and fun, a nice break before we jump back into the next 3 semesters of medical classes again. I am so loving being in school again. I only wish I would have done it sooner. However, God zhas us do things when it's time to do them, soI'm sure it was meant to be this way all along. Have a great week everyone and Happy Hump Day, we're half way to the weekend again!!! Yay!
Monday, July 5, 2010
okay. I have finished making and installing the bag " body " lining and. have added the flap. Now it's on to the wings, legs and strap. I am having a fun time with pattern and cant wait to see the finished product!!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Okay, so I finished the "body" of the turkey so I got really excited because I thougt I was almost done. Then I realized I have to make Another "body" to line the inside to make it sturdy... So I am back at it making the second one. So I figured ince I may not have it complete to post this weekend, I wouod post pictures in stages as it progresses. Enjoy.
God bless and,be safe!
Friday, July 2, 2010
This is my youngest son and youngest niece, William & Lillie, playing a very muddy game of frontyard football in the rain. I couldn't tell them no, tjere's really not much else to do since it's been raining for the last six days.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
This is tote bag I crocheted for myself. It came from an old pattern I foundin my stash. It was supposed to be a purse, however, since the straps are so "stretchy" I am using it for a crochet tote. I carry my WIP in it wherever I go. Now, a question for my readers: Does anyone know a way to "stiffen up" the crocheted straps of a tote? I followed the pattern exactly but they still stretch way too much when I put stuff in it. Is there something different that I can do on my next tote to prevent this? I really love the look and style of this tote so I was totally heartbroken when I put my belongings into and realized I hhad a problem. You can just imagine the disappointment...
This is my youngest niece, Jade Lillith; aka: Lillie. She's a sweetie and is such a big help. Today she decided to wind all my scrap yarn into neat little balls! I probably should have done it a long time ago. After watching me fight to find the colors I wanted to use out of my scrap bin, she said it was time to get it organized, and so it began.