Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Patio for Summer Fun

We decided to do a patio for the new Gazebo and make a great place for family gatherings. Of course since Denton does concrete work for a living he wanted to do it himself..(with the help of his sons)

The patio turned out great and we have had lots of fun cookouts. I love the family photo..Just me and my daughter are missing...Oh and the 6 grandkids.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Blanket from Ballband Dishcloths you say?

Last year I was in a contest in the Ravelry Peaches & Creme group to see who could do the most ballband dishcloths. Well there were many who got over a hundred done and a lot more than I did. I think I did 45 and decided to make a blanket with mine. Here is the stack of ballband cloths I did and them laid out before I decided how to join them.

I decided to join them with Ballband stitch design... then decided on the black and white so all the other colors would pop. I think I counted 17 solid colors and 20 variegated colors in the blanket.. That is counting the black and white.

This is the final blanket..It is on a queen bed yo show it spread out, but was made for a twin bed. I then entered it in the Highland County OH fair and won 2nd place in the Large Knitted Afghan category.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

WOW! What a Summer

I have had such a busy summer and will be posting till Christmas to get all caught up! First I have been painting and fixing up our house... So sick of beige walls we've had for almost 5 yrs. We also had concrete patio poured and a gazebo to put over it. (Patio done by my hubby). The Highland Co. Fair first of Sept. and I entered my knitting and crocheting for the first time. The same week my son and his wife Marie were here for her first visit to OH. First time we met her & we stayed busy that week and then My Step-daughter and I just got back from Myrtle Beach!

Soooo I better start posting some pics. First here is the spare bedroom that I redecorated. This is the room that used to be my dad's for the short few months he was living with us. I haven't had the heart to change it since he passed in Feb. 2007. So this was a healing process for me also and I love my new beach themed spare room. In fact I sleep there when my husband is out of town...which has been most of the summer.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Yes it has been nearly two months since my last post. I don't really have a good excuse except that I have been very busy. I have been cleaning and organizing my house. I have also started some painting and trying to finish it up. We have planted a huge garden and I have planted another rose bush in honer of my mom, along with a lot of other flowers. I got my fountain going again and planted some pots. So here are a few of my favorite things!
My Grand-daughter painted the gnome and ended up looking like a leprechaun. I love it!

Well these are some of my wonderful flowers and maybe next month I will have lots of veggies to show! I will do another post later this week so I will be all caught up.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Organizing

Yes Chris I do need to update my blog! It has been too long, but I made it before the month is up. Well I have finally gotten my yarn closet organized and marked so I can find my yarn with out digging all day. That gives me more time to knit and crochet. Then it's up to the sewing room to get it in shape and get the dust off that sewing machine! Here is my closet and yes it is mostly full of Peaches and Creme cotton and lots of their other yarn!
These are the bins that are on wheels and slide to the side of the closet and are easy to roll out.

These are my cones of 930 cotton..but I haven't got all 130 colors yet. The basket on the bottom of the black shelves are scarf kits and the one on the bottom of white shelf is skeins of 930 cotton. The top of the closet has some Double Worsted 980 and some other yarns like my sock yarn and Bernat. I have baskets of my Knitpicks yarn and some of the novelty yarn from Julia's Crafts that sit on top of the rolling carts. It is so much easier this way and I can always change it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Well as usual I am so ready for Spring. So here are a few of my crocheted projects to help me along, since the weather doesn't want to cooperate.

Here is my Spring Flamingo that I made and the pattern is Alta M. Flamingo

These cute little birds are going to be great for my grandson to learn his colors. There were quick and easy and they are Birds of a Feather . The Spring flower tree was made from flowers by Lisa Gentry from her flower ball pattern on Ravelry

Here's some yummy food I crocheted too...Low fat and high in fiber. My little cookies and a pin cushion donut .

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Way to Go Shawl & Mirror Lake Scarf

Joined another great group on Ravelry! it is the Lisa's Designs Group(Lisa Gentry) and is such a great place to learn and have fun doing it. Lisa has some amazing patterns and wished I had time to do them all. I did some of her angels for nice little gifts for friends. I did get my Way to Go Shawl finished and it turn out wonderful!! I did it with Rayon Super Petalspun from Peaches and Creme . The peach color was so nice and very soft and easy to crochet with. Here are a few pictures of my progress. And I will try to get a picture badge posted to side of my blog.
The Mirror Lake Scarf was another fun pattern. It was made of 8 motifs and then stitched together for the scarf. I made this for my niece that just loves green. It was done with Peaches and Creme Cabled cotton in Lime green. I love how the cabled cotton holds it's shape and very nice to crochet with as well.