Friday, November 5, 2010

Where has the time gone?


Well I have really gotten behind, but have been really busy. Thought I would post a few pictures from my trip to Germany first and then post a few of the projects I'm working on. These are from the town of Bitburg where my son lives. It is not far from Spangdahlem Air Force Base where he is stationed. The one with the field and town behind it is taken from my son's dining room window. The cows are down the hill from his house on a farm we walked by everyday when went for walks. The one of the church is from a walk we took also. The one with the shops is where Marie and I went shopping. It is a beautiful country and I really enjoyed myself and I bought quite a bit of yarn from a couple shops.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Well lots of things going on at the moment.. Most important is the birth of my 7th Grandchild Riley Jean McGuire. My son & DIL are both in the USAF and live in Germany. She was born Sunday July 18th and I can't wait to hold her. My son & DIL have bought me a ticket to Germany and I leave Aug 2nd til Aug25th. So I have been getting together the things I have made for her. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do much knitting and not any crocheting . I have been sewing some receiving blankets and burp cloths and that has been fun to sew for a change. I have sharp pains shooting into my shoulder and up into my neck and they seem to think it is the carpal tunnel so I have started steroids for now and go back to the Dr. July 27th. Well here are few things I did get done before this flair up. I love the Ballerina booties and hope they fit the Philipino Princess! All of these were done in Peaches & Creme cotton yarn. And a Ruffled Hat to go with them. These were so fun and I loved working with pink yarn!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Earth & Sun Blanket

Some variations to a fun Blanket pattern from Lisa Gentry.. I really love this pattern and I have done several in different yarns. The first and second were in the new Moon & Stars by Redheart. It is so soft and pretty.

And the third one I did was done with the Eco Cotton Blend by Red Heart.
I plan on doing another in the Peaches & Creme
cotton or the Mercerized cabled cotton 940.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Some Easter Fun

Well I almost let April get away! Denton has gone back to work in Nashville Tennessee, so have been getting some Spring cleaning done. I wanted to post some things I did for Easter. First is my new center- piece Easter basket. This was originally a treasure basket and was a design by Lisa Gentry who is one of my favorite designers. You can check out her designs at her website by following this link. The Treasure Basket was also a contest in the Hook & Needle Group on Ravelry and I won it so I posted a photo of my winnings. It is a really fun and chatty group on Ravelry and I have made some wonderful friends there.Lisa is a wonderful designer and quite generous with her designs and winning prize packages. She has just ventured into dyeing her own line of yarn called Hummywinger (named after the Moderator of the Group). So you will find lots of my projects are Lisa Gentry designs! Here's my Easter basket.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Crocheted Hotpads

I finally got around to crocheting a really fun Hot pad I have been wanting to do. It is really fun to do with just motifs joined in a circle and the results are wonderful. It's the Starburst Hotpad and there is a video that helps explain the positioning of the motifs. I really love this and plan on doing some in spring colors.

Well this just a few of the things I have been doing an I will post some more this weekend. I have been doing some sweaters that are crocheted and finished some socks. I did some wonderful baby things and will post them soon.


Wanted to post one of my favorite dishcloth patterns other than the ballband. It is the garterlac dishcloth by Dave at Criminy Jickets. I really love this with P&C variegated yarns and the results are always wonderful! Here are some of mine from my Christmas knitting. I used this great Entrelac cast on for mine and I really love that it is stretchy and wonderful for this pattern and other Entrelac patterns.

Glad It's Almost Over!

Sorry it has been a really long time since my last post. Life just seems to be rolling at a fast pace.Wow, what a winter we have been having! It has been snowy, cold and dreary. To bad it doesn't go by so fast. Well her is my only Winter photo I'm posting, because I'm just sick of the white stuff. This is behind my house and our poor pine tree.

Ok 2 pictures...This is front yard.