Thursday, December 12, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

     Merry Christmas to you all
I'm busy with all the Christmas crochet,
but not so busy to miss the meaning.
Be blessed my friends,
and enjoy your lives!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

I could not resist showing you this pic, all I could think of is the yarn to be had!

Friday, November 15, 2013

This week in my life

 Here's little Teacup sitting on my lap hiding in my blanket
This is Buster asleep while sitting up!

This is my dad's dresser when he was a boy with a beautiful doily made by my friend Vikki Hook, isn't it awesome? She sells her doilies, she can make anything if your interested in having her make something. You can find her on Etsy listed under Hooks4U! Go check her out!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

October happenings

 This is Buster trying to get comfy on our new couches. He is so cute!
This is one of my pumpkins I made for our annual block party, they all sold so now I need to make a pumpkin doily just for me.

I added beads and flowers for a little pazzazz.

This one is my favorite one, the pumpkin is a beautiful green pumpkin.

Ok I just had to add another pic of my Buster, I love him so much, can you tell?

I got the pattern for the pumpkin doily from it was a free pattern and works up like a charm. I'm going to make some more just to dress up my pumpkins.

Im now concentrating on finishing up my house, as soon as I'm done I'll take some pics to show you all.

Ok be blessed and prepare yourselves for the coming holidays!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Hooky delights and extra

 Tile going in the kitchen stretching into the living room.
These are my solid silver crochet hooks from Celtic Swan Forge . They are so smooth to crochet with.

This is my ornate hook I found on eBay. I only paid 15.00 for this awesome hook it came from Belgium

This here is my new Furls crochet hook in size J they sent me skein of linen yarn. One came from the hook the other came from my hook necklace( I'll take a pic to show you) 
Isn't the hook awesome.

My sweet hubby bought me these hooks for my birthday and Christmas gift from last year.
I'm such a lucky girl and I get to have such a sweet man in my life.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More delights

 This horse is so pretty, I could not take my eyes off him/her. I know this is the second horse I have shown you here. I live in Las Vegas and my neighborhood does not allow horses. But man if I lived in Kentucky and had about 100 acres and all the money I needed I'd buy me these horses!

This was my dinner last night and thanks to my friend Dani from Eagles Wings for the fig sauce I put on top. I don't eat a lot of bread anymore and I wanted this sauce so I put it on my vanilla bean ice cream, yummy! It made my night.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Day to day activities

 This here is a pic of the CAL of The Lords Supper that started this month. I'm only on row 13 so far, but it's coming along. If you want to join us please do. You can find us on Ravelry under Sistas of the Hook group. We would love the company!
Here's a pic of my Buster rolling around on the floor, I thought you would like to see how big he has gotten.

Friday, August 30, 2013

September CAL come join us

Sistas, this is the link 633 The Last Supper Wall Panel. To find the pattern of the Lords Supper that we have decided to crochet this year. Please if you choose to join us in the CAL the pattern cost 5.50 and it very readable. We love the pic because it has such character in the picture.
  I've been busy crochet lapghans for my seniors and hats for the homeless but I really need to figure out what I'm going to crochet for my family this Christmas. What are you all making. Do you have a,favorite,stand by? I'd love a pic so I can see what your all doing. When I decide I'll post a pic of mine. My family never reads my blog so they will never know lol.
   Ok Sistas be blessed in whatever you are doing,

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pinwheel Perfection Centerpiece

I received my Crochet World in the mail today and just fell over my feet looking at this doily.  I just cannot decide in what color to make this in. What do you think? It is so pretty I think in any color.

I'm working on a vintage 1916 pattern and it is giving me a headache big time. Maybe my Sistas of the hook and help me out ill post the pattern in Ravelry for all to see. 
HELP please,

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Misc fun stuff

The top pic is one of my very old Needlecraft magazine, I cannot believe how large these magazines were back then. There is lots of crochet patterns in these magazines. 
The second pic I received on Facebook and I fell hard for this horse. If I could have a horse this is what I would have isn't she pretty?

It's raining here in Vegas and my doggies are having a blast playing in the rain puddles. It doesn't rain here very often so it's pretty nice change of weather.

Ok keep calm and crochet on my friends...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Me crochetr and my sweet girl Teacup. And the pic below is the oval doilies I made this past week. The first doily is from the Christmas magazine and the other two are the same pattern but the middle one is size 20 thread and the other is size 10.  The last pic is my Buster boy

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Little lady completed

 Here she is my pretty little (not much) Crinoline Lady. She ended up being 2 inches longer that I needed her to be but she turned out great. Im going to use her as an armrest doily as she was intended to be used. When I get her finished little gentleman done Ill take pics of her on her chair.
 This is the frame that I have 2 of. I want to crochet doilies to be put in them. They measure 10 by 12 inches so really I need to have the doily measure around 9 by 11 inches or maybe 8 by 11 inches. I ordered a oval doily book that Vikki found on Etsy for me so Im hoping there will be a oval doily in it that I will like and that will fit in my frames.
Heres my little Attic 24 flower I made a few months ago but I don't think I ever posted about it. So here it is in all its glory It hangs in my hallway and it brightens my day every time I see it. I want to make a bird house to hang next to it in nice bright colors. And maybe a few birds to fly around them both. What do you think? Does that sound like too much of a good thing? heehee 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pizza Lounge visit

 Heres my sweet Teacup in all her glory. Shes very bossy and rules this nest with an iron fist if she had a fist! But all she can wield is a tiny little paw.
 OOOO this was so very good, Its Meatballs and mash potatoes, with pizza sauce on it all. The meatballs melted in my mouth. The beer was a nice brew very light with peach tones I dint order it Terry did and he really liked it. Im taking my niece Julie and her hubby along with my mom to their afternoon bash on Thursday.
Heres a view of the Pizza Lounge it is so pretty and very clean. I loved it there I cant wait to go back. Im hoping to go Thursday because they have specials after 4 pm till 7 pm. a lot of 5.00 specials and 2 dollars off beers and wines. Any excuse for a nice glass of wine.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

doilies from June and July 2013

 Tada here it is my very lovely July CAL that I did with Stitchy McFloss. It was a little touch and go there but with her help I finished the doily. Im so happy I did It turned out lovely don't you all think?
 This little doily I made in the middle of Junes CAL and Julys CAL its really cute I think. Was thinking of making it a lot bigger but now Im having second thoughts
Heres my Crinoline lady. I started it a about three days ago and I struggled with the beginning but its taking shape now. I was hoping it would be smaller but its what it is. Im using a size 13 hook and size 40 thread. I suppose I could have used a size 20 thread but Ive begun so now this is what it is. Ill keep you all posted.
Crochet on.....

Sunday, July 07, 2013

1952 Chair Doily Set

 Heres pics of my next doily set. I bought 2 very ornate picture frames that I wanted to add a doily to.  Ill take pics of the frames later to show you.But I could not find a doily that I liked till now. I bought the book off of Ebay and just received it. This is the back of the chair doily I haven't decided if Im going to make or not
 This is the Lady Doily that I will be making for one of the frames. The frame is a oval frame so Im thinking of adding more stitches to the top so it doesn't look like a straight line on top. Isnt she pretty?
 This is the Gentleman doily. I like him too. THe pattern calls for size 40 thread. Ive never used such thin thread before but I think I can get used to it.
Hers what the set looks like altogether. Isnt it pretty? The pattern is dated 1952. I fell madly for it when I saw it. Please pray all goes well as I stitch it up.
Im still working on my Cluster Stitch Doily dated 1955, I have 6 more rows to go. I had some difficulties but with Stitchy McFloss' help I have figured that I need to read the pattern carefully to understand it. With being so old they read different than todays patterns. Thanks Vicki love your help!
Ok friends be good and continue to crochet on...

Saturday, July 06, 2013

July doily

I'm in the beginning stages of the July CAL doily from Stitchy McFloss . I have been a difficult stitcher for Stitchy if I would stop and read the pattern as written I would not be having such difficulties.
I love the doily anyways it's going to be really pretty when it's done.
We had a very quite 4 th of July. But my ever all hearing dogs barked all night at the fireworks in the neighborhood.
I made the wrist thread holder a few years back, it comes in very handy when I take my doily along with me.
Ok have a blessed weekend and crochet on.....

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lucilles BBQ

Yumm, We ate out at Lucilles BBQ. It was so very good. I think its one of my favorites for BBQ. They served me some awesome corn chowder and some great homemade buns with apple butter. Yummy. I shared a sample platter with Terry and brought home their bread pudding with bourbon sauce, yummmmm. I love me some bread pudding.
  Im waiting patiently for Stitchy McFloss to let me know what the next CAL will be. I have finished 2 adult hats working on the 3rd. Ill take a pic for you later.
  Ok crochet on...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Doily and craft room

 This is a closeup of the June Crochet Along I did with Stitchy
 Heres the whole doily I know its a little hard to see with my shadow in the way
 This is just some of my yarn and sewing junk I took out of my craft room
This is my little craft room. My sister Carri and I are attempting to organize and clean it up so I can add all my yarn. I should have taken a pic of my library where all my yarn is stashed. When we finish I will post a tadah pic.
Ok Im off to start my crochet for charity I need to get started so I can have plenty for the holidays.
Crochet on...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Comments fixed

So Sorry my friends but I have disables the Google + comments so everyone can comment if they so choose to. I love your comments so please fill free to do so.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Lily Pond Doily & Anniversary Dinner

Yesterday was our 39th wedding anniversary. We kept seeing the commercial from Famous Daves burnt ends so we went there for our special day. We didn't like them as much as we liked the Rib Tips instead.
We enjoyed our week together we hung out at the house and did a little shopping and all in all had a nice week.
Next year it will be our 40th and we are hoping to go on a cruise to Alaska. If not we are going to go hang out with my sister at her time share in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Id love to go into Reno and hangout at Jimmy Beans and shop for some great yarn.
Ok Im working on the June CAL from StitchyMcFloss , so far so good:) lol I kinda like this one Im stitching it up with DMC Dusty Rose size 10 thread using a size 8 hook, it called for a size 7 hook but I couldn't find mine. Its probably stuck in some other project that I started and never finished, As soon as do a little more Ill take some pics for you all to see my progress.
Ok have a great week and Crochet On...

Monday, June 03, 2013

Romantic Pineapple Doily

I put this 27 inch doily on my stool at the end of my bed and it is so big I cant even use it for what I wanted to use it for, so I think Ill make another one after I get the June 1 CAL done, Im thinking of maybe using a size 7 or 6 hook. We will see,
Crochet on...

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Romatic doily finished

Here is my finished Doily. Isnt it lovely? Its rather big at 27" around. I love tho. Its in lavender and dark purple around the edge. As soon as it dries Ill post a better pic.
Im starting another doily from StitchyMcflos come join us its very lovely.
I want to put out a little help me with a pattern if you can. Im looking for a 12" by 9: oval doily to put into some antique frames that I have. If anyone runs across a pattern Id appreciate it if you drop me off a little comment of where I can purchase or get one for free. Thanks in advance.
My friend Karen has started our charity of Senior Lapghans for this year. She already has 5 done I just need to put them together. I taught my sister Carri to do a granny square so Im hoping she will make a few for me too. Hoping to make 50 this year.
Ok have a very blessed day and crochet on...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Romantic Pineapple doily cal

this is Row 27 of the doily Im making along with others from Stitchy site.
I found an error in row 27 so here it is
Row 27: Sl st across to center of ch 5 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp, *ch 5, dc cl, dc in next dc, tr in next dc, tr cl, tr in next dc, tr dec in next 2 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3,tr cl, tr in next dc, dc in next dc, dc cl in next dc,{ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp}across**
the dark underlined st is the one missing from the patter. I hope this helps anyone else that is doing this pattern.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Moms gifts 2013

Moms day 2013
I'm adding this little entry on my new mini iPod, my son Shawn gave me yesterday. I was so shocked to receive such a nice gift. The roses are from my hubby Terry.
As soon as I get used to this little mini ill be posting more!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mamas Day

Happy Mothers Day to all my Friends and Family members who have and want or ever loved someone as a mama. Enjoy your day!
Have a cuppa tea, and a nice slice of sweetness, and love as you all do...