Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Crochet Gift and Link to a Free Plus-Size Pattern

My friend Courtney and I decided to do a friendship swap and I made this little teacup and saucer set for her.... was my first time doing tapestry crochet, but she loves tea-related things so I just had to make it for her!  The pattern was in the April 2008 issue of Crochet World Magazine.

I also sent her the pumpkin that I had made for her, and I also made her a few other goodies and decorated the box I shipped them in really pretty for her. (You'll be able to see that on my Art and Journaling blog)

Now I'm working on a laced up camisole plus-size set...a free pattern! :o)
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
Proverbs 21:9

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and a Special Birthday Wish

To all of my friends and family I wish you....
Today would have been my Daddy's 67th birthday.
Cheers to my Daddy!
I love you so much and miss you immensely.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6 NIV

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I haven't forgotten about you, I promise!
I've been having a rough last few weeks. My Daddy (who passed away two years ago) would have been celebrating his birthday on November 25. Even after two years, I still have dreams of my Daddy. He was by no means a perfect man, or the perfect dad, but I can't express how very much I miss him! Even as I am typing, I can't stop the tears from coming. I hope you guys will forgive me for not posting more. I just don't have the heart to do it right now. 

I have been doing a lot of crocheting. All of it has been on gifts, so I can't discuss what right now, but my fingers haven't been idle, LoL.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday my friends & please, don't take for granted those you love and let them know how thankful you are to have them.  I tell you with all sincerity, I am truly thankful for all of you!

With all my heart,

And since we have been made right in God's sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God's condemnation.
Romans 5:9 NLT

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Crocheted Baby Hat With Free Pattern Link

I made this cutie for my great-niece.  I was going to add a flower to it, but decided to go with the ribbon so that her mama could adjust it if needed. 
This really was a very well-written pattern, easy to follow and quick and easy to make up. 
I got the pattern from Ravelry. You will have to download it there.


but those who hope in the LORD
   will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
   they will run and not grow weary,
   they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31 NIV

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Crochet Hat & Another Free Pattern Link

It was a great pattern, very well written and easy to follow, however I did find that the hat was too tight at the edge from the slst and to compensate I modified rows 17 & 22. Here’s what I did:
Row 17- ch1, sc in next st (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st) repeat from in next 28 sts.
Row 22- Same as original pattern thru the hdc THEN: SC around back of hat to beginning of brim, join w/ slst to beginning hdc.
Also, the pattern for the flower isn't included so I used this pattern that I also found on Ravelry, where you also download it from.  I did this in two colors and after I did the end of the petals row of color #1 (back color), I joined and finished off then attached color #2 (front color) and continued following the directions in the pattern.

I hope this helps someone! :o)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 NIV

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumpkins Galore

I finished crocheting a pumpkin that I made for a friendship swap today...
...these things are so popular! All of my friends are asking for them. I guess you could say that I've been up to my ears in pumpkins! LoL
Lucky for me Karla's pattern is so quick, easy and fun!

Finally, be strong in the LORD and in his mighty power.
Ephesians 6:10 NIV

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Birthday Post

My son Jeremy turned 16 today!
Where does the time go???
Here he is around age 9/10...
and this one was taken just a couple of months ago...

I love you baby!

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 NIV