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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Crocheting in March for National Crafting Month? Why do I Love it so Much?


Crocheting and why I Love it????
I had to think about this one a bit. I mean I know I love to crochet, but to explain why???? 

Hmmmm I guess mostly I like to feel the yarn and then to create something pretty with it. I see a pattern that I absolutely have to have and then I start shopping for yarn to make to make it with. Now the shopping part is the best. 
Who doesn't love to go to yarn shops and touch and feel all those beautiful yarns. And what about all the new colors and series of yarns that are coming out for the spring? Have any of you been to your local yarn shops yet? Oh my, there are a lot of new yarns out... I love love Bernat yarn.. It just feels good when I crochet. I also like the new Simply Soft Light yarn 3-ply that is out. The colors are brilliant and it is twisted so not as difficult to crochet with as the 4ply can be. 

     
What about crocheting with t-shirt yarn? That is fun too...The end result is a really sturdy project. 

But I love to crochet because it allows me to relax while I watch my favorite TV show.  I feel like I am accomplishing more and therefore can justify my TV watching.... LOL.... 

Crochet gets my mind off any of my days stress and lets me float into my pattern. Chloee my little dog loves when I crochet so she can curl up on my lap, her favorite place to be. :) 


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So I guess the thing is its my favorite hobby to do...crochet crochet crochet is
a wonderful hobby it will always make you new friends. Go anywhere and sit down and within an hour I can guarantee that someone come up to you to ask you what you're making or ohh and ahhh over the yarn. Most people are fascinated with the art and love to see someone doing it.. a great way to pass the craft onto another too....


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spring-petals-backpack

You will have a long conversation with many when you crochet in publics. And since this is National crafting Month go for it and enjoy meeting others who love the craft as much as we do.... After all its spring time and even if its cold where you are, go sit in a mall or a restaurant and it will work the same way.

Happy Crocheting......




Saturday, January 11, 2014

WIP Progress And My New "Dazzle Shoulder Shawl" Pattern Its My Own Design


I am working on a New Design.  I call it my "Dazzle Shoulder Shawl" I have a surprise finished touch you'll want to be sure to see.  


I finished a couple other "Curly" scarves as gifts for upcoming "B" days.



Stay tuned for the finishing touches on my shawl......



Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Make Some Home Made Chicken Soup and Crochet

Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe
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With all the colds and lazy times curling up in front of the fireplace, its best to curl up with not only your hooks but also some HOMEMADE CHICKEN SOUP. watch how to make one of my favorite recipes from 

Original recipe makes 10 servings




  1. Put the chicken, carrots, celery and onion in a large soup pot and cover with cold water. Heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chicken meat falls off of the bones (skim off foam every so often).
  2. Take everything out of the pot. Strain the broth. Pick the meat off of the bones and chop the carrots, celery and onion. Season the broth with salt, pepper and chicken bouillon to taste, if desired. Return the chicken, carrots, celery and onion to the pot, stir together, and serve.
Now what should we make after we eat our soup????  I LOVE this afghan with sleeves.....so this is my next project and its FREE tooo....


Now to decide what color???? Hmmmm




Monday, December 30, 2013

Have A Stitching Merry Christmas & Happy New Year All

Have you ever seen these soaps they have real money inside. Once you lather it on
you will find $1-$50 inside. I put this one in my son's stocking. :)



I like my red one



Sorry I have been absent, but a MErry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!
I hurt my arm/shoulder and I had very limited time on the computer, hence I didn't post :( 

I have been catching up and doing a few projects this month....
so pretty 

this scarf turned out really nice with a little sparkle
handing out gifts at our charity nursing home

we all had gifts to share

Bob and I were prepared for the cool evening air

they even had music playing while we waited to board

this was the boat we went on there were 28 of us

Bob went with me this year with our crafting group

one of the houses all lit up on our boat cruise to see the Chrsitmas lights


there were a total of 9 centerpieces I had to make

this is another siver and cream Sashay scarf

one of the Turkey Party centerpieces

this bag I made awhile ago

I made this sucker ghost plant

this was the prize table

decorated for Halloween even the bottles

made some candy bar wrappers
love this yarn
I gave this one to my grand daughter it is so soft
    
one of the 3 trees I made wrapped in yarn I like these from Pretty Ditty  
all 3 trees


                       I crocheted this one with Sashay
our tree 
all bagged up and ready to go
some of the items we made to give to our local charity
nursing home


♥
So True thank you Chatty Crone
I made my daughter an infinity scarf








Our Red Hats group had a tea cup
exchange party

Monday, October 07, 2013

Preparing for Stitch n Chicks and Social Butterflies Halloween Parties

at our last Stitch n Chicks meeting I wore my "chicks" hat


line up for our Red hats Halloween Game Time day

I had so much fun making up prizes and bagging them up

these adorable boxes were at the $1 store

I made this for a centerpiece for our Halloween party this month they are suckers
and wrapped in paper towels...too cute.

a crochet pumpkin candy bowl 

candy corn table centerpieces

this one is filled with chocolate balls

Frankenstein & bride gifts

candle Dracula

ghost candle

pumpkin candle

witch candle


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