Friday, September 19, 2014

~ bits & pieces #6 ~

I've started working on a round ripple.  I started it a different way and every other point is just a tad smaller.  I will write up and post the pattern when I can.  

Another baby cocoon finished for the 'guardian grandmas'.  I used my Innovations knitting machine and I had absolutely no problem with dropped stitches or 2 or 3 stitches getting stuck on the one problem needle on the machine.  Yay!!  (I was happy that I didn't get irritated.)
The trick for me is to go slooooow.  Going slow takes a lot longer, but it's still quicker than hand knitting or crocheting. 

My bad dogs waiting for a treat.  ♥

I went through my yarn to organize and to remind myself what yarns were in the back containers and ended up sorting out about 3 bags.  I am going to see if I can donate some to James' school, and to the recreation center at the campground.  Kids (and teachers) can always use yarns in their projects.  

See ya next time.  :)
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

~ crafty projects and my vops blanket finale ~

I was inspired by 'Lazy Daisy Jones' to craft this beaded hanger.  It was very easy to do.  All you need is a wire hanger, a pair of pliers, and some pony beads.  I didn't add beads to the hook part, but I'm thinking that I need to add something to the section where the beads come together.

This is a little rock I drew our campsite on to.  

I have finished my vops blanket.  I didn't measure it, but in the second picture it's on our queen size bed.  I didn't make it for the queen bed though - it's for a twin size bed.  :)

See ya next time.  :)

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

~ 9-11 ~

I remember being horrified that the U.S. was under attack.  

I remember being terrified because we thought our brother-in-law was working at the Pentagon that day.

I remember feeling a great sense of relief and thankfulness when we found out that he did not go there that day.

I remember being shocked because I realized I was watching people die on television.

I remember crying.

I remember feeling helpless because there was nothing I could do.

I remember feeling such great anger.

I remember wanting revenge.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

~ vops blanket update ~

10 rows done so far.  :)

(vops = variegated, ombre, print and stripes)

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

~ 'guardian grandmas' donation from Amy S. ~

I received this donation Tuesday and at first I didn't know who it was from, but Amy S. messaged me and let me know it was from her.

Tucked inside the box I found a granny square blanket, 5 baby cocoons, and 9 baby hats.  Amy told me that she made the cocoons and hats on her Addi knitting machines.

Thank you so much Amy.  ♥ 

Here is the finished baby cocoon that I made with my Innovations knitting machine.  It took me about 3 tries before I got it right.  The trick to the knitting machine is to go real, real slow so as to not drop stitches, or jam the stitches up on the 1 stupid needle that always gives me a problem.



(you can make the video go faster by clicking on the little sprocket thing, and then click on 1.25 or 1.5)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

~ bits & pieces #5 ~

Making more squares for my VOPS blanket.

Two of my mini orchids have flowered.  They are so pretty and so easy to take care of.  The mini orchids only need one ice cube every Sunday.
I bought these 3 at Giant for only $1.29 each.  I guess the flower people at Giant thought that they were done for.  The orchid on the left in the bottom picture shows no sign of flowering now, but I'm sure that it will eventually.

New hooks for a friend.
I hope she likes them.

I had plans to go to the campground last Thursday and stay for a few days - my family has started making plans for the Haunted TeePee and a meeting was being held on Saturday.  Well, I had to cancel on that because I had to stay home and wait for a phone call from the manager of AC Moore.  But guess what?  She never called.  What a kick in the butt.  Don't tell me you're going to call and then don't.
Oh well - maybe she'll call this week.  

I wish you all a great week.  :)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

~ bits & pieces #4 ~

Trying to make a teddy bear bib last night - I don't think it worked.  Bobby said that I should make his ears bigger.  What do you think?
p.s. this is the back of a teddy bear.

Just playing around with my polymer clay.

These are the 'guardian grandmas' donations that I have bagged and carded.  There are a few more bags in the back of my car.

Have a good day ladies.  :)

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