Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sad Day

Tiny Dog died today. Sad Day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Felted Flowers

Did ya ever just love a candle??? I love this one it's Eucalyptus .
My husband is not fond of it but I am.

I have a Jack Russell Terrier mix that is my baby. But he is getting old 16 or 17. I rescued him back in 1994. The vet said then that he was probable 3 or 4 years old. I think he will be going to doggy heaven soon.

He does not jump around like he used to. Boy those dogs can jump. My husband mentioned that Tiny will not last much longer. As soon as the words came out of his mouth I started to cry. What a Wimp I am. We have no kids so we spoil our animals. We both thought about getting him stuffed when he dies. BUT that is really creepy..... Crocheted flowers that I did in wool yarn. Then I felted them.
Who knows What I am going to do with them????? But I thought they were pretty. I have not done many flowers before and I thought I would try these.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall in Ohio

Seasons. Which is your favorite??? I love all of them.

Fall evens smells different.

I have a lot of yard work to do.
Enjoy each and every season and may God Bless you and yours.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Acorn Squash Crockpot & Can Cozy

Yummy. We (my husband & I ) eat a lot of crockpot food. You can make anything in it. I found this cool site I changed the recipe a little because I did not have some of the stuff.
The recipe calls for :
1 pound turkey or chicken ( I used very lean Stew meat)
yellow onion ( I used 2)
3 chopped garlic cloves ( I used 6) Wow My husband lovesss Garlic
1 can of Kindey beans rinsed and drained
1 sweet potato, pealed and chopped ( I did not have 1)
3 red potatoes( I used 5 cause I did not have a sweet potato
1 acorn squash, peeled and chopped ( heat in microwave 8 min. then let cool, verrry hot)
4 cups broth ( I used beef and veggie)
1 can tomatos plus some hot peppers
cloves( I did not have any)
all spice ( 0 in my cupboard)
salt and pepper

I always boil my meat or brown it first then put in crockpot.
peel and chop the veggies
peel and chop the acorn squash
pour everything in crockpot

cook on high 4 hrs than I turned it down to low for 2 or 3 hours.

My husband and I loved it. I am taking bites in between typing this (HA HA)
Can cozy
There are some patterns to crochet for a can cozy. Check out Crochet pattern central.
This one was verry easy
Ch 4 slip to form ring
6 sc in ring, join in top of slip
sc in same stitch
sc around.
keep sc around
when you reach your desired height finish off.

There are even ones for bottled waters.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cool Purse

This purse took me 1 day to make except the lining. One of my favorite colors . I seem to have a passion right now for purses. I found this one at .It took me a few times to figure the shape out but I finally figured it out. This is a crochet purse by the way. I had a hard time finding yarn for this one because,Well, I Huh, Am not verry organized with my yarn stash. Some of it is in bags. Some in plastic containers. My husband gets upset of course. Oh well. I love to dig through it all. The textures and colors. One of these days!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tulip Design Dish cloth

My one dog is a Bichon Frise. I love those little fluffy dogs. I have breathing problems and I am not supposed to have dogs or birds But I love them. I have to bath them at least once a month. To keep the dander down. This is the pattern site.

I thought this was a pretty design. Easy to make. It is crocheted.

I made this on Monday then I gave it to my mother-in-law. She likes handmade dishcloths too.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Small Purley Puffs Hat

This is one of the things I am making for Christmas gifts this year. A HUGE THANKS goes to Cat at
She has a wealth of knowledge on all crochet. I love her HATS. For this pattern look under I made these last week for my husbands second cousin. She saw the yarn and loved the color so I thought she would love a hat and scarf. My slipper wanted to make a apperance.
The pattern is very easy to follow. I never did a puff stitch before and I thought it was fun.

Cute Puppies!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

dishcloths and potholder

Cool potholder that I crocheted. It's thicker than some I have seen unless you make 2 and crochet them together. Basketweave design. I really like this one.
Good ole grandma's !
The reason I wanted to knit was cause of all the cool dishcloths. When I finally learned I was surprised of all the other things you could knit. This one is a tulip design. VERY SIMPLE. I am doing it now.
A really good site for dishcloths is Scroll down and hit dishcloth boutique. They have a ton. I have done at least 20 different ones over the years.

This little thing is a mum( flower). I think it is really cute.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Felted Bowl

Did you ever try and felt something??????

I love to felt wool yarn. This is a bowl that I did.
It is knitted in the round on No. 6 circular needles. Cast on 25 stitches. Knit 14 rounds. Knit along sides and start knitting in the round for 10 or 12 rounds. Next I added multicolored yarn 10 rounds. Increase 4 stitches then when your done with the color yarn decrease those 4 stitches. Knit 2 rounds. Decrease 2 stitches. Knit 2 rounds. Decrease 2 stitches. Find the # of stitches to make middle for holes. knit holes. then knit 6 rounds. all done.

Then you stick it in the washer with some old jeans and wash on hot water with a little bit of soap. I stuffed mine with plastic bags to make shape and let dry.

I grew up in the 70's and Holly Hobbie was a big collectors item back then. I still to this day LOVE Holly Hobbie. So here is a cute picture to brighten your day!!!

I still have some old ceramic Holly Hobbie figurines.