Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe and Healthy New Year!!!!

I am starting a new job today. Wish me luck!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Headbands Knitted

I think Headbands are way cool. When I go to the Thursday night knitters group everyone is doing different things. Ponchos,blankets, hats, socks, purses, scarfs, you name it they do it.
I got this pattern from them. Very simple cable headband. But it is so cute. I am addicted to them.

I found out that because I am left handed, WELL they told me that I am Knitting left handed. I hold my yarn in my left hand. I guess that is wrong...
At first I was hurt by this. But now that is the way I do it. Maybe I will try to learn to do it right handed.

This is the last of the green yarn too. I am kinda glad. I was going to model it but well my hair is not done. HAHA
I started a white one now .I gave away the purple one.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

One of the coolist books out there ( My Opinion). I was first introduced to this masterpiece when I was in high school in south Texas( 9 th grade). I had the BEST English teacher. She taught me sooo much in 1 year than all of those English teachers put together. Funny how somtimes things like that happen.

Ever since High school I have watched this movie around Christmas. Something about the wind howling and snow drifting. Very dark movie. My husband tolerates watching it.
The actors are at the their castle on the moors. They went there since they were children. What PASSION .
These pictures are from the old black and white movie. I have a copy of it .
I think I have 2 different copys of the book. They are different from the movie.

I love the Bronte sisters. Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights in 1847. I think she was 30. She died the next year. This is her only book publication. She had 2 sisters and 1 brother. You might remember Charlotte Bronte she wrote Jane Eyre. Another Tragic LOVE story.
The famous end seen. I cryed the first time I saw it and every time since TRUE LOVE.

A lot of people don't like it because it IS so dark. But I have to admit I have a dark side. I always feel and see the pain of people.
I read alot of books. LOVE BOOKS.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone Blessed Be

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree !!

I thought I would make a Christmas tree. The pattern came from a friend on the net. Thanks HD. I used old beads I had to accent the tree. My topper was my crochet hook. Very Original right??

I have been making lots of head bands. I just learned to knit cables the right way. So now my new love is cable headbands. Hopefully I don't give them all away before I can take pictures.
Found this picture surfing the net. I thought it was very funny. Poor Kitty. He looks sooo SAD.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thank You for the help

A BIG THANK YOU to LETS GO YARNIN. She helped me figure out how to add a gadget.

Pizzelle Cookies

I make alot of these cookies at the holidays. YUM. I took some to the knit group on thursday night. People gobbled them up. Oh, I made rudolph too. One women wanted me to make her some extra. So I will try to make some for this thursday. It seems I make more and more every year. I use the recipe from the Betty Crocker Book.
I like mine a little brown .
At this knit group I have picked up some nice knitting patterns. One is for a cabled headband ( which I started last night while watching It's a Wonderfull Life). It won't take to long. Pattern # 2 is a lace mohiar scarf. Wow that stuff is fuzzy. But Gorgous. Pattern # 3 Diaginal Scarf Very pretty. Plus a few more. I also started the Lace Mohair scarf.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award Awesome!!!

This is my first award. Thank You, Thank You, to She has really givin me inspiration and encouragement. I forgot how much I love to crochet. I look forward to reading her blog. Well there are few people that I like to read. The rules are that the recipient is to list six things that make him or her happy before you pass it forward to others.

So here it goes:

1. When my husband and I cuddle. There is nothing like the spoon effect. so cozy.

2. The smell of fresh brewed tea and that first sip.

3. My family around the holidays

4. To be able to breathe better.

5. The feel of yarn.

6. My animals. Sometimes dogs can be so funny.

1. Wonderful site lots and lots of goodies .

2. Simplicity. Lovely site. She sells some lovely stuff.

2. Lots of Cool patterns, I love BAGS and SCARFS. she has alot.

There are truly some very crafty people out there. I love that blogs have givin people a way to show off their talent.



Monday, December 8, 2008

Help With Felted Bag

What should I do????
I felted this BIG Bag months ago. I could not figure out what to do with it.
Should I use the handles that I braided felted????? Or should I do something different?Should I line it??
The Bag meassures 13 inches tall and 22 inches long. Nice Big Bag for everything.

What about Embellishments???? Flowers?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Fat Bottom Bag BROWN

Okay so I HAD to make another one This is a example of the lining before I sewed it together. GOOGLE Fat bottom bag lining and there is a women that has the detail instructions on the lining.
I can't seem to find it in my papers. Yes I have a ton of patterns. Some are organized and some are not.

I like it with the flower.


Fat Bottom Bag PINK

I have had this one made. But no lining since September.

A quick fact about this bag. If you are going to line it.... LINE IN FIRST BEFORE YOU DO THE HANDELS............ Because of the way it gathers. Line it while it is flat.Then I did the lining in October.

Then finally I found some cute buttons. Which one?????
My husband chose this one.

This bag uses a special stitch called Herringbone half double crochet. Very cool stitch once you figure it out. It took me a few tries.

This is the book the pattern is in. I think this book is worth the money.

Crochet Mary Jane Slippers

Okay so my picture isn't the best. But the slipper is cute.
How about the flower????

You can make cuffs for them. It is on the website.

I always have on my ballerina type slippers. Our whole house is hard wood floors. My feet get cold..This pattern fits me perfect. Plus they took me 30 min. each slipper. Fast. Cute gifts too.

Pink Waves Scarf

I have made alot of scarves over the years but I have to say. This scarf is pretty cool. I really love the pattern stitch. It is the nov. 27 post.

I went to my local yarn shop yesterday to pick up the other skein of of yarn that I needed for this scarf. I stayed 4 hours.

They were having their Thursday night get together. I had such a blast. Boy there are some really talented knitters out there. All of the people were knitting.
They were knitting socks, bags, hats, afghans, shawls, vests,baby afghans, and so on. They invited me back for next week. It is pot lock night. So I should bring something.Last night the lady that owns the shop had split pea soup and cookies and tea. I love tea. I was working on my scarf while I was there. One women had just finished this bag I saw at knitpicks new catalog. It is called Sipalu Bag . It looked soooo hard. She the people at knipicks really helped her with the pattern. She did not want to take to our local yarn shop cause she did not buy it there. But she brought it to show us the finished bag. It was Awesome.

I have been to other knit togethers before but they were so far away. This one is south of me about 20 min. away. Not to bad.

Now what to bring to the next meeting to eat??? Any ideas??????

Monday, December 1, 2008

Here Fishy Fishy

Here are some pictures of our aquariums. We have 5 total. the biggest being 75 gallons.
We enjoy our fish. There is even a Aquarium Society in our area. It is alot of fun to go to fish auctions around here. The big boy up top is a Texas Ciclid. My husband bought him when he was itty bitty. Now he is huge. I did not care for him to much at first. You would be surprise the personality of a fish.
This tank is our 30 gallon. The round looking one is a Discus. My favorite.I need to take more pictures of the tanks. It is pretty hard to take pictures of fish. I was surprised. I keep deletting cause the picture is blurry.

Well I am so upset with myself. I have done this before but when??? will i ever learn. ?? When you buy yarn make sure you get enough to do the project. I bought 1 skein of wool called Kaleidoscope from elegant yarns it was $8.99. Very pretty yarn. Well I decided to make a scarf pattern with it. The pattern I was very excited about. I have half of it done and no more yarn.
I am going to try and call my local yarn shop (where I got it from) and see if she has any more. I just love the scarf. I will post a picture soon.

Easy Peasy Purple Purse

Before FlowerAfter Flower LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this purse

Well it is finally finished.

I think I am going to give it as a gift for x-mas to someone.

This is the first time I ever made a pocket in the lining. It turned out pretty good. Plus I bought the magnetic snap closure. The lining is plain because that was all i had that matched.