Sunday, February 26, 2006


i'm so excited!!! i finally got this purse pattern to work. i still need to line it before i mail it off.....i hope my friend likes it


another pic


i frogged the purse i posted last night...........started this one. they say third time is the charm. i think this is really cool. i have enough yarn and patience left over for another one

Saturday, February 25, 2006


my current project

well i am feeling pretty good about the crochet olympics. i not only did the scary granny ripple but also finished a second baby ghan. the yahoo group has been the most fun i've had in a long time. the list is going to stay open with a monthly challenge format. i am so excited about it. i've learned a little more about blogging and html, altho i'm happy i have a knowledgeable teen in the started a cabled purse...pattern from Knitpics......the color is a bit dark to show the cables well and the yarn is crimpy.....but it is soft and the color is gorgeous. it's bernat breeze and a dark purply grape color. it will be a gift for a dear friend. i'll post a picture but you really can't see much

Friday, February 24, 2006


well here it is. My olympic project blocked and ready to go.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

ummmm....jeff just brought me a pepperoni that true love or what? and it was good!!!! well i was turned down by people for people today (funding source for college) and as i am sipping my margarita on the rocks i am contemplating the state of the world. well at least my little corner of it. basically i was turned down because i'm not a felon, i'm not a druggy, i'm not an alcoholic (but i am in training), my husband doesn't beat me,i have a home, my I.Q. is over 80, i have had a 4 words, i'm not a loser. .............hmmm do i sound a bit bitter? i guess i am a little. i was married for 20 years and my only job was raising foster kids ( i adopted 2). i've worked since then, and remarried, but just minimum wage jobs. i could do great at school but it doesn't look like i am going to get the chance to find out. i wouldn't trade my life for anything. i love jeff........he's the best man for me. in fact he is playing/singing/ playing his harmonicas to all my favorite songs. he is so good to and for me. my grandbabies are my world. all 8 of them. each one more precious than the next. and if spring EVER gets here i will be out in the flower beds. and i guess if i have to go back to being a bartender or waitress i will. my brother tells me i am a survivor so i better do what i need to so i don't disapoint of course he refers to himself as a predator. i've been disappointed before so this too shall pass. but until's gonna be margarita time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


a close up of the stitch


gee i haven't posted in soooooooo long. this is my current olympic project. i finally got the first ghan washed today and it is blocking so i will have a picture of that in a day or two

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Friday, February 17, 2006

WOOHOO!!! i finished my crochet olympic project. it needs to be washed and blocked , then i will post a pic of the finished blanket. i picked this project for a couple was so pretty and so different that i just fell in love with it. knowing i had tried and failed many times with a ripple pattern really scared me tho. But this just went perfectly. i frogged part of one row at the beginning and the rest just worked !! i hope the parents to be like it as much as i do. since i finished so early i am starting another blanket. Cuddly Confections from annies attic pattern of the day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Good evening everyone, i got a little crocheting done today. not as much as i wanted but i'm plugging along. there are a couple new pictures under this. the color is a little off but it really does i'm taking heather shopping sunday and i am going to try to find the joann's in yakima. i have a request for a pink and green john deere tractor baby afghan
happy crocheting


this is a little better.............


i have one corner looks like a different color but it really does match

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


this is the youngest and she is holding iggy...the remaining puppy from our tiny litter

HAPPY VALENTINE"S DAY to everyone!!!!
well it was a busy day today. ran valentine purses to the 3 granddaughters, babysat and ran errand after errand. i have managed to get 9/24 of my granny squares done for my olympic project. i may get done early but i have another baby ghan started so i will work on that. well the ice skaters are on and boy are they fantastic!!! i love to watch them skate. jeff is waiting for the enjoy the olympics no matter what is your favorite to watch

Monday, February 13, 2006


this is my ghan so far for crochet olympics

DAY #3...........well so far my project is coming along pretty good. i had quite a problem with a double wound skein of yarn but with constant stubborness and a few choice words...........i prevailed!!!!



Saturday, February 11, 2006

Good morning everyone, yesterday was the official start of the olympics and i along with 133 fellow crochet-olympians got off to a good start!!! a few of us did a little frogging but better the first day than the last. i got the center granny square done on my blanket and am on the first row to switch to the ripple pattern.
good luck to everyone

Thursday, February 09, 2006

hi again................norah says i can put a button on here to join goes attempt one

Click to join crochetolympics

feb 9th
one day closer to the knitting and crochet olympics. are you excited? i'm dying to get started on my baby ghan!!!! i started a yahoo group just for the olympics so if you are interested please let me know. it is
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Sunday, February 05, 2006

think the next project will be a sweater purse for a friend.....i just need to pick the colors

Friday, February 03, 2006


my dil, heather and the brownie troop


hannah at her brownie meeting

feb 3...............well another they say..........i have 5 of 15 baby wash clothes done...........not sure i will ever finish at the rate i am is sick, kennedy is sick..........must be the season. i will be going to watch hannah get her awards at her brownie ceremony tonight..........i got her vest finished this morning.nothing like a last minute grandma. the ad for the puppies starts cute as they are i can't wait to see them gone.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


here's a picture of my olympic project


come join the fun

well i took the plunge and signed up to join the crochet olympics. i'll be doing the granny ripple baby afghan...........anyone else care to join in?