Thursday, February 19, 2009


Now that I got your attention...LOL....I will tell you what WIP means. WIP is short for Works in Progress. When I first saw that in one of my crochet groups I was like HUNH....Till someone explained it to me. Since I am not big on blogging I thought I would drop in today and just give an update on WIPs that I am working on. (Yeah I know I have more going on than I should) I have 15 crochet cross bookmarks almost done for an order that I have. I still need to weave in the tails then starch and put the tassels on the. I also have 6 elephant fridgies that I need to weave the tails in then glue some eyes and magnet on them to finish them off. I started 2 days ago another round ripple babyghan that I THOUGHT I had done last nite till I went to do the edging. In doing the edging I came to a spot that the count was off...yep you guessed it...dumb me dropped a stitch in one of the corners. What made me more mad at myself about it is I didn't catch it sooner since the drop stitch was back at the halfway mark of the afghan that I was working on. So now it sits waiting on me to come work on it and get it done.
I got in the mail the past few days ebay orders that I had bidding on for doll faces. I now have more than enough of the faces to make plenty of the doll face potholders to sell and give away as gifts. I even have some dark ones that I am in hopes to work up as Indian doll face potholders.
Well I better get off here if I plan on getting some crochet done before kids get home from school. I have not firgured out yet how to type and crochet at same time yet.
Photos to follow later on the WIP that have been completed.
Oops forgot to mention I have 2 air freshner dolls just about done as well. Shows you were my head is.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Angel in My Pocket

While out looking for crochet patterns I came across this Tiny Angle pattern at Now I am not one that likes to weave in alot of ends so I got to thinking there has to be an easier way to making these tiny angels
Here is my edited version of this pattern
Tiny Angel
Ch 4, join w sl st in 1st ch to form ring, ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join w sl st in 1st sc (8 sc). This forms the Head

Ch 2, hdc, ch 2, hdc, che, sl st in same sc This forms 1st wing:

Sl st in next, ch 4, 3 trc, ch 4, sl st in same sc, This forms the dress.

Sl st in next sc, rep as for 1st wing. This forms the 2nd Wing

Weave in ends. Lightly starch.
As you can see they are tiny things
They also reminded me of a poem I once heard about the Angel in My Pocket. I found online this poem and printed it out so that with each angel I make a poem will go with it.

Angel In My Pocket

There's an Angel in my pocket,
Everywhere I go,
Just in case I need her,
'Cause she loves me so.
I never have to walk alone,
She's with me everyday.
She watches every step I take,
And often leads the way.
No one ever sees her,
She's meant for only me.
My special friend from heaven,
Came to set me free!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pineapple Trivit/Dishcloth

Thanks to Michele at Inspired Crochet Designs for this free pattern
This was so simple to work up. I did have 2 spots that I did different from the way it was worded in the pattern so that the end results would allow my finished project to look like hers.
In the pattern Michele has it as Rnd 1 - ch3 counts as 1st dc now and throughout. (2dc, ch2) I did the Ch 3, Dc 2 (2dc, ch2) 4times. This was so there was not an extra dc in the beginning round. The next part was where she has in Row 6 - side shell, ch2, sc in ch sp, (ch3, sc in ch1sp) across, ch2, shell in shell [8 ch3sps]..... I feel it should read Row 6 - side shell, ch2, sk first sc sp, sc in ch sp, (ch3, sc in ch1sp) across, ch2, shell in shell [8 ch3sps] By doing that then you would have the correct amout in the [ ] Once I did that this baby worked up real quick and easy. I know I will be making more.

4 Square Preemie Afghan

This is my verison of Patti Stone's Preemie Afghan. I did this as a CAL with CFWP events group. I have learned one one thing in don't use baby sport yarn if you want the pattern to work out right. I love how the pattern worked up but from now on I will use a softer baby yarn to make it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Blog Giveaway

If you are into quilting you need to check out Rhonda's blog in Patches and Pieces Not only does she have a free giveaway contest going on she also has some really nice work showing in her blogs.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Crochet Thread & Doll faces

Got part of my buying spree in today for the CALs that I have signed up with. Thanks to Wal Mart not having a wide selection of crochet tread I went shopping at Jo Ann's online. Got lucky on the shipping for it as well.
This is how the doll faces came wrapped from my ebay purchase.
Doll faces that will soon be Doll face Pot Holders.

This is what I got to see when I first opened my thread box.

Most of the colors I need for CALs that I am joining in and new colors for my cross bookmarks.
Do you think I have enough in my stash yet................NOPE!!!!!.....LOL

Friday, February 6, 2009

Finished Crochet Projects

Theses are some of the goodies I have been working in this past week
This is a Valentine Crinoline Doily that was a CAL in CFWP events group. I still need to finish weaving the ends, lightly starching and then gluing the parts together.

This Angel with Heart Filet came about thanks to Yvette bragging how easy it was to do and that it only took her two days. Well she was right it was easy even though I screwed up and dropped a stitch and didn't find it till I was to the halfway mark and things was looking really odd. This was a free pattern online and can be found at
There is only one correction to this I would like to add. At the end of each row before turning chain 3 (some only chains 2) This is the first DC for that row. Work the rest of the pattern as done so in the site.

This was a Scrubbie CAL I got myself into. I tell you I never in my wildest dreams expected a simple pattern to give me such a fit as this one did. My one big mistake was not reading the instruction completely FIRST. PLEASE NOTE this pattern is done in the back loops so to give it the ridge effect needed to make this pattern work out right. This was also a free pattern and can be found at the blog of GRANNYJUDITH
I found that naztazia posted step by step photo instructions of Granny Judith's pattern. This was what help me to discover my big OOps.

Now this was a fun CAL. For 3 weeks it was called the Mystery CAL. Can you tell what it is? With the parts I couldn't either but in the end after it was all put together it created this wonderful Starburst Hot Pad. (Don't you just love the colors?)

Still have a few other projects I am working on but that is for another day.

Craft Shows

Here are a few displays from my first show in Oct.
Theses are a few items I have done. Plastic Canvas Bingo Bag, Business card holders, recipe card holders. Necklaces and bracelets

Here I have beaded and feather earrings, crochet cross bookmarks and hanging Gaurdian Angels with poem.

More of my beaded and feather earrings, pony bead keychains, suncatcher crosses.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gone Goose Hunting

Well not really hunting goose, just patterns to make lawn ornament goose clothes. A friend of mine has a lawn ornament Goose that would like for me to make some clothes for her. Annies Attic at one time had a pamplet called "Annie's Attic Goose and Gander Parade Crochet" but now it is out of stock or can not be found *boo hoo* I can't even find some reasonaly prices use sewing patterns for some outfits. So if anyone out here can help me in with this new project of mine I would be so eternally grateful.

I would like to thank all that emailed me on where to look for patterns. As many times as I had searched Ebay I had not found it till I was sent the link tonight for "Annie's Attic Goose and Gander Parade Crochet" I now have on order a copy of it (as well as some Native American Fabric that the lady had as well.) Again Thanks to all that helped me out in this search.
(this is the fabric that I have coming in with the goose clothes pattern)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Online shopping @

Thanks to some CALs that I had joined in on I was in need of certain color crochet thread. Our Wal Mart has been the pits on color selections so I decided to shop around online. Tonight when I went back into I noticed that if you registered with them that your next order with them the shipping would only be $2.95 total. (Ok...can't beat that with an ugly stick) So off to picking out the colors I wanted/needed.
Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton-Wood, Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton-Purple, Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton-Maize, Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton-Orchid Pink, Knit-Cro-Sheen White & Gold, Knit-Cro-Sheen White & Silver, Knit-Cro-Sheen Gold, Knit-Cro-Sheen Crochet Cotton-Medium Rose, Knit-Cro-Sheen Crochet Cotton-Lilac (Most were special online prices even)
Not only did I get lucky on the shipping but they also had a online coupon code that will save you 40% off one regular purchased item. So when all was said and done my total savings tonight was $11.95....but I still spent $32.00 grand total for my goodies :)
I can not wait till they come in and I can start on the new CALs.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Today I had some time to kill before a meeting so I stopped off at our local Thrift store. Was just looking to see what goodies they may have that I could use for crafting. Found a relish tray that looks like it could come from Tupperware or rubbermade but was from Pioneer instead, and then idea hit me...HEY this would work for a sewing caddy. It has 4 latches on it that even if you didnt have them all clicked down it would still keep the lid on good to keep things from falling out. So now I have all my straight pins, bobbins, hook & eyes, and elastic in it.

Empty Relish Tray with lid

Relish Tray now being converted into sewing caddy

All tucked in and closed up for the night. :)
Also came away with some encyclopedias for my girls as well. Never can have too many of them around when you have 3 kids.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Crochet Cross Bookmark Pattern

Some time ago I found this cross bookmark pattern online (yes it was free I think) but now when I went to find it again so I could share it It was nowhere to be found. As for me saving a copy of it....well that got lost when my pc crashed. I have since taken the time to write it out as I crochet one so that I may share it with others. IF someone finds that this pattern is indeed not a free pattern or is copywritten please let me know and I will take it down.
Cross Bookmark

Material needed:
Bedspread cotton size 10 (your choice of color/s)
Steel hook size 7

Ch 5 sl st to form ring

Row 1: Ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc in ring, turn

Row 2-11: Ch 3, 3dc, ch 2, 3dc in ch 2 sp from row before, dc in top of ch3
At end of row 11 finish off.

ARMS of cross:
With right side facing on right side of the piece you just made join With sl st join to end of row 7, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the end of row 8, dc in the end of row 9, Turn
Rows 2-3: Ch 3, 3dc, ch 2, 3dc in ch 2 sp from row before, dc in top of ch3, At end of row 3 finish off.
Rep Left arm starting in the end rows of 9 - 8 –7

TRIM: (Can be done in contrasting color)
Join with sl st to the beg. Bottom ring of cross, Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the starting ring. Ch 3, 3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 1, Sc in end of row 2,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 3, Sc in end of row 4,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 5, Sc in end of row 6,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 1 of arm, Sc in end of row 2,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 3, 3dc, ch 2 3dc in ch 2 sp of row 3 arm,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 3, sc in end of row 2, 3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 1,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 10 (top part of the cross center) 3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 11, 3dc, ch 2 3dc in ch 2 sp of row 11,
on opposited sid of cross 3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 11, Sc in end of row 10,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 1 of arm, Sc in end of row 2,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 3, 3dc, ch 2 3dc in ch 2 sp of row 3 arm,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 3, sc in end of row 2, 3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 1,
sc in row 6, 3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 5, Sc in end of row 4,
3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 3, Sc in end of row 2, 3dc, ch 2 3dc in end of row 1
sl st to join top of ch 3, end
tie off loose ends
Lightly starch to hold shape.

With 4 inch piece of cardboard wrap bedspread thread 15 times around. Cut thread at end. (where you start and end your wrapping) Join with Half hitch to bottom of cross in the ch 2 sp of the trim. Trim ends to make even

Birthday Invite

When I started the Bedset Project never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to become part of the family to which the bedset would go to. Today in my email I received this email..."Eunice,This is Paul's birthday party invitation. All you've done for us we only felt it right to invite you so here is an invitation just for you. I cannot thank you enough. I truly appreciate it and Paul will as well upon opening his gifts. I love you woman! THANK YOU! Wish you were able to really attend.The Rhodes Family" Attached to the email was this wonderful birthday invite. One I know I will treasure.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul may all your dreams come true.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bed set project - Photos

This is the quilt that went to the bedset project I was working on. Finally got it done. First quilt I have done in like 30yrs. (First quilt I ever made was for my daughter before she was born)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Finally done...

...the bedset project and only 4 days behind sch....not too bad. For those of you that are new and dont know what I am talking abt it all started when Misty posted in one of my crafting groups that she didn't sew and was looking for somone to take on a sewing project for her. Her son, who had a birthday this weekend, wants to be a marine like his hero....his grandpa. She wanted to give him a new bedset that had the marine siggy on it. Well that was a tough task to tell you the truth. One...this material is being Discontiuned at WalMart so bought all they had and still was in need of more. Off to Ebay I went. Got lucky there and was able to bid on 5yrd lot and won it after 3 differnt listings of trying.Once I had all the material I realized I didnt have a quilt rotary cutter. Asked b/f to pick one up for me....BIG MISTAKE. (NEVER sent a NON crafter male to do a crafting females job) Needless to say I had to resort to using the old fashion ways....sissors and ruler. that problem solved and got things going finally. The sheet set part consisted of top sheet, bottom sheet and pillow case. (That was the easy part PTL) Got it in the Mail on Tues so it could be there in time for Pauls b-day. Quilt was giving me fits and was taking longer than I thought it would. First didnt have enough blocks to make a twin size quilt with so had to firgure out another way of making this to the drawing board I went. Next the blocks were not perfectly squared. Got the blocks and the "frame" done to complete the top of quilt and had added to the sides of the material for the bottom part of the quilt. Next was to pin all 3 layers together. I had decided to recycle a comforter that the toping was coming off of. ANOTHER BIG MISTAKE. This one was too bulky and would not lay flat enough to pin down. After many not so nice choice of words and tears I finally found another comforter to use that TADA worked. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO now I finally have all 3 layers pinned and ready to sew. I am not a quilter mind you so I do have some puckers here and there but IMHO I think it turned out pretty darn good. Where is the picture you ask....well it is late and too dark in here but I promise that tomorrow I will get a pic of it to share with the group before I put him in his box so he can fly his way to PA.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Yahoo groups - lists owners rules

As a list owner to a few yahoo groups I do know how important it is for rules and keeping them. In one group I used to belong to I made a MISTAKE and broke a rule...the list owner deleted me for that. Ok....not a problem. I respect that. What I DON'T and WON'T respect is that in her words as to why I was deleted from the group came across as SLANDER to me. This is what was posted in the said site: "This member has been removed for violation of our rules. If you contact her about her item for sale, please be careful. People who disobey rules cannot be trusted." To say I was deleted from the group due to breaking rules I can see being posted but to say that I am NOT TRUSTWORTHY b/c I did break a that went too far in my book. I can see it if I did this all the time in groups I belong to but this was not the case. It was a one time happening so being deleted for breaking the rules to me was in my eyes exceptable. The owner also of the said group when contacting her REFUSED to delete my postings along with her SLANDER but did delete my photos. I informed her that I would contact yahoo in regaurds to the slander bit then for as I felt she had gone a tad too far. She in returned stated "You do what you feel you need to do and I will as well."
Now you ask which yahoo group was this.......well it was SUZIES YARNIE STUFF.
What rule was it I broke....I posted an item in the group that was YARN related for was some knitting needles that I don't use and I DO sell my crafts and craft related items to make extra money to help out the family to which I am helping to raise 3 little girls that belong to my boyfriend.
It was my oversight to Suzies rules that got me deleted from the group which I totally do understand but to put up with being called untrusthworthy is a different story.
The moral of this story is WATCH THE RULES if you are in any yahoo groups be it Yahoo's Rules or the List owners.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bedroom set project

In one of my crafting groups in yahoo there was a post that made me reach out to help make a little boys dream come true.
The post went "I am a 30yr old mommy of 3 beautiful angels. I have2 girls and a boy. I have been married almost 10yrs and love life tothe max. I do not sew at all unless its a button or a Icame to this group searching for some help. I have a 6yr old littleboy who looks up to my father very much, he is poppy's boy for sure.Poppy(my dad) was a USMC United States Marine. My littleboy has said since he has been 3 that he wants to be a marine when hegrows up. This year for his birthday he asked me for a marine beddingset. I have seached EVERYWHERE! They sell USMC logo fabric in stores,like walmart, joanns etc...I need to know if there is anyone on herewho would be willing to make me a set of twin sheets a pillow case anda comforter. I am willing to pay the price you would pay in the storefor one already done maybe a little more if need be. I know this isshort notice, his birthday is in the end of january. I would be verygreatful to anyone out there who would take on this task for me. Asfar as the comforter part is concerned, I don't care if you go to alocal thrift store and buy one and recover it or make it from hand.Please I am desperate. I have tried everywhere. Can anyone please makePaul's birthday wish come true? If so please let me know. I am honoredto be a part of this group. Thank you and God Bless."
(Names have been ommited)

This is the fabric picked out for the comforter


This is the fabric that has been picked for the pillow case, top and bottom sheet.Now the fun begins....time to gather all my materials to get this project started. (Esp since I found our local Wal Mart has informed me that this one print is a discontinued print and can not be off to other Wal Marts and Ebay to find the rest of the yardage needed to do this project.)

More Deco Plates done

Being that it was so warm Sat. I decided not to work on the round ripple afghan and go to working on my deco plates again. These are the 8 that I got done so far. These are reversed decopaugh using fabric and glass plates
Elvis on 8" plate Elvis on 8" plate

Elvis on 8" plate

Elvis on 8" plate

Friendship on 8" plate

Friendship on 8" plate

Cows on 8" plate

Cows on 8" plate

Working on odds & end projects

This Round Ripple Afghan is a work in progress. It is approx 4' in diameter so far. Done in Buff Fleck and Dark Brown.
While taking break from the Round Ripple I took the time to whip up this cute little trinket bag. It is approx. 4.5" tall by approx 5" around.

I also took time out from round ripple to whip up this Child size Rolled Brim Hat. Done in Steal Heather with a Dark Gray band. Will fit child size up to 20"