Saturday, July 28, 2007

Friday Update

Ok here is my update for the week:
So for this week I only worked on a few projects, I attached 4 squares to Janets comfortghan but didn't take a picture. I also started and got halfway done with a toy for the toy swap, but no picture for that either, don't want Donna seeing :o) I worked on the baby round ripple and got 6 rows done this week on it so heres the picture:

So the last row of green and the two of yellow and green and all of the yellow is what I did this week. I am really happy with the way it is turning out!

I also worked on the baby sweater for my cousin and here is the picture:

I did all of the one sleeve and then started on the other sleeve which is what you see at the bottom. I have 22 more rows to do on the sleeve and then that is done and I have to do the ribbing around the neck the end of the sleeves and the button and button hole parts on the front and then I have to make the hat to go with it.

And the last thing I worked on this week is this:

Yep Homer Simpson doll! I found the pattern on and thought to myself, "JJ would love that seens how he is a huge fan of the simpsons and we watch it every night it's on, I need to make this" so I did!! I am almost done and was hoping to have it finished by the 27th but hey I will get it done today and will post another picture of the finished product! JJ loves it and keeps asking me for his "Simpson".

Oh and hubby got me a digi camera for our 6th anniversary! He is a wonderful guy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

AIDS auction.....

Here are a few pictures of the scarves I have been working on for the AIDS auction back home in NY. It's an auction of only handmade Red scarves, last year they had about 100 or 200 scarves, this year they are going to have a whole lot more!!!

The colors are off because they were taken with the cell phone but the curly one is made with Red Heart Light and Lofty. The other is made with what I can only assume is chenille there was not tag on it but it was in my stash, it was a slight modification of the SnB one skein scarf.
This one is Red Heart Soft Yarn in Wine. The pattern is amazing and can be found here :

I am working on a strawberry scarf and a daisy scarf. I also have to figure out what kind of stitch to make with two skeins of Paton's Mosiac, anyone have any suggestions?

Oh and here is one of the strawberries for the strawberry scarf, I still have to add the "seeds" but you get the idea.

I also finished up a charity blanket.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Swap stuff...

IS SENT!!!! I sent them out a few days ago but just posted this now. I am gonna miss spoiling my swap partner she really is wonderful! But I just now remembered that I forgot to take a picture of the very last 3 things I sent her so I might have to see if she can get a pic of them so that I can post them here.

On another note the other day I got a small stuffie with some marigold seeds a nice note and a beautiful crocheted dish/face cloth (my new face cloth now) from an elf in Texas. Yes you read right an elf, I joined in on the Holidays in July over at the Ville and am just loving it, though I haven't yet had the chance to make it to the post office to ship out some things I do have stuff ready to gift so hopefully after payday! And then today a wonderful elf from NJ gifted me 3 partial skeins of lion boucle and a partial of beautiful light and lofty that just so happens to be RED!! So now I have more yarn to make another scarf for the AIDS auction!!!

Not sure what to do with the other skeins but I am thinking maybe some baby hats? or booties? or slippers for elderly? Whatever I decide I know it will be great and will go to a good cause!

Well I don't seem to be making much headway with crocheting but that might be because I spend a lot of the time with the boys and on the 'Ville oh and we took the boys to two baseball games so far this week. The family friend who is staying with us for a bit is on the command baseball team so we go and watch him play. They aren't that good but hey it's something to do!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Ok so this is unrelated to crochet but I wanted to share. When my grandma passed (5 years ago next month) my mom wanted to put a marker next to her grave stone that read "If Tears could build a staircase And memories a lane, We'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again." Well about a week later going through her stuff I ran across a newspaper clipping that gave me chills. It read:

God looked around His garden,
And he found and empty place.
He then looked down upon this Earth
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you,
And lifted you to rest.
God's Garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He also knew in Heaven you
Would never hurt again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills harder to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered "Peace be Thine."
It broke our hears to lose you,
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
If tears could build a staircase
And memories a lane,
We'd walk all the way to heaven
And bring you home again.

With the anniversary of my grandmas death right around the corner I am finding myself back in that whole depression slump even 5 years later. But she is here around me letting me know. She is always sending me cardnials, they were her favorite birds and I have seen numerous cardnials flying around lately. I love you grandma and miss you so much!!