Saturday, October 25, 2014

On Instagram Now!

I've started posting a lot of my crochet items on Instagram. Those interested should follow me or check it out here. I'll be traveling next month to visit with our daughter and her family in Knoxville and will share photos of how beautiful it is there. Happy Fall and don't forget to set your clocks back next weekend!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Baby Groot

Baby Groot is finished. I posted about it on Facebook, but since animated images won't work there, here he is dancing. I want to give credit for the original pattern to Maarja
And down below is something that is a work in progress. Tired of looking at the back side of our ugly wooden fence as the backdrop for my wine tree (which I've yet to post photos of here) I just thought a bit of silliness would look better, so I started with clouds, then added a tree, then a few leaves...still pondering on what to add next. Not to mention that the days get too darn hot for me to do much on it after around noon time. More later!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Summer and Mandalas

I haven't posted in awhile but am trying to change that. We shall see anyhow. Thought I'd share part of what I've been doing. Crochet seems to have taken over my life the past few months and many things have been created, but finally had the time to do something for myself. I took a couple of old Ikea bar stools and cleaned them up and crocheted mandala seat covers, then decided to make back covers as well. Then seeing as how I wanted to coordinate the freshly painted table/umbrella combo for the back patio, well you see by the photos what happened next. These were all done with Peaches & Cream cotton yarn and I sprayed them with a UV water proof type spray. When it rained recently, you could see it worked, cuz of the water beading up on them. So that's it for now. More later!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Break Family Cruise Photo Book!

Our son  and daughter in law took us on our first cruise. It was a Western Caribbean route on Royal Caribbean International. I've never felt so spoiled and indulgent in my whole life. Also, I can see how people get addicted to cruises. They change your outlook on life. I've been to 3 new places now. Roatan Honduras, Belize City Belize and Cozumel Mexico. Never had fed a monkey or macaw by hand before, but now I have. Never had floated in a river through a cave in another country, now I have. Also never experienced white sand and turquoise waters, now I have. Sure....the USA has white sand, but its surely not the same. Anyhow, here's a sampling of our vacay. Enjoy!

Shutterfly photo books offer a variety of layouts and cover options to choose from.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fennec Fox

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fundraiser For Our Son & His Family!

Edit: This fundraiser is now over. Thank you for your generosity to those that were able to give and thank you everyone who offers prayers. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Crocheted Slippers

Taking Orders Now!
Ta Dah! I made these in one night, they were so much fun and very easy. In my favorite colors too! The pattern was free and can be found here on Tanya's blog. As always, I modified it slightly and added a double flower because I LOVE flowers! Plain ol' Red Heart yarn was used as I have an ample stash of the stuff, especially in the colors I adore. So voila! If you want a pair, send me the size and color/s you prefer. Price depends on whether you want them plain or with flowers and of course if I need to mail them to you versus picking them up locally.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Crochet Pattern Giveaway!

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is now over
Bonita Patterns is having a giveaway!
 Make sure to enter it for a chance to win a bundle of 10 patterns of your choice... there will be 3 winners. Here is the link:  Good luck! She has beautiful patterns if you are interested in crochet at all :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Off the Grid Scarf

My newest crocheted item crocheted with Yarn Bee Snowflake Wool Blend in the color Limelight with an H hook. It is very soft and squishy feeling and not too heavy. The fringed was tweaked somewhat by me adding little circles at the ends. You can find this pattern here and it is FREE! Marilyn Murphy is the original designer and it was published in Interweave Crochet Spring 2007 magazine. I am willing to sell this if anyone is interested, but if I get no takers it'll be nice for me to wear for the upcoming Fall weather that I hope gets here in Texas real soon!!!
Price including shipping is $35.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Photos of Yesterdays Post!

Finished Windchime Afghan
Blocking it. I used cold water and spray starch, then let it dry overnight.

After blocking.

Life sized!

Through the screen.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Day of the Dead Crochet

Finished the windchime afghan finally. Photos coming soon! Today I did something a bit different. It is called an applique, but it's more of a "macabre doily", or just not your usual Grannie's crocheted doily. The pattern was obtained from for free, but unless you have an account (which is also free) then you won't be able to get it. The pattern artist has it here on Etsy, if you wish to see it. I used number 3 crochet thread and an E Hook to do mine. Photos coming soon for this too.......

Monday, April 29, 2013

Wind Chime Afghan WIP

Afghan I've been working on. This is it so far. Still has 3 more rows and an edging to go. Pattern is free and can be found here. I've been doing a row a day as I have time and it really works up quickly, since it's all double and single crochet, not difficult at all.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Host Movie

I just now found out about this movie. No idea if I'll go see the movie, but had fun making myself into the "motion poster" that they had on the official website.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fat Cat Amigurumi

Here's a cute little kitty I crocheted recently with DK yarn in aqua. Free pattern can be found on Helena Poz's blog here! The only changes I made besides whiskers was a tail. I mean, what cat has no tail unless it's a bobcat right?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Facebook Time Off

I deactivated my account today. I'll be back if family is wondering...
Just need a break from habitual things that take up my time ;)
UPDATE: I'm back on again. Not that anyone noticed, but I am!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Crocheted Character Hats

Made these last week for our twin granddaughters Halloween costume. Basic earflap crochet pattern can be found here on the artist's blog. (Vicki Mikulak) I used regular Super Saver Red Heart yarn for these. Lots of fun!

Friday, July 13, 2012

My newest ink on my left leg. I love how it turned out because it actually looks real. Done by Wil @ Randy Adams Tattoo and Piercing in Fort Worth.

Friday, June 29, 2012


Welcome to the world little girls, born June 28, 2012!
Our newest Grandchildren, born to our daughter in law and son who is also a twin.
Looks like they have lipstick on already, and I promise I didn't photoshop that.
Just the butterflies and the names!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Amigurumi Chihuahua
Pattern was translated from a Japanese diagram on a blog located here. I used regular Red Heart Yarn and used size 9MM plastic safety eyes. He's a cute lil fella dontcha think?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Crochet and Stuff

My Granddaughter modeling a special order I made. Hello Kitty!
Did this the day after Thanksgiving after considering it for a month or more. It's called a forward pinna piercing (times 3). Did it hurt? Well the top one was so so and the middle one was OUCH!! and the last, bottom one made me almost lose it, but they are healing nicely now.

Yes, it's the red Angry Birds and one was for my husband and one was for a gift that someone ordered. These were fun to make! Pattern can be found here. I modified them and added earflaps.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Beautiful Day

Today was just a gorgeous day here. Partly sunny, breezy and cool. Perfect for bike riding too!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grandma's Photo Sessions

My granddaughter modeling a bow tie and brimmed hat. Hopefully she won't be mad at me later. Even though it was made for a boy, she still looks quite striking in it don't ya think? Crocheting for babies has to be the most fun yet!

I did my best to make this look like one of those tinted photographs that they used to do years ago. Her outfit was black and white and I figured it'd look good monotone and added just a touch of blush to her little cheeks and lips.

The bear shot that almost covered her up!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Rant

I have had enough of Kardashian everything.
Don't care about their secrets.
Do not desire to hear about their babies and weddings.
Could care less about any shows they do.
Wish really interesting people could have "reality" shows that depict how life is without glitz, glam, and more money than they could ever use in 2 lifetimes.
It had to be said.
That is all.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Grandchildren and Conway the new Puppy

Our recent visits here with grandkids over the past 2 weekends and Conway, the new edition to the Johnson family of Houston! This is only 1 image and if you want to see more details, click on it to enlarge. I am so ready for summer to be over with the dry HOT weather here in Texas.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Owls are Hot!

My youngest granddaughter wearing an owl hat that I recently crocheted. This is my own pattern after trying out several others and not liking how they turned out. It's all done with plain ol' Red Heart yarn in purples and pinks, and white. Makes a good photo prop, just needs a better photographer than me.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Gromit Amigurumi

Here's a quick pic of Gromit I crocheted. If you don't recognize him, he's from Nick Park's claymation series Wallace & Gromit. The pattern can be found here by Ami Amour.