Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Update on the Sweater!!!

Still working on Christmas presents for the joys in my life.  Finished sweater for granddaughter and a sweater and cap set for a lady who is expecting a grandchild.  Also, finished a prayer shawl for a neighbor undergoing surgery.  Made a couple of birthday cards, with bookmarks - one a crochet cross and the other tatted. 

Still working on my sister's birthday present -- will post when done.

And, lastly, have been tatting - whew!!!

Here are three other videos that I posted earlier.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Hope you enjoy!!  Leave me any comments, should you have any.

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Crochet Sweaters and Tatted Lace

Hi, guys!!!

Have been working on Christmas gifts and "just because" gifts. I am making crochet, knitted, beaded, and button bracelets for the granddaughters and daughters, and embroidered and knitted bracelets for the grandson, son, and nephew.  I am crocheting beanies, slouch beanies, and purses for the granddaughters and daughters.  And for the two youngest granddaughters, they are getting crochet sweaters.  You can see them in the video.

I have also begun to teach a crochet class at the Center, with my ladies.  Can't wait to let you see what they have been working on.

Almost forgot, I still have to complete about a dozen travel pillows as part of the Christmas packages.

Have a couple of birthday cards that still need to be made for the months of November and December and will be working on those this weekend.

I also began teaching myself to tat.  It has been an undertaking, but I am not giving up.  The tatted pieces are so beautiful and I thought it would be nice to make some myself.

Hope you enjoy the video!!!

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Been Really Busy!!!!

These are just a "few" of the things I have made recently.

Made two of these black and white darlings for my daughters.

This is the pic I took during my photography class.

Trying out a stitch for black and gold earrings.

My checkerboard white and gray clutch.

One purse...

...two purse, both crocheted.

White crocheted baseball cap I tried.

A box I made for four or my crocheted cookies and a bottle cap magnet.

Crocheted cover I made for my sister for a square Kleenex box.

Heineken bottle cap earrings.

Teddy I made for hubby in embroidery class.

Can cozy I made for hubby for the Saints season.

Little purse I crocheted for a little girl.

Inside of the above purse.

Made box for the bottle cap earrings.

Crochet ballerina purse made for granddaughter.

Saints pillow made for grandson; of course, hubby got one, too.

Clutch crocheted for granddaughter.

Inside of card made for a special person.

Outside of card.  She was very excited about the card.

My pineapple shawl I crocheted for -- guess who --  ME!!! Love shawls, and pineapples.

Blanket I crocheted from scrap yarn.  No new until I use up the old!!!!

Had to try these adorable crochet baby sandals.

Granddaughters wanted different bracelets.  This is a crochet one.  I also knitted some.

This is one of the button bracelets I made.

Another crocheted bracelet.

A bracelet made from can caps.  My granddaughters just love these.
I hope you guys enjoyed these.  Have a ton of others I need to post.  Will try to do as soon as possible.

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Learned Something New

My granddaughter taught me how to blog from my phone. Yay!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What I've Been Working On

Hi, guys!!!!

It's been very busy since the last time I posted.  I've done lots of cards, but didn't get pics of them all.  As usual, they get out before I think to take a pic.  I will try to get better at that!!

I was able to get a video done this morning with some of the crochet items I have been working on.  Hope you enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What I Have Been Working on This Week 8/5/2012

Hi guys!!

Just checking in to show you a few of the things I have been working on this week.  It is easier to show them by video than to take pics.  Sooooooo, here's the video.

Hope you enjoy!!!

And on to the next things!!!!

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Things I've Been Working on Part 2

As promised, I am showing you the second explosion box that I have completed, along with a couple of other items I have been working on.  Please feel free to leave me a comment.

Thanks for stopping...bye.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Items Working On

Hi guys.

Just did a quick video to show you some of the things I have been working on.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hi, guys!!!

Don't know where this summer is going, but it is almost gone!!!!  I guess it's because I keep extremely busy!!!

I just wanted to drop in and share with you some of the things I have been working on.  Fair warning -- it is across the board!!! I have made cards, embroidered, crocheted, and done some photography.

Now, where to start...

Went on a photography shoot with the Ladies at the PPCC.  We went to Long Vue Gardens.

Getting ready...
...to go.

Here's a few of my shots at the Gardens.

I like this shot through the doors of one of the patios.

Hot day -- relaxing.
Shot of one of the fountains.

One of the roses in my garden.
Another shot from my garden.

I picked up my quilling tool to make the flower on this card for a dear friend's birthday.

The Ladies at the PPCC wanted to start scrapbooking, so I'm leading a class and we are making a toilet paper mini album to start.  Looks like it's going to take a few classes.

Embroidered some burp cloths for a newborn. Then made the little card and the box to present it.  Colors were pink and yellow.

Got to meet Big Daddy from the Food Network Channel for a cookout (also got an autographed photo for myself and my daughter, yay me!!!!) and met the famous embroiderer, Mr. Walter Floriani, during an embroidery class.  Thoroughly enjoyed both outings!!!!!!

Big Daddy

Walter Floriani

I also got to crochet four purses, a coin purse, three pairs of earrings, and a cap.  Didn't get pictures of all of them before they went out. 

Made two of these, one for each daughter.

A gray and white checkerboard clutch.

 This is a first, I also got to crochet a black purse just for me.

Not the best shot, but you get the idea.
It has a fleur-de-lis lining and pockets.

Whew!!! Think that's enough for now.  I am presently about to start on a black and gray crochet baseball cap for the hubby and a couple of crochet earrings for the daughters and grands.

Hope you guys enjoyed!  Feel free to leave me any comments.

Thanks for stopping...bye.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Gardening News

Big Boy tomatoes are coming in.

The kumquats have been ripening new batches for a while now.

The lemons are getting better and some are trying to ripen.

The oranges are also trying to ripe.

Can't wait for the grapes to be ready to be picked.

And, if that is not enough, my son gave me a bonsai for Mother's Day!!