Friday, December 28, 2012

Mosiac Purse

My first try at making a crocheted purse.
It is worked using Mosaic Crochet.
The pattern is worked in "I" and "V" stitch repeats using 3 colors of size 10 thread.

It was a pretty easy pattern to follow just making a large rectangle and then shaping it.  It took quite a while, tho since all those stitches are single crochet using a size 5 hook !!!  Plus a lot of setting it  aside to make a few other projects along the way before the holidays.....It also has a fabric lining with a magnet snap.
Also the "V" stitch is running threw the middle of the handle for a little decorative touch.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ohio Vacation

We managed to get away for a few days in December. Made our way threw the great state of Ohio checking out some places we wanted to look up.
Our first night near Youngstown, OH we came across this really neat restaurant called Quaker Steak and Lube.  The place was very busy and the food was great.  Lots going on outside with fancy 4 wheelers and things on the sidewalk.  It was dark then so we took this picture the next morning. 
Then we went to Lehman's store in Kidron which was a very neat place inside and out.
Just down the street was a livestock and hay sale going on with lots of Amish buggies and wagons around.
All across the state was plenty of nice equipment to dream about....
And beautiful flat farmland with pretty farms all along the way.
We saw this one  huge pile of corn on the ground at an elevator in Kenton
On the way home we went to Longaberger and by their neat home offices.
Then on towards home by the neat wind turbines near Somerset.....
...and always kind of a favorite of mine, not so much Rick's, the Allegheny Mountain tunnel on the PA Turnpike.
Very nice little vacation and like all others it went way too fast !!! 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hearts-A-Plenty Table Runner

This table runner pattern is in the February 2013 issue of Crochet World this month as Pattern of the Month.  If  you want to see a better picture of it go to Crochet World website under the Link's above.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Button Crafts

Recently I found some neat ideas to do with buttons.  You can't tell it too well but these little snowmen are made from buttons on this mantle scarf.
Also buttons make up the snowmen on this little pillow. Lots more neat ideas out there !!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas....

Friday Addie came to spend the day and the night and was my big helper for the day to put up the Christmas tree.
After lunch it was so nice out she took out a little time to play.
Then we came inside to make yarn dolls and ornaments for Addie's little Christmas tree.

Here is the finished result......
.....a day made more fun with my "little" helper :)