Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Crochet Christmas!!

Some new and some older crochet Christmas or winter crafts.  The Frosty Friends lighted snowman I made last winter and also the ornament.  The candy dish and the trees just recently were made.  The runner is  design from a few years ago.  Have a few more thoughts in mind for decorating the trees but in all I'm happy with the patterns. 
Happy Holidays everyone!!! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Endless Diamonds Shawl

 Happily Hooked Magazine, Issue #9, December 2014
The latest edition of Happily Hooked Magazine went online yesterday.  Sooooo many beautiful and cute designs!! I was especially happy to have my Endless Diamonds Shawl included in this issue.

This time I was behind Barb's camera and she did the modeling for me... And did an excellent job of it!!
This shawl also would make a great table runner pattern as well. 

The magazine is a digital magazine and the link to it is under Joyce's Link's above right if you are interested.  Also it is available on Ravelry at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/happily-hooked-magazine-issue-9-december-2014
I hope you enjoy the magazine!! 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving !!

Many many things to be thankful for always !!
Especially all the crochet ideas that pop into my head.  The most recent are this silly turkey, candy corn and pumpkins. 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

And now for the rest of the story.....

As previously mentioned things are not always going to be what they appear to be.....
So here is what the black "doily" turned into......

The snowman's hat which is a candy holder!!  I need to tweak the pattern a little bit but over all I like how it turned out.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Things are not as they appear.....

While waiting on a load of beans yesterday I was doing some crochet in the truck 

A black doily you might think? It's not Halloween!!! Things are not always as they appear......stay tuned to see what this turns into......

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween.....

After making those Easter and Snowman stiffened projects I came up with some for Halloween and fall, too.
First off is a lighted stacked pumpkin.
It's got a string of battery lights inside.
It's very pretty with all the lights out!!
Then there is this one in the middle that sits down over a battery tea light.  It's worked over a 6" Styrofoam ball.  The other two are 4" and 2".
This one the painted one from my earlier post.  Love this face on the 2" one!! I had an idea for a ghost, too but didn't get around to that yet.  Oh well there's always next year!!  Now on to Thanksgiving.....
~~~~~~~~~Happy Halloween everybody~~~~~~~

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Painted Crochet

 I was working on some patterns for crocheted pumpkins and thought about this "globe" I had made a few  years ago with the original idea as a Christmas tree topper.  That didn't work out as I thought so it was just sitting in a box until I could figure out what to do with it. 
 I thought about using the design to make a pumpkin which turned out really well. 
I just used the same 6" foam ball to form it only I cut off opposite sides flat and dished them out to form the pumpkin shape.  It sits down over a battery tea light. It got me to looking more at the original crochet piece and the idea hit me to try to paint it!!
Turned out pretty well!!!  If you don't know it you can't tell it from one crocheted with orange thread.  I just pushed the top down a little and the bottom up some before painting and when the paint dried it held the shape.  The opening that was in it anyway on the bottom fits down over a battery tea light. 
Very cute during the day.....

....and at night!! 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Beautiful Yarn

Found this beautiful yarn at Michael's ON SALE!!!!! 
Can't wait to get to working on the project I have in mind for this!!! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all !!

What a beautiful first day of fall it was around here.
 I really like these petunias.  I wasn't sure about them when I bought them but they turned out to be perfect for fall color.  Definitely going to try to find more of those next spring.
The soybeans are starting to lose their leaves won't be long till the combine is rolling.

The mums are loaded with buds, too.  More pictures of them to come in a few weeks.....

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Great Frederick Fair

Today was pick up day after the Great Frederick Fair. It was a great week!!!

Lighted wall hanging




Towel Edging

Scatter Rug


Lighted Snowman
This little guy was the only item that didn't win a prize but he's still pretty cute :) 
Time to start thinking of new designs for next year.....

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Southern Cove Power Reunion

What a beautiful day and a beautiful area for an antique tractor show at New Enterprise, PA.  Lots of really nice equipment on display.  Sure makes you realize how far and comfortable and more safe modern machinery has become!!