Sunday, November 13, 2016

It has been a really long time....

Hello my friends... it has been a really long time since I have posted anything.  I couldn't even remember how to long into this blog account... lol

So here is a recap of my last year or so.

A very beloved Uncle died and I just didn't have the stamina to write blog postings.

Then, I got myself a JOB.
Yep, a real job selling shoes retail at a Brick and Mortar shop.
If you are interested,  here is the link to Me & My Feet
This is where I fell in LOVE with Earth shoes!!

Earth Orchard - Taupe

These are my FAVORITE BOOTS!!!

 So we don't have Chickens anymore.  But we plan to get some.

I finally (we rather) took the kids to Disneyland.
They have a wonderful time.

Because of my job, I was able to do so much more.
I don't work for the shoe shop anymore...well, off and on sometimes when I am needed.
But, I do miss it.

I do some other work now.  That is for another post.

I just wanted to post something and keep a digital log, if you will, for myself.

I haven't done my embroidery in so long.  Just going back and looking at the pictures, makes me want to start again.  My shop has been closed for some time now.

I should open it back up.
hmm.. maybe...we will see.

please comment and let me know if I should.

Blessings to you...

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Weekly Update 1/18/14

 This week was full of crafting and TV watching.
Yes, I watch and/or listen to TV when I craft.
This weeks new program is Hart of Dixie.  
I have been watching it on NetFlix.  So, it is pretty much all old episodes...but they are new to me... and they crack me up!!!   They are very Gilmore Girls like... which I adore!

Well, I didn't get any of the Painted Roses squares done this week.  However, I did complete an embroidery order for a yellow daffodil handkerchief.   I decided I need to create some new embroidery designs for my handkerchiefs.

 I also tried my hand at doing crochet edges on a cut piece of hankie fabric.  I used a rotary wheel that cut holes in the fabric with even spaces.  I am still working out the kinks in that one.

 Here is a picture of my completed hankie.  
I am considering adding a crochet edging to the hankie to make it more feminine.

I did ad a few more rows to my poncho.  Finding more mistakes in it too.  
No pictures to post on that one. 

I have signed myself up for sock knitting class.  I really hope I take to it easily.  I am using 4 knitting needles.  So, this should be fun.  Any advice would we lovely!

I decided not to continue with the CAL.  Simply because I have this sock class coming up and with all my other projects... I just don't have the time for it.  I will however, keep printing off the block instructions.  I may decide one day to make the afghan anyway.

Next weeks goals,  make 4 painted rose squares!

Have a great week!!!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday 1/11/14 Weekly Diary

Another week gone by so super fast!   

Well, here is my next 2 painted rose crochet blocks.   They are really becoming super easy to do, every time I make one.  Just love those cheery colors.  Hoping to make more in number this week.


  I have completed another 3 rows, on my poncho.  I found a mistake from almost the beginning but, I refuse to "frog it".  So, I will try to fix it.  I will post a picture of the mistake when I get further along and show how I fixed it.

Here are my dish cloths/wash cloths.  I tried to make 3 sets but, only have enough for 2 sets of 3.  I plan to post them in my Etsy shop some time this week.  They are pink, oatmeal and pink camouflage colors.  I LOVE using these to wash dishes.  They are soft enough not to leave scratches but, sturdy enough for scrubbing pots.  They are washable and durable.  You just can't go wrong with these.

This wonderful book was a birthday gift from my hubby.  Can't even get started on anything in it yet.  I really need to complete my other 2 projects AND get started on my CAL... which I haven't done :{
I haven't even picked out my yarn for... yikes!

So last week I got this lovely catalog in the mail!
  Willow Yarns    I just have to say.... OH MY!
Love it!!!

Now, I love to crochet with Deborah Norville crochet hooks.
I looked for a complete set EVERYWHERE and after I purchased them
Guess what???  
I find them here, in this catalog.  
Where... oh where... were you, when I was looking for you???   
By the way,  these are wonderful wooden hooks.

And I found some wonderful yarn!

This is acrylic yarn.  Look at all those colors!
Sorry, I had to take the picture sideways to get all the colors in.  So pretty!
Price is good too.  I know where I will get my yarn from for my next acrylic project... Hmm, maybe for my CAL?!?!

Over all, I had a pretty productive week...for me anyway.
I had to stop my crochet projects for a special hand embroidery order.  
It was a design that I just adore.

See... Super pretty...right?

Well,  I am ready for another week.  
Praying yours was lovely and your upcoming week is just as lovely.