KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

Monday, December 31, 2007

HATS FOR ST. JUDE

3 MORE HATS FOR ST. JUDE. THAT MAKES 43 THAT I'VE MADE.

2007 DONATIONS

THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS MADE IN 2007. SOME ARE STILL WAITING TO BE DELIVERED. IF I COUNTED RIGHT THATS 275.

27 - BABY BLANKETS

78 - PREEMIE HATS AND BONNETS

34 - PREEMIE BURIAL GOWNS

5 - PREEMIE BOY'S OUTFIT

26 - BURIAL POUCH

15 - BOOTIES

3 - LAPGHANS AND AFGHANS

5 - 8 IN. SQUARES

58 - CANCER HATS

6 - MEMORY BOXES

18 - SYMPATHY CARDS

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR. BE SAFE IF YOU TRAVEL.
DH AND OLDEST SON ARE DEER HUNTING. WE'LL MEET AT MY BROTHER-IN-LAWS FOR BREAKFAST AND WATCH THEIR GRAND KIDS OPEN PRESENTS. (I HAVE PICTURES OF HARLIE AND BO POSTED. I REALLY NEED TO GET PICTURES OF GAGE AND RYDER POSTED SOON.) THEN IT'S BACK HOME FOR OUR CHRISTMAS. OLDEST SON GOT HIS THIS MORNING. IT WAS A HUNTING SUIT.
WELL I DON'T WANT TO BURN ANYTHING SO MERRY CHRISTMAS AGAIN.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

MY TREE


IT STILL NEEDS SOME WORK I'M JUST TIRED. I ALSO LEFT ROOM FOR WHAT EVER NEW THINGS I MAKE. THE OLDEST THING I HAVE IS THE BEAR IN THE RED OVERALLS I PAINTED WHILE IN SCHOOL. HAS THAT EVER BEEN A LONG TIME AGO? I HATE WHERE I HAD TO PUT THE TREE THIS YEAR. WE HAVE SOME OF MY FATHER-IN-LAWS THINGS NOW. THERE'S JUST NOT A LOT OF ROOM. IT'S BEEN A GOOD DAY TODAY EVEN IF I DIDN'T GET ANYTHING DONE IN THE HOUSE.

I DID IT



NOW I CAN FINISH MY TREE. ALL I HAVE DONE IS THE LIGHTS. THAT WAS MY WAY OF MAKING SURE I GOT MY TREE SKIRT FINISHED. I FEEL GREAT. I ALSO HAVE GARLAND TO MATCH. THE PICTURE DOESN'T LOOK AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING. YOU CAN'T SEE THE GOLD THREAD THAT RUNS THROUGH ALL THE YARN. HERE IS THE PATTERN IF ANYONE WANTS IT. I USED RED HEART HOLIDAY 3004 ARON/GOLD , 3009 HUNTER/GOLD, 3008 WINE/GOLD, AND 3010 VICTORIAN/GOLD.

Friday, December 7, 2007

TREE SKIRT


I STARTED THIS IN 2004. I DO USE IT EVERY YEAR, I JUST COVER UP THE FLOWERS IN THE BACK. THIS YEAR I WILL GET THIS FINISHED BEFORE I USE IT. IT REALLY IS BEAUTIFUL WITH OR WITHOUT THE FLOWERS.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

TWO MORE HATS


CANDY AT EMMAZING GRACE FOUNDATION SENT THESE HATS TO ME. THEY WERE TO BIG FOR HER NEEDS. THE HATS WERE MADE BY SARAH. SHE KNITS. I THINK THAT'S REALLY SPECIAL. THANK YOU BOTH FOR THE HATS.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

HATS FOR ST. JUDE


7 MORE HATS FOR ST. JUDE. THEY HAVE BEEN HAND WASHED,TAGGED AND BAGGED. THIS MAKES 40 I THINK. 6 AND 2 THAT MAKES 8 AND 40 MAKES 48 HATS.
IT'S TIME FOR A LITTLE BREAK. I NEED TO FINISH THE LAPGHAN I'M MAKING FOR A FRIENDS MOTHER-IN-LAW.

Friday, November 30, 2007

TIME TO VOTE


WELL NAN'S CONTEST IS OVER. SHE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE TO ENTER. THE VOTING ON THE BEST ENTRY WILL END MIDNIGHT DEC. 3RD. ANYONE CAN VOTE ON THEIR FAVORITE PROJECT. SO PLEASE GO CHECK IT OUT, LOOK THEM OVER AND PICK THE ONE YOU LIKE THE BEST. HERE IS WHERE TO VOTE. AND THIS IS WHAT I MADE. MY FATHER-IN-LAW PASSED AWAY IN FEB. I CROCHETED AROUND THE EDGES OF HIS HANKIE. I'M MAKING ONE FOR THE BOYS AND PLACING A COUPLE AROUND THE HOUSE FOR US TO LOOK AT AND REMEMBER HIM BY.
I USED MY EDGERYDOO TO PERICE THE HOLES IN THE HANKIE. SINCE I'M USING BEDSPREAD WEIGHT COTTON YARN I HAD TO PLACE HOLES IN BETWEEN THE HOLES I HAD ALREADY PUNCHED. THIS WAS EASY I JUST MOVED MY EDGERYDOO.
I USED A SIZE 7 CROCHET HOOK
I DID A SC CH2 SC CH2 AROUND.
I THEN WORKED ONE ROW OF DC AROUND.
THEN I WORKED 5 DC SKIP 3 AND WORKED 5 DC IN NEXT ST. AROUND.
SIMPLE BUT SO FULL OF MEMORIES.

HATS FOR ST. JUDE

I USED TWO DIFFERENT PATTERNS AND ADDED A LITTLE BIT OF ME TO THEM. HERE AND HERE ARE THE TWO PATTERNS I USED.
HERE IS HOW I DID IT.

MATERIALS:
SIMPLY SOFT YARN
H HOOK

ROW 1: CH 3 (THIS COUNTS AS FIRST DC )
WORK 11 DC IN LAST CH FROM HOOK. (12) ( TO CHANGE SIZE OF HAT I DO 13 FOR TEEN AND 14 ADULT OR OLDER TEEN)

ROW 2: CH 2 DC IN SAME STITCH. WORK 2 DC IN EACH ST AROUND AND JOIN WITH A SL ST TO TOP OF BEGINNING CH 3.

ROW 3: CH 2 2 DC IN NEXT ST. *DC IN NEXT ST. 2 DC IN NEXT ST* AROUND.JOIN WITH A SL ST TO TOP OF CH 2.

ROW 4: CH 2 2 DC IN NEXT 2 ST'S. * DC IN NEXT ST. 2 DC IN NEXT 2 ST'S * AROUND JOIN WITH A SL ST TO TOP OF CH 2.

ROW 5: (ON THIS ROW IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THE HAT SMALLER DON'T WORK IT.) OTHERWISE DO THIS.
CH 2 DC IN NEXT 6 ST'S. 2 DC IN NEXT ST. * DC IN NEXT 7 ST'S 2 DC IN NEXT ST. * AROUND JOIN WITH SL ST TO TOP OF CH 2.

ROW 6-15: CH2 DC IN EACH ST AROUND. JOIN WITH SL ST TO TOP OF CH 2.

ROW 16: CH2 DC IN EACH FPO AROUND. JOIN WITH SL ST TO TOP OF CH2.

ROW 17: TURN (THIS ROW ONLY.) CH 2 HDC IN EACH ST AROUND. JOIN WITH A SL ST TO TOP OF CH 2.

ROW 18: CH 2 HDC IN EACH ST AROUND. JOIN WITH AL ST TO TOP OF CH 2.

ROW 19: ( IF FOR A BOY WORK ROW 18 AGAIN)
FOR A GIRL CH2 WORK 6 DC IN SAME ST. (7) * SKIP 3 DC 7DC IN NEXT ST.* AROUND JOIN WITH SL ST TO TOP OF CH 2. ( DON'T WORRY IF THE ST. DON'T WORK OUT RIGHT AT THE END. SOMETIMES I MESS UP. I JUST DIVIDE IT UP AS BEST AS I CAN AND MAKE SHELL.)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

MORE HATS


I THOUGHT I HAD ALREADY POSTED THIS PICTURE, BUT I GUESS I DIDN'T. 17 MORE HATS FOR ST. JUDE HOSPITAL. AND STILL COUNTING.
I HAD MY TEST YESTERDAY ALSO. NO CANCER. JUST SORES FROM THE DIVERTICULITIS. I KNEW IT. MY DR. AND EVERYONE AT THE HOSPITAL WERE GREAT. I HAD NO WORRIES. THANKS EVERYONE.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

CHECK IT OUT

NAN IS HAVING A CONTEST TO CELEBRATE HER 100TH POST. GO HERE TO CHECK IT OUT. SHE HAS SOME GREAT PRIZES TO PICK FROM IF YOU WIN. IT SOUNDS LIKE FUN. I HAVE SOMETHING IN MIND TO MAKE IF I GET TIME. IT'S SOMETHING I NEED TO DO ANYWAY.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

I'D LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

I'D LIKE EVERYONE TO MEET BO







WELL HE'S FINALLY HERE. TIM AND I MISSED HIS ARRIVAL. WE HAD TO GO TO HUNTSVILLE FOR TIM'S PACEMAKER CHECK. ALL'S WELL WITH HIM.





BO IS DOING GREAT AND SO IS MOM. THEY ARE BACK HOME NOW. HARLIE LOVES HER BROTHER AND IS ALREADY A MOTHER HEN. BO IS SO CUTE AND SO SWEET. HE LOOKED PERFECT . HIS SKIN WAS A PRETTY COLOR AND HE HAS JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF HAIR. CAN YOU TELL I'M HIS GREAT AUNT?

HARLIE'S HOOLA HOOP SKIRT




HARLIE CAME UP WITH THE NAME. SHE HAS A HULA HOOP AT HOME THAT SHE LIKES TO PLAY WITH. SO WHEN I GAVE HER THE SKIRT SHE ACTED LIKE SHE HAD HER HULA HOOP. I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO THROW HER HIP OUT OF PLACE.
HERE IS WHERE I FOUND THE PATTERN FOR A SCHOOL SPRIT SKIRT. I WAS GOING TO MAKE IT BY THIS PATTERN BUT HARLIE WAS IN A HURRY. SO I DID IT IN DC INSTEAD. I JUST MADE IT AS LONG AS I WANTED IT. THEN I PUT 8 OR 9 STRINGS IN EACH DC SPACE AROUND. I ALSO CHANGED THE TIE.


ONE OF THE STRINGS CAME OUT AND I WAS GOING TO THROW IT AWAY. SHE ASKED ME IF SHE COULD HAVE IT. I GAVE IT TO HER AND SHE STARTED PLAYING WITH IT. I JUST LOVE HER.

HATS


VICTORIA FROM OHIO SENT ME SIX HATS FOR ST. JUDE HOSPITAL. SHE SAW MY BLOG AND WANTED TO HELP ME REACH MY GOAL OF ONE HUNDERED HATS. THANK YOU SO MUCH VICTORIA. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS. THE HATS ARE BEAUTIFUL. SHE KNITS. I THINK THAT IS AWSOME.

Monday, November 19, 2007

LAPGHAN


HERE IS ONE OF TWO LAPHAGNS I'M MAKING FOR A FRIENDS MOTHER-IN-LAW. IT'S MADE USING SIMPLY SOFT AUTUMN RED YARN. I NEED TO START THE OTHER ONE SOON. I'M JUST SO INTO MAKING 100 HATS RIGHT NOW.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

HATS FOR ST. JUDE



I WANT TO MAKE 100 HATS FOR ST. JUDE. HERE IS 16 HATS FOR A START.
I ALWAYS CROCHET AT THE DR.'S OFFICE WHILE I'M WAITING. MY DR. SAW MY HATS . WE TALKED ABOUT THEM AND ABOUT WHERE I'M SENDING THEM. WELL IT TURNS OUT HIS WIFE IS INVOLVED WITH ST. JUDE AS WELL. BEFORE MY VISIT WAS OVER HE GAVE ME 20.00 TO BUY YARN WITH. IT WAS ALL I COULD DO TO KEEP FROM CRYING. I'M MAKING HIS DAUGHTER A HAT TO SAY THANK YOU. I FORGOT TO ASK HIM IF I COULD USE HIS NAME ON MY BLOG OTHER WISE I'D TELL YOU HIS NAME.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

SAN DIEGO WILD FIRE BLANKET PROJECT


5 - 8IN SQUARES. AS SOON AS THEY GET DRY I'LL TAG THEM AND BOX THEM UP.




2 FINISHED BABY BLANKETS. I JUST HAPPENED TO HAVE THEM ON HAND. I'M GLAD I HANG ON TO A FEW THINGS FOR EMERGENCIES.
HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT THIS PROJECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THEM. AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE LADIES THAT CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA AND A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO THE ONES PUTTING THE SQUARES TOGETHER.

A PINK SCARF FOR HARLIE






IT'S NEARLY TIME FOR HARLIE TO BE A BIG SISTER. I THINK HER MOM TOOK HER TO THE HOSPITAL LAST WEEK TO SHOW HER AROUND. I PLAN ON TAKING THIS SCARF TO THE HOSPITAL FOR HER TO PLAY WITH WHILE WE WAIT. I'M SURE IT WILL HELP ENTERTAIN HER AS WELL AS US.
HERE IS WHERE I GOT THE PATTERN. I USED RED HEART BABY CLOUDS. ABOUT 1 1/2 SKIENS. THIS IS SOME OF THE YARN I GOT ON SELL.
WHILE I WAS LOOKING UP THE LINK TO THE PATTERN I SAW THAT I MADE A MISTAKE ON MINE. I DON'T THINK IT REALLY MATTERS. I DID A HDC INSTEAD OF A SC. I GUESS I COMBINED TWO PATTERNS OR SOMETHING. SORRY. IT'S NOT ANYTHING THAT MATTERS. IT STILL LOOKS CUTE. THE PATTERN WAS SO EASY I DIDN'T COPY IT. I JUST DID IT BY MEMORY. THAT SHOULD HAVE MADE A BELL GO OFF.
OH, I ALMOST FORGOT, I'M FEELING BETTER.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

DIVERTICULITIS

I'VE NOT BEEN FEELING ALL THAT GREAT THIS WEEK. SO I FINALLY DECIDED TO GO TO THE DOCTOR YESTERDAY. MY DOCTOR COULDN'T SEE ME UNTIL MONDAY. HE'S A GREAT DOCTOR NO HARD FEELINGS. I HAVE TO GO TO THE CLINIC WHICH I'VE NEVER BEEN TO. WELL THAT DOCTOR SENDS ME TO A SURGEON. I TRIED TO TELL HIM ALL I WANTED WAS A PILL OF SOME KIND NOT ANOTHER DOCTOR. IT DIDN'T WORK. I'M ALL TORN UP BECAUSE THIS DOCTOR IS TELLING ME I MAY HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY. I REMEMBER MY GALL BLADDER SURGERY. AND TRUST ME I'M NOT SICK ENOUGH TO HAVE THE S. WORD NOW. I MEAN I'M NOT LAYING IN THE BATHROOM FLOOR WITH MY HEAD BESIDE THE TOILET .
THE SURGEON SAID I DID HAVE DIVERTICULITIS. I TOLD HIM I'D TAKE A KIDNEY STONE INSTEAD. HE JUST LAUGHED AT ME. THEN GAVE ME A PRESCRIPTION FOR THE ANTIBIOTIC I WANTED . I TOLD HIM WELL THAT'S WHAT I ORDERED IN THE FIRST PLACE. HE JUST LAUGHED AND SAID I SOUNDED LIKE I WORKED THERE.
SO IT'S TAKE MY MEDICINE ,CLEAR LIQUID DIET,LOTS OF REST AND GO SEE HIM AGAIN NEXT WEEK.
I'M HAVING SEVERE PAINS AT TIMES. THEY COME AND GO. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I'M STILL HERE AND I DO HAVE A BABY BLANKET AND SOME SQUARES MADE. WILL POST PICTURES LATER. IT'S BACK TO BED FOR ME. I'M STARTING TO HURT AGAIN.
LEEVI'S MOM E-MAILED ME THAT HE'S BETTER AND GOT TO GO TRICK OR TREATING. SHE ALSO SENT A PICTURE. HE WAS SPIDERMAN.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

UPDATE ON LEEVI - AND - BO'S BABY SHOWER UPDATE

I E-MAILED LEEVI'S MOM TO LET HER KNOW THAT I HAD POSTED HIS PICTURES ON MY BLOG. SHE E-MAILED ME BACK TODAY. SHE SAID LEEVI HAS HAD A HIGH FEVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. BUT OTHER THAN THAT HE'S DOING FINE. PLEASE SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR HIM.

WE HAD BO'S BABY SHOWER TODAY. YOU KNOW WHEN I TOOK MY FIRST PICTURE I SAW LOW BATTERY. SO I DON'T HAVE ANY PICTURES TO POST TODAY. HIS DAD TOOK A LOT OF PICTURES WHICH I HOPE TO TALK HIM OUT OF.
HARLEY'S GIFT WAS HID IN THE BACK. IT WAS NEXT TO LAST. WHEN SHE MOVED THE BAG NEXT TO IT SHE GOT SO EXCITED. THE LAST BAG WAS A LITTLE PRINCESS BAG. SHE STARTED JUMPING UP AND DOWN SAYING THIS ONE IS BO'S BIG SISTERS PRESENT. SHE MINDS SO GOOD. I WAS SO PROUD OF HER. HER MOM TOLD HER TO WAIT TO OPEN IT. ( SHE WAS SHOWING WHAT WAS IN ANOTHER BAG TO EVERYONE.) SHE WAS DOING HER BEST TO NOT TOUCH IT. SHE WAS JUMPING AROUND TURNING CIRCLES AND TALKING ALL AT ONCE. SHE WOULD HARDLY TOUCH THE TISSUE PAPER ON TOP,PUT HER HANDS TO HER MOUTH,JUMP SOME MORE AND TOUCH THE BAG AGAIN. IT WAS KILLING HER TO NOT KNOW WHAT WAS INSIDE. ANOTHER LITTLE GIRL STARTED TO LOOK INSIDE AND HARLEY REMOVED HER HAND AND TOLD HER THEY COULDN'T OPEN IT YET. SHE ALSO TOLD HER IT BELONGED TO BO'S BIG SISTER. SHE NEVER SAID IT BELONGED TO HER . SHE'S PROUD OF HER BIG SISTER STATUS. OH AND SHE LOVED HER BLANKET, QUILT AND PURSE.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

LEEVI


WE WENT TO SCOTTSBORO TO EAT LAST WEEKEND. WE GO OUT TWO, THREE TIMES A WEEK WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND HIS WIFE, AND IF WE'RE LUCKY ONE OF THEIR GRAND KIDS. IT WAS JUST THE FOUR OF US LAST WEEK. WE DID HAVE A CUTE YOUNG MAN AT THE TABLE NEXT TO US. WE STARTED TALKING TO HIM AND HIS PARENTS. TURNS OUT THAT HE WAS BORN EARLY. HE WEIGHTED 2LB. 8OZ. HE IS THREE YEARS OLD. WILL BE FOUR IN MAY. HIS PARENTS SAID HE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOUR MONTHS. THEY HAD A LOT OF DONATED ITEMS GAVE TO HIM WHILE HE WAS THERE. TO SEE HOW MUCH THEY APPRECIATED EVERYTHING MADE ME FEEL SO GOOD AND MADE ME WANT TO HURRY HOME SO I COULD CROCHET. SHE E-MAILED ME THESE PICTURES OF HIM.



AS YOU CAN SEE HE'S DOING GREAT. HE STILL HAS SOME PROBLEMS, BUT I KNOW HE'S GOING TO BE JUST FINE. SINCE I DO A LOT OF PREEMIE CROCHETING I JUST HAD TO POST ABOUT HIM. HE JUST MAKES ME SMILE. DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THAT FACE.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I NEED HELP


I KNEW I HAD A YARN PROBLEM. I JUST FOUND OUT THIS WEEK HOW BAD IT REALLY IS. I WENT TO A WAL-MART IN A DIFFERENT TOWN TODAY BECAUSE I KNEW THE ONE IN MY TOWN HAD YARN ON SALE. I TOLD MYSELF I WASN'T GOING TO DO ANYTHING BUT LOOK. AS YOU CAN SEE I DID MORE THAN LOOK. FIFTEEN IS THE LUCKY NUMBER FOR TODAY. TWENTY SIX FOR THE WEEK. SO FAR THAT IS. YOU KNOW I'M GOING BACK. SIMPLY SOFT WAS ONLY A DOLLAR. THAT'S WHAT I USE TO MAKE HATS FOR ST. JUDE. WE SEND THEM OUT IN MARCH I THINK. OH WELL , AT LEAST MY ADDICTION HELPS OTHERS.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

MY WAL-MART TRIP


I WENT TO WAL-MART YESTERDAY. I WAS JUST GOING TO LOOK AT THE YARN. WELL I LOOKED AND WALKED AWAY. I WAS SO PROUD OF MYSELF. AS I WAS WALKING AWAY THE LADY IN CRAFTS SAID KATHY DID YOU SEE THE YARN WE HAVE ON SELL? WELL NO I DIDN'T. I LET HER KNOW THAT I WAS JUST LOOKING AROUND BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO USE UP YARN I ALREADY HAVE. I WALKED AWAY WITH 11 BALL OF YARN. OH WELL.




AS I WAS SHOPPING ELSEWHERE I RAN INTO A FRIEND. HER MOTHER-IN-LAW IS IN A WHEEL CHAIR MOST OF THE TIME. WHEN WE SAID BYE I HAD 12 MORE BALLS OF YARN IN MY BUGGY AND $30.00 OF HERS. AND MY PROMISE THAT I WOULD MAKE TWO LAPGHANS AS SOON AS I COULD. I WENT HOME. I DIDN'T STOP ANYWHERE ELSE.

BLUE BABY BLANKET


I GOT BO'S BLANKET FINISHED. I USED BERNAT SOFTEE BABY YARN. COLOR # 303000 DENIM MARL (BLUE- WHITE). THE PATTERN CAME FROM LEISURE ARTS. I REALLY LIKED MAKING IT. ANYONE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THEIR WORK GETTING BIGGER AS THEY GO WILL LIKE THIS PATTERN ALSO. IT WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND WHERE TO PLACE THE FIRST STITCH OF EACH ROW.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

HARLIE'S PINK DRAWSTRING BAG


PINK YARN
H HOOK


CH 3 WORK 16 DC IN LAST CH FROM HOOK. (17)

SL ST TO TOP OF CH 3

ROW 2 CH 3 DC IN SAME SP. WORK 2 DC IN EACH DC AROUND. SL ST TO TOP OF CH 3. (34)

ROWS 3-4 CH 3 DC IN SAME SP. DC IN NEXT 3 DC. *2 DC IN NEXT DC DC IN NEXT 3 DC* AROUND. SL ST TO TOP OF CH 3.

ROW 5 CH 2 HDC IN BLO OF EACH DC AROUND. JOIN TO TOP OF CH 2.

ROW 6 CH 3 DC IN EACH HDC AROUND. JOIN WITH SL ST TO TOP OF CH 3.

ROW 7 CH 3 SKIP 2 DC SC IN NEXT DC. * CH 3 SKIP 2 DC AND SC IN NEXT DC* AROUND.SL ST TO BOTTOM OF CH 3.

ROW 8 -14 SC IN CH 3 SP. CH 3 * SC IN NEXT CH 3 SP CH 3* AROUND SL ST TO SC.

ROW 15 SL ST IN CH3 SP. CH 2 2 DC IN CH 3 SP.

*3 DC IN NEXT CH 3 SP* AROUND. SL ST TO CH 2

ROW 16 CH2 DC IN EACH DC AROUND.

ROW 17 CH2 HDC IN EACH DC AROUND.

CH 80 FOR DRAWSTRING.

WEAVE IN ROW 16.

TIE ENDS TOGETHER. THEN PULL THOUGH SO ENDS DON'T SHOW.


THIS PATTERN HAS NOT BEEN TESTED. IF YOU FIND ANY MISTAKES PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

DISH CLOTH PATTERN


1 CHEAP WASH CLOTH ( THE KIND THAT IS SURGED AROUND )
SCRAP YARN
C AND H HOOKS
PRICING TOOL (I USED MY EDGERYDOO TOOL )
HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT ABOUT EDGERYDOO.
USING MY EDGERYDOO I PUNCHED HOLES AROUND THE CLOTH.
USING SMALLER HOOK
ATTACH YARN AND SC CH 2. SC CH2 IN EACH SPACE AROUND.
SL ST TO FIRST ST AT END .
CHANGE TO LARGER HOOK.
WORK 2 SC IN EACH CH2 SP AROUND. JOIN WITH SL ST TO FIRST SC.
CH 3 WORK 4 MORE DC IN SAME SP. *SKIP NEXT 2 DC AND WORK 5 DC IN THE NEXT DC* AROUND. JOIN WITH SL ST IN BOTTOM OF FIRST DC.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW




AS BAD AS I HATE TO IT'S TIME TO REPLACE MY DISHCLOTHS. AS YOU CAN SEE THEY HAVE GOTTEN RATHER THIN. O.K. SO THEY'RE FULL OF HOLES. THEY STILL WORK GREAT. I GUESS I CAN STILL USE THEM WHEN I'M HOME ALONE. NO ONE WILL NO RIGHT. I'LL BRING OUT THE NICE PRETTY ONES WHEN I HAVE TO. I FEEL BETTER ALREADY.


OH AND JUST FOR THE RECORD. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE BLANKIE. I HAVE 38 ROWS SO FAR. I HAD A NEED TO SEE SOMETHING FINISHED I GUESS.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I'M STILL HERE

SORRY IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE I'VE POSTED. I CAN'T SEEM TO GET THINGS TOGETHER LATELY. I WANTED TO MAKE AN AFGHAN TO DONATE TO A LOCAL SCHOOL FOR THEIR HARVEST FESTIVAL THIS MONTH. WELL ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I JUST CAN'T GET IT FINISHED. I NEED TO GET MY GREAT NEPHEW A CROCHETED BABY BLANKET MADE THIS MONTH. HAVE I EVEN STARTED IT? I NEED TO MAKE BEREAVEMENT ITEMS FOR MY BABIES. I HAVE THINGS IN MIND FOR CHRISTMAS I NEED TO START MAKING. THERE'S MORE I COULD LIST BUT I'M NOT BECAUSE I'M STARTING TO FEEL LIKE ITS ALL HOPELESS.
I'M GOING TO FORGET ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT THE BLANKET. I NEED IT BY THE 28TH. I FEEL BETTER ALREADY.
I'VE ALSO HAD A LOT GOING ON WITH OUR FAMILY. EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE GETTING BETTER NOW. WELL TIM HAS BEEN HOME FOR TWO DAYS. HE HAS A BAD HEADACHE, ACHES ALL OVER, WATERY EYES, SINUS DRAINAGE, AND JUST DON'T FEEL GOOD. OH YES HIS BLOOD IS TO THICK. HE GOES MONDAY FOR MORE BLOOD WORK.
A LADY I MADE FRIENDS WITH WHILE TIM WAS IN THE HOSPITAL CALLED ME TODAY. I LOVE HER AND HER FAMILY SO MUCH. PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM. HER HUSBAND STILL HAS MEDICAL PROBLEMS. HER SON MOVED IN WITH HER AWHILE BACK TO HELP HER OUT. THEY ARE A VERY CLOSE AND LOVING FAMILY WITH TONS OF FAITH. I KNOW THEY WILL GET THROUGH THIS .
WELL I THINK I'LL FIND A PATTERN AND START THAT BLANKET NOW.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

MEMORY BOXES



HERE ARE TWO MORE MEMORY BOXES WITH A FEW THINGS TO GO IN THEM. I MADE A JOURNAL AND SYMPATHY CARD FOR EACH. I BOUGHT SOME CLEAR LABELS AND PUT A CUTE LITTLE SAYING ON IT THAT CANDY ( FROM E. G. F. ) GAVE ME. I PUT THESE ON CANDLE HOLDERS AND PUT A CANDLE IN IT. THERE'S A BAG FOR A LOCK OF HAIR AND A BABY DOLL AND A TEDDY BEAR. I STILL NEED TO GET A CAMERA FOR EACH BOX. I WANT TO MAKE A BEREAVEMENT OUTFIT FOR EACH BOX TO.




I'VE MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS ON THE INTERNET. ONE OF MY NEW FRIENDS BRENDA SUGGESTED I MAKE THREE BOOTIES SO THE PARENTS CAN HAVE ONE. I PLAN ON DOING THAT THIS TIME. THANKS BRENDA.


IT MAY TAKE AWHILE TO GET THE BEREAVEMENT ITEMS MADE. I'M TRYING TO MAKE AN AFGHAN FOR A LOCAL SMALL SCHOOL TO RAFFLE OFF IN OCT DURING THEIR HARVEST FESTIVAL.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

HARLIE'S QUILT


HERE IS HARLIE A QUILT. SHE LOVES LITTLE PRINCESS AND SPARKLIE THINGS. THIS QUILT HAS BOTH AND ITS PINK.


TWO FLEECE BLANKETS


WELL HERE ARE TWO FLEECE BLANKETS SIZE 25X36 FOR HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL.I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WAS THINKING WHEN I GOT THE MATERIAL. I ONLY GOT TWO YARDS. I HAVE SOME LEFT OVER. I'M NOT SURE IF I'LL MAKE A FEW SMALLER BLANKETS OR IF I'LL WAIT UNTIL I HAVE MORE AND MAKE A PIECED QUILT.I DON'T LIKE MACHINE QUILTING THAT WELL BUT IF IT GETS FINISHED THAT'S WHAT COUNTS. IF I HAND QUILT IT I KNOW IT'LL STILL BE THERE THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL DONATION


HERE IS ANOTHER DONATION FOR EGF. I MAILED IT TO HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL TODAY.
3 YELLOW HATS
3 BLUE HATS
1 BURIAL POUCH
1 SMALL BLANKET
2 BURIAL OUTFITS FOR A GIRL (DRESS, BONNET AND BOOTIES)
1 BOYS BURIAL OUTFIT (SUIT, HAT AND BOOTIES)
MY FRIEND JUDY MADE A LOT OF THINGS ALSO. YOU CAN SEE HER THINGS AT http://rainbowcrochet.blogspot.com/ I'M GOING TO MAKE FLANNEL BLANKETS FOR THEM NEXT. THE NURSE SAID THEY COULD ALWAYS USE BLANKETS SIZE 25'' BY 38". THEY PUT THEM ON TOP OF THE MATTRESSES.

BABY SHOWER GIFT


THIS BLANKET IS PART OF MY GREAT NEPHEW'S SHOWER GIFT. I STILL HAVE ANOTHER MONTH TO MAKE SOMETHING ELSE. I THINK HIS NAME WILL BE BO BRAXTON. AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT HIS 3 YEAR OLD SISTER HARLIE SAYS.

MARINE CORPS KIDS DONATION




THIS BLANKET, BALLS AND LITTLE BAG ARE GOING TO MARINE CORPS KIDS SPECIAL REQUEST. A FOUR YEAR OLD BOY WILL BE GETTING THESE. I STILL WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING ELSE TO GO WITH IT.

FOR MY GREAT NIECE HARLIE


THIS IS A SMALL PURSE. SHE LOVES PINK AND PURPLE.


AND THIS IS HARLIE'S BLANKET. SHE IS 3 YEARS OLD. SHE'S GOING TO HAVE A BABY BROTHER SOON. I COULDN'T LEAVE HER OUT AT THE SHOWER. SO HERE'S HER GIFT. I MADE THE BAG PATTERN UP. WHEN I GET THE PATTERN FIGURED OUT I'LL POST IT. MY NIECE WILL LOVE IT. SHE'S SO EASY TO PLEASE.

Friday, September 7, 2007

MEMORY BOXES


TWO MEMORY BOXES FOR E.G.F.

TWO MORE CARDS FOR E.G.F.



HERE ARE TWO MORE CARDS. CANDY E-MAILED ME THE TOP PART OF THE CARD ON THE BOTTOM. IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS A GOOD IDEA ( THAT'S EASY, I'M JUST LEARNING HOW TO MAKE THESE.) FOR THE CARDS I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

SYMPATHY CARD


HERE IS ANOTHER DESIGN FOR A SYMPATHY CARD FOR E.G.F. I REALLY LIKE MAKING THEM NOW. I WAS WORRIED ABOUT IT AT FIRST. IT TURNS OUT THEY ARE PRETTY EASY TO MAKE. I LIKE EASY.

Monday, September 3, 2007

SYMPATHY CARD


ANOTHER CARD FOR E.G.F. I'VE HAD A HARD TIME FINDING ANGEL PAPER. I WENT INTO THE SISTER SITE OF E.G.F. AND GOT THIS ANGEL TO USE ON THE CARDS. I HOPE THAT WAS ALRIGHT CANDY AND AMY. I NEED TO GO BACK TO THE THREE SISTERS SCRAP BOOKING STORE AND GET MORE CARD STOCK PAPER NOW.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

CARDS FOR E.G.F.

THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT MAKING CARDS. THE BRASS CHARMS ARE JUST SITTING ON THERE NOW. I DON'T KNOW FOR SURE WHAT GLUE TO USE ON THEM. THE CARDS LOOK BLUE BUT ARE LILIC.



THE CARD ON THE TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER IS THE ONE THAT DEBRA MADE.





I WENT TO THREE LADIES AND A SCRAPBOOK IN RAINSVILLE AL. I'VE NEVER HAD ANYONE TREAT ME SO NICE. SHE SAT DOWN WITH ME AND MADE A CARD FOR ME TO LET ME SEE HOW IT WAS DONE. THEN SHE PICKED OUT PAPER THAT I WOULD NEED. THAT WAY I LEARNED THE RIGHT PAPER FOR THE CARDS AND THE DECORATIONS ON THE FRONT. THEY ARE DIFFERENT. AFTER ALL HER HELP WHEN I PAYED HER SHE GAVE ME A DISCOUNT BECAUSE I WAS MAKING THEM FOR CHARITY. I NEARLY CRIED. THANK YOU DEBRA. I GOT THE NAME RIGHT THIS TIME. I'M REALLY BAD ON NAMES. WELL ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER. IT GOES WITH AGE.