KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

KATHY'S CROCHET CABIN

Monday, December 29, 2008

UPDATE ON RODNEY

JUST HEARD ABOUT 45 MINUTES AGO THAT RODNEY IS IN ICU AND DOING ALRIGHT. HIS WIFE NINA GOT TO THE WAITING ROOM AT 8:30 AM AND RODNEY GOT TO ICU JUST A FEW MINUTES TILL 5:00 PM. NINA SAID IT'S BEEN A LONG DAY. THEY LET HER SEE HIM JUST A FEW MINUTES BUT VISITING TIME IS AT 5:00 SO WHEN THEY GET HIM SETTLED IN THEY WILL LET EVERYONE IN FOR THEIR VISIT.
SHE SAID HE LOOKED ALRIGHT AND WAS TRYING TO MOVE A LITTLE. THEY FIXED THE VALVE, THAT OTHER THING I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND AND FIXED A CLOGGED ARTERY THEY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT.
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT SENT UP PRAYERS.
I KNOW HOW HARD THIS DAY HAS BEEN ON EVERYONE SO WE'LL WAIT ABOUT GOING TO SEE THEM.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

PRAYERS NEEDED

OUR FRIEND RODNEY NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS. HE'LL BE HAVING OPEN HEART SURGERY IN THE MORNING. FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND HE'S HAVING A VALVE REPLACEMENT AND SOMETHING ELSE I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND ENOUGH TO REPEAT.
RODNEY IS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON WITH A VERY GIVING AND LOVING HEART. HE CARES SO MUCH FOR PEOPLE, HE'S ALWAYS HELPING SOMEONE. I PRAY FOR GOD TO GUIDE THE DOCTORS HANDS AND GIVE EVERYONE THE KNOWLEDGE TO GET HIM THROUGH THIS AND TO GIVE NINA HIS WIFE AND HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS THE COMFORT AND STRENGTH THEY NEED TO GET THROUGH THE DAYS AHEAD.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK FOR PRAYERS FOR FRIENDS WHOSE HOUSE CAUGHT ON FIRE THE 23RD OF THIS MONTH. IT BURNED THROUGH THE ROOF SO I KNOW IT'S PRETTY BAD.
I ALWAYS HEAD FOR MY COMPUTER WHEN SOMEONE NEEDS PRAYERS. I FIND COMFORT IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR PRAYING WITH ME. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON HOW RODNEY'S DOING.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

LAPGHAN


THIS LAPGHAN WAS MADE USING LEFT OVER AND DONATED YARN. IT'S HEADED FOR A LOCAL NURSING HOME.
DO YOU THINK ANYONE AT THE NURSING HOME WOULD LIKE A SCARF? I HAVE SOME HOMESPUN YARN THAT WOULD BE GREAT FOR THEM.
I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT CHRISTMAS.

Monday, December 22, 2008


2 LITTLE BURIAL POUCHES,



4 SMALL BLANKETS AND 1 MEDIUM BLANKET. THESE ITEMS WILL GO TO EGF AS ALWAYS. THE BLANKETS ARE MADE OUT OF SOME OF THE MATERIAL DONATED BY AUNT JANELLES SISTER HANNAH.

MORE YARN


I DON'T KNOW THE NAME OF THE LADY THAT DONATED THIS YARN, SHE GAVE IT TO RODNEY AND NINA FRIENDS OF OURS. THE BOTTOM ROW IS BABY YARN AND THE REST WILL BE USED TO MAKE THINGS FOR THE NURSING HOME.
I'M WORKING ON A LAPGHAN NOW, I HOPE TO GET IT READY BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

DONATION FOR THE NURSING HOME


THE PICTURE LOOKS BAD BUT THIS IS A LAPGHAN FOR THE NURSING HOME. THAT MAKES 3 LAPGHANS AND 3 AFGHANS.


CANDY CANE HOLDERS AND WREATHS THAT I MADE.

7 SNOWMEN



AUNT JANELLE AND I MADE THESE THINGS DURING OUR CRAFTING PARTY. THE MATERIALS WERE DONATED BY VICKI MY SISTER-IN-LAW THAT HAS COPD.



THESE WERE SOME WREATHS SHE GOT SOMEWHERE.
ALL THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO RODNEY AND HIS WIFE NINA TO GIVE OUT AT THE NURSING HOME WHERE NINA'S GRANDMOTHER LIVES. THEY GO EVERY NIGHT AND GET HER BACK IN BED. THEY HELP ME OUT BY DONATING MONEY TO MY CHARITY WORK AND I THOUGHT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PLAY SANTA.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES


LAST YEARS TREE,


THIS YEARS TREE. I JUST DIDN'T HAVE IT IN ME THIS YEAR TO DRAG OUT THE BIG TREE. SO I TOOK THE GARBAGE BAG OFF THE LITTLE TREE THAT WAS STILL DECORATED FROM LAST YEAR AND MY TREE IS READY. I MISS ALL MY HANDMADE ORNAMENTS BUT I DON'T MISS THE 3 OR 4 DAYS I SPEND STRESSING OVER THE BIG TREE. I SPEND 1 DAY JUST GETTING THE LIMBS JUST SO. NOT THIS YEAR, I'M ALL ABOUT LESS STRESS MORE FUN. MY TREE IS TINY BUT I FEEL GREAT.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

CUPCAKES FOR HARLIE


TWO CUTE CUPCAKES FOR HARLIE. I LOVE MAKING THINGS FOR HER, SHE GETS SO EXCITED OVER THE LEAST LITTLE THING.



Saturday, December 6, 2008

MY SPECIAL DAY


WHEN I GOT UP YESTERDAY I HAD NO IDEA HOW SPECIAL MY DAY WAS GOING TO BE. TWYLA FROM TWO CRAZY CRAFTERS SENT ME THESE HOUSESHOES. THANK YOU SO MUCH TWYLA THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL. I JUST LOVE THEM. I'VE SEEN THEM ON HER BLOG AND WISHED FOR A PAIR KNOWING I WOULDN'T GET THEM BECAUSE I CAN'T KNIT. I DIDN'T KNOW AT THAT TIME THAT SHE SELLS THEN IN HER SHOP. I ENJOY READING TWYLA AND LINDSEY'S MOTHER DAUGHTER BLOG SO MUCH. PLEASE GO
VISIT THEIR BLOG AND CHECK OUT THEIR SHOP.


I WENT TO MY NEIGHBORS HOUSE TO DO HER DOGS NAILS YESTERDAY AND SHE HAD MADE THIS FLOWER POT FOR ME. SHE IS EITHER 78 OR 79 YEARS OLD. SHE HAD MADE HERSELF TWO OF THEM AT THE SENIOR CENTER SHE GOES TO. I HAD TOLD HER HOW PRETTY I THOUGHT THEY WERE. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN TELL BUT IT IS A 2 PIECE SET. PLANT IN ONE AND WATER IN THE BOTTOM. I JUST LOVE IT.


CAN YOU BELIEVE SHE CAN KNIT AND GAVE ME A PAIR OF HOUSESHOES ALSO. WHEN I GOT UP I DIDN'T HAVE A PAIR OF KNIT HOUSESHOES AND NOW I HAVE TWO PAIR. I SO LOVE BOTH PAIR.
I TOLD HER I'D BE BACK WITH MY NEEDLES AND YARN. I KNEW SHE COULD CROCHET, I JUST DIDN'T THINK SHE DID ANYMORE.
SORRY THE PICTURES DON'T SHOW JUST HOW PRETTY EVERYTHING IS.

Friday, December 5, 2008

DONATION READY


21 PREEMIE HATS
4 BURIAL SETS
125 PAIR OF BRACELETS (MADE BY AUNT JANELLE)
WE LIKE TO SEND TWO SO THE MOTHER HAS A MEMORY OF HER BABY.

LITTLE SNOWMEN


EVERY YEAR I TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING NEW FOR CHRISTMAS. I MADE THE SNOWMAN ON THE LEFT FIRST. DON'T YOU HATE IT WHEN YOU MAKE UP A PATTERN AND DON'T WRITE IT DOWN. I MADE THE OTHER ONE BY MEMORY. AS YOU CAN SEE MY MEMORY IS NOT ALL THAT GOOD. FOUR SNOWMEN LATER AND I THINK I MAY HAVE IT. I USED THE CARDBOARD TOILET PAPER THINGIES ON THE INSIDE. I HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS SAVING THEM, I WANT TO MAKE SOME TO GIVE OUT AT THE NURSING HOME. AUNT JANELLE AND I ARE MAKING THINGS OUT OF DONATED MATERIALS, WILL POST PICTURES LATER.
I DIDN'T TAKE PICTURES (FORGOT) OF 6 AFGHANS AND LAPGHANS I GAVE TO RODNEY TO TAKE TO THE NURSING HOME. RODNEY AND NINA DONATE MONEY TO MY CHARITY WORK. NINA'S GRANDMOTHER IS IN THE NURSING HOME AND THEY VISIT HER ALMOST EVERYDAY. I THOUGHT THEY WOULD KNOW MORE ABOUT WHO NEEDED THEM THAN I WOULD.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

EGF


BURIAL OUTFIT AND


TWO PREEMIE HATS FOR EGF.

THIS MATERIAL WAS DONATED BY AUNT JANELLE'S SISTER HANNAH. I'LL MAKE BLANKETS AND BURIAL GOWNS OUT OF IT. THANK YOU HANNAH .

Friday, November 28, 2008

CHECK IT OUT

INDIGO BLUE IS HAVING A 200TH POST CONTEST. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT. IF YOU MENTION THAT YOU HEARD IT HERE I GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN.
I LOOKED AT MINE AND THIS MAKES 202 FOR ME. I MISSED IT. I'LL THINK OF SOMETHING TO GIVE AWAY AND POST ABOUT IT LATER. SORRY

Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A BLESSED DAY TODAY AND ENJOYS YOUR TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

I'M THANKFUL FOR MY HUSBAND OF 30 SOMETHING YEARS, MY TWO SONS MY NEW DAUGHTER AND TWO NEW GRANDSONS. OH HOW COULD I NOT BE THANKFUL FOR OUR LITTLE COCOA. SHE KEEPS EVERYTHING ON AN EVEN KEEL AROUND HERE. SHE INVENTED THE WORD LAP DOG. I'M THANKFUL FOR FRIENDS OLD AND NEW. SINCE I DISCOVERED THE INTERNET I'VE MADE A LOT OF NEW FRIENDS. IT'S LIKE I'VE KNOW YOU ALL MY LIFE.

TIM AND OUR OLDEST HAVE GONE HUNTING WHILE I COOK. THE YOUNGEST IS GETTING READY TO SPEND THE DAY WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.FOR MOST OF OUR MARRIED LIFE TIM HAS BROUGHT HOME A THANKSGIVING DEER. WE'LL SOON SEE IF HE DOES THIS YEAR.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.

Friday, November 21, 2008

FEELING BETTER


2 MEMORY BOXES



2 FLANNEL BLANKETS WITH A SIMPLE CROCHETED EDGE.


NOT REALLY A LOT BUT IT TOOK ALL WEEK TO DO THEM. I AM FEELING A LOT BETTER TODAY. ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE GOING TO EGF.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

GREEN SCARF


WELL HERE'S THE GREEN KNIT SCARF. I WANTED TO PUT FRINGE ON THE ENDS BUT HARLIE SAID SHE DIDN'T WANT FRINGE BECAUSE THE KITTEN SHE THINKS SHE IS GOING TO GET WOULD PULL IT OUT. SO I JUST CROCHETED AROUND IT. I USED PINK FOR THE EDGING BECAUSE THAT'S HER FAVORITE COLOR. DID I MENTION SHE'S WEARING THE GOWN I GOT HER FOR HER BIRTHDAY LAST YEAR?

THIS IS HARLIE AND HER BROTHER BO. HARLIE WAS A CHEERLEADER AND BO WAS A FOOTBALL PLAYER FOR HALLOWEEN. I HAVE A PICTURE OF HARLIE DOING THE SAME "TOUCHDOWN" THING WHEN SHE WAS LITTLE. HOW CUTE ARE THEY?

NOT SURE WHEN THESE WERE MADE, I JUST KNOW HARLIE SURE LOVES HER GOWN.
I LOVE YOU HARLIE BUG.



BO TURNS A YEAR OLD THIS MONTH AND WEIGHTS 32 POUNDS. I LOVE THAT FACE. YOU SHOULD SEE HIM WHEN HE'S AROUND STRANGERS. I'VE SEEN PEOPLE TRY EVERYTHING THEY CAN COME UP WITH TO GET HIM TO SMILE AT THEM, BUT HE JUST STARES AT THEM , LIKE HE'S DOING IN THE PICTURE OF HIM AND HARLIE.
I LOVE YOU BO BEAR.
I WAS GOING TO HELP THE KIDS GRANDMOTHER WATCH AFTER THEM TOMORROW BUT I'M SICK AND DON'T WANT TO GET AROUND THEM. SO THIS GRANDMA WANT-A-BE WILL BE POUTING ALL DAY TOMORROW.


Monday, November 17, 2008

HARLIE'S LITTLE PURSE


HARLIE HAS A BIRTHDAY COMING UP SOON. I THOUGHT I'D MAKE HER SOME PLAY FOOD AND THIS LITTLE CUPCAKE PURSE. IT LOOKS BETTER THAN IT DOES IN THIS PICTURE.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

FALL PICTURES


THIS PICTURE DIDN'T TURN OUT VERY WELL BUT IF YOU CLICK ON IT YOU CAN READ ABOUT THIS OVERLOOK. TIME WAS RUNNING OUT AND MOST OF THE PICTURES WERE TO DARK.


THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN AROUND LITTLE RIVER CANYON . THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE OVERLOOK SHOWING THE LITTLE BENCH.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE ROAD IN FRONT OF ME AND THE NEXT ONE IS BEHIND ME. I LOVE THIS DRIVE IN THE FALL. THE ROAD IS PAVED WITH WINDING CURVES AND HILLS. THIS PART OF THE CANYON IS ALONG AL. HWY. 176, IT'S ABOUT 11 OR 12 MILES OF BEAUTY.






THIS IS A PICTURE OS THE FALLS TALKED ABOUT IN THE FIRST PICTURE. NO WATER AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.




THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE NEXT OVERLOOK. IF YOU LOOK HARD YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE ADMIRING THE CANYON.






THESE TWO PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT THE OVERLOOK IN THE PICTURE ABOVE.






LITTLE RIVER CANYON FEATURES THE NATIONS LONGEST MOUNTAINTOP RIVER AND IS ONE OF THE SOUTHEASTS DEEPEST CANYONS. LACK OF RAIN HAS LEFT THE RIVER RATHER DRY.
I'LL DO MY BEST TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE CANYON AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE YEAR. I ALSO LOVE THE PICTURES OF THE FROZEN WATERFALLS.

WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I FIRST MET WE WOULD RIDE AROUND THE CANYON NEARLY EVERYDAY.


Monday, November 10, 2008

TWO BURIAL GOWNS


THESE GOWNS WILL BE GOING TO EGF. I STILL NEED TO MAKE THE BLANKETS TO GO WITH THEM.



Saturday, November 8, 2008

HATS


12 PREEMIE HATS AND ONE MORE CANCER HAT MADE. THE PREEMIE HATS WILL GO TO EGF.

Monday, November 3, 2008

GREEN SCARF


THIS STARTED OUT BEING A SQUARE. IT JUST LOOKED SO GOOD I MADE A SCARF OUT OF IT. WELL I'M MAKING A SCARF OUT OF IT. THIS IS THE PURL STITCH, I REALLY LIKE THIS STITCH.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

FINISHED KNIT SQUARE


I MADE MY FIRST KNIT PROJECT, A 5 1/2 INCH SQUARE. NOW ON TO MAKE ONE USING THE PURL STITCH. I THOUGH I'D MAKE A SQUARE OF EACH NEW STITCH I MAKE AND JOIN THEM TOGETHER

Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

STILL AT IT

I CHANGED TO SIZE 8 CIRCULAR NEEDLES. THIS IS A LOT BETTER, THANKS FOR THE ADVICE TWYLA. I'M STILL LOSING MY STITCHES JUST NOT AS BAD, THE CORNERS AT THE BOTTOM ARE STILL NOT RIGHT AND I HAVE A LOT OF LOSE STITCHES IN BETWEEN. I'VE NOT FIGURED OUT HOW TO GET MY LOOPS BACK ON THE NEEDLE WHEN ONE FALLS OFF AFTER I'VE NEARLY GOT IT ON THE OTHER NEEDLE. IT JUST TAKES PRACTICE I KNOW. I JUST HATE SEEING IT LOOK BAD SO IT'S TIME TO TAKE THIS OUT AND SEE IF I DO BETTER THE NEXT TIME. SO FAR I LEARN SOMETHING EVERY TIME.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS OFF AND ON ALL DAY. DO A LITTLE, PULL IT OUT AND REDO IT AGAIN. I DON'T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO GET THE ENDS TO LOOK RIGHT, THE LOOPS KEEP SLIPPING OFF THE NEEDLES AND I'VE BEEN KNITTING TO TIGHT, I HAVE THAT SAME PROBLEM CROCHETING. BUT I HAVE ENJOYED MYSELF. DID YOU NOTICE THE BUSY BACKGROUND SO YOU WOULDN'T NOTICE THE AWFUL KNITTING. :-)
I'VE ALSO MADE 9 PINTS OF APPLE PIE FILLING TODAY.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I'M KNITTING?

WELL AT LEAST I CAN CAST ON. I'M HAVING TROUBLE GETTING ANY FURTHER. I REALLY WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE A PAIR OF SOCKS. I TOLD MY SISTER-IN-LAW ABOUT MY SOCK WISH AND HER RESPONSE WAS," JUST THROW ALL THAT KNITTING STUFF AWAY AND I'LL BUY YOU A PAIR OF SOCKS." :-) SHE JUST DON'T KNOW ABOUT ALL THE BEAUTIFUL SOCKS I'VE SEEN ON OTHER PEOPLES BLOGS. THESE TWO PICTURES ARE KNITTING THINGS THAT BELONGED TO TWO LADIES THAT HAVE PASSED AWAY AND THEY WERE GIVEN TO ME. I PICKED UP THE HOW TO BOOK AWHILE BACK. I GOT NO WHERE WITH IT.