Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Too Much Snow!

Well it just keeps snowing here. It seems as soon as my hubby shovels it has another couple of inches. While I was out today, a lady's cel phone rang. Someone in her family was telling her that the road to their house was now closed. Wonder what she will do. They say the storm is suppose to hit us on Thursday. We are already getting more snow than we usually do. Here are some pictures I took today. The first two are of my back yard. You can see the snow piled on the fence. The 3rd picture is of my grape vines. The 4th is my front yard.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tat it and See Complete

Well I finished the TIAS. Jane says it is a hippo. I had been guessing a hippo or rhino. I think mine rather looks like a weird bulldog.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Another Motif

I did another of Jane's design. It is her Celtic Motif. It was fun to do. I am still working on her tat it and see.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


I was asked recently about new pictures of Jack. Here are some I took today. See the one were he is smiling. He smiles a lot. He is almost 14 months now.

Tatting this week

Well I had fun with a little tatting this week. I tatted a snow flake with my new thread. The thread is so pretty, but I find working with the metallic sliver running through it kind of a pain. I had a terrible time, with the outside round. I kept going in the wrong direction. Had to keep cutting it off and trying again.

I have been working on Jane's Tat it and See.

Here is my work so far.

I also decided to try the camel. Mine looks more like a horse. It was fun. I used different colors. No matter how many times I started over again on the leg I could not get it right. So mine is facing the opposite direction. I think it was one of those weeks or all the medication I am on.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Playing with Minitures

I love to crochet and always wanted to try doing it with thread. I found a couple of sites about it and a pattern. I love the bears. My daughter collects frogs, so I purchased a pattern by Edith Molina. Since I have been dealing with my back and sickness, I have not been able to do much, so I thought now was the perfect time to try them. The bear is a free pattern from Edith Molina to get you started. I had no problem crocheting the parts. The bear I had trouble keeping the arms being the same size and the legs being the same size. When it came to puting them together, it took a few days to get up the nerve to attempt it. I put the frog together first. Then a couple days later the bear.

You can go to http://www.squidoo.com/groups/thread_crochet_bears to see Edith's Bears.

I joined a group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tmcritters/ The group has lots of patterns and very helpful members. I can't wait to try more.

Here are pictures of my first 2. I put my bear next to a bottle of nail polish, so you can get an idea of the size.
The bear is 2½" sitting and 3 standing. The frog is 1-3/4" sitting (top of eyes to seat). 4¼" from top of eyes to tip of toes.

A quilt for me

Well I was very surprised. A friend/quilt customer called and said she had two quilts for me. She lives an hour away, and happen to be comming to town. I was not home so she left the quilts with her mom and left a message. It took me a few days to get there to pick them up. Her mother said "You really need to look at the purple one." She knows how much I like purple and would love to see her next quilt. She is quite the quilt artist. I always tease my customers that when they bring me a purple one they might not get it back.

Well I got home and opend the bag and there was a quilt I had already quilted and it was finished with it's binding on it. On the label I found that it was for me. I do all her quilts of valour quilts and she decided to do one for me. I love it. Here is a picture.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Another Son Married

Well the wedding was beautiful. We had lots of fun. Fortunately my back held up. It was wonderful to see our grand babies. They were all sick though and now we suffer with the crud they have. Hope I get over it soon.

Here is a picture of us with the bride and groom. Doesn't our son look handsome in his Dress Blues?