Monday, November 25, 2013

Ready for Sylvia kitty fun?

It's been pretty cold out and sometimes slick so staying close to home.  Lots of crochet and enjoying Sylvia's antics.  I have been working on hotpads and doilies and added a new doily to the mix.  Here are the hotpads and another will join them and go to their new home.

This is the latest doily to be added in.  The pattern is called Goldstar and the thread is Aunt Lydia's in parakeet.  I love the blue!

Some progress on one of the other doilies as well.  Actually a good bit of work.

Now for a laugh at Sylvia.  Sometimes I give her a little left over yarn and let her have some fun.  We play tug of war and I then decided to hang it on the chair which she is really enjoying!

Thanks for visiting.  Huggles and blessings.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

At last sylvia pics and crochet too!

I managed to finish a doily yesterday and ironed it today.  I still love the soft green.  Here it is.

I am close on this next one.  About 10 rows to go I think.  It is slow going as some of the rows are a bit intricate.

I also am working on a little one called Starflower.  I don't think it will take too long to do.

Finally at last I have some pictures of sylvia.  Love the look in the one and had some fun with filters on the other.

Thanks for visiting.  Huggles and blessings.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Happily crocheting away!

First let me show you the moon last evening peeking thru the clouds.  I think he and I were playing peek a boo!

I currently have 3 doilies going switching whenever the mood strikes me.  One is nearly done with only 3 rows to go so I will finish it.  It is the green one here.

This one is well along but still has quite a bit to go on it.

And I just started on this little fella.

I am also working on some potholders that were a free pattern. I am having a blast trying different color combos.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Making some changes.

Yep, changes and I do hope you will all stick with me thru it.  I will be going back to my favorite craft, crochet, and spending much less time cross stitching.  One reason is the cost of fabric and patterns and the other is that I have always loved crochet the most.  For now no cross stitch at all and just crochet.  I will be going thru patterns and giving some away also.  The last few weeks I have really struggled to stay engrossed in my cross stitching but it has been an ongoing thing for some time now.  I want to get involved in making hats for needy folks and chemo patients, prayer shawls, lap robes for seniors and lots and lots of doilies.  I need to replenish my yarn and thread stocks as well.  But now onto some projects!

Here is a doily I made some time ago.  I love the lavender shade.

I am working on two projects right now.  Both are by Elizabeth Hiddleson.  The first is called wheat stalk and I can not remember the name of the other.

I also have pulled out two other spools for more doilies.

Let me share something my grandmother used to make.  She made simple doilies, sewn together with the front one folded down a bit and had she finished these they would have a little bow to hold the flap down, then she added pencil and a small notepad to keep by your phone.  I suppose now one could tuck the cell phone in!

Here is a pile of afghans on a chair in the living room. One will never get cold here!

Lastly, here is Miss Sylvia enjoy a snooze on the sofa when Jack had to lay on the floor.

Thanks for visiting.  Blessings and huggles.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Happily sewing away!

It has been a bit of a hectic week but that seldom stops my stitching!  I started a doily as well but first my little sampler.

Now here is the start on the doily!  It is one by my favorite designer Elizabeth Hiddleson.

Remember the Celtic cross stitch pattern I told you about?  I think i forgot to mention it is from a book called Celtic Art by Barbara Hmmond.  Not sure if it is still in print as I have had it for some time.  I hope to start on it soon.

Jack was messing with his remote control helicopter and Sylvia joy thought it quite fasinating.  My camera was acting up so excuse the bad picture.

Thanks for the visit.  huggles and blessings.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sharing a mountain trip with fall colors

We took a ride Friday up to the Boston Mountains, AR to enjoy a glorious day and the fall colors.  So come along!  You can find more information here:Boston Mountain Scenic Loop

Just south of Fayetteville, AR

Climbing higher!

An overlook close to the summit.

The scene from a restaurant parking lot.

And at a roadside picnic spot.

Just a hint of views to come!

Here we are at Artist Point!

Baptist ford church and cemetary just south of Fayetteville, AR.

Hope you enjoyed the trip!  Blessings and huggles.