Sunday, October 27, 2013


I posted this picture on Facebook, it ended up on Quiltville's Quips and Snips!

Thank you,  Bonnie- you made my day!



The first day of fall was in the air when I posted the picture on Facebook, now it seems like winter is on fast forward.

Hey! We haven't even had Halloween! Our first snow was Tuesday, October 22nd, on the way home from work around 11pm. We woke up Wednesday, to a light dusting of snow deep enough to see your footprint! Thankfully it melted as soon as the sun hit it.



Sunday, June 9, 2013

Vintage nightgowns, Mother and Daughter

Vintage nightgowns, Mother and Daughter, originally uploaded by Patsyquilts.

Now that summer is here, I have been wanting to to crochet with size 10 crochet cotton. There's something very feminine about crochet on cotton garments. The only problem is that the hook and thread are so tiny and hard to hold. I end up with tension being loose or too tight. It just takes time to get used to the feel of light weight thread. Maybe with practice I will be able to replicate these vintage beauties.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Brunch with Maggie

I'm just crocheting a little on a future Granny Square afghan, it's a project that I've been working on for about a year! It's good to be able to relax with the yarn and know that I don't have to go outside! Maggie is chewing on her bone, we are both very happy indeed!
I went out to JoAnn's Fabrics yesterday, it was a bit cluttered in there due to  an inventory. I made a small haul by using my gift cards from Christmas. There was a very pretty bolt of Victorian Scrap that I plan to use as a pillow for Valentine's Day. It will go nicely with some Red Work and other patchwork pieces in my living room and sun room.
Welp! Back to my coffee before it gets cold!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cozy Crochet

My kids gave me a set of crochet hooks and lots of cotton yarn for Christmas. I Googled "water bottle cozies" for ideas, when I came upon a blog called Coco Rose Diaries . I have seen her work on Flickr and Pinterest.

A beautiful water bottle cover from Coco Rose Diaries.
So here is my version:
Not as pretty as hers but it's a start! 

Water bottle cover and water bottle cozy.