Friday, October 31, 2008

Baby Afghans for St Charles

Today the Baby Afghans are going to Mom's Church St Charles

They do a drive for the "un-wed Mothers" such an old fashion word for the PC world we live in

Anyway I wanted some babies to feel love and secure when they come home

I was able to take advantage of the nice weather we are having (it was very chilly for awhile there) and hung them on the line to take the pictures. The RR's looked goofy haning on the line so I took those indoors. ]

I love the look of the self striping yarn from Bernet, especially the melon one. I might have to go back and get some more. However now that Walmart has discontinued much of their yarn they carry I might not be able to get my hands on some. They took about two skeins each

I believe the other RR was made with yarn I picked up on clearance. The teal one is Simply soft when Walmart carried it in 12 oz skeins. I think I picked that up on clearace also. Man I love those sale yarns :)

Thanks for looking

Oct Square Challenge complete

If you recall I was going to make squares for October for FA Awareness over at Crochetville?

Well I just posted the fact that I made 52 total squares.....I wish I had done better but I did have a few other things that needed my attention this month........Man if I could just get out of work more often, hire a maid to take care of the household and well I am sure you can guess the rest, many crafters wish for the same thing ........MORE TIME!!!!!

Here are the squares, I hope you enjoy them. I used the book 200 blocks by Jan Eaton (given to me by my spring secret the book thanks Joyce!!)

And then I fell back on ole' reliable friend the granny squares :)

I love them all and as you can see the circle in the square was one of my fav's
Thanks for looking

Monday, October 20, 2008

A visit by a Fairy God Mother

I came home from work last Thursday ....... needless to say it was a horrible day, I can not wait for the new catalog to be wrapped up and off to the printer.

Back to having a Fairy God mother, came home from work and on my couch is a box addressed to me. Right away DH says "are you getting squares again????" No I quickly reply, next question is are you in another swap? He likes when I am in those I tend to go hog wild and load up the house with "oh I think my swap partner will like this" again off track...............

I opened the box and here is what I received, a hand carved Bacote Rosewood Sz N Crochet hook, it is beautiful. A bag of dark chocolate Hershey kisses, a box of spice plum tea, and a Autumn themed bear. I feel soo blessed to have been on the mind of someone in Davenport Indiana
Posted my thank you on Crochetville......
I can not wait to use the hook for wonderful works of love
Thank you again FG