Friday, June 24, 2016

Some Older Pictures, But I Never Posted About Them...

At least I don't think I have. I might have posted a couple (I know I posted the birthday card). Anyway, this is a Friendship Tea gift tea bag holder. I posted about getting the stamps for this.  I was making a little Birthday Puffy to send to one of my Pen Pals..

I crocheted her this tea mug mat. I saw some bunnyknitter had done, and tried to copy hers but in darker colors.  Nothing fancy. But.. Something to set your tea mug on so you don't leave water marks on your table.  

I saw these at Target.  Sue loves paper stuff, so I thought she might like them (I know I did).  

A picture I took of (almost) everything. I also bought her a handsewn Button bag (because I was also sending her a bunch of buttons- which I also didn't take a picture of), and a little cute saying I printed out on card stock and cut out to put in with the buttons ` "Moms are like buttons - They hold everything together."   The button bag I bought from one of my favorite Etsy sellers, you can find her Etsy Shop here:  rsislandcrafts Etsy Store. She makes the cutest Monogrammed Letter Bags (which is what I originally wanted to get, but then I saw the button bag and had to get it. (I wish I would have taken a picture of it!) She does wonderful work. I couldn't sew a zipper in if my life depended on it. :P

And this is the card I made her.  I need to make another one, for another pen pal.  I don't think I will do one like this. I kind of wanted to another butterfly one.  Maybe a little different, though. I really love this one. But, I don't have a lacy butterfly punch...  I will have to dig through all my supplies...  I could definitely do one like this..  Oooo, or this one, I love this one.  This one I could do, as well.   If I get to work, instead of going online looking for ideas.... O.o

And I do have something else to show for myself. ;P  I finished another strip on the scrap strips afghan. This is strip #3.  It's my "Watching TV Project". Or should I say, "Watching Netflix Project"?  I think two more strips will be big enough to make a blanket.  I've also been working on the scrap log cabin baby blanket.  I am on the last of the second small strips (does that make sense?)..  I was worried about the purple variegated edge. Crocheting over it did cover it up, but I can still kind of tell..  Maybe washing/blocking it will take care of it.  Note to self: Next time don't be so lazy, and get up and get the pattern.  Lol.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Angels and Butterflies

I don't think I ever posted about the purple angel I crocheted..  This was back in May.  I just wanted to crochet something fun. Not for the OB Ward. Not for OST/CPS...   Just for fun.   I don't remember why I did a purple one, if I did it specifically to give to my sister-in-law, or thought "I should give this to her, she loves purple;" after I made it.  Anyway. There it is. 

Top view.  I gave it to her a while ago. With the plant baby I put in a pot..  (Funny side note, the plant is also purple. Lol) But I gave her the plant because it was the only plant I had so far, and a piece broke off/I made a new plant from it.  I just thought, "The plant was purple too."  A Wandering Jew plant.

This one I actually just finished last night.  In baby yarn, with Vanna's Choice something or other...  It's silver sparkly yarn.

This one I did in between the first two I posted. :P   In worsted weight, like the purple one. But with Christmas red sparkly yarn.   I do not have a link to this pattern, it's one someone mailed to me. Sorry.

Here they are next to each other so you can see the difference in size..

Yesterday, I saw a huge beautiful yellow and black Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, on my flowers. I ran to grab my camera. This picture stinks. I don't know if you can make out the butterfly. I could see it better with my bad eyes than this picture. Sheesh.  It was so beautiful! I texted my husband and told him "It was just like the one we saw in our driveway the day we were leaving Tennessee." He said "It followed us."   I don't know why, but it got me so emotional...   :(  I said "It's a sign..."   

This is a picture our son Eli took of the butterfly in TN.   I googled "What does it mean when you see a butterfly?"  
Some people think it is a dead loved one coming back to you.   Maybe it was my Grandma, saying "Have a safe trip" when we were leaving Tennesee." And, "Things will get better"  yesterday...  This is what I thought it might mean.   Since the first six months of living here have been utter hell.  Things are a little better since we moved out of those apartments, but I still have not been happy.  I keep trying to get myself out of this funk.  I don't know if I ever will. But, seeing the butterfly yesterday just made me happy.

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Scrap C2C Blanket Is Done!

After I posted about the blanket this morning, I worked on the edge. And finished it! :D  I am so happy with it. It isn't the prettiest blanket in the world, but I love it. And I hope the child/teen who receives it will, too.  :)

Blankets WIP's Almost Finished and Just Started

I can't believe it! It's almost done.. I finished the blanket last night. Now I just need to do the edging. I am doing the edging in "Monet"; I love that color/yarn...  This is going to be for OST/CPS.  I always have done the square Corner-To-Corner blankets. I have never done one for a bed.  So I wanted to make one "Twin Sized".  For a twin sized bed (or thereabouts...)   :D   I have a huge box (well, I have three huge boxes) in my room that wasn't unpacked and I was trying to go through it the other day- it is all stuff for OST/CPS!! :0   That is going to cost an arm and a leg to mail..  But I think this blanket will fill it up. 

I started another scrap blanket. I wanted to do a log cabin one again. But I didn't really follow a pattern. Just did it..  Can you tell?  :/  The one purple variegated edge is all wrong... Maybe by the time I crochet over that it will even it out.  I am using all baby scrap yarn in this. From some of these sweater sets I am posting about next.  The middle color is the "Ombre" teal color. 

I had this picture for the OB Ward thread... So I might as well post it.  These were all the sets I did for the month of June. I mailed them earlier this week. I just love that teal ombre yarn. I want to get some more of it. I got it at Michaels.  I have been wanting to go there, now that Eon is out of school for the summer. (I am SOOOO happy about that, I cannot even tell you.)  I don't even want to think about next year..  Anyway.

I don't know how much I have posted about our rose bushes. We have two (actually, we noticed another baby bush is growing! So exciting..)  The first bush to bloom had dark pink beautiful roses. Well the second (taller) bush to bloom has these, absolutely gorgeous deep coral roses!! They are so beautiful. And they smell so nice, too. The pink roses didn't smell very nice.  I love these. These are long gone.  There are still roses on the bush, but they don't look so great now..

I don't know if I ever posted about the cows in a field down the road from us.  They are so funny!! I walk past this field every time I go for a walk.  Well one day all the babies (there are four- one was over to the right here) were standing there, staring at me.  It was so cute. I just had to take a picture of them.  They crack me up. I started talking to them, and they all started running around.  I guess you had to be there.    One day, I was walking down the road and noticed the farmers (?) truck by the gate. As I got closer, I saw he was loading hay right into this stall. Then I heard all the cows mooing, and saw the babies running over there.  I laughed out loud..   It was so funny.   I said to the farmer "The cows are happy."   :P   Then last night we were going to do some grocery shopping, and I looked over there, and one of the babies was up on this huge pile ? I don't know of what; and was eating.  It was just so funny.  I laughed and said "Look at that baby cow."  Eon had his head phones on (so he probably didn't hear me), and he laughed and said something about it, too. The baby cows are like big overgrown puppies. They are so cute.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

New Little Goodies and A WIP

I took a picture of my (at the time) only houseplant I have.  I bought the little wormie (that's what I was taking a picture of it for). It's supposed to tell you when your plant needs to be watered, somehow..   I just thought it was cute.   I did buy another plant a couple days ago. I need to re-pot it.  And this plant has a baby. :P  I was trying to get all the dead leaves, etc. off and I accidentally broke a piece off. So I took it and put it in a jar of water to grow roots. It has a ton of them now, so I should probably plant that one too. I was going to give it to my sister in law..
I bought some mini-scissors. I always take a project with me and one time thought, "I should get a pair of little scissors to put in my purse."  When we were out shopping one day, I found some and bought a couple pairs. I sent the other pair to a friend.


And I saw some little bags at JoAnns on clearance. They only had two, red or turqoise. Not crazy about the words on the bag, but.. It was only $2.99.  

I put my little scissors in it, and stitch markers and a yarn needle and tape measure.. I didn't intentionally plan it that way, but the scissors and the bag are the same color.  Maybe I subconsciously planned it.  :P

My progress on my scrap C2C. I am on the last corner.  Yay.. Did I mention that my sister in law wants this blanket? Well it's for OST/CPS.  I said "Maybe I could make her one.."  Emphasis on maybe..  I like working on blankets lately..  Especially when they are big enough to cover your lap with and keep you warm. :D  

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Weekend Road Trip and An FO

Last weekend we took a trip to the coast. I have only ever been to the ocean a handful of times, in Florida visiting my Mom, and when I was little we went to the ocean somewhere in Oregon.   It is pretty awesome.  

I think even Eon was impressed, and actually had fun. (Even though he wouldn't admit it..) :P

There was a huge piece of driftwood.  

A sandcastle.  I think this is a permanent sandcastle?  

Is that a smile?....    :)  
We want to go back there, for vacation maybe.

I finished the Patty Cake Cardi.  I was making it for the OB Unit, but...   It is way too big. So it went into the OST/CPS pile.  Which is all right. 

And, I somehow finished another strip on my scrap strip blanket..  I started a third one.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Some F.O's and The Scrap C2C Ghan

I have been finishing things..  This sweater is one. For the OB Unit.  That group is crazy right now.  I almost just want to stop..   But the babies would be cold..  So, I keep going.

I also finished this Bear Pillow.  I have some googly eyes I wanted to glue to the center of the buttons. But I couldn't find my glue gun.  I ended up buying one yesterday for $2.99. I still haven't glued the eyes on yet though.  I didn't blue glue sticks, I have to see if the ones I have will work.  I was going to send this to OST/CPS...

This is a Snowman Cocoon and Hat set I did as a CAL with Sue.  I was thinking I could just send it to the OB Unit. But (duh) then I thought "Oh yeah, we aren't supposed to send white things..  Because they have limited washing facilities/able to wash things..   So...  I have NO idea what Ill do with it.  I was thinking I should try to sell it. But I get so irritated dealing with people, and having to go to the post office and mail it..

I have made several of this sweater pattern before, Twin Stitch set. But I have never used Loops & Threads Squiggly Wiggly Dip Dye yarn.  I love how it's an ombre look. Obviously you can't get the sleeves to match with the rest of the sweater. Unless you destroyed a whole skein, trying to get the colors to match up..  

This is the most recent picture I have of the C2C scrapghan..   I only have about seven more inches to do longwise, then I can start the last corner/edging.  For OST/CPS.  My SIL said she wants it.  I said maybe I could make her one.  (But I don't want to..)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Housewarming Gift, Pie, and Magic Balls

I received the nicest gift box in the mail from one of my pen pals!! She said it's a housewarming gift.  I almost cried when I just opened the box..   You can tell it's going to be nice already.  

And it was (and is)!! Look at the super yummy yarns!! And I love the notecards. They say
"A note from Tina" and have a tea pot and tea cup..   

And I love the notecard she wrote to me on, blue birds.   And her sister made me stitch markers!! They are so beautiful! I almost want to change them into jewelry somehow. I know I would ruin them though if I tried.   I just love everything, it is too much and you shouldn't have, Barbara! But I do thank you so very much.

I don't think I have posted about the rhubarb I bought...   We have a Produce Stand/Store right by our house. I could walk there. In fact, I do walk past it whenever I go for my walks..   Well I finally went in one day, and bought some rhubarb. They had a sign out front "Local Rhubarb". GASP!! I had to stop! I LOVE rhubarb.  When I was little, I would go over to my "best friends" house  (we were not friends when we got older). They had rhubarb growing in their backyard.  We would go out there and just sit on the ground and eat it.  We would go inside and dip it in sugar, too.  I could never eat it like that now. But I told Eon that I used to do that, and guess what he does now?...   :P

So, I made a pie..  :)  Just straight up rhubarb pie.  (That's actually the name of the recipe.)  I used my own pie crust recipe though. And, I forgot to put the butter pat on top. But it still came out SO yummy!! I love rhubarb pie. I am not a big pie eater (or maker). But I have a couple pies I love, and rhubarb is one of them.

The finished pie.  I got more rhubarb yesterday. I want to make another one. :D

I have been seeing some beautiful birds at my bird feeder.  Birds I have never had at any of my feeders, no matter what state I have lived in. I saw a Goldfinch a couple days ago. Then yesterday, I saw this bird a Black Headed Grosbeak. I was SOOO excited!!  My husband had bought me some "Audobon Bird Seed".  Well it is paying off!! I want to get some suet cakes, too. I bet there are some beautiful woodpeckers here.

My Sister-In-Law invited me out to lunch last week. And she brought me over some roses from one of her rose bushes (did I post my rose bush?). They are almost the same color as my rose bush.  And, we went to a pet store across from the restaurant.  She got three of these, I thought she was getting them for her dog (but wondered..) She gave one to each of our dogs, too.   How sweet. Duke devoured his in less than a minute he's such an animal. :P  But Jetta was too nervous to eat hers..  She finally did eat it later when Eon got home from school. We had to keep Duke outside (part of the reason she wouldn't eat it is because Duke kept coming over trying to take it from her.)  

I used to make these, a long time ago (I got the idea from someone on Crochetville- I have not been on that site in years and I will never go back on it). But, they are "Magic Balls".  You just start rolling up your scrap yarn ends, tying ends together as you go, rolling into a ball..  I found these yesterday (I was looking for my glue gun-which I still haven't found).  I forgot I had started these. It's weird because see that little tiny ball? I had just recently though "I should start making Magic Balls again.."    I think I had a blue/green/turqoise one going, and a "Valentine" one going. Then, a cotton one going. I used to crochet hot pads out of magic balls..  I don't know if I had certain colors going on that one, or if it was anything goes.. Here's a post with a couple I finished.  It's just fun.