Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Venture

My husband just opened a booth at a local flea market.  This weekend has been full of him researching prices and labeling items.  We took some stuff over to get started yesterday.  I washed some old glasses for my contribution.  While he's been doing most of the work on that, I've still been doing the usual shopping, cooking, grading papers, sewing, and baking of my job.

He's been wanting to do something like this for years.  I pray it is a successful venture for him.  I know it will be fun.  His dad is an antique dealer (  So he grew up going to flea markets, auctions, etc.  He loves to 'collect' and to buy unusual things.  Now he will have an outlet, and my house won't have to hold it!  :)

If you're curious as to what types of things he likes, go to

Who knows?  I might even put some of my work out, if I ever have time to do any extra.

Friday, October 21, 2011

My 'baby' is turning 16!

Sixteen years ago, on the 23rd of October, my 1st son was born.  So wonderful.  A long road with many challenges and much love.  And now he is nearing 6' and almost grown.

I can hardly believe it.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Crochet Thread Floral Baby Bonnet and Bootie Set Re-cap

I thought you might like to see all the variations I have done of this pattern together.  I will put the post link with each picture so that you can go read the details about each if you would like to.

The 1st attempt:  Ava Elizabeth

Apology for bad picture.  Best one I had.

2nd attempt:  Caryn Rae/Aidan

3rd attempt:  Allison Kay/Eliza Jane

4th attempt:  Baby Reeder

I wish I had a good picture of the all white set
so that you could compare them.
It was really sweet,
but the COLOR
makes this set


The pattern is in my
The Complete Guide to Thread Crochet

If you'd like to look at it, click on my favorite resources page at the top and then click on the book.   Amazon might have some of the pages up for you to look at.  The book has one baby set, the beige sweater I made, as well as lots of other fine projects.  

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thread Crochet Ponytail Holders Series (4)


Ponytail Band Toppers:  Ten Designs to Crochet

(pattern #10)

There are also some pattern options
using beads which are very sweet.
But I do not have any beads


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A song I wrote

I have been writing songs for about 5 years.  I just recently figured out how I can get them on here recently.  It is just an audio file and only me singing.  Nothing fancy.  I don't play any instruments, or I'd tried to make it sound better.  Anyway, just thought I'd share it with you.  The words are below the video box.

"Entrust Yourself"


Entrust yourself to the One Who judges justly.
Give your life to the One Who holds you dear.
Realize that He is always with you.
Never give in.

Verse 1

Never give up, never give in
Though you must start all over again.
Though you may fall, though you may fail,
Run to His side.  He will prevail.


Verse 2

Hard times will come.  Hard times will go.
Satan will stand against you as foe.
Run to the Father.  Run to the Son.
Run the good race; it’s already won!

Chorus (repeat)

Tag (last line of Chorus twice)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Does anyone know

where to get this book?

It is on Amazon for $600.  Is that NUTS or what?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thread Crochet Ponytail Holders Series (3)


Ponytail Band Toppers:  Ten Designs to Crochet 

"Southern Charm"
(pattern #5)

Last, but not least,
a variegated pink
is coming soon.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thread Crochet Ponytail Holders Series (2)


Ponytail Band Toppers:  Ten Designs to Crochet 
"Pink Carnation"
(pattern #3)

Next comes another purple!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What I was up to yesterday...

I have 4 boys.
They are all rough and tumble.

This trampoline belongs to boy #3.

He did this to the net one day.

Now I have fixed several more minor tears in the netting:

 (Some of which could not be fully repaired.)

But they have out done themselves.

I told them, "The net is there 'just in case';
it is NOT there to rebound off of."

I took pictures as I made progress:

This is NOT the kind of craftiness/sewing
that I particularly enjoy so...

Here's to hoping!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thread Crochet Ponytail Holders Series (1)


I made these using small ponytail holders.

The patterns are from a book called:
Ponytail Band Toppers:  Ten Designs to Crochet
by Liz Edmondson

This particular pattern is "Spring Lace" (pattern #1 in the book)

I used size 10 thread with a size 6 (1.80mm) thread crochet hook.

3 more ponytail patterns
are on their way!