Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Kayley was my beloved Lhasa Apso. She came to me in the early summer of 1997. I've had many dogs in my lifetime, but she was my special angel. Anyone who is a dog lover will understand the loss that I feel now. She was my friend, my confidant who always listened with unconditional love.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Give it a try!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I found this Nativity at a well known craft show in Indy. It is so unique. Each figure in the scene except the "Babe" and the sheep have a scripture imprinted into them.
Mary and Jesus
May Love and Peace be your gifts for this Season and forever.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The seasons are a changin', and it will be time for this before you know it!
A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a reunion and decided to go visit their old University Professor, now retired.
During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives.
Offering his guests Hot Chocolate, the Professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of Hot Chocolate and an assortment of cups- porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the Hot Chocolate.
When they all had a cup of Hot Chocolate in hand, the Professor said:
"Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.
While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. The cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the Hot Chocolate. In most cases it even hides what we drink.
What all of you really wanted was Hot Chocolate, not the cup; but you consciously went for the best cups, and then you began eyeing each other's cups.
Now consider this:
Life is the Hot Chocolate;
Your job, money and position in society are the cups.
They are just tools to hold and contain life.
The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the Hot Chocolate God provides us.
God makes the Hot Chocolate, man chooses the cups.
So True! Hope you enjoyed this story as much as I did, and now I will share one of my favorite ways to enjoy Hot Chocolate.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Notice the "broken strawberry jar", I think it looks quite neat on it's side with plants, spilling out of it................ Reuse, recycle at every chance. The two praying angels were a gift for my birthday from special friends. The sound of the water is so soothing!
Friday, May 9, 2008
This is a "shawl" that I am making for a friend for her birthday. I will probably modify the pattern somewhat as you end up working the "points" of the pineapples separately, and I dislike doing that so will add a "fan" between them bridging the points. This was an idea given by another person, using the Pineapple Fan Chair Set located at Celt's Vintage Crochet : http://www.angelfire.com/folk/celtwich/PineFan.html
A chair back doily that works as a shawl if you use worsted weight and a large hook (like a K) that has pineapples in it. Will try and post a picture of this when it's finished.
Another project, I'm working on is another "My Favorite Pineapple Afghan" in spruce and cream. Have one square to go, and then the border.
This is soooooooo easy, and I love how they look when they are finished.
Another afghan is in the works also. A "Wedding of Roses Afghan" for a dear friend and her new husband. This one appears to be blocks but they are actually worked all in one piece, and since it's filet, this is very simple.
It's 3 blocks by 5, so it's almost 2/3 's of the way completed. Gee, hope they aren't in any hurry. I picked the "Claret" color in honor of the red roses given to her by her husband.
Another filet crochet project is a rooster that I am doing in thread for a Christmas gift for this year. It looks like it will be large enough to frame when completed.
And almost last, but no means, less important is a Round Rainbow Baby Afghan. I think this pattern is sooooooooooo special. I loved it the very first time I saw it. Just need to finish adding the fringe.
Now the last project is a CAL of a pineapple tote. I have everything except "the time" to get it rolling . (That's why there aren't any pictures of it yet.) LOL And that's just what is on the crochet front, also have some craft project ideas doodling around in my brain.
And with SPRING finially here, outside projects are also calling!
Happy Hooking to all! Lace