08 April 2013

Can't seem to stop!!!

Easy peasy crocheted ripple stitch afghan in purples and white.  My Mom loves to make afghans using this pattern so I thought I would give it a try too.  The colour combinations are endless and it goes pretty quick.
I seem to have turned into a bit of a crochet addict right now!
My next project consists of these fun flowers....we'll have to see how this one goes...but I'm up for the challenge! 

19 March 2013


This crochet pattern does not live up to its name.....it takes much longer than a minute to do a mile!!!
Almost done another afghan to send along to 'Word and Deed'.  I'm enjoying the relaxation of sitting and crocheting while watching tv or visiting with my Mom and Dad.  My Mom sits and crochets as well....now if only we could get my Dad started?!! 

Amazing Grace

...my chains are gone, I've been set free,
my God, my Savior has ransomed me
and like a flood His mercy reigns
unending love, amazing grace.

This beautiful banner hangs in our church during this season of Lent.  This first time I saw it tears filled my eyes as I whispered the words above.  Oh what God has done for us through the precious gift of His only Son Jesus!

14 February 2013

Valentine Love

HaPpY VaLeNTiNe'S DaY !!

12 February 2013

Knit, Crochet and stamp!!!

So here is an update on what I have been up to the past few weeks.  After mastering how to make checkered slippers it was time to move on to a different project....the slipper bag was overflowing!!  I attended our ladies craft group at church one Monday afternoon to get some ideas and some wool in hopes of making something useful for others.  Our craft group makes afghans, hats, mitts, etc. to donate to a group who in turn sends them to an orphanage in the Ukraine.  Hopefully these bright colours will bring a smile to a child's face as she snuggles under its warmth.

On Saturday evening I attended a Stampin up workshop and make the following cards.  Love the this new stamp set with the vintage bike and telephone booth!  Because I couldn't decide which to make I made both, using the extra piece of cardstock that was supposed to be for the inside of my card to make another front.  Smart thinking, huh!!?!

The butterfly card can't help but put you in the mood for spring, which is just around the corner....or not!
I was so, soooo very excited to make the peacock card, as it just so happens I have the perfect friend to send that to!! It's so much prettier in real life!
We also made a Valentine's Day card, but you'll have to wait until the 14th to see that one.
I'm feeling more motivated to get into my stamps and ink again, but first I really want to finish the afghan. 
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!!  It is snowing here again...cause we need more! Good day to snuggle up with a good book, or a crochet hook!!


23 January 2013

22 January 2013

Happy New Year !!

Happy 2013! 
Yes, it's really me ! Don't keel over from shock !
While chatting with a friend today and admiring her cards on her blog, I mentioned that I really should post something on my blog. She said she was going to check to see if I did, so....
here goes ...
my last 7 months worth of cardmaking!
Yup....that's it!!
A simple Christmas card with our recent family photo.
Somewhere along the way my cardmaking mojo left.  And since the reason I started my blog was to post cards, I just stopped posting on my blog too.  Sorry.

So, I've decided that my word for 2013 is 'discipline'....
....something I need to work on.
I've also decided that some days I really need a motivational speaker! You know, the kind that says...'hey you, get off Pinterest and start making some of that stuff you've been pinning!'

I have started something new though....knitting....slippers.  For years my mom has been keeping us all in knitted slippers and doing a wonderful job at it!!  But someday someone will need to carry on that tradition...I appointed myself.

So no promises that tomorrow there will be another post, and for those who haven't completely given up on me....thanks for checking back !!
I'm a work in progress....just like the crafts I am working on.