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Greg needed some house slippers. 😉 I will be making more in different colors. Happy hooking!

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Magazine

Betsy sent me tons of magazines. I’ve started looking through them. I’m amazed at the beautiful quilts that designers continue to design. If you are a designer, thank you.  Betsy, even sent me crochet magazines.  I am really enjoying looking at all the magazines and planning on the future quilts I will be making.

Happy quilting!

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New blog

Seems lately that I am doing more crocheting than I am quilting for many reasons. I also realize that there might be folks that aren’t interested in what I’m crocheting so I created a blog for my crocheting. http://cindycrochets.blogspot.com/ I will continue to quilt it may just not be as much as I would like.

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Baby, it’s cold out there!

Friday the high was 31 and Saturday was 32. Of course, I think I’m freezing. 😀 So I’ve stayed indoor with multiple layers on.  😉  I have stayed busy, I made Greg a hat to match the blanket I’m making him. Then I made a hat in a larger size as I wanted him to have a matching hat and blanket and he might outgrow the first hat. Lacy liked the little hat and requested one for a friend who is due in the next couple of days who is also having a boy. Of course, then I had to make Nikolas some hats.

Lacy has lots of friends with little girls so she wanted me to make them hats. You know, little girls are special, kinda like a cupcake so that is what they got.  Even has a cherry on top. 🙂 I still have a few more girl hats to go but they are so fun to make.

I finished quilting Tinsel Time and the shawl for my friend. I’ll get photos of those up later.

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Terrific Tuesday

What a great day! However, first things first. For all of you doing the BOM from Capricorn Quilts, the new blocks are up.

I went to the crochet group today that I had been invited to. There was 8 there today including me, 3 were men but only 1 knitted/crocheted. The other 2 men only come to the group for the conversations. The man that crocheted/knitted is a pro plus he spins and weaves. I had a blast with these people. Sandee told me to bring my knitting needles and she would teach me to knit. YAY! So next week I have lesson 1 and I’m making dishcloths. Can’t have too many dishcloths. 😉

Now all of the ladies are also quilters. They have been driving to Nashvile to quilt with a group, said they hadn’t been able to find a place local to quilt. Well, big mouth aka Cindy said “Have you asked Ron if you could use a room at his church?” Ron is one of the men that come for the conversation. Sandee and Ron at the same time said, “We never thought of that.” So they are going to work out the details and we are going to start a local quilt group. I was not looking forward to going to Nashville once a month to quilt as it was hand projects only. Sandee teaches quilt classes. You should see the gorgeous quilted coats she wears. I got lots done today and they all had a good laugh at my yarn holder.  Yep, I dropped that Folgers can down between my feet right there in Starbucks. I worked on the shawl for my friend and I have 3 1/2 squares done.  I’m thinking I will put a prettier border on this one than I did for Mother’s. I’m remembering more about crocheting the more I do it.

I have about another hour of quilting on the Tinsel Time and then I will hand it over to the short person in the house.

Happy stitching!

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Prayer Shawl and yarn

Finished the prayer shawl Saturday morning. I’m very pleased with it, just hope Mom likes it.

The kids went to Nashville shopping Saturday morning. Nikolas’s is hard to fit for shoes and they have discovered that Nike or Stride Rite fit him the best.  Poppa and I opted out of the trip to the mall, too close to black Friday for us. DH and I did venture out to Hobby Lobby as I had a 40% off coupon.  The blue and white striped will become a blanket for Greg and the yellow with matching varigated will become a shawl for a friend for Christmas. After helping the economy at Hobby Lobby we had lunch at Ryans. Love, love, love all the veggies there. Finished up the day by picking up the grand-dog at the Spa (boy dogs go to the spa, not the beauty shop. 😉 )

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Prayer Shawl Part II

Remember me showing you how much I had done on the prayer shawl? I just wasn’t happy with the way it was turning out, the edges were just ugly and the thread was making an ugly pattern. So Wednesday afternoon the shawl went from this  to 3 of theses.  Then 2 of those and part of another became these 4 granny squares and I’m working on the 5th. I’m much happier now. I didn’t have a needle large enough to start stitching the squares together. I’m hoping 5 squares will be enough to make a shawl. Each square is 14″ so I’m thinking 5 will be plenty long enough.

Happy stitching!

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My week and a pondering

Thanks to the darling spider I am now a week behind on everything. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeecccccccccccccckkkkk! I’m sure spiders are of the devil. There isn’t a lot of things that creep me out but spiders do. I’ve been know to abandon my vehicle on the side of the road because of a spider. I understand that I can easily smash one with a tissue but I can’t get past how creepy they look. I can shoot a snake, I can dress a deer out, I can take a mouse out of a trap but I can not stand to look at a spider. *shudders*

Moving on! I haven’t done anything this past week but lay in the bed, lay on the couch and sit at the computer for brief periods of time. By Thursday I was losing what mind I had left and my favorite son-in-law drove me to Walmart to buy a book. After browsing the books and magazines, I came home empty handed and went back to bed. Note: For those of you that don’t know, Jon is my only son-in-law but he is still my favorite. 😉

I think it was on Tuesday that I received a box from Betsy. Betsy had sent me an email stating to open the main box as there was something in the box for the boys. I was sleeping when the mailman dropped off the package but when I woke up Nikolas met me in the hall with the package saying “Na Na” I have no idea how he got Na Na out of GranGran. Nikolas grabbed this piece of fabric so it will become a quilt for him. 0954The other two pieces were cloth books. 095620955How cute! I have never made a cloth book but I intend to get busy on these projects as soon as I get my Holiday Swap done. Everyone is having fun with this package that Betsy sent. 0953I think everyone has squeezed the package and made a guess. lol Thank you so much, Betsy.

Starting this morning I must keep my nose to the grindstone. Today I will be working on my quilt for the Holiday Booty Swap and I’m hoping (crosses fingers) by day’s end I will be working on the binding. I want this package in the mail no later than Wednesday. I will work mornings starting Monday, in the afternoon I am not planning anything in case I need to rest and at night I will work on the prayer shawl.

I’m sure by now you are dieing to know what I’ve been pondering. Why is it that the good pills are always as big as a horse? Now keep in mind horses are HUGE! 0950Anyone that know the answer to this, please share.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Quilting, crocheting and WPW

I’ll go backwards using the title. 😉  WPW=Wacky Pack Wannabe. I am now an official member. WOOHOO!! These talented quilters sound like they have way too much fun and I know I want to be involved in that. Click the bee in my sidebar and check them out.

Crocheting… Well tonight it became obvious that I was out of practice calculating how much yarn was needed when I enlarge a pattern. So now I am forced to go back to Hobby Lobby to purchase another skein of yarn. Poor me! I hope they are not having a sale. 😉 This is where I am at with the prayer shawl and that is 2 skiens and it only called for 3. Whether I decide to give this to Mom or keep it for myself, both of us are just a tad fluffy. 😀  Definitely will not big enough to keep a fluffy gal warm.

I’ve been quilting on the Holiday Mini quilt. I really don’t think I will finish it tomorrow but I probably will finish it Monday afternoon after work.  That’s all you get to see until my partner receives it. Well, I might take a photo of it in the washer. 😀

One more photo. You know you want to see what a dirty baby looks like that puts himself to sleep.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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All kinds of info

First, I finished Bunny Dreams and Nikolas loves it. 😀 Nikolas kisses the bunnies, I’m sure he doesn’t understand that it isn’t his.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get the Zoo Animals quilt finished. As disappointed as I am it couldn’t be helped with me starting a new job. I am better organized with my job this week so quilting will resume.

Found a crochet group that meets on Tuesday mornings that I’m thinking about going to. The only problem is they meet at 8:00 am, I’m not normally dressed at that time and have barely had 1 cup of coffee. The ladies also quilt, so I need more info on that.

Speaking of crochet, I haven’t done much of that lately either. I did get a decent photo of the yarn.  I think it is very pretty.

Then I leave you with a photo of Nikolas eating a halloween cupcake. 😀  He nearly had a heart attack when he dropped his cupcake and it rolled down his leg. 😛

Have a good evening!

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