Saturday, September 22, 2007
I haven't been here since June. Shame on me. I have some great news for you. I have a beau. (hanging head shyly...) His name is John Ludlun. He's 2 years older than I am, still works, has a store on E-bay and volunteers time for WINK television personality, Jim Ferrell. I met him on the internet, Match.Com while I was on my extended vacation of approximately 2 months. We talked long distance while I was in Ohio and during my trip back home.
I got to know him and liked what I heard. We exchanged photos and I liked what I saw too. I had been home 2 days and he came to see me. We've been seeing each other since. That was the end of August.
I have included a photo of us on our trip to Kennedy Space Center. I really enjoyed my visit there.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Until next time...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Orion is the baby I crocheted the Crib Blanket for. I know he will enjoy it very much.
Congratulations to Mom and Dad.... what a darling little member of the family!
Saturday, May 19, 2007
I've been tagged by Steph. This is the way it works. Add 7 random facts about yourself on your blog. Once you are tagged, you must tag 7 other people. Then add their blog to your list.
7 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT MYSELF:
1. I have been crocheting almost as many years as my age.
2. My heart flutters each time I see a dead animal on the road.
3. Every one doesn't understand me. I think I have a split personality.
4. I am truly a romantic. Mr. Right is out there somewhere... I just haven't met him.
5. I love jokes that are clean and super funny. Give me Maxine every time!
6. My calunary abilities supersede the number of people I feed.
7. I live with two wonderful males. Romeow and Bert my cats!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
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Thursday, April 19, 2007
I am just so pleased with myself! I have been trying to get my shed cleaned out and straightened up for over a year. I DID IT!!! Now I have a rocking chair inside with plenty of room to rock away and crochet!
I have also completed a new design. This one is large. I measured 23" after being blocked. I have to re-crochet the last row because I omitted some picots... yes, those dreadful picots... no wonder I missed some!!! This doily is made in beaded pineapples in Delft Blue, size 10 thread with a #8 steel hook.
Please tell me what you think.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
If you have any questions regarding the pattern, please feel free to email me.
Designed by Nana
Nana’s Rocking Chair
1 ball size 10 crochet thread - any color
#7 Steel Hook
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
P - picot ( ch 3 sl st in top and side bar of previous st)
V-st - V-stitch (beg V-st: ch 5 dc in same st; V-st: dc, ch 2, dc in same st)
4dc cl - 4 double crochet cluster (dc 4 times holding the last 2 loops on hook
yo and pull thru all loops)
sh - shell (beg sh: ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in space indicated; sh: 2 dc, ch 2,
2 dc in space indicated)
gr - group
NOTES: 1) Beg ch-3 always counts as first dc.
Beg: Ch 5, sl st to join.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in loop, sl st in beg sc to join. (12 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1) * dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around; ending with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12 dc, 12 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-1 sp, beg sh; sh in each ch-1 sp around; join with sl st in top of ch-3 of beg sh. (12 shells)
Rnd 4: Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp; ch 4, sc in next ch-2 sp, around; in last lp
join with ch 1, dc in beg sc. (12 sc, 12 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, in last lp join with ch 1, dc in beg sc. (12 sc, 12 ch-4 sps)
Rnd 6: *Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same sp, ch 5, 2 dc in next ch sp, repeat from * around, join with sl st in beg dc. (12 2-dc grs, 12 ch-5 sps)
Rnd 7: *Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same sp, dc in next dc, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 5, repeat from *around; to join sl st in top of beg ch-3. (12 3-dc grs; 12 ch-5 sps)
Rnd 8: *Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, repeat from * around; join with sl st to beg ch-3. (12 4-dc grs; 12 ch-5 sps)
Rnd 9: *Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, 1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, 1 dc in next 4 dc, ch 5, repeat from * around, join with st in top of beg ch-3. (12 6-dc grs; 12 ch-5 grs)
Rnd 10: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), [dc in next dc, ch 1] 5 times, ch 5, *4 dc cl using next 4 dc, ch 5, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 6 times, ch 5; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch 0f beg ch-4.
Rnd 11: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc + ch 2), [dc in next dc, ch 2] 5 times, ch 3, *V-st in top of cl, ch 4, [dc in next dc, ch 2] 6 times, ch 4, repeat from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 12: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch 3), [ dc in next dc, ch 3] 5 times, ch 2, *V–st in V-st, ch 3, [dc in next dc, ch 3] 6 times, ch 3, V-st in V-st, ch 3, repeat from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
Rnd 13: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc, ch 4), [dc in next dc, ch 4] 5 times, ch 1, *V-st in V-st, ch 2 [dc in next dc, ch 4] 6 times, ch 2, V-st in V-st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to ch 3 of beg ch-7.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st, in next ch-4 sp, make 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, sc in dc, ch 3, *V-st in V-st, ch 3, sc in next dc, in ch-4 sp make 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, sc in dc, ch 3, repeat from * around; join with cl st in beg sc.
Rnd 15: Sl st to center dc of next gr, ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 6 sc in center dc of next gr] 4 times, ch 5, *V-st in V-st, ch 5, [ sc in center dc of next gr] 5 times, ch 3, repeat from * around, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 16: Sl st in next 3 chs, ch 1, sc in lp, [ch 6, sc in next lp] 3 times, ch 6, V-st, ch 2, V-st in V-st, ch 6, sc in lp 4 times, repeat from * around, to join sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 17: Sl st in next 3 chs, ch 1 sc in lp, [ ch 7, sc in next lp] 2 times, *ch 7, V-st in V-st, V-st in ch-2 sp, V-st in V-st, ch 7, sc in next lp, repeat from * around, to join sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 18: Sl st in next 4 chs, ch 1, sc in lp, *ch 8, sc in next lp, ch 8, [V-st in V-st, ch 3] 2 times , V-st in next V-st, ch 8, repeat from * around, to join sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 19: Sl st in next 4 chs, ch 1, sc in lp, *ch 9, [V-st in V-st, ch 4] 2 times, V-st in next V-st, ch 9, repeat from * around, to join sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 20: Ch 3, dc, P, 2 dc in same st, ch 5, sc, P, sc in lp, ch-5, [in next V-st make 2 dc, P, 2 dc, ch 6] 2 times, 2 dc, P, 2 dc in next V-st, ch 5, sc, P, sc in lp, ch 5, repeat from * around ending with sl st in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
ALTERNATE ENDING FOR THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE PICOTS
Rnd 20: Ch 2, dc in same st, ch 2, sl st in same st, in * ch-9 lp make 5 sc, ch 3, 5 sc, ch 3, 5 sc, [sc in dc, ch 2, dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, sc in dc; in ch-4 lp make 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, sc in dc] 2 times, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in dc, in ch-9 lp make 5 sc, ch 3, 5 sc, ch 3, 5 sc, sl st into sc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st in same sc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Both doctor visits were good... nothing exciting to report.
Today I received a long awaited sunflower doily from my friend Joy Ketter. It is
In one of the groups I belong to, 'Rock-a-Beady', we had a mystery beading challenge using my latest design, Gathering Fans. I'll have to post a photo later as it is drying.
Went out to my oldest sister's, Evelyn, whom I call 'Sister', to show her the crochet magazine with Winter Solstice in it.
I also found out that my brother-in-law, Joe, is planning to sell Grandma's house and is giving me first choice. I really want this house. It's 2 bedrooms and has property that is worth more than the house. Heck, the land is worth more than what I'm paying for the whole deal. Wish me luck! I've got to get the money...
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Talked to my friend Nancy who went to So. Carolina for about a week. I certainly don't envy her as it is cold and wet up there.
Tomorrow is doctor visits with Dr. Asperilla, diabeties, and Dr. Ruggeri, heart/diabeties. Will let you know results.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Last week I was bored and decided to create a small doily. I came up with this one that I named Gathering Fans. This doily was made specifically for a beaded crochet-a-long in a group I belong to. You can see my version "Neon Fans" in a future post.
Recently I designed a doily that was published by "Hooked on Crochet" by Annie's Attic. Below you will see a photo of that doily. I can't tell you how exciting it was to have this doily published. It was the first one, and, of course, the most exciting thing to happen to me. I have always wanted to be published.
I recently heard from the publishing company that they needed more doilies. Of course I can accommodate them!