Saturday, February 6, 2016

Weekend Ramblings

Hello all!  Here it is the weekend once again.  Where does the time go?!  I had the fortune of getting to go to a Good Will again this past week.  Found lots of goodies to bring home with me.  One of these days I need to go through my stuff in the basement and take a bag *to* Good Will!  lol  I enjoy looking around there, and try to only bring things home with me that make me happy.  :)  First up is this yarn.  It was all 99 cents a skein.  I didn't think that was too bad, so I snatched it up! Not the I *need* yarn, but it'll get used eventually and I thought the colors were good to have on hand.

I have a thing for stuffed animals.  I didn't get them when I was little, and our kids didn't have many as we couldn't afford them.  So now I enjoy looking around Good Will for any stuffed animals I might like.  I can usually afford the ones at Good Will.  These three cuties came home with me this time. :)  After I took their picture, they got a bath in my washing machine.  ;)

Next up is this bunny figurine.  I love bunnies!  I think they are so cute...don't you?!

Lastly is this little wren magnet.  You know how I love birds!  I just had to snatch up this little cutie!  I put it on my fridge right away.

As always, I have been doing a bit of crocheting.  This week it was skirts.  I decided to make skirts for my granddaughter's 18" dolls, and then I decided to make a matching one for my granddaughter.  I'll be giving them to her tomorrow when I see her.  We're going to their place for a Super Bowl party.  I don't care about football at all, but hey, it's a chance to see the grandkids!  :D  I posted these on my Facebook crochet page in the hopes somebody would want to order some.  I doubt that will happen, but it can't hurt to try.  If you'd like to make one of your own, the pattern can be found HERE.  It is a paid pattern from EverLaughter.  Her patterns are nice.  I love the color of the yarn I used.  It is Red Heart and is called Black Light.

Oh, I forgot one of my Good Will find pics.  I got these vintage sheets for $2 each.  Love them!! They're wrinkly as I hadn't tossed them into the washer yet. 

Thanks for stopping by, and here's wishing you a wonderful weekend!!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Good Will Finds & Some Crochet

Hello all!  Hope you are having a good weekend.  Things are fine here.  Rick worked today, and now we're both just taking it easy tonight.  He is still working just part time, but we're hoping it turns into full time.  Jobs are very scarce around here.  Most everything to do with the coal industry has taken a major nosedive.  You might recall that Rick lost his job in August of 2015.  Since then there have been numerous mines shut down, and hundreds, if not thousands, of workers without jobs.  It's not just here in Pennsylvania either.  West Virginia and Kentucky are dealing with this as well.  Probably other places I don't know about.  I do know Pennsylvania is in a world of hurt what with the coal and gas industries taking a nosedive.

Anyhoo, I best get on with what I was intending to post.  Got sidetracked there.  lol  Rick had a chiropractor appointment on Wednesday, and I tagged along.  I had him drop me off at Good Will and I looked around there for a bit. I found two bird figurines I really liked.  This owl:

And these pretty birds:

I also found some Temptations that I thought might come in handy.  This is the second time I found Temptations at a Good Will.  Temptations is sold on QVC, in case anybody is wondering.

Lastly, I found these Corelle dessert plates.  We only had a few dessert plates, so these will come in handy when the whole family is here.

Now for the crochet portion of this post.  I'm still trying to make a few dollars, so I have been crocheting things to try to sell.  There isn't much interest in this area, but I shall persevere.  I thought I might be able to sell some baby photo props, but I can't even get the photographers to look at my page.  Bummer.  But, as I said, I shall persevere.  :)  Here are the first ones I made.  I used my granddaughter's baby dolls for the pics.

The most recent one is this Mermaid cocoon with headband.

That's all for this time.  Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my little corner of blog land.  It is much appreciated!  

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy New Year!

Yes, I know I'm a bit late with my new year greeting, but better late than never.  Hope you all had a very nice Christmas, and that 2016 is off to a great start for you!  I had been MIA for a couple of weeks.  Data issues, which you've heard me complain about before.  As of this past Thursday we have a new provider, and finally have unlimited usage.  It costs more, but should be worth it in the long run.  It had gotten to the point where we couldn't do much of anything online. So, good bye Verizon, and hello local independently owned company.  :)

I am going to try and sell some crocheted baby photo props, so have been working on some of those things.  No pictures yet, but should have some before tomorrow is over as I'm going to my daughter's house and hoping to use my granddaughter's baby doll as my model.

I can show you this, though.  You might recall that last year I started doing the Moogly squares CAL.  Well, after 8 squares I fizzled out.  I got behind, plus I wasn't always making the one she chose and I just lost interest.  Recently I managed to get them crocheted together, and this is the end result.  I like how it turned out.  I had to add some width to it before adding a border, thus the striped sides.

In other news, my "baby" turned 30 a few days ago.  Here is a pic of him and me that was taken last Saturday night at a little party we had for him.  Where do the years go?!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to be around a lot more.  :)

Monday, December 21, 2015

Around the Bases CAL

Hello all! Hope your week is off to a great start!  After I did my last blog post, I realized I had forgotten to share my Around the Bases CAL with you.  I've been finished with it for a while now, but keep forgetting to post about it.  It was a fun CAL to do.  I'm so glad I joined in!  I have started CAL where squares are made, but then I always fizzle out on the squares.  This one was nice because it was in rounds, so when it was done, it was done.  :)  Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

A Little of This and a Little of That

The time keeps flying by!  I see it's been almost a month since I last posted.  I've been keeping busy crocheting and getting ready for Christmas.  We recently celebrated our youngest grandchild's birthday.  He will turn 3 on Christmas Eve, but we celebrated a tad early.  He loves airplanes and had an airplane themed party, so I made him this hat.  I didn't use a pattern. I just winged it.  No pun intended.  lol  I'm not pleased with the plane's wings, but he could tell it is a plane, so that's what is most important.

The following items were made to order.  The colors in the pics aren't very good.  I used my tablet to take the pics, and the lighting wasn't right, etc., etc.

I've been crocheting lots of Christmas presents, too.  Can't show you most of them, but I will show you what I made for Adelyn and her dolls.  Her mommy has already seen them.  ;)  She has two American Girl type dolls, and they need some winter coats.  I found a pattern online for the coat and hat, and then I made a hat for Adelyn to match.  The pattern for the doll coat and hat can be found HERE.

We had a nice Thanksgiving.  I took a timed pic.  It's fuzzy, but it's better than no pic at all.  I just can't get over how quickly the kids are growing. -sigh-

Yesterday we did some cookie decorating.  I make sugar cookies, for Christmas, every year, and then go on the search of some decorating helpers.  :)  In this pic Lawson and I are talking about our matching spatulas.

I doubt I'll be posting again until after Christmas, so for those of you who celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very Merry Christmas!  And for those of you who celebrate something other than Christmas, I wish you Happy Holidays!  :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Some Crochet and Some Etcetera

Hello all, and I hope you're all doing well.  All is well with me right now, and hopefully it stays that way.  There is a stomach bug making its rounds and I'd just as soon it does not find me.  I can hope!  lol  

The vendor show was this past Friday night.  It was only for two hours and I cleared $87.  Better than nothing, and it isn't too bad considering that not many people ventured out for it.  Also, the location was only about 5 minutes away, so very minimal gasoline costs as well.  I sold two hats, some dishcloths, hair bands and some appliques.  Here are some of the things I had for sell.

Dishcloths/Washcloths/Hot Pads

Hair bands.  I actually had about twice this many as I made more after this pic was taken.

 Cotton Rounds (none of these sold)

Cup Cozies (again...none of these sold)

And here is a pic of my vendor area.  I also had a couple scarves, some boot cuffs, headbands and doilies for sell, but people just weren't interested.

Now that the vendor show is behind me, I am taking a break from crocheting those kinds of things.  I am working on my Around the Bases CAL again, and I want to work on some Christmas presents as well.

I watched the grandkids on Saturday while their parents went out of state for a funeral.  This next picture shows two of the reasons I scrapbook.  :)  I loved that they were looking at the book, and I also loved that she was reading some of the journaling on the pages.  Most adults don't bother to read the journaling...although they really should.

We also had some fun making pom poms that day.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good week!!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Beautiful Fall and a Duck and a Pig!

Here in western Pennsylvania Fall is in full swing.  It is gorgeous out there!  It is to get pretty cold this weekend, but yesterday I went out for a walk. I was out there about an hour or so, and took tons of pics.  I've narrowed it down to these few so as to not bore you.
I headed out our back door and went down this path at the edge of our back yard.

This is what is on the other side of that path.  Pretty, isn't it?

This next picture is the view from our front yard.

I also wanted to share with you these crocheted hats I recently made for an order.  
Santa Grinch (It was hard to get a good pic of this one.)

Pig and a duck hat for twin one year olds.  The pig is for a boy, so I gave it touches of tan so it didn't scream "girl".  lol

Oh, and I want to share one more pic before I go.  I took this pic on Sunday when Rick and I were out for a drive.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!!