Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lots of Hats & Some Pretty Birds

Here it is Wednesday evening already.  Where does the time go?!  Hope all are having a great week! I spent the weekend, and part of this week making hats.  First up are hats I am hoping to sell.  No takers yet, but I shall persevere.  Didn’t list them in my Etsy shop…at least not yet.  I have them posted on a couple different Facebook “flea market” type pages (local), and will see how they do on there first.  It won’t be long until it’s dirt track race season in these parts, thus the inspiration for these hats.  The hat itself is my own doing, but the race car applique can be purchased here:  If you are in the market for applique patterns, I highly recommend her designs.  I’ve bought many of them, and have always been very pleased with the patterns.


My 10 year old great-niece is doing a project for school in which she is collecting hats and scarves to donate to a women’s shelter. I made these hats to donate. Sent them to her yesterday. I had fun making the pom-poms!


Now for the pretty birds that were mentioned in the subject line.



Mrs. Cardinal


Mr. Cardinal


Blue Jay


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Valentine’s Day, Olaf and Feeding the Piggy

Hello all!  Trust that you are staying warm, and in out of the cold weather.  It is somewhere below zero today, with wind chills making it seem even colder.  BRRRR!!!  I am fortunate in that I do not have to be out in that weather. Instead, I stay inside…where I have become sick. The grandkids had been sick, and after babysitting the little guy, so is Gramma Rita.  Kind of think he “gave” it to me.  But, hey, if I had to get it from somebody, better from him than a stranger. lol  Can’t taste or smell anything today, which gets on my nerves.  I know, I know, I will survive.  My complaining is over.  Now I shall get on with the subjects of this post.

For Valentine’s Day Rick got me some candy and a nice card…


…and I made a peach pie for him. Note the little heart cutouts I put on it, for Valentine’s Day. Awww…


Clayton asked for an Olaf hat, so you know what Gramma Rita did…made him an Olaf hat. –smile-


And here is Clayton wearing it to school yesterday.

Clayton wearing Olaf hat

Laura and Lawson came up a couple days ago to pick up the hat, and while they were here I gave Lawson a bunch of coins to feed the piggy.  The piggy hadn’t been fed in a while, and was quite hungry. lol Rick and I received the piggy from his aunt when we got married…which will soon be 34 years (in June).



I’ve added lots of new things to my Etsy shop, but have yet to have anybody purchase anything.  I’m trying not to get discouraged, as I had told my family that there are thousands of people out there trying to sell crocheted items on Etsy.  And most of the people I know around here don’t really want to pay…they want it given to them. Oh well…I am probably going to keep the shop open for 2015 and see where I’m at at the end of the year, and take it from there as to whether to keep it going or not.  Here are a few of the things I have added:





Thanks so much for stopping by, and here’s wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Etsy Shop

Well, crochet friends, I took the plunge!  I opened an Etsy shop.  Honestly, I’m not getting my hopes up, but I figure I have nothing to lose by opening up my shop.  If you’d like to stop by and check it out, you can do so by clicking here. The name of my shop is Oak Hill Crochet.  While you’re there, if you feel like clicking favorite, please do so.  And let me know you did, and if you have a shop, I’ll favorite yours as well.  Thanks!

Also thought I’d share the second square I made for the Moogly CAL. I’m enjoying this project.  It’s nice that there is one new square every two weeks.  Gives me plenty of time to do it, as well as other projects I want to work on. This isn’t the best pic as I couldn’t get the proper angle on it, but you’ll get the gist. It is, indeed, square, even though it doesn’t look like it in this pic.


Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!