Nine of Eleven

Today I went with one of my nieces craft shopping.  I used gift cards and holiday cash to make all of my purchases!  The other great thing is everything I bought was on sale - everything.  So not only did I get great deals and the materials I wanted but I didn't spend a penny … Continue reading Nine of Eleven

Published Crochet Pattern!

One of my patterns was published in Pattern Pack Pro through Happily Hooked.  I made a purse from jute and crochet cotton.  I'm thrilled with how it turned out and excited it was published! With the jute, it's sturdy and holds its shape.  The issue has other interesting patterns as well.  You can see the pictures of … Continue reading Published Crochet Pattern!

Publishing Crochet Patterns

My day yesterday did not go as planned.  This is not a surprise to me - rarely do my days go as planned.  But last night I was kicking myself for taking a nap instead of getting things done.  Vicki went to bed early and I opted to work on the computer. This meant the … Continue reading Publishing Crochet Patterns

New Tricks

I've been crocheting for about 40 years.  I love crocheting but sometimes I get tired of the same old same old.  It's always a pleasant experience for me when I learn something new.The other night I was working on a project (gift for daughter) when I ran out of yarn.  Now normally I tie a … Continue reading New Tricks

The Holidays

The insanity of the holidays always makes me grumpy.  This year I'm missing my girls but I'm trying to make the best of it.  Vicki is home but the other two are in Georgia.  I'm missing them and I'm missing the all day game playing, movie watching, and being together. Ken and Vicki went off … Continue reading The Holidays

Busy Saturday

Friday night, Ken and I went to Michael's.  They had a sale on sugar n cream crochet cotton.  It was wonderful in that I got a lot of yarn at little cost.  I had a 20% all items coupon which made the great deal even better.  With tax, I paid about 82 cents per skein … Continue reading Busy Saturday

Weekend Options

The weekend looms in front of me with a large list of things to do.  It is pay week so that means all the normal errands.  In addition, I want to go to Michaels for their sale.  They are having a sale on crochet cotton which I use a great deal of.  It's on sale for … Continue reading Weekend Options

Easy Trivet Crochet Pattern

Last night I spent a bit of time working on a revamp of a pattern Vicki liked and I hated.  She likes the way it looks and I hated the pattern.  The end result - a new pattern written.  Ironically, I was all I don't want a new phone.  I don't need a smart phone … Continue reading Easy Trivet Crochet Pattern

Craft Focused Day

After meeting my mom and sister to get our paperwork signed and notarized, I contacted my niece.  While waiting on her to arrive, I worked on all sorts of writing administrative things.  I got a lot done and then she showed up. We played in my craft room for a little bit before we wandered … Continue reading Craft Focused Day

What I did over spring break….

This is of course the variation on what I did over the summer.  I didn't even wait for the actual spring break to start.  Friday the week before I left work at 10:30 and headed for home.  Alex met me at my house and I finished getting packed.  He loaded the van.  We hit the … Continue reading What I did over spring break….