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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thurs Update

I wanted to tell everyone about this..For every skein of worsted weight yarn donated to The Animator's Wife to use for the crochet classes, will donate $1 to Ms. Vercillo's Indiegogo fund to help get her book off the ground. The $1 donation will get you listed in the book's acknowledgements when Hook to Heal is published, and the yarn will be gifted to the children at the homeless shelter.

To participate, please send your donations to:

Crochet Kitten
PO Box 4832
Manassas, VA 20108
Yarn must be received no later than February 28, 2013 in order to get your name in the book acknowledgements. Please send an email to selena k {at} crochet kitten {dot} com when you send your donation so we know to be on the look out for it.

For more info, go to her Blog..

Etsy Treasury..

Froggie Slippers for Children

Just found out my froggie slippers were placed in a Treasury on Facebook.. smile.. check it out!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Busy weekend

Yesterday was my youngest grandson's birthday, and his brother's birthday was two weeks before.. so they had a combo party yesterday.. it was nice to see my grandboys yeterday.. smile.. came home.. watched a little TV.. then went to bed.. 

I have been busy all day today.. got alot of orders. back to barrel slippers since I got an order for 3 more pairs.. as well as some Valentine's Day Towels.. guess the afghan I am making will have to wait for a bit.. lol.. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

How to knit a sweater for your key..

and other odds and ends.. I just got to this blog today.. and had to forward their link.. smile.. I suppose it would help to make a key easy to find.. grin.

This blog is one of my  favorites.. she writes about gardening, her chickens, crafts, cooking.. etc.. she is one of my favorite bloggers.. and I often use her ideas.. smile.. do check her out and check out her knitting pattern..


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I Love Books!

Crystal Gorge (The Dreamers, #3)

 I almost always have a book going.. and currently arm reading a series by David and Leigh Eddings called The Dreamers.  I am on Book 3, Crystal Gorge..

This series is a nice read.. easy to follow.. and a bit of humor.. I wouldnt call it my favorite book or series, but is is a good read.  I had gotten Book 1- The Elder Gods (currently on sale in my Ebay and my Old & Ndew Shoppe).. and wanted to get the rest of the series, so I got it at the library.

Book 3, so far is the worse of the books.. It seems to be Book 2 written from another person's point of view.. like I said it is easy to follow, so for light reading this series is ok.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Do you work with yarn?

Well... I just found this via another blog and it was such a good pictorial on how to use a ball winder that I had to resend it.. Hope this helps you to make great balls of yarn..

One of my favorite blogs I follow is Crochet Kitten (yes, it is probably cos we have the same idea.. lol).. she gave lessons on how to use a yarn ball winder.  Use this link to go to her page.. Click Here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Valentine's Day Towels..

Here are the ones I just finished today.. gonna finish a couple more.. then move into an afghan for an order.. they want it by Valentine's Day.. thank God it is a lapghan or I wouldnt be able to do it.  I was going to make slippers for my boyfriend..but after getting that order.. I decided to go and buy him a pair.. smile.. either way he was happy.. lol.. are the towels.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Next Projects..

mocassins - crocheted

I am working on Valentine's Day Hanging Towels.. and also will be making a pair of crochet moccasins for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day.. these look great.. and I am really glad I found this pattern online.. this picture is a copy of the pattern picture.. not one I made.. Hope to have pictures soon..

Friday, January 18, 2013

Raffle on Old & New Shoppe Yahoo Group..

Raffle for this item.. you all have a chance if you join my yahoo group and get my ads.. 

Mini Dog Signs/Magnets - Handmade and handpainted, all wood, wire hangers, magnet on back
Dog Alert – grey, 2 inches

Barrel Slippers done and available for sale

Finished off a pair of barrel slippers.. using this pattern.. this is an easy pattern to follow... and easy to make changes too also.. I used Red Heart yarn Cocoa Brown for the bottom and Camouflage yarn for the edging.. These will be for sale.. size 10 1/2 inch foot (10 - 11 inch foot).  $6.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bunny slippers

I finished them and got them in the mail today... just wanted you to see them.. Hope you like these slippers.. they are available at this link.. for $8.00 for a older infant and child.. and $10 and up for everyone else.

Now I am working on Valentine's Day towels.. I found some at Wegmans of all places.. smile..

Friday, January 11, 2013

Almost finished..

with the bunny slippers... got the slipper part done.. now tonight I will do the bunny heads and hopefully have them finished by Sunday so I can take pictures.  I can't wait to show you them.

Today was busy for me with alot of running around.. had to drive my next door neighbor to her Dr. and then my best friend food shopping.. almost feel like it is nap time.. grin..

Well.. I have to get my sales stuff done.. want to be relaxing and  crocheting very soon!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Facebook contest..

First person to tell me they want this (and like my page) get this free.. must put it on my page..

Pearly Sequin Necklace - Crochet pattern

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tues Update.. slipper order done..

I got done with a pair of slippers for an order.. since my knee is out for the count.. I decided it will be wise to take advantage of this and get some crocheting done.. smile.. off to work on a pair of bunny slippers..

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Update..

Well.. am back again.. I had plan on coming back earlier, but that is before I had a ton of running around to do.. and had a flareup of my pain.. am taking both meds and still feel like my whole body is on slow burn.. and my joints feel like they are all swollen.. am not sure why.. anyone have any suggestions.. I am on Lyrica and Tramadol for two different kinds of pain.. they were working.. but the last 3 days I am barely under control.. hurts to type and crochet.. which really makes me feel like I am totally behind in everything.. and frustrates me.. sigh..

Still working on slippers.. got a number of orders for slippers to get done.. and even if I feel worse, I have to get it done... as people are expecting them.. so since something has to go.. it probably will be this.. unfortunely.. I hope you understand..

We finally got the Christmas decorations down.. and I am finally finding time to send the pictures here.. lol.. well.. better late than never.

This was our tree and my manger that my mom had made for me back in 1978.. brings back wonderful memories of my mom.

Here are also some pictures of my cats under the tree.. the first one is Fiona and you can see Julius in the back corner..

And here is Zeb and Julius.. Zeb is the black and white one.. He is my oldest cat at almost 16.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Years!!

Boy, time really seems to fly.. I got some freebie ads on Ebay so I took advantage of them and put up 100 items for sale.. most were doubles.. but not all of them.. still working on my inventory.. I got just one more section left for Old & New.. then I have to do Cat's Meow.. working on paperwork from 2012 today.. just finished them.. sometimes I wish for my hours in a day.. lol.. put off my crocheting for a bit.. cos I just wanted to get done with the paperwork and the Ebay ads.. should be back to crocheting over this coming weekend.. Dont want to get overstressed and end up sick again..

I just wanted to show you the pictures that I took during that storm we had a couple weeks ago.. we had 12 inches of snow.. not happy about that.. ugh..

This one is of our back yard..

This one is from the front of the house.. you can see my car on the left..