Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Furry Friends

We have loads of squirrels around our house. These are gray but we also have black ones. These 2 were laying on top of our electric meter and the wood that connects it to the pole. They were chattering away at something on the ground.

Back to a more relaxed position. What ever it was must have gone away.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


These are the last spool angels I am going to make for the craft show.

This is a close-up of one of them. The hair is the hardest part for me to do, but they are done now.

Friday, August 27, 2010

This and That

This is a pin cushion I made today. I forgot what they called it. I have never made one before but it was not too hard. I used a Yo-Yo and button on the top and bottom.

This is a crocheted scarf and hat. I usually knit them but thought I would try it for a change.

A low haze laid in the fields across the street from our house this morning. More like a Fall morning.

A different butterfly from what I have seen. I think it is a Monarch. It was on the Butterfly Bush.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sewing Box and Scarf

This is a sewing box I found at a yard sale on Sat. I know it is not old but I got it for $2.00 and it has that much stuff in it. It also has the original list of what it contained. I love the look of it.

This is how it looks with all the compartments open. Lots of little spaces to hide things too. The bottom drawer has 2 layers of threads.

This is my latest scarf finish. I love the bright colors in it. I knitted this one in all knit stitches to make it softer.

Friday, August 20, 2010

View out my window

This is a Hummingbird Moth on my Butterfly Bush. He is to the right of the bloom. Click on the picture to get a better view of any of my pictures.

This is a Black-Capped Chickadee in my birdbath. I see them once in awhile.

Large black Butterfly on the bloom. It has visited a few times too.

This Hummingbird was visiting the Butterfly Bush too. I got several good shots of him eating.

Hope you enjoyed my critters today.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Butterfly and Crafts

This butterfly visited my Butterfly Bush today. I took the picture from inside my livingroom. Click the picture for a larger view.

Tatted bookmarks for my show and a friend.

I found this yarn at a yard sale and had to have it. It is pretty soft so I made a scarf with it. No pattern just crocheted it up and added a border on each end.

Close up of the end.

My crocheted cone ornaments are finished for the craft show. This picture is not my best because of the light. The red reflected the light a lot.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Last PIF Received

This is my last PIF that was mailed. I have now completed my PIF's for this time. I really enjoyed making things for the 3 that signed up with me. This bag had batting in it which made it a lot firmer. It was not quilted but just sewn in the seams and at the top. I added a few other goodies in the bag too. She really liked it. Now back to Craft show creating.

Monday, August 16, 2010

This and That.

First I want to thank anyone who went and voted for Terry's quilt. She won by a good margin.

These are pictures of the sky after the storm on Sat. night coming home from my sons. I love sky pictures as you know if you have followed my blog for very long.

I love the way these Yo-Yo ornaments with snowmen faces came out.

I had these large beads and decided to make wreaths out of them. The bows are wired ribbon.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vote for Terry's Quilt

Go here to vote for Terry's My Polka Dot Girls Quilt. You need to scroll down to see it and then farther down to vote. She worked a long time to get all the stitching done and the get it into a quilt.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Again

More clips. This is the end of making hair clips for awhile. I have 34 pair finished.

This is my angel ornament. I love the way she came out but I dislike doing the

Here are the 3 types of ornaments I did today. I did 3 angels but only one snowman head and one cone. I will make more of these before the craft show.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More of the Same Stuff

New batch of ornaments. These are felt with a little padding in the center. I added the buttons and then the stitching of Lazy Daisy's between each button. I then blanket stitched them together and made a loop for hanging.

Here is the whole group together.

I have been tatting these for a little while but today I added the tails and got them on the cards for the show. I hope to make a few more before Oct.

This is a better picture of the butterfly from my last post. It has been spending a lot of time on this flower. I also had a mostly black butterfly here today but it was too fast for me to get a picture of it. Maybe next time it shows up.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Craft Show Items and Butterfly

These are German Floded Stars ornaments. The dark spots on them is glitter. I brushed them with glitter glue rather than dipping them in wax and sprinkleing them with glitter. I like the way they look.

This is a closer look at how they are made. I have made them for a long time and can do them without hardly thinking about it. They are made from long strips of paper.

Christmas hair clips for the show.

There is a yellow and black butterfly on the purple flower. I took this from in the house. Click on the picture for a better view.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

More Craft Show Stuff

These are the bell Christmas ornaments I crocheted. There are 12 of them. The show is not until Oct. 23 but that date will come fast.

Here are the latest hair clips I made. Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy. I did brighter colors for the little kids. I am starting another group today. I hope they sell well for me.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Two Sneak Peeks

I have just finished 2 projects that I can't show for a long time. The pictures are blurry because I cropped the regular size ones. I know they will be enjoyed. Sorry I can't show the finished product.