Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Had to laugh, this hat for a child was too small to put on my Stella's head so was looking for somewhere to plop it to take photo when I looked up and saw the picture of my daughter in her pink jumper from LONG LONG ago and plopped it there. Fun picture. The trim is fabulously soft. I've used this yarn on a couple of scarfs, from Hobby Lobby and I think I remember the names as Yarn Bea?
Two more chemo caps and a large afghan for an orphanage in Zamimpilo, South Africa.
I'll be dropping off the blog soon as I finish up the next batch of chemo caps I'm working on, I just have to finish weaving in ends and then my 25 things will be finished.
I will continue with my usual charity goings on after my 25 things are done, thanks Cindy for hosting this blog!
Saturday, February 25, 2006
|You Are Kermit|
Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!
I found this on Dave's blog this morning as I was reading blogs and trying to wake up....When it asked the question about full-figured I started to get nervous that I might be Miss Piggy by the time I finished!
|You Are Scooter|
Brainy and knowledgable, you are the perfect sidekick.
You're always willing to lend a helping hand.
In any big event or party, you're the one who keeps things going.
"15 seconds to showtime!"
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Sure wished I'd seen the show. Here's the picture of the finished afghan on it's way. Any day now I should be receiving a box of squares to assemble for yet another afghan to help. These aid to keep people warm, certainly...but they also give people hope which may be the more powerful componet of the whole thing. Some families have actually stated they lost family afghans..afghans made my mom, or grandma or Aunt Irene. While those can truly never be replaced, it our sincere hope that replacing an aghan made with love will help them heal.
My squares, once assembled will go to a 10 year old boy! Pretty cool. Will keep you all posted.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
You are all awesome!
I made this shawl for the Crochet Olympics from a graphic submitted to Crochetville by Elena in Moscow, Russia. Her's is a much finer yarn and more elegant but mine is cotton Peaches & Cream which is suitable for our Texas heat. This is for the Community Care Club Spring Bazaar to raise funds for our community center. They will raffle it off. I put a fringe on after the picture was taken to finish it. This is item 19.
I wish you all luck with the items you're workiing on and find it very heartwarming that despite the ugliness you see on the news, there's lots of good in people.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Saturday, February 18, 2006
he is making comfortghans for people in need. hope to get more out to him as soon as I am thought with our Olympic challenge over at crochetville
Friday, February 17, 2006
Next I'm going to make some burial items, which are a little difficult emotionally, but I keep telling myself that they will be a comfort to the grieving families that need them.
I asked my homeschool group if they'd like to help make drawstring bags and fill them with things like toiletries, toys, arts and crafts items for kids, socks and underwear, can openers (what's a can of food without a way to open it?) and other goodies? The response was a resounding "yes!" and a commitment to make and fill 45.
I've recently finished 6 of the 10 I agreed to make. We'll deliver them to the Jewish Relief Center on March 12th or 13th and maybe accompany one of their volunteers to where they will hand these bags out.
It feels good to be on track and to have 4 projects completed in two months. This weekend I am going to shift gears and do some quilting for another charitable project. Winter has returned to Ohio, and that quilt will probably feel pretty darn good across my lap!
I've tried to hit most of your blogs (some of you don't have them) and look at pictures of your work. I hope I haven't missed anyone. If you find I have, please come knocking at my door to say hey...come visit. Haven't meant to miss anyone. It's pretty awesome folks taking a walk through the blogs and pictures of the craft...pretty awesome indeed. And so I just wanted to say hi, have a good weekend and WOW. As a group...pretty AWESOME. Keep up the stitching. And since it's the weekend, no doubt most of you will find more time to do just that.
I've posted a few groups new to me on my blog (you may or may not know of them), one is brand new! So, if you're intersted in joining some new groups, or need some more charities to spread your talent through...please stop by. I do have a funny space between my links, which I've not figured out how to fix. I'm pretty happy I got the links in at all...I'm not too techy. But, if you look at it and know the problem sing out...in tune of course!
Monday, February 13, 2006
This is just one of three 12 inch squares that I made for Heartmade Blessings. The Crochet Dude is currently collecting squares for Heartmade Blessings, an organization that makes comfortghans for people in need of comfort due to illness or loss of loved ones. All 3 of the squares I made were from Chris Simon's patterns. It's the first time I've made any of her designs and was impressed by their creativity and do-ablility. I'm sure I'll make more of these lovely squares whenever I want to try a new design or bust some stash. I believe these 3 squares brings my total up to 13 out of 25 Thing for Charity.
I just mailed out my first comfortghan. I'm used to doing chemo caps and baby things, so this was a long project for me to complete, but I'm really pleased with the way it came out. I've been square challenged so I stuck to the most simple square design, but I think maybe I'm ready to try some more daring designs now.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Thanks to Anneke, I've joined the Dutch group troostquilts that provides charity quilts to adults and children here in Holland. Thanks, Anneke! I've just completed my first square for the group (and I have my fingers crossed that I'm in line with all the requirements). It was really a pleasure to do something for a local charity.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
I've just started my first piece: a baby blanket for Project Linus' Make a Blanket Day (Feb. 18). I'll be out of town so I thought I'd get a head start. It's light purple and off-white--trying to use up some of my stash. The pattern works up very quickly (I started yesterday and I'm almost half-way done!). I'll post a picture when it's finished.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Back in town today so was able to mail 4 hats off to a Homeless Group in MD, some additional info on my blog. 2 of these hats you'll recognize from before added to and got them mailed.
Started an afghan for Hurricane Katrina Victim. Through Crochetville there had been a group doing squares, that group ended and group 2 started to use those squares up. Many have been helped in the process. Group 2 was then requested completed afghans or larger blocks, due to limited help putting them together. Group one has since been reactivated so squares can again be made for that effort. Two efforts, two different locations. Plenty of need still, as sad as that is after this many months. Some have still received no help, it is this group that didn't even have the benefit of shelters that group 2 is focusing on. I've started an afghan . This picture is the beginning, though I was able to make good progress as I took it with me while hubby and I spent a couple of days out of town in a cabin.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Last week I made a few prem things- I had to check the size of everything I had made though, I knew prem babies were small but I had no idea what size we were really talking about till I'd made some items.
I've also made 3 sweaters for the orphanage in China- am hoping to get another completed this week so I can get them posted off.
Will try get a decent pic of the stuff I've been making soon- have been having a lot of trouble with my camera so may have to borrow my mum's for a couple of days.
Monday, February 06, 2006
I then laid everything out and took pictures. I don't have a digital, so I had to use "real" film. Once I get them developed, I'll be able to share pictures with you all.
I also started a round baby ripple blanket over the weekend, and I have one other UFO in early stages (another baby blanket done in shells, SS Seashells color - looks like a caramel color).
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Hi gang! Sorry I haven't been around much. I just finished this up last night for a sweet girl named Joanna. I finished Nate's square at the end of December. Next will be Independence Hall for a tourist themed quilt. We make extra quilts in case we need an emergency one or someone comes along who would benefit from getting one.
Other than cross stitching, I need to pull out my sewing machine and stitch up the snuggle mats and more catnip toys.
We are in the process of completing renovating our kitchen. I have a lot of work to do in the next few months. Wish us luck. Glad it's only Feb. but I think I'll be up to 25 things when the kitty things are sewn up. I'll be sure to share them with you. Sorry I've been MIA.
You've all been doing a wonderful job and I love to come here and see what's new.
BTW, the dots next to the post title will take you to the Love Quilts website.
I have a hat on the needles for the Knitting Train Project. It looks like I am right on target with my goals for this month. Sitting and watching the Super Bowl tonight should give me lots of time to knit. Winter has arrived in Ohio and it is just one of those days that you want to sit by the fire---
Friday, February 03, 2006
I found out about this project through Crochetville, and I was eager to join. I hope to learn new crochet skills, and also to do yarnwork more regularly. I do both knit and crochet, and have just started learning how to spin. I really like the idea of work from our hands going towards a good cause, and having others to work with is a good inspiration.
I haven't settled on a project or charity yet, but in the interests of learning how to make some things I haven't made before, I was thinking of doing baby booties and preemie caps. Also, once my Grandma is able to again (she broke her arm! But she's alright otherwise) she will be teaching me how to make granny squares, which I've noticed some projects collecting.
Any other Knit and Crochet Olympic participants can find my story and ask for personal cheerleading (I'll come post comments on your blog! :D) at my blog: http://pandoraanesidor.blogspot.com . Go Team Goth!
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Here are 3 sets of dishcloths/hot pads for one of the charities that Crochetlist sponsored the month of January. Edited to say---Webster Cantrell Hall helps foster children either by finding foster homes and support or group home living. The dish cloths will go to help some of them when setting up their own apartmens. They are one of the Charities that Crochetlist sponsored in January this year. Here is the link to their website.
Katherine, I need your e-mail address.