Friday, December 31, 2010

My Wish for

You in 2011

May peace break into your home and may thieves come to steal your debts.

May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills.

May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!

May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy

May the problems you had, forget your home address!

In simple words ..............

May 2011

be the best year

of your life!!!


New Year,


Crazy Guys!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lots of pics....

First off...Merry Christmas to everyone in Blog-land!!! I have been crazy busy crafting and still am and finally am able to post some pics of what I've been that some people of got some of them! (and the family whose hasn't knows who they are) Thought I'd start off with a pic of our Christmas tree. Alot of homemade ornies but not too good of a pic...just trust me, it's beautiful!

We had (are having) a great Christmas Holiday! I was actually still finishing up some gifts a couple hours before they were to be opened Christmas morning....I think I do some of my best work then. A couple of gifts were going to my stepdaughter and hubby in Germany. I made a glass block light present and a rag wreath with a matching small tree (tree not pictured) as well as some small stockings and a pillow (also not pictured) They luckily received them before Christmas which was a miracle and they loved everything...they wanted Christmas decorations for their new house.

This was the ornie that I swapped with over at the HOE exchange. It was the Lizzy Kate Snowman for this year. I stitched it on 32 count and made it into an ornament. My partner really liked it and actually said she was just about to stitch this piece.

My son and daughter-in-law got their share of homemade also. My son plays alot of World of Warcraft and he's always saying he has a "raid" he has to do (he's a Raid Leader in W.O.W.). So I made this simple painted t-shirt to match some pj bottoms I bought him. He really liked it.

and Back.....

Also crocheted this LOOOOOONG scarf for him and put the Alliance emblem from W.O.W. on it. (he liked this also but was intent on watching something on tv while I was taking the pic)

Bent Creek had this wonderful cross stitch wedding sampler that I couldn't resist. They both received that as a present for their apartment as they said they need things on their walls. I even framed it myself!

Check out this Harry Potter scarf I made my DIL. She loves Harry Potter and I found this on the Lion Brand site...there is a crochet one and a knit one. I made this much longer than it called for though so she could wrap it around....another gift well-enjoyed.

I cross stitched this Lizzie Kate for Hubby's office space. I love this saying....and I think I'm loving Lizzie Kate more and more. I just did a simple finish....sorta like a "pin and tap" without the frame.
And once again I was recruited into making 15 of my shelf ladies. I found a new technique on the Martha Stewart site that I applied to these and it worked out great. They are made from simple roof flashing that you can get at any hardward store. They are fun to make!
I made about four of these mustache/beard hats this year. My son saw them for sale online and asked me if I could make it. The patterns were no where to be found so I just studied the picture alot and came up with something very similar. They work up pretty quick. He wore it to the movies once and a stranger asked him where he got it. My son suggested I sell them in my Etsy store....I'm thinkin' about it...IF I can find the time!

So that's about it.....I turned 54 a few weeks ago and just love this picture I took of myself the morning of my birthday in the bathroom mirror when I woke up. It always makes me smile and reminds me that age is ONLY a number!

So, with that....I'm thinkin about making one of my resolutions to post more keep tabs on me with that one, ok?
Till next "year"....yinz crazy guys!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Could the season get any busier???

I keep promising to post pictures of things I'm making but I been making so many gifts that with working full time and crafting there seems to be little time for blogging. I'm thinking of making one of my resolutions to blog AT LEAST once a week with all my projects. Some things I have to admit are gifts and cannot be pictured just that would be excuse #1. After the first of the year I'll be pretty much working on things for me so that will be good for you cause then you will get pics.
I've got a better laptop too but being that it's an Apple I'm still sorta learning about it. I did receive a really beautiful ornie in the HOE Exchange recently. It was "Christmas Eve" by The Sampler Girl. It was stitched over 1 on 28 ct linen with beading. It really is pretty, don't ya think?

So I'm off to finish a few more Christmas presents now. I've been taking pics of everything so sooner or later (hopefully sooner) I'll have a big stay tuned...
Till next time, yinz crazy guys....