Friday, January 17, 2014


Just before Christmas, I finally finished the Crochet Along doily from...April? Wow. A lot of projects crept in and took over. But it still turned out beautifully. I'll be posting it soon.

Since then, there was a nice little Snowflake Doily pattern that 'cleansed my doily palette' after the huge project.

After my short break from doilies, patterns now keep popping up that interest me.

Olga just posted a doily she completed, and I liked it's simple pattern and elegance. She linked to the pattern.
Free crochet pattern: heart motif doilie
Unfortunately, it's a chart pattern! Why do I always steer clear of these? Maybe the whole picture is too overwhelming. Maybe reading and working round by round is a little more manageable. Maybe the symbols are too tiny and apt to make me lose my place.

Whatever it is, I probably won't be making this doily right now. But someday, I'm going to have to try it.

What is your preference? Written patterns or charts?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Homemade Chicken Stock


There's nothing better on a cold day than that smell as it simmers away.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Soap Scrap Saver

Another quick project from the end of last week was the Soap Scrap Saver.

Insert your leftover bits of the bar of soap here:

pull the drawstring,
and scrub away!

Hmmm...this is looking a bit grenade-like.

Based off of this pattern.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Baby Cocoon

This is the other part of the crown gift.

Somehow, the pictures wouldn't capture the correct color AND the fuzzy texture, so you can use your imagination to combine the two. =)
The pattern came from this book.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Quick Queenly Crown

Here's my quick project for today. Hopefully another will be completed shortly.

This was a special order for a special delivery baby, and it was made based off of this pattern.

Lots of layers

We have a warm-up ahead!

I'm planning on staying indoors again today and working on a crochet project for my sister.
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Sunday, January 5, 2014


We just restocked our Tylenol. Is it sad that I looked at the bottle and said to myself, "Oh! That will cover 25 headaches!"?

Just wondering.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Quick Project

Well, there have been many projects flying off my hooks since I last posted. It will take me a while to catch up! Recently, we had a nephew and a niece born into our family. Yay!!! Great excuse for baby projects galore! There have been Christmas gifts, doilies, my 2013 scarf, and special orders mixed in.

Here's a quick taste (and a bad photo) in the meantime. Hubby asked for this hat this afternoon, so naturally, I obliged.

50 points if you get the significance!