Thursday, July 30, 2009

Perennial Surprises

Let no feeling of discouragement prey
upon you, and in the end you
are sure to succeed."
- Abraham Lincoln

lots of these surprise lilies are blooming in my yard
unfortunately there are very few black eyed susans (got mowed over)
and zero hibiscus this year (again, lawn mower tragedy)

I guess that's what happens when you let other people mow your yard.....
oh, well, they will grow back next year :)
that's what I love about perennials

Monday, July 13, 2009


I finally got the hexagon baby afghan finished this afternoon (just in time for the baby shower this evening). Here are some blanket testers gave this one a 2 thumbs up :)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Summer Creations

Here are some of the things I have been crocheting this summer. The pattern for the market bag is here. It is a printable from Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn. I used cotton yarn from Wal-Mart for all the kitchen things. The blue/white set has 4 washcloths/dishcloths, 2 square potholders, and 1 round potholder. I made up a simple pattern for the washcloths and square potholders (which are 2 pieces single crocheted together). I just looked through my pattern books and found a round potholder pattern and made 2 and crocheted them together. The rainbow one is a smaller potholder made with some leftover cotton yarn.

The yellow, blue, green, and white hexagons are for a baby afghan I am working on. The yellow/white zig zag is something I made up for a friend for a baby shower.
For the girls I have been making squiggly hair ties. Natasha is beautifully modelling all of them at once :). If you look closely you can see the patriotic red, white, and blue ones I just made :)

The blue/white kitchen set is available for sale, as well as the market bag, and the multi-colored potholder. If you are interested please make an offer. Almost forgot....the blue/white kitchen set also has a matching swiffer cover I made (forgot to take a pic of it, the girls were testing it out for me) :).