Sunday, October 23, 2011

Amigurumi again

Leif and his Hippo
Bunny for Jessica

Leif and I went shopping one afternoon.  We were in Hobby Lobby looking at yarn when he choose the multicolored yarn.  I tried to put it back on the shelf but he said "No! Hippo. Hippo for me."  So I made him another Hippo.  As you can see he loves it.

As for the bunny, my friend Vercher's daughter loves bunnies and is pregnant due this month.  So I crocheted this bunny (from Stephanie Jessica Lau) for her and her daughter-to-be.  I decided not to do the nose and mouth.  While I was making the bunny, my mother made a baby blanket with rick-rack for the fringe.

 Thanks for stopping by


Friday, May 06, 2011

Isn't it Beautiful? Aren't They Cute?

This is the Lollipop Quilt wall hanging that my sisters and our friend Lisha decided to work on as a group.  I really like the idea of the project.  But, I spent most of my time cursing the sewing machine or being very aggravated.  Jennifer did the Halloween one and this one.  Her's turned out beautifully.  Mine looks good but I don't think I will do a big one like this again.  I have two small wall hangs that are from the fall.  I finished this one a couple of weeks ago but have only been able to post tonight.
Monkey & Hippo

Owl (my sister say Vulture) and a red Hippo
I have started crocheting animals (aka amigurumi).  I have completed two hippos, one for Leif (the purple one) and one for Tyler (the red one), an alligator for Liz, and the owl/vulture for me.  I am working on a pink hippo and a green walrus for my sisters Bridget and Jennifer respectively.  The hippos, aligator, and monkey are from the Easy Crochet Critters book.  The owl is from a Coats & Clark freebie pattern.

The other project that I have finished is the Turkey Dressing by Raise the Roof Designs.  I have to put the buttons on it tomorrow.  So, I will post a picture of it then.  I am making progress in my 22 project challenge.

About a month ago, Jennifer and I went to Michael's and bought these beautiful storage boxes.  I used mine to store most of my 22 projects.  Well I went back and found another box that I loved that was bigger.  So I got it; justifying the purchase as needing a place to store my finished stitching in until framing.  I had to clean out my cabinets and my mother's drawers to find my finished projects.  I just about filled it up with completed stitch projects.  Now I'm having to decide how to finish these projects.

Well got to go.  Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Two Year Project!?!

Side view of the Original Ottoman
top view
I bought this from a friend who was moving back in 2004 or 2005. I decided to recover it about a year later.  So, I bought the fabric with a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby.  Then I finally decided to recover it in March 2009.  I took it apart with the plan of covering it the next weekend.  

Well this year with my mother and father's help, I finally finished it.  Daddy and I finished it today.  I think it turned out great.  But next time I will just buy a new one.  The cost of the supplies was almost as much as a brand new ottoman.

side view of the recovered ottoman
top view of the recovered ottoman

Well thanks for stopping by.

Sharon Clark

Friday, March 04, 2011

2011 - Goals

Well I know I am starting late with posting.  Every time I say "I am going to do ______".  You can bet that it will not happen.  I planned on posting each week this year but here we are in the 3rd month and this is the first post of the year.

Jennifer challenged us to complete 11 UFO's and 11 new projects this year.  So I accepted the challenge.  I have already posted the 22 projects to be completed this year.  I have completed one of the projects.  The second one I ran out of thread.  I need to pick up some thread to finish it.  I was hoping to be through with 4 projects by now.  (See, I plan it but it didn't happen.)  I really hope to finish all of them this year.

Also, I have been watching way too much "Hoarders".  So, on January 1st  I started cleaning out my house.  I took every thing out of each room, furniture and all, then washed the room - walls, floor, curtains, etc.  Then I only put back the bare essentials.  I finished half the house in January, but work and other obligations has gotten in the way of finishing the living room and kitchen.  My goal (which I shouldn't write) is to finish the cleaning today.  I have packed up 3 to 4 boxes for the garage sale we are having this month.

I begin spring break today.  I want to just relax (yeah right).  Maybe I will.

The End of 2010....THANK GOD!

I was on the phone with my friend Sharon tonight discussing what's happened in our life since we last talked (about a week).  We both concluded that 2010 was the worst year ever and that 2011 will be much better.  Between sick parents (and nearly losing one of them for both of us), nephews, daughters getting married (hers), no dating, very little stitching or reading, and a lot of work, 2010 was a rough year. But there were some good notes.

I finished the Seasons Series from Kick Back & Stitch.  I started this series in 2007 and finished receiving the patterns in 2008.  Well I finished the last of the series December 30th.  It seemed like I would never finish Maple Trees before the end of the new year but I did it.  I finally finished the 16th needlepoint patterns.  I only gave two of them away Crocuses to my Mother and Frozen Pond to Michelle.  The rest I have trimmed then I frame 4 on the wall then switch them out every few months.