Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Some of my recent crochet work

This is what I have been working on. I love these little babies. One is for Christmas. My granddaughter is getting a new Cradle Purse and baby. She loves to look at my babies as I am making clothes for them. She ask's to hold one and does so ever so carefully. I was able to work on this one for her while she was around. She thinks it is for someone else. I told her that after Christmas I will have to see about making one for her and she wants one just like the one I worked on. Boy will be ever be surprised on Christmas when she find out it is hers.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow fights & Fun

Melissa thought it was alot of fun shoveling snow, she shoveled all the way down to her dad then of course just had to pick it up and throw it on dear ole dad.

Little Mollie Ann having fun in the snow. Her first chance to throw snowballs at her papa

Papa is having a blast with both the grandkids and the snow

She wanted snow and she got it. This is her first Winter back home since she went into the Navy. Now she is out of the Navy now and get's to shovel snow for mom and dad.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

All I wanted was snow for my Birthday and that is what I am getting. We have been in the middle of the Artic Blast in the Pac NW but we haven't really gotten snow, atleast not for long. We get a little bit and then it goes away. Today I am getting big fluffy snow flakes.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our Lights

The Reason for the Season

Christmas Lights at our house.

These are my 2 grandkids. Mollie was all for the pics but little Michael was like, "Get me out of here, no pics allowed"

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Moses Basket Pattern For Sale

I have finally received all the testing results for the Moses Basket and the pattern is now up and for sale in my Etsy Shop

The Baby Sweet Baby Cradle Purse should be available soon. You will be able to purchase individual patterns or the pair. If you wish to purchase both the Cradle Purse and the Moses Basket, please wait till both are available.

If you are interested in just the Moses Basket Pattern then come on over and purchase your copy now.

For those of you who may not crochet but are interested in purchasing an actual Moses Basket, feel free to contact me for further info. I will be glad to make one and send it out to you.

Just go over to my Etsy shop and convo me or request a custom item.

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Newest Cradle Purse and Moses Basket

are out for testing at this time. Testing is to be done by Nov 30th. I am shooting for the 1st week of December for the patterns to be up and for sale in my Etsy Shop

Friday, November 7, 2008

Mt Hood and Mt Adams

Mt. Hood, north of Hood River, Oregon. I was out on the truck last month on an overnight run. When we got back to town we had to head ot Hood River, Oregon to make a delivery.

While I was in the truck I snapped a few pics.

These are of Mt Adams in Washington State. We were done with the delivery and was headed back towards Hood River, Oregon so whilehte truck wasm oving I snapped these shots.
The Pac NW has such a beauty that can't be duplicated. The snow capped mountains are always such a joy to look at. I could never live anywhere else.

New Creations

Cradle Purse and Moses Basket

Moses Basket

Cradle Purse
These are 2 of the newest creations I have done. A while back I had bought a 14" Lot's of Love Baby Doll Set that was on clearance. It's been sitting around while I have been trying to come up with a new Cradle Purse. Well I got inspiration from the Moses Basket of the doll set I had bought so out of htat came the above 2 new creations.
I still don't have a name for the Cradle Purse. Both of these fit a 5" Lot's Of Love Doll or the 6" dolls that could be found at Walmart.
I will be setting up testing of the patterns soon and then the patterns will be put up for sale. I am hoping to have this all done very very soon.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

These are a couple of my little hummingbirds that come to my window and eat. I just love watching these little critters.

A Little Bow Practice

Mollie & Papa shooting arrows

Now that Halloween is over

We are now going to be busy setting up for Christmas. I am really hoping to get some nice pics of the house this yr since my camera has some night settings.

We have already started stringing lights. First thing was to get the totes out of the attic and test the lights, grrrrrr. It never fails that we have strands of lights that quit working, well atleast half the lights quit.

This yr was no different except seemed like every strand had half the lights out. Of course couldn't find the light tester as usual. Well, we took off and went to the store to look at new lights. This yr we came across a different tester than the normal. The one we found was at

Target and ran almost $20. I mentioned there was one at Home Depot that I had seen from the last time we were there. Well, it was a little cheaper but not much.

We decided to take a chance on the new tester. OMG, it was the greatest thing when we got home and started using it. It has this great feature that you take a light out of the socket and plug the socket into the handle of the tester, plug the light cord into a power source and then pull the trigger ( this tester is shaped like a gun) after a few pulls of hte trigger, the lights on the one end of the stand lit up. It was totally awesome. It has a great light puller once we figured it out.

We were able to salvage all the strands of lights but one with very little frustration. I would definately recommend to anyone who puts up lights for Christmas to buy this awesome tester. It is so well worth the $20 already.

We have so far 1600 light up on the outside of the house with ooohhhh so many more to go. It's not as large of display as many on the web and around the country but it is ours. We usually have somewhere between 10,000 - 15,000 lights. It's our little gift to the community.

Eastern Oregon Around Baker City

We stopped at the rest area just outside of Baker City, Oregon and I got a few shot. It was real hazy out but I think the haze gave the pics a beauty of their own.

Wind Towers

These are just a few of the Wind Towers along I 84 as we were heading to Idaho. These are in Oregon. I have been along side each of the parts as they have been parked in a rest area and they are massive as individual parts, put them all together and WOW, they are huge.

I like the idea of using the wind, the sad part is when we have been on the Oregon side and you look across the Columbia River to Washington, they are blanketing the tops of the beautiful mountain tops. So sad to take away from the beauty.

Anyway here's a few pics taken as we were driving by.

It's been a while since

I have done any posting. Guess it is time to play a little catch up. Here is a few pics from this summer. Mollie was given a bow set by her Uncle. Grandpa took her out to show her how to use it. It was so much fun watching her shoot arrows. Even her baby brother, Michael had to give it a try.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fair Results

I did it!! I can't believe I actually entered 10 entries and recieved 10 Blue Ribbons. It was a lot of fun doing this for my first time. I am already making plans for next yrs Fair. I have a big goal and that is to get a Bedspread or Tablecloth done.

You can see the bedspread I am working on here I will try to update how far along I am on the bedspread. Right now I have 1 square done. I have 3 Roses done. I am going to make the Roses different colors instead of all one color. It will be more like a Rose Garden then.

Hope you enjoy my entries.

The Cradle Purse patterns used were Blueberries and Raspberry Clouds and are available in my Etsy Store

I found the little dress for the doll online at Etsy and have fell in love with making doll cloths so I will be trying my hand at that also.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Life is good

Life is really good. It's also tiring getting use to having the grandbabies around, LOL!!

It's been over a week now that my daughter, her hubby and the 2 kids arrived back here at home after she has had to live in Norfolk, VA for over 5 yrs. I am having a blast with Mollie and Michael being so close.

I have been working busily trying to get my crochet stuff done and ready for the upcoming Fair. This is the first time I will be entering stuff so it's real exciting.

Life is also good with now having all my kids close. Soon, Melissa will be done with the Navy. Both of my kids will be Navy Vet's as well as my Son in Law. I am very ready to be a Navymomvet now. It has been a long 8 yrs with the 2 of them.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I've added one of my favorite playlist's

Turn up your speakers if you love country!!! I added a playlist of some of my favorite songs. Right now it's full of Toby, Trace & Kenny..........Yeeehawww!!

Hope you enjoy as much as I do

It's Sold

The Complete Cradle Purse and doll got sold. Hoepfully soon I will have some more made up and ready for sale so keep checking back

Friday, March 21, 2008

Want a great gift for

a special little girl, go to my Etsy store and you will be able to purchase this Cradle Purse, complete with blanket, pillow and doll.

This is an original made from my original pattern.

So hurry as there is only one available at this time!!!

Grrrr....Don't buy a 1999 Dodge Durango

If you are considering buying a Dodge Durango, do some research, they are a piece of garbage or atleast thier transmission is. My son has one and has the problem of shifting from 2nd to 3rd, goes from abt 1800 rpms and jumps to 4000 rpms before slamming into 3rd. He has taken it back to the dealer, they supposedly replaced gaskets, it was fine for a while now it's doing it again, he has had it to the local Dodge Dealer and instead of knowing what the problem is or trying to find it they have come up with a bunch of other problems with the vehicle in the last 2 trips there, oh they did put the UV dye in the transmission to check for leaks. Well he took it to an independant shop and they took a look at the stuff that Dodge was saying was wrong and low and behold very little was wrong and still has several more miles before having to have work done.

In the mean time I did a google on 1999 Dodge Durango Transmission Problems and found there seems to be some issues with certain parts. Monday he is taking it to a Transmission place and see if they can find the problem.

It's funny, he added an independant extended 2 yr warranty to the vehicle when he bought it from a non Dodge Dealer and all the stuff that Dodge Dealer is now saying needs fixed isn't included in the warranty, yet the transmission has a serious problem and would be covered under warranty and no one so far can "find the problem"

Interior and looks of the Durango are great, I love it but mechanically as far as I'm concerned it sucks, just like the last Ford we owned

Boy do I love my KIA

Monday, March 10, 2008

Another Cradle Purse

I finally got another Cradle Purse done and up for sale. I started this one last yr and had it tested by members on Crochetville I just never finished editing the pattern for errors until recently.
Blueberries is my newest addition and you can find the pattern here along with more pictures.
I hope you stop by and have a look

I am beat

Boy was the weekend busy, we worked on weeding out the gardens and getting bark dust spread around. It sure looks a lot better with the fresh coat of bark dust. Hopefully I can get some pics up soon. Sure takes a lot of work getting the yard whipped into shape from sitting all winter long.

The daffodils are sure blooming and they are so pretty.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Yup, Spring has sprung

As you can see, I just put up some pics of a few of the flowers that are in bloom right now in our gardens.

Our roses are opening up their greenery, my Chocolate Columbine is coming back stronger than last yr, my Bleeding Hearts are really coming up. We have mini Daffodils in bloom. It's definately getting time to get some bark dust down.

I'd really like to have snow, but since we are basically past that and it is sunny warm out, I am ready for spring. Guess now we will have to start working in the yard and whipping it back in shape on the nice days.

Time to think abt getting the patio ready, furniture out, BBQ grills prepped for what else but BBQing. Can't wait to sit out on the patio swing and crochet on a sunny warm day.

Spring Has Sprung in the NW

Cradle Purse Update

Since my first post abt Cradle Purses, I have 2 more patterns that are up for sale in my Etsy store. Born on the 4th of July and Raspberry Clouds. These make great gifts for that special little girl in your life. Hope you check them out.

Cat Graph Ghan

I started this project abt mid January and just finished it up. It really turned out nice. I am planning on entering this project in the Fair this yr. This will be the first time to enter anything at the Fair so am looking forward to it.

This was so much work with all the single crochet stitches but was oh so worth it. It's one of the projects I worked on in between testing patterns for others.

It's layed out on a Queen size bed to give you an idea of how big it is.

I purchased this graph at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5248618

Recent trip

Recently I went out on the truck with hubby. We went to Clarkston, Washington then up to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. It's such a pretty trip. Along the way we had a wonderful time with the wildlife. First we ended up with a Coyote shooting across the road in front of us. He lookedl ike he had been spooked.

Next came the Bald Eagle, oh was that ever beautiful. Was close enough to the truck that I could alomost reach out and touch, it was awesome.

Then came the turkey's, we noticed these birds fly in front of us and when they landed on the other side they were turkey's. It was so funny watching them. The 3rd one had to get some altitude or he was going to go smack into a rock wall.

Then came the Elk farm. We stopped so hubby could do his safety check and I took advantage to get s few pics.

I love trips like that. Watching the wildlife is always so much fun. I miss my Big Horn Sheep along I 84 in Oregon.

Elk Farm in Idaho