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Friday, May 28, 2010

Announcing BellaCrochet.com

I am thrilled beyond words to announce that my new site, http://www.bellacrochet.com/ is now open!!!!
All three of my newest designs are available there for instant download (no more waiting for me to email them to you!) The Springtime Tea Cup Bouquet Time For Tea SetAngel of Love Doily
All my other designs are available there as well.
The site has been in the works for several months now, and I am very pleased with how it has turned out. I want to give special thanks to my web designer, Joanne Gonzalez, who has worked tirelessly to get all the details just right!
Having my own website has been a dream of mine for years, and I cannot tell you how happy I am that it has become a reality! I hope you will drop by and check it out, and please let me know what you think. You can reach me at: ann@bellacrochet.com
I hope you will like it!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Darling Little Lilly

I would like you to meet my newest granddaughter, Lilly. She and her mama are doing fine. Her daddy, my son Sam, is walking on clouds.
We are a very happy and blessed family!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunshine and Blue Skies, and Another Visit from the Stork!

Here is the third doily of the Ripples, Ruffles, and Roses set. It is called Sunshine and Blue Skies. I love the colors, which are Aqua and Golden Yellow from Aunt Lydia.
I will be leaving shortly to be with my son Sammy and his wife Tonya as they welcome their new arrival today. I am such a lucky Grandmama, we just got little William last month, and now I get another sweet grand-baby to spoil!
Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers, and I will let you know how it goes when I get home.
Love,
Ann

Friday, May 07, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

A filet crochet pillow top I designed for Annie's Attic back in the 90's.

Mother's Day has been hard for me since I lost my Mamma 7 years ago. For the first several years after she died, I didn't even want to think about Mother's Day.
But now, I focus on happy memories, and give thanks that I have my wonderful children and grandchildren to help me celebrate.
And I am also blessed to have my step mom (I don't even like to use that phrase), Sheila, who is so special to me. Since she married my dad over 25 years ago, she has always been there for me, through good times and bad, always loving, kind, and supportive. I am so grateful to have her in my life! I love you Sheila, Happy Mother's Day!
And Happy Mother's Day to you all!

Monday, May 03, 2010

My Garden

The weather has been beautiful lately, and I have been busy planting my garden; but these days, I stick to growing things in containers on the porch.

Here is my strawberry patch; the plastic snake is to scare away the mockingbirds (at least I hope it will!) I kind of went overboard on the strawberries this year; I also planted one of those upside-down hanging planters with strawberries.
And since I do not have my beloved rose garden anymore, I have to settle for my rose scented geraniums; they smell wonderful, but they just are not the same. Maybe this fall I should go ahead and plant a rose garden here. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Patterns in other Languages

I have been thinking of having some of my patterns translated into other languages. Is this something any of you would be interested in? If so, what languages would you prefer?
I wish I had the ability to have them charted out into symbol crochet, but I do not have the skills, knowledge or software to do this. Do any of you have any ideas?
Please vote on the poll, or leave me a comment if you have any input. You can also write me at:
bellacrochet.info@yahoo.com
Thank you for any help you can give!