Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I got included in 3 treasuries!

Thank you, Joyce, for including my English Cottage Cozy! You selected some gorgeous items!

And my Swan Queen is in this one:

I love it, pink, pink and more pink!

And last but not least:
The Fairy Doily along with tons of gorgeous thread items.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Fairy Doll

I am working on a doll based on the Flower Fairy Doily. I have most of her body and her dress done. Now I am working on her features; I want her to have a face, but I don't like to embroider on crochet; it is never smooth or even enough to suit me, and it is hard to tell others how to do it. So I am trying to crochet her features.

This one of my first attempts at making crocheted eyes (kind of scary looking, huh?) They are not quiet there yet, but I think I am on the right track.
And here are a pair of blue eyes on the doll; I think I like them better, but they are not quite even. And maybe I should add a bead for a pupil. Oh well, I will just keep remaking them until I get them right.
Then I can start on her lips!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Devin's cookie tree; what a masterpiece! (And Jake added the star!)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas is almost here!

Ginger says "Only 4 more days!"

Even Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf have called a truce for Christmas, and are loaded down with goodies for Grandma.

I bought this ornament for David last year. He says it is a reminder that the dairy business never takes a day off, even for Christmas. Poor David!

My children gave this ornament to me for Christmas in 1986, the year Sammy was born. It says "A mothers love reflects the warmth of Christmas all year through." It is my all time favorite.

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas this year is Peace; and that is my prayer for all my loved ones and friends, too!
Love, Ann

Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Amanda!!!

My Sweet Girl Manda is the birthday girl today!
She is the best daughter any one could ever have!

She is a wonderful Mommy to Jasee and Autumn.
And a great sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece, and friend (I hope I didn't leave anyone out.) We all love you Manda! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I made my first sale on Etsy!!!!

This is a big deal to me. I have sold thousands of printed patterns wholesale to other vendors, but this is my first retail sale of a pdf of one of my patterns!
Thank you, Barbara, for purchasing my Celtic Rose potholder pattern.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New designs in my Etsy shop

I have added four more designs to my Etsy shop:

The Swan Queen Centerpiece.

Celtic Rose Potholders/wall art/ alternative doilies

Tea Party Doily (it still makes me happy just to look at this, I think it is my all time favorite design!)

And last but not least, my Country Cottage Cozy, which can be used as a tea cozy or cookie jar cover, but would also make a really cool little fairy house. But if you are going to use it as a fairy house, you might want to leave off the kitty cat. I have heard that fairies do not like cats!

I would love to have you stop by at:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sam!!!!

My baby boy is 22 years old today.

He is a wonderful young man. I am so proud of him.
Most of the time.
Anyway, I love you Sammy! I hope you have a great day!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I have an Etsy shop!!!!

I finally took the leap and opened a shop on etsy!
Being the low-tech person I am, I am starting slow. I listed only item, my Flower Garden Fairy Doily pattern, which I am offering in pdf form. As I learn the process, I will be adding more of my designs.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Old fashioned Thread Potholders

I am working on the patterns for this set of vintage-inspired potholders this week. I have 16 almost finished. I still want to make at least 4 more; preferably 8. I love making these; I could design and crochet hundreds! But writing the patterns, well, that is a different story.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Crochet by the Sea

My daughter Robyn had to go on a business trip to Galveston last week, and invited me to go with her. Even though it was cold, we had a great time!
We stayed at the beautiful Silverleaf Seaside Resort.

While Mommy worked, Abby and I crocheted.

And played.

And what do you crochet when you are on a trip to the sea side? I worked on an afghan for granddaughter Anna, made with this yarn, "Ocean" from Red Heart (act surprised when you get it, Anna!).

And what stitch pattern would be most appropriate? Why, shells, of course! (oh, and Vsts.)

Although the ravages of Ike were visible everywhere, everyone we met was friendly, kind and upbeat. And the ocean is incredibly beautiful!
Thank you Robyn, for taking me with you!
I had a wonderful time, but I am so glad to be home again. I will be working on patterns next week for an old-fashioned thread potholder ebook.