Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Barbie dolls

I want to share my beautiful Barbie Dolls in their new outfits.

 These are to ones I received from the other "girls" in the 
Ma's Barbie group

 Rachel made these lovely outfits on one of the knitting looms.

 This is my witch.  I made her a hat and a broom.

This fellow is Hiawatha.  I sent him to a friend in
Wisconsin this morning.  I hope she likes him.
I made the bow and arrows.  OOPS.  the arrows 
are behind his back.
He is one of the dolls from the Pocahontas movie.

I love making Barbie outfits.  
Chris says that I'm in my second childhood.
But she is mistaken.  I never left my first childhood.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Happy Summer

I skipped all of May and most of June.  I have been crocheting and just didn't take the time to post anything.
 I made this throw for a friend who retired.

 This is the beginning of a bag.  Should have taken a picture
of the finished project.

 This is the June out fit I sent out for Ma's Barbie Group.

 This is the beginnings and the end of an ornament that I
made up from an idea I borrowed from a friends Easter Eggs. 

 Vintage potholder pattern.  I remember my aunts making 
these back in the 1950's

 This is the beginning of a throw I made for my husband 
to put in his car.
 I fell in love with this yarn at Tuesday Morning and had
to have it.  I brought it home and made this throw in 
just 4 days.

 This is the beginning of a dog rug.  
Finished project to follow.
These are outfits that my daughter, Rachel made on one 
of those looms.  She is so talented.

Life has been really good with me.  We are all well here.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Made it Monday

I just borrowed this title from another blogger.  Thanks.
These are a few of the things I've been making.
I like the way this shawl worked up.

I love my little hat.

I've been working on more stuff, but haven't
taken any pictures of them.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Welcome Spring

Spring has finally made it's appearance in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

This is the cherry tree in the front yard.
This is the same cherry tree one week later.

This is my walnut tree.  It is always the last one
to get leaves.  Look close they're just starting out.
And this covers the way I feel most of the time.
This is my attempt at Bavarian Crochet.

This fellow has been called Hiawatha the
whole time I made his outfit.  I'll be
sending him to Lyn Locast, my friend
in Wisconsin.

This is the latest Barbie outfit.
She'll be going to Milly in Washington.
I joined a group that exchange Barbie outfits
each month.  Milly Sunkel runs the group.
I have enjoyed this group for about 5 years.
This is one of the outfits that I received
this month.  April is my month this year.
This is another one.
I love them all. 
I'll post them all the first week in May.
I have love Barbie sense I received my first one
in 1961.  She got lost somewhere along my
travels in the past 50 years.  But I have picked up
about 300 in thrift stores.  I even receive some
as gifts from family and friends.

Monday, March 31, 2014

What I've been doing.

This is what I have been doing so far this year.
We went to Jamaica the first part of February.

10 Wonderful days in Jamaica.

Then 3 beautiful days in St. George, UT

I made a very colorful shawl while in Jamaica

I made this one in January.  I love the way the yarn

I made this sweater from yarn I bought
in St. George, Utah

This is Rachel being silly in my new

I had to make this hat just for fun.

These is my bunnies I made for my friends to wish
them a Happy Easter.

This is my Bobby.  She is my ever present muse.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Home again.

We just spent most of February in Jamaica.  What a beautiful place. 

I crocheted 2 pair of socks, but didn't take pictures of them.

We were home for about 3 days and then went to St. George, UT  for a UCLS conference.
St. George is in Southern Utah.  Russell grows to classes and I go shopping and site seeing.

I finished this shawl while on the trip to St. George.
I take my crochet everywhere with me.  If I'm not reading, I'm crocheting while I relax.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 2014

January was busy for me.  I don't know what I did, but I didn't get to my blog.  Sorry.

These are some little wreaths I made in December.
I made about 100 of them.  I gave most of them away.
I rescued a Manx kitty.
When she showed up in our garage just before Christmas
she was so skinny that you could count every vertebrae in
her back.
Now she is healthy.  I took her to the Vet to see if she had a chip.
She also had a hernia about the size of a Ping-Pong ball on her tummy.
She is now spayed, hernia fixed, chipped and healthy.
She think she owns the place now.
She weight about 6.5 pounds and love to get loves.
She is smaller than the other cats who live in the garage.
She has no tail, and hops like a rabbit when she runs.
We named her Bobby.

This is a throw.
This sweater is two big, 6 sided granny squares.
It was fun to make.

This is two skeins of lace yarn.  I love the way it
stripped.  I used the pattern from Lyon Brand.  I have
used the same patter for about 6 shawls (so far).  My
friend Annie Toy suggested it a few months back.
Thanks, Annie.  I love this pattern.

Sorry I have been away for so long.