Saturday, December 18, 2010 his favorite spot near my desk.

He has his toy box right next to him...and never did share well with his older "sister". This "little" guy (almost 110 pounds of him) has me wrapped around his little paw :>)

Another Gift

THis RR is made with 2 strands of yarn and a large hook. It's NOT black and white but Cape Cod Blue and White.
It's very warm and cozy and BIG. It's on a Queen size bed.

Round Ripple

The brown is more of a sandy color than this picture shows. It's another gift :>)

A Handy Tote

I made this for my dearest friend so she can easily keep track of her paperback book or other little things.
Oh...the "sun" is made with glow in the dark yellow yarn :>)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas RR

I made this using muted Christmas colors and 2 strands of yarn. It's for us. Size: it's laying on a Queen size bed.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


This was given to a nursing home, along with 2 other lapghans. A friend made the squares and I just played, figuring out a design, etc.


This is for a sweet lady and friend who is going through many serious health issues right now. I made one square, as well as the initials, while many of my wonderful friends from made the other squares. It's a giant hug :>)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Two Small Projects

This dishcloth and scarf I made were part of the pile of goodies I sent to a fellow member of Crochetville as part of a swap.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This is for the family of a soldier killed in action.


I made this from Homespun yarn and gave it to a new friend who needed a hug.

Friday, August 13, 2010

42 inch Baby Round Ripple

This is a present for an upcoming longtime neighbor's son is becoing a dad for the first time.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Flag Ghan

This was a group project on which six of us who belong to collaberated. It's made from 2 1/2 inch granny squares we call "saltines" which were sewn together into this representation of an antique American flag. It measures approximately 59 by 38 inches.
Its final home will be with a family who lost a soldier in Afghanistan this past year, along with our heartfelt sympathy and gratitude for him and the many,many others who have so unselfishly given their all.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sparkie Running in Our Yard

Sparkie is 4 1/2 and LOVES to chase his squeaky ball at the end of the day.

Small Cotton Baby Blankie

I made this using cotton tots yarn and thought it would be the perfect size to cover a baby in a car seat or to use as a quick blankie when the baby needs to be changed...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Stretchable Wash Cloth

I got this free pattern from Crochetville. It is perfect for everyday use: simple and very practical.

Here's the link:

An Old Doily of Mine

I made this maybe 30 years ago and just washed and starched it for the first time in along time. It's 19 inches in diameter.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Baby Round Ripple

This 44 inch blanket is for my niece's first baby, who is expected in three months. They're letting the gender of the little one be a surprise!

Baby Ghan

This is 36 inches square and for a neighbor's foster baby. They will soon be adopting him!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Round Ripple

This RR is about 42 inches across and I used I Love That Yarn to make it. It's much brighter in person - and I love the Turqua!

Another Graph Ghan

This is for my friend - she tried to do it herself and I felt so badly watching her frustration that I offered to make it for her.
The cute little face looks just like her ShiTzu! It's a generous lapghan size.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Friendship Ghan

This is the result of a couple of years' accumulation. On Crochetville many of us exchanged squares so we could come up with a ghan uniquely our own. I chose to receive Tropical themed colors and after bordering and assembling the squares, this is the result. It covers an entire twin bed!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

One Skien Shawl (Pounder)

This pattern was a free tear off at Michaels, but I believe it's on the Caron website, too. The color is Leaf Green and I made it for a friend of mine.

King size ghan for our bed

I originally started this as the Jackson Afghan pattern from the Lion Brand website, a free pattern.
Then I got carried away! And no, I won't be crocheting a cover for our house next...LOL!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

70 inch Round Ripple

This was made with Homespun (mostly Prairie) and a K hook.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Moon and Stars Ghan

This is a 36 inch baby ghan for a soon-to-be-born great nephew of a friend of mine.
The pattern came from an old Crochet calendar

Thursday, March 25, 2010

2 face cloths

Made from cotton tots yarn, they were part of a bath set gift I put together for my goddaughter's 90 yo grandmother.

Fire Truck graph ghan

This is a baby ghan for a sweet young couple who are our neighbors.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

46 Inch Baby Ghan

This is for a dear friend's first grandchild, yet to be born.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

29 inch Christening Ghan

This is made from a beginners pattern that can be found on the Project Linus site.
Both christening ghans went to my local church for use in their baptismal program.

Another Christening Ghan

This is a 9 point Round Ripple (pattern from Crochet Dad on Crochetville). It measures 38 inches. I used an I hook and the edging is sc, 2 dc, sk one st, repeat....skipping the 2 stitches in the "valley" and using 3 dc in the points instead of 2.
After I washed and dried it, it lay perfectly flat.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Skinny" Scarf

This was also a gift for someone.

skinny scarf

Gifts I Made

Front and back of a Santa hot pad.

hot pad
Reverse of hotpad
A chenille scarf.
Chenille scarf
A lapghan using a handful of donated squares...I made the rest.
A bookmark made from thread and set of coasters, using cotton yarn.
bookmark and coasters
A 30 inch ghan that I made up as I went along (as if you can't tell...LOL!)
30 inch blankie

Baby Ghan

I just finished this last night, complete with the soon-to-be born baby's initials on it. I washed it this morning, wrapped it and it's now on its way to Florida and the parents-to-be.
It measures about 39 by 44 inches. The edge is all sc (in Caron's Cape Cod Blue) with a rev hdc as the final round.


Happy New Year!

A time to get caught up - again!
This is a set of facecloths I made for a friend for Christmas. I used cotton tots and they're really soft!

face cloths