Sunday, May 9, 2010

Psssst.....

Come see me at my new blog!
From now on I'll be HERE.

Love yas!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Puffy Love

Hey y'all!
Today is an absolutely gorgeous day here in Tennessee! I absolutely love Spring!
You know what else I love???

PUFFIES!

One of the awesome yahoo groups that I belong to is the At My House Knitting and Crochet List and for the first time ever I actually joined a couple of exchanges. One of which was a coaster exchange where you are partnered up with another person who signed up and you each agree to exchange one coaster. My wonderful partner was Cinda and she sent me not only one coaster, but SIX! She was so generous and also sent me a scrubby AND a beautiful bookmark. Lookie, lookie....


Gift from Cinda

And to update you on everything else....
I am still single & loving it. I am not even looking nor wanting to date right now. For the first time in my life I am comfortable with it just being me (and my kiddos of course). I am eating healthier, exercising every day & slowly but surely losing weight. This week I lost .6 lbs...not phenomenal, but a loss all the same!

Before I close I wanted to show you what I made for my friend Samantha's son Patrick. He specifically requested a BLACK lion. I started on it almost a year ago, but with all of the chaos a marital separation brings, I really hadn't been able to work on any perceivably big projects so I just kept putting it off. It really wasn't that big of a project at all actually. Very simple and I LOVE the results! It has a removable mane...how cool is that!?!?



Patrick's Lion, front


Patrick's Lion, side

Patrick's Lion, w/out Removable Mane

Did I mention that I LOVE it?!?!?
You can find the pattern HERE.

Ok, that's all I got for ya today.
Y'all have an incredibly blessed weekend.
I love ya's!!!


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For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."
Romans 1:17

Tryin' to Stay Outta Trouble

Not the best pic, but isn't it cute!?!?

Cupcake

That's a heart-topped straight pin at the top there.
I followed the pattern found HERE.
Easy-peasy & very quick!

And what about this.....
Newborn Hat

How sweet is that? I followed the patter I found HERE.
Another easy-peasy, quickie to work up!

And one more for good measure....
I have a friend at church & her husband recently had to have his leg amputated thanks to diabetes & I really wanted to do something to bless him so I knit him this stump cover.

Amputee's Stump Cover

The lighting has the color off a bit, but it's navy blue. I made it using Caron Simply Soft yarn because it's, well, simply soft.
I used the pattern that Suzetta has HERE.

So these are some of the things keeping me out of trouble lately.
I hope y'all are stayin' out of trouble too...hehehe.
Be blessed my friends.
I love yas!


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Monday, March 29, 2010

Oodles of Cute

This has been goin' around for quite a while, but just in case you haven't seen it yet or even if you have and would just like another peek.....





Now how precious is that?!?!?
Almost too cute to bear, huh?

Hope y'all are having an exceptionally blessed week!
I love ya's,

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Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Hearts...

I still have so many more finished objects that I haven't shared yet! That, of course, means more pattern links for ya! Tonight I'm gonna show you the rest of the heart stuff I made in this one post. I know Valentine's Day is way over, but love is never out of season, right? So without further ado, I present you.....

Heart Bookmark


Pattern by Ginny found here.

My slightly modified version of Suzetta's February Heart Bag.


This was such an easy pattern to follow! Actually, I really like all of Suzetta's patterns. She really does write them in a very straight-forward and easy to understand manner.
My only modifications to the actual pattern were omitting the heart pocket & I didn't make mine quite as tall.
You can find the pattern here.

I made this ornament at the same time, using the same pattern. It's just one of the hearts from the drawstrings & stopping the string short and making a loop with it.



Finally, I made this heart garland. Every heart is different, lol. The original garland is a mix of Suzetta's heart pattern here & Cindy from Skip to My Lou's Crochet Heart Garland found here along with my own modifications to make the humps a little more round and the point a little pointier.


I have it hung up on the window in my bedroom; I couldn't bring myself to take it down after Valentine's Day. After all, like I said earlier, love is never out of season, right?


So that's it for my heart craze...for now anyway, though I still see various patterns of heart-themed items and have to remind myself that there are other things I need to be making right now, lol. Right now in particular I'm trying to get a few things worked up to list on an Etsy shop I'm hoping to open. Wish me luck!

I love ya's,

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"And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague" (Mark 5:34)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Testimony

Hey guys! I hope y'all are happy & healthy.
Life is great on my end. Amazing how life's rough roads can bring one closer to God! It's funny, I was in a place where I thought I was close to Him, then life happened. Because I truly believe that once you get married it is supposed to be a life-long commitment, regardless of the reasons, I felt such a tremendous amount of guilt when I left Wayne that I gave into my guilt & depression and withdrew from God, my church & my church friends/family. There would be nights that I would cry & beg God to draw me back to Him. I knew that is where I needed to be, but I had been my own worst judge & jury and had sentenced myself to the prison of my own mind and depression and I had thrown away the key. I didn't realize that so much then and outwardly I was doing my best to go on with life. Running. Looking for acceptance from sources that could only provide more desperation for more....What? Who? Where? Something, someone, somewhere....but never finding what I truly needed. Inside and at night I was still begging God. I wanted to be in His protective, peace-filled arms, but didn't know how to get back. Then in the 7th month from my separation from Wayne things started happening. Visible blessings were starting to fall on me, doors started opening, I would see or read something that would draw my thoughts to Him. Little things were happening that made big differences in my life. I started feeling that pull that I had been begging God for. An unquenchable thirst...I NEEDED the Living Water. I felt moved to take a sabbatical of sorts...to focus on renewing my relationship with the Lord & I don't remember the last time I felt so full inside! I truly mean that...I seriously don't remember! It has been years for sure. He answered my prayers. He has blessed me so abundantly that it is mind-blowing. I have started going back to my church home & was welcomed back with such open, loving arms! The trials of my life have made me closer to the Lord than I have ever been! He has renewed my heart & mind....and is continually doing so.
PRAISE GOD!

May God bless YOU more abundantly than you can imagine!
Hugs, Health & Happiness

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Thursday, February 25, 2010


Isn't this sweet?
I followed the pattern that Cassi of Bella Dia so kindly shared HERE, then after the final sc around I attached the white and sc'd around once more. I made up a few of these very quick and easy hearts and used them as coasters. LOVED the way they added to my Valentine decor! ;o)

Hope y'all have been have a great week!
Love, hugs & blessings,

Create in me a clean heart, o God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10