Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pillowcases for Everyone!!!

I made theses quick and easy pillowcases for my family for Christmas.  Shhhh it's a surprise!

A Little Stitched Book

I put the finishing touches on this little book I stitched as part of the President's Challenge for my EGA chapter.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Totally Useless SAL - 2011

TUSAL 2011
choose your jar and get ready!!!
Take a look at itsdaffycat.blogspot.com for all the info on this SAL 2011. It should be fun!

2011 New Moon Dates:
January 4
February 3
March 4
April 3
May 3
June 1
July 1
July 30
August 29
September 27
October 26
November 25
December 24

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flower Power

Flowers are starting to pop up everywhere in the garden so my mom and I have been crocheting flower dishcloths and hot pads.  The pattern for the dishcloth is free at Michaels!

Friday, March 26, 2010


Just finished a new little scissors fob from Lizzie Kate.  It's a limited edition kit and comes with the cute teeny tiny scissors - what a way to usher in Spring!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Totally Useless SAL - March, 2010

My big glass jar was too overwhelming for me!  I found some glass ornaments and I was able to complete two of them from my saved orts - one has embroidery flosses, broken beads, etc., and the other has snips of yarn as I have been doing crochet items lately.  Now I just have to find another ornament to start for April!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Felt Needle Cases

These needle cases were a EGA project from Needle Arts Magazine, Summer, 1979.  No I haven't had the pattern that long.  It was a class just taught last month at our Embroidery Guild Meeting.  I made one in browns and tans - looks like Fall (or very '70's ) to me and I did the other in pinks - very Spring-like.  Stitches used were the ribbed spider web stitch in the center and other stitches like chain, buttonhole, fern, Palestrina knots, and open cretan.  It was a fun project - I'm giving the one with the pink stitches to my daughter.  If she has a place to keep her needles, maybe she will be inspired to stitch more often!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Totally Useless SAL - February, 2010

I found a small glass ornament that I'm supposed to paint on (just haven't had the time to do it) so I decided to use it for this month's totally useless SAL.  Lots of yarn and some floss from the Valentines scissors fob I still haven't finished - ok time to stitch!!!

Haiti by Hand

I am organizing our Embroidery Guild to collect needles, threads, craft supplies, fabric and beads to send to the women of Haiti so that they can continue to make a living.   Check out the link or Haiti by Hand on Facebook.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Watermelons in February

It's snowy outside so why not crochet watermelons!  The two half slices are potholders and the whole slice is a disch cloth - the little scrubbie is my creation.  The patterns are from the booklet Leisure Arts Kitchen Basics in Cotton.  I used Lilly's Sugar 'n Cream .

So Much Snow in February

Two big snowfalls make for beautiful pictures -

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Painting on Glass - Have You Tried It??

As you can tell this is a first attempt at painting on glass.  I took a one day class and decided to paint a crazy wine glass to take to my very fun Bunco night!!   I learned  many things from the "challenges" of this wine glass - it was great fun - but not sure it's my cup of tea, or should I say my glass of wine!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Totally Useless SAL - January, 2010 - HAPPY NEW YEAR

I started the new year with a new container - oh it is an ambitious container - need to get my fingers going!!!

Sugar 'N Cream Striped Dishcloths

What to do when it's January, it's cold and you can't decide what project to take out next????   Make cute striped dishcloths of course!!!   I just love this Sugar 'N Cream self-striping yarn - nice bright colors and easy to use.  The flowers are made using a bloom loom - a blast from the past - a fun little add on!!

Happy New Year 2010

I finally finished my Lizzie Kate Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Giveaway at Calico Prairie

Join my giveaway Kristi at Calico Prarie has a great giveaway going on - check it out!!