Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all are enjoying your Thanksgiving day.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Another way to help our Heroes

When filling out your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address:

Red Cross, Holiday Mail For Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful, special people, who have sacrificed so much would get. Please copy and post on your facebook wall and in your blogs♥


Saturday, November 12, 2011

one more item

I made this needle case today. Love it. I have more crochet hooks but these are one of each size except my two biggest ones.

Now I'm working on a lapghan for the Veteran's hospital. Stay crafty and keep your heart open - you might change a life. Susan

Crochet trims

I've been playing with trims to use on cards and scrap pages.

These first two are 5.5" for cards. I really like the top one.

These are all 12" for scrap pages.

the upper one is with a thicker thread and the below one is thinner (smaller needle)

If anyone is interested in buying one for their pages...I could be talked into making some more - any pattern in any size. The larger ones would be $8 and the smaller ones $5 plus shipping (which wouldn't be too much). I do have paypal to make payments easier. If you order multiples, I'll give you a break on the price. Let me know - you can email me at shmi2 @ sbcglobal . net .

Hope to get into my scrap room tomorrow. I'll try to make a card using one of the shorter trims above and see how it goes. May even find a picture that would work for the larger trims.

birthday card

Haven't posted a card for a few weeks. Was going to work on several today but after doing 4 variations of this one, I've decided I'm not in the mood. It was a busy week at a horse sale so I think I'll find a movie to watch or veg out with my Kindle.

Thanks for stopping by, Susan

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day 11-11-11

Thanks Dad (served in Korea) and George Ottesen (served in Vietnam) and Alex White (serving now). For all those who have served - thanks. For the families who lost loved ones, your sacrifice is so appreciated.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crochet bracelet

My sister said she wants to start making jewelry to sell. I've gotten back into crocheting. So...I put the two together and found some free patterns on-line to crochet jewelry. So my first try is this bracelet. I think the thread I use is too thick or something because it doesn't lay as pretty as I want. but it is a pretty, casual bracelet (and it was super-duper easy).

I've got a couple more that look really easy but I need different beads. I'm in Harrisburg, PA for a horse sale this week so I hope to find a JoAnns or Michaels tonight so I can try the other patterns (the beads I bought won't look right!).

Thanks for stopping by. Keep on crafting, Susan