Sunday, October 27, 2013

Precious gifts

Recently a family member and her husband decided to adopt. The things they had to do most parents would not dream of completing without complaining ALOT! 
They have finished their process and now await a precious blessing! 
They are decorating in yellow and gray with a You are my Subshine theme! 
This was my contribution to welcome a new child into their hearts and home! 

And a photo of them opening the present! 

They will make great parents! Notice the Ohio state jacket?
Parenthood is rough so please say a prayer for all parents and say a prayer for those couples choosing to adopt! 

Have a wonderful Sunday! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013


A couple of weeks ago while attending my Bible study class I read learned the lesson of Noah's Ark. It is a fabulous story. But something new hit my eyes this time around and it was about rainbows. Rainbows are symbol of God's promises to us. So it fit right in with a project that I did this summer / fall. My daughter's friend was having a baby. They opted not to find out boy or girl. So I sought out colors of the rainbow. The first one I liked but had enough yarn to go ahead and make a second one. As per usual the second one was liked better! 
So today I am sharing both photos of the blankets. May help remind you of God's promises to us!

May you have a wonderful Sunday!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

It's been a long time......

I just looked and saw my last post was in August! Yikes! It's not as if I haven't been doing anything. Just haven't taken time to blog. I do get my daily fix though of looking at others projects! So here are a few of mine!
For my son's birthday I made him some recycled T-shirt bags

For my friends daughter I need a baby blanket for her new baby girl. If this is yet to be delivered!

I was excited to teach a friend of mine had a crochet. This is one of the projects that I worked on together to teach her. 

I am excited to say that she has truly gotten the crochet bug. Since she learned to crochet she has crocheted hat and two blankets! It is so fun to share the love of crochet!
That's all I have for this morning. Nothing really just catching up a little on my projects. More to come soon!
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Are we ready for some football?

Good Saturday to you!
I have been working the last couple of weeks on a number of little projects. They Are slowly coming to be finished. 
The first of these is a football cuddle sack and hat. This too is for my friend's daughter Sarah who Is a photographer.

I cannot wait to see the first baby's photo while wearing this!  As per my usual, I based this loosely on a pattern by leisure arts.  It just didn't turn out the way that it should look so I frogged it! Then I did my own thing!

My daughter told me about a favorite T-shirt that had holes in the underarms and asked if I could make her a pillow. I think it turned out really well!

I hope you're enjoying the beautiful day we have today. Here in Ohio is a little Kim it but gorgeous and sunny! More updates to come soon with little projects I've been working on!
Have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sweet baby projects!

It has been a great summer. I have so many projects in my brain but just not always getting them done! I have however tackled 3 recently:

I made this for my friend Sarah who is a photographer. After trying patterns online, I finally gave in and did my own thing! I cannot wait to see the first baby photo with it!

This was the second for my niece's new baby boy! Unfortunately it was too hot to get a photo of hims snuggled in it! 

Lastly no crochet project but I am trying to be a reformed almost non hoarder! I cleaned out my dreamers closet and room.  After two trips to Goodwill, one trip to my church to donate things for a rummage sale and two large garbage cans, it is done! Now to keep it that way! 
Just out of curiosity..... How many of you find clothes that you bought years ago with tags still on it? I am hoping that I m not the only one who does this! But no more! I a vowing that nothing be bought unless it is NEEDED and WILL be worn! 

Have a blessed day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Prayer pillow

  For years, I have wanted to do something with the old T-shirts that are around the house. Some of which have been left by my children. I have thought that it would be fun to make a T-shirt quilt out of some of the religious themed T-shirts from my daughter. But when I looked through the leftovers there were not a lot of shirts left in her drawers with a religious theme. I am reading a new book called the four signs of a dynamic Catholic and one of the signs is prior. So I came up with an idea to make a prayer pillow. 

I was so excited with how well it turned out. Then I turned the pillow over and realized that I forgot to take into account the iron on transfer on the opposite side of the fabric. So I opted the crochet a few hearts to stitch onto the back of the pillow. Then I realized how much it looks like a face. My friend Rick opted to model the pillow for you!

There is your funny for the day!
Have a great day!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

More crafts for travels!

I saw the leftover fabric and I had extra time. So what to make? I have always wanted a curling iron cover. So I took my curling iron down to my sewing area and measured it up. I wondered what what going to work better etc and finally made a decision. 
Then I had a little more leftover so I took my cellphone and measured the fabric up and made a little pouch for it to take when I don't want to carry a large purse. So here they area:

And this is all the fabric I had left:

So now I am truly ready for a little trip! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Travels for crafts and crafts for travels

When we travel, I crochet to not worry about my significant others's race car skills. So I have finished some slippers to donate. And I have a baby blanket in progress and a mermaid tail for a photo prop. But I will be traveling more so this took precedence:

Now I am all ready to go! Vera Bradley has nothing on my .... Except maybe neater stitchery! 
Happy June 24!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hearts for a pretty newborn!

I have been dabbling with crochet since the big blanket project. Which by the way some of the cranberry came out with using shout color catchers. I finally sent it to my son (he flew in for graduation) so hoping he likes it. 

I made this for my God daughter's newborn baby girl! Yet to be blocked but it turned out fairly well. As I say with a lot of my work, you can only tell it is homemade if there are tiny errors! 
Now on to my new projects! 
What is in your crochet basket this summer?
Happy crocheting! 

I had to add this photo. Somewhere in there is my son! Yes, he did like it!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy graduation!

 The story behind the log cabin...... 
About 20 years ago I started a blanket for my son Adam. I never finished it. It was a train blanket of almost 800 granny squares. When it came to to figure out what to give him, I thought about finishing the train blanket. But I decided to do a grown up pattern and made this for his master's degree graduation! 

You can barely see the cranberry faded into the whit. I am going to try to wash with a color catcher before shipping it to him! He had to fly in for his grad ceremony so this bout me more time!  I hope it catches the cranberry!

Monday, May 13, 2013

It is done!

I get a little jealous sometimes when I see how fast some whip out projects! Not me! I take time! I have to admit though I am so proud of this. I only wish that the camera could capture it better!
It will be given this weekend and I cannot wait.  I will have to share the story after I give it away!

Don't you just love the pink ranger on the floor!!

Monday, April 29, 2013


I was able to find answers with regards to the warning message that I sent this weekend. Unfortunately a fellow blogger friend had her old blog taken over by unscrupulous people. I have deleted that old blog and no longer have terrible pictures showing up.

For good news the log cabin blanket is coming along nicely. I believe I will make my deadline of May 17. No new pictures to post this week but look forward to the finished project next week!

Saturday, April 27, 2013


I just wanted to make you aware that I have had some spam popping up on my reading list. I've attempted to contact Google blogger and have been unsuccessful so far. Beware that pictures may be coming up that are not of my doing. If anyone else has had this kind of problem and knows how to solve it I would appreciate any advice. Thank you

Monday, April 22, 2013

Work in progress!

I am loving how this is turning out. I just have to carve out more time! Do you think I could call in sick to crochet?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's been a long time!

It has been a long time since I blogged. I just realized that it's been almost 2 months. I haven't done much crochet work. I have been trying to keep my head above water with paperwork for my job and also I helped my son move to California. Even though it's spraying I'm working on a log cabin afghan. I can't tell you how many hours I spent trying to figure out the colors. I think it will look very very nice. It is a special present for someone special!
Now to get outside and enjoy some fresh air!
I hope you all have a good week and I am promising to have updated photos of my progress next week!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way!

I so wish that I had an iPhone! This was taken with my phone camera and I had to enlarge it! It really turned out cute! This came from Repeat Crafter! I made it for a friend's daughter who is a photographer. I cannot wait to see some of the photos she takes!

The diaper cover is ver simple and done within am hour! On Repeat Crafter's blog the links the patter for that as well! 
I hope you all have a great week! 
I am off for warmer weather this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Other January specials!

This is scarf that's I made for my daughter! Green is her favorite color ! Matches her coat... Her green hat! She forgot to wear it today so I could get a real photo with her modeling it!

The pattern is granny stripes! 

This is a hat I used as a prize for one of my students. She was having a hard time practicing her walking.  As long as I promised to make something go Michigan, she said she would work! And work she did! So this maybe the only Michigan hat you will see on my blog but it worked as a bribe!

So here is to February and hopefully warmer weather so these can be put in the closet!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The real heartfelt thanks and some random work!

My Cluttered mantle with new heart accents!

Close up and yes I collect Angels!

A heart for my daughters Valentines tree!

Me with my chain grouping scarf!  I have seen many on the internet but once again did my own thing.  I did not cut my yarns but kept joining and making new loops!

So there you have it!
My TRUE heartfelt thanks!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Heartfelt thanks!

I just wanted to thank all who have stopped by to visit my blog and my new followers! I have some now!
I am a little behind in the blog partying as I worked extra this weekend and my son had his wisdom teeth surgery today!
But wanted to thank you all ( group wide- sorry not individually )!
Here are some hearts for you to view!
I did a search for the heart patterns and combined 3 different ones till they looked good! Enjoy!

Oooooops well I cannot figure out how to get a photo from my iPad on here...  Darn I will try to get some help from someone with tech knowledge!
See you soon!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow your blog party

Hi! My name is Norma and I have signed up to participate in a Grow your blog party sponsored by

I started writing this blog to get feedback on my projects and connect with other crochet crafters.  I started my blog in 2012. I have enjoyed writing and posting photos of my work.  I have not sold any but have done work for charity.
My goals for my blog remain the same. I do hope to meet others, share ideas and get inspired.

A little about me: I am a newly turned 50 with two adult children.  I am super proud of my kids - they are hard working loving young adults.  I work full time as a physical therapist.  To make a long story short, I took the name of my blog from comments from my kids about too much yarn and my lack of time!

I hope you will visit my blog, follow it and leave comments!
Thanks for stopping by!

PS so sorry that I could not figure out how to post the photo link from Vicki

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year but with end of the year projects!

Happy New Year!  I hope that you have a great year filled with smiles and laughter.   If there be tears - or for me it is when there are tears, may they cleanse our hearts and help heal wounds!
This is a photo of "commissioned" work!  My daughter's coworkers wanted hats - one green with ear flaps and the other a stocking hat.  The ear flap was a piece of cake but it is the first hat that I have made that I crocheted the earflaps as I went instead of adding them after.  I think it turned out well!  The stocking hat was a little tougher!  First of all, I hate counting stitches and I hate following a pattern so of course, I used about 3 different ones and made it my own!  It is so heavy though!  I hope that my daughter's friend likes it.  I don't sell for profit- I only asked for the cost of the yarn.  To be honest, the time we put in our works is hard to put a price on!  
I still have a few more projects to share that have a tiniest bit of work yet to finish so- look for more posts soon!

Best wishes for a GREAT 2013!