16 April, 2014

More Dishcloths

I have been quite busy. The Little Miss grew some teeth, learned to crawl, and is now pulling herself up on things. My days are filled with chasing her around and keeping her from electrical outlets. I get to write a sentence before I have to move her again. So not much crafting is going on. Plus we went to Italy for a week which was wonderful!

About all I have to share are my finished dishcloths. Hopefully I will have some more things to post in the next few days. I always have lots of plans, but well, time is normally an issue...

24 March, 2014


I don't know why, but all the sudden I have decided I want to make dishcloths.

They don't really turn out that well for me. I can never see the pattern:(

I made some hats for a friend too:

Besides that, crafting is going pretty slowly.

14 March, 2014

The Unnamed Duck

I fear crochet. I know it is silly, but I do. There are some lovely patterns out there made by Fresh Stitches that I have been collecting. I have a whole box of them. I keep picking one up and then putting it back because I don't want to ruin the cute little kit.

Last night I decided to try one. Stacey, the maker of Fresh Stitches, recommended Mal the Duck. I checked to see and sure enough I owned the kit. I think my gauge was off and I need to use a smaller hook, but in the end I finished my duck. This was with much cheering from Chubbs who saw me making it and immediately assumed it was for him. He has is right now in his bed as he sleeps. How can I deny such cuteness?

I didn't follow the instructions correctly. I know nothing of crochet and missed the part which said to use the bottom loops, I used both. He is sewn together in a shaky fashion, but here he is:

He has no name. I personally like the name Mal from Malcolm Reynolds from the tv show Firefly, but my boys kept giving him different names. I guess we will see if anything sticks. For now, I am looking at the other kits and trying to decide on my next one:)

08 March, 2014


They are finally finished! So happy to be done with these. The pattern was well written and the yarn was really nice, but my life got a bit busy and I fell behind in the mystery knit along. Then they were just guilt socks...

I also made a nice cowl a few weeks ago. I love it, but it hasn't been cold enough to wear it. Oh well, there is always next year.

19 February, 2014

Another Test Knit

I was picked to do another test knit. I love it! It is a hat of course. It has matching mitts, but I have a lot of other projects to get done so the mitts will have to wait:(

Hopefully I will soon be able to show some other finished objects. I really need to get them done do can work on other projects:)

Oh and look at these!

The Husband took me to France yesterday for pastries to celebrate my birthday!

02 February, 2014


The other day we woke up early enough to see the sunrise. The sun doesn't always come out around these parts so it was nice to see it!

And I have been baking! Chocolate and cherry scones are so tasty. I was trying out the recipe for Valentine's Day:)

And lastly, I have finally gathered all the supplies and started my cross stitch. It isn't much to look at right now:

24 January, 2014

Let Down:(

So I love living in Europe, but there are some let downs. Like today when I went to buy the floss for the block that I wanted to work on. They didn't have a single color at the Arts and Crafts Center and I have yet to find a place like Michael's here. Once again I had to mail order and now I have to wait for my things to get here from the US:( But 123stitch has yet to not deliver quickly so hopefully late next week I can start. I would love to start before February.

And I am still waiting on back ordered floss for the Frosted Pumpkin Once Upon a Time Sampler . So sad, I know. Crafting first world problems.