Aug 28, 2008

Still Working !

I am please to announce that my attempt to write my own pattern is going rather well so far. Of course I have taken alot of breaks to give my hands some rest but I think I have made alot of progress since I first started.
As of today, I am doing some research on working from home. I know alot of people don't believe in this but I find it necessary for me. I am not looking for some get rich quick scheme or home business, just something I can do in my spare time.
I really would like to make money crocheting but I have found out that many people don't realize the time it takes to make a handmade piece therefore they don't want to pay the asking price.
Well I am off to get back to work. Have a great day and as always.....Happy Crocheting !

Aug 27, 2008

Trying to write a pattern !

I have been busy today working on designing and writing my own pattern.I have been so busy that I seem to have given myself a nice headache.
The new design I am working on is something I have thought about trying once before but never got up the nerve to try it. It really isn't hard, just time consuming.I will be working on it the next couple of days and we will just have to see what becomes of it once it is finished. I also plan on making another one for my best friends' daughters' house warming gift. Taking it one day at a time I will get it finished. Until next time...Happy Crocheting !

Aug 26, 2008

First Day of school !

Today is the first day of school here. My day started at 5:30 a.m. I pulled myself out of bed to fix my husband some breakfast before he left for work before getting the kids up and ready for school. Getting them up was very easy because they woke up all smiles and ready for their first day of school.
After I got everyone off to their destinations , I returned home to my hot cup of coffee and my to do list. I completed all of my chores for today by 11 a.m. , I ate lunch and then layed down for a much needed nap.
You will notice I have a new gold button on the right side. That button is for the Crochet Games I participated in. I was able to finsh my projects in the alotted time slot. I had planned on making some place mats for my best friends' daughter for her house warming gift but I was notified to come up with something else so it is back to the drawing board .Well, have to run so I can prepare to finish off my day. Until next time....Happy Crocheting!

Aug 25, 2008

The day before school starts !

Sorry I didn't get a chance to post yesterday but we spent all day getting the girls ready for their first day of school. School starts tomorrow here and I didn't want to wait until the last minute to get them ready.
As for my birthday, I had a very nice day. I sat around and actually did nothing, well I did cook dinner but I didn't mind because my husband cooked breakfast for me that morning.
I have a crochet project lined up but haven't started on it yet. I hope to start working on it either today or tomorrow. It is a house warming gift for my best friends daughter who just moved into her on place.
Well...I have to get going so I can get my day started until next time.....Happy Crocheting!

Aug 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to me !

Happy Birthday Glitter Graphics

Today is my 32nd birthday and I plan on spending it with my friends, family, crochet hook, yarn and a hot cup of coffee.I am thankful not only for my family and friends but also for being blessed enough to live in this sometimes crazy world to see another year.I am so thankful to be alive and have my health, actually, I have alot to be thankful for. GOD has blessed me in so many ways and he isn't through with me yet! Have a blessed and safe day !

Aug 22, 2008

Afghan Complete !

Yippee ! The afghan I have been working on is finally complete.
I have already found a nice home for it. My best friend says she likes it and would like to have it. I just have to decide if I am going to give it to her now or wait until Christmas. I am already thinking about what I can make next.Well I am off to make the fringes and will be back in a bit.
The picture above is the final project with fringes and all ends woven in. This was a personal challenge for me because (1) it usually takes me longer than a few weeks to complete a throw or afghan and (2) I do not like weaving in ends and with this pattern,you had to change colors every row so that meant I had alot of ends to weave in 202 to be exact. None the less I am glad I was able to accomplish my goal.
Until next time ..Happy Crocheting !

Aug 21, 2008

Update on Afghan

I didn't get to post yesterday because I was feeling a bit under the weather .I am feeling much better today and am busy working on my afghan. My birthday is Saturday so I hope to be done with it by Friday night.
I stopped to count my completed rows on my afghan and so far I have 86 rows and the pattern calls for 101 rows. I did seem to put a dent in my yarn stash working on this project. I really must learn how to only buy pretty colors and colors that I actually plan to use. I can't wait to go out and buy more yarn though !
We got some more rain today and it looks like it may rain some more later on.
I am going to return to my afghan now and as soon as I am done with it I will try to post a picture.Until tomorrow.....Happy Crocheting!

Aug 19, 2008

Another rainy day !

We central Texans are welcoming some more much needed rain today! Although it did not rain all day today,it did rain off and on and we are expecting another round to come in shortly. I love the rain because with this Texas heat it cools things off a bit. When it wasn't raining today, I sat outside and enjoyed the nice cool weather.
Today I also had my doctors appointment. I am 8 months pregnant and our baby is due Sept. 27,2008. My appointment went well although I have to have another ultrasound to check the baby's growth because the doctors says the baby is small, only about 3 lbs. I hope everything will come out well.
As for the afghan I am working on , I have made some progress on it and am trying to finish it tonight. I will have to wait until it gets dry here so that I can take a decent picture of it to post.With it being a raining night that may not be hard to accomplish. So I am off to finish crocheting with my cup of hot coffee.
Until next time .....Happy Crocheting!

Aug 18, 2008

Crochet Greek Games...Afghan

This is a picture of both sides.
This is another picture of the right side.

This is the afghan I am working on for the crochet greek games. The colors are off white, black, maroon,red, and brown. In the pictures I have completed 36 rows and the pattern consist of 101 rows.The idea is to use up the colors of yarn that I do have that I can go out and buy more. The pattern comes out of Vanna White's 3 ring binder collection. To my knowledge the collection was stopped a long time ago but you may still be able to find this pattern on the net.The pattern is called Pastel Bands Afghan it is in the for baby section, card #4.

Aug 12, 2008

Crochet Greek Games Progress

I signed up for this competeition over at Crochetville. I decided to try and make 2 hats and an afghan before August 26th. So far I have the hats down but I am still working on the afghan.Here is a picture of the hats that I have completed.The hat at the top is for my husband and the one underneath is for my brother in law.The pattern I used is not my design but the designer was kind enough to let me use her pattern. After I get permission I will post a link to her pattern. Until then...Happy Crocheting!
Update : I got permission from the designer and you can find her pattern here.