Tuesday, July 28, 2009


My 10-year-old daughter, Hunter, was actually in the mood to sit with me the other night and crochet. Usually she gets bored after a few rows or rounds, but she was on a mission to make me something. I am posting a picture of her creation, which is a rainbow, sitting on some puffy clouds. She learned to crochet last Thanksgiving, just like I did, but she certainly hasn't been putting the time and effort into it like I have. So, I am very proud of her . . . not only for doing such a great job on her "rainbow", but also for setting a goal for herself and finishing it. I hope you all will take a quick moment to send her a comment with some words of encouragement.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Saturday, Everyone!

Lots going on in my life lately. Will update you soon. But, for now, I'm on a mission with this particular post. My 10-year-old daughter, Hunter, sat down with me the other night and asked if she could crochet something. I was surprised, but delighted. She learned to crochet on Thanksgiving, same time I did. Being 10 and much more active than me, her attention span won't allow her to do more than a couple of rows or make more than a round or two. I told her to make something small that she could finish at one sitting, like a coaster. Well, low and behold, she made not just one, but THREE coasters, plus some little white "puffies", and then she sewed them together. She gave them to me as a gift and said it was her version of a rainbow peeking out from the clouds. I had a little difficulty seeing the rainbow, but I was just totally amazed at what a good job she did, with her very minimal experience.

So . . . this weekend sometime, I am going to post a picture of her "rainbow" for you all to see. I really hope you will take a moment to leave a comment, so I can show these to her and perhaps it will keep her encouraged to stick with her crocheting. Thank you all so much in advance for helping out. :)

Friday, July 03, 2009


I mentioned to Beansie that I had made a patriotic tote bag last week, but after seeing her adorable windsock, I was embarrassed to post my plain Jane bag. But, she persisted, so here it is, being modeled by my shy 10-year-old. The tweed and cream bag was made using the yarn that was given to me by my sister's grumpy lieutenant at work. (See my previous post.) Hunter, my daughter, said it looks more like a baby carrier than a tote bag! :) I don't really see the lieutenant carrying this bag, but it's the thought that counts, right? I also made her a very pretty winter scarf with the tweed yarn, plus an orange and black striped Oklahoma State drink koozie. Hopefully she'll know how much I appreciated the gift of yarn.