Friday, September 25, 2015

Around the Bases CAL

Hello all, and thank you for your kind comments on my last post.  This week I've been working on my Around the Bases CALs.  I ended up starting a second one last Saturday when I was at my daughter's place. I took pics of them outside today, but the lighting wasn't quite right.  You'll still get the idea though. :) 
Here's my original one.  What looks to be black in this pic is actually navy blue.

And here is a pic of the second one that I am working on. It's actually a denim blue color, light yellow and white.

Today I started working on some clothes for Adelyn's 18" dolls.  Not sure if I'll give them to her now, or wait until Christmas.  I might do a little of both.  I'm thinking if I make a couple things now, and give them to her now, that I can see how they fit the dolls.  Then, if need be, I can adjust the hook size or whatever.

In answer to one of the questions that was asked last post, Rick is 59, so he isn't at retirement age yet.  Also, he most likely won't be retiring for a long time anyway, if he does find a good paying job. For a couple decades he worked for a company who didn't do 401K, so we had nothing saved that way. I don't work outside the home because of my health issues. We shall persevere, though. :) 

They're giving free flu shots tomorrow morning at the small, local medical center, and Rick and I are hoping to be among those who are "first come, first served". They have 100 shots to give out.  Here's hoping we each manage to get one.

As always, thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Lots of Crochet!!

Hello Friends!  Did you wonder if I fell off the face of the earth?  Well, never fear, for I am here!  lol  I've not been online much to save on data usage, and I have been getting lots of crochet done.  Rick still doesn't have a job, so nothing new to report on that front.  But I thought I'd share with you all the goodies I've been hooking.
First up is this doily I made recently. The pattern info is directly on the photo, and in case you don't want to click on the photo to find out, I will tell you that it is a free pattern that you can find it here:  http://bellacrochet.blogspot.com/   This little beauty worked up rather quickly. 

I recently posted these apple hats to my Oak Hill Crochet Facebook page. No takers yet.

I cranked out some appliques this past week, hoping to sell them at an upcoming vendor thing, but it looks like the vendor show won't be happening.  Not sure what I'll do with all this stuff, but I'll show you.  lol
I started with making cars/race cars and some bulldozers.  Both patterns can be found on EverLaughter's Etsy store.

Then I ended up making apples, pumpkins, hearts, flowers and snowflakes.

A few weeks ago I made a couple cute acorn hats.

And I'm happy to report I actually sold this striped hat, just this past week!

So there is a little bit of what I've been up to.  I've made a few more hats, but this post is probably picture heavy as it is.  Hope all are doing well. Thanks for stopping by!  I've been trying to visit your blogs when I can, but haven't been doing so as often as I'd like.  Same old, same old...saving on data usage.  Rick just popped in here to my craft room and told me I'm at 90% of my monthly allowance.  Good thing for me it resets tomorrow.  Whew!  Take care!!!