Things Stitched

May 26, 2006

Bag Holders

A wonderful member of my Monthly Dishcloth Yahoo Group, mailed me some yarn that she had and did not have a use for. It was like acrylic, but rougher. I told her, I'd find something to make with it and I did. I made a plastic bag holder. It was perfect! It was so nice that my grandmother saw it and "needed" one too. Mine is on the left, her's on the right. My next project with the "rough" yarn will be a cat bed. Thank you Maggie!

Plastic Bag Holder Pattern:

May 24, 2006


I joined a bookmark group called Bookmark Traders. If you like bookmarks in any way, I suggest checking out this Yahoo Group. So, I decided to knit a bookmark. That was not easy! The thread kept slipping off the needle and the needle was so small. I used a size 2 US and found the pattern called "Lace Bookmark". I used some crochet thread I had and might try a little thicker yarn next time. Since knitting was not fun, I thought I'd let my embroidery machine do all the work. I bought a beautiful Lilac design and let the machine go. It turned out a little small for me, only 4 inches high. I'll enlarge it and try again.

May 22, 2006

Four Generations

Every year on my daughter's birthday, we take a picture of the 4 generations. Katie turned 9 this year. I pray we can take 20 more of these!

May 18, 2006

Baby Blanket and Bunny

I finally finished a pretty baby blanket I've been working on. My neighbor is having a boy, #6 child. She's amazing! Then I saw the bunny pattern on Lion Brand's web site and just had to make it. Very easy to make and FUN.

May 16, 2006

Dishcloth Exchange

I received my "puffy" from a Monthly Dishcloth Group member named Jen yesterday. She did such a wonderful job knitting a beautiful dragonfly in such a beautiful color, navy. I love blues and have never seen navy before, so this was a special treat for me. She found the pattern at Purple Duckie. Thank you Jen, you made my day!

May 11, 2006

Jason's 3rd Birthday

May 10th was my baby's 3rd birthday. Its so hard to believe he is 3 now. I decided to make him a special cake for his birthday this year since I love to decorate cakes. His favorite character is Dora, but Michael's did not have that one in stock, so we went with his second favorite, Sponge Bob!