28 November 2015

Oldest Child's Art Work

My Oldest Daughter has really started excelling in her art work. At the beginning of this school year, I borrowed a book that taught how to draw animals. She sat with that book for hours. Practicing and learning. Now she is drawing things like this, without something to look at or tracing or any help. People seeing her drawing are amazed at what she is drawing. I have always been proud of my daughters, but I am proud of what she is now accomplishing.

Her 1st picture using the book helping her figure out how to draw the wolf, but then she added her touches to it. 09/2015

The most recent picture she has made, Dragons. 11/2015

26 November 2015

Christmas Patterns

Christmas is not my favorite season. Just seems I feel worse about it every year. Every year it seems more people are willing to hurt someone else and make them feel worse. I would just rather have  people come over and give year round.

Simple Striped Santa Stockings
Granny Tree Skirt
Mini Bottle Hats - These are cute ways to decorate wine bottles
12 Point Star Tree Skirt
Santa Claus Hat
Happy Colors Penguin
Crochet Penguin Ornament
Poinsettia Bottle Cozy
Gift Bottle Sweater
Festive Cup Cozy
Christmas Cheer Bottle Top
Christmas Bottle Caplet
Holiday Spirits Crochet Cover
Snowman Mug Coaster
Cabled Christmas Stocking
Poinsettia Gift Topper
Holiday Squares Blanket
Mini Mitten Ornament
Ornament Bells
Christmas Ball Ornament
Personalized Christmas Stocking
Winter Snowman Dishcloth
Crochet Angel Dishcloths 
Elf Dishcloth
Christmas Tree Scrubby
Snowman Scrubby
Peppermint Scrubby
Santa Pocket Ornament
Angel of Welcome Dishcloth
Nosey Little Reindeer
Knit Star Ornaments
Happy Holiday Bulbs
Links from Moogly for Christmas
Cute Crocheting Snowman
Hot Cocoa Mug Ornament
Crochet Angel Dishcloth - I think this is more for decoration than use.

January 2012 Email Links

I wasn't kidding when I said that I had a lot of emails with links for patterns that I was interested in saving. I finished 2011 just a little while before starting this one. But I am working slower because I have not been feeling well. Also, my husband is off work for the week (vacation for him). Kids and I are still battling the bug he brought home to share.

By the Sea Afghan
Summer's End Glow Afghan

Garter Stitch Ear Flap Hat - knit
Ear Flap Hat - Crochet
Soft Bobbles Baby Afghan

Bulky Two Cable Hat
Smurf Hat - for kids
Beach Beanie
Grey Slouchie Crochet Beanie
Chunky Cable Hat
Elegant Hat
Minnie Mouse Little Girl Hat
Man Slouch Hat

Plaited Headband
Lace Headband
Easy Lacy Headband
Eyelet Headband
Ear Warmers
Sweet Crochet Headband for girls
Best Crochet Ear Warmer
Sunshine Daisy Headband
Whimsical Warmth Headband

Knit Dishcloth with Crochet Edge
Linen Stitch Dishcloth - Tutorial
Massage Back Scrubber and Wash Cloth
Dutch Skies Pot Holder
Sprinkle Pot Holders
Chocolate Chip Pot Holder

Vintage Mitten Link Pattern Page - Knit
Vintage Link for Crochet Mittens
Minion Fingerless Mitts
Helix Mitts - favorite of teens
Adeline Fingerless Mitts
Quick Adorable Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless Cable Gloves

Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf
Crochet Infinity Scarf

Knotted Lace Triangle Shawl
Icelandic Sunrise Shawl
Kudzu Shawl
Princess Diana Shawl

Bunny Hop Slippers
Grandma's Quick Time Slippers
Knitted Moccasin Slippers
Beginner Slippers In Chunky Yarn
Sacha Slippers
Easy Holiday Knit Slippers
Pocket Book Slippers
Crochet Shark Slippers - for a 5 year old!
Loopy Love Slippers - children
Cabin Slippers for Men
Fitted Crochet Slippers

Vintage Sock Pattern Link Page

Crocodile Stitch
Starburst Mitts Tutorial

21 November 2015

Still Cleaning Out My Email

Yahoo sent me an email (that went to my spam folder) that said I had too much in my folder. I needed to do something or I wouldn't be able to send emails or open them soon.....My solution? Place the pattern links that I like here and save them this way. So far I have 3 days worth, but so many more to go. Takes a long time, but I will get it finished.

As I sit at my computer watching the wind blow and listen to the tv programs that I taped for the girls for school lessons (it matches up with book work and writing). I will work my way through the older emails first since many of the links do not work anymore. That is sad.

Phoenix Diagonally Striped Blanket
Entrelac Afghan
Knitted Carnival Afghan - I love this one because it has all sizes at the top, so you can choose which size you might want to make from baby to adult bed.
Brenda's Blanket - Great Beginner Blanket
Zig Zag Spread
Wave Blanket
Knit Stripes and Waves Afghan
Rosebud Afghan
Pom Pom Trimmed Blanket
By the Sea Afghan
Lace Arrowhead Afghan
Rainbow Lace Afghan
Autumn Lace Afghan
Tweetie Bird Afghan
Millionaire's Afghan
6 Hour Afghan
Strawberry Sunrise Afghan
Crochet Corner to Corner Afghan
Afghan Circles in Rectangles
Fun & Fancy Double Crochet Afghan
Manly Ripple Afghan
Stained Glass Ripple Afghan
Rainbow Afghan Square

Modern Lovey Baby Afghan
Breezy Baby Blanket
Full Moon Blanket & Hat
Precious Baby Booties
Warm Boot Slippers
Baby Shells and Ribbon Afghan
Diamond Trellis Baby Hat
Simple Lines Baby Hat
Wrapped Stitches Baby Hat
Two Lacy Baby Hats
Cabled Baby Hats
Textured Baby Hats
Top Down Elongated Stitches Baby Hat
Easy Baby Booties
Hippity Hop Bib
Lotus Baby Blanket
Basketweave Baby Blanket
Bring-It-On Baby Blanket
Breezy Baby Blanket
Mitred Baby Blanket
Forever Baby Blanket
Entrelac Knit Baby Blanket
Bed Time Story Baby Blanket
First Outing Baby Blanket
Leaf Pattern Baby Blanket
Oh So Soft Baby Blanket

Hexagonal Market Bag
Summer Day Beach Bag
Curvy Pouch

Crochet Snowflake Table Runner
Littlest Christmas Angel Ornament
Festive Snowman Garland
Angle Tree Topper
North Star Christmas Ornament
Snowcatcher Snowflake

Forever 21 Knockoff Scarf
Greywacke Cowl
Reversible Cable Scarf
Makin' Bacon Scarf
Oddball Knitted Scarf
Original Potato Chip Scarf
Cascading Potato Chip Scarf
Pineapple Scarf
Twist Scarf
Quick and Easy Crochet Scarf
Pink & Purple Scarf
Seashells Scarf
Fluffy Ruffle Potato Chip Crochet Scarf
Double Fun Potato Chip
He's the Man Scarf
Lacy Pineapple Scarf

Fingerless Cable Gloves
Lacy Wrist Warmers
Quick Adorable Fingerless Mitts
Roman Holiday Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless Gloves
Julianne Fingerless Gloves
Striped Fingerless Gloves
Easy Wrist Warmers
Wrist Warmers
Cozy Chunky Fingerless Mitts for Kids
2 Hour Fingerless Gloves

Newsboy Cap & Mitts - for kids
Squid Dance Slouch Hat - for kids
Apple Hat
Hot Air Balloon Hats - for baby
Spiral Rib Hat
Star Stitch Football Game Hat
Goofy Ribbed Hat
Scarf Hat
Basic Adult Knitted Beanie
Top Down Chullo
Double Double Cloche
Two Feminine Chemo Hats
Mock Aran Knitted Men's Hats
Ribbing and Lace Chemo Hats
Cat Hat - this is for a cat's head.
Nifty Newsboy Hat
Candy Puffs Beanie

Jelly Roll Knitted Dishcloth
Knit Dishcloth and Pot Holder
Aunt Bee's Gingham Dishcloth
Basic Cotton Dishcloth
Easy Crochet Dishcloth
Buttery Sunshine Crochet Dishcloth
Cotton Dishcloth
Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth
Soft Cotten Dishtowels
Cotton Stripes Dishcloth
Yellow Knit Road Illusion Dishcloth
Lacy Butterfly Dishcloth
Cute Cloth & Rad Rag
Waffle Knit Dish Cloth

Knit Pull through Wrap
Garter Stitch Shawl
Country Club Shawl
Dragon Skin Wrap
Entrelac Buttonhole Wrap
Graduated Drop Stitch Shawl
Autumn Shawl with Ruffle
Sideways Shawl
Mochi Plus Shell Lace Shawl
Oaklet Shawl
Merci Beaucoup Shawl - there is a link on there that takes you to Ravelry.com
Simple One Skein Wrap
Flowing Angelic Shawl
Easy Shawl
Sparkled Spangled Shawl

Guitar Man Socks

Rudy the Reindeer
Little Black Owl
Purple Stitch Project Monster
Chip N Dale Style Chipmunks

19 November 2015

Crafted Items = Love

I don't know who to credit, but it is true. Do you know how many times I heard I can get that for a $1 at Walmart? Materials for homemade items costs more than $1. Time spent is more than $1. Buying things for $1 from Walmart supports third world countries where they are not making a living wage (by the people who are screaming they want $15 an hour).

18 November 2015

Yahoo Email is Upset

I save emails with pattern links. I never know when something in them is going to interest me and I will want to make something. But I have over 2,000 emails with links. Time to clear them out! Some of the links no longer work and some I was never really interested in or I already have them saved here. But I really need to go through them.

100 Links for Winter Items

Jacob's Star Afghan
I Love Color Afghan
Easy Worsted Afghan
Basket Weave Afghan
Red Crochet Afghan
Wish Upon a Star Afghan
Sea Coral Afghan
Tropical Explosion Afghan
Striped Stash Buster Blanket
Snowflake Afghan
Heart Granny Square
Circle of Love Afghan
Sea Blue Baby Afghan

Newborn Crochet Hat
21 Links to Baby Afghans
Heirloom Thread Flower Bonnet - truly adorable.
Basic Baby Booties
In a Wink Baby Blanket
Pop Goes the Weasel Afghan for baby
Puff Stitch Hat - goes from baby to 10 yrs.
Polar Bear Hat 6 - 12 mo
Newborn Hat (The colors used in the pattern are Steelers Colors, but remember you can change those things).
Knit Reindeer Beanie
3 D Baby Afghan
Baby Bubbles Crochet Afghan
Wintergreen & Lace Baby Afghan
Little Dot Mary Janes
Baby Booties
Mint Button Booties
Cloud Puff Booties

Moogly Totes McGoats - really cute bag for carrying knitting/crochet
Frankenstein Candy Bag - Halloween

Crocheted Snowball Wreath
Knit Star Ornament
Knit Heart Ornament
Crochet Snow Swirls
Crochet Winter Wreath
Snowflake #2
Snowflake #3
Irish Snowflake
Winter Snowflake Garland
Retro Ornament Dish Scrubbies
Newborn Santa Hat
Jeweltone Snowflake
Christmas Nativity Set
Christmas Angel
Crochet Ribbon Christmas Tree

Crochet Summer Colorblock Top

Scraptacular Circle Scarf
Madeira Scarf
Checkerboard Lace Scarf
Winter Snowflake Scarf
Bobble Stitch Crochet Scarf
3 in 1 Scarf
Cable Scarf
Vanilla Scarf
Infinity Scarf O'Squish
Off To Canada Scarf
Ombre Cowl
Floral Mesh Scarf
Knit Bias Scarf
One Hour Mobius Cowl - found on Crochet Crowd Site
Fiesta Striped Scarf
Definitely Diagonal Scarf - very pretty.
Tasseled Garter Stitch Scarf
Wildflower Knit Infinity Scarf

Crocodile Stitch Flower - Tutorial
Spiral Crochet Flower
African Flower Tutorial
Lovely Layers Flower
Beginner Crochet Rose
Gratitude Flower
Travel Bloom
Irish Rose Crochet Flower
Easy Crochet Flower
5 Petal Tropical Flower

Gloves/Mittens/Fingerless Mitts/Arm Warmers:
Vintage Inspired Arm Warmers
Bullion Stitch Fingerless Mitts
Puff Stitch Fingerless Mitts
One Skein Lace Mitts
Starburst Mitts - Fingerless interesting construction. Something new to try.
Traveling Cable Handwarmers - Fingerless mitts.
Marl Mitts - Fingerless Mitts
Which A Way Fingerless Mitts
Winding Fingerless Mitts
Embroidered Arm Warmers
Lace Cable Fingerless Gloves
Mitten Surprise - Convertible Mittens
Simple One Hour Fingerless Mitts

Hadley Hat
Holiday Joy
1920's Caramel Cloche Hat
Popstar Slouch Hat
V-Puff Hat
Grey Slouchie Crochet Beanie
Newsboy Style Hat
Pumpkin Hat - for kids
Simple Slouchy Hat
Lazy Day Lacy Hat
Andean Chullo Hat
Elegant Hat
Crochet Snow Queen Hat - For little girls
Crochet Snowstorm Hat
Snowlicious Slouchy Hat
1920's Snowflake Hat
Macchiato Slouch Crochet Hat
Knit Beanie Hat
Wickerwork Hat - cabled hat with pom pom
Glitter Blizzard Hat
Five Pillars Hat
Slouchy Pom Pom Hat
50 Shardes of Grey Beanie
Sweetie Pie Hat
Chunky Cable Hat

Comfy Cozy Headband
Criss Cross Headband
Moebius Headband Earwarmer
Faux Knit Ear Warmer - kids size

Just for Fun:
Easy Crossed DC Headband
Simple Rosary
Links for Little Monster Patterns - these could be active or not as years go on.
Aunt Dahlia Knit Cozy
Lacy Cross Bookmark

Ripple Puff Cleaning Cloth
Granny Crochet Dishcloth
Daisy Dishcloth
Flower Dishcloth
Cheerful Dishcloth
Pansy Dishcloth
Squares Dishcloth
Starfish Dishcloth
Waffle Dishcloth
Springtime Dishcloth
Butterfly Dishcloth
Simple Border Potholder and Dishcloth
Cat Tea Cozy - I love this!
Groovy Dishcloth
Pocket Washcloth
Bath Pouf
Soap Saver
Warm Memories Tea Cozy

Pineapple Lace Shawl
Extended Ripple Shawl - tutorial
Aeolian Shawl
Escapist Shawl
Spring Cowgirl Shawlette
Southern Sky Shawlette
Box Stitch Shawl
Amazing Grace Summer Shawl
Romancing the Shawl

Grandma's Knitted Slippers
Heart Soul Slippers
Simple Chunky Slippers
Basic Chunky Slippers
Last Minute Slippers
Simple Slipper Project
Holiday Slippers
Cable Yoga Sock
Fireside Slippers
How To Knit Slippers
Knitted Moccasin Slippers
Easy Knitted Slippers

Turkey Basket

Rainbow Unicorn
Olaf Styled Snowman

17 November 2015

Crochet/Knit Pattern Links

I am getting nasty grams from my email telling me I need to clean it out of all the saved things. So that is what I will be doing over the next few days. While the kids do school work, I will work on that.

Seaside Stripes Afghan
Country Cozy Afghan
Log Cabin Afghan
10 Hour Remnant Afghan
Zig Zag Crochet Afghan
Black & White Afghan
Grandma's Favorite Holiday Afghan
Stormy Weather Blanket
Cherry Wine Afghan
Northern Motifs Afghan & Pillow Set

Crochet Crowd Simple Dog Sweater

Cozy Hooded Baby Blanket
Bumpy Baby Blanket
Baby Cocoon and Hat
Crochet Cupcake Hat
Ten Row Baby Afghan
Easy Baby Crochet Hat

Colorful Market Bag

Crochet Santa Ornament
Crochet Reindeer Ornament
Crochet Snowman Mug Hug
Crochet Snowman Dishcloth 
Crochet Christmas Elf
Patridge in a Pear Tree Ornament
Christmas Throw and Pillow
Crochet Snowman Family
Crochet Christmas Stocking Pin
Cute Kitty Ornament
The "Balm" Sock - little stocking that holds lip balm
Crochet Thread Angel Bookmark
Angel Ornament - Crochet
Crochet Angel Topper
Snowman Afghan

Knit Woodland Cowl
Knit Cold Days Cowl
Knit Infinity Scarf - Merino Wool is suggested
Knit Infinity Cowl
Easy Lace Scarf - Knit
Mogul Cowl & Infinity Scarf
Knit Bias Scarf
Bluebird Scarf
Swayed Cowl
Zig Zag Cowl
Little Triangles Cowl
Milkshake Reversible Scarf
Montgomery Scarf & Mitts
Knit Sushi Scarf
Cable Scarf
Potato Chip Scarf
Dragon Scale Scarf
Lucky Scarf
Popcorn Scarf
Cascading Potato Chip Scarf - different than the other listed potato chip scarf
59 Links to Scarves/Cowl This link may end up not working.
Bonfire Lace Scarf
Lacy Daisy Vintage Scarf
Ribbed Unisex Cowl
Bird's Eye Scarf
Checkerboard Stitch Cowl
Lacy Ripple Scarf
Dressing Scarf with Lace Ruffle
Boho Girl Scarf
Ojos de Bruja Scarf
Mia Lace Scarf
504 King West Scarf
Nurse Appreciation Scarf
One Row Lace Scarf
Striped Affair Infinity Scarf

Seamless Cable Dress

Gloves/Mittens/Arm Warmers/Fingerless Mitts:
Wedge Arm Warmers
Traveling Cable Hand Warmers
Fingerless Cable Gloves
Cabled Fingerless Gloves
Anna's Wrist Warmers
Basic Wrist Warmers
Rainbow for My Hand - My favorite. They are entrelac (a new skill!)
Hot Pepper Wrist Warmers
Carrie Handwarmers
Thumbs Up Gloves
Tannenbaum Mittens
Ailbhe Fingerless Mitts
Super Easy Fingerless Mitts

Crochet Easy Halloween Trio
Knitted Halloween Witch
Boo - Knitted Ghost
Wacky Costume Hats
Curly Purly Pumpkin
Witch Hat
Happy Halloween Mitts
Autumn Acorn
Hallowig - Supposed to look like a pink wig
Skull Caps
Jack-O-Lantern Washcloth
Oak Leaves

Harry Potter Style Patterns:
Deathly Hallows Beret

Knit Textured Hat
Knit Maker Monday Hat
Dad Hat
Flame Hat/Armwarmers
Knit Pigtail Hat
Ribbing & Lace Chemo Cap
Knit Sugar Twist Hat aka Peppermint Patty Hat
Jovie the Elf Hat
1840's Style Nightcap
Piggle Hat
Juxtapose Cabled Beanie
Retro Stripe Hat
Quick and Easy Knit in Round Hat
Where's Waldo Hat
Twisty Cabled Beanie
Ettie Hat

Just for Fun:
Knit Lemon Stress Ball

Log Cabin Wash Cloth
Easy Striped Pot Holder

Knit Beloved Shawl
Knit Tulip Shawl
Souffle Wrap
Dummy Clap Shawl - has a tutorial
Sapphire Shawlette
Turquoise Shawlette
Peaches & Cream Shawlette
Sunset Shawlette
Ruched Shawlette
Kudzu Shawlette

Cozy Cabin Slippers for Men

Knit Grand Canyon Cardigan
Entrelac Vest
Classic Men's Vest

Crochet Trauma Teddy
Knit Trauma Teddy

16 November 2015


I love to cook and so does my youngest, but I think we enjoy baking more than cooking. This will be just recipes, this time I think.

Salted Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cake Roll
Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Football Cookie
Cheesy Stuffed Bake Potato
Decadent Triple Chocolate Cake
5 Minute Cookie and Cream Fudge
Better Baked Ziti
Pie Crust
Dinner Rolls

Swedish PepparkakorAndies Candies Cookies
Double Chocolate CrinklesEggnog Cookies
Peanut Marshmallow CookiesChocolate Chip Meltaways
Raspberry Meringue BarsLacy Swedish Almond Wafers
Oatmeal ScotchiesGinger Crinkles
Cherry WinksStain Glass Sugar Cookies
Snow Covered Almond CrescentsSanta’s Reindeer Cookies
SnickerdoodlesUltimate Chocolate Chip Cookies