Thursday, March 31, 2011

Swirly Twirly Scarf!

Swirly Twirly Scarf

I am so excited! I got to send my heart sister, Martha, a package of scarves! She is love with them all and I am honored to share a picture of her on my blog sporting her new Swirly Twirly Scarf!

I got the pattern from Maize

I did make a few adjustments to the pattern - I chained 400 instead of 200 to make it longer for my very tall heart sis! And I added one extra row of double crochets to make it a bit thicker due to the ribbon type yarn I used for it. I used Ice yarn purchased from Turkey in black! Each skein was approximately 125 yards and I used 2 and 1/2 skeins.

I am so thankful that she likes all the scarves that I have sent her so far (wonder if she knows there are more to come?) Check out the previous posts for pictures and where to get the patterns on the other scarves.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Southern' Thangs!!!

If you were not born and reared southern, it may take a while for you to understand, but you will eventually. There is much truth in this....ENJOY!

Southern women know their summer weather report: HumidityHumidityHumidity

Southern women know their vacation spots: The beach~~The rivuh~~The crick

Southern women know everybody's first name:HoneyDarlin'Shugah

Southern women know the movies that speak to their hearts:Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy, Steel Magnolias, Gone With The Wind

Southern women know their religions: Baptist, Methodist, Football

Southern women know their cities dripping with Southern charm:Chawl'stn, S'vanah, N'awlins ,Addlanna

Southern women know their elegant gentlemen: Men in uniform Men in tuxedos Rhett Butler

Southern girls know their prime real estate:The Mall , The Spa, The Beauty Salon

Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins:Having bad hair and nails Having bad manners. Cooking bad food

More Suthen-ism's: Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't "HAVE" them,you "PITCH" them

Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess.

Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder.

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is, as in:"Going to town, be back drekly (directly)

Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular, sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin'!

Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and"a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20.

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.

A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ... and when we're "in line,"... we talk to everybody!

Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.

In the South, y'all is singular, all y'all is plural.

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.

Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.

When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway.You just say,"Bless her heart"... and go your own way

To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!

And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff...bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!

And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, all y'all need a sign to hang on y'alls front porch that reads "I'm not from the South, but I got here as fast as I could."

Friday, March 4, 2011

Lots of WIP's - Now Finished!!!

Okay first for those of you that don't know this - WIP - stands for Work In Progress! And I have finished a lot of them! YaY!!! Now onto the finished pictures!

The first is a lacy shawl I made for myself. The pattern is called Tea and Sympathy and I found it on Ravelry. I made it with the blue and turquoise yarn that I used for the Queen Anne's Lace scarf in the post below.

Next are two scarfs - the same pattern but different yarns and colors. This pattern is called Total Torque Scarf. The pattern was part of a free e-book from the Crochet Me website. I made it in Caron's Simply Soft in Autumn Red and Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Greybeard.

Here is the Autumn Red One:

And here is the Greybeard one:

And here is a close up of the stitches:

Next is something I am very proud of and very excited to have created! It is a bee - I got the pattern from Amy's Odyssey The pattern is called Bazzill the Buzzing Bumblebee! I am also working on some other projects from her website for my grapevine tree (that is on my wish list). The projects are crocheted leaves and flowers. I love Bazzill. Since the next scarf is nicknamed "The Rose" - I thought Bazzill looked adorable sitting on The Rose! It is not the best to see The Rose in the picture due to the lighting - but it does look like a rose - trust me! It also helps show how if you roll up this scarf it becomes a Rose! Bazzill was made with scraps of yarn in black, yellow and white - All Red Heart yarn. He has two black 9 mm eyes, a red floss smile and two brown pipe cleaner antennae! Isn't he cute? Now I need to make a few more for some friends!

Next is another one of my scarves I am making for my Heart Sister - Martha. Well so is the Total Torque Scarf above - she is getting the greybeard one. This scarf is called the Oriental Fan Scarf and the pattern can be found at: Sandy's Hook I made it with Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Antique Teal. I couldn't get a good close up view of the stitches but if you look at Sandy's website you can see the stitches better in her pictures.

Next is a pair of butterfly wrist warmers. I made these for my Heart Sister Martha. When she wore them at work her boss fell in love with them - so here is a set for her too! The pattern is called Taming the Butterfly and can be found at Taming the Butterfly

Next is a bunch of Easter Egg Stands with those little plastic eggs in them. Aren't they precious? The pattern can be found at:

And last but by no means least - I was in a doily exchange in one of my crochet groups. I am beyond awed by the beautiful doily I received from Chris. It is lovely and it is PINK! My favorite color - I love it so much! Chris' blog is at: Chris' Crochet I so hoped it showed up in the lovely pink - but on my screen it doesn't!

That is it for now - goodness that's a lot! I need to get to updating much faster in the future!