Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's bit a LONG time since I have blogged. I've had more fun in reading others blogs than writing on my own. An especially exciting occurrence for me was being the 100,000th hit on! Jim creates the most beautiful wooden crochet hooks. If you haven't checked his blog out, you should.

I haven't stopped crocheting. I made a baby blanket for a relative.

And I have made a few other items. Most everything is for someone else. That's okay. It's one way I can give. Giving can be expressed in many ways. I find that crafter's are a very giving group of people. It's a way of providing a 'hug' to others. Which is what I hope you leave this blog with - a "Hug". Stop by anytime and until then - Hugs to You!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crafting for a Cause

I found a great group to belong to! Crafting for a Cause has several organizations that benefit from the talents of a lot of crafters. I crocheted a couple of purse/totes

and a laghan or afghan (depending upon the size of the recipient).

If you have a little time and wish to give, they could use your talent too! Hugs to you!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More from the Stash

I found partial skeins and they were of the type that I can’t purchase anymore around here. So what to do? Use them for small projects. Preemie caps fit that criterion. How about you? Do you have ideas for small amounts of your stash?
Hugs to you!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Another Stash Buster!

I have completed several projects from my stash since my last post. I will show them soon.
Here's another round baby afghan. It's quick to make and somewhat unique. Do you have a favorite pattern that you like and make often? Hugs until next time!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Daisy Flower Charity Square

After searching the Internet for ideas for my stash, I ran across a really neat pattern. KrochetKrystal created a pattern for a Daisy Flower Square. She shares her pattern freely to those who join her Yahoo! group, only asking that you make at least one square and send to her. She then takes the donated squares to make afghans that are given to several different charities. Here are two I have made and will be sending on Tuesday.

You can get involved by checking out Hugs to you!

Monday, December 8, 2008

First from Stash!

I have finished a baby afghan from some of my stash! This took longer than usual, as I smashed my thumb in a car door about a month ago. I will not take my thumb for granted ever again! Do you know just how much we depend upon our thumbs? I am still sore. But here is what I have gotten done…..

I decided to put the reverse single crochet on rather than the fancier edging as I am guessing this will be for a little guy. Although I may have used a version of the reverse single crochet after I got to looking at it. But what I did was pretty easy and I think it looks okay. Maybe I can chalk it up to being creative?

Hugs to you until next time.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This site is dedicated to all who find joy in crocheting. Not only in the joy it brings you, but also in the joy it brings others. Whether you are creating something for someone or for yourself, or if you are teaching others, the feeling is similar to getting a hug! So hugs to you.

How did I start? My Nana taught me to crochet when I was young. I made my first project, a baby afghan, which I still have, and then promptly went on to something else. But in 1994 I 'caught the fever' and I haven't stopped since!

I have been de-cluttering and finally pulled out all (?) of my stash and sorted it. Whew! I thought I would sort in peace as my husband was asleep. Not that he would care, but even I didn't know just how much yarn I had. (I can't resist a sale.) Anyway, I didn't make it; he woke up and when he came into the living room he just asked “Where did all the yarn come from”. Then he said “Now that's an obsession. Okay. I admit it.

Now the question is 'What to do with all of this yarn?" I usually make baby and regular sized afghans, and occasionally slipper socks. But crochet bags have caught my eye. My work is cut out for me. Suggestions welcomed! Check back and let's see what becomes of this stash.