Saturday, February 27, 2010

Winter is Over!

Winter is finally over! My family and I have survived with out losing electricity through five winter storms. ( One of the storms was on the first day of spring!) It was an unusual winter in the United States.

The snow was gorgeous, but I do feel sorry for those who had to go driving in and after the winter storms. I had fun playing in the snow. At least there is some positives about it, right?

Here are some pictures I took of the winter weather. ( I don't have pictures of every storm.)


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Family's Dogs

Today I wanted to post about my family's dogs. We have three of them, which my mom thinks is a lot.

Boomer is the oldest of the three dogs. He is about six or seven years old. A friend of ours found Boomer digging in their flower bed. They checked around to see whose dog it was. Most neighbors said he was a stray. Our friend knew that my family wanted a guard dog, because our other dog at the time, wasn't a guard dog. They asked us if we wanted him. (I am not posting about Betsy, the dog just mentioned.) My parents said yes. I still remember waking up in the morning and finding who I thought was our neighbor's dog!

Dale is the other dog. We got her after Betsy died. She is about three years old. We also thought she would be a good guard dog. The pound said she was part German Sheppard, but we now think she is part English Sheppard instead. She is very cute. I started training her, then my sister picked it up when I started training Roy.

Roy is the third dog. This time we made sure he was a guard dog! He is one and a half years old. We bought him from a breeder when he was a puppy. He is a full blood German Shepard. He is the dog that I am training. He is so cute, friendly, and adorable. But he is always fighting with the other dogs. Here, here, and here are some pictures of him that my mom posted. (There is at least one picture of Dale and Boomer.) He is my favorite of the three dogs.


Monday, February 1, 2010

An Oval Doily I Sold

A few weeks ago I sold an oval doily. I sold it to a lady who works with the lady that cuts our hair. I have made one that is similar to this one but it is bigger. The lady wanted an oval doily, but the one I made before was to big. This one was using the same techniques but smaller, in fact, it was on the same page. It was a lot easier than the one I had made before.
This is the doily:


A Dish Cloth Pattern

I was asked about three months ago to post a dishcloth pattern. I have finally gotten around to posting this pattern. It is an easy pattern using only single crochets and chains.


100% cotton worsted weight yarn: 1 3\4 ounces

Size I


Chain 40

Row 1: Working on the right side , sc (single crochet) second ch (chain) from your hook. Ch one, skip next ch and repeat across the row. You should have 20 sc.

Rows 2-28: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in first sc, ch one, sc crochet. Repeat across the row. DO NOT FINISH OF!


Round 1:Ch 1 and turn. WORKING IN BACK LOOPS ONLY sc in first sc, ch one. ( You get the idea.) End the row with a slip stitch.

Round 2:Ch 1, DO NOT TURN, sc in same stitch, ch one, etc. Join with slip stitch to first sc, finish off.

Here is a picture.

I hope you will use this pattern and find it to be a good pattern.


My Goals for This Year

I have a friend who posted on her crochet, knitting, and sewing goals for this year. I decided I would post some goals I have for this year.


Learn how to make the doily my teacher is known for making

Start selling doilies on Etsy( I have an account, but I don't have anything on it.)

Make a hat for my sister, brother, and myself


Learn how to knit the European way

Work on my blanket


Sew at least 15 things

Make a dress that fits me

I hope this will inspire you to make a list of things you want to do this year.

Thank you Sarah for the idea.

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