Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Rug Hooking, YouTube & All Things Yarny!

Oh My!
I've Really Put This Blog On The Back Burner...
Being Retired Sure Makes The Time Just Fly By!
I've Done Lots Of New YouTube Videos...
Since I Was Here...
The Latest One Can Be Seen Here!
Be Sure To Check Out My Other Videos To Catch Up...

Can't Believe Halloween Has Already Come And Gone...
We Spent 6 Days Away During That Time...
Visited One Of My Most Favorite Places...
Eureka Springs, Ar.!
More Traveling Will Be Done This Year To Visit Family...
And Then I Plan On Hibernating For The Winter...
Gettin' Cozy In My Nest....
Filling My Days With Whatever Makes Me Smile! 

I'll Be Turning SIXTY~ONE The Day After Thanksgiving!!!
Some Folks Don't Like The Thought Of Aging...
I Relish It!!  
I Find It A Privilege To Be Given The Chance To Do So....
When I Was Younger I Took My Birthday For Granted....
Now I Really Appreciate Them & Celebrate Getting Older...
In Fact The Entire Month Of November Is All About My Birthday!!!
The Wrinkles, Baggy~Saggy Skin, Lumps~Bumps, Thinning Grey Hair...
All The Things Most Folks Don't Like...
I Embrace!!!!
Because I'm Getting To Experience This Stage Of Life...
That Many I've Known & Loved Never Had The Chance To Experience....

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If You Are A Lover Of Rug Hooking...
Take A Look At This WONDERFUL Creation!!
By Mavis Butterfield!


 She Adapted My Punch Needle Pattern Into This FABULOUS Rug Hooked Creation...
I Have Given Her Exclusive Rights To Offer Her Adaptation ...
Just Stunning!!!!!

'til Next Time...
Happy Holidays!
me


Friday, September 7, 2018

Seeing Stars!

Many Years Ago...
I Designed A Rug Hooked Star...
Featuring A Photo Of An Old Lady In The Center...
For Primitives By Kathy...
I Really Loved The Concept Of The Star...
Not Being A Big Fan Of  Doing Rug Hooking...
I Wanted To Do A Spin Off ....
So This Past Week...
I Created These Punch Needle Stars!!


For More Details .....Go Here....
So Many Ways To Adapt This Pattern...
Pattern Tells How To Stiffen Your Stars...
And The Best Thing About Creating These...
NO Sewing!!!

Enjoy!

Monday, August 27, 2018

~Wearing Yarn~

It's An Extra Bonus...
To Make Somethun...
Then Wear It!!!

I Absolutely LOVE To Crochet...
I Not Only Love The Process Of Crocheting...
I Love The Finished Product...
Afghans, Headbands, Yarn Wrapped Trees...
Slippers, Fingerless Gloves, Ponchos...
Bits & Bobs For Funked Up Fiber Art...
Doesn't Matter What It Is...
I LOVE It!! 
(click on photo to enlarge)
I Love That Ponchos Can Be Worn...
With The Points To The Sides...
Like I'm Wearing This Poncho Today...
I'm Wearing A Top Today That The Yarn Slides About A Bit...
The Poncho Stays In Place Better With This Type Of Top...
Wearing The Points Down The Front & Back...
More The Traditional Way...
Gives It An Entirely Different Look...
I LOVE Both Ways!
So Fun To Play With Your Crochet!!

(click on photo to enlarge)

Let's Face It...
It Brings A Twinkle To Your Eye...
When Someone Says They Like What Ya Are Wearing...
Then Ask Where You Bought It...
And Ya Say "I Made It!"....
(click on photo to enlarge)

And It's Even More Fun...
To Wear My Yarny Yumminess...
With My Handmade Jewelry!!

Once Ya Learn To Make These Necklaces...
Ya'll Go Wild Like I Did...
A Couple Of Years Ago...
I Created 100's Of These Necklaces...
I Have 2 Tutorials ...

Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

~Once In Awhile~

Every Once In Awhile....
I Create Somethun I Find A Bit Clever...
Not Sayin' It's Never Been Thought Of Before...
Jus Sayin' I Personally Haven't Seen It Done...

My Newest Pattern...
FRONT AND BACK...
I Did It As Punch Needle...
Whoa...Hang On...Don't Leave...
Don't Let Punch Needle Turn Ya Off...
Cuz As With Just About Any Pattern...
Ya Can Adapt This Concept~Design...
Usin' All Types Of Different Mediums...

What Makes This Design So Fun???
Ya Can Flip It...
Yep!!!
One Side For Halloween...
The Other Side For Fall!!!


Enjoy!



Saturday, August 11, 2018

~Reading & More~

I've Been Asked If I Would List...
The Books I've Read Each Month Here...
I Try To Remember To List Them At The End...
Of Some Of My YouTube Videos...
But, I Do Forget Once In Awhile...
I Probably Will Forget To List Them Here Too...
But, Here Are The Books I Read...
In June & July...

*Jackrabbit Smile by Joe R. Lansdale
*Landwhale by Jess Baker
*If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin
*Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline
*Just The Funny Parts by Nell Scovell
*A Death In Live Oak by James Grippando
 
Following Books All By Kate White
*Lethally Blond
*Over Her Dead Body
*A Body To Die For
*If Looks Could Kill
*'Til Death Do Us Part
 

Enjoy!


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Back Home!

I Love Seein' My Kiddos & Grandbabes...
Visitin' New Excitin' Places...
Or Revisitin' Some Of Our Favorite Spots..
But, Home Will Always Be My Favorite Place To Be...
Been Back Home For About A Week...
After Takin' A 3,000+ Mile Road Trip...

I Didn't Take Anything To Work On While We Traveled...
I Did Read 6 Books As Jus Sittin' In A Vehicle Makes Me Too Restless...
I Was Hopin' Not Havin' Any Of My Creatin' Stuff With Me...
That I Would Be Anxious To Get Back To Makin' When I Got Home...
And I Was...

This First Week Back Was Full Of ...
Have To ~ Need To Obligations...
I'm Thinkin' Next Week...
I'll Be Ready To Create....
Ideas Are Brewin'...

I Find Myself Each Day....
Wakin' Up Thinkin'...
What Do I WANT To Create Today...
Unlike In The Past...
When I Would Think...
What Do I HAVE To Create Today...
Awwww The Sweet Splendid Life Of Being Retired!!

 
I Did Throw Up A Couple Of Quick Videos On My YouTube Channel...
I'm Still Hooked On The Diamond Painting...
And I Do Believe I'm Not Gonna Lose My Passion For Crochet...
Still Lovin' That Too!

Enjoy!
me

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Funked Up Flowers

Seems Since I Started The Hangout....
It's The Only Place I Wanna Play....
I Share So Much There...
That I Don't Make Time To Share Other Places...
So Thought I'd Stop By And Give A Quick Update....

To See What's New Between Posts Here...
Go Check Out My YouTube Channel...
I Try To Do Weekly Updates... 

I Rarely Visit Facebook...
 Posts You See By Me There...
Are Just Cross Posted From Other Places...
 Then I Don't Have To Go There...
Which Is A Very Good Thing!

Instagram Is Another Way...
To Stay In Touch With What's Happening!

I'm Having Just So Much Fun...
Creating With My Newest Pattern...


I Had My "Funked Up Art Owl"...
Turned Into A Diamond Painting...So Fun!


Limited Kits For The "Funked Up Diamond Painted Owl"...
Was Only Offered At The Hangout!
Been Having Some Fun Give~Aways & Auctions There Too!!!

I've Started A New Cross Stitch Sampler...
It's Slow Going...Cross Stitching Is My Least Favorite Hobby To Do...
But, I Surely Love The Finished Pieces!

Made Some Clay Covered Crochet Hooks...
Finished Up Another Afghan...
So Of Course I Started Another One!!

Like I Said Before...
You Can Find Out More About All That...

I Hope You Are Having Happy Days!
Enjoy!
'til next time...stay safe....

Monday, June 4, 2018

~Stichin' Again~

I Fell Out Of Love With Stitchin' ....
For Many Years...
My Love For Samplers...
Has Made Me Pick Up  Needle & Thread...
Once Again...

To See What I Have In The Works...
Just Click On The Photo Below!

https://youtu.be/McXu97X5ks8

Enjoy!

p.s. Or Go Here
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