Friday, February 7, 2014

Back After a Long Hiatus

Hello friends and fans - I apologize for the lack of posts recently, but since I've graduated from the Library Information Services program at SFCC, I have plenty of time to catch you up on what I've been doing recently while I look for employment.

I've been canning a lot lately! My husband bought me an All American Pressure Canner, so I've been going to town with that. I've canned beans, meat, soups, broth, veggies - anything that I can get my hot little hands on!

Chicken Broth

In the crochet end, I've made this cute little breakfast food set a while back, which I recently donated to my 3-yr old niece's play kitchen (Egg pattern HERE, Bacon pattern at Lion Brand HERE, Cup of Coffee pattern HERE) :
Yum Yum!

I also made cool dinosaur pillow covers for a second cousin (sorry - these are originals! No pattern.):



I've been giving away some of these beautiful tiny bags (also originals, but bags are pretty easy-peasy):
Black Cotton

Camo Cotton

Red Acrylic

Natural Cotton

Blue Acrylic with Fancy Clasp

Rainbow Acrylic with Metal Ring in the Bottom

I made this cute little roly-poly penguin (free pattern at Lion Brand, requires account):

I made a terrific gift basket for a friend who moved into a new place:

Wine, Glasses, Butterfly stickers,
and an Assortment of Kitchen Supplies

I cooked some delicious food:
Deviled Eggs

Broccoli Soup

Stuffed Sweet Pepper

Bugs on a Boat

Meat and Cheese Platter

Green Smoothie

I carved some awesome pumpkins:

United Natural Foods Logo


Autobot Logo - Transformers


...and I gave away all of my painting stuff. Seriously. I know I paint well - but I haven't touched any of my painting stuff in over a year - it was time for it to move on to a new home, and for me to focus more on crochet, canning, gardening, home brewing, and my various other hobbies and interests.
I've been giving away a lot of crochet stuff lately - it just winds up sitting around and collecting dust, so I feel better giving it to someone who will provide my art with a loving, appreciative home.
I apologize to you guys - I'll try to keep up with this blog, and start posting more often. Next post, I'll show off my current project, a crochet commission for a friend. Thanks for hanging in there!


  1. I love all your little bags and your pumpkins are amazing!

  2. Thanks! I'm known for my festive pumpkins - I go all-out for Halloween! Unfortunately for this year, I took photos of my beautiful pumpkins...then promptly dropped my camera, which ate ALL of the photos on there. I managed to get pictures of three of the four pumpkins - which I forgot I had until just now (all of these are from the year prior!). I guess that's another blog post!