Sunday, November 11, 2018

Wow... It’s Been Over A Year

It’s hard to believe I haven’t posted anything in over a year and a half. Last year was a truly miserable one. This one has been some better. It’s been busy as usual and I just wasn’t feeling blogging. It has been at the bottom of my list for a long time now. For a long time I didn’t crochet or didn’t interest me at all. I still lead a Girl Scout troop and work full time of that’s taken every ounce of energy I have. Also, my beloved geriatric Sony Vaio laptop crashed. It was my fault because I loaded so much onto that thing. So blogging on my phone (which I’m doing now) didn’t appeal to me at all. Now I feel the need to share again. Recently I started knitting hats after a request from a coworker. That reminded me of how much I needed it. I’m also crocheting Christmas baubles. At work every year our facility holds an awesome two day Christmas craft fair. At first we thought we were going to cancel because we weren’t ready. But instead of canceling, lots of staff and residents are pitching in to create items to sell. So I’m painting a couple ceramic pieces and crocheting the baubles.

I’ve made seven so far with a goal of about twenty. I think I can get them done in time. I used Pinterest to lead me to the patterns. The red, white and green one can be found here. The red, yellow, pink and purple one can be found here. The tiny stocking pattern can be found here

I’ve starting painting these ceramics which were donated to the facility by a resident’s family member. It’s a slow process considering I’m somewhat of a perfectionist. I’m turning the owl into a planter for a succulent or other plant of some kind.

I have to say this post has frustrated me since it’s taken over an hour to do on my phone. Maybe before long I can get a new laptop or iPad to use. 

I hope you all have a happy Sunday. I’ll be back in a few days...since I have plans for another post next Sunday. 

It’s good to be back,


  1. Liz, It is so good to see you here. you have been missed. So sorry about the rough year, seems that way for many people, don't believe that everything is perfect for everyone else. Love your crochet decorations. I should make some this year so will check out the pattern. Wishing you a wonderful week, come back soon!

  2. So happy to see your post today! I have truly missed you. I love making the pattern that you gave us for a kitchen cloth. I think of you every time I make one. Thank you! I love your "baubles" as you call them and your ceramic work.
    I am thinking that many people will be glad to see the end of 2018! Hope that the new year (which is not too far away now) will be a much better one for you. x

  3. So this is a blast from the past. Your 2012 Ombre Basket Pattern. Just stumbled upon this after seeing very similar totes being sold in a high end store in Hudson, New York. Described it in Google and you popped up! I'm just wondering.....quantities of worsted. You say 9 colors......even if I just used two or three colors, I'm still trying to figure out how many yards of worsted I would need. Any suggestions?