button button who's got the button

Additions to my button collection.  The baseballs remind me of my son. The flowers were actually hair rubber bands I found at  Big  Lots and took them apart. The Ladybug is from a package of 12. The face is my favorite. I used it to make my name tag. Isn't she cute!


My CPOEX Group

This is just a few of the ornaments I have received from my Ornament Exchange. I am the coordinator of this great group of crocheters. We have done a round robin twice and two 1 to 1 exchanges. I love getting my "puffy" in the mail and can't wait to see the goodie inside. In August we will do a flower exchange, kind of mix it up a little. If you are interested in joining this group, you must be a member of Crochet Partners. Check out the link above or the CPOEX tag on the right of this page.


Shimmering Summersgirl

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To reveal my hidden secret stash

1. The empty soda bottle to make a yarn holder
2. Yarn and pattern to make a sweater
3. The baby afghan for my niece.. her son is about to turn 4*
5. Yarn for my Cats Afghan (that I must get back to)
6. Baptism afghan for same niece as above*
7. Blue varigated afghan that is not yet complete (only about 9 yrs)
8. Green varigated afghan that I am short 1 skein to complete
9. New Lily Elite cotton yarn that I bought for $1/skein. I loved it so much I ordered more!
10. My Big Lots Fun Fur purchase
??? I don't know what are in these boxes. They were the first box purchases and then realized that I needed clear ones, so it's always a surprise to open them. I think they are mostly Red Heart.

The other unlabeled boxes are other projects, leftover skeins and single skeins.

*I figure these will one day become grandchildren gifts

Great Gift Idea 1949

My PAS has lead me to find Vintage Patterns like the one below.  http://vintageknits.com

is a great place to look.  I have found some very cool

things.  I am especially attracted to this purse.  It calls

for size 5 cotton thread (J&P Coats or Clark's O.N.T> Pearl

Cotton with a #3 steel hook.

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Eyeglass case with Big Lots Fun Fur

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Isn't this a cute monkey purse? I made it for my niece. The pattern is one of Aunt Annie's Scrap patterns.

Teacher Gifts

These were the teacher gifts for my son's 7th gr teachers. 

I  only got 3 done, so the lucky ones got one, the others just

got nice plants.  They were fun and easy to make .  The pattern

is at Hugg'em Collectable site.  I added my own ruffle around the top and used varigated cotton yarn (Sugar & Cream).