Friday, June 27, 2008

What a week...

After an erroneous crochet marathon on Saturday...I've been on a self-impossed crochet break.

What does that mean you ask??? started back when I signed up for 2 granny square swaps at the same time. For one I have to make 2 (per person), 7"traditional granny squares where every row is a different color and it's trimmed in white. The other is 4(per person) 6" camo squares any type, no border. The problem...I thought they were due to ship on June 30th and I had but 7 of the 7" sqaures and NONE of the 6" ones! So like a MAD woman I crocheted 32, 6" camo squares on saturday! and started the other 36, 7" granny squares...hoping to have them done in time. Well when I came to work on my complete surprise I noticed that the due date wasn't until JULY 31st! tada I feel so much better.

But even when on a break...the crochet sneeks up on me. It's like my hands seek it out!?

currently on hooks is: learning tunisian stitch...I think I love it!

various wash cloths for my pamper me swap at crochetville, 2 granny squares a day. I am also finishing up my projects for my summer camp swap...this package might be my reveal one (yeah right!)

As for how camp is going....take a look!

we found the blue shark in our mail box! some sneaky prankster from camp has been mailing them out. It was a very fun surprise...Thank You!

and then...I made another batch of baby shower favors my SIL...yes the same one that just had a baby shower, that I also made shower favors for! I volunteered though so I can't complain...nor would I. I love doing that sort of thing!

This was my inspiration...

and this is what I came up with...

more later...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day

I hope all the dads out there had a great day! We had a quiet evening home...just like we like it.
Aren't they cute? they look NOTHING like me!?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Here she is....

What it looked like wrapped...I know I matched the paper too!

As she's pulling it out...

Success! She likes it!!!

It makes me feel good to see it all completed.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Baby shower~DONE!

It's sunday morning and I can finally shower over! the blanket was a hit
and the baby shower favors were also a you can see
on the projet front...I finished my scarf swap...mailed out a summer camp swap package to my secret swap partner...and fell way behind on my granny square swap. But I'm not worried I have until June 30 the to mail out the rest of them squares... oh and I signed up for the pamper me swap at crochetville I know, but I couldn't help it! oh well as long as my hands don't fall off, I should be okay? right?!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Circles to Squares Baby blanket for Elizabeth

I finally finished! and just in time...Melissa's (SIL) baby shower is this weekend June 7th which is also my 13 year wedding anniversary!

Here's some pictures

Now...I can finish the shower favors!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I got my package!

I have to say...this was my very first swap and I am absolutely happy and addicted!

Jackie (SPRAT605) was the best partner. Constant communication and very friendly, and the things she sent!

okay the details...2008 summer scarf swap, We were suppossed to make a summer scarf (ei; light weight and colorful) based on our individual partners. I submitted a survey and Jackie submitted her survey and we were then matched up.

This is what I got
The yellow scarf is absolutely the greatest! it's the same shade and texture as my baby blanky! It was a twin size blanket that when it was finally thrown out (not by me!) was only the size of 6" square! I was sad to see it go...
The blue and green and yellow scarf is so cute! I didn't take a good picture but the detail! Jackie really did a great job! and all the extra goodies! I took individual pictures of all of it but I think they're too many to post. So I'll just tell you...white chocolate, rasberry scones! and no you can't come over...because I'm not sharing! Java chocolate...come on coffee and chocolate! (drool) I got to afghan hooks, I really wanted to try those! a G, aluminum hook, a note and pen combo, a spiral notepad...looks really cool! beautiful yellow lionbrand Jiffy! now I just have to find the perfect pattern! and the cutest crocheted bag! I've already transferred all my stuff into!
All I've got to say is bring on the next swap!

Monday, June 2, 2008

She Liked it!

I made this scarf for the 2008 summer scarf swap at crochetville....and since my swap partner SPRAT605 has received her package. Now I get to post pictures too!

Found the pattern for this Queen Anne Lace on Ravelry!
The color is sage in Bernat satin.

A selection of teas and coffee and cocoa...because who doesn't like that?!

and stationary! to keep in touch with...bath fizzes because she's the only girl in a house of boys...and I can relate! lip balm because gilrs like lip balm and a bead kit....

What a relief! She liked it and I feel good! this swap are contagious! I'm looking forward to the next one.