Floral Collage/Sunday Sampler/WPC

Collage

JulyFabricCollage

Shopping on eBay gave me an opportunity to share in the Weekly Photo Challenge on this Sunday afternoon. Some lovely fabrics that you can’t find in the stores around here are my display in collage style. I’ve been lucky to find this very reputable seller who has somehow acquired many beautiful fabrics. Now to sort fabrics into color schemes———-a collage for another day.

 

Advertisements

Barbie Score!/Sunday Sampler

Not everyone can say they have a sister named Barbie. I can and she definitely scored on Christmas Day with being the “Hostess Superlative” for our family get-together.

barbiescore1

Thanks Sista!

But the Sunday Sampler ‘Barbie Score’ has another twist.

barbiescore

This gem came in the mail from the hubster! Let me explain to you how rare it is lately to find Ken doll clothes patterns. Barbie rules the roost without a doubt. My dilemma is compounded in a daycare with 1 girl versus 7 boys. When it’s time for my Miss Emmi to play with the dolls, the boys are surprisingly eager to join along, provided there are male counterparts.And there are only so many clothes for those ‘Ken’ dolls. Mainly just shorts. And the boys are a bit indignant on this subject. So part of my time off for Christmas break is preparing to make some of these poor neglected AquaMen/Spidermen/Kenmen their own line of clothing. Wish me luck!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Decisions/Sunday Sampler

Sunday Sampler

 Everything was decided. We only had to add a flower to this one and the other one in blue.

hat1a

My sister would have her two matching hats for her surprise gift. And in time for Christmas.

But then I had to dive into the yarn stash……and decided to experiment a little.

Hat2.png

Now there are 2 versions. This one uses thicker yarn (Medium weight) and the first lighter weight and, to me, is more Springy. So the dilemma is now hers. Which one would be the better gift for Christmas?? As for me, I’m now working on those flowers.

I Don’t Need a License to Carry/Sunday Sampler

Meet “N”

my-9-00-mm

My 9.00 MM.

I’ve done quite a bit of damage this past week with this lil’ Gat.

Other “Pet Names” can include:

  • Piece
  • Carbine
  • Repeater
  • Saber
  • Ordnance

The retired law enforcement hubster could give me more names, but we’ll keep this list small for starts. I may end up on a list with the NSA, CIA, FBI or who knows??

Around here though,

Keeping it clean with crocheted washcloths.

dishcloths-image

Uses for a Hand Crocheted Dishcloth don’t stop with the dishes.

  • Nubbies are great for scrubbing your countertops
  • Soft texture is nice for baby’s bathtime (or Mom’s)
  • Keep them handy for a quick trivet when the bowls are too hot for your table.
  • Dust and toss in the wash.
  • Teether towel. Just dampen with cold water and serve to sooth those tender gums.
  • Add to gift baskets this season with other kitchen or bath items.

Eco friendly and durable, these will last for many years with proper care.

Hope you enjoyed today’s shot of the Sunday Sampler

 

 

The Seasons Have Changed/SundaySampler

SundaySampler

Today I bring you…..cowlsunday

The short ones for keepin the wind from getting inside your coat:

cowlsunday5

This one has a little twist:

cowlsunday3

Then there’s a bit more lacework to some.

cowlsunday1-copy-2

But the newest trend for the season is in the versatility.

fiestacapelet

From my favorite author John Steinbeck:

“What good is the warmth of summer

without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

Have a wonderful week everyone!

 

Let the Sun Shine In/Sunday Sampler

Sunflowers are historically know for being happy flowers. So a little sun on your shoulders is just the thing to send cheer someone’s way. Which is the inspiration for my latest item on Katy Trail Creations on Etsy.

And then of course it helps that my daughter is enjoying these beauties in person in the  Sunflower State.

rachels-pics

See you next time on The Sunday Sampler

S’more Scrubbies/Sunday Sampler

Sunday Sampler

Autumn leaves

A few weeks back I told you how much I loved this yarn. And I seem to have quite a bit more of it than I thought. These washcloths sold pretty well back in the most recent craft show and so figured I’d experiment a little bit more.

october-loveimage

As you can see these are multi-tasker crochet rounds. We even used some old ones in my stash for painting with my daycare children. Paint and Press we called it.(that’s a post for another day) But for those who need photo props or mantle decorating ideas, I’d like to suggest another alternative in photo form.

garland

Grab some twine or ribbon and thread them along. Even strung with party lights on your deck, you’d be all ready for fall parties and events. Garlands are all the rage this season!

More crocheted rounds available now on Etsy!

 

It’s Not Sunday/Sunday Sampler

Being a bit under the weather this last week has me a bit behind. Here in Missouri, we allergy sufferers are anxiously waiting that first frost. So feeling sorry for me, the hubby took my shopping list and dutifully picked out a pair of pillow cases for me. I had a wedding reception to attend and these pictured below would be part of my gift to the loving couple.

pillowcase1

embroideryangelaimage

The work in progress and completion.

Now I haven’t embroidered for awhile. Since moving my sewing room to the basement to be precise. Ron kept asking me if I was figuring it out as I tapped away at the computer. You see, you have to execute the design before it ever goes into the machine. Takes more effort and time than most people realize. But waaayy less time than creating it by hand thankfully. But I was ok with the results and used the deco pillow as the test item before starting on the actual pillow cases.

Now for the fun part…..sharing the love 🙂

Aren’t they adorable????

missouri-stylewedding

Love those cowgirl boots Angela!!

How fitting when they were having tractor pulls literally right outside that door!

Only in Missouri 🙂

sumnerwedding

Just had to include our favorite 1st grader, Weston! He was quite the dancer!

And may they live happily ever after!

On A Mission/SundaySampler/WPC

Quest

I spent a couple hours Saturday on a mission. I was informed by my resident daughter of Lawrence, Kansas that there was ‘this yarn shop’. No more words needed. We hopped in the truck and headed downtown to The Yarn Barn.

yarnshop3a

Can you see the focus needed when perusing such a delectable assortment of eye candy?

Unfortunately, my focus had to be on the Price. And then there were the color choices running a close 2nd.

sublimejones425

My eyes located the clearance bins at the back of the store eventually. (Special thanks at this time for the patience of the family for enduring my inspection of each and every single area of this store.) I found this “Jones” shade and we all instantly thought of my pen pal across the pond with the same surname. Not to mention a “Jones” or 2 we are either related to or dear friends with.

hrhendorsedAnd then there’s this Endorsement from the Campaign For Wool with Patron:

HRH The Prince of Wales. We are fans of those Royals and not just the Kansas City variety. Figured this was my sign from above to go ahead and choose this beautiful shade of teal.

100%Wool, to be washed separately, dried flat and no ironing. Directions to be followed to a Tee. Unless you want shrinkage.

hand-dyed-love

Also in that clearance bin were these additional wools that are simply gorgeous. They are so soft and I absolutely cannot wait to make something special with them!!

Yarn Barn in Lawrence, I’ll be back! The Quest continues.

For more photo challenge entries, click here:

For Sunday Sampler particulars, here:

Pass It On/Sunday Sampler

Yesterday was Green Ridge Park Day. Annually held, this event brings out local crafters to assemble their booths and wares along the edges of the city park. To put this in perspective, Green Ridge has a population of 476 according to the 2015 Census. But the folks here turn out to support the volunteer fire department, public school that serves grades K thru 12, and other local groups with silent auctions, ticket raffles, grilled burgers and hot dogs and plenty of fun and games for all ages. A real family event.

This morning, I’m sharing with you a few items that sold from my Etsy store listings.

But before I do that, I want to tell you about the fair number of little girls who were interested in crochet, sewing, and beading for jewelry. I must take this moment to stress to readers in all walks of life the importance of passing on these traditions of creating handmade items.

Pass. It. On.

green-ridge-park-day

Sunday Sampler