July 23, 2014


Today I've been sorting out my email pile of madness which contains several questions.....sooo, I thought it would be fun to just answer all these questions all in one post.

Also I've been playing around with the old blog making some little changes with it.  I hope you like it!!! 
I've changed the name just slightly and also I've taken down Bloglovin and Raverly links. I thought I would be using them often at first but over time I have come to the conclusion, I do not like those sites. Plus it's hard for me to keep them updated with everything else I do daily. If you follow me on Bloglovin, I think you might still updates from the blog but Raverly I will no longer be posting on there.

So,  back to the topic at hand.
Lets get started!

How long have you been crocheting?
I've been crocheting ever since I was a young teenager. My grandmother sat me down one day during my summer vacation with my cousin and older sister and taught me how to make the shell stitch.
I was so drawn to how pretty the stitch was that I have been crocheting ever since.

What is your favorite hook size you like to use?
I love using a size "G" crochet hook for it just seems to "fit" in my hand just right.
I have very small fingers and anything that is really much bigger than that just hurts my hands so I stick to the smaller ones when making my things.

Are blankets the only thing you make when you crochet?
No.  Even thought I make "several" blankets out of yarn I also love to quilt a few. Plus, I enjoy making other things out of yarn like pillows, scarves, socks, pot holders, bunnies, and baby clothes.
There really isn't a thing I would not tackle when it comes to crocheting......I guess you can say
"I'm Hooked".....haha.....get it!

What do you do with all your blankets?
Well. I have several stacked on a large bookcase in my craft room looking all pretty and some stacked in a antique cabinet in my living room . Some I give away to friends or family for special holidays, like birthdays and Christmas or I even give them away for baby showers.

Do you ever sell your blankets?
Yes, sometimes but not often. I prefer making them for our home. I also thought in the beginning of blogging that I would love to open up a little Etsy shop but for some reason I ventured away from that idea. I just don't want the hassle of orders. Plus, I get more enjoyment out of it just making them at my own pace.

Do you mind sharing your patterns?
No I do not mind sharing my patterns but sometimes I just don't have enough time in my day to write them all out much less put all that info on my blog.Truthfully, I get so frustrated when making tutorials or writing out patterns that they are few and far between posted here.

How long have you been knitting?
I've only been knitting for a couple of months. I've been teaching myself by watching Youtube
videos. At first I thought to myself  "How in the world am I ever going to learn this!" but I kept at it and now it is all falling into place.
 Loads of fun!

What type of yarn do you use?
I love to use Cotton!
It is my most favorite of all yarn to use but I also use Caron Yarns, Red Heart Yarns and Knit Picks Yarn. 

Well that pretty much sums up all the questions that I have come across so far. When I get to the end of my email pile and discover any more questions I will do this again.

I hope this answers most of your questions!



July 20, 2014

Weekend Happiness......

........was discovering how much I love making potholders.
Especially the ones that have big flowers on them. 
There is just something about them that has been making me so happy....


They always seem to speak to me when I see one. 

Make me please!!

Plus, they were much needed in my kitchen.

If you spend as much time in your kitchen baking and cooking as I do.....
there never seems to be enough of these to go around~ does there!

Problem solved.......

.....I think I'll make some more!


July 14, 2014


......I've decided to knit!

Something happy and different for a change. 

I thought after awhile~ making crochet blankets, it's high time I do something that 
excites me....and,
knitting does just that!

First, I am playing around with some flowers from my garden.
It's a day full of happiness inside and out!

July 6, 2014

Granny Pinwheel Throw

After three weeks and two days of making triangles......I've finally finished piecing them all together, making the border~I can now say.....this one is DONE!

 This blanket went through three phases to complete believe it or not. First phase, I made all the triangles. All two-hundred of them!!!  One-hundred in white and one-hundred in different colors from my stash.

Then phase two begins. I joined each color triangle to a white triangle to make a square, plus adding a border around each square in white to make them more square. (Did that make sense?) I hope you get the picture!

And finally phase three, I joined all the squares together by slip stitching into the back loops only. Once that was complete, I made a two round circle made of single crochets to add in the middle of each pinwheel to make them stand out a little bit more and the border was added last, of course.

The border is my very own little design made up of single crochet and trebles. (Pattern to come at a later date)

What will come next?????  Who knows. I know I did say I was up for a challenge and I have a little something in mind~ so until then.....thanks for stopping in today.

If you would like to make your own pinwheel throw, you can find the pattern here for my EXTRA WIDE GRANNY TRIANGLES.

Happy Summer!!!
xx Shari