Saturday, February 19, 2011


When Joanne said it was her moms 80th birthday I decided to get out my scraps, make some flowers and make her a lap-a-ghan. I was really happy with the way it turned out. I don't know if I will ever finish using up my scraps but I keep trying!! It was so cold today I think I could have used one myself!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mrs. Edgar

Happy Valentine's Day!!
When Keni and I went to the nursing home for Christmas I told them I would be back for Valentine's Day. Mrs. Edgar told me her birthday was the day after Valentine's Day and she would look forward to seeing me. I had to go to Battle Mountain this morning so decided to take her birthday present a day early. She just loved the shawl! Then she told me about the nice gentleman that sends flowers to them on their birthday. It is one of the store owners in town. I knew he was great in helping with donations to the school and such but did not know he sent the flowers every year to each of them on their special day. I always liked the guy but it just made me like him more. I told her when I went to the store and saw him I would show him the picture. He wasn't there today but I am going to print this picture to take to him. I know he doesn't do it himself but to know he cares enough to have them sent makes him special to me. She said to tell him she loved him and thanked him. She is such a sweet lady. She was saying I love you over and over as I walked out of her room. I ended up spending over and hour with her and it was hard to leave when I did! I do have to get back again soon. Tomorrow is her 88th birthday!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cell Phone Tote

Keni is going to a Valentine Dance tonight and I asked her if she wanted me to make something for her to carry her phone and money in so she wouldn't have to wear her fanny pack. She said "No Thanks", but I decided to make something anyway and see if she liked it. Before I put the beads on it I asked her what she thought and told her I was going to put some beads on it. She "kinda" liked it. So I put 2 rows of beads and we had another viewing! She said "Ohhhhh, do you think you could add a couple more rows of beads?" I added two more rows of beads and she was really liking it. She asked for 2 MORE rows of beads so I add 2 more rows. Then she said "I really like it but I think It needs one more row of beads!" So final row of beads was put on and she was happy. I used a little strip of magnet so the flap would stay in place and I loved the way it turned out. I think I will make one for myself.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I have made a couple of cowls for gifts and while we were at Wal Mart Keni saw this yarn called "Zebra" and decided she wanted a cowl made out of it. They are basically an accessory. You can pull it up over your head if the wind is really bad or as in the second picture give it a half twist and wrap around your neck for a neckwarmer.

Getting Keni to model is so much harder then it was when she was little. Now I have to snap that picture fast before she takes off or she wants to make funny faces at me. I stopped by school today when I was in Battle Mountain to talk to the principal and she was just getting out for lunch so she and her girl friend sat in the van and had lunch. All they could talk about was the Valentines Day dance tomorrow night. She was planning to ask a boy to go!!!!! Now to wait until she gets home to find out if she followed through or chickened out. I will be sure and let you know. Bye for now.

Monday, February 7, 2011

What Can You Recycle?

I have had this laundry detergent cup hanging around for a couple of years and keep thinking one of these days I will do something with it. So yesterday was the day I finally did something with it. You take one empty detergent cup and add...

One lone teddy bear who has also been hanging around for a couple of years waiting for his day to come. At this point you crochet a cover...

And you end up with this cute little Teddy Bear Tote!

Just open it up and there he sits looking oh so cute! So now you will always know right where to find your little teddy bear! Tell me what you have recycled lately? Hugs cindy