Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Xmas update

Well, over the Christmas break I definitely had a good time with my family and friends.  I found it hard to find time to crochet.  But I did manage to get a few items made.  I'm learning as I go....for instance, I think a few of my first few items were a bit small.  I use myself as a guide and when I finally tried them on my husband, they looked like they shrank in the dryer.  Well, I'll make them bigger this time around.  Hopefully a lot of really small people needed warmth recently.  :) 
I also received a package from an old high school friend, Myla Wunderlich.  I really liked her back then and I can see she is just as wonderful now.  Love you Myla!!  Thanks!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Big Drop (or something like that)

I made my first delivery of scarves and hats to SAMM today.  I didn't want any grandstanding, so I just took them inside and drove off.  No biggie.  I wish I could have been delivering them more than just the few items I had made.  I will work harder this next two weeks. 
I've just received some beautiful blue yarn from my dear friend, Vonna Purtell, and one of my oldest friends, Linda Scheffler.  Thanks to you both.  And now, I have more work to do, so I'm outta here.  Have a blessed day!

Friday, December 11, 2009

More updates

I received a generous package from Shirley Hines.  Thanks!!  And I finished a gorgeous scarf from Traci Underwood's yarn.  I'll post the picture on Monday. It's a nice color.   But today, I have to travel to Houston for my son's birthday party and so I don't have time to download pics.  Traveling is always a great time for me to get lots of crocheting done.  But today, we aren't leaving until after dark.  Man, what a waste of some good time!  I was also planning on making a drop-off to the shelter today, but had to spend the day packing for our trip and cleaning up doggy diarrhea.  Ick.  My poor old fart dog is a little sick.  But amongst all this craziness, I did manage to whip out a crocheted hat today.  Hooray!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Well, here are the first few...

Donated by Katie Little    (this looks better when on a head! )                                                                     

Donated by John Martin                                                                       

Donated by Scott Weinert  (is it "ie" or "ei"?   I forget, Scott....sorry)

                  John Martin

              Sharron Burnett

   Scott Wienert (I added a flower with some extra yarn I had....hey, there's no reason why some homeless gal shouldn't be fabulous too!)

                            Maryellen Greene

             Sharron Burnett  (this one looks much prettier in person....nice color)

I only made 10 items in 2 weeks, but I have been very busy with Christmas activities, Thanksgiving, the routine housework, caring for my kids, etc.  So I will bump up production this week.  Thanks for the donations.  And don't forget to spread the word.  The SAMM shelter has currently has 400 beds and they were ALL full of cold and hungry people.  400!!  So I won't stop crocheting!  Keep it coming!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Holy Gravy!!!!  I just received packages of yarn from John Martin and Marita Osterloh.  And WOW, do I have a lot of work to do.  Better learn to crochet faster!  I have more scarves finished and so I'll post pics tomorrow....I promise!!