Saturday, April 20, 2013

~ moving to a new blog ~

Good morning everyone.  I'm moving to my new blog - 'Dly's Crochet and Crafts' starting today.  (Just click on the blog name and you will be taken there.)

I've been thinking about making a new blog for a while now - but I was sitting on the fence about it and just couldn't make up my mind.  Well, a few days ago I switched my blog to Google+.  I didn't like it, so I switched back to the regular Blogger platform.  I then figured out that I have no 'comments' section now.  I've looked around to try to fix it but I can't figure out how to do it.  So that was the kick in the pants to start my new blog. 

Don't worry - 'Dly's Hooks and Yarns' will still be left open for everyone to get the patterns, but all my new patterns will be posted on my new blog.

Please join me over at 'Dly's Crochet and Crafts' - I'd love to see you there.  :)    
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Friday, April 19, 2013

~ why ?? ~

I'm sorry, but most of this stuff is a complete waste of yarn.  There are a few pictures of hats in there that are nice though.

Warning:  there are a few pictures of ladies naked rear-ends.  I don't know why.

This lady reminds me of Frankenstein's wife.

This outfit comes with it's own boxing gloves.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

~ stuff ~

Uh oh - I hope I didn't offend anyone yesterday by posting the 'Substitute Teacher' video.  I've only received 3 comments, so I'm kind of thinking I did.  If I did - I apologize. 


A lot of bloggers keep talking about the Google Reader going away on July 1st.  Well I'm kind of confused - my Google Reader has been gone for about a week now.  


I crocheted a couple towel toppers for my kitchen.  This time I used dishcloths instead of using a dish towel cut in half.  It was so much easier - no raw edges to mess with.  I sewed the blanket stitch - started crocheting, and before I knew it - I was finished.  It's such a simple, but necessary project.

Thanks for dropping by ladies - I hope ya'll enjoy your day.  :)         
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

~ Two on Tuesday ~

Two things that make me smile:

* we took our first trip to the campground this weekend.  It was bittersweet though because we went to clean up my sister Teri's campsite.  We picked up small tree branches, raked up leaves, straightened up all the decorative garden stuff, and my sister Julie planted flowers.  I smile because I know that Teri would approve - she always kept her campsite looking nice.

* this video.  I have to warn you - there is quite a bit of cussing - no f-words, but plenty of the regular stuff.  Don't click if you don't want to hear it.  That's the thing I've noticed about today's so-called comedy - it's either about sex or has a ton of cuss words. 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

~ a gift in the mail and 2 bloggy friends giveaways ~

My bloggy friend Kathy from 'From My Heart of Love!' very kindly sent me a sweet gift in the mail.  A chubby pen, a note-pad (to write my grocery list so I don't forget anything), a journal (to keep notes when I'm crocheting), and a set of 6 'Hello' note cards. 

As I was taking them out of the envelope, my husband was looking over my shoulder.  When I was finished, he looks and says "is the envelope empty?  there's no tools?"  and then he made a sad face.  He's so funny.

Thanks so much for thinking of me Kathy.  :)


Two bloggy friends are having great giveaways:

Shari from 'Kashmere Kisses' is giving away the sweetest fabric bunny that she has sewed herself.  She comes with a crocheted bow in her 'hair' and a pair of crocheted ballet slippers.  Shari is also including a couple of her crocheted pin cushions.  Hop on over and enter for your chance to win.


Alessandra from 'homemade@my place' is giving away 2 prizes.  Each prize includes a Japanese pattern book and either a set of glass covers or a set of coasters crocheted by Ale.  Hop on over to her blog too, and enter for your chance to win.

Good luck to everyone!  :)

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

~ Two on Tuesday ~

Two things that make me smile:

I've thought about this and I always come back to the same things - the every day good things that I enjoy every single day.

*  my dogs Tex and Ladybug.  Look at them - not a care in the world.  Wouldn't it be nice to just lay down in the sun and not worry about anything?

 (optical illusion going on here - Ladybug is a little less than half the size of Tex)

*  my house plants.  I love working with them.  Watering, clipping, dusting, and re-potting them into pretty pots.  I bought an African violet from Lowes on Saturday - I cut it in half and re-potted one half in the double coffee cup pot that's on the bowling pin table for me and the other half is in a pretty blue and white print pot for my Mom.  

* a bonus smile for me - I had to go to the grocery store yesterday, and as I'm driving down the road, I have this nagging feeling that I'm forgetting something.  I check for my purse, my shoes (sometimes I've tried to leave the house wearing slippers), my make-up, and yes, even my t-shirt and jeans.  I finally realize what I'm missing - my coat!  We went straight from cold coat weather to hot t-shirt weather.  Crazy.  I love it - but it's crazy.  :)
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Monday, April 8, 2013

~ little black purse ~

I did a little cleaning in my craft room Saturday and came across these rectangular purse handles.  I remember buying them a few years back off of Ebay, but I don't remember the seller.  They measure 3" x 5" and they're very pretty with the black lace print.  I did a search to see if I could find them, but all I can find is the plain black ones.  

My little black purse measures 6 3/4" x 9" - it's the perfect size to carry just the essentials when you're going 'out on the town'.  :)

***This giveaway is now closed***

1 - Julie Romero
2 - Vikki Hooks
3 - Senhora Baruch
4 - Shannon A.

Please send me your mailing address - my email is

Speaking of purse handles - these are the purse handles that I don't need anymore - so if you're interested, I will send two (2) pairs to the first four (4) people that leave me a comment.  One (1) lucky person will get three (3) pairs.

As always - thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy your day.  :)

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

~ bow wrist cuff ~

I was looking around Pinterest a couple of days ago, and came across a black leather wrist cuff.  It looked very pretty so I decided to crochet one.  I think maybe that these are for the younger ladies - I don't think this Grandma could pull off this look.  :)
  (this is my mannequins arm, not mine)
- small amount 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
- J hook
- two 4mm beads or shank buttons
- small amount size 10 thread
Size:  my wrist measures 6", but the wrist cuff measures 8" long and it fits
Note:  I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook
Row 1:  Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch.  Ch 1, turn.  (9 sc)
Row 2:  Sc in each sc across.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 3:  (sc, dc) in 1st sc.  *skip next sc, (sc, dc) in next sc.  Repeat from * 3 more times.  Turn.
Rows 4 - 24:  Skip 1st dc, (sc, dc) in next sc.  *skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next sc.  Repeat from * across.  Turn.
Row 25:  Ch 1, skip 1st dc.  Sc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, sc in last 2 sts.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 26:  Sc in each sc and ch-1 space across.  End off.
Gather the sides of Rows 13 & 14 together and wrap a long length of yarn around tightly.  Tie ends together in a knot and weave the end in.
With the size 10 thread, sew the beads or buttons between Rows 1 & 2 to match up with the ch-1 spaces of Row 25.
***Debi Y's pattern***
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

~ Two on Tuesday ~

Two things that have made me smile:

*  My bloggy friend Susanne from 'Forget Me Not'.  She remembered seeing a picture of my cow decorated kitchen on my blog, and emailed me to ask me if I would like to have some decorative cow plates that she had stored away.  She's such a sweetheart to think of me.  I received the plates in the mail yesterday and they are so nice.  They're from the Franklin Mint - The American Folk Art Collection - Country Journeys.

Please stop by and say 'hi' to Susanne - she's been going through a real rough, sad time and could use a little extra love.

(sorry about the horrendous flash on the bottom plate)

*  I cleaned up our front porch yesterday to get ready for the nice weather.  Got rid of the old plastic chairs that have seen better days and added a new bird feeder.  Also got rid of old, broken flower pots and decorations.  Out with the old stuff so I can go to the Dollar Store to get some new stuff.  :)

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