Wednesday, October 28, 2015

~ Yay!!!!!! ~

I have a new granddaughter!!
She is 9 lbs. 5 oz.
Her name is Samantha.
I will call her Sami.
She is Beautiful.
I am in love.  ♥♥♥







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Thursday, October 22, 2015

~ going to the campground ~

Laura and I are going to the campground for the weekend.   There will be other family members there too, but I'm not sure who yet.
We will be getting our Halloween stuff organized and ready for next weekend's Haunted TeePee. 
I, of course, am prepared.   :)


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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

~ test post ~

***this is a test post from my phone***

I've been working on this granny square lapghan for the longest time.
The granny part was ok, but the (sc, ch 14, sc) border is taking forever! 
I certainly like the look of it though.


Have a lovely evening.   :)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

~ me & Laura ~


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Sunday, October 11, 2015

~ a machine knitted hat, crochet & football ~

I decided that I wanted to use the Vanna's Tapestry yarn that I bought at AC Moore to see how it would work up, so I pulled out my Innovations knitting machine to make a hat.
I only wanted to make a regular size hat, but I got a little carried away and made a slouchy hat.
I don't like it much on me, so I turned it into a preemie size baby cocoon.
  



I actually like working with the Innovations knitting machine even though it does have one needle that gives me trouble.  
I have marked that needle with a Sharpie marker.
I wind the handle slowly and when that certain needle comes around I stare at it like a hawk.  If it catches the yarn the wrong way, then I fix it and all is good.

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Here's a new scrap granny that I'm working on.  It will most likely be a lapghan for me or a baby blanket.


This cute little hat will be for my (soon to be) granddaughter.
The 1st hat I crocheted for her will be too big for a few months at least, so I made this one a little bit smaller.
The colors match the grey and white ripple I crocheted for her a few months ago.


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 This is my grandson Will (#61) at his Bowie High School football game yesterday.
He mostly stands on the sidelines because the Seniors get to play the most.  I don't like that.  It doesn't seem right to me.
(But what do I know - I'm just his Yaya.)
I guess it will be alright though - all the boys that are on the sidelines this year will be Seniors next year, so they will be the ones playing the games then.


Bowie Bulldogs - 24
Roosevelt Raiders - 33

Have a great day - see ya next time.  :)



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Sunday, October 4, 2015

~ yarn, crochet & plastic canvas ~

Hi everyone - I hope all is well and that you're staying dry in this wet weather.
Vince and I were out yesterday running errands - he needed to go to Sears to buy some tools, so I had him drop me off at AC Moore first.  I don't know about you, but I don't enjoy wandering around looking at tools.
I bought yarn (of course) that I really don't need, but what the hey.  The 2 mill-ends bags were $6.99 each, and the Vanna's yarn was 2 for $5.00.  I had a 25% off coupon too so that made it even better.


I used 2 strands of bulky yarns and a P hook to crochet this flower pot cover.  I have it turned upside down so I could put this mini orchid on it.


 I have started working on a scrap yarn granny square.  I'm thinking it will be a lap blanket.


I made another pill bottle cover in plastic canvas.  This picture is when I'm about half way done.


And here it is complete.  It will be kept in my craft bag.


My son graphed out this Pokeball for me so I could make him a coaster.  It was very quick and easy to do.
Plastic canvas is great for these types of projects.


Well, that's it for now.  Have a great day, and I'll see ya next time.

p.s.  you can follow me on Instagram - search for debi_y -
you'll be able to see my crafty pictures and more.   :)

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Friday, October 2, 2015

~ Debi & Laura's crochet & crafts ~


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Monday, September 21, 2015

~ pretty easy cowl ~


Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
   - 4 1/4 oz. light color
   - 4 1/4 oz. medium color
- L crochet hook

Size:  10" x 30" (before sewing together)

Notes:
- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook.
- use 1 strand of each color held together as one.

Directions:
Row 1:  Ch 26, (sc, dc) in the 2nd ch from the hook.  *skip next ch, (sc, dc) in the next ch.  Repeat from * across.  Turn.

Rows 2 - 74:  (sc, dc) in next sc.  *skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next sc.  Repeat from * across.  Turn.

At end of Row 74, twist the end of the piece, match the stitches with Row 1 and sl st together.  End off.

***Debi Y's pattern***


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Thursday, September 17, 2015

~ miscellaneous stuff ~

Tuesday was Grandparents Day at James' school.
I had a nice time watching James and the 4th grade class singing a song for all the Grandpa's and Grandma's.
We then went to his new class to see the kids in action.


James was thinking about something.  Probably what he could get himself into without getting into trouble.  :)


This little bad girl is on my poop list.
She killed a baby bunny that was in our yard.
I'm glad I wasn't home when she did it.
Bad girl Ladybug!


This beautiful quilt was created and gifted to me by the talented Niki.
Thank you so much!  I absolutely love it.
♥♥♥


Just a small haul from the Tuesday Morning store:
glitter markers and 3 ball chain necklaces.


Thanks for dropping by -
have a great day.  :)

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Friday, September 11, 2015

~ 9 / 11 ~




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Sunday, September 6, 2015

~ 9-5-2015 video ~



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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

~ my crochet evening ~

This was my crochet work space last night:


I love being surrounded by all that yarn.

And this is what I'm working on for now.  A 3 round solid granny scrappy patchwork blanket.


The perfect project to work on when you have lots of scrap yarn.  :)


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Monday, August 31, 2015

~ my grandson Will ~

My 16 year old grandson Will is on the Bowie High School football team.  He is the young man on the right.
Will is 6'2" and about 260 lbs., and he is not even the biggest guy on the team.
I have to ask - what are these young men eating to get so big?
I don't remember the guys being this big when I was in High School.
It amazes me every time I look at this picture.


#proudyaya   ♥

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

~ a guardian grandmas donation ~

I received a guardian grandmas donation from Marie T. a few days ago.  She sent 3 beautiful baby cocoon and hat sets:




and 2 of the most softest, squishiest baby blankets.
I do believe Marie loom knitted the blankets with Bernat Baby Blanket yarn, which is a bulky, soft chenille.




They are beautiful Marie - thank you so much!   I really do appreciate all of your hard work, and I'm sure the new Moms and babies will too.   ♥

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

~ checking in ~

Hi everyone!  Just checking in for a few minutes.
I haven't been able to be on the computer (except for a minute here and there) because my Mom has been in the hospital and we've been there with her.
She went in last Tuesday (the 18th) for a couple of problems, which by the way wouldn't have got so bad if Doctor's Hospital wouldn't have dropped the ball like they did.  Take my advice - don't go there!  Well anyway - she's at P.G. Hospital now and the 2 problems she had were taken care of, but the Doctor found another problem that she will have to have surgery to fix.
We are waiting for a bed to open up at the next hospital so she can be transferred.  Today is the 4th day that we have been waiting.

Since I was hanging out at P.G. Hospital, I figured I could make a 'guardian grandmas' delivery - so that's what we did.  Laura was with me so she helped me carry the bags.  Once again - no pictures on the inside, but I took these before we went in.






Have a great day - I'll see ya next time.  :)


    
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Friday, August 14, 2015

~ grey and white ripple blanket ~

Good morning - good morning!!

I have finally finished my granddaughter's ripple blanket.
Erica had sent me a picture that she found on Pinterest - the link went to an Etsy account selling the actual blanket, so I just looked at the picture and copied the pattern from there.
I have no idea if there is a written pattern.






Have a great day!!  :)
  
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

~ just stuff ~

Hello ladies.  I hope everyone is doing well.
I have a few things that I would like to show you.  If you follow me on Instagram (debi_y) then you've already seen this stuff, so I'm sorry for the repeat.

I had to do some grocery shopping (which I hate to do), so I decided to check in the Tuesday Morning store first to see what they have.
I found a bag of mixed buttons, a bag of snaps, a nice pair of scissors, and a bag of 2 adjustable rings.  Don't know what I'm going to do with the rings yet -  I'll let you know.


Here's what was in the bag of buttons.  My favorites are the pink flowers and the cupcake buttons.


I have started working on a new square.  I'm thinking of continuing with the square and making a baby blanket, but I'm not completely sure about that, so I'll keep you updated.


These are the plastic canvas jar wraps that I mentioned in my last video with Laura.
I'm not quite sure I like them yet.
Time will tell.


Speaking of our last video - here it is:


Have a great day - see ya next time.  :)

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Friday, August 7, 2015

~ crochet a headband ~



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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

~ cuddle fleece baby cocoon ~


Materials:
- 7 oz. Premium Yarns Deborah Norville cuddle fleece (or any size 5 bulky yarn)
- L hook

Size:  11" across x 14" top to bottom

Notes:
- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your hook.
- the ch 2 at the beginning of Rnds 1 - 11 do not count as a stitch.

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, work 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st.  2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, dc in next dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, dc in next 2 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, dc in next 3 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 6:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same dc as the joining st, dc in next 9 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnds 7 - 11:  Ch 2, dc in same dc as the joining st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnd 12:  Ch 1, sc in same dc as the joining st.  Sc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 13:  Ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 1.  *dc next 2 sc together, ch 1.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnd 14:  Ch 1, sc in same dc as the joining st.  Sc in each dc and ch-1 space around.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.

Rnds 15 - 27:  Repeat Rnds 13 - 14 consecutively.  At end of Rnd 27, end off.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

~ I can't believe it! ~

I did it again!
I watched another Sharknado movie!
What is wrong with me?

In case you're wondering - the movie was AWFUL!!
Besides the AWFUL story line - the actors were AWFUL too.
I thought those people were supposed to take acting lessons if they wanted to be in a movie.

I do have to give "The Most Epic Death Scene" award to Frankie Muniz (as mechanic Lucas Stevens) though.
He had to get to the RV they had outfitted to look like something from Road Warriors, to hit some kind of destruct button that was on top of the thing.  (Why it was on the top of the RV, I don't know)  Well anyways, he runs to the back of the RV and a shark comes out of nowhere and bites off his right leg, he keeps going, hopping to get to the door.  As soon as he opens the door, another shark comes and bites off his left arm.  Poor guy.  He gets in the RV and somehow gets thru the opening at the top and is crawling to the destruct button when a shark bites off his other leg.  Oh my God, seriously?  Well, the poor guy is still trying to get to that button - bless his heart - when yet another shark comes and bites off his right arm!!  Yes - mechanic Lucas Stevens has no arms or legs but he's still moving to get to that destruct button!!  I don't know how he's moving, but he's doing it.  He finally gets to the button and pushes it with his chin and the RV blows up with him on it.
I seriously don't know what the point of that was, but it most definitely was "The Most Epic Death Scene" ever!


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Erica sent me a picture of a ripple blanket that she wants me to crochet for the new baby.  I went to AC Moore and bought new skeins of Bernat Super Value yarn in grey and white.  The Super Value skeins are 7 oz.
After I had crocheted the same amount of each skein into the blanket, I had different amounts left over.


The white is a tad bit thinner than the grey, so maybe that is why, but I did weigh each of the next 2 skeins and the white skein was 7 1/2 oz.
So - I'm not mad because the skein was more instead of less, but I do see a problem happening with pattern designers.
Say you want to design a hat - you start with a new skein of 7 oz. yarn - you crochet your hat, and when you go to write your pattern you need to know how much yarn you used.  If it's a solid color hat - it's not a problem really - just weigh the hat.  But if you have a multi color hat, that could be a problem.  You weigh what is left of the skein and minus that from 7 oz. and you will get how much of that color you used for your hat.  Or do you?  Was the brand new skein actually 7 oz, or was it more or less?  Hmmm.
From now on, if I'm designing a pattern, I will weigh the skeins first just to make sure.
I hope none of my patterns are wrong.

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Erica came for a visit yesterday and she brought my grandpuppy Titan with her.  He's getting so big now - she told me he weighs 55 lbs.
You can definitely tell Titan is a puppy - he is so full of energy.  All he did was run and jump.  He even knocked over a couple of things with his tail because it was wagging back and forth at 50 miles an hour.
Ladybug - on the other hand - does this 90% of the time:


She's 13 1/2 now, so I guess that's all she wants to do.
That's ok though - if I was her age (95 1/2 in dog years) that's all I would do too.  :)

Take care ladies - I'll see ya next time.



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Friday, July 17, 2015

~ Minion baby cocoon ~


Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
   - 2 oz. blue
   - 2 1/2 oz. yellow
   - 1/2 oz. black
   - small amounts brown, white and grey
- J hook

Size:  10 1/4" across x 13 1/2" top to bottom

Notes;
- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your hook.
- the ch 2 at the beginning of all rnds does not count as a st.

Directions:
Rnd 1:  With blue ch 3 (make the 1st ch loose), 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to the 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as joining st, 2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  (24 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as joining st, dc in next dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as joining st, dc in next 2 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as joining st, dc in next 3 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 6:  Ch 2, 2 dc in the same st as joining st, dc in next 4 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnds 7 - 11:  Ch 2, dc in the same st as joining st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  At end of Rnd 11, end off.

Rnd 12:  Join yellow with a sl st to 1st dc, ch 2, dc in the same st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnds 13 - 19:  Ch 2, dc in the same st as joining st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  At end of Rnd 19, end off.

Rnd 20:  Join black with a sl st to 1st dc, ch 2, dc in the same st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnds 21 - 22:  Ch 2, dc in the same st as joining st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  At end of Rnd 22, end off.

Rnd 23:  Join yellow with a sl st to 1st dc, ch 2, dc in the same st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnds 24 - 30:  Ch 2, dc in the same st as joining st.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnd 31:  Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining st.  Sc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  End off.

Eye:
Rnd 1:  With brown ch 3 (make the 1st ch loose), 10 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to the 1st hdc.  End off.  (10 hdc)

Rnd 2:  Join white with a sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc in same hdc.  2 hdc in each hdc around.  Join as before.  

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st as joining st, hdc in next hdc.  *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  End off.

Rnd 4:  Join grey with a sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc in same hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc.  *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  End off.

Sew to black band.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

~ Minion hat ~


I know I'm a little late to the party with these Minion patterns, but I couldn't resist.  :)

Materials:
- 4-ply worsted weight acrylic
   - 2 oz. yellow
   - 1 oz. blue
   - small amounts grey and white
- J hook
- one 18mm animal eye

Size:  fits a 10 yr. old

Notes:
- I crochet tight, so you may need to adjust the size of your hook.
- the ch 2 at the beginning of rnds does not count as a stitch

Directions:
Rnd 1:  With yellow ch 3 (make the 1st ch loose), 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to the 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  (24 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, dc in next dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, dc in next 2 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 5:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 6:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as joining, dc in next 4 dc.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnds 7 - 8:  Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  At end of Rnd 8, end off.

Rnd 9:  Join black with a sl st to 1st dc, ch 2, dc in same st as joining.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnd 10:  Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  End off.

Rnd 11:  Join yellow with a sl st to 1st dc, ch 2, dc in same st as joining.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnds 12 - 15:  Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  At end of Rnd 15, end off.

Rnd 16:  Join blue with a sl st to 1st dc, ch 2, dc in same st as joining.  Dc in each dc around.  Join as before.

Rnds 17 - 18:  Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  

Rnd 19:  Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each dc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.  End off.

For eye:
Rnd 1:  With white ch 3 (make the 1st ch loose), 10 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st hdc.  (10 hdc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 1 loosely, 2 hdc in same hdc as joining st.  2 hdc in each hdc around.  Join as before.

Rnd 3:  Ch 1 loosely, 2 hdc in same hdc as joining st, hdc in next hdc.  *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  End off.

Rnd 4:  Join grey with a sl st to 1st hdc, ch 1 loosely, 2 hdc in same hdc as joining st, hdc in next 2 hdc.  *2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.  End off.

Sew evenly across black rnds.  Attach animal eye to Rnd 1.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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Monday, July 13, 2015

~ a plastic canvas Minion coaster ~

Here's a little Minion coaster I thought was cute.




by Debi Y.

I count squares when I cut the plastic canvas.  27 squares across - 27 squares down.
It measures 4 1/8" x 4 1/8"

I hope you like it too.  :)

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

~ another video ~



These projects were shown in the video, but I'm adding them here in case you can't watch it.

Yarn I bought from Pam (Yarnie Nana) on Etsy - 


Yarn I bought from Walmart.


Laura's plastic canvas and yarn bought from Walmart.


A mandala that I crocheted in honor of Wink of 'A Creative Being'.


A 3-strand yarn basket with a leather tag that my husband Vince cut out for me.  I stamped the word 'yarn' on it.


The memory box that Laura made for my granddaughter.



Cigarette cases and lighter covers that Laura made.


Scissor protectors that Laura also made.


Headbands that I crocheted on.  The headbands were bought from the Dollar Tree - they come in a pack of 3.




Nephew Spencer found this bottle and gave it to me.  I added flowers (from the Dollar Tree) and crocheted a band to go around it.


Great-nephew Wyatt also gave me a 'nice' bottle to add flowers to.  :)



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