~ about me ~

* I've been crocheting for around 30 years.

* I have a 'floater' in my left eye (doctor says it's ok) - it's a sideways Y - very appropriate I would say since my last name starts with a Y.

* I occasionally talk to myself - especially if something on TV irritates me.

* NCIS is still my most favorite show (I love Tony) - I have all 8 seasons on dvd

* I'm 5' 3" and 128 lbs.

* I love chocolate candy - the kind that comes in boxes

* My 1st favorite color is pink === my 2nd favorite color is light blue

* My grandson's call me Ya-Ya.

* My daughter's birth month and year is 9-82 ==== my son's birth month and year is 2-89. The same numbers as my daughter's, only backwards. (no, I didn't plan that)

* I am 51 years old - but in my mind I feel younger. Well, except for my various aches, pains and crazy body problems that are associated with menopause. Oh, and also when I'm with my grandsons. (Can't be young and have grandsons.)
* In the safety of my PT Cruiser, I fuss at stupid drivers. For example:
- that's some mighty fine driving there jackass!
- Jeez Grandma (or Grandpa) the speed limit is 45 not 30!
- where's your frickin turn signal idiot?!
- hey jackass - who taught you how to drive?!
~~~I should be ashamed of myself. :)

* I love spending time at our trailer at the campground but I absolutely hate having to use the bath-house across the little dirt road - especially at night - there's spiders in the doorway. Which leads me to...

* Spiders. Spiders freak me out. They give me the willies just thinking about 'em.

* My husband and I went to High School together for 2 years but never met. I met him at my friend's boyfriend's house the summer I graduated (in 1979).

* In my opinion, pro football pants are one of the best inventions ever. :)

* I do not know how to swim - and I will never learn to - I'm afraid of deep water.

* I'm unemployed right now - but I'm looking.
* I do not like jobs that involve dealing with customers - some people just get on my nerves with the stuff they come up with.

* If I don't have sunlight I get very irritable.

* I have 2 mutt dogs - Tex & Ladybug - and I want a chihauhau.

* Sometimes I take things to heart - other times I could care less.

* Both of my pinky fingers are crooked at the end knuckle.

* I tried to quit smoking but I failed. I will try again someday.

*  I have 1 husband:  my Vince
       and 5 boyfriends:  Tom Selleck, Don Johnson, David James Elliott (Harm from JAG), Michael Weatherly (Tony from NCIS) and Alan Jackson.  :)

*  I have medium pink pinstripes on my PT Cruiser.

*  besides my dogs Tex and Ladybug, I also have 2 gerbils - their names are Mugsy and Rocky.

*  when I started menopause a few years ago, I would tease my son by telling him that I was going to grow a handlebar mustache (he hated that)  :)

*  my husbands family lives in Ontario, Canada, so we spend alot of our vacations there.  

*  after 30+ years, my husband still makes me laugh.

*  during my short stint in the Army, I was assigned to 'Burial detail' for a couple of weeks.  I was part of the 21 gun salute (which is 7 soldiers firing 3 times).  And yes, I cried (quietly) every time.

*  I cannot drive on major highways - I get very, very nervous - and a very, very nervous driver is not a good driver.

*  I hate window shopping.  If I'm going to the stores - I'm going to buy something.

* I love to organize stuff

* I collect coffee mugs - every once in a while, I go through them and give some to family members so I can keep collecting

* I have 3 sisters (Teri, Laura and Julie) and 1 brother (Darrell)

* when I was around 12 yrs. old, a neighbors rooster attacked the back of my legs - good thing I had my snazzy, shiney black patent leather boots on or he would of tore me up (yes, I had shiney black patent leather boots - I thought I was the cat's pajamas) :)

* my knees crackle like hard plastic wrap - or as my Vince calls it 'cracka-lackin' (I really should get them taken care of)

* I don't like grocery shopping

* my favorite store is the 'Dollar Tree'

* I hate standing in line at the store and the person behind me gets right up on my ass - I like my personal space, so back off

* I am a jeans and t-shirt girl

* I've never broken any bones (knock on wood)

* my favorite music is Motown

* I enjoy lighting candles in the evening

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  1. So cute I love the five boyfriends.....

  2. I enjoyed your page. I too love your work and you are a grooovy grandma. Humourous touches made me smile. All the best!!!
    ps I love butterflies too!

  3. I love your work. I am going to try to make one of those crochet hook handles. Wish me luck. I love the colors of yours.

  4. Thanks ladies. :)

    Good luck Karina. :)

  5. You are great! Love your blog! Love your sense of humour. {Yes...this is the correct spelling for me...I am Canadian...but I prefer your spelling}. It makes a lot more sense to me!!!!!

    1. Thank you Lynn - I appreciate that very much. My husband was born in Canada but he's been here in the States since he was 5 years old. His family lives in Canada - we visit them about once a year. :)

  6. Hi Debi! Love your site... I'm Carol Hummel, a crochet artist (I'm the one who crochets trees and people and landscapes and other things ..can see them at www.carolhummel.com)

    I'm a finalist in an international art contest about "The Future of Cities" and I think it would be really cool if a crochet artist could win (or at least look respectable!!) If you think it's a worthy cause, I'd appreciate it if you'd pass on this CALL FOR VOTES to all the crocheters in your world and ask them to pass it along....and along...and along ...and along

    Go to:




    Thanks for any thing you can do!


    1. Hi Carol - I posted this on my blog. Good luck to you. :)

  7. Good Morning, Debi!! I'm a crocheter, also, and I enjoy your blog so much. I have floaters in both my eyes(!) but as long as they don't interfere with my crocheting I'm fine with them. Just wanted to tell you that there have been days when I've felt 'down' for one reason or another, and coming to your blog is like visiting with a friend who has similar interests. It's very comforting here. Thank you!! Please take care. ~Melany

    1. Hi Melany. Thank you so much for the compliments. I really appreciate it when someone stops by and says 'hello'. :)

  8. I love your blog! I have just started crocheting again after 30 years and it is like riding a bike. Last night while watching March Madness basketball games, I crocheted a scarf with some wool I found laying around. Last month I did a baby blanket!

    1. Thanks Debra - and thanks for stopping by and saying 'hello'. :)

  9. Hi there,
    I can't stop laughing your to funny..Very nice to meet you. So far I am loving your blog. I just started crochet back up again and im so hooked and excited to get started with a project. So many ideas I don't know where to begin:)

    1. Nice to meet you too - thanks for stopping by. :)

  10. Hi Debbie. Like you I'm also an avid crocheter and am always looking for new ideas. I love your 17B blanket but can't find the pattern on your page. Can you please tell me where I can find it? my e-mail address is fpd48@aol.com. Thank you so much and happy crocheting.


    1. Thanks Fran - I sent you an email. :)

  11. I love you stuff and patterns to share. How can I join your blog. my email address is mooset52@yahoo.com. Thank you for sharing all your stuff. Where do you go camping? I also used to camp and take my crocheting with. People would laugh at me for doing that. I am a self taught crocher and always looking for new things to make for friends and grandkids and to sell in my etsy store.

    Hugs and happy crocheting
    Mary Lou Carnduff

    1. Thanks Mary Lou. Since you don't have a blog, you can add my blog to your 'favorites' - I think people call it 'book marking'. My family owns a campsite at Indian Acres in Thornburg, Virginia. We love spending time there. Have a great day. :)

  12. Awww you sound so cool , wish you were here in California, I would surely visit you. Love your page and thanks for the tutorial on the hooks!!!!! Ciao

  13. Hello,

    I am glad I found your blog. I am trying to determine the "book" that the pattern(s) "Halloween Set" was published it. From Ravelry it is listed in "Annie's Quick & Easy Crochet to Go! No. 107, Oct-Nov 1997", I thought I found it in a book, not a magazine.

    Hopefully you have the book reference?


    Alicia Vittal

    1. Hi Alicia. This pattern was also published in Annie's Attic 'Holiday Celebrations in Crochet' (softcover, 2008), and in The Needlecraft Shop 'Crochet Holiday Collection' (hardcover, 2001). :)

    2. Thank you! I am glad I found your blog.
      You crochet so beautifully and I really like your patterns.

    3. You're very welcome - and thank you too. :)

  14. If we lived closer ... we would be dangerous! It seems like we have a lot in common (esp. Tony!! ha love NCIS!) Thanks for the laughs and the crocheting!

  15. Hi Debi, Thanks for visiting me. I like your about-me page and I come back here often, reading it cheers me up. I am scared of swimming too and I always add my two bits worth while watching TV....ha ha. I just love your hooks, they are lovely.

  16. Thank you for the patterns and pics to go with them! (now you are in my crochet fav's) Been a Gibbs fan, myself... and my hubby of 32 yrs still makes me laugh, too. (very important) Enjoyed your "about me" page..very brave.

  17. Found your blog today via Pinterest.. I am teaching myself to crochet and your blog will be a great resource for information and some beautiful patterns to try out. Thank you!!

  18. Hi Debi,

    I just wrote an email to you with my questions at dlyrs@juno.com with my question. Have you received it?

    Betty Lauria


  19. Hey Debi, Just read your about me page. I am sorry to read about your sister. It is a hard thing. So far I lost my Mom and one brother and none of it is fun. It takes several years to be able to take it in.
    I love your work and your blog.I appreciate well done and your work is good looking. You hang in there.Brenda aka Oldnbroken

  20. Hello Debi, Just had the privilege to find your "spot" here .... so enjoyed reading about you!! I think you are my twin sister :)... we have a lot in common! Thanks for making me smile... I love crochet, I have been crocheting for a little over 30 yrs. What state do you live in?
    I am so happy to run into you blog... I am going to look for you on FB now.. Thank you for the smiles... LOve your work!... hugs from Ohio, Patti

  21. New to your blog. See you like organizing things. It would be helpful if you could provide a list of your patterns by name all on one page. I never did find the pattern that brought me here from pinterest. Bea Seibert

    1. Hi Seibertneurolyme. At the very top left of my blog is a search button - type in what you're looking for and it will be brought up for you. Also, I have a list of labels on the right side-bar - click on 'pattern' and all 128 will come up for you to look at. :)

  22. Hi Debi!, I love how you describe seem like a very sincere person.
    I just discoved you're blog and I love it!

    xoxo Cindy

  23. Honey, we could be best friends! We are so much alike, right down to the crack-a-lackin knees. LOL! Keep Hookin'!

  24. hi debi. have you ever tried crocheting rugs with fabric strips?
    Bev Evanger from port angeles wa.

    1. Hi Bev. I've tried crocheting with fabric, but I didn't like it - it was too stiff. I think I'll stick with yarn. :)

  25. Hi Debi, I don't know how I ended up on your blog but I found it interesting. I first watched your video crocheting in the car and it was like sitting and conversing with a friend. I bet you are good company, thanks for sharing. Did they tell you at the hospital what size to make the quilted cover for the Isolettes? I'm wondering if there's a universal size.

    1. Hi Carlota. I called the hospital and asked the head nurse - she said to make the quilts 36" square. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)


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