Friday, July 8, 2011


Hi everyone,

Hope your fourth was as nice as mine. I have not been feeling well, so I have been very busy crocheting. I have several WIPs right now. The first is a gray mouse cat bed, a sweater that I have been crocheting as my stash allows, and fingerless gloves. In addition to all that, I have several WIPs on my knitting needles as well. I will be having pics as I finish a project. I still haven't had the chance to play with my camcorder, so I will be posting videos in the future. I just came across an extended double crochet stitch that I was not aware of until this tank top pattern in Crochet magazine. I think my first video will how to do an extended double crochet and what it is.

I haven't done much scrapbooking lately, but I am working on organizing and cleaning my craft room. It will be a while for the new craft room to be finished, so I am moving back into my old room. I previously had this brain storm to move all of my scrapbooking stuff into the dining room. Needless to say, you see all this stuff as soon as you hit the door! I am also fining it harder to find my items. I'm hoping that with this move, I can set up my Cricut in a convenient place so that I will use it a lot more. They have a stamping convention in Monroeville, PA this weekend for those of you who are interested. I will not be going as I recently replenished my scrapbooking and crocheting stashes. :) Next weekend, I'll go to Pat Cataan's to scrapbook, and the following weekend, I'll go to the to the book club and the chocolate scrap. There will be chocolate smoothies and Dove chocolates, plus we will be making a recipe album with all of the chocolate recipes from that day inside. All of that for $25 for the scrap and $8 for the book club. I have been working on my album for the book club, and I have decided not to do it just like our teacher's album. It really does remind one of the scrapbook mysteries by Laura Childs. We have been learning how to make different book markers, tags, and we painted our pizza boxes that hold all of our book club supplies. Everything is really cute! Maybe I'll take pics to show you. How many of you read Julia Childs' scrapbooking mysteries? I just downloaded the next book, and I read it in 2 days! I'm waiting for the next one in the mail since they don't have it ebook format yet. I can't wait for the new one to come out in October! I know that I'm behind the times, but I just started reading "The Vampire Diaries". I downloaded the fourth book, but I'm waiting to read that one after the third book in the series arrives in the mail. I'm also a big "Twilight" fan. Maybe I'll do something with a Vampire theme to it as well.

Happy Hooking & Scrappin,


1 comment:

  1. Hi Mchelle, I hope you are feeling better soon hunny.
    Good luck with the craft room sorting and moving, I did that in January thanks to my son moving back home and being evicted from his old bedroom lol.
    Thanks for your lovely comment about my clock it did make me laugh :)
    hugs Mandy xx