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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Crocheted Creations and a couple of cards

  A few years ago I injured my rotator cuff ( shoulder ) and was having trouble sitting crocheting ( another love of mine ! ) for any length of time . Needless to say , the yarns got tucked away as did the crochet hooks . About 2 years ago I dug them out and a few of my books ( I have a HUGE Rubbermaid tote of these from small crocheted ornaments to large afghans ! There is nothing I wouldn't tackle ..... unless it had mofits which I DETEST doing ! LOL ! ) .Unfortunately I dug them out about the same time as I was doing some ordered Christmas cards that required a LOT of small circle punches ( the cards were beautiful ) ............... to make a long painful story short ...... I pulled the ligaments and tendons in my right thumb ! Yse it looked like I had a broked thumb for WEEKS with it's weird hang and " click " every time I moved it !!! Well the gist is it took a GOOD 2 years to get my thumb back to almost normal ! It is amazing what you use your thumb for !!!!!  About 6 weeks ago , I dug out my crochet hooks and small bucket of yarn ( which keeps growing in amount..... use up one ball by 2 more to replace  ! LOL ) . It thrilled me to be able to grip my hook and my ball of yarn and just mindlessly whip up something . I have discovered I LOVE to crochet while we travel as the miles just go by quickly ..... and I can watch the scenery and crochet as I can multi-task quite easily ( well unless DH asks me to do something I don't want to then I suddenly couldn't possible multi-task ! )

 I have whipped up a number of baby / toddler afghans in the 6 weeks I have held my hook !

I was looking at my stack of baby / toddler afghans this afternnon wondering WHAT I was going to do with them so I took some photos and threw them on my FaceBook and said FOR SALE ! Within 5 minutes I had a friend phone and tell me she would buy the blue / white afghan ! Woo Hoo !!!! So if anybody is interested in any of these just let me know as they are ALL for sale and I will probably have a few more before long ! Camping season isn't over yet ! LOL !

 I haven't just been sitting crocheting this past week . I have had to make a few cards ( and have a few more to do before next weekend ! )

 This card is for a friend's daughter who is getting married this weekend . I had a lot of fun playing with this one and I hope they like it !

 And this card is for my parents anniversary on August 31 ....... They will have been married 60 years !!!!! Mom told me not long ago that she loves my cards but miss my " flowery " cards though loves my little girl ( Magnolias ) cards too . So after much thinking I decided to go very plain on the outside and use just a mini Tilda on the inside ! We are heading down to see my parents next weekend so it will be a hand delivered " special delivery " . By request , their anniversary will be low key as all they asked for is their 3 kids to sit at the same table for supper ( with their spouses and a few of their kids and grandkids - though none of mine will be there .... as usual ! )

Oh and before I forget , my furry kids want to say HI
 My dog / house sitter took this ! I don't know how she managed to get them all together but it must have been fun because they never cooperate and sit together ! LOL !

Have a great weekend everybody !


  1. WOW look at you go!! Those pieces are very very pretty! And your cards are fabulous ... as usual!! hee hee Love that flower and dammit if I didn't have it in my hand to purchase today and I put it back!! Regretting!! LOL!! And you little pooches all look so happy and cute together. She did a great job sitting them all up and pretty. Amazing!

  2. Anonymous7:05 PM

    Donna everything is so pretty, your cards, baby blankets and your furry babies are adorable, they look like they posed for this photo, amazing.

    Hugs, Lori m

  3. Love your crochet work! Beautiful!! So glad your an Outlaw!!

  4. whoa..........look at all the crocheting! wowza chickie! beautiful ~ as is your creations!
    and awwww...what a darlin pic of your 'darlin' lil babies! so sweet!