Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Surprise for Cindi

It's Cindi's birthday, and this year she decided to give herself a present.  It was a well-deserved vacation consisting of two weeks of sun and surf at her beachside condo.  Little did she know that her peace and quiet were about to be disrupted...

As much as Cindi fussed about wanting peace and solitude for her birthday, she really enjoyed being with her friends.  The fact that they all took time out of their busy lives to drive several hours to throw her a surprise party touched her heart deeply.  She loves them all.  The food came, the wine flowed, and a great time was had by all!  :-)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Projects

I bet you all thought I'd dropped off the face of the planet.  Believe me, I haven't.  LOL Instead I picked up a new hobby - like I had time for it!  As you all know, my roommate/sister Marianne is a knitter.  And being a knitter means she has quite a large stash of yarn; like me with my doll stash.  Since I have absolutely NO patience for knitting, I decided to try my hand at crocheting.  Guess what?  I LOVE it!  Only one hook to deal with and lots of loop-de-loops to create many wonderful designs.  Of course, the Moreville residents are benefiting from this new hobby of mine in the way of clothes and household items.

This blanket/bedspread is the first thing I crocheted.  Marianne kindly provided the yarn.  Thanks Marianne!

Here's another look.  As you can see, it's quite large.  I thought it came out pretty nice for a first crochet project.

This dress was a bit more complicated, not to mention that it called for crochet thread instead of yarn.  The thread is stiff and a royal pain to work with, but I was happy with the end result.

This dress was supposed to be for Barbie, but the hook I used turned out to be too small.  So Staci wound up with a new party dress.  She says she likes it.

I made another dress out of gold crochet thread, but I didn't have enough to finish it.  So I've put it away until I can get some more.  I'm currently working on a beautiful blue-silver sparkle evening dress that I'll feature in a future post.  I'll be posting another story soon. Stay tuned!  :-)