24 February 2009

Lattice Rose Rug

Lattice Rose Rug
Pattern from Crochet! Magazine, March 2009 issue

I finally finished the rug for my Mom's birthday! The pictures are when I blocked it and had it drying, but you can see how I did. I had it blocked on a foam board with towels over it, and this was the first time I tried to block anything. I'm really happy with how it came out! I can't wait to give it to her. Her birthday is Feb 25th, but we're celebrating on Sat, so I'll give it to her then.

Close-up of the Flowers in the Center

It wasn't as hard as I thought it might be, but it was a bit of a challenge doing the 2 strands together through the whole thing... a little hard on my hands. lol

With the pattern was an identical pattern for a matching doily, done with cotton thread instead of worsted weight yarn, so I'm going to give my Mom the pattern since she crochets with thread and I don't. She makes beautiful doilies! So this way she can make a matching one for her bedroom. :O)

22 February 2009

Jonas 3D Movie Promotion!

My daughter Taylor made this video of what she did to promote the Jonas Brothers 3D Movie.... with a little help from Mom LOL!

This was SO much fun! I can't wait to take her to see the movie. I may make me a T-shirt with "Moms 4 Jonas" on it. LOL!

15 February 2009

Surprise Tickets!

I surprised my daughter Taylor with tickets to see the new Jonas Brothers 3D Movie at our local theater on February 27th. She knew we were going, but she didn't know I had already bought the tickets.

She was VERY excited! Since we are picking up the tickets at the theater when we go, I did a video of the confirmation screen on my PC, and I also printed it out to show her. I'm looking forward to going with her. It should be a Blast!

13 February 2009

Winter Love Afghan... beginnings

Heart Afghan progress

I had posted about this afghan before (I called it the Heart Afghan), but at that time I was doing grey squares between the red heart squares. I changed my mind. :O) Those grey squares just weren't working. The top 2 squares on the left are stitches together, but the other two are just laying kind of in place. I used Vanna's Choice (love that yarn!) in White and Cranberry.

So, I got another pattern from SmoothFox which was the snowflake square you see here. I thought it looked so cool with the red hearts! Both squares are from SmoothFox and they can be found in her Etsy Store. I used the 7x7 Easy Snowflake, and the Revised Heart of a Child (which I revised again for my needs. *wink*) patterns.

So this afghan will be great during Winter, from Thanksgiving straight thru till Valentine's Day! Sort of a Winter Love thing. LOL! Yeah! That's what I'll call it...

Winter Love Afghan

Yeah, I like it. LOL! I'll keep you posted on the progress, but I had to put it aside for a bit to do my mother's birthday gift, and start on an Easter gift for my grandaughter.

06 February 2009

Jonas Bros 3D Movie!

My daughter and I are getting ready for the Jonas Brothers new 3D Movie! This is a widget to buy advance tickets and we can get points for posting it.

Oooh, and we get points for this one too! LOL!

There ya go! LOL
It's gonna be fun and I can't wait to see it with my daughter. :O)