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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

My Latest Creations

What did I do before crocheting? If I'm sitting down for a moment, I'm crocheting. If I'm riding in the car while Tom is driving, I'm crocheting. It's a sickness. Really.

A friend who learned that I've been crocheting hats lately asked if I might be willing to make "matching" hats for all the grandkids in her family . . . for a special Christmas gift of a photo of all the grandchildren. So, using a soft, cinnamon brown for the base color, I'm making the girls pink & brown hats, and the boys will get "seafoam" blue & brown. Five hats in all.

Here's the first of the boys': the youngest, at nearly a year old. It's not completely finished yet: I'm waiting for the measurement of the little ol' head. But, should I put a single pom-pom on the top . . . or not?

Here is the first of the little girls'. This is for the newest one, born just last month. I think I'll put a couple of tassles on this hat.

And, I've been amazed by how many people don't "get it" when I ask for their head measurement. So, with the assistance of my reluctant model, I made this image today. I'll e-mail it out to hat customers who need to learn 'How To Measure Your Head'. :)


  1. The two new hats are just adorable! Pom-poms and tassels will really top them off. If possible, it would be great to post the picture taken of all the grandkids in the hats.

    This is your first custom order . . . I think you're on a roll already!

  2. So, a pom-pom on the boy's, too, you're thinking? And, yes, I would love to have a copy of all the kids in their outfits & hats!

    The only "unfortunate" thing about this order is that I took it BEFORE I'd decided to sell 'em! Argh! At that point, I just wanted people to crochet FOR! I mean, Tom and I can only wear so many at once. ;) So, all I'm getting "back" is the cost of the yarn. Oh, well. It will be good, free advertising! ;)

  3. Well, golldang, I suppose I qualify as prejudiced but I just had the biggest grin on my face for the whole 6 minutes and 56 seconds of watching the latest video you just posted. You should have mentioned that the little mugwump isn't even two years old yet . . . and can count and knows quite a few letters other than "T!"


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