Mary's Crochet House

A place to showcase my crocheted and knitted items.

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Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States

I am a wife, mom and grandma to four. Three grown kids all on their own and one 12 year old left to raise. I'm an avid crocheter and knitter. I crochet more than knit but have been knitting more and more.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just adding pics

my scootmy scoot
Anna and I

Pic posting to add to long time non blogging

Okay I will post some pictures to add to this post if I remember how to do it.Sea Lion Caves
This was taken when Jen came up to visit. Took her to Sea Lion caves unfortunately all the sea lions were out to sea and so none in the caves.

Wow its amazing how time can fly

I can't believe is has been such a long time since I've blogged. I look at the date and wonder what I've been up too, the sad answer is not much. I have spent a lot of time learning more about knitting and so that has taken up some time. Its all kinda crazy but oh well whatcha gonna do.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A long post

Okay this will be a long post as I haven't posted in such a long time. So it has been an interesting May. First of all I had a 50cc scooter that I have been riding for the last year, welllllll I took the Basic rider training class here in Lane county. We rode motorcycle for this which ended up teaching me how to use the clutch and shift a bike. It was a blast and I passed so now have my motorcycle endorsement. Suffice it to say I couldn't get a motorcycle unless I sold my scooter, Finances being what they are. Anyways working in a motorcycle shop does have its advantage, it just so happened that a lady was calling from Pennsylvania looking for an "06" Raspberry Red Yamaha Vino 50. We weren't able to help her to buy a new one but oh by the way one of our employees is wanting to sell hers. So after more thought and preperation on the lady from Pennslyvania she decided she wanted to buy mine. Okay here is the story. Her three boys and her were wanting to fly to Eugene, Or. pick up her scooter, pick up their bicycles from Amtrak and then they were to embark on a coastal route to San Francisco. Where they would meet up with son #4 and then embark on the cross country tour back to Pennsylvania. They will be camping along the way and hopefully they might be blogging about their progress eventually. My husband and I had to travel to California to see my step daughter graduate so we speculated if by chance on the way home along the coast if we'd actually see them. Well as chance might have it as we were driving along the avenue of Giants who do we see on their bike and scooter? but Joy from Penn, and her three boys. Wow what a major coincidence to see them at all, but we didn't want to freak them out to bad so we honked, waved and kept on going. Did give her a call on her cell though to say it was us honking at her. Hope the boys and Joy have a wonderful trip.
As I said above we went down to Ft. Ord, California (could be Marina) I remember it as Ft. Ord having lived there as a child, anyways it is now CSUMB university which is where my Step-daughter Jen goes to school. She graduated with her Teaching credentials and we are so proud of her. We had a wonderful time with Jen and tooks some pics of our time with her and our route back home to Oregon. Unfortunately the pics are all jumbled so sorry bout that.
Here are the pictures hope you all enjoy them.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Spring is here

Spring is finally coming to the Pacific Northwest and even though we are getting our spring showers with it we have flowers blooming all over. It is really a wonderful thing to see the changing of the seasons especially though a childs eye. My daughter has become quite the photographer and her pictures of the changing of the season thru her eyes is quite interesting. She is a fourteen year old that is also blossoming and coming into her own. She now has a boyfriend and you will see a couple of pictures of him. His name is Tracy and is a very nice young man. These pictures were taken at the park on one of our clear days and besides taking pictures of each other she took pictures of the world around her. So here are some pictures she has taken and I hope you all enjoy them as we have.

Monday, April 16, 2007

A few things I've crocheted in the past few months

I was given permission to post some pictures of a couple of tested projects. My friend Kathy has become quite the designer and I've had the privilage of testing for her. While doing this I have learned so much from her. She has encouraged and helped me to go beyond what I thought my skills were in crocheting and I would like to acknowledge that fact.
I have done a shawl and a couple of doilies for her. The rest is some patterns that I have always wanted to do but thought I wasn't capable of doing.
Well other than working and crocheting not much else has been happening. I know pretty boring but having a happy home life and enjoying my craft is much more fun to me than all the craziness in the world.
Well here are the latest crochet creations.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Been gone for a while.

Well I have been gone for a while, seems like there isn't enough hours in the day to do all I 'd like to do some my blogging has suffered the worse for it. Work has been keeping me busy as we have moved from our old location to a larger facility. Also I have been testing patterns for a dear friend and so haven't been able to post those pictures. I did finish a filet pattern that I got off of
It is called Turtle and I used a size 30 thread and a size 12 hook. Took me about a full week to get it done and I am happy with how it turned out. I took pictures of different angles but they all look the same sorry about that.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Thread Angel

I have been in an Thread Angel making mode evidently. Here is my second one. Since I had problems on the first one with curls I decided ringlets would work better for me. I think I like this one better.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Some new items

Well I have been away for awhile as I have been doing a lot of testing lately. Also making gifts for Christmas. So here are a few items I have made recently and just wanted to post pictures of.