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.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere are two 3-d snowflakes I finished tonight.  They didn't block well at all and so they look really tweaked but as these are my first attempts I will consider them good enough.  I used a silver metallic thread and the other is white.  I got the pattern from a snowflake kit I purchased a few years ago from Herrschners and finally had a reason to give them a try.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThese are the snow flakes I made the day before yesterday for the CAL at Crochetville.  I have a few more patterns  for the week long cal to get thru still so there may be more postings this week although come to think of it I have a couple of races we're going to Friday and Saturday night so don't really know how many I will get done after all.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere is the swan bookmark that Kathy over at Crochetville made a pattern for.  It was a really easy pattern to follow and turned out pretty good.  I think if I make a couple more they might turn out better.

Well thats about it for now hope you all like them.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere is a doily I made this weekend.  The pattern can be found at:   it is the Septembers Beauty for 2003.  I really love finding these great patterns that can showcase my abilities, just wish I was creative enough to make up patterns myself.  But knowing myself I will appreciate those that can and use what I have which is the ability to follow directions and still have an item that will give me pleasure for years to come.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere are some snowflakes I crocheted yesterday for the snowflake crochet a long on Crochetville.  I decided to do these with beads.  They take a bit more time because I had to string the beads first and then crochet them as I went along.  I think they turned out pretty good.  Made a few more tonight but didn't get pictures taken yet so will post them when I get the pics taken. 

Well not to much has been happening lately but I did get good news in that my son should be stateside on Friday after serving his third tour in Irag.  I am sure that when he gets off the plane and then takes the bus back to his base he will be so glad and relieved he made it thru another tour.  He will be leaving the service in about 4 months so after a total of 8 years serving his country he is ready to be a civilian again.  I feel blessed that God has been with him thru out everything. 

Okey I guess thats about it for now.