Friday, April 21, 2017

Cute afghan to crochet

This is adorable!  You can make them for preemies or dolls, OR use worsted weight yarn and an H (5mm) hook and make them for our UMC newborn kits!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Want to help newborns?

It's that time of year again!  We are making and collecting newborn items for our mini-kits for UMC hospital in Vegas.

You can see just what we need on this page:

Monday, November 07, 2016

Well,  the holidays (CHRISTMAS yeah!!) are near again and little ones love warm blankets!  And so do their parents!  Here is a brand new baby blanket pattern just for you to crochet. 

It's an easy stitch and works up quickly!  I'd love to see photos if you make one!

Hug the ones you love and make it a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

UMC Mini-kits items needed!!

In case you need something to do when the kids go back to school, I have an idea!  We need many items still for our Crafting Angels, UMC Mini-kits for newborns.  Even if you don't crochet or knit, or sew, we still need a lot of diapers and ivory soap.  They can be sent from Amazon right to me, so you won't have to pay postage.

Here is a page of patterns for those of you who knit or crochet.  (We have more than enough newborn hats, so please make another item like booties or washcloths if you can.  THANKS!)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Mother Tag - Feat. My Mom!

Yes, My hubby and I finally got to go back to France to see our daughter, her hubby and new grandbaby!!  WHOO!HOOO!   Patti thought (and I did too!) that it would be fun to make a couple of youtube videos whilst we were there.  Here is the English one, and you can see the French one I did with her too.  Hope you will give this a thumbs up, and subscribe to her channels. If you subscribe to her channels you can see lots of fun videos.  She will brighten your day let me tell you!    ENJOY!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

If you have a fun, family, humanitarian, or crafting type blog and would like to exchange links with this blog, please let me know!  Let's get the word out that we are HERE!

(Especially knitting or crocheting blogs!) ;)
Hug the ones you love!
This is shameful in America!  What has happened to the FREEDOM this country's residents used to have?

Hug the ones you love!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

KNIT your own socks!! The pattern is ready!

I promised I would let you know when my easy to knit pattern for socks was ready for sale and here it is!

Hug the ones you love today!

Socks? really??? You knit your own socks?

Yes, I do knit my winter socks-- not my summer ones, as it's just too warm here in the desert for hand-knitted socks in the summer!

A few people have asked me for the pattern I use, so I am in the process of typing that up and this one since it's taken me years to perfect, will be in my Craftsy and Etsy shops soon!

I decided that since it's socks and they make marvelous presents that I will include one of my sheets of 'wrappers' to place on each pair that you make to give away.  Makes them super sweet.

The pattern is for one size-- Ladies-- and yes, I know ladies have a big variety of foot sizes.   I wear a size 10 and the size I knit fits my daughter who wears a size 8 and me.  They just stretch or shrink back!  They really are just wonderful! 
You can also take away or add a few rows before making the toes and adjust them that way too. 

At one time I had the pattern all typed up and ready to publish and my computer died. :( Thankfully I had already printed it out, unfortunately all the wonderful photos I took of various stages of knitting were lost.  I am making another pair and will eventually take more photos for it though.

I know lots of people choke at the thought of using 4 needles to knit and I used to as well, but no longer!  They aren't that bad, in fact, with a little practice they are super!  No more seams!

The great thing about knitting socks is that you can make them as tall or short as you'd like!  I like taller socks in the winter so I don't get cold legs, you know? 

Well, I will let you know when this pattern, and the cute gift wraps, are ready for purchase, meanwhile you will need 4 double pointed size 3 US knitting needles, and about 50 grams of sock yarn-- available at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and online too at etc.

(UPDATE!  Here it is! )

Till next time!
Hug the ones you love!

Monday, August 03, 2015

Fixing those never ending broken links!!

How many of you have actual websites or blogs that you create using HTML?  So you know how much maintenance they take to keep them current. 

Well, I have been updating my amazon links to their new format for weeks, and finally got all those ads on, changed! All 154 pages of them!  Praying they don't pull that nasty again!  

Now back to working on fixing or removing the broken links on my site. I think on my 912+ page website there are 1 million or so! Well, I am exaggerating but it feels like it!

My daughter Patti told me about so that's what I am using to find out easily which ones don't work anymore. 

Now, if only you could click on a button and remove all the broken links... but nope, I have to open every page one at a time, and then remove the HTML for each broken link, or change it if I can find an archived version. 

I have heard that it make 'google' like your pages much better, and your readers are more likely to come and stay, or come back over and over, if the links work, (makes perfect sense). That way perhaps more people will click on the ads they like or are interested in, and just maybe, I will make enough money to keep my site online, AND be able to pay our household bills and that's a big YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!! 

So off I go to work on those links and one of these days, I will figure out a new format so that my site is mobile device friendlier.  Google ads is telling me my site needs work in that area.

I wish they knew that I am heading on the fast track to 60 years old, learned HTML over a decade ago when I was working for the Osmonds, and now there is no one to train me in updated formats and I am the only person who maintains all 912+ pages.  :)  

Oh yes, and I got my hair cut a couple of weeks ago!  Love the easy care it takes!

So I will go work on my website, and you go hug the ones you love!!