Monday, January 2, 2012

Knitted Dishcloths, So Easy, So Nice!!

I have been looking for some nice dishcloths because mine are looking bad.  I have bleached them to death and they are starting to look ratty!!  I checked at Walmart and the dishcloths they have are just so thin.  I didn't see anything I liked at Target, so I started looking around on the Internet.  I found a pattern to make your own dishcloth.  It said their mother makes them and they just beg for them, so I thought I would give it a try.  Now that I finished my husbands scarf, I kind of miss not having something to work on.  It also helps me not to snack in the evening when I have something to keep my hands busy. 

The pattern is a very simple knit stitch.  The only other stitch involved is a yarn over which is just to easy!  I have made three of them now.  After I made the first one, I tried it out and you know what?  I do love it!  I can see why the mother has to make them for her children. 

I picked up my yarn at Walmart.  It is a Sugar and Cream skein and it is 100% cotton.  It comes in variegated and solid colors.  It was $1.79 a skein.  I was able to get two dishcloths per skein.  I did change one thing in the pattern.  I used a size 8 knitting needle.  It just makes it a tiny bit bigger and I like this size.  The first one I made, I used the size 6 needles.  The pattern recommends 6 or 7.  It was a little bit small and I didn't have size seven, so I tried my eights and loved this size. 

Give this a try, I think you will be happy.  I am going to give you the website where I got my pattern.  I like to give credit where it is due!!  Let me know if you need help or how you like them!  Thank you Jane Lake!

Thursday, December 29, 2011


I hope everyone had a great Christmas and also Happy New Year to everyone!  I had a wonderful Christmas with everyone at my house on Christmas Eve.  Lots of good food and loved having the family over.  The kids always have presents to open so they are always sooo excited.

It was such a beautiful day on Sunday here in Mansfield, Ohio.  I put on my coat and decided to walk around the yard and I could not believe my eyes.  My flowers are all starting to poke through the ground.  Even my rose bushes had new shoots and leaves on them.  This usually does not happen until April, so I am a little bit concerned.  We have had some pretty mild weather and just had our first real snow on Tuesday.  I hope this does not hurt my flowers.

I have been putting away all of my Christmas decorations.  Eveything is down and packed away for another year. When Christmas is over, I am ready to get the mess cleaned up and put away.   Now I just have to clean again and straighten everything back up.  I have a lot of tubs that I pack everthing into.  My husband told me one year that I just have way to much stuff, so I bought all these tubs to keep everything organized.  He really has no idea what I have.  hehe!!!  Here is a picture now that I have it put away.  It just takes up one small end of the wash room.  It is all nice and neat and he is happy.  I know it looks like a lot, but there are other holidays besides Christmas!  I decorate for Easter, Valentines Day, Halloween, and Thansgiving also!!  All my tubs are marked and I just very sweetly ask my husband if he would bring up the tubs for what ever holiday I need.  He usually doesn't grumble to much!  Does anyone else have any organization tips that they use?

Well, I need to go get the rest of the cleaning finished so I can finally sit down for a change.  I have my usual two grandchildren all day today, so probably won't get much done!  I just wanted to let you know that soon I will be back to sewing!! Yeah!!  Cindy

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fun Shaped Crayons

Look what I found this morning made from old crayons.  They are so cute and how much fun they would be to make.  I have boxes of old crayons just laying around. I am going to try this.  I wonder if I could put a little hole in the top and use Christmas molds and hang them with ribbon on my home made tree.  I set up one tree that has nothing but home made ornaments.  I think these would be really cute!  I bet my grandchildren would also love to color with a kaleidoscope crayon!

Whatcha Need:


■Silicone Molds

For complete instructions visit:

Thank you "It's Gravy Baby" for such a cute idea!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I knitted A Scarf!!!!

I have had my embroidery machine for years and when I first got it my husband said, "Don't" ever embroider anything of mine.  I have granted his request.  I embroider for everyone, but never anything for him.  I have never sewn anything for him.  He is very supportive, but he just doesn't think it is for him.  Must be a man thing.  Well back in September he told me he would like a scarf for winter.  I told him maybe I could make one for him since I never sew for him or anything.  He said O.K.  I asked him what color and he said red.  I said, don't you want black?  He said, no red.  Sooo, I said O.K. red it is. 

I have not knitted in years.  I am a beginner, you know, I can knit and purl, and that is about it.  I went to the store and brought home some burgundy colored yarn.  I asked my hubby, how is this?  He said, no I want red.  O.K.! So I took it back and bought red.  I started on this scarf back in September.  I started and then ripped it apart.  Then I started again.  I made a few more mistakes, and thought if I keep ripping it out I will never get it done.  So I decided to keep going. Every now and then my hubby would say, sure wish I had my scarf, it is getting cold outside. It has taken me since September to knit this scarf and I must say, it has about 3 tiny boo boos, but other than that I am quite proud of myself.  It is about 54" long.  I just finished it yesterday!!!  He really likes it and I sure hope he doesn't lose it!!  I think next time I will get a thicker yarn so it doesn't take so long.  Maybe I am a slow knitter.  Yes, that is probably the problem.  Also, just in case it gets throwed in the top of the hall closet and doesn't get worn, it also matches my coat!!  I am not stupid!! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Embroidery Ornaments!!

A peace Christmas ornament machine embroidery design.

Looking for Beautiful Christmas Ornaments to embroider? Check these out! These are absolutely irresistible! I don't usually get to excited over embroidery designs.  I like to play around and make my own, but these really are gorgeous!!  Check out the whole set, on sale for only $1.25 a piece

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Have You Seen This Video!!!! You Must Watch!!!!

This is the best song I have heard all year!  Every woman on my blog needs to type their name in here and watch the video.  You will be so surprised!!!!!  Do It!!  Do It!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I wish I would of seen this at the beginning of the week!  I watched five of my granchildren who live out of town.  They love to do projects, even the boys, and this would of sure kept them busy.  Grandma would of had fun with these recipes also!  I think I still will make up a batch.  If you are looking for a cheap little gift, maybe for classmates for your kids, I would make this up and pick up some cheap cookie cutters.  This would make any little girl excited!  Check out this site, she has recipes for Gingerbread playdough, Chocolate playdough, CandyCane playdough and Pumpkin Pie playdough.

Thank you - the Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle!!!!