Tuesday, August 19, 2014

 So I am learning to sew and have tried my hand at a couple of quilt blocks. They aren't perfect but here they are.
 Hoping soon to make a small quilt maybe for a doll or baby. Love the bright colors and wish I could afford more fabric.
I also made thus afghan for a friend. Original was in blue and white but I love this color combo.

I have a lot of irons in the fire and no time or space for all of them.

Blessings and Namaste _/\_

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Oh my gosh it's been a while!

Oh wow!

I have totally fallen down on getting this blog current and relevant. I spend a lot of time on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/valeriebarlowhorton and https://www.facebook.com/ValeriesGiftsnThings and on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/stitchymomma/ but that is really no excuse...:/ Let's see if I can be more regular about posting on here.

Just to catch you up I have been making crochet toys for my grandkids (I have 2 now!) and for a local charity called CASA. You should look and see if there is a local chapter near you! I have been so busy with work that my cross stitch has really taken a hit and I have done near to nothing but plan on making a stocking for my step daughter and for the new grandbaby soon!
This is the afghan I made for the newest baby, Tatertot.

Till next time!!
Peace and Blessings and Happy Easter!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back to work

So here I am getting back to blogging since my sister started up a new one. Take a look here http://outandabout4life.blogspot.com/

I am currently working on a crochet baby hat, booties, mittens combo for a friend. Two actually! And it's a paid gig! 

I will post my pattern here as soon as I have it perfected!

Right now I am only a few rounds into the hat. Also I am going to get back into cross stitch and on finishing some of WIP (works in progress) and UFO's (Unfinished objects). I have been kinda busy trying to get a business up and running. Right now I only have a facebook page but please check it out here https://www.facebook.com/ValeriesGiftsnThings

In the mean time Peace and Blessings!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

It's summer time in Texas!

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and my allergies are going haywire! LOL Been working hard on a couple of projects for my new business and finally did a few for myself.
This is mine but I am making one for a customer too. Selling them for $15.

Y'all have a beautiful weekend!
Peace and blessings!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Slouchy Hat

I got this patter from Red Heart Yarns and it worked up in a couple of hours! I know the pic is dark but it is white. Hubby says I should do one in rainbow colors ala rastafarian! Mom wants one in pink as well! If you want the pattern it can be found here: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/casual-beret

Have a beautiful weekend!
Peace and blessings

Friday, April 27, 2012

Spring time!

  Well it is Spring here in Texas and we have some GORGEOUS wildflowers!! I got to see the most bluebonnets I have ever seen in all my years of living in Texas! Of course I stopped and took pictures I just couldn't help myself. I couldn't get my kiddos to pose for me though. :(

We decided this year to not do the full garden thing but we did plant some tomatoes and peppers and they are loving the cool nights and warm days and are already producing some small tomatoes! This pic is about 2 weeks old and the plants have more than doubled in size.

We went to a local Easter event at our local Home Depot and they had a LifeCare helicopter, a fire truck and of course the "fire dog" as my youngest called him! Sparky was quite the draw for the 3 year old crowd, it was all Billy could talk about while we were there. LOL.

Working on several Spring projects and will post pics soon!

Peace and blessings!

Friday, March 16, 2012

I'm back!

I am so not into the new groove of things this year! Ok my current projects include one BAP, a silhouette that shouldn't take too long if I just work on it, crochet Minions from Despicable me (photo to follow), and more practicing on the knitting.

This is my BAP (Big A$$ Project for those that don't know) It is called "A Careful Stitch" and I actually have more done than in this photo but I haven't finished the next section of the pattern.

 This is Minion number one. He is about 4 inches tall and went to a friend for his birthday. His wife liked it so much she wants me to make more for her kids for Christmas! Yay! But I will be making them bigger...

like this one! Had to come up with my own pattern, which my hubby thinks is cool.

I promise to try to keep up with postings! :D

Love and blessings to you all!