Category Archives: Things We Have Made


Making Progress

In July [yes, July], I decided to make four sets of scarves & hats for my grandchildren for Christmas.  I have to admit that although I’ve struggled with picking out patterns and yarns for each, I’ve had a really great time.  As I made each hat, each scarf – I thought about the child for which it was intended; then as I made each thing, I would think fondly of that child – about all the many cool things there is about each one, and how each one just delights me to no end.  (Yes, I’m a Mimi that’s totally in love with my grandbabies!) — It’s been fun.  And while the things that I make for the kids will probably always be thought of as people do about those tacky Christmas sweaters that Great Aunt Lollie knits for everyone, it’s been fun for me – and I bet their mother will make them wear them in front of me, at least once! 😀

Many thanks to all the great folks out there that provided the patterns.  I’ve included your sites on my Free Patterns Page as well.  Thank you Ladies!

Head Hugger Cap by Redheart

Hat is Redheart and scarf is a simple p2k1 pattern.

Warm Up Hat

This hat was Lionbrand “Warm Up Hat” and the scarf is a Tunisian Crochet stitch that I got from


Petula Hat & Catsby 3 Hour Cowl

I loved making this set; the hat is the Petula Hat pattern by Viktoria Gogolak, found on Ravelry. The infinity scarf was super easy and can be found at Catsby Three Hour Cowl by Kathryn Jones also on Ravelry

Ruffled Hat and Mittens

This lady’s site and instructions were AMAZING! I just can’t thank her enough for all the clear, easy instructions that she has included in her tutorials. I really learned a lot from this piece and it’s one I go back to again and again! YOU RAWK!!! And aren’t these Family Mittens precious? Thanks again to Lionbrand!





Poppa’s Creations

This is just a couple of things that I found pictures of.  The Kokopelli guy is really pretty wood – the birdhouse and the feeder was a total surprise for me.  Pop gave it to us as a “house/trailer” warming gift when we bought our rv.  He gave me a beaver birdhouse the other day that now graces our front porch.


Afghan 2013

My husband’s afghan

This is my latest finished project.  I had made afghans for three of my kids, so it was time to make one for my husband as well.  It’s soft and yummy to lay under.  Glad we get to keep this one.

Handmade Pillowcase Lace

Christmas, 2012.  This is a pattern that I found dating back to circa 1903, or some such; maybe 1918.  Anyway, my brother shares my love of antiques and old linens, so I thought it would make a nice trim for a set of guest pillowcases.  It turned out rather well I think.  

Things We Have Made

Welcome!  A while back I tried to help my father sell some of his talented woodwork.  I really don’t have an online presence, so it didn’t work very well; but now I have lots of pictures of some of my favorite pieces that Pop made.  We (humbly) think he’s pretty darn good.  I do crochet and knitting.  I picked it up again after years of being away from it, and was naive enough to start out with several big projects, instead of smaller, dishcloth-type projects.   Although I am sad to say that I did have a dishcloth project, but I forgot to take pictures of them.

So, I thought it’d be a good idea to explain why I’m posting these pictures.  Each of my projects have been made with happy thoughts and a loving intent; I want to share that with my grandkids and leave myself the memories in years to come.

…of course, if you see any woodwork that you like, I’m sure Pop would be happy to take orders — and I’ll be happy to ship to you.  He does make some really awesome holiday stuff.

I hope you enjoy looking through these as much as I will enjoy creating the posts.