Beautiful Blues/Greens...

This is a blanket that Jesse crocheted in a beautiful blue/green color.


The Rest Of The Goodies

These are the rest of the pictures that Bea sent of all the great items everyone has been sending. Thank you all for your continuous support with the charity & donations.


You All Have Been Busy...

I have a few pictures to share with you all of more goodies that Bea received I will split them up into 2 post  to keep this post from being so picture heavy. Thank you all for the great contributions. 


some random thoughts & another contest

Looks like it's been a long while since any of us posted here. Sorry about that! I hope that everyone is doing well & none of you were in the path of the recent tornado's. They hit close enough to where I am that a LYS is collecting squares to make blankets for a couple families. :(
I've been busy here with some remodeling stuff. Time consuming but totally worth it. I do suspect  my husband will ban me from going to Lowe's pretty soon though :D He said to me yesterday "I swear every time you go to that store it means more work for me". Yesterdays trip resulted in vinyl siding for the front of the house. Our house is all brick except for 1 small section in the very front & it's wood. Scrape & repaint every few years?? No thanks......slap some vinyl siding on it once & be done with it.
So about that contest........ yep restarting the contests *yay*
This contest will run from 5/5-7/5 and all you have to do is email Rae a picture letting her know you sent a package to Bea. There are no other requirements.....knit or crochet whatever makes you happy for whatever age group and send it in. At the end of the contest I'll put all the names in a hat & let 1 of my boys pick 2 names. The prize will be yarn or yarn related.

Happy crafting & thanks again for all you do


Pictures from Bea

Debbie emailed me these pictures that her mom sent her today. I want to thank everyone for continuing to send stuff even in these hard times. It is greatly appreciated. I am sure some you may have seen before but I wanted to post everything she sent.


Another Day, Another Package

Last week I got another box off to Bea. While cleaning earlier in the week I found the stash of gloves I had accumulated earlier in the year at the end of winter sales. 36 pairs of gloves ranging from toddler size to 1sz fits all :O
The box contained: 15 pairs of 1sz fits all gloves, 12 pairs of toddler sz gloves, 4 long sleeved onesies, 1 sweater vest, 3 1sz fits all hats, 2 pairs of thermal pants & 1 thermal top.

     Man was that poor flat rate box stuffed!!

I've found some other things to send in as well but not enough to fill a box yet. On Monday while I was waiting for my prescriptions I found some toddler shoes for $1/pair! :O Well you just can't pass up a  deal like that so I got 4 pairs 2 girl & 2 boy. Those will go into the next box.


And another package is almost ready!

Hello all! I think I have been busy with my knitting.  I have 5 hats done plus one that needs the decreases to be done (will do that today), one of them I knit for my middle daughter but it came out way too small.  I also knit a little tiny pair of newborn mittens knit with the same yarn as one of the hats.  On top of the hats, I have store bought mittens, adult diabetic socks, lots of newborn socks from Target, a couple of newborn outfits, a couple of thermal underwear for girls, a couple of new toy sets, 2 boxes of applesauce that I thought for my daughters but they were too small, some kid sized store bought hats, 2 bottles of unopened multi vitamins and a lady off of Freecycle gave me a bunch of little boy clothes...and last but not least 2 Yurok Tribe tee shirts for little kids.  Those were for my daughters, I weighed the pros and cons of keeping them vs giving them back to the tribe and decided that the Tribe could use them more than me right now.

So that is the contents of my latest box, I think I am gonna have to find a box a little bigger cause I don't think this one will be able to close for shipping! 

I found a pattern to knit that is just calling my name very loudly right now, its a newborn baby blanket/stroller blanket and its a pattern I like.  Its a 4x1 (4 purl stitch to 1 knit stitch) pattern, I have been working on a sock forever with this pattern and I just really like the look of it.  I just need to find the perfect yarn for it. 

I think that is it for now, although I have patterns swimming in my head lately.  We are moving to Canada this summer so I need to start on some winter hats for my daughters and me plus I am knitting on some shawls with the 2 other ladies here and then there is the sweater that Rae knit that I want to knit to add to another package for the Tribe.