Monday, March 29, 2010

Flowers on Etsy!

I have added some crocheted roses to my etsy store!  Please hop over and check them out!  I will be adding more as the days go by.  I also crochet all kinds of other flowers.  Will be adding different kinds soon too.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Missing my Mama day

I am having a missing my Mama evening.  Actually I was doing OK all day at work and then it just hit me.  This is a picture of the front of the store where I work.  They are getting ready to repaint the building so have been scrapping off the peeling paint.  Underneath the paint I discovered these green signs painted on the front of the building.  One says "WASH 25 cents" and the other one says "DRY 10 cents.  You see the building that my store is located in was at one time a laundry mat.  I can remember going there with my Mama when I was a very little girl.  That has been about 45 years ago!  I have always known this building was the old laundry mat, but seeing these two signs just brought back the memories of going to the mat with my Mama and started me missing her.
When I got home from work it was so hot in my house.  I put on some laundry to wash and went outside for awhile.  As most people know I live in the house that was my Mama's.  She left it to me.  So walking out into the yard there were all kinds of things that reminded me of my Mama even more.
Here is the glider on the porch where she used to love to sit and read a book.   She loved sitting out on the front porch.
Here is her flower stand.  It is so old and needs to be sand blasted and repainted.  When I was in my late teens I saved up all my change and took it to T.G.&Y. and bought it for her.  I still put my plants on it.

And of course here is another blossom from her Tulip Tree!
She loved that tree!  She loved all flowers and really had a green thumb.  I am afraid I have a brown thumb and have trouble keeping flowers alive.

While I was outside I took a few more pictures of things around my yard.  I found this daffodil!  It is the only one in the whole yard!  I think it somehow got brought over by animals from the neighbors yard and sprouted up in the front yard!  It sure is beautiful!
Then I found these old tree remains in the back.  I think they must be trees that got hit by the Hurricane back in 2005.  They looked neat, though.
I also found a lot of little wild flowers blooming in the yard.  The picture does not do them justice.

As I was wondering around outside all three cats were wondering around with me!

Here is Lilie!

Here is Molly!
And here is Apollo!
They make good companions when you are feeling down.  So now I am back inside as it is dark outside.  I have to get up from here and go check on my laundry.  I'm trying to get most of it done tonight so I won't have so much to do tomorrow. 

Beauty in my front yard

My Mama's beautiful tulip tree is in full bloom!  I just love it!  Spring is finally here!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Etsy Store!

I am trying to get some of my crocheted flowers put in my etsy store.  I discovered that my pictures on my computer were too large to upload to etsy.  Took me a little while to figure out what to do.  I am working on getting some more flowers made so I can take some group pictures of like ones.  So bare with me!  I will have some in there soon!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Crocheted Purse & Misc.

I finally got my purse crocheted!  I had been planning it forever!  The only thing is I don't use is everyday as I don't want to mess it up.  I usually use it on Sundays or special occasions.  Now I need to make one that is maybe darker in color that I can use every day.
 I've also been crocheting on a few other things.
Here is a butterfly I have crocheted

Here is a little pot of flowers I have made:
I have also made a little cupcake:

My daughter, Amber, wanted me to crochet around a paper mache' egg for her so here it is!
These are a couple pot holders I made:
I also made a new bag to hold my crochet thread:

I am still working on making more crocheted baby booties.
When I got home the other day I looked in the yard and saw that my Mama's Tulip tree was in bloom!  It is so beautiful!