Sunday, August 13, 2017

Flying High Birthday Wishes!

Hello 
and
Happy Sunday to all of you!
Sorry this will be a very short post,
the weather outside is absolutely fabulous for
August in Kentucky,
80th and no humidity
and I can hear the front porch calling my name.
So with no delay I would like to share a card I made for 
my uncles upcoming birthday in September
called
"Flying High Birthday Wish"

 Stamp set from Ai Art Impression Hampton Art
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 Love the Birthday Banner!
Art Impression stamps are so much fun to play with
and
I really hope he will like his card.
What do you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by,
I'm off to the great outdoors,
have a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Wear-A-Hug Shawl

Hello everyone!
I'm hoping you are having a great weekend!
If not, I would like to share a 
"HUG"
with you today.
Yes, my 
shawl
by Kristina Vilimaite
is finally finished.
This was my first ever 
Knit-Along
and I have to say I had a ball
and hoping to do another one in the near future.
 I used Red Heart "Unforgettable" in color "Parrot" 
for the main color and
Read Heart "Shimmer" in color "Ivory" 
for the contrast color.
 Sadly it wasn't finished for the
knit along deadline but I had a blast trying.
 The pattern was super easy to follow and
I'm thinking about making another one with 
lighter yarn for the summer.
Next summer that is...
...in the mean time 
I'm waiting for temperatures to get a bit cooler
so I can wear this "Hug" around town!

Last but not least 
a picture or two of my little
hardy fig tree.
I bought this little fellow in the spring of this year
and he literally was just a little twig
but to our surprise little
fig twig 
keeps on growing
and... 
 ...amazingly...
... we going to have figs
or a fig, LoL.

Thank you so much for stopping by,
hope you enjoyed looking around!
To next time!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Diana


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Repurposing old Earrings!

Hello 
and 
Happy Sunday to you all!

As you all know I been knitting quiet a bit here lately,
don't worry I have not given up card making,
and while on the search for patterns I been 
coming across pictures of amazing 
stitch markers.
Yes, stitch markers and
 I mean beautiful little works of art,
not the ones my grandma used to use!
 So my creative little mind went to work
and since I'm the queen of cheap
I went digging through my stash of old jewelry...
...and look what I found.
 Love fashion jewelry,
but hate that all the pretty necklaces come with earrings
I can't wear because I'm allergic to them:(
Well now I found a new purpose for all those earrings
"Stitch Markers".
 This is all you need: Old Earrings, Jump Rings or Split Rings and
your Pliers.
Then just detach the jewelry part of the earring from the earring hooks
and slip onto a jump ring or split ring.
Now, how easy was that?
 And you end up with a set of beautiful
"Stitch Markers".
A little update on my 
"Wear-A-Hug" shawl,
it's almost done.
Sadly I missed the KAL deadline but that's fine
I had fun doing it,
and that's all what counts!

Thanks for stopping by
hope you have a wonderful creative week!

Diana

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Patriotic Kisses and a Froggy Birthday!

Hello everyone
and a
"Happy 4th of July"
weekend!
I know Independence Day is not to Tuesday
but if you were lucky enough you
hopefully got a 4 day weekend!
I had to take a vacation day to get my 4 day weekend,
but it is well worth it. 

Today I would like to share with you
a little "Froggy Birthday" card...
 ... made for a sweet friend who loves and collects 
everything and anything frog related.
 A few rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.
 One of my hand made crochet flowers.
 He sure looks kind of cute riding his vintage bike,
what do you think?
 Frog on vintage bike is a "Inkadinkado" stamp.

Happy Froggy Birthday dear friend!

I just realized I never posted a picture of my finished
"Taina" shawl by Eeva Kesakuu, sorry,
it's been finished for a while but I guess,
I got so wrapped up in all my new knitting projects I totally forgot.
Well here is the finished product.
It turned our really pretty,
love the colors and super easy pattern.
The pattern is available for FREE on Ravelry
And it is so light, perfect for cool summer nights.
Beautiful!
 And yes, I'm still working on my Knit-A-Long shawl.
I need to pick up speed, the KAL is over around the middle of the month
and I really would like to get it done.
 Maybe all the patriotic Hershey Kisses I bought will help,
 LoL,
that and a few cups of coffee,
I be knitting for days.
 Aren't they adorable,
could not pass them up at the store
especially since it is Independence Day weekend!

Wishing you and yours
a wonderful and safe
Independence Day!
Happy 4th of July
to you all!
Thanks so much for stopping by
hope you have a great week!

Diana

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Find My Fade!

Hello everyone
and 
Happy Father's Day weekend
to all of you!
I hope you spoiled the special man
in your life today!
And to all the men, sons and daughters serving our country 
and cannot be with their loved ones today  
"Happy Father's Day"
and 
Thank you for your sacrifice!

Well in case you have been wondered about all the knitting posts lately
"No" I have not giving up card making,
 just visiting with an old friend "knitting".
With the wonderful summer weather, 
this is a more portable craft to do outside.
Sitting on the porch or anywhere in the yard and knitting!
Sheer heaven! 
As promised in the last post here is my
 Fade Shawl 
of DreaReneeknit.com
line up.
 I'm still not sure about my last color, 
the bright green called "Appletini" by "Zen Yarn Garden".
The good thing, I have a bit to decide if I want to change it 
to something else.
This summer project will take a while.
 Section 1 and 2 done, ready for section 3 and the melting in part.
Section 1 and 2 are knit in color "Mike the Tiger" 
Zen Garden Serenity Glitter Sock.
 Section 4
 I love this color, 
shades of gold and pink,
"Anticipation"  by "The Yarn of Richard Devrieze".
Only 9 more sections to go...
... and oh no, I got a bit sidetracked again.
I decided to participate in a
Knit-A-Long
called
by Kristina Vilimaite 
#animaknits
Hop on over and take a peek,
you might want to join this fun KAL project, 
the pattern is for free!

Well I off to the porch for some more knitting,
ready to start section 5 and some more color melding
 on my Fade shawl!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful 
Father's Day
and
a great week!

Diana



Saturday, June 3, 2017

McNeedles or My kind of Heaven!

Hello everyone!
I hope you enjoying your weekend so far!

I know some of us got spoiled with a 4 day
 Memorial Day holiday weekend last week,
 so 2 days off seem like a little letdown.
I'm with you, weekends should be longer,
so we can do more fun stuff,
like a trip to my favorite yarn store
Why you ask is this my favorite store,
let me show you...
 ... Welcome to "McNeedles"
located in this beautiful old shotgun house in 
Lacombe, Louisiana.
When you open the door you will be welcomed 
by the sweetest Ladies you have ever met
and 2 adorable doggies.
So let's come on in and take a peek
at all the wonderful goodies.

 Is your mouth watering yet?
 It takes a while to take it all in.
 The hardest part is what yarn and color to choose 
because they are all so..o yummy!
Knitting bags and other accessories.
Samples and patterns.
More eye-candy.

The sweetest Ladies,
 Miss Pam and Miss Maria hard at work,
winding all that yarn I bought,
7 skins,
eternally thankful!
My arm probably would have fallen off 
doing it myself. 


 Every room filled with so much beauty.
I wished I could stay forever!
Adorable baby projects.
 Nirvana!
Oh no, I have to leave and go back to Kentucky,
I will be back in a bit 
and in the mean time there is online ordering, LoL,
don't tell the hubs!
 So what did I buy...
... well this is part of it.
The wound yarn in the middle is
 "Mrs. Crosby loves to Play" yarn
in color "Tiger Lily" which will  be part
of my "Find your Fade" shawl.
I will refile the other yarns and colors at my next post,
really hoping to start the shawl this coming week
soon as I get the other project finished.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour of 
and if you in the neighborhood please stop in and say "Hello"
or 
just visit them online
I promise you won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana



Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Vintage Lady and some Knitting

Hello everyone,
I hope you enjoying your 
weekend!
I'm taking a short break from yard work 
so I can get this blog post done,
no complaining here,
I'm a bit sore from pushing the mower,
pulling weeds and getting my garden planted!
So yes, sitting down feels really good!

A while back I made this beautiful 
vintage silhouette card for my mom's birthday
and I'm finally getting around sharing it with you all.
 The "Vintage Lady" Birthday Card.
 Silhouette was cut with Cricut cartridge "Heritage"
and the frame is Cricut cartridge "Sophisticated". 
 Flowers are punched and layered.
 Rhinestones for some extra sparkle. 
A beautiful card for a beautiful Lady!

And yes I got some knitting projects finished too..
 ...remember the cute little "Fish Cocoon",
it's ready for the new arrival in August.
And my stash busting shawl...
 ... all done and ready to wear.
 I really enjoyed this little knitting project,
not just because it was fast and easy but also because the
colors and pattern came together so amazingly...
..and they are all leftovers from other projects.
You just have to love that!
The shawl is called "Debut" 
by The Yarn Juice - Katiuscia Bayslak.

Thanks you so much for taking time and stopping by!
Hope you have a wonderful creative week!

Diana