Thursday, September 28, 2006

Stitchmarker Swap

I have begun. I have half of one each set. I have three swap partners. I am only doing four per set. Sorry. Homecoming is in the same month. I am including something in hte puffy outside the stitch markers.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I have found me a new show and it comes on the same time girlfriends used to come on. So it works out. Check it out it comes on Mondays at 9 pm on NBC.

Monday, September 25, 2006


She got her package thank you Jesus!

Here is her reply:
Hi Toni!

I haven't had a chance to let you know that I got your package!!! I actually got it two or three days ago, but have been busy and haven't been able to email you and say THANK YOU! Holy cow, you must have been knitting a ton to knit me all those washcloths! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 9patchers! As did my girls who claimed "THESE ARE MINE!" I told them I'd love to share, but that they couldn't have those ones, because they were MINE MINE MINE! Then they wanted the bracelette you sent, so we all have to share that. And the stitch markers? How could you have known that I NEEDED NEW ONES? I love them! And of course, in my fave colors, couldn't get any better than that! Pink and purple are the best colors on the planet after all :)
Thank you so much, I am so excited that I got to be your pal, you did a great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Again, sorry for having taken so long to respond to you. It's been crazy around casa de Tracey lately with school, soccer stuff, home stuff, church stuff, etc!

Have a great week!

Friday, September 22, 2006

I am getting worried

I sent my swap pals gift Monday the 18th first thing that morning. It is day four and I don't know if she got it or not. It should not take that long from NC to OR. I know I can get things in three days from CA. I pray she got it.

Monday, September 18, 2006

She rocks!

I got my swap cloth package today. She sent me two washcloths two balls of yarn and a box of Chocolate!!! She rocks!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Did you know

I have been blogging for a year. New to me too. I have not crafted in a while since I hurt my shoulder felting. tragic craft incident. I got some great directions on to line my buttonhole bags. Can't wait to get to it. I looked at the red one and it looked like it was felted enough. But nah! Let my arm heal. I want to tackel the gaterlac wash cloth next. I am going to combine my bernat cotton tots to see how soft the washcloth will be. I have yet to come across my one lonely skein of baby terri I know I have in the house somewhere. Once I find that I think I will have the utlimate soft washcloth. Cuz microspun did not do it. Ihave done nothing with my Noni bag. Yes I am ashamed. I am ready to send my swap pal her stuff. Just need to clean up the edges and I am done. Lord please let me remeber to take a picture. You know I seen another felted bag I want to make. The Marsupial tote. I like the little change purse inside. I got a pattern for some bobbles I amight try my hand at the bobble bag. My idea is all felted bag are modified buttonhole bags. Make a straight buttonhole bag add bobble you got the bobble bag. Leave off the bottonhole handles and add the black lacquer one. How cute would it be if I left the buttonhole hande. Oh I see one lady do a decorative edge on her buttonhole bag. It was real cute. What about a ball band butoonhole bag. That would give me a chech look when felted. Especiallly if you do red and black. Can I do that in a circular pattern?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

My attempt at a Row Counter Bracelet

Something about mine is not right. When I got out of the car this morning it fell off. Too big not rocket science I know but. I wanted to post a pic for those out there that make these all the time to tell me how to fix it. How can I make these for the masses? I may attempt to make one with a chain so that it is adjustable unless someone has better suggestions.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Mini, Micro, and Nano Buttonhole bags (Pre Felted)

I have made three buttonhole bags in like two days. I was attemping to make the mini buttonhole bag and I got three different versions. Will post pics later. The red one I call the mini i ended up picking up 28 sts on each side instead of 22 and the blue and grey I picked up the right amount (22) and the third one I picked up 24 sts don't ask me how. I want to teach a class on how to make these but I need a class first! The nano is because i did not have enough yarn left so I only did 5 rows instead of ten. They are not felted yet got to take pictures first. I am worried about the nano felting down into something I will not be able to use and being a waste of wool. I have a great idea tyo teach knititng classes using free patterns and the cost only a ball of yarn. Thsi way I teach others and my yarn stash grows. I can definitley teach a washcloth class. Buttonhole like I said I am a little sketchy. We will see. I can supply stich markers and row counter braclet as a parting gift.
Now that I have a picture I can felt them tonight.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Creativity it causes is addicting!

Well I have made one buttonhole bag and I am making another one. I made a red and cream and now a blue and grey. I really like the blue and grey one. I am making mini ones, so they are going real fast. Man I wish I could find that other ball of purple. Then I could make a mini purple one. I can see the blue and grey one with some jeans. I may try and rock a buttonhole with every outfit this homecoming. I got to catch wool on sale a coupon or something. I want some solid ones. All black all red all blue then I could use the scraps to make even more. But my new thing is polymer clay. I want to make my own beads. Sculpey has mold that I can use to make things like turkey stitch markers all kinds of things and I may have to wait until next month but I cannot wait. I want to also make some transfers or put pictures onto beads.