"Knitting and crocheting has been my hobby since childhood. I started making stuffed toys for children hospitals several years ago. It has become a passion, I absolutely love making them. My “Critters” are a nice cuddly, hug-gable, lovable size for the children. And what’s truly amazing is how much pure pleasure a person can receive by creating them."
My patterns are written so that they are easy to follow, and include photos and instructions to help you. If you haven’t tried making a toy using the knitting in the round method, give it a try, your in for a very pleasant surprise! If you have a question contact me at bjfromnv@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Open Live Writer


Just been one of those days…………I’m back again. I decided to go ahead and get the anniversary update for windows 10 and I was very happy after quite a long download that it fired up and worked! Only one problem…………I tried using “Live Writer” and it wanted to do an update, which I allowed…………..well from there on nothing but probs. So I downloaded OPEN LIVE WRITER…….and they seem to work together??? Don’t ask me…but the original would not recognize my password. What a pain…..this is the link if you have the same problem http://openlivewriter.org/


Has it been that long since we last talked???


Well I guess time does fly. I haven’t been here in a while and I have spent a couple of hours working on links. The worst is over and I think I have everything working again. Why the links stopped working I have no idea.

How’s your summer going? It’s been a hot one here that’s for sure. I have two new patterns that I need to add and I hope you enjoy them.

I have been watching the Olympics and had a wonderful time taking in all the tennis. I promise I will be back to talk about that manana! Still my favorite word. Anyway……………………


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Holidays…………



This is Stella……………..one lovely little girl………………full of love and affection.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Feels Like Summer

The last few days it really has warmed up outside. It’s like one day summer will get here pretty soon, and the next day BAM summer’s here. And we do have humidity up here, so it’s been muggy as heck. Now I’m sure you are really interested in an Idaho weather report? LOL……….well maybe not.

On the knitting front it has been really really interesting. With the help of a new acquaintance on Ravelry, I have learned a lot of new things. With her help I even started a test knit of my latest pattern “Lil Arfin Annie” and it’s been great fun. Have already had some great suggestions and found a typo/mistake and that’s what I was looking for. I don’t know why you can go over something a gazillion times, and the error is right there, but you totally space it. When I was out walking this morning I’m thinking about a certain row, and doing math in my head just doesn’t happen. So I’m wishing I had pencil and paper while I’m walking. Amazing what you can think of when you are walking. Anyway…………….Been making corrections and enjoying the group bjfromnv-designs so if you want to come check it out, come on over. The price is right.

Also wanted to share a pic of a butterfly I took a few days ago, it was so stunning I ran in the house and grabbed my camera, but try as I might I couldn’t get it to turn it’s back and spread it’s wings. I discover that it’s a Tiger Swallowtail, great name huh?tricky

So anyway I thought you might enjoy the picture………….I’ve been knitting teddy bears, and right now I’m working on the 3rd one. I enjoy making my patterns, but  I do like to try others also. I just found a free one on Ravelry called The Parlor Cat. It’s a great pattern and I was very surprised to see a link to a youtube of mine about W&T in the round. Imagine my surprise. Anyway, check out this pattern. I will post a pic after I make one. I think this pic of Arfin Annie is cute!


So keep cool, and remember to always have fun! Winking smile

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

I hope you all have a safe week-end. The weather here in Idaho is just beautiful. I think I have made my final change to Lil Arfin Annie, I’m not dreaming about it and I’m beginning to think that’s a miracle. Anyway, it is done. I am hoping it will be a popular addition to my other patterns.

I just wanted to drop in and say “HOWDY” have fun……………


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What’s up with you?

Another beautiful day in the neighborhood. Some of the most beautiful clouds going on outside. This has been the craziest spring weather. From wind and rain in the morning to to sunny and hot in the afternoon! But it is what it is. One of my husbands favorite sayings………………

Had a lovely walk with Stella this morning…………and would you believe I didn’t get barked at once? Now that’s a red letter day. While I was up on the ditch road I saw a mother duck and at least 10 baby ducklings swimming in the canal. So as she was trying to herd them ahead of us, Stella and I put it in high gear and passed them, then Mama decided to turn them around and head the other way. I would have liked to stop and admire them, but Mom was not in the mood! lol

Well I finally finished another pattern yesterday. And it’s hard to believe but it’s been a couple of years since I have done one. I was given the name first and then I made the pattern. Her name is:

LIl Arfin Annie


I took a gazillion pictures, but when I was trying to put them up on Ravelry I could not get them to show all of her, just parts, like the picture was too big? Anyway I came up with this shot and I think it works pretty well? I have been looking at a couple of my other patterns and I think they could use a little updating? Sounds good?

Anyway, just wanted to drop in and show you “Annie”. I hope you are having a great day.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How R U?

Well it’s been quite a while and for some strange reason I feel like making a little entry here. I want to show you a couple of things I made. And oh, by the way, I have a great grandson! How exciting is that? He was born March 27, 2015. 7lbs. 9 oz. Hayden Alexander Williams.


hayden closeup

I wish him a happy life. I hope all his dreams come true. Hayden boy

hayden and friend

He looks pretty small compared to the pup I made for him. I hope he has a lot of fun with it!!


And this is sweet Skylar…………..she is a beautiful girl. My great-grand-daughter. Hayden’s cousin. I think she loves her rabbit!