"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

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……………

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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

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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.

 

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Can you say “POGONIP”?

Just got through walking with Stella and it’s a beautiful pogonip morning. The man just got back from town and said the roads are a little slippery. Fog + pogonip= ICE

Just dropping in to post a pic of the blanket and sweater that I made for Hayden Alexander. The package will get shipped manana. I will make a couple of toys for him, but I still have time for that. Need to finish the sweater before I start anything else. Them is da rules!!

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I also wanted to post this pic I saw on facebook that a friend of mine posted! I think it’s wonderful. Have a great day, and remember…………….have fun.

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And P.S. Happy BD to my Mama! Happy 92!! We having pizza today….she loves it.

Monday, January 5, 2015

What’s Happening with you?

Gee, it’s really hard to believe that it’s 2015 already. The month of December is a bit of a haze. I started making home made gifts a few years ago and much as I love to do it. The old gray mare “ain’t what she used to be”! Then throw in the fact I have a great gran coming in Feb. so I decided I needed to make a blanket and a sweater for him. Hayden Alexander, now isn’t that a powerful name? Hayden I wish you a life filled with love and joy!

Now on the knitting front, I did get everything made on time for Xmas. But I am wanting to make something for myself. Now I’m not a twiggy and I am built straight up and down, so finding a sweater that is the least bit flattering can be a real challenge.

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Seems like I spent 2 weeks looking a patterns. And it seems like if I find something I like, I know darn well it’s not going to look good on me. I also prefer seamless patterns. I have never been very good at seaming, and I think if they are sloppy they will stand out like ugly mistakes. So to those of you who are good at seaming I applaud you.

I am working on a pattern I found on Ravelry called “Cassis”. I think it’s kind of an interesting pattern and one which will be very easy to modify. I am at the stage where I need to try it on, the only problem is I will need to put the entire sweater on waste yarn in order to do this! Grrrrrrrr

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Anyway, I guess I am checking in with myself. There have been a lot of changes in my life this past year, and it has really shown in my knitting. I just haven’t had the time, and I really miss it! So let’s hope that I can get some regular knitting in from now on. Everyone and everything is fine here…………..Stella is going to be 3 years old pretty soon. I will include a couple pictures of her in her snowsuit and snow shoes. She really enjoys them, so nice to see her out in the snow and not having problems with ice. I hope you are all well. Remember…………….have fun!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Okay…….where was I?

 

Alright, are you impressed two blogs in two days? Unheard of………Life does get in the way sometimes, and I have to admit I can’t seem to see any kind of pattern as to when I tend to blog. But with summer coming on strong now, which is my favorite time of the year. I will be surprised if you see much blogging from me.

Memorial day is coming up this week-end. I sometimes wonder about some of our American holidays, some are kind of………….well what can I say?

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Anything for a 3 days week-end, but back in the day everyone worked, now it seems like everyone is on the dole………………….? Just my opinion, and that’s the way I see it. Instead of the ugly American, I’m sure we are now referred to as the lazy American. No Joke!

Enough of that………I want to show you my latest projects!

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This is Veronica, named after the baby that these gifts were made for. Part of the reason I love making the toys, is the fact that they can be made absolutely any color your heart desires. I need to look up the pattern link for this blanket, it is knitted and you use double strand yarn, so it grows fast and it’s very soft!

It’s called Chevron Baby Blanket by Purl Soho…………..here is the link on Ravelry, it’s a free pattern.

For more information, see: http://www.purlbee.com/chevron-baby-blanket/

Well I’m gonna hang it up for now, hope you had a great day. Thursday is mow day for us, I usually mow for about 3 hours, but our place looks so pretty when I get done, it’s really worth it! Take care…………….be good.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Has it been one of those days???

 

Just a few lines to report in, hope you are doing good and that life is treating you well. Got back from walking with Stella this morning, and I had a few things in mind to do on the puter. First was to do some blogging.

And this is how it started, I recently added a couple of patterns to Craftsy and I put Ollie O Owl on there as he is one of my free patterns. And just about everyday I see that more people have gotten the pattern, they call it a sale, but since I am giving it away? Anyway, it occurred to me that perhaps someone who got Ollie’s pattern would like more access to some of my other patterns. As I only have 3 other patterns on the Craftsy site.

So I looked at the pattern and realized my blog address was not on there as well as my email address, I do like to offer help to anyone who is making one of my patterns. Anyway, I had made the adjustments in the pattern, and I tried out the URL addy for my blog spot…………………..well that’s where it was all down hill from there………………..ROFL!

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The blog page came up alright, but half of the pics were gone and replaced with a white circle and a line it. This is a very important link because it helped me to restore my pics……https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2395305?hl=en

What I had done was deleted a bunch of pics on my iphone a couple of weeks ago, they were from my blog album, but I thought at the time why are they on my phone? And how much room are they taking? So it must have taken me 30 minutes to delete them. Thankfully with a lot of help and advice from the web and changing my privacy settings to public. They are all back. I hope you don’t ever do this, but from what I read today, a lot of people have done the same thing. 

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https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/picasa/e6ALGKkKZsQ

this is another great link for picasa because your blog pics are stored there also. I had gone into my google page, and put everything to public. But it was only after going to the picasa page that they got restored. And this is the link you don’t want to lose…………..https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos

So I wish you all the luck in the world………….hopefully you won’t need it! I will be back manana? I said it………..it must be so!!!!