"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

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Xmas to us all!

Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.

Martin Luther


I took this shot a couple of days ago as the sun was coming up. Life is short and time flies. I hope you and yours are having a happy, healthy holiday season!

On the knitting front I am working on a model that I should have ready to go Monday. I need to take some pics, so hopefully the sun will come out and co-operate. I haven’t tried taking pics of my critters in the snow. Any ideas?

Did take a couple of pics of this sweet little sweater for little “Skylar.”


This is a free pattern! And its so well written and you can see how beautiful it came out. It’s called “Helena” designed by Alison Green Will. I will add the link to the pattern. Click on the picture for it.

Well, the next thing we know it will be New Years. I want to thank all of you for your support and friendship. I wish you all a happy, prosperous new year!

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small.

Eva K. Logue

Thursday, December 9, 2010

White Xmas? are you ready?

Just dropping by, been a lazy winter day, just wasted 4 hours to lose at a poker tournament. But I’m not complaining, the game you love to hate. So its just about time to start clicking some needles. Got the outside xmas tree lit up and its so beautiful.more blue

I let my dog out earlier and he was having a ball chasing a squirrel, too funny. They are so easy to see in the snow, and they don’t mind the cold a bit! You watch them run up a tree and down a tree and up the same tree and you realize why you could describe someone as “Squirrely” Lots of birds out today also, think I need to get my walking cd out tonite and walk a couple of miles in the living room, if you know what I mean?

blue winter

I hope we get some sunshine tomorrow. We got just a little bit today, and I find myself missing it. I guess it all boils down to where you are from and what you are accustomed to. Right? Found another beautiful picture to share with you. How are those projects coming along, any one getting nervous yet?  Working on sweater still, have divided for sleeves and getting ready to start lace. Wish me luck……………Have fun……..talk to ya later!

winter tree

p.s. my critters arrived safely and have all been adopted! :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

What’s going on?

Monday morning, still up from yesterday. I got the afghan done! I should measure it, because I did make it a little over size. An afghan built for two, if you know what I mean! Glad its done, and even more glad that’s the only afghan planned for this xmas season.

So now I’ve got another sweater on my needles, adult sized this time. I am feeling more encouraged, as I was feeling like I was getting bogged down, and I have several more things to make. But now that the biggest most time consuming is done, I am really relieved. I even clocked myself, going full speed with utmost attention, it took 15 min to do one row. So 4 rows is an hour, haven’t had the heart to count the rows yet! Anyway………….

Got the first part of the xmas cards done this morning, and ta da! We shipped off a big box of critters this morning! I wanted them to get there enough before xmas so that they would get right to the children. I did take a picture of them setting on the couch.DSCF3020

That’s a nice little assortment, and I hope they can bring some comfort and happiness to a child. That’s what its all about and that’s what started this whole thing. We all are children at heart, we just don’t like to admit it. So I hope you have good day, don’t stress out. Have fun.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Is it Xmas yet?

Well how the heck have ya been? Keeping busy? Let me ask you a question. Do you need any snow? Don’t be afraid to ask, because we’ve got plenty to go around. So If you need a little or you need a lot, just drop me a note, and I’ll send it on its way. I promise.


This picture was taken day before yesterday, and we have gotten much more snow since then. It’s not even officially winter yet, and I think I am suffering from cabin fever. Got the biggest case of the blah’s you ever did see. I am hoping to finish the afghan tonite.


There is so much moisture in the air it was foggy all day today! And it didn’t even get this bright. I have recently joined facebook, so I have spent many a wasted hour mooching around on that site. I have to admit it’s been very interesting. Not productive, but very interesting.  Well I hope you are safe and happy, and that you get that shopping done or in some cases get busy on that needle work gals! We are running out of time. Have fun