"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

Thursday, March 17, 2011

You need some water?

Well we had a little excitement here yesterday. My buddy and I went for a walk and discovered that the Weiser River had over ran her banks, and was having a ball and making a mess at the same time! Nothing fun about a flood. When I was still in Nevada and managing the Smoke Shop, we were flooded out. And I can tell you very quickly it was one of the worst experiences in my life. I won’t go into detail, but the mess! The chaos, its really unbelievable. One of the houses that was involved has been flooded before and is and has been up for sale for a while. Dare I say, I don’t think it will be selling any time soon.

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We did get a good birds eye view of the flood, but we got some really muddy boots in the process. Mine are still on the back porch waiting to be cleaned! There is a lot of clay in the soil here, so when the mud starts sticking you grow a couple of inches. And when you start slipping and sliding…………..!!!!! The local fire dept. was trying in vain to sandbag around another house, but a few hours later the water had risen and it was useless. They have at least 40 hunting dogs and a few horses, it was difficult to listen to the dogs barking because you could tell that they were frightened.  Everyone was evacuated safely.

I had no idea that this occurs approximately every 5 years or so. My Mother has never mentioned a single word about it? Luckily my bud,  who is a life long resident of these here parts.  I have learned so much from her. I am very lucky to have found her, as I really haven’t met hardly anyone in the four years that I’ve been up here. I have pretty much made up my mind that I need to do some sort of volunteer work, or at least drop by the senior citizens and introduce my self. I would like to do some sort of teaching. I would love to teach knitting or crochet. So we will see what happens.

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I made a major change on Miss Lula, I kept looking at her face and decided that she needed a little mouth.  I am working on a third one, and I have really been enjoying making them. I haven’t done that much knitting in the last few months and it just feels so good to hold those needles. I appreciate the fact that I am still able to knit. I don’t take anything for granted. Well you take care, we did have some sunshine this morning, so I ran out and knocked the frost off the outside bench and took a few shots. Have fun………….

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Loopy Locks Lula

Good afternoon, well it hasn’t been a month. Can you believe it? I think the ground hog is on the move.
So your asking who is Loopy? Well she is the latest addition to our family of patterns. I was just cruising around the web and saw a few things that gave me some ideas. The next thing you know we have Loopy…….Her full name is Loopy Locks Lula. The name Lula is of Irish origin and means "abundant princess".

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I have finished another with bright pink hair, but since it has rained all day today, I have not been able to get any shots of her yet. She is about 8 inches tall when setting, and she just is so huggable! I think any child who sees her will want to give her a great big squeeze! Just dropping by, got a few other things to tend to. But in the meantime……………have fun :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

I can smell spring! Somebody wake me up…………

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Well its been a very very long winter. The snow is almost completely melted. Today as I write its 41 degrees and raining. Thinking about putting on my rain jacket and going for a walk.

The most amazing thing about today, is I am ready to break off from my winter doldrums' habits. Getting tired of “Farmville” must say it really helped me through a long tedious winter. But true to my form, I accepted the challenge and achieved my goal. I went from level 1 to 100 in exactly 3 months!

As I was doing some laundry yesterday, I looked up at a box of yarn that I ordered that has never been opened. Now I know what I ordered, but just the fact that I never took the time or the interest to open the box really tells you something.

It kind of feels like a switch has been thrown, I want to finish my project and start another! Not sure just what, but my fingers are just itching to grab those needles. I knew the inspiration would return, I just didn’t know when. Part of my moodiness occurred because I have found that when making gifts for family, they just more or less take them for granted. Kind of a ho hum attitude. I always would appreciate if they would take a picture with the project, but it never seems to happen. So don’t be too disappointed if this happens to you. I think it’s a clear indication that maybe your efforts should go someplace else? LOL……….so I will not be adding any pictures today. I will have some tomorrow, my critter just needs his hat finished and some legs. The real question is what will the next project be? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm Hope you are happy and having a great day!…………remember…have fun