Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!
Sunday, March 3, 2019
My tiny orchid has bloomed again!
I have been crocheting baby dresses and Pinafores. Due to changes in Google, I guess I am losing my blogs. I have not posted recently as I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and have been in treatment now for 9 mos. now. I am doing better and they now classify me as "potential cure" for their goal.
I do not smoke and at age77 I am very healthy, was very active swimming, biking, even playing one on one basketball until my diagnosis last June. And it is strange, my hair is very thin but I have not lost it yet, I have not lost any weight and my nails and hair are growing!
I just returned from a trip to SC to see my latest great grandson who is 1 1/2 yrs. old and I had only seen him in photos. Great visit with him and his big sister who started Kindergarten this last fall already!
I really enjoyed blogging and it was a savior during the 8 yrs. my husband suffered with multiple myeoloma. He has been gone 7 yrs now and I miss him terribly.
So I guess this will be my last post for Kerrie's Krafts. if I ever figure out what google is doing with the Blogging, I will return. Thank you.
Crocheting is good therapy and I told my Mom that when she taught me to crochet, she gave me a friend for life.... I was recovering from shoulder surgery for so long and missed not crocheting, knitting, etc. Just finished this hat and dishcloths.
And below is a snowy or rainy day project for Moms to do with their kids as I posted previously on my Facebook page: Cut the heart of the celery bottom and dry by hitting on a paper towel. Then paint the celery heart with acrylic paint to make a rose stamp. Add random sweeps of green for leaves. Peel more petals off the celery to make smaller roses. Children can make prints, greeting cards, etc.
My wonderful sweet husband succumbed to the horrible cancer Multiple Myeloma on Thursday, January 26, 2011 at 5:15pm. He died an agonizing 12 hour death and he held my hand until the last breath. I gave in to have Hospice help the last 3 days when I could no longer lift him. They were absolutely wonderful and supportive and I cannot praise them enough. They never took his care away from me but supported me with medical knowledge as well as loving hugs. We all bonded including Bill in just those short 3 days of knowing one another. When Bill passed, they wept right along with us.
Bill doing what he loved best! Taken on Owasco Lake in Auburn NY several fall seasons ago...
And here is a picture of my honey, the carpenter busy in the shed in the 90's. He was always building and creating.
The hammer is still, the saw is silent. The house is filled with his love though and I feel its warmth all around me. Thanking all of you who have traveled this journey with us. You saved me when I was lonely, had questions or just depressed. You shared your own experiences and always tried to make Bill and myself feel better. What would I have done without my blogs when we were housebound? Thank you sweet friends, I love you all. Hugs, Kerrie
I wrote a song to him once about MY BEST FRIEND IS A CARPENTER.... And it is about the Lord but also about my Carpenter Bill. I will share with you some day....
Be creative!! My youngest daughter and I have a tradition of buying crazy socks and slippers for each other. A couple of yrs ago, she sent me these slipper socks, keeping one of each color and sending me one of each color. I like wearing them in the bathroom and dancing on the slippery floor while curling my hair. So I got creative and this was the result-LOL! (turn up the sound)
Being creative at my back door, hung a bird plaque to the left and draped fabric Wisteria on a wrought iron grill work piece that I bought in St. Augustine Florida years ago, on the right side of the door. I thought about spray painting the grill work but cannot decide yet-:)
This little birdhouse was given to me by my son a long time ago in SC. It has been repaired many times and this time I repaired the roof by cutting a sheet of metal from a soda can and nailing it to the house. Worked great! The squirrel won't stop sitting on the top of it though and it falls from the fence so I need to put a support under it so his fat little self won't weight it down!
This is my new front porch, I am loving it. My handy man did a great job and his grandson worked with him this summer.
Below is a close up of the Spanish Grill work with Wisteria.
John and I live right next door to each other which makes it very handy to be a couple-ha! He decided we needed a veggie garden between the yards and made this raised bed. It has onions, shallots, leaf lettuce, Kale and even carrots in it!
Below is my painting in the style of Bob Ross. I love his style. I did this one in about a half hour or so and John liked it so much that I gave it to him for his birthday July 16th. I really need to paint more!
John watering our happy little garden. Central NY has had very little rain this year so the plants are a little stunted in growth, poor babies!
And look at Nature's beautiful paintbrush on this Maple Leaf!! So, so pretty. I wish now I had tried to "hammer" the image onto a linen napkin before it dried out but I will try that next time for sure!!
Thank you so much for coming and do come again soon to visit and leave a comment as they make my day!
Hello friends and followers! So sorry that I have not been posting as I should. Time has gotten away from me for many reasons and I am hoping to get back into my weekly posts.
Sharing from Design Peak this beautiful string of beaded flowers! http://design-peak.com/crochet-mini-flower-string/ So beautiful! Click on the link for directions.
It reminded me of a candle or lampshade doily that I made years ago crocheting with pearls:
I found the pattern on one of those free pattern clips near the yarn dept. in Walmart. Just came across it again and will be making more, soooo pretty!
and one more idea for you today, doilies on candle holders:
I had seen so many of these purchased doilies on Mason jars on line and loved the idea so used some vintage ones I had laying around and put them on jars I had in the cupboard. The yellow candle I bought in the dollar store one time. I later added a tied ribbon to each jar lip. Just love the look!
Come back soon, thank you for visiting and please leave a comment to make my day! Blessings and happy crafting to you all!
I am a grandma and a great grandma! ... I love creating things and crafting. Also, working in the yard, reading, and blogging. I write poetry and am a wildlife photographer. I have moved back home after 28 yrs in SC. I live in a historic town in the Fingerlakes and love it very much. Thank you for visiting and PLEASE leave a comment. I treasure them!