Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Home Alone!

Jingles and I enjoyed are day at home while the boys were away. She sat outside on the balcony all day while I blogged and crocheted inside.

I was finally able to give my blog a holiday appearance. The family photo was taken by my friend, Renee, while we were visiting with her in Qatar a couple of weeks ago.

I crocheted another angel using different yarn so it is smaller than the first one I made some time back. Still a little big for an ornament. I must try crocheting with thread at some point.

Finished off another skinny scarf and a trellis scarf. My cousin, Gwen, taught me the trellis stitch which is basically just chains. So easy to do and makes up a really nice scarf.

If you like crochet, then you must visit Stitch of Love. She makes the most wonderful crocheted items. After visiting her today, I crocheted a sweet little Christmas tree.

She used her own crocheted tree to make a card but I'm not sure what I will do with mine yet. I didn't follow the pattern exactly, just used it as a guide. You can see her post and the pattern here. She's all the way over in Vietnam and is one of my newest followers. How exciting is that?

I tell you, I am still amazed by all the creative inspiration that is to be found in this land of blogging and the wonderful connections that are made through comments. All at the click of a button.

Back to school tomorrow so I am off to bed now. Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday in your corner of the world. Friendship blessings, Tammy


Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
I like the new holiday look to your blog :)

Pretty crocheted items and sounds like a nice quiet day. I keep wanting to tell you what I sent long ago, and that is apparently lost, but then I keep holding out hope that it might turn up. I wonder what happens to the packages - someone else keeps them, I guess.

No crafting going on here, just preparations for daughter's birthday which is Friday. :)

Have a great remainder to the week my friend.

Unknown said...

I love the holiday look too. Makes me feel good to hear your peaceful day story. I am a big crocheter too and get daily e-mails from Hooked on Crochet, All Free Patterns. I am going over to your friend's to check that out. I will post all my ponchos, fingerless gloves, (for texting) and hats as soon as grands see them. I would love to have a blogger friend in Vietnam. Blessings

Unknown said...

BTW, loved the new family portrait.

Linda said...

Thanks for your blog comment. :)

As for the package -
It was a small box, around 9" x 5", tightly packed and very adequately taped/packaged and addressed to you at the school address. :)

With Sarah's Birthday Friday, and our Christmas celebrations on the 18th and the 23rd (more on that later) that's not much time so everything HAD to be wrapped and bought months before. Jim's Birthday is Christmas Eve. Thus... I always have to have everything done well ahead of time. Plus that's just part of my personality - I wouldn't be happy any other way. ;)

LuLu Kellogg said...

Beautiful creations Tammy!

I love the photo of you and your family on your header!

Merry Merry,

Susan said...

Ohhhhhh, very cute header, Tammy. You did a great job! How do you DO that on the computer? Wow, you are computer savvy. Hope you have a good evening. Good job on the crocheted items, too, you little crafty critter. Susan

Anonymous said...

Tammy! I love the snow man..and it is a lovely family photo to use as your banner!

so, you've been crocheting! i'm so jealous..I'm still here playing with paper and not enough fibers..! lol

I can't for the life of me comment on Gwen's blog! i go there,,read her posts and then it never lets me make a comment....do you have her email...or would you please let her know that I am reading her! thanks!

so...give the kitty a hug..enjoy your night! or maybe I should be saying goodnight? what time is it there?

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I still need to learn to crochet...one of these days! Happy Tuesday to you too, Tammy!

Rizzi said...


Unknown said...

Always a treat to pop over. Home alone. I love those days. What goodies have you been creating. Charming.....

Wishes for Season Cheer....

Caterina Giglio said...

nice christmassy look! and so nice to have time to yourself! lovely!!

glor said...

Love your holiday look here and your family photo. The crocheting is wonderful ... tree is adorable. Have a wonderful evening of joy and blessings of the season.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the Partridge Family song!!!! How fun is that? We watched it ALL the time!

And your new blog holiday look is so happy! Love the photo of the family, too! Glad you got Jingles photo posted. He's a very important family member!!

Your crochet projects came out wonderful...love those scarves and they do look easy to make. How pretty one of those would be with a black dress.

Fa la la la la my friend!

Diane said...

Your blog looks beautiful and so does that picture of that photogenic Jingles. Love all of your crochet. Amazing what you can do with that hook and some thread, isn't it. Blessings, Diane

Hearts Turned said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, Tammy! Looks like you got a lot done!

Hope tomorrow is just as lovely for you, my friend!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

You've been very industrious with your crochet work! Jingles is a pretty feline. Did she come from the US too? We're familiar with bringing a pet over as immigrant... They're part of the family too.

Enjoy your week.

Mariette's Back to Basics

Jane said...

What a wonderful family photo and I love the holiday look of your blog. I always enjoy seeing all the projects you are working on...always beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely photo! I recognized it immediately, and was happy that I was able to get it for you. Usually when the three of us are together, we take the exact same pictures. HA!
Your day off looks just heavenly. I can see how relaxed Jingles was, and from the looks of all the crocheting, you were in that same state. How wonderful for you.
The crochet items you are making get better and better. I love the fact that you are finding such wonderful inspiration on the blogs that you visit. Really an amazing thing!

Hope your Wednesday is a good one!!


Lori said...

Hi Tammy! thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the new look of your blog and your crocheted items are so cute! It looks as though you and Jingles had a wonderful day. We have a neighbor cat that looks identical to Jingles--his name is Max. Hope you have a wonderful day, my friend.

Ana said...

Hi Tammy,
Love your new holiday blog look. Oh and how sweet is your family picture. I see you've been busy crocheting...Recently so have I. Something about this cooler weather just puts me in the crocheting mood. Cute ornaments. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Unknown said...

You are so creative with yarn...that christmas tree is TDF! I baked the peanut butter cookies too....everyone loved them...and so easy!


gail said...

Hi Tammy-I love your crocheted decorations! I wish I could crochet, but can't follow directions to save my life!
thanks so much for visiting!

GwendolynKay said...

Hi Chickie,
I am glad you enjoyed your quiet time. Today Ernie's mom went on Hospice. I have been a bundle of emotions about it , stirs up old memories of my dad too.
love ya,

Simple Home said...

I love the festive look of your blog along with your new header photo. Your boys look like they've grown alot lately :-)
A follower from Vietnam! I think that it's wonderful that we can get to know people from all over the world.
P.S. I'm having a giveaway on my blog :-)

Melissa said...

Sometimes I wish I could just sit down and concentrate on something for 2 minutes to make. Doesn't happen. The quiet time I do get is playing on the computer.
Love your winter wonderland look. Very festive and its getting me in the mood. Going to Dubai for 3 days on Dec. 31. Hopefully all the Xmas decorations are still up. Let me know if you need anything from there.

Heather - The Good Life said...

Beautiful photo of your family and it looks like you've been busy with the crochet hook. I need to check out the peanut butter cookie recipe you mention...one of my hubbies' favorites! Have a wonderful day Tammy!

crochet lady said...

Nice new holiday look to your blog!

Wanted to thank you so much for the card..what a surprise! Love the postcard, those rugs are just beautiful. Hope you had a lovely time with your family in Qatar.

Unknown said...

You are very busy these days! All of your scarves are just beautiful! Now this I don't have the patience for, and wish I did. All of my scarves would be very short! Wishing you a wonderful December weekend! Elizabeth

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh Tammy, you should frame that first photo!

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Tammy,
Just surfaced from a busy couple of weeks so it's great to catch up with friends. Love your festive blog.
Enjoy any quiet time!

lovestitch said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks ever so much for your sweet post, that's really a Xmas gift to me! :)
Your crochet is really really beautiful, I love them all! And I especially love the new look of your blog, very special!
Best wishes to you and your family,
LoL, xxx

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