Tuesday, October 6, 2015

An interesting weather day

We have had very much unseasonably cool weather for here in Arizona.  Today I am not certain what the high was, but it could not have been more than 80 degrees.  Raining off and on throughout the day. I snapped a pic of the sky.

I've been doing a lot of crochet lately. I'm finishing up a blanket for my husband for the colder winter months.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cute sites

 A couple cute crochet sites I love to browse :

Teresa has a lot of pics posted on Pinterest I love. She posts patterns as well.

Karen donates all her items to hospitals and the like. 

I love both of these ladies' blogs

Friday, October 2, 2015

A cute crochet site

THIS site is great for the crochet lovers out there.

I found her on Pinterest originally. I now have her bookmarked. I want to try her wobbly stripes rectangular blanket.

For some reason Blogger is not letting me posts pics. I will get to the bottom of this ;)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

My son

My son came in from Hawaii for a surprise visit. He is in the US Army.
It was a great week's visit.
I took a couple good pics...

all the kids together again

Marcus and Annalise

Friday, September 18, 2015

Filet Crochet Hearts

I've lately been really admiring all filet crochet patterns. I found THIS pattern and decided to give it a go. I've made filet crochet in the past, but just the basic check pattern. Nothing where you have to follow a pattern really. So here is the result so far:

I really love the way it's coming out. I hope you are having a great week!  What projects are you working on?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My morning

Good morning!

I woke up, did laundry, dishes, and finished my twin stitch baby crochet blanket. Here it is:

After doing my 'chores' and finishing the blanket I got out a bit to my favorite walking spot. Here is the pic:
to the right of this is a county library

and while walking there are many birds, wildlife, ducks, insects, turtles on rocks, and lots of native Arizona plants. here is one:
prickly pear cactus
I always have a good time while out in nature, especially walking through this riparian preserve. I wish the library had been open so I could go browse books afterwards. Oh well.
Make a great day, friends!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I got a quilt made for a friend (who is also a blogger).  Now that she received it I can post a pic of the finished quilt!  I like the way this one came out. and there were no problems making it. It came together very easily with no puckers.

Last night we got a surprise visit from my son who is in the US Army.  So happy to see him home!  He is here for 10 days.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Recent pics of my kids

Since I've started back blogging I'm sure most of you have not seen my kids lately. Here are the latest pics. Alex and Marcus now live on their own-out of the house. And Joey and Annalise are 14 and 12 respectively. Joe is in 9th grade high school. Annalise is in junior high 7th grade.

Alex and Annalise

Joey and Annalise's first day of school

Marcus is now stationed in Hawaii-US Army

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

crochet thoughts

Funny thing today...I've made this one pattern for a darling crochet cardigan with minimal sleeves. I've made 2 no problem. This was probably 6 months ago. I just tried the SAME pattern with varigated yarn and it's balling me all up (no pun intended lol).  So I frogged the whole thing. Not sure if it's the variegated yarn or I just am having a hard time understanding the pattern this time. Either way, it's now just back to being a skein of yarn. LOL.

just my random crochet thoughts today....

Hello, again.

Well I've decided to start blogging a bit.  I am very active on Instagram. But have recently closed my Facebook account; just haven't been using it much so I decided to move on past Facebook.  I'm really not to sure what I will post on this blog, other than my normal quilty, crochet, and crafty stuff. But I will try my hardest to post often, so as to not bore bloggers dropping by for a visit.  I recently finished a quilt and will post pics when the recipient gets the quilt, as I don't want to spoil the surprise.  It came out great though. It's been a long time since I've made a larger quilt. Most of the quilts I make are baby size lately.  Oh yeah, and I've been working on a cross stitch (that's making my eyes hurt) and I've always got yarn on my hook for my crochet. 

Here is a quilt I recently finished:

I've been selling a lot of my paintings lately. I'm not painting anymore right now though. Too many irons in the fire. But here are the two I've sold lately:

If you are back to reading my Butternut Street Blog, leave me a hello, or two. :)
Welcome back!
p.s. I just realized today that I've been on this blog since 2006!  I've been blogging that long! wowzers!  I'm starting a fresh post list; however.