Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A beginning!

I have been wanting a blog of my own for a while now.  Just needed to gather my skirts and pull up my boots and get on with it.  

My first love is crochet but you will find here food, gardening, furniture refurbishing and all manner of tidbits!  Free crochet patterns and original recipes coming soon.  Hope you will enjoy being here friends! 

Here, deep in the heart of Texas it is beginning to get pretty toasty.  Though if we don't get a break all this wind is going to remove our hats and send them to Oklahoma!

I created this hat from a new yarn (for me) called 5th Avenue Coastal Cotton.  It is a blend of cotton and acrylic (51/49%).  Love, love, love it.  Cool, smooth, and light!  I write many of my patterns but was smitten by this one called the Ashmar hat!  The rolled roses and beads gave it that just right bit of bling! 

The Ashmar hat pattern can be found at Snappy Tots!  Yep, I always thought of them as a childrens pattern stop but this beauty fooled me!


  1. I love the hat! Snappy Tots has great patterns - and not just for kids! Thanks for the tip about that yarn - I like the fiber content... I'll have to look for it!

  2. Love the hat! Good luck with your blog!

  3. Lovely! Congrats and Good Luck!!!