Monday, November 16, 2009

Jelly making time

I'm making my Jalapeno and Christmas Berry Jelly for my gift baskets today. It is just the most wonderful aroma to smell all the different scents that float around the room and all through the house (especially the Christmas Berry with the cinnamon). Just wish I could eat it too. I am allergic to cinnamon and it is all I can do to keep from liking the pan or MY FINGERS!!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

baby quilt

This is my latest creation. I made this quilt for my step daughter who is going to have a baby boy any day now. It has embroidered blocks of a cowboy and his horse in red. The blocks are seperated by bandan fabric with block blocks in the middle. It really came out very nice. I pieced it together with the machine but did hand quilting on it with the help of my husbands aunt. I also made the cake for her baby shower.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

more of my butterfly collection

You can view more of my butterfly collections at
I also have some items on
and at

pattern for butterfly frig. magnets

A lot of people probably have this pattern but just in case there are some who don't I would like to share it with you.

row 1: make a chain of 7-10 and join in beginning chain to form a circle.

row 2: Chain 3, make 3 treble crochet in circle, (chain 2 and make 4 treble crochet in circle) 7 times, join to beginning chain 4. You should have 8-4

treble crochet with chain 2 spaces between them).

row 3: slip stitch to first chain 2 space, chain 3, 2 treble crochet in chain 2 space, chain 2, 3 treble crochet in same space. 3 treble crochet, chain 2, 3 treble crochet in next space 7times, join to beginning chain 3.

row 4: slip stitch to first chain 2 space, chain 2, 9 double crochet in chain 2 space, (single crochet in space between 3 treble crochet cluster, 10 double crochet in next chain 2 space, 7 times, join with slip stitche to beginning chain 2 in this round. Fasten off.

When you have finished this round you will fold the piece in half and attach half of a chinele stem in the center as seen in the pictures. I use a size 7 needle and bedspread cotton thread. You can change the size of the butterfly by just increasing or decreasing the size of you needle. I use these for lots of other things besides just the refrigerater, such as flip flops, and pins to wear on clothing. If you have any problems with the pattern please let me know. Hope you enjoy!