Monday, Monday…

…as the old song goes. 🙂

Hi Friends!

Not sure why it’s taken so long to write, but here we are.  My past few days have been filled with work, special family times, crochet projects, early Thanksgiving dinner with my family and parents at our house (since dear hubby will not be here on Thursday), attending opening night of the community theatre play dear son is in (so much fun!), church, brunch yesterday with family and then a fun mother-daughter outing, … and just being thankful.

Here are a few photos from this week.  I will try to add a couple more when I get some others downloaded.

Happy Monday, dear ones.




An order this week.

A recent addition to my shop.  Product and pattern.

A recent addition to my shop. Product and pattern.

On our outing yesterday...yummy Parisian macaroons.

On our outing yesterday…yummy Parisian macaroons.

After opening night.  Dear son did great!  :)  Hoping to get a picture of him in costume as well.

After opening night. He did great! 🙂 Hoping to get a picture of him in costume as well.

My Soft & Sweet Wednesday View


Hi Friends,

Today I crocheted this soft and sweet baby hat.  Isn’t that a yummy color combination?  A friend/customer requested yellow and gray, but there was no yellow to be had so I showed her the “squash” colored yarn and she loved it.    It is so soft!  And I can just imagine that her little man will look adorable in it.  (The button looks more burgundy here, but it is more of a brown tone.)

And I wanted to report back on my first teaching assignment.  🙂  The “crochet class” last night went really well.  These ladies picked it up quick!  There were the usual tension issues, but they were remarkably well with the mechanics of the stitches and even their tension improved from the beginning to the end of the session.  There were a few missed stitches here and there, but overall I give all 3 students an A+.  And they were a bunch of fun too!  Lots of laughter mixed with crochet:  You can’t beat that!  But did I get any pictures?  Who had time?!  Lol.

Tonight I am helping dear daughter with her mermaid outfit when she gets back from exercising 🙂 and I also need to make more pecan treats for dear son (since I ate the leftovers at work today-oops).   So, yes, the pecan treats were good.  Just be sure and follow the update that I added to the recipe.

Well, I guess I better hush and mush…as in dog mush – Alaska term – see what I did there?  😉



Sunday Here Too

crochet baby hat 3 - roving with frame

Hi Friends,

I hope you had a nice weekend. It’s been a great Sunday here. My highlights were:

  • Seeing all my sweet friends at church
  • My son offering to help in one of the classrooms I oversee
  • A yummy and healthy lunch with my kidos and 2 friends
  • Down time at home
  • Crocheting the hat pictured
  • Dropping it off and visiting with a lovely little family
  • And looking forward to doing the elliptical before I go to bed

May we all have sweet dreams and a new week full of joy!



crochet baby hat 2 - roving with frameCozy Bear is not sure if he wants to give this soft baby beanie away. You need to share, Cozy Bear. 🙂

crochet baby hat 1 - roving b
P.S. Here is a link to a post that I like to refer to for hat sizing: Click HERE and scroll down to see sizing chart.

The Power of Crochet

Today we had the best staff meeting at the church where I work! One of our men on staff recently became a proud father for the 4th time so we threw a baby shower for his sweet little son. Isn’t he precious?! Many adorable outfits and other gifts were given, as well as the much needed diapers & wipes. It was so fun to watch this couple joyfully receive their bounty. But what really surprised me was the fuss that was made over 2 little baby beanies I had made and given to them. It was a simple double crochet pattern, but you would have thought I had made the most amazing things. So sweet and funny at the same time. Isn’t it exciting that handmade crochet items can bring so much pleasure? I guess that is the power of crochet. Joyfully, Jackie


A sweet little Blessing in the arms of our senior pastor.