Friday, April 30, 2010

Windy AGAIN

This very cute Acorn is what I made tonight, as you can see the glue from the eyes still had not dried yet when I took the picture. LOL....anyway I saw this pattern a long time ago, and just had to have it.......I remember when AJ was in kindergarten, and it was around Fall, and we were outside waiting for the bus to come......well he picked up some acorns, and asked what they were, I told him a nut.......figured it would be easier for him to understand......well he waits awhile, and then holds them out to show me, and says, "Mom, look.......these are my lucky nuts!".....well I about fell down laughing.........I could not stop, and he of course didn't know why I thought it was sooooo funny, but it was also soooo cute too............I still tease him about it every so often, and he knew I was making this tonight.........he is sleeping, so he won't see it until tomorrow, but he did tell me that he didn't really want it.....I told him I wasn't making it for him, but for myself, to always remind me of that very cute and funny moment with him. I saw another pattern recently of two smaller ones with a bag.......which is actually more perfect as he took two of them back then and put them in a bag.....he collected rocks and I guess those two acorn.......oh excuse me, those lucky nuts.......
I also made these yesterday, my little bee and butterfly........I love butterflies and every since I made a bee for a swap, I fell in love with bees........cute little "fake" ones only though.

I had lunch with a friend today, and we sat and visited for awhile, she is house sitting over in this area, so we wanted to get together....she is trying to find a place to live, as she has been living with some people, and they are moving themselves.........we went and looked at a couple, but she hasn't made up her mind.

I also told AJ he was not going to have any friends sleep over this weekend......nor will he go have a sleep over, seems all this month he or a friend have been doing sleepovers, and frankly I want to have a nice, quiet evening tomorrow, I have missed my shows on Friday night from being so busy..........

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Really Really Proud of my AJ

Above is an updated picture of one of the Afghans I am doing for the boys, but with color reversal......the one above will be for Aiden.....I am about done with the second border to AJs, but had to take a break today, I haven't really had much time for crocheting lately, but did manage to make a very cute bee tonight, and started a butterfly......but I am just too tired to finish........Had a few errands to run today........and since Aiden and I were out and near AJs school, we decided to pick him up..........well I am sooo super proud of him, he read more than the required books this year!!! So he will attend a function for that.....but..........BUT..........he will be attending an award ceremony for doing really well on his assessments........apparently he did a great job on them, and I can't be more proud of him!!!! I cried on our way home when he told me that........I worry so much sometimes......about school work for him, I know it is hard, and so much that the district wants them to learn...........and for him to tell me that he actually got great scores on them...........well that just makes me feel so proud.........and happy that he worked so hard!!!!

Aiden and I will make him a card tomorrow. I think Aiden will love that. I am hoping he wakes up feeling better, he got sick early this evening....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hugs N Kisses 12" Square

 
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“Hugs N Kisses ”
Aurora Suominen Copyright ©2010 All rights reserved.
I Hook & Worsted Weight  Yarn
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
REVISED 2-20-2014


NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps. BCS: Back cross st=Sk one st, dc in next st, going behind st just made, dc in skipped st.  DEC=Decrease, uses 4dc in pattern, (yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on hook)4x, Yo, pull thru all 5 loops on hook.  FPDC= Front Post Double crochet: this st is worked around & in front of post of the specified st. Do not work into the top 2 lps of the dc you worked fp around.   POPCORN: 5dc in specified st, remove hook from last dc, and insert into first dc, grabbing the last dc pull through. CLUSTER: (Yo, insert hk in next st, YO, draw yarn thru st, YO, draw yarn thru 2 loops on hook)4X.  YO, draw thru 5 loops on hook. (uses 4sts.) ST COUNTS AT END OF RNDS =  POPCORN STS COUNT AS ONE DC.  BACK CROSS STS (BCS) COUNT AS 2DC.

Rnd 1: ch4, work 9dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top of beg ch. (10dc)



Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as 1st dc now and throughout) Dc in same st, Work 2dc in each st around, join in top of ch3.  (20dc)


Rnd 3: Ch2, decrease over 3sts.   [Ch7, work a cluster. *see notes]4x   Ch7 & join in in top of first star point. (5 Star Points, 5 Ch7 sps)


Rnd 4: Slst into Ch7 sp & Ch1  [(2sc, fptc around post of dc in rnd 2, 2sc) all in same Ch7 sp.  Ch3,  sk star point.]5x.  Join to first sc. (5fptc, 20sc, 5ch3)


Rnd 5: Ch3, dc in each st, working 4dc in the first 4ch3 spaces, work 3 dc in the last  ch3 space, join.  (44dc)


Rnd 6: Loosely slst into next 4dc,  Beg corner as (ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc) in same dc.  [Dc in 10dc, Work corner as (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next dc]3x.  Dc in last 10dc & join.  (56dc) Slst in dc & ch2sp.  


Rnd 7: Beg corner in sp. *see bold above.  [Dc in 5dc, fpdc in next dc, do a bcs, *see notes, fpdc in next dc.  Dc in 5dc, (corner in next sp) *see bold in R6.  Dc in 4dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next dc, popcorn in next dc, dc in next dc, fpdc in next, dc in next 5dc, corner in ch2sp.]2x omitting last corner, join. (72sts) <~SEE END OF NOTES.  Slst in dc & ch2sp.  


Rnd 8: Beg corner,  [Dc in 7dc, fpdc in next dc, do a bcs, fpdc in next dc.  Dc in 7dc,  corner in ch2sp.  Dc in 6dc, fpdc in next fpdc, DC in next 3sts, fpdc in next fpdc, dc in next 7dc, corner in ch2sp]2x, omitting last corner, join.  (88sts) Slst in dc & ch2sp.  


Rnd 9: Beg corner,  [Dc in 3dc, fpdc in next dc, do a bcs, fpdc in next dc. (Dc in next 2dc, fpdc in next dc, do a bcs, fpdc in next dc.)2x.  Dc in next 3dc, corner in next c2sp.  Dc in 2dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next dc, popcorn in next dc, dc in next dc, fpdc in next dc.  (Dc in next dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next dc, popcorn in next dc, dc in next dc, fpdc in next dc,)2x.  Dc in next 3dc, corner in ch2sp]2x, omitting last corner, join.  (104sts) Slst in dc & ch2sp.  


Rnd 10: Beg corner,  [Dc in 5dc, fpdc in next dc, do a bcs, fpdc in next dc,  (Dc in next 2dc, fpdc in next dc, do a bcs, fpdc in next dc)2x.  Dc in next 5dc,  corner in ch2sp.  Dc in 4dc, (fpdc in fpdc, dc in 3dc, fpdc in fpdc, dc in next dc)3x. Dc in 4dc, corner in ch2sp.]2x, omitting last corner, join.  (120sts)  Slst in dc & ch2sp.  


Rnd 11: Beg corner,  [Dc in 7dc, fpdc in next dc, do a bcs, fpdc in next dc, dc
in 8sts, fpdc in next dc, do a bcs, fpdc in next dc, dc in 7dc, corner in ch2sp.  Dc in 6dc, (fpdc in fpdc, dc in next dc, popcorn in next dc, dc in next dc, fpdc in fpdc, dc in next dc)3x. Dc in 6dc, corner in ch2sp]2x omitting last corner, join. (136sts)  Slst in dc & ch2sp.  


Rnd 12: Beg corner, [dc in 34sts, corner in ch2sps.]3x.  Dc in last 34sts.  Join (152dc) Fasten off


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Huggin the Stars 12" Square

Hugging the Stars
Designed by: Aurora Suominen ©2010 All rights reserved.
12" Square with "I" Hook & Worsted Weight yarn
For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: BACK CROSS STITCH (BCS): Skip next st, DC in next st, working behind last st made, DC in skipped dc.
  • 2DCTOG: YO, draw up a loop in next st, yo and pull thru 2 loops, YO and draw up a loop in next st, (YO, pull thru 2 loops)2Xs. YO pull thru all 3 loops.  
  • 3DCTOG: (YO, draw up a loop in NEXT st, YO pull thru 2 loops)3Xs. YO and pull thru all 4 loops.  Uses 3sts.  

Round 1: Ch 4, work 14dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top ch4. (15dc)

Round 2: Ch2, 2DCTOG*see special sts*, Ch6, [3DCTOG *see special sts, Ch6.]4Xs.  Join IN top of 1st Star point. (5 Star points, 5 ch6sps)

Round 3: Slst into ch6 sp & do Ch1, 2sc, fptc in dc of rnd 1, (Between 2 star points), 2sc in same chsp.   [Ch2.  In next ch6 space, work 2sc, fptc in next dc of rnd 1, 2sc]4Xs.  Ch2 & join in 1st sc (20sc,5tc,5ch2sps)

Round 4: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, working 2 dc in first 4 ch2 sps.  IN last ch2 sp, work 3 dc. Join w/slst in beg ch3, throughout pattern.   (36 DC)

Round 5: Slst into next 3 dc, (Ch3, Dc, ch2, 2dc in same stitch.) BEG Corner made.  [Dc in 8dc, In next st do (2dc, ch2, 2dc) Corner made.] 3Xs. Dc in last 8sts & join.  Slst into next st & ch2sp.  (48 DC)

Round 6: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 3dc, (Ch1, BCS)3Xs. Ch1,  dc in 3dc+,  corner in ch2sp.]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  Slst into next st & ch2sp.  (40 dc, 12 BCS, 16 ch1 spaces)      

Round 7: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 5dc, dc in ch1sp, (Ch1, skip bcs, dc in ch1sp)3Xs.  dc in 5dc.+ Corner in ch2sp.]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join. Slst into next st & ch2sp.  (72 dc, 4 ch2 spaces, 12 ch1 spaces)

Round 8: Beg Corner,  [+Dc in 2 dc, (Ch1, BCS)2Xs, Ch1, dc in next dc, (FPDC in next dc, dc in ch1sp)3 times. FPDC in next dc, dc in next dc, (Ch1, BCS) 2 times.  Ch1, dc in 2 dc,+  Corner in ch2sp] 3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  Slst into next st and ch2sp. (68dc,24ch1sps, 16bcs)

Round 9: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 4 dc, dc in ch1sp, (Ch1, skip BCS, dc in ch1sp)2Xs. (Dc in next dc, FPDC in next fpdc)4Xs.  Dc in next dc, dc in ch1sp, (Ch1, skip bcs, dc in next ch1sp) 2Xs. Dc in 4 dc.+ Corner in ch2sp]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (108 dc, 4 ch2 spaces, 16 ch1 spaces.

Round 10: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 6 dc,  (FPDC in next dc, dc in ch1sp) 2Xs. FPDC in next dc, dc in 9sts.  FPDC in next dc, (Dc in ch1sp, FPDC in next dc)2Xs. dc in 6sts.+  Corner in ch2sp.]3Xs.  Repeat  +to+ once & join. Slst into next st and ch2sp.  (140dc)

Round 11: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 8 dc, (FPDC in next fpdc, dc in next dc)3Xs.  Dc in 8sts. (FPDC in next fpdc, dc in next dc)3Xs.  Dc in 7,  Corner in ch2sp.]3Xs.   Repeat +to+ once & join. (156dc)     


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Popcorn Delight 12" Square


DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©
 
“Popcorn Delight”
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2009,2012 All rights reserved.
12" Square with "H" Hook with Worsted Weight yarn
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

NOTES: Bolded print: Repeated in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or ch sps. Popcorn= 4 or 5dc, whichever you prefer.

Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 11dc in 4th ch from hook,  join in top of ch4. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc in joining st, Beg Corner made. [1dc in next 2dc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next dc, Corner made] 3x. Dc in last 2sts.  Join to top of ch3 (24dc) Slst over to corner ch1sp.

Rnd 3: Beg corner. [Skip (sk) next dc, slst in next dc, 3dc in next 2sts. Slst in next dc, skip next dc.  Corner in ch1sp.]4x. Minus last corner & join.   (40dc) Slst over to corner ch1sp.

Rnd 4: Beg Corner. [Dc in next st, sk-1st, popcorn (pc) in slst, ch3, sk-1, sc in 4sts, ch3, sk-1, popcorn in slst.  Sk-1, dc in next st.  Corner in ch1sp.]4x. Minus last corner & join. (24dc, 8 popcorns, 16sc) Slst over to corner ch1sp.

Rnd 5: Beg Corner.  [Dc in 3sts, sk-pc, 2dc in next ch3sp, slst in sc, 3dc in next sc, ch1, 3dc in next sc.  Slst in sc, 2dc in ch3sp.  Sk-pc, dc in 3sts,  corner in ch1sp]4x. Minus last corner & join.  (80dc) Slst over to corner ch1sp.

Rnd 6: Beg corner.  [Dc in next st, (ch1, sk-1, dc)3x. Ch2, sk-4sts, sc in ch1sp, ch2, sk-4sts, dc in next st, (ch1, sk-1, dc)3x. Corner in ch1sp.]4x. Minus last corner & join.  (48dc, 4sc) Slst over to corner ch1sp..

Rnd 7: Beg corner.  [Sk-1, pc in next dc, sk-1, dc in sp, (ch1, sk-1, dc in sp)2x.  Slst in next dc, 5dc in sp.  Slst in next sc, 5dc in sp, slst in dc, dc in next sp, (ch1, sk-1, dc in sp)2x. Sk-1, pc in next dc, sk-1, corner in ch1sp]4x. Minus last corner & join. (80dc) Slst over to corner ch1sp.

Rnd 8: Beg corner.  [Dc in 9sts, ch3, sk-5sts, sc in slst (between 5dc groups). Ch3, sk-5sts, dc in 9sts. Corner in ch1sp.]4x. Minus last corner & join. (88dc, 4sc) Slst over to corner ch1sp.

Rnd 9: Beg corner.  [ (Ch1, sk-1, dc)5x.  Ch1, sk-1, 3dc in ch3sp.  Front post TC ar sc two rows below.  3dc in ch3sp.  (Ch1, sk-1, dc)5x, ch1, sk-1, corner in ch1sp]4x. Minus last corner & join.  (80dc, 4tr) Slst over to corner ch1sp.

Rnd 10: Beg corner.  [Ch2, sk-2dc, dc in 14sts, pc in tc, dc in 14sts. Ch2, sk-2dc, corner in ch1sp]4x. Minus last corner & join.  (128dc) Slst over to corner ch1sp.

Rnd 11: Beg corner.  [Dc in 2sts, pc in ch2sp, dc in 29sts, pc in ch2sp, dc in 2sts.  Corner in ch1sp]4x. Minus last corner & join.  (148dc)  


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Monday, April 26, 2010

Took the boys to the park last week, got some pictures
Monkey climbing!!
another Monkey climbing!
This was at the circus a couple of weeks ago, boys had a lot of fun there.
Mermaid I made last week............She came out cute I think. I haven't had much time to crochet over the past few days...........Today I had some friends over for a bbq and some games........was fun, but I am glad to be resting now...........ended up with a headache, which is finally going away..........I hope it stays away. LOL

AJ has about a month left of school then summer break........I am not sure I am looking forward to that so soon. LOL..

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Proud of my AJ!! Communties in School

Well today was the day that AJ received the Star Award from Communities in School. Star stands for Student Triumph Awards Recognition. We had a lunch buffet first with our kids, then they received their awards, A local sportscaster from KWCH channel 12 news was there presenting the students for their awards. First was the Elementary students, then Middle school, and then high school......all these kids deserved these awards, there were two girls from High School, that both had a kid already, but stayed in school, improved greatly on attendance and grades and really stepped up to a better education, and I was proud of all of them.
All the kids with the CIS coordinators came down the stairs. You can see AJ in hte middle just about wearing white shirt. The staircase was just gorgeous.

This was as good as I could get with my cell phone, I had forgotten to grab my digital camera.....I could have kicked myself for forgetting it.

AJ with Crystal, she has been a super help to him, and I appreciate all she has done for AJ.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

TIME FOR AN UPDATE?

My little Aiden holding a Bee I made, this bee was for am Amigurumi pattern of the month in my crochet group, and it came out cute, I decided to make it in thread. Aiden loved it, this is him giving the bee a kiss. I have really gotten to love bees.....crochet kind anyway. LOL
Weather has been so nice outside, AJ and Aiden took their pokemon's outside to "play" this was some of them "flowers" LOL

This was Friday at the doctors......Aiden has been itching his eyes and nose for a few weeks now, so dr got him in and prescribed some allergy meds for him, and he is ok with the medicine, but he does not like the eye drops, but just the couple of days on them, he is not itching as much. I went and got my hair cut Friday morning as well.......I like it enough.......I asked for a bob with long bangs, and she asked me about wanting layers, I said not really, I have some, but just want them trimmed up a bit so they can grow into the rest of my hair.......well she cut them really short......I think that is why I am not too thrilled, but I am not upset about it, it is cute when I fix it.

This was after I got home, it looked horrible when she was finished, she did not use conditioner which I told her I would pay the extra 3 dollars for, but she didn't use it.......so I got home, wet it and used the blow dryer on it, looked much better.

I had a birthday Saturday and will update more about that later, it was a super fun day.


This is a "Minnie loves Mickey" purse I did for a CAL in a google group I am in.....it came out cute, and worked up fast.

I made this small amigurumi lamb for a wish for a lady, who was giving it to a 6 month old, it came out really cute.

Mr Funky here was done for a swap, he came out big, but worked up fast, I got him done in a few hours, but of course the boys were not home either. LOL

Towel holder for another wish.
Pokemon Character, "Bayleef" done for AJ, he loved it.

The little bee

Thursday, April 08, 2010