Friday, August 30, 2013

Potpourri






It's Friday!

Time for Five Random Things with Nancy.




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My crochet for Halloween is almost finished.
I have one more ghost to make and I think I'm done.


Ghost Hot Pad

I found the pattern for the ghost hot pads at Moms Love of Crochet.
Even if I do say so myself, they are cute!

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Michael's had yarn on sale.
Perfect, I thought.
I could get all the yarn I needed for my Halloween projects.
Wrong.
They didn't have the colors I needed.
I ended up ordering Lily Sugar N Cream yarn from Dick Blick!
The cheapest online that I could find. 

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The new cat toy of the week -- a small empty cat food box that I placed a few toys into.
Something a little different to keep them interested -- for 10 minutes! 

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Are you ready for football?!!!!
It's that time.

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Yes, it is UGHust and the hot and humid is back.

Hope everyone has a fun filled Labor Day weekend.
Don't Labor too hard!

Wishing YOU well and much joy.


35 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OSU/Ohio State University's first game - home- tomorrow.

Wednesday my sweet red haired middle school niece cheered at her first football game - she is both a school and a competitive cheer girl so this was a first and fun for her.

Your crochet items are so cute I almost can't stand their adorableness. You should string them together and make an amazing banner with them for your mantle or doorway or fence! They are so CUTE CUTE CUTE!

We have a huge Dick Blick retail store not far from my home, didn't even realize they were online and a chain, haha, no idea. My youngest worked there when she was 16 to save on art supplies.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Hugs.

Susan W said...

Love your crochet work. With two new grandbabies coming this fall I've been back to crocheting this summer. Forgot how much I love doing it.

Anne Payne said...

I am SO ready for football! Sugar & Cream yarn is yummy :) My daughter and I love to spend time on the yarn aisle.

slsmyth said...

Your ghosties are adorable! And I'm laughing at the cats playing with a box for 10 minutes...just like little ones...and enjoy your Labour Day weekend (hope it's not unbearably hot). Trust me, I will not be labouring too hard at all!! :) xoxo

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Your ghosties are cute. I lived in Salem, MA at one point and still live close by so Halloween is a really big deal! I try to stay away in October though. The crowds bother me but I like the strange.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love those ghosts! So cute!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cute wee ghosties!

Vee said...

Sometimes all they need is ten minutes of something new and then they fog out for another few hours. ☺ I am trying to find some catnip for Fioré and then I'll stuff it into some gray felt shaped like a mouse and sew it shut. I can't seem to find mice for her the way I used to.

Dick Blick...art supplies? Hmmm...must look into that.

beyondzephyr.com said...

Oh I love the colors, and they pop out so pretty!

Sharon Wagner said...

Cute project. Now no scary burns. Boo.

Terri said...

Your ghost hot pads are the cutest! Have a great weekend, and I hope the temps cool down for you soon. I'm looking forward to the 80's.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Those ghosts are too cute! I like the Sugar & Cream yarn. I've used it for dishcloths.

High school football starts around here tonight. Lots of people are excited.

It's very humid here, too. I am so waiting for fall to come! :-)

Mary said...

Those hot pads ARE adorable! :).

And yep! Kitties are interested in new toys usually for 7 minutes tops. Meh.. they say.. maybe we need a nap or some treats now lol.

Nancy said...

Your crochet pot holders are so cute...I am a knitter and I too love Sugar and Cream yarn....

You gotta love all the antics of kiddies...Mine keep me laughing all the time....

I hope you have a great holiday weekend and yes football is in the picture for me....

edenhills said...

Those ghosts are just adorable! Just looking at them makes me feel the slightest bit cooler.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Yay - football!!! The ghostie post holders are adorable!

Rita said...

Oh my goodness, that pumpkins were cute but the ghosts are fantastic, I LOVE them.

:)
Rita

Dotti said...

Oh! I love your little ghosts! Are the goblins next? Have a lovely weekend.

Maggid said...

Cute, Cute, Cute little ghosties -
I LOVE Dick Blick . . they keep me supplied with toys of all sorts.

My kitty entertains herself - she gets it into her head she is wild - she growls and ponces upon things i can't see . . . she was feral when my border collie (of blessed memory) adopted her . . . she simply has her own style. I like your toy ideas . . . I'll remember for the future.

Happy Friday!

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

such cute little ghosts! My wrists started bother me the last time I crocheted. Probably because I did a marathon of booties.

Linda R said...

Awww.. I love your little ghosts. Too cute.

Hugs~

Janet said...

I always enjoy your Friday posts with a little of this and that. The ghost hot pads are so darn cute! And isn't it frustrating to not find the yarn you want in a store near you. I hate having to pay shipping on things like that.

Football, already!!

Sharon said...

The ghosts are adorable. I can't believe you're ready for Halloween in August! Good for you!

Veronica Roth said...

You're so good! Love those little ghosts. I can't crochet but I can draw. Maybe I'll start drawing some Halloween-y things. :)

Nancy said...

Loving the ghosties -- you did a fabulous job.

Happy weekend to you and thank you for sharing at R5F this week. xo

Tanya Breese said...

oh those are so cute, i love them! yep, ready for football!! my boys play and i'm ready for their games to start! have a great weekend!!

Erin Magpie said...

Lol, I just gave my cats an empty brown Panera bag! They love it. So easy to please. ;)

Your ghost hot pads are adorable!! I really want to learn to crochet or knit this winter.

Mary said...

Adorable ghosties Snap! My hubby has been watching football all afternoon and will be glued to the tube tonite too! Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day holiday!

Barb said...

Those ghosts make me smile! Keep cool, Snap. A bit warm in Denver too - thankfully not humid.

augcott said...

Loving those crochet ghost potholders!!!! I will have to check out the pattern!
Enjoyed your post .... :-D

Diane

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I didn't know Dick Blick sold yarn! Your crocheted ghosts are wonderful, Snap!

Shhh...I'm not the biggest football fan...I usually only watch the Super Bowl game ..lol!

Pondside said...

Those little ghosts are adorable!
Football? Hmmmmm - not my cup of tea!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

These are BOOtiful :)

Barbara said...

Those ghosts are so cute! Great 5 for the week. I had to skip...

Terri said...

Oh these are so cute! I love these little ghosties you have made.
Hugs,
Terri