Welcome to my blog about yard sales, crochet, my family and my life. A yard sale map in one hand and a crochet hook in the other.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Black roofs matter!

Wow! It's been a month since my last post. Hope you got a chuckle out of my post title and weren't offended, even though I could care less if you were! That's what our roofer told Justin when he was whining about the color. I love the look of my house now. Justin wanted anything but black, but I got my way! New gutters also.
We've got to paint the faux shutters above the door. Here's a before picture from 2013. I'll be glad when the oak tree comes back out.
                                   
I finished an afghan for my daughter, Janet. She bought the yarn at Hobby Lobby after Christmas.
Pattern here




I've also been working on the Elements CAL I'll be sewing the side strips on today.

I also finished the Peppermint Throw and gave it to a friend....

That's it for now.



Saturday, January 20, 2018

What an eventful week!

This week has been a sad one for York County. One of our local deputies was killed in the line of duty. Three other officers were also wounded but will survive. Please pray for their families.
We also got our first snow of the year Wednesday. It shut schools down for the rest of the week.
Naturally, I kept my ass in the house! Hate snow!!!
I finished my latest graphghan while keeping warm. It was gifted to my husband's business partner. The written pattern can be found in my Etsy shop, CHuffmanCrochet.
I "frogged" this afghan because I wasn't happy with it.....
......and used the yarn to start The Peppermint Throw....
I finished Week 7 of the Element CAL....
I have thought about no longer blogging because I already post on Facebook and Instagram, but decided to keep on for a little longer. Please follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram.
Stay warm and safe.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year, new projects

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year! We didn't go out but stayed at home and celebrated with family. I got a picture of me and Justin with our seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
Left to right: Della, Kayla, Xander, Sloan, Amelia, Justin, Me, Declan, Maxel, Gavin, Josh, Ashton
 Here are just the kids...Xander, Kayla, Declan, Della, Amelia, Sloan, Maxel, Ashton, Josh, Gavin
 The boys (Sloan and Gavin) gave me a tub full of yarn for Christmas! Nine colors, three skeins each!

 Justin gave me a new IPad, IPencil (which I returned for a casefor the IPad), and a new Food Saver vacuum sealer.
 Micki gave me a set of Pioneer Woman dishes...
I received other great gifts but didn't take anymore pictures. Thanks to all!
New Years Eve fun..... as always, the rednecks have to make a fire!




Sloan and Josh look like twins!


 Checking the truck's battery....
 Xander..........
Josh uses the flashlight to check the truck...
 Abby and Xander on the tablet......
 I'm on my tablet.............
 Rodney tried to get Josh to take a nap.....
 I tried too...
 Wrapped up trying to stay warm and keep my eyes open....
 Ashton couldn't keep hers open...
Craig and Holly, their kids, Kayla and Declan weren't here for New Years.
I finished an afghan.....
The pattern is on my Etsy shop.
It's freezing here in South Carolina! I know it's cold all over the US, but we're not used to this cold!
Stay warm!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

I'm still here!!

It's been almost a month since my last post! Like my blogging, my crocheting was also in a slump. I could not find something that I really had to make. I did do a little crocheting just to stay busy, but nothing spectacular. I finally decided to start the Elements CAL. I'm using Caron Soft yarn and completed week 4 last night.
I made some doll clothes for Della's Christmas gift....a jacket....
 Hat and scarf....
 I love the fur pom-pom!
 Dress.....
 I don't know if this will fit!
 Another dress...
 I worked on this doily while I was in the slump....
 I decided to start another graphghan....this time the Carolina Panthers.
I'm still driving a rental! Thought they'd total my car, but they're going to fix it. In the meantime, I'm driving this....
Della and Maxel spent the night with us and we had a great time.






They just got back from a trip to Disney World!



I've kept Declan a few times.....

My den is growing smaller as the presents are growing larger!

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!