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  1. I won't go into all the details of how this project expanded from one cat to eight (but you can read about it here)
  2. I thought this was going to take me a couple of weeks, and instead it ate most of May and the first week of June. I love the piece, but I also love having it done. Here is my blog post about it if you want to see more pictures.
  3. I am making a series of scrap cats comprised mostly from bits of yarn I have tied end-to-end. The pattern is Jannette Williams' Caity Cat. Here is the second in the series (and here is a blog post that details more of the details):
  4. I designed this shawl when the dear boxer of a dear friend died abruptly. Because of the personalizing, I got derailed, and it took me over two years to finish, but now it is ta-done and ready to be packed up and sent off to my friend to remind her of the love her dog Clemmie brought into the world. (You can read more about it here):
  5. I am looking to design a bag that is attractive, but not as fussy as many of my other designs. This is my first attempt, and I think it shows promise. I have to add braiding to my skill set, and getting up to speed on that took some doing. Here is the blog post with more photos.
  6. About three years ago my mom promised her then pregnant neighbor that I would make a blanket for the "new" baby. Well, the new baby walks and talks and is now almost three, but I finally got a blanket done for her. Here is a page with all of the blog posts (in order) that document my progress on this project, and here is a photo of the finished blanket:
  7. I have NO idea why this took me four months to finish, but it is finally done. Whew! Here is my final blog post about the project, and here is the bag itself:
  8. I made this poncho for the granddaughter of a friend from high school. Here is a link to a blog post about this crochet adventure.
  9. Working from a cookie afghan I designed in 2012, I made this with one of three people in mind. Not sure If I should just give it to one of them or if I should make two more. You can read more about the adventure here.
  10. I'm getting a little nervous about getting my main project done, so I took a step back and started a small sweater to generate some finishing mojo. Sometimes when I go too long without finishing a project, it's like I forget how, so this is a little something to get my finishing mojo kickstarted (along with a few more crochet crazy quilt pieces completed): http://www.crochetbug.com/the-waning-days-of-autumn/
  11. It takes me f-o-r-e-v-e-r, but I think embroidering on crochet is really awesome. If you can post a picture in a reply, I don't know how to do it, but I am overly proud of the "flower" things I made with a bunch of French knots. For me French knots are like potato chips; I definitely can't have just one: http://www.crochetbug.com/to-be-or-knot-to-be/
  12. Thankfully a friend lent me some crochet mojo, and I made reasonably good progress the past couple of days finishing up a crochet crazy quilt brick house piece, as well as finishing a couple of others and starting on others still. You can read about it and see it here. Trigger warning for yarn snobs: I love Red Heart Super Saver yarn and say so in this post. Repeatedly: http://www.crochetbug.com/cheap-thrills/
  13. Did not do perfectly well with the whole blinders idea, but I did make progress, particularly figuring out how to make an almost perfect triangle more times than not. The whole making crochet crazy quilt pieces has been kind of hit or miss, and the time crunch created by missing makes me hyperventilate which leads to a cascade of unproductiveness. So here is the new post with pictures of my progress: http://www.crochetbug.com/a-practically-perfect-triangle/
  14. ONLY 23 full work days left and my kitchen is dirty and my cat's litter box needs to be cleaned and my son needs to practice driving! Oh heck, I need to get myself some blinders so I can just focus on my state fair project, I got a bunch of embroidery ends woven in on Wednesday and then helped my husband back for a business trip and got a start on two more crochet crazy quilt motifs and finished (I think) one. I also got myself registered for the fair (today is the last day) with some help from Denise Walker who works for them. (Thank you, Denise!) Here is a link the blog post that documents all this adventure!
  15. This project began it's life as my 2015 North Carolina State Fair project. Without going into all the sad details, I did not finish it in 2015. I cried for about 15 minutes when I realized it wasn't going to happen, and then I dried my tears and went out to dinner with my husband and son and rechristened the project my 2016 North Carolina State Fair project. Now I am 26 days out from the deadline with more work than I would like to have left to do, but it is looking -- as long as I don't get sick or break anything and as long as every one in my family doesn't get sick or break anything -- like I will probably finish in time for the high noon deadline of October 10. But I don't like the whole probably aspect of it. Here is where I am with the project as of September 13, and here is one of the motifs:
  16. I made this as a hostess gift for my cousin. There are more photos at this blog post.
  17. I designed this bag to go with the shoes. Afterward, I was even able to track down matching socks. You can see a photo of the other side of the bag here.
  18. I made myself a basket to organize my winter gear, and my husband asked for one for his, so here it is! (along with a blog post that includes a side shot) http://www.crochetbug.com/a-panoply-of-neutrals/
  19. I have made two more bags to give to two women who run a board and care where my cousins have lived for years. These women are absolutely amazing, and I cannot say enough good things about them. They are 110% crochet worthy, so I made two of these bags for them as a way to say thank you for all that they have done through the years. One of my cousins recently passed, and the other has cancer. Through it all they have been at their side and treat my cousins as if they were family. These are extraordinary people, and I hope I have achieved making them each an extraordinary bag. Here is a blog post with a couple of pictures of the smaller one all on its own.
  20. Here is my bag for summer, and here is a link a blog post that includes more photos:
  21. I have been on a goat kick of late. Here is my first blog post about the topic, and here is my most recent blog post. There are a few more in the middle.
  22. After reading an article (with an accompanying photo) about the tree-climbing goats of Morocco, I decided I needed some goats of my own. Using a free pattern I found at Revelry, I have (so far) made five goats. Here is one of my blog posts about this endeavor, and here is a photo of the five I have made so far:
  23. Working on a Rainbow Bridge Comfort Shawl for those who have lost a beloved pet.
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