Monday, December 26, 2016

Weekend Cardigan

I just finished my first real cardigan, sleeves and all!  I found this great little pattern with the sleeves done as one piece with the body.  No real shaping involved.  It was super quick. Started on Thursday evening and finished on Sunday.

Be Creative! 💙 Jeanne

Friday, December 23, 2016

Back to the Beginning

Someone recently asked about a simple blog to use and I suggested Blogger.  They then requested a link to mine and I was pretty shocked to see I had not wrote anything in over 3 years.

I have to say I really regret not keeping up with this journal as the past 3 years have been an amazing journey to say the least.  The biggest part was becoming part of The Crochet Crowd.  What an ride it's been!

It all began in February 2015 when I went on my first Crochet Cruise.  I went alone, but came help with friendship and memories that will last a lifetime.  But the best was becoming friends with Michael Sellick.  He is a great person, who is genuine, smart and just fun to be around.  We continued to chat through messenger after the trip, and by September he offered me a spot on his team.  He has pushed and inspired me to do things that I never thought I could.  He has helped me live out some of the dreams that I never even knew I had inside me.  He has become my best friend.

Since then, I can't even begin to count the crochet projects I have done.  I think in 2016, there might be about 5 days where I never touched a hook.  It has become a healthy obsession and an important part of my day.

Here are some of my favorite projects from 2016.

And the one I'm most proud of... 

The Glacier Cowl.  I get such a thrill every time I see another crocheter making this cowl.  

Be Creative! 💙 Jeanne

Thursday, March 14, 2013

sunny days

Well, the great thing about digital scrapping is that it travels well!  I am in Dallas this week for some work training and was still able to do some layouts.  Here is one for this week's challenge at MDS Monday.  Besides using the sketch, they also challenged us to use Subway Art.  If you know me, then you know how much of a challenge this really was since I don't do random very well.  I will say that I am pretty happy with the result of this layout from my Palm Dessert vacation last fall.

Speaking of sunny days, I am certainly enjoying this beautiful spring weather in Dallas.  I am so glad to be here for 2 weeks.  Hopefully spring will be starting in Indiana when I get back.

Monday, March 04, 2013

I'm baaaack!

I didn't realize just how long it's been, but it's time for me to start blogging again.  I am about to start a new and exciting chapter in my life.  In a few short weeks I am going to be a grandmother!  My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their baby girl around May 18th.  I shall be called Gigi! :)

Another reason this is a good time to renew my blog is that I have not been paper scrapping very much any more, but I have recently discovered a new love - digital scrapping!  I have been using Stampin' Up's My Design Studio.  It is fabulous software and I love having all the SU choices at a click of the mouse.  Here are a few of my recent pages from challenges at MDS Monday blog :

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Technique Tags

Gosh, I can't believe it's been almost a year since my last post. I have been taking Tim Holtz technique classes at my LSS. I made these tags for a swap coming up in my club. I hope the girls like them.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Back from another retreat...

I just spent a fabulous weekend in Michigan at a beach house with 4 great friends! I did 12 recipe cards and 18 pages. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Paws Retreat 2010

I just spent 5 days in St Louis with my Paws scrapbooking friends for our annual retreat. Lots of fun and I actually got quite a few layouts done.

This one is from my Florida vacation earlier this year...

This one is for my friend MaryJoy. She lets me scrap photos of her pretty girls...

Mr Stewy was quite mad at me...

and Buster just likes to hang upside down when he sleeps...

Another for MJ...

And another...

Last one...

I hope I can keep my motivation going. It felt really good to scrap again :-)