Monday, December 11, 2006


Well since I have been back from Mexico I had a bad case of the bathroom friendlies(I did not ask for that blessing) and on this past wenesday I had surgery to fix some women troubles. I have not recovered as fast as others who have had the same procedure but I have always had trouble down there!
As for crochet I have been very bust making Christmas gifts. I know I am WAYYYYYYYYY behind on blogging and will try sooooo hard to get photos up from our trip asap!!!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

My Texas Crochet a quilt started

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting here is the starting of my crochet-a-quilt from over at the ville. I like making this but until after Mexico I do not got abunch of time to put into it. But here is the starting of what will beautiy my own bed!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Sq donations at all time record breaking high

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting how cool is this that my couch was burried in sqs for the afgahns for amigos project!!!! Very awesome. Thanks everyone for all your help and support!

to share or not to share

recently at they are talking about way to many WIPs and I offered for everyone to see my tub. Which is my storage area until my craft room is done. Hummm to show a photo or not? That is the question!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Here is the photo

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Star blanket CAL finished

Here (I think) is a photo of my star gahn from the CAL over at crochetville

Friday, October 13, 2006

October is Breast Cancer Awarness MO

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Where in the world is Jimmie Lu

Here I am busy busy here in PA but in a few weeks we are headed to Mexico for another mission project!!!! We are building for a family this time Ricardo and Guadalupee. And they have 3 children!!!
Crocheting has been a bit slow since I have a million Ok not a million but 2 thousand+ sqs from my friends a the ville. They are being whipped up into gahns for us to bring to Mexico!
Busy Busy!!!
I hope to make a few more entries to my blog in the next week so drop by and visit me!!!

Monday, September 11, 2006


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America remembers

Today we sadly remember the attack on America on 9/11

Father please be with the families and friends who lost love ones on 9/11

help us to remember those who so bravely lost their lives in defending our freedoms.

And Keep us safe In Jesus name


Saturday, September 09, 2006

Public appology

Due to my lacking computer that seems to be still having trouble I have been absent. First I wish to appologize to my friends at crochetmania. Since my puter went down I have been unable to access the web site as well as others. I have let swap obligations suffer and have been unable to say why here on my blog as it was too unaccessable to me. I was unable to email from the library as they do not allow emailing there(long story) I have let some of you down with the mysterybox which is safely in my care and will be mailed by next week. I also have not sent my tote not kitchen items which also shall be in the mail by next week. To my partners who have had to wait I truely from my heart am sorry. This computer thing has eatten up my spare money that I use for shipping.
Next I wish to appologize to Lucy @ calPals who I have not sent cards to as I should and am sorry. Your cards were lovely and I am just a slacker with a lot on my plate right now. Also my obligation for the survivor was also badly interrupted there when the package I sent with a beautiful towl and wash cloths was eaten by the post office machines and un salvageable. I also am sorry for any other obligations there I may have missed.
Lastly for the pass the sq people who signed up and started to work sqs and sent them to me I also must appologize. when I got sick my husband packed up some items and the sqs was one of those and when cleaning I found them. I have 2 sqs here that need passed however it seems a bust and no one has asked questions except one person. the sqs I have I will add my rows and return them to the original owner for you to finish up.
Too all my friends I am sorry I have not pulled my weight. I am the weakest link today and I appologize. I sincerly mean that and hope we can all still be buddies.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Still down

I can not believe we are still unable to access the internet from home. Oh well at least I am not to sick to crochet anymore.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Oh my computer is down

Announcement!!!! Last nights storm took out our motum. I am using a library computer and do not know when we will be back up and running!!! I will post as soon as I can when I get back up!!! Just when I was recovering from strep erghhhhh!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Doctor report

Yep its an infection in my throat and tonsils. Yucky Besides a 102 fever I was achey all over which doc says is the infection working on the rest of me. So for me I am off to bed as plenty of fluids and rest were prescribed as well as antibiotics.

My life whats new whats wrong and maybe some good

Oh boy where shall I start. Lets talk crochet! I am finishing my sqs for the sq swap so I can send them and be done. For each sq I made one to keep and one to send so instead of 12 sqs I will have 24 making a bigger gahn right? Maybe 2 small ones? Didnt decide yet. I then need to REORGANIZE all my stuff it is everywhere. I am finishing my 35 sq gahn for the community fair. We have mostly quilters in my area so I dont really know who my competiton will be as this is the first one I am entering. I made the sqs in cream and am edging in a beautiful varrigated RED HEART called Spice. Found it at the local(35 miles away) Ben Franklin.
Now for a personal note besides being horrible sick for the 3rd day I got news that a niece attempted suicide. This has been heart breaking among some family members including my mom. My nephew went and eloped just a few months before his sister was set to be married in Germany. Hunh Go figure!
Our Motor home has been listed on ebay. I am happy and sad. I like the traveling in it and all but for now our mission work requires flying so it is being unused.
Yesterday we hit Walmart for some very early back to school bargins. As some of you know for 8 + years I have homeschooled. A few months ago my dd sprung a bomb on me. She said "mom I wanna be a nurse" at 11 thats a big decision so we did the normal homeschool thing and researched it and she spent time at work with a nurse whish just assured her decission. So now I am a fairly intellegent woman and spoke to her about going to school. She loved the idea and sadly so did my 2 sons. lol So now this year all 3 are going to Tri Valley(go DAWGS) There was s different feeling shopping for going to school stuff than there was a year ago when we were buying homeschool stuff. First I am not scouring the internet looking for books. So I am already starting to see some free time. What do you sopose I will do with my free time? hummm I just dont know. I have been thinking of getting a real estate licence.
So thats about whats new. And again my buttons are on the floor. I sure wish they'd stay on the side where they belong. This is an ongoing problem for me lol if thats my biggest problem I got no problems

Friday, July 07, 2006

Did you ever well I am gonna try

I got these rolls of strips of material at a second hand store. It seems like what is used as binding or edging. Anywho! I am gonna try to crochet with it anyone ever try that? Well I am gonna. My mother in law really liked the towl toppers and I thought Id try my own towl/topper with this stuff. By the way I got 6 rolls for a buck! What a deal!! Hey if worst comes to worst I will make a rag rug! lol

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

It seems so sad to me

I dropped by a blog today it was a new one Id not been there before. and this person seemed so sad that a few months ago her broken finger went completly unnoticed. that seems so sad to me. If you read this and feel the same as me what ever board you frequent Cville calpals or crochetmania find the RAOK board then find someone who wasnt RAOKed yet or in a long time and grant a wish. This way we will all make someone smile.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Pass the sq getting started

Ok ladies today we start!!!! You all should start by making a 12 inch sq. Then you should pass the sq to the person under your name on the address list I will email you all later today. Note you will always pass the sq you are working on to the same person. When the sq is recieved you should add a minimum of 8 rounds to the sq.There are 9 people working so when you get the 9th sq thatone is yours and you add as many rows/rounds as you like. I am asking you to put a tag on the sq with your name and addy so you know who had this gahn and for well I just like the info on this friendship quilt. Check this blog to see progress and feel free to post here if you like. I hope this was not too confusing. If you have questions please post or email me at Have fun

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


So here is some updates on my projects
Scrapgahn CAL @ Cville= Done
Hat a week CAL @ Cville=17/24 done
Purse swap @ Crochetmania= 1 week for sign ups
Pass the sq=Starts next monday I will be emailing you gals all the info by friday
Traveling hook= On its way to CT.
Latest adventure= Irish crochet
Charity blitz=hats for cancer center 6 of my own
Add it all together makes me one busy lady!!!!!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Just another day Kinda

Today was just another sat. so far! I am a bit excited about the recent DVD purchase of "The man who shot liberty vallance" Staring John Wayne and James Stewart. I love the old John Wayne classics I like them when I crochet. It also id my hubby's fav movies also. I am a sq and a half away from being done with the scrap gahn CAL. It will be a beauty that I will take along to Mexico in November. Ive been a bit busy with summer day stuff and tomorrow my middle sone turns 10! Boy do they grow fast! I also started listing at ebay again put up some sock yarn and mohair. Incase you wanna see my ebay user is fivefold5
Tomorrow will be a full day with nursing home ministry and a birthday/dads day cook out! As for tonight my 2 fav guys (my hubby and John Wayne) and my fav pass time CROCHET!!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Traveling hook begins journey!

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This is my house a few weeks ago when the hook was in PA for a visit!!! Our front bank gets covered in flowers it is beautiful. The hook is traveling now and should return to me in the fall sometime.

Just another day on the mountian

Well today I had to run miles to the doc to find out my little guy has pink eye and on the weekend we had so many parties to go to. erggg and then wait until meds were ready ughhh I need my hook to relax! On top I barely slept last night because of our visitor my moms Boston terrier is here for a week and the 2 of them together hummmm no sleep they are bed hogs! and her dog snores!!
and a bit ago my hubby killed our 2nd copperhead snake for the season this is the 3rd snake this year. While dont get me wrong I love it here in the country but these creatures can move out and I wont cry! Busy busy I have to move the washer and dryer tomorrow because of the mouse that has evaded traps for days is living under there we know because we saw him! And moma says he can not stay!
So thats it like an alcoholic needs a beer I need some homespun and a hook and away will go my cares for the night! John Wayne here I come!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Pass the sq

The idea is that we each start a granny you add 1 round and mail it on to the next person. We will all have a sq to work on and at the end we will all have a nice throw that has traveled all over and many friends have worked onstart.any yarns! any colors! any takers? if so email me at with pass the sq in the subject line and then watch my blog. Info to include your name address and a blog addy if you have one. Lets go this will be fun!

Kitchen bath swap at Crochetville

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Dont ya just love all my goodies I know I sure do!!!! My partner sure spoiled me with wonderful items like a pie plate carrier I will surely use this since I am queen of pies in both Larry's family and my own. Also she sent me dishcloths for our trip to Mexico for to give away there. Thay were all so beautiful!!! I had a blast with this swap!!! Thank you swap partner!!

Monday, June 12, 2006

A compfort gahn for my dad

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As some of you know my dad had a heart attach a few weeks ago. My friends at sent me sqs to make a gahn and he loves it. He said to thank all of you wonderful ladies he knows his daughter has good friends! So Thank you all!!!!

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Here are 4 of the hats I did trying to catch up to the others on the hat a week cal over at crochetville

New pattern

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This is my new slipper pattern which is coming to my crochet this pattern site real soon!!!!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

West Va here we come

This Sat we are headed for a 5 hour drive to West Va for a church trip just over night you know. 10 hours with nothing to do but crochet!!!! Hummm what wonderful things will I make????
Tune in Monday and find out!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


My mail lady must have read my post!!!! I got bookmarkers this week so far and my kitchen/bath swap box full of wonderful goodies. My hubby says "what do you do to get this wonderful stuff?" Guess I am loved after all!!!!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The post man has been mean to me!

I love getting RAOKED and SWAPS all that fun jazz to spice up crochet. Well my post man(actually its a very nice lady God bless her) hasnt brought me anything this past week and It makes me sad. So sad I sent out 2 yes 2 RAOKs and 2 of my swaps. Maybe she will be nice this week. I live at the end of the line (the campground it farther but he do they really count) And my post lady is always in such a good mood when she stops. If she toots her horn I get so excited and so do my children. That means she has a package that wont fit(I love those) Yippeeee

Today I finished up my Dawn purse by the crochet dude !!! Love it Using it!! wanta another (or 5) Great pattern except for a type O I found which reminds me I need to send him a message. I chose blue and white (my favorite colors which also are my high school colors)

We are busy making plans for the return trip to Mexico in November and I am struggling to find a use for this (what seems to be industrial stregnth cord) Yarn. Not really sure its yarn to be honest and I am not so sure I will really want another new project making rugs. If any body wants to make a rug or 2 for our missions in Mexico Id be glad to send this stuff so you could do it! lol

I am about to have my life completely changed the 3 children I love and homeschooled for all their lives have decided (with the approval of Us) they want to go to school. Hummm A whole day with out school work what ever shall I do? Hummm probably clean my house really good and then CROCHET!!!! I have been thinking of job hunting but again maybe I will make crafts and go to markets. Here in PA we have 1 on a weneday, a thursday and ones that go all weekend long. So maybe................... humm!!!

I guess thats about all for now!! I need to hop to it and work on my SIL afgahn her wedding is 3 weeks away and I just started ummmm ok I admit I didnt start yet. Guess I better get my hook in gear!!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hey heres whats new in my corner of PA

Well since our return from Mexico I have been busy with a capitol B writting a newsletter printing photos and visiting churches and if that were not enough ministry we are planning a trip to West VA and Missouri this summer and another trip into Mexico this fall. Phew!
This leaves little time for crochet. I have joined a few swaps and am in some CALs too. Busy busy. This fall my children will go to Public school rather then homeschool. So I will have lots of free time "what to do what to do?"
I know Crochet!!!!
I am also co-ordinating the traveling hook. Wow I am a busy lady!
Most importantly for the month of June The blitzers are working on cancer caps and I am donating 2 cents for every hat donated 1 cent for American cancer society and 1 cent for breast cancer research So bust my piggy bank ladies its for a great cause!!
Crocheting helps me stay sane! lol
Whats everyone else up to?

Got them back!!!

Thank God I was smart to save codes or Id be in a huge pile of trouble!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hey whos got the buttons

What happened to all my lovely buttons?
They were here just before I went to Mexico but now they are missing. Did you steal them?
Guess I have to start over again!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Look what I am working on

Its the crochet dudes new purse.
Check it out here
Dawn - A Purse to Crochet now available!

It is smaller than I imagined but hey thats ok!

Friday, April 14, 2006

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Look at all the great goodies I got from Stacy at C'ville.

Thanks Stacy!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

ok ok I am obviously not busy enough

Did I bite off more that I can chew??? Maybe but I like being busy. I took over the traveling hook project at Crochetville. Am I nuts? Maybe but what a way to loose it!!!
Check back to see if I have lost all my marbels please?

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Prayer Shawl Ministry

I am starting a new quest ha Like I needed another project right? Dont answer that! I am thinking on starting a blog just for that what do you think? Its ok to answer that one! I did start a yahoo group and you can click to koin at the bottom of my blogs main page!!!! Hope to hear some good posts about this ministry????

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Contest for you button makers

This is for a surprise prize!!! lol

The rules are
I need a button for this blog!!!!
Make one and submit to me @ then after March 30th I will have some friends vote the winner will be surprised with a great prize!!!
March 30th 12 midnight is the deadline so get busy!!!!

Hey how about this

Finally I got my buttons off the floor and along the side!!!! Yahoo!!! Now all I need to do is figure out how to click them to take you to where it should go!!!
Whatta ya think??

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Some goodies!!!!

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Monday, February 27, 2006

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From the wonderful Crochet Olympics emerges greatness!!! Ok maybe not greatness but 255 squares for the Amegios project. Actually 200 are for this project 55 are being sent to karin4christ at crochetville for Project Linus!!! Everyone is a winner in tis event!!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

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Here is Lucilla we are building for her in April with her is the Pastor of El Camino Church! This is in front of her old house!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

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Here is another gahn bound for Mexico

C.C's gahn

Image hosting by PhotobucketHere is my cousin she was diagnosed with breast cancer and it has now spread to her back. with bone cancer and treatments I thought she could use a warm reminder that people care!!! My friends at helped with the sqs Thanks gals!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Scrunchie pattern by Me

Cute Quick Scrunchie by Jimmie Lu Smallwood

This pattern is for your personal use only it may not be sold nor may products made by this pattern be sold without written permission of the creator.

Use size hook and yarn of your choice!

Attach yarn to pony tail holder
Chain 5
*SC in 3rd Ch from hook, HDC in next Ch, DC in last Ch. SC in the ponytail holder, Ch 5
Repeat from * around holder Join w/ sl. st. to beg. st. fasten off

You can make as many petals as you like around it depends on how tight or loose you like it!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

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I am selling these bags for $15 plus shipping to help with the cost of our trip to Mexico to do mission work. If you are interested please email me. I will gladly accept color orders and have a 1 day turn around.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

My second 35 Sq for the Amegios project

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I love making this afgan!! Its fun quick and beautiful!!!

Monday, January 02, 2006

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Here are 2 of the scarfs I made for christmas. I was surprised at the girls reaction to their gifts.