"Childrens Hospital Donation"

"Childrens Hospital Donation"
This is the load of Baby Hats, Blankies, Teddy's Bears & Dolls we took to
Childrens Hospital In Little Rock today.. There are over 400 Baby hats...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Misfit Dolls

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                                         Q- Twins
                         (L) Quillan Edward (Eddie)
                         (R) Quillanne Elizabeth (Lizzie)

The Q-Twins were in inspiration for my dolls, Quillanne was my 1st
doll made and I just thought she was so sweet, visions of her twin
brother Quillan were made in my mind, but as it turned out, he was
actually my 4th dolls made... I love the names Quillan & Quillanne
so thus it belongs to these little lovely's.

These are my Misfits. (I hear the song in Rudolff the red nose raindeer,
 Why am I such a misfit).

 These dolls are each made by hand, each have their own character and
personality, each filled with love , and await the love of a child.

 They help teach your child that you are still of high value even with
all your imperfections. None of us are perfect, but we all need to be

 Some have flowers, X's, some of the legs might have different colored
feet, ears maybe, even or the same color, I make them as God leads,..
Fun to share

 I'm giving God all the Glory in this project of love,
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8b NIV - LOVE  NEVER FAILS)

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Knit or Crochet a Row, Then Go

This is such a great idea, I wish in the "USA" our favorite Restaurants &
 Dr's Offices, Hospitals, Craft Stores, & Yarn Shops,  Etc. Would set this
 out and help our local children with warm scarfs for the winter,

 I sure would work on a scarf while waiting, you could knit or crochet
 while waiting instead of entertaining yourself of the phone... Oh Yea

 Simply co 18 sts and begin knitting, knit your scarf the length of knitting
 needle 3 times and bind off. Add fringe to both ends or not, it's up tp you

 Row 1: Ch 18 sts, 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across,
 ch 1 turn

Row 2: 1 hdc in each st across (18 sts)

 Row 3: Repeat row 2 until scarf measures about  46" - 50". add fringe
 on ends or not.

 Trust in the Lord with (ALL) your heart and lean not on your own
  understanding; In (ALL) your ways knowledge Him, and He will
  make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV) 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fidget Muffs (K & C)

You will find both a knitted & crocheted pattern below, You may also use
a pattern of your choice.

              Anawim  (Magic Ball = left over yarn remnants)
The word Anawim (pronounced 'on-a-whim' or An-a wheem ) is Hebrew
which has been translated as meaning poor, afflicted, humble or meek.
They are the “faithful remnants” who, even in the worst of times find their
security in the Creator. Indeed, the Anawim are all of us!

 Choose the pattern of your choice {Knit & Crochet patterns below},
and use up all the left over yarn you have as you create a unique colored
Hand-Warmer's filled with the rainbow of colors as in Joseph's coat, &
filled with your beloved prayers

I use mostly WW yarn, but if you are adding sport weight yarn, or baby
weight yarn,  you might want to use 2 strands held together.

Magic Ball -
What is a magic ball, well when I finish knitting or crocheting a project
and have just a little yarn left over, I wind it in a ball, then when the next
project is finsihed and there is just a little yarn left over, I tie it together
with the 1st ball I've started and wind it up, when it get's big enough to
use in a wonderful project such as this, I just grab a magic ball  and start
knitting or crocheting, Great way to use up all your left over yarn while
Blessing another with your gift of love..

NOTE: When using a magic ball of yarn, don't worry about the tails
(knitted pattern)  from joining together, just make sure the tales are on
the purl side, and "NO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO TUCK IN YOUR
TALES". You will only have 2 tails to tuck in, 1 the beginning tail
from your cast on, and 1 from sewing up the seams.

Tid Bits:
Buttons, Bows, Beads, Pockets, Lace, Zippers, Ect. just make sure they
are attached securely to purl side of hand-warmer BEFORE sewing

~Knitted Pattern~
10 Needles
Magic Ball of yarn
Tid Bit's (for seniors in nursing homes)

CO 40 sts
Row 1: k across
Row 2: p across

Repeat row's 1 & 2 until piece measures between 19"-20" bind off
with a LONG tail. (between 80 or 90 rows depending upon thickness
of yarn)

If piece measures a little smaller or larger it's ok, just make sure
you have a long enough tail for sewing along seam length wise
and the top seams together.LONG TAIL wind around your finger
and tie a bow to hold in place and just move it out of your way
until later when sewing up hand-warmer

Now decision time; lay your piece out flat, (knit side up) now
it's time to decide which end you want to show off and which
end you want to fold in. fold in 1/2 length wise, then again
width wise, now is the perfect time to decorate so go ahead
and add tid bits (optional) to the side you want to show off.

OK, now thats your done decorating your hand-warmer, it's time
to sew it together.

1.) Fold in 1/2 length wise, (Right sides together) sew down along
LONG seam

2.) now reach your hand into one end of hand-warmer and go to
opposite end and pull inside to opposite opening (your actually
turning this inside out)

3.) flatten with right side up facing you, now reach "inside to
opposit end" and pull end of hand-warmer inside to opposite
end, meeting both ends together. match the seams together and
sew along top edge going through both pieces.
Tuck in tails.

                                         ~Crochet Pattern~

Measures - {11 1/2" x 20' BEFORE assembled}
                   {5 1/2" x 10" when assembled}

If using a magic ball, crochet tails behind work as you go.

H Hook

1.) ch 40, 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook

2.) ch 2, turn, 1 had in each st across

3-54) Repeat row 2

Decide which end will be decorated, decorate 1/2 of it (this will
be your top front).

Fold cloth in 1/2 length wise (wright sides together, wrong sides
facing out), 1 sc in each st along this side, (DO NOT FASTEN OFF),
now turn inside out with right sides facing out. Reach inside muff to
opposite opening and gently pull edge inside to match other end, now
1 sc in both inside and outter side of opening together around.
 FASTEN OFF & tuck in tails...
This is a wonderful project for using up all your left over yarns, OR
you can make it in 1 color if desired. I like to add tid bits to it and give
them to seniors to just keep their little hands warm, it also gives them
something to busy themselves with

Tid Bits:
Buttons, Bows, Beads, Pockets, Lace, Zippers, Ect. just make sure
they are attached securely to purl side of hand-warmer BEFORE
sewing together

{In Honor Of Quillan & Carina}
{Remain In the Vine  John 15:1-8 (NIV) }

Trust in the Lord with (ALL) your heart and lean not on your own
understanding; In (ALL) your ways knowledge Him, and He will
make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bonding Cloths

Bonding Squares are provided for Mom's whose babies are
in the NICU (neonatal unit).

Each Mother is given 2 matching squares, 1 is kept with
the baby and 1 is kept on Mom's body; Every visit with
the baby Mom swapes the cloths, now Mom has the
1 with the baby's scent on it, and the baby now has Mom's
scent with them, thus bonding

The Bondng cloths help to keep Mom & Baby bonded by
smell in the times they can't physically touch & be

Size 6 Needles
WW Yarn {7 sets of pattern = 5" x 6"}
Sports Weight yarn (8 sets of pattern = 4 1/2"-5" x 5"}

CO 28 sts loosly
Knit 1 row, then follow pattern row's 1-4

1.) Knit Across
2.) k2, p across, k last 2
3.) k 2, k2 tog (2 times); yo, k1 (4 times); k2 tog (4 times);
yo k1 (4 times); k 2 tog (2 times), k last 2
4.) k across

Row 30: K across & BO

You can use any pattern you want, Hospitals like the bonding cloths
 to be about 5" x 5". I love the fan & feather pattern, I just think happy
thoughts whenever I see it, so thus, I changed it just a tad bit to fit
closely the measurements specified

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bizzy Pillows N Pockets

                               {In Memory Of Mom Q & Aunt Lois}

   Bizzy Pillow's are made in honor/memory of all patients who have
suffered  with Dementia/Alzheimer's disease.

   The Pillows are created to stimulate their brains. All our lives, we learn
to tie bows, work buttons, play with beads, use beads for counting, etc.
These pillows will give the patients something to do with their hands and
thus stimulate the brains...

*** NO this is not a cure for these patients, this is only something to keep
their hands bizzy & stimulate their brains at the same time

 I personally like using the Crochet Granny Squares. However, you can use
knitted squares as well. Make 2 (13x13) or (14"x14"). At the very top of my
pillow you'll see a pink bow tied, it un-ties and now you have a pocket to
add a pillow if desired. or use for keeping PJ's in, or just leave empty.. Add
pockets, ribbons, bells, toys, beads, zippers etc. to 1 side only.
Place both wrong sides together, I used a shell border around mine. You
can do whatever you feel is best for you... Tuck in your ends...

These can be made from a blanket, I highly reccomend using: 
Suzies Stuff rectangler lapghan pattern for this:
http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2006/08/rectangle-granny-afghan-pattern_11.html .
I have made Bizzy Pillow's by using this pattern and working 12 complete
rows around, folded it in 1/2 and sew up both sides and trim along top for pillow..

*ALOS, if you'll notice, I use the BRIGHT RED to catch their attention
with pockets, ties etc., Red stimulates the brain.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Neck Warmer

{In Honor Of My Mother, Merry Christmas Mom 2014}

This Neck Warmer was made with Lion Brand homespun yarn... I like my neck warmers about 28" because I don't like anything to snug along my throat, this is so soft and wonderful, I just love it...

10 1/2 needles

CO 21 sts, 
1.) *K1, P1, *Repeat this across

Repeat row 1 until piece measures 28", bind off

Sew along bottom seems, or sew buttons on to secure front...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Poppy Flower

Black & Red Yarn
F Hook

With Black Yarn,
ch 4, join to form ring, ch 2, make 9 dc's in ring,
join to top of ch 2, fasten off (10 sts)

With Red Yarn,
join in any st, ch 2, 1 TRC, ! dc in same st,
*(1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc) in each st around, join to
top of ch 2, (30 sts) Fasten off..

To make ornament, ch 14, join to ch 1 of 14, fasten
off and tuck in tails

With sm hook lift TRC forward around, tuck in Tails

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rememberance Poppy

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F Hook  ---  Red & Black Yarn
ch 2 counts as a st

Black Yarn:
1.) ch4, join to form ring; ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, join to top of
    ch 2, finish off (10 hdc's)

Red Yarn:
2.) Join red yarn, ch 2, 1 dc in same st as ch 2, 2 dc in each
    st around, join, (20 dc's)

1.) ch 2, 3 dc in same st as ch 2, *4 dc in each st around,
    Join & fasten off (78 dc's)

NOTE: Ornament Poppy
To Make a Poppy Ornament, DO NOT FASTEN OFF AT END OF ROW 3, instead
ch 14, join in beginning ch and finish off

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bucky's Bear

This is NOT one of my original patterns. This is how I enlarged the pattern to make a bigger bear (above). My hope is that you will use it to Bless Seniors with, Hurting Children, & ~or~ those less fortunate etc. ..

The original pattern is the smaller bears (above) that I got from Bev Q , She offers both Knitted version and crocheted version... I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do...

Bev's Bear (Knitted)

Becky's Bear (Crocheted)

8 Needles

Colors :
A - paw's & Face Color
B - Pants
C - Shirt

Black for eyes & Nose; red for mouth


Color A: CO 10 sts, knit 8 rows (4 ribs),
switch to Color B, knit 28 rows (14 ribs)
Leave on needle or put on stitch holder

Repeat for 2nd Leg
Knit across both legs and knit for 14 rows (7 ribs)

Switch to Color C

Shirt: Knit 8 rows (4 ribs)
Cast On 10 sts each side for arns and knit 10 rows,
Cast Off 10 sts each side and switch to Color A

FACE: Row's 1-19: knit across (9 ribs)

NOW is the easiest time to add facial features, eyes, nose & mouth

Row 20-38: Knit across (9 ribs)

Cast On 10 sts each side for arms and knit 10 rows,
Cast Off 10 sts each side
knit across 8 rows (4 ribs)

Switch to Color B

Knit across 10 sts, (place other 10 sts on stitch holder)
Knit across 28 rows, (14 ribs);

Change to Color A

Knit 8 rows (4 Ribs)

*Repeat for leg 2

*With Color A,
pick up 7 sts on end of each sleeve and k 8 rows (4 ribs) for paws

Fold in half (with wrong sides together), whip st sides of
face together, turn inside out (right sides together), and
stitch across at an angle from eyes to about middle of top to
form ears. You may want to tug on yarn to form ears.
Turn inside out, (right sides together), whip st together
Stuff, and finish closing your bear.

Weave neck bow around 1st row of face and pull tightly, tie together and form bow
You can add bows to ears or not, get creative...

These are great bears for Senior's, Children, or just love gifts for that special little person

Was the youngest of 5 boys, born in 1929 ( the Depression), little or no money. Abusive father who left them to fend for themselves. Never had a birthday party until after he married, Christmas was of no gifts, His Mom loved them all and did the best she could by them.

This pattern was enlarged with all the little Bucky's in mind who are going through tough times. They need love, compassion,  and need to know that someone cares about them. They need to know that they matter, They need to know that they are LOVED....

You see, Bucky was my very own Papa. It's in his memory that I felt lead to in-large this pattern so others could find that special person and give them the gift of love with no strings attached...

Love You Always Papa... JMSQ

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pillow Case Dress

When Jesse, Sam, Brittanie & Tabby were little I used to make these for them

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fan -N- Feather Blankie

Blue Blankie I made for Dianna's baby
NOTE: This is "NOT" one of my original patterns. I am sharing what I did to create this Beautiful Baby Blankie with this pattern... Enjoy... JMSQ

Green Lap-ghan I made for my Mother who loves this pattern... JMSQ

Fan & Feather Baby Blankie
Measures - 37 X 34

10 needles

CO 150 - knit 1 row then begin pattern rows of 1-4

Row 1: knit across

Row 2: k3, p across to last 3 sts, k last 3 sts

Row 3: k 3, k 2 tog (3 times), yo k1, (6 times,
      * k 2 tog (6 times), yo k1, (6 times, *Repeat
      across to last 9 sts, k 2 tog (3 times), k last 3 sts

Row 4: knit across

*** REPEAT ROW'S 1-4  (37 more times)

Knit 1 more row and BO... Tuck in tail and enjoy

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rib Hat 4 Babies

                      Red Heart WW Yarn
                             8 Needles

CO 48 sts

Row's 1-30: *k2, p2 *Repeat Across

Row 31: *k3, k2 tog. *Repeat across

Row's 32, 34, 36, 38: Purl across

Row 33: *K3, k2 tog, K2, k2 tog, *Repeat across

Row 35: *K 2, k2 tog, *Repeat across

Row 37: *k2 Tog *Repeat across

Leaving Long Tail, weave through sts on needle,
pull tightly, Sew along side sew to close, tuck in tails.

The reason these hats are made in Purple is because they are for the Period Of Purple Crying Babies


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hannah May's Granny Poncho

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RedHeart WW Yarn

Sts Used: sc, hdc, dc ~AND~
Beg. Shell = ch 2, 1 dc in same st, ch 1, 2 dc in same st,
shell= 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in shame st indicated

*NOTE: ALL ch 2 at beginning of row COUNT as a st.

H hook

Row 1: ch 50, join, ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around

Row 2: ch 2,  BEG SHELL: 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same st, ch 1,
       skip next st, *2 dc, ch 1 in next st, *Repeat to center of
       ring, SHELL 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in center st, ch 1, **skip next st,
       2 dc, ch 1 in next st, **Repeat to end , join in top of ch 2, space

Row 3-8: Repeat row 2

Row 9:   Repeat Row 2 with 2 ch's in shell space

Row 10: Join trim color yarn in  ch 2 space of shell, ch 2, 6 dc in same
      ch 2 space of shell (7 sts), *1 sc in next ch 1 space, 5 dc in
      next ch 1 space, *Repeat to next shell space, 7 dc in ch 2 space
      of shell, ch 1, **sc in next ch 1 space, 5 dc in next ch 1 sp,
      **Repeat to end,  join... Finish off

Neck Tie: ch 60, weave in and out of row 1, tieing in back if neck is
          to large for baby...

Hannah May's Bonnet (C)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hannah May's Bonnet

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RedHeart WW Yarn     H & G Hook's

Sts Used: Sc, hdc, Dc, Shell = 2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc in same st

A- Green
B white
*NOTE: You can make this bonnet WITHOUT changing yarn colors if you desire.

With H hook:  Green Yarn

Row 1: ch 3, join to form ring, ch 2, make 9 dc in ring, join, ch 2 (10 sts)

Row 2: 1 dc in ch st, 2 dc in each st around, join ch 2 (20 sts)

Row 3: skip ch st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st,
    *Repeat around, join, ch 2 (30 sts)

Row 4: skip ch st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, * 1 dc in each of
       next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *Repeat around, join, ch 2 (40 sts)
       End off green yarn

White Yarn:
Row 5: 1 hdc in each of next 34 st's (leaving  6 sts un-worked), ch 2 turn,

Row 6: 1 hdc in each st.. Fashen off white yarn (34 sts)

Green Yarn:
Row 7: Repeat row 5
Row 8: Repeat row 6

White Yarn:
Row 9: Repeat row 5
Row 10: Repeat row 6

Green Yarn
Row 11: 1 sc in each st "completly around hat" front, sides & back, join

Row 12: ch 3, 1 hdc in same st as joining, *skip next st, work shell in
        next st, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 hdc in next st, *Repeat along front of bonnet...
        1 sc in each st along R side, back and L side of bonnet, ch 40, sl st
        in each st to beginning ch, join in same st, then join to top of ch 2
        of shell st, sl st into shell

G Hook

Row 13: *3 sc in center of each shell, 1 sl st in st in-between next shell
        *Repeat along FRONT of bonnet, join with sl st in 1st along side of
        bonnet, now ch 40, sl st in each ch to beginning, sl st in same st
        as beginning, finish off

Hannah May's Granny Poncho