Saturday, November 26, 2016


First Snow 2016
Designed by Melva Garner
November 23, 2016

Supplies:  size 7 hook, size 10 metallic thread
Size: 3 1/2 inches
Stitches: ch st, sl st, sc, dc, trc,

Round 01:  Ch 6, trc in 5th ch from hook *ch 2, trc in same 4th ch from hook* repeat 10 times, ch 2 join in 3rd ch.  (12 ch 2 sps)

Round 02: Sl st into 1st sp. *ch 4, sc in next sp* repeat around join
(12 ch 4 sps)

Round 03: Ch 3 *3 dc in first ch 2 sp. dc in next trc * repeat around join in ch 3 (48 dc)

Round 04: Ch 5, trc in same st. *ch 2, skip 1st. sc in next st. ch 2, skip 1 st, trc, ch 2, trc in next st.* repeat around, join in 3rd ch.

Round 05: Ch 1, sc in join, sl st in 1st sp, * ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc in same sp. 2 sc in next 2 ch 2 sps. sc in next ch 2 sp* repeat around join....
Finish off

Free pattern for personal use only. Do not share on any website, group, or email without permission.   You can link back here, and copy for your own personal use. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Crocheting Hats

Hello Family and Friends,

I have been crocheting hats.  I've made 3 adult hats, and one for my grandson.  He wanted an Iron Man Hat, so I did a search until I found one that suited him.  He can hardly wait for the temp. to get cold enough to wear.
School has been out for deer season last week, and this week.  They are sleeping over as often as mom and dad will let them, and of course us too.  They would stay here around the clock if we would allow them. :)  The adult hats I've made you can find the pattern on Ravelry ( free download ) French Vanilla Winter set.  It also has a scarf.  I will be making a couple scarves to go with the hats.  I've also made a couple spiro scrubby's.  You can find the pattern by entering in the search Spiro Scrubby by Judith Prindle 3/05.  I don't have a picture of one, so will make one to share a picture. 
Now to show you some pictures. 
Iron Man Hat

French Vanilla Hat

French Vanilla Hat and scarf set
Last year's Christmas Tree with my snowflakes.

Hat and scarf set for a friend, with scrubby, and dishcloth's. 

Hope you enjoy seeing what I am working on. 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

We have a new grandson!

Logan Eli Garner was born October 15th, 2016 weighted 7 lb. 2 oz.  20 inches long.
He came home with Jaundice, and a fractured collar bone.  Of course we know it is
just a cartridge, but it should have been normal, not fractured.  JMO 

But, he has another problem called
Tracheomalacia - congenital.  The doc. treating him said he has another baby that was born with the
same condition.  

I don't agree with a doc breaking the mother's water, and inducing labor
hours before she gives birth.  God did not intend for babies to come that way.
He break's the water, and then the baby comes. 

Seems like babies are born on a doctor's schedule now days instead
of the way God planned them to be born.  Well, no seems about it; they are. 

They need that extra week to fully develop, and if
there are problems then a mother knows it was to be.

Mother and baby. 

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me, comments are welcomed.



Finished Red Heart Sampler Afghan

Hello friends, and family,

It has been awhile since I posted here, and I see some of you have continued to come visit me in hopes that I have added something new, or designed something new. 

I have been working absolutely month's on this afghan.  12 squares and each one of them are
a different technique other than the usual knit and purl stitches, and not all the same size which poses a problem setting them together. 

School summer vacation for our grandchildren took out 2 month's of that time.  Just can't concentrate with  an 11, and 8 year old in the house, and it was so hot they couldn't be outside long, and most of the time when they could it was late in the evening after the sun went down; by then their parents were home from working.

So, once school got back in session I worked like a mad woman trying to catch up, and get the Afghan squares made, and set together. 

Now I am in the process of making my DGS an Iron Man hat, as requested by him.  I found a real neat pattern, but for some reason the directions are not working out for me, and I am not new to making hats, both crochet and knit, but do like to go by a pattern.   Oh well, I'll look for just a simple plain hat for the back ground and see if this mask will work out right.  I may even give the directions a second try to see if I missed something.  I sure like this hat though.

Thank you for stopping in, and visiting me.