"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

01 November 2013

Summer-Fall Hooky Update

The summer was relatively slow here in Texas. No one is thinking "yarn" when it's 100+ degrees out. That was probably not a bad thing, since I was spending a lot more time in our bathroom than I care to think about.

Anyway, now that the temperatures have finally descended to below 80 degrees and our grass is green again (living in Texas makes me feel a little confused ... I mean, flowers start blooming again in the fall!), lots of cream-paper-packages-tied-up-with-string have been going out in the mail!

An assortment of hair bows
Flocks of owls for lots of little owlets*
Two different styles of pumpkin hats
An adorable little pumpkin modeling her "punky" outfit
A "bug beanie" for a beautiful girl who dreams of becoming an entomologist someday
Froggy hats
A specially-requested panda hat for a beautiful Violet
Christmas stockings for four wonderful kiddos living in Thailand (they picked their favorite colors)
Birthday presents for four-year-old twin boys*
A "rainbow unicorn" for a unicorn-loving little girl*
A penguin hat for our own Little B*
A turkey beanie and a "Roll Over, Rover" beanie for a cutie-patootie
Did you know that baby turkeys are called "poults"? I didn't until today!
A girly newborn beanie**
A new winter hat for a much-awaited baby girl**
And yet another VHC newborn set (I think this one was used for a Halloween costume)
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*Made either using patterns or adapted from patterns by Sarah Zimmerman of Repeat Crafter Me
**Made either using patterns or adapted from patterns by Alli from


  1. Love the variety of patterns and designs. As it gets cooler, I have been thinking about picking up the crocheting again (if I survive end-of-quarter grading [which I am taking a mini-break from right now]). I'm especially impressed with the stockings! I can make hats galore--but I've never attempted socks. ONe of the other teachers at my school and I would really like to start a crocheting/knitting club for the students, and this all gives me new inspiration. Glad to hear that you are feeling better--I DID miss your blog posts, actually. And I hope that the second half of your pregnancy goes really well, and that she gets all her cantankerousness out in the womb, and comes out sleeping through the nights. :)

    1. Thanks for your note, Danielle. It would be very fun to see you start a crochet/knit club with your students and to see what they come up with to make!

      And what a lovely hope, that this little one will come out sleeping through the night! :~D I surely wouldn't complain about that!