Saturday, July 25, 2015

My Crochet Today & Support Gaige

Here's the latest bag i finished up this morning. It reminds me of a very hot fire the way the colors worked out.


I've been doing a lot of Tweeting and sharing Gaiges Twitter and GoFundMe pages. He's the 19 years old young man i mentioned on here that's fighting cancer. I don't know him personally,just from what i see on Facebook etc. but as a mother of two grown sons myself, i can't imagine what he and his family are going through. He has such a spirit about him that really gets to you. Always positive. He has a great following in our community. There's been all kinds of fund raising events for him here-car washes, restaurants just to name some. Adam Sandler even met with him when he heard that Gaige wanted to meet him.  He's now in a hospital in Texas to hopefully get into a clinical trial. The hospitals here in Florida have done all they can.Of course his parents are with him and staying at a hotel. This and the fact they both took a leave from their jobs and still have bills coming in for their home in Florida and what their insurance doesn't cover is something they don't need to worry over now.
If you can. follow Gaige on Twitter & his GoFundMe 
and Facebook
Even if you can't afford a donation, sharing his pages like i do, via Twitter, blogs etc helps.

Or if you have an Etsy shop, Artfire etc, maybe consider donating the proceeds of the sale of one of your items. That's what i'm going to do with this tote. 


Basket Bag


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sale Save 20% Now through July 20

Use code CROCHET20 to receive 20% off your purchase of $12.00 or more (excludes shipping)
 Expires 7/20/2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cancer Sucks. Let's Show Gaige Our Support

I don't have anything crochet related to share this time, but i do want to share Gaiges story.
He's from the same town i live in. He has non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Would you mind following/tweeting Gaige. He's 19 & fighting cancer .I don't know him, but want to help him get more followers. He has a new account and only has 52 followers. Lets show him we support him in his battle against cancer.
twitter.com/SupportGaige

And here's the Facebook page where you can follow up on his progress
 https://www.facebook.com/supportgaige/timeline

And his Go Fund Me page to help with the medical expenses etc.
http://www.gofundme.com/supportgaige

I don't have the funds to donate, but i'm doing what i can by tweeting, blogging and sharing these links as much as i can to help.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Turning Something Old Into Something New

Here's something i came up with using old cotton t shirts. A pair of trivets. The turtle trivet is a single layer, while the square one is a double thickness. Sold together in my shop. More coming soon though may be different.

Use as hot pads , decor or even good to sop up a quick spill.
The Turtle measures approx 7 inches across x 10 tall. It's tail doubles as a hanging loop.
The square hot pad measures approx 7x7 and is double thick. Front and back designs differ a little in pattern and colors. One side is white with blue and the other side is white with a pinkish color.


Table Trivet Set / Hot Pad Set / Upcycled Cotton Hot Pads / Recycled Cotton T Shirts / Turtle Trivet / Square Hotpad


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fathers Day Sale

Happy Fathers Day!

Today i am running a special for my blog readers. Take $2.00 of a set of towels, or $1.00 off a single towel. and $2.00 a three set of towel holders!

Just put HAPPYFATHERSDAY in message & i will refund you.

Sets
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DebbieCrochets?section_id=7803699&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

Singles
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DebbieCrochets?section_id=5440903&ref=shopsection_leftnav_4

Towel Holders
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DebbieCrochets?section_id=14188037&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Buckwheat Three Years Later

It's been a while since i gave an update on Buckwheat. He's the kitten i found in my woodpile. I was just going through some old photos. I can't believe he's over three years old already.

The following is what i had written at the time. I did later discover he did have brothers and a sister (The Little Rascals) that i found homes for. 

Buckwheat

Buckwheat was born outside under the wood pallets in our yard. He was the only one. Estimated age is about 4 weeks old. Has a clean bill of health from the vet and weighed in at 6 oz on 4/10/2012. I am bottle feeding him about every 3-5 hours, and is on medicated ointment for an eye infection.
About 1 week later i had him back to the vet with Pneumonia. More medicine and round the clock care for me to give him. The vet was very concerned and gave me the impression that he didn't think he would pull through. 
 











 











And here he is now. He's grown a lot! Big old tom cat. Weighs about 15 pounds.So affectionate.



Sunday, June 14, 2015

Newest Crochet Shawl

Here's the newest crochet. It's a shawl i made with really soft yarn.

A great addition to your summer wardrobe.The design is perfect for when you need just a little extra to keep the chill away, but not overly heavy.
Measures approx 35 inches long down the center and 66 inches across the top.


shawl-triangle-wrap



Other than this, i haven't been crocheting much. I'm trying to deal with my new found anxiety that causes my throat to tighten. I'm learning different ways to deal with it such as breathing exercises. I don't want to take any meds. Just a part of menopause that i need to get through. But i am not enjoying this journey.
Anyway, i go back to the dr the end of the month so i do need to push myself and get busy so i can pay him the co pay. I figured out the hours he's open and the time he sends with each patient--he should be a wealthy guy. What takes me two days to crochet, he makes per minute i would say.
Well anyway, have to get in gear here. Until next time :)