Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm Not The Only One Doing This!

      Before I get into my post today, let me give a HEARTY shout out to my girlfriend...the computer whiz! She's always there for me, even when it appears I'm trying to shoot my own self in the foot. THANK YOU...and my toes thank you too! :-)) I'll tell you about it in a minute, but first...
      Look how cool this Lacy Hand Crochet with Vintage Bird Charm is!! (In the header photo) I saw it in the Etsy shop of saltcitydesign when I was on one of my nosy enthusiastic searches. It's so delicate and pretty! I guess I'm going to have to share my crochet necklace throne!...As if I was the only one making them anyway!! LOL
      And just like a bag of potato chips, I could not stop at just one! I just had to look around and see what some of my other fellow crochet necklace creators were up to!...And once I did that, I just had to share it with somebody...Hello SOMEBODY!!! You all are my 'somebody' today! :-) So, Lookie! Lookie!
      It's a WOWer! It's called the Bordeaux Crochet Necklace. And just like it says in her description, it looks so flattering on the neck, doesn't it?! It's from Nanushika's shop. I love how the leaves kinda rain down. So pretty. But also a LOT of work! I know! Somebody's got more nimble fingers...and brain...than me! ^_^
     I really love this Anthropologie Inspired Green Crochet Necklace too:
      I mean, I can do a crochet chain, tie a knot, and make a flower, right?! But this beauty came from someone not only talented with her fingers, but with her mind too! It's such a great necklace design! And so well executed!...Why didn't I think of that?!...I didn't because PinkPoppiesStudio thought of it, that's why!! :-]
     Speaking of design, execution, and flowers, look at this Gold Silk Crochet Bib Necklace by MariesFiber! It has a single ruffle layer, a brooch flower, AND gold color pearls!!
     WOW! Clearly, being a jewelry crocheter is putting me in good company! :-) It's not making me do necklaces like this...frankly, because I think I need to get more confidence about my work...but it's putting me in good company! Maybe if I could do things like this I could refer to myself as a crochet jewelry DESIGNER...Which, clearly, she is!...Yeah, I like that! :-)
     But, do I want to work as hard as nevousinstallezpas did on this Silk Crocheted Necklace?!!
      Each one of the balls is another project all it's own...and then you have to put them together and make them look beautiful!...No! I don't think I want to work this hard at this time! LOL I'll leave this beautiful job up to them!!...But hmmmmmm...I sure wouldn't mind having my necklaces bring as much cash in the house as this one! Deserved too!
    Oh Well, I'll stick with my Wuglyees and let these great crochet designers have their spotlight. Hey! I know how to stay in my lane! LOL This is my Purple Peach Wuglyee Button Flower Necklace.
    And apparently being in my own lane is not that bad...because I just found out this morning that it's SOLD!!! :-) How cool is that?! There's room on the highway for all of us!!
     And another one, my Pink and Green Victorian Inspired Crochet Necklace

        ...made CinLynnBoutique's In The Pink treasury!
      There's so many cute pink things in this treasury. I was hearting to my heart's content! ^_^
     And while it's not jewelry, my Mountain Streams Blue and Black Scarf for Men ...
         ...made another treasury! It's entitled Taste of St. Louis
        Thank you MaryCNasser!!
     Now....what happened with my computer this time??!!....ME!! That's what happened! LOL I was in the middle of getting all of my pictures together this morning at 4:45 a.m. when I got a pop-up saying my computer could be unprotected, and that I needed to upgrade something or the other. Needless to say, considering the fact that I'm just now getting my computer back to Comfortable after the last fiasco, I was SCARED!!
     So I hit the button to upgrade, and then a shield popped up with a red X in it, and it said something about having 2 problems on my computer!! I shut the computer down right away!!! Then I turned it back on to see if I diverted the "Intruder"! The same thing popped back up again! YIKES!! So, I shut it down again, despite the fact that the computer was talking to it does all the time THANKFULLY!...saying DON'T SHUT OFF YOUR COMPUTER!!...But it was too late. I was OUT OF THERE!...WHEW!!
    Then I waited until it was a decent hour to call someone on the techie girlfriend, of course! :-) As soon as she got the kids off to school she came running to help me out!...And found out that I had panicked and dismantled my own security system!!! YIKES!!!...One of these days I'm going to figure out what I'm doing and....WATCH OUT viruses!!! ^_^
     She fixed everything, got me protected again...easy peasy! I love her for a lot of reasons, but being able to call her EARLY in the morning to help me not dismantle my own self is clearly somewhere at the top of the list!!! ^_^ For her I HAVE to repeat this poem!!

Who is a Friend?

Dependable and loving,
all your jokes make perfect sense;
To keep you happy and unharmed,
they'd gladly spare no small expense.

They know your moods,
Can take the heat.
They know the things
you like to eat.

Will tell you things
that lift your fear,
and even the things
you don't want to hear.

They'll quickly point out
your panicky smile;
and pull up your slip
that's been hanging a mile.

They'll be your cheerleader-
Pom Poms in the air!
And when others are gone,
they will always be there.

Laughter and glee,
sobs and deep pain,
are shared by this friend,
in the sun or the rain.

Your accomplishments cause
only joy to their heart;
When they see your success,
it's as if they're a part.

And even though they know
the very worst that you do,
they map your intentions-
and they still love you.

So who is this friend?
It's your mother, your wife,
your neighbor, your kid,
someone who's sharing your life.

They may be close, and related,
or live very far;
but this friend is your friend
and they know who you are.

Your secrets are safe,
your feelings secure,
their shoulder is ready,
and their motives are pure.


  1. beautiful! sooo much talent! thank you so much for including me. xo!

  2. Hi! Somebody here! :)
    Thanks for sharing all that gorgeous stuff with me! I love your Purple Peach Wuglyee Button Flower Necklace too!
    Not having the best of days but your blog is always good to read so thanks! :)

  3. saltcitydesign, Thank YOU for letting me share!! You're pretty talented yourself! :-)

  4. Mariann, Hello Somebody! :-)) Having a rough day?!...Is it snow?!! It is for us!! UGH! It's coming today...tomorrow...and early next week!! Piles of it! So FUN!!!...N-O-T!!!! I hope your day gets better. You made me kind of smiley with your comment...if that helps! :-)

  5. Thank you so much for including the treasury I created! I love your work!

  6. Mary, Thank you for letting me share it! :-)

  7. My pleasure! Glad I fingured out how to follow your blog! So inspiring!

  8. Anonymous1/26/2011

    Your blog is very beautiful! Style and high class! I really like your work.
    Yes, tough to knit lace silk :))))
    Thank you very much! Very glad you like my work. You're very kind man!
    Diana (MariesFiber)

  9. Mary, Thanks Mary!! I really appreciate the feedback! :-]

  10. Anonymous (Diana), You're so sweet! :-) Thanks for the complement about my work. Obviously the feeling is mutual!!

  11. Nice post again my friend! Great crocheted pieces you found out there. Thanks for sharing them! Congrats on the sale!! And thanks for showing off my treasury!
    I'd like to give you a little advice...if I may..........Whatever you do, DON'T fall for those popups anymore!! LOL I missed you this morning and was a bit worried. Glad everything's back to "normal" again.

    BTW..........I had problems with mine today too. Wouldn't boot up. I'm afraid to turn it off now and I will have to back up everything today before I do. :p

  12. CinLynn, Ha! Ha! Yeah, but what if the pop-up is legit?!...which this one was!! I was the one that had the problem! ^_^ UGH!...Anyway! Thanks for the nice usual. And a little advice for you...Teach me what it means to back something up. I heard Charlie Brown's teacher's voice when you said that! ^_^

  13. Wow, lots of people for me to go and find out about... shall start now!

  14. Creating Trouble, Nice to meet you! I just checked out your etsy shop....Cute!! Nice to meet a fellow crocheter! :-)

  15. So full of inspiration on every level! I am amazed by the necklaces. Awesome!! :)

  16. M.A. Wakeley, Thank you!! And even though I crochet myself, I found them pretty amazing too! :-)

  17. Wow! Those are cool!

  18. I'm afraid I'm now lusting after the Bordeaux Crochet necklace - how gorgeous is that?
    Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday and I hope you have picked up the Awesome Award because you really deserve it. Your crafty 'things' are super and your poems are brilliant so make sure you display it because I think you are 'Awesome'.
    Now back to lusting after that necklace....

  19. Facing50, I absolutely agree with you about that necklace! That's why it caught my eye!...For this you can drool all you want!! :-)) And thank you for my award! How rude of me to get it and then leave it at your house like I didn't care! ^_^ I'll be right over to pick it up!

  20. Another wonderful collection. I love the pink collection & your poem too :)

  21. the lime green necklace is ALMOST as wonderful as your victorian necklace :) Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful creativity!

  22. Jo-anne, Thanks so much! You always say the nicest things. :-)

  23. Holyoke Home, You're quite welcome! Thanks you for coming to take a look! :-)

  24. WOW I hope I am that good a crochet one day.

  25. Alittlesprite, I'm sure you will be!! Just keep at it!...I've been doing this since I was around 10 years old or so, so I should be able to do it by now considering how much I "Practice"! LOL


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