Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hospital # 4

A lady on Facebook contacted me to see if I could donate some items to her hospital for the NICU.  Some of the rural hospitals become forgotten.  It takes someone like Megan to bring small hospitals in the limelight.  This particular hospital is in Spokane, Washington.  Since I already had some items made up, yes I try to stay ahead of the game, I told her I could send a box this week.

I had a box made up to give me more room in my tote.  Just a glance at the box gave me the information as to what was in the box.  I added a few more things to it and sealed it up.  So this NICU will have Grandma Nancy's items in it too.  I went to mail it and couldn't believe the price, but it is now on it's way to the preemies.  Now more than ever, I could really use donations to also pay for postage.  If you so choose to donate, I do appreciate it since I am also unemployed.   I do intend to keep looking for new places to donate.  If you have any let me know and I will be glad to help out and make a parent smile because their baby has a new hat or outfit to wear.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I made an angel pinafore from a pattern from bevscottage.com on the net.  Wanting a new flower I made it up and wrote it down.

Lions Brand Baby Soft Yarn in white.  Universal Bella DK in purple.  Size G hook

Row 1:  Chain 5 and join in a circle.  Chain 3.

Row 2: In center of circle, do a dc leaving last loop on needle (2 loops), yo, draw up another loop in same space, pull through two loops, (3 loops on needle), yo, draw up loop in same space, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on needle), yo, draw up another loop in same space,, pull through 2 loops, (5 loops on needle), yo, pull through all 5 loops,  ch 3.  *Yo, insert hook in circle, Draw up a loop, draw through 2 loops, leaving last loop on hook (2 loops), yo, insert hook in circle, draw up loop, draw through 2 loops, (3 loops) until there are 5 loops on hook.  Draw yarn through all 5 loops.  Ch 3.*  Repeat * to * until there are 6 petals in circle.  Ch 3 and join to ch 1 space.

Row 3:  Attach purple to top of ch on top of petal,  ch 1, sc in same space.  *In ch 3 space, crochet 8 dc.  In top of petal 1 sc.* Repeat * to * forming 6 petals.  End by joining in top of first ch 1.  End purple.   You can end the flower here or attach white and do next row.  Leave a 12 inch tail of thread to sew flower to garment.

Row 4:  Attach white to first dc of any petal.  Ch 1, 1 sc in same space.  1 sc in next 7 dc, 1 long sc in next st.  You can actually put it in the top of sc on the top of the first petal.  *1 sc in next 8 dc, 1 long sc in next sc.*    Repeat * to * around.  End by joining to ch 1 in beginning.  Hide ends and sew to item

I sew flower to garment using purple yarn weaving in and out of each purple petal.

Have fun!..... Nan.. 

Next item

My next item that I have made is a new flower.  It looks like a star inside.  Really fancy.  I have made a few angel pinafores and have been adding embellishments to the dresses.  This is a cute and easy flower.  Will post pattern ASAP.  Worth waiting for!  See you soon.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Design Changes

Once again I have changed the design.  Some viewers were saying that the blue writing was had to see when you print it.  This is now black.  I added the pictures with the pattern.  Just a few left to do.  Took a little searching to find how to do this.  The light went on!  This should make it somewhat easier.  I am also trying to put on CSS which will give you a printer friendly button.  This will take time also.  In the mean time enjoy the changes, they are for the better.  Remember if you want to help the babies, send them a donation.  Thank you.

Have a good one......Nan

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Flower for Hats

Red Heart Baby TLC, # 3 yarn, Girlie Girl;  Size G Hook, Small amount of contrasting color.

Row 1:  Ch 4 and join to form a circle.  Ch 3, 12 dc in center of circle.  Join to top of ch 3.

Row 2:  Ch 3, counts as 1 dc.  5 dc in same space.  6 dc in next stitch and each stitch around. 78 dc.  join to top of ch 3 and end off.

Row 3:  Trim.  Attach contrasting color.  Ch 1, 1 sc in same space, *ch 1, 1 sc in next st*, around.  Join to ch 1 and end off.  Hide all ends and cut off.

I attach this flower by sewing in the spaces between row 1 & 2.  Use the trim color to sew.  Ruffle edges in the way you want.

Have a good one.....Nan...

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Hello to all the new and old users and followers of this site.  Little by little I am trying to make it more user friendly.  I added a "donate" button.  If you would like to donate money to help buy yarn, fleece or other items for the preemies, it would be appreciated.  No, this is not a must but it would really help.  I use all my own funds to buy everything I use.  Any funds will go to the Preemies. 

Next, I am going to try to put an index on this site to assist with finding the patterns.  Just give me some time an be patient.  And be sure to return.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Thursday, July 5, 2012


People seem to be having problems finding certain patterns.  I started to put the date on the pictures and it made the pictures smaller and harder to see, so I stopped that.  I am unable to write an index but I was able to change the archive section.  If you click on each month it will bring all titles up and you can match it to the article you want. 

I am new to blogging and am trying to handle problems as they arise.  Thank you for bringing some things to my attention.  I am trying to resolve things.  Have fun!

Have a good one.....Nan

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Sorry for the confusion on the orchid preemie hat.  Some ladies were saying they couldn't figure it out.  I fixed the directions.  Might have been one of those times the husband wanted my attention.  So please accept my apologies and please return.  Love my readers.  Thank you all. 

Have a good one..... Nan