Posted by: Terry | July 2, 2016

The Eagle has Landed

I hope to finish this project started my mom, Catherine Vandenberg.  It is made from 100% wool and love.  She always did a great job with projects she made.  Her quilts and rugs are the best.  I saved all the wool when we cleaned out her house and I think I have enough to finish this.  It will take some time as it has been awhile since I have done any rug hooking, but it will be well worth it when it is finished.

Posted by: Terry | June 22, 2016

Nothin’ but Knittin’

mittensWhen the weather turns cold, our minds turn to knitting.  Katie, Libby and I have resurfaced the needles and are cranking out masterpieces.  Kate has made a hat and scarf to match the hand warmers she made last year.  Libby is busy churning out beanies and I have started and ripped out a sock.  The sock is made with a beaded pattern and there was not much contrast between the beads and the yarn I was using.  So I decided to start it over.  I am also trying to finish a pair of mittens.  You knit them and felt them.  I hope the shrink like they are supposed to or else Sasquatch will have a new pair of mittens.  They are huge, Tiny E.

Posted by: Terry | June 22, 2016

Christmas Spoons

Jimmy got a box of old silver spoons at some auction he went to a year ago or so.  I thought they were pretty neat, but did not know what to do with them.  Stephanie gave me a bunch of old craft books she was getting rid of and I found a pattern to make a Christmas Kitchen tree.  The spoons were really neat and I made 15 of them.  Here are three: 

Posted by: Terry | November 10, 2008

Pumpkin Table Runner

I got a pattern from Country Sampler that has table runners for each month of the year.  I have made 3 of them so far.  This is the one I made for Halloween.  It is a great way to use up scraps and also a great excuse to buy more fabric.  As if I need an excuse. 


Posted by: Terry | November 9, 2008

The Witch is Back

These blogs are work – anyway thanks Kit for your support.  I just wanted to post my latest craft.  Halloween was again at “Wolfman’s” and here is my costume.  You can see a few other pics to the right.  Happy Fall. 


Posted by: Terry | June 8, 2008

All Quacked Up

We had our annual Great Duck Race at Children’s on Thursday.  This year we used the theme of Operation for our duck entry.  This is the game board that I created.  We renamed the parts so they were more “ducklike”.  We didn’t win any prizes, but our Operation Game Board was mentioned in the Omaha World Hearld’s coverage of the event.  There are more pictures on my flickr page.  The little duck on the game board is the one we used in the race.  His name is Drake.  He is the surgeon. 

Posted by: Terry | April 2, 2008


 I found this when I cleaned out some drawers in my Craft Room.  It is a countertop waiter.  He holds a chalkboard where you can write the menu for the day, etc.  I painted a couple of chefs similar to this one and gave to a couple of people.  This fancy French waiter I have named Claude.  (Not to be confused with our uncle – note his tie does not light up.)  I think he turned out OK. 

P.S.  Happy Birthday Alex!!

Posted by: Terry | March 17, 2008

Whozit?? Whatzit??

Last year I saw some interesting scissor protectors and researched them on the web and found out that they were $35.  I don’t like to spend money on something I can make myself.  So I bought Sculpey clay and glaze and searched through my drawer of beads and came up with these things.  They remind me of something from Dr. Suess.  I use a couple of them to protect the ends of my paper cutting scissors, the ones I use for Scherenschnitte.  But they look cute just hanging from a purse or tote bag.  I don’t know why I made so many of them.  But anyway, it was a fun craft.  I would have like them better if I had made them a little smaller.  Also some of my scissors have thick handles on them and it makes them a little harder to attach the whatzit.  Take a look:

Posted by: Terry | March 16, 2008

Let’s Paint the Kitchen

We can never just paint a room.  It always turns out to be a major remodeling project.  We started out painting and it has lead to a new table, new ceiling fan, new coffee pot and repainting the spice cabinet.  (This will be another post as it is not finished yet.)  We are also comtemplating a new stove and microwave.  And why not add a new floor while we are at it.  I am not getting much crafting done when I have to clean.  We cleaned out all the cupboards and found some stuff that has survived since Ames Avenue!  There are some additional pictures in Clips and Snips.  Notice that I am either behind the season or 9 months ahead as the Christmas china is still in the cabinet.  Sew What!!

Posted by: Terry | March 8, 2008

Little Bunny Foo Foo

I am getting out some of my Easter decorations.  Here is a little wallhanging that I made a few years ago. 

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