“Paper” Chains

Oh, my goodness do I ever have a new LOVE!! I mean, seriously–just look at these cute little crocheted “paper” chains!!

Yeah, it started out innocently enough. I found the pattern for these red, white and blue ones and tweaked it in a few crucial places–as is my style–and we ended up with these pretties.

Then, try as I may, I couldn’t stop. They just kept coming and coming and coming. These “summer” ones looked more like Easter sooo, I finished them and put them downstairs in the box with all the baskets.

Then the quest for the perfect real Summer colors began and ended here. What do you think? I lovvvvve them. They just scream beaches, hot sun and ripe peaches.

Now, you would likely think that I’d be done by now but noooOOOooo. Considering my yarn stash is about nine miles wide–I have SUCH plans…

starting right here.

Heh, heh, heh.


The Shirts

Ahhhh yes. We’re a patriotic bunch, us.


We seem to have a never ending supply of shirts to celebrate the day.

It’s a good thing too, because we have several “days” that seem to warrant a little red, white and blue action going on.

We have Memorial Day…

We have Summerfest…

we have the Freedom Festival Balloon thingy…

and, you know–the actual 4th of July.

No matter WHAT it looks like–

we’re not messing around.

Heh, heh.

Yummy food.







Oh, and I almost forgot.

There were even a couple of balloons.


Patriotic “Paper” Chains

Remember getting those little packs of paper stripsĀ  with one sticky side and one regular side? We’d spend all afternoon making them into the most lovely paper chains to hang around the room. My daughter also makes beautiful count down paper chains for people that have a big event coming soon. Point is–we LOVE paper chains around here!!

So, when I saw a pattern for a more PERMANENT “paper” chain to crochet–I was smitten!

This is the first thing I have made in a long, long time that actually made me giggle as it was coming together. Isn’t it adorable?

The minute this one was finished and hung, my mind started spinning with other color scheme posibilities. Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, Valentine’s Day, Easter. Groundhog Day. Harry Potter’s Owl’s Birthday. I could be doing this FOR EV ER. Heh, heh.

No end in sight.

Send Cheetoes.

Granny’s Patriotic Wreath

Oh, my goodness! The red, white and blue festival never ends!!

Maybe it’s the crazy state of the planet these days–but we’re just feeling dang patriotic around here. So much so, that I’ve been gathering 4th of July patterns and yarn scraps and making anything and everything that catches my eye.

And as you will see– there’s plenty that catches my eye.

Simple granny squares fitted over a Styrofoam wreath circle. What could be easier?! What could be more patriotic? What could be more Land of the Free and home of the Brave-ish?

Nothing, I tell you.



If you’d like to make this pretty little thing–I found the pattern here.