Diana Richie

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About Diana Richie

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  • Birthday 06/19/1979

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    Crocheting and anything else I can help with.

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  1. What is your favorite....

    Here are a few of my favorites. Holland Designs: https://www.facebook.com/hollanddesignscrochet/ One and Two Company: https://www.facebook.com/oneandtwocompany The Velvet Acorn: https://www.facebook.com/Thevelvetacorn/ Shifio Patterns: https://www.facebook.com/ShiFioPatterns/
  2. Good morning ladies

    I didn't sleep well last night at all, and then up bright and early this morning. So LOTS of coffee is needed to get this day going. Hubby is going to be doing some yard work before it storms, and I am going to do some rock painting with Madi. First time doing it, but it seems like fun and she loves to be artistic (I keep hoping her love of art will continue as she gets older) Since our hat challenge will be ending soon I am already thinking of what to make for the next challenge. I am really thinking some baby blankets.
  3. Long night..good day to knit

    The pictures you posted of them are great! I was sorry to hear they didn't get to go to prom, but so happy to hear they made the best of it and went out anyways. Not sure what is going to happen around here today. I am trying to get myself motivated and it's just not working. Guess I am stressing a little over some things for the rescue I volunteer for. I keep telling myself to just step away from it and go sit outside for awhile and just enjoy the nice weather. Maybe that will help clear my head.
  4. What's your favorite brand of yarn?

    Caron Simply Soft is probably what I use most for baby items or Bernat Softee. I Love This Yarn is another favorite of mine. It's still soft, but less flimsy I guess, sometimes I prefer to use this for certain blankets because it doesn't stretch as bad.
  5. Accountability....well

    Great work Elaine, I love the little quilts! I have not shipped anything out yet.. I've been focusing on hats and then once this challenge is over I will see how many I have done and split them up between some needs.
  6. Am I driving you nuts yet?

    I have thought about trying to learn, but it has always looked hard to me. I have also heard the same thing from those who knit, they say that crochet is hard. I love making baby blankets. All the different stitches and colors. I like to play around and see what I come up with.
  7. Am I driving you nuts yet?

    I like seeing your morning posts (even if it is evening now) Ha! The little hats you posted recently are so cute! Makes me wish that I could knit. These baby hats work up pretty quick, but I am itching to make some baby blankets again.
  8. Back to HAIN..

    I got the throw blanket for my mom finished up last night, so I too am back to work on things for HAIN. I think I worked through all my scraps suitable for boy hats and I started on some girl hats, I think I have 6-7 done so far. It's been raining here too for the past few days, I actually hear thunder in the distance so I guess we are in for more today. Sometimes I love the rain (as long as I don't have to go anywhere) there is just something about sitting inside and watching it come down. Severe weather is a completely different story though, those kick my anxiety up. I think we do have a chance for some of those today, but being in Indiana we always have that chance pretty much Spring through Summer. I'm excited for your photography classes Mary! Hopefully you will enjoy them. I follow a few photographers on facebook and their work is just amazing! My favorite are nature shots. If I had a decent camera I think it would be fun to try.
  9. Today a new day

    I think what you did with the forum will be good! It's going to be a nice day here, supposed to be 80 degrees out! It's nice to be able to open the house up and let some fresh air in! I need to finish things up around the house, we are having Easter dinner here tomorrow with my family. Taking a short break from hats to finish up a blanket that I started for my mom. It's so close to being done, so my goal is to get it finished up and be able to send it with her tomorrow, and then it will be back to hats until the next challenge starts up.
  10. Good Morning all

    The Beatrix Potter characters is a cute idea Mary! Madi is obsessed with Peppa Pig right now and she asks me all the time to make all the characters for her. Maybe someday, I have a list a mile long of things I would love to crochet some day. The skein of yarn thing might be fun, I don't think I have ever worked an entire skein of just hats. I would be curious to see how many you get from one. She is doing pretty good, we are just doing PreK stuff right now. Next year I will probably get a little more serious about it. Sometimes I am pretty relaxed about it and we might only do school 3-4 days a week and I'm not sure if that is going to be a good thing as she gets older. I just don't want her to think she doesn't have to learn or try to fight me later on. She knows her alphabet (we need more work on matching letters and their sounds) but I plan to focus more on that next year. She can count to 20, knows all her colors and shapes. It's been fairly easy teaching her, and she wants to learn. I just hope she is always this way, but something tells me that will change eventually.
  11. Let's Share...

    Thanks for sharing Elaine, I followed you. I am always on Pinterest looking for new ideas. Here is mine: https://www.pinterest.com/drichie/
  12. Super excited to announce...

    That is awesome! Great article! I know for some the thought of making items for babies that pass away is a turn off. I have read comments people have posted. It's unfortunate that they feel that way. I personally never have, but that could be because I have lost a child. Mine wasn't a baby, but still. I have a heart for it. I had items given to me when my son passed and that is all it took to make me take action to give to other parents that have suffered a loss. Even though the subject is hard, the results are heartwarming. Thanks for sharing this Mary! I am glad to see HAIN once again being highlighted!
  13. Good Morning all

    I can absolutely relate, I HAVE to have coffee in the morning. It's going to be rainy day here, so will probably get some housework done, schooling, and then work on some more baby hats. I used up most of my scrap yarn on the boy hats, so now I am working on some for girls. It was definitely time to use up some of the partial skeins. I seriously had a small bag full, and some even shoved in totes. I try to keep my stash organized so my husband doesn't start to think that I have an addiction (which I think it's too late for that). I have totes of yarn in my closet, totes of yarn under my bed, and until recently I had a garbage bag full and 2-3 smaller bags full of yarn just sitting in my bedroom. I kept telling myself it's ok, just crochet more and before you know it those bags will be gone and you won't have to worry about where to store them. That didn't happen lol. That is how I decided to use up all my partial skeins to make room for the yarn in bags. I'm feeling better though since I have used up a lot of it. Hopefully by next challenge it will be gone and I can start all over again. I'm just glad that my husband is supportive of what I do, he really doesn't fuss about my yarn, he knows I have a lot of it, and that sometimes I will still want to buy more for a certain project. He will ask "you really don't have the color you need in all that yarn"? No I really don't, lol. I'm sure some can relate to that. You could have 1000 skeins of yarn and still not have the exact one that you need.
  14. Spring Fling Baby Hats

    There is just something about digging through your yarn and planning out things to make for babies. Crocheting baby blankets is probably my favorite thing to make, but baby hats come second. They are so quick to work up, and so many possibilities! Below is a picture of some hats that I have been working on for our Spring Fling. I currently have 25 boy hats finished. I am anxious to get some girl hats finished up before the challenge ends. I have spent many late nights working on these little guys. It's always a case of "one more row and then I need to get to bed", before you know it, 1 AM rolls around. Ooops! I think almost any crafter can relate to that. I stepped outside of the box on some of these baby hats, and hopefully the hospitals will be ok with that. They aren't your traditional blue baby hats, but I still think they are cute. I have seen so many different color combos used so I wanted to try some out. Sometimes different is good, and a great way to use up some of those partially used skeins. When I get some girl hats finished up I'll share some of those too.
  15. Annual HAIN Baby Shower (March & April)

    Bumping back up for those that might have missed this and want to help.