Work in progress: Crocheting on a plane

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We flew into Atlanta for Mr. Cooper’s sister’s wedding. This is the first time I have crocheted in the air! Crocheting or reading in the car make me car sick, but it didn’t bother me at all on the plane. It also helped with flying anxiety! Hooray!

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Autumn is in the air!

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The leaves change so differently in Texas…but I’m glad that I don’t have to give up my favorite part of fall!

Indiana is so beautiful this time of year. The holidays are so close!

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I’m employed!

Hello blog world! I accepted a job this week as the Marketing and Web Coordinator for the Catholic Charities of Dallas. After four months of unemployment, this opportunity is such a blessing. I will be using my background in social work and journalism to help tell the stories of the good works Catholic Charities of Dallas. I’m so excited to use my journalism degrees!

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Halloween masks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Style

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Aunt Nana strikes again with her crochet!  Halloween is right around the corner, and I have to get these TMNT masks in the mail!

For Christmas last year, we gave our nephews several Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle themed presents. When I found a video tutorial on Ninja style masks in adult and child sizes,  I had to make them for my nephews for Halloween!

They love imaginative play, so I made one in red, blue, purple and orange in adult and child sizes. Over the top? Nah. Cowabunga dude!

Aunt Nana’s Crochet: Indianapolis Colts Inspired hat

Go Colts-HatMy dad would’ve loved this Indianapolis Colt’s hat. He was a tried and true blue Colts fan. Admittedly, I have not really watched the Colts religiously since they won the Super Bowl in 2007.  My nephew, Sean was just a baby then, and living with me at the time with his mother. As a family, we watched the Colts games and cheered them on in our blue!

So, I made Sean a Colt’s hat. I’ll make Barry one, too. It just seems to have a little more meaning for me. I know my dad would have loved this hat! Go Colts!

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GO COLTS! Horseshoe Crochet for your pumpkin :)

Indianapolis Colts pumpkinIt’s game day for the Indianapolis Colts! I searched the web for a crochet horseshoe for a Colt’s emblem and found a video pattern. I found this free You Tube Video tutorial for How to Crochet a Horseshoe by Sabrina at Havoc Mayhem Creations.

I crocheted a Colts hat for my nephew, and it really needed a horseshoe! This is an extra large pumpkin, and chaining 40 makes one  giant horseshoe! Luckily, you can crochet this embellishment really quick. I couldn’t waste the effort, so I used some pins and attached it to a pumpkin. 🙂

Stay tuned for my Aunt Nana’s Crochet Go Colts hat!