The Heat Is On

What a change in weather this month. It has been in the triple digits for two weeks here in Las Vegas. I hope you are all keeping cool in the summer weather. Is anyone still having cold weather? If so, send a little of it our way.

Aside from the heat, June is also a month full of holidays and celebration. Many of us participated in National Doughnut Day on June 3rd, D Day on June 6th, and today is National Friends Day. Don’t forget Father’s Day on June 19th, Graduation Day for students of all ages, and many more around the world. June is also the most popular month for weddings. Do you have a special holiday that you celebrate? Share it with us in the comments below.

My Latest Project

I have been very busy crocheting a new line of animal themed infant hats for sale in my Etsy and eBay stores. The first one took all day because I don’t use a specific pattern — I love to create my own as I go. So far, I’ve crocheted a Dalmatian dog hat and a hippopotamus. Tomorrow, I will work on a cow, a horse, and an elephant. What do you think?

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Dalmatian dog

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Hippopotamus

Do any of you crochet? And what kinds of items do you enjoy creating? I am really enjoying the baby hats, but baby blankets are my specialty. If anyone needs help with a particular pattern, crochet stitch, or ideas of things to make, let me know. I am always here to help if I can.

New Logo and Inspiration

My son and I are working on changing my banner and logo design. I got the idea to use an afghan that my late mom and I created in the 70’s. It features 144 granny squares, each embroidered with a unique design and then crocheted together. Here is a photo of the afghan, which I have cherished all these years:

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Original crochet afghan

Wishing you all a joyous month of family fun activities. See you next month!

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