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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

I hope that 2013 was good for you!

I had a rough end of the year. My grandfather has been sick in the hospital and my little girl and I have been sick at home and have not been able to visit him. Also, I did not submit anything in December to Nerd Wars. I was barely feeling good enough to make a few quick scarves for my aunts and grandmother. I took pictures, with my new Nikon D3200 my hubby bought me. I just need to figure out how to upload them.

In 2014 I plan to...

...continue my education and work even harder on my Bachelors in Graphic Design. I almost have it. nicer and more understanding to my three lovely kids.

...take more pictures of my kids, family and friends.

...make and stick to a meal plan.

...make more crochet patterns.

...get back into the craft fair circuit with my crochet goodies in the fall.

...visit our beautiful land in San Luis Valley, Colorado (and take tons of photos).

...spend more time with my hubby.

...organize my home (this is on my list every year ^_^).

Here is a free 2014 Desktop Wallpaper for you from me...

Just click on the image to be taken to the full-size version. Enjoy

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What are your resolutions for 2014?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Learing Tunisian Crochet

I am so excited that my wool and my new hooks will arrive in the mail tomorrow!

I thought I would share with you Lesson 2 in Mikey's Learn Tunisian Series. I really love how fun this guy is.

I am very anxious to get started with this new skill. I have been working on my afghan from around the world, and my daughter's fairy blanket. I will post photos as soon as I can for both of them.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Discovery: Learn a new skill

I have been crocheting for 22 years. It wasn't until a year ago that I started working with Amigurumi and last Christmas I completed my first full afghan for my grandfather.

After being prompted to try something new by a Nerd Wars challenge I have decided to try Tunisian crochet. Oddly enough I found these odd looking bamboo crochet hooks with a 48" tail and I had to know what they were.

After asking my teammates I discovered Tunisian crochet. I have never seen anything like this before although I know it is a very old form of crochet. I guess living in South Louisiana sometimes shelters us from how things are done in cold weather. Most of my crochet has always been home, and toys. I am just recently starting to crochet accessories and clothing (within the last 3 years). ravelry friend, Tiffany, has a great yarn shop where I will be purchasing some wool to use for this wonderful project.

I have already found a great shawl pattern that I hope to use. It is based on a knitting pattern that is very beautiful. The shawl below on the left is the crochet one and the one on the right is the knit one.

So if you would like to crochet this lovely shawl along with me I have included the free pattern link and I will include a video tutorial for Tunisian crochet. I will keep updating as this progresses.


Getting into the grove

I finished working with Slytherin as a NQFY. I feel like I did well and I would have done better if I wasn't so caught up in the Nerd Wars challenges. I am hoping to get sorted into Slytherin for the winter 2014 term. Wish me luck.

I was having fun on Doll Divine and of course I was sorted into Slytherin in their student maker. Here is the doll I made of me.

I then turned changed it up a bit and made it into a ravatar.

I am pretty excited to finally get sorted after following along for 2 terms. I think I am pretty much ready to get some serious points. I love crafting with a purpose.

Wish me luck on sorting this month.

Here are all of the badges that I earned this term in HPKCHC while playing as a NQFY.



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nerd Wars T9 Round 1

I am in Nerd Wars T9. I am a proud member of team (Zombie) Apocalypse!

During the first round I dwarfed the nebula.

Here are my posts for Round 1.


Rav handle: MegaMsVeee
Team Name: (zombie) apocalypse
What craft was used?: Crochet
Project page link : Michonne’s Headband

A written description of how your project answers the challenge: I created an item that will work when one is LARPing or Cos-playing as Michonne from Season 3 of The Walking Dead.
Inspiration Image:
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Photo of project:
Michonnes Headband
Michonnes Headband

Michonnes Headband

Team spirit: Michonne has a lot of headbands to fashionably keep her dreadlocks out of her face while kicking zombie ass. I used Sari Silk to get colors to match her headbands she wears on Season 3 of The Walking Dead.

Team Unity: This is a gift for Michonne from Season 3 of The Walking Dead. Although Michonne has a lot of headbands, she may not have any warm ones. I made this one wide enough to also be an ear warmer, so that she could wear it during the cold winter months and look fabulous while killing her some zombies.


Rav handle: MegaMsVeee
Team Name: (Zombie) Apocalypse
What craft was used?: Crochet
Project page link: Swap Squares
A written description of how your project answers the challenge: The colors in these squares were inspired by the beautiful aurora borealis. I have never had the pleasure of seeing them in person (I live in South Louisiana), but I do love looking at photos of them.
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October 2013 Granny Swap Squares
October 2013 Granny Swap Squares
Team spirit: These squares remind me of the beautiful stained glass windows found inside the cafe in the Walking Dead Season 3.
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(Encyclopedia): VOLUME Z: ZOO

Rav handle: MegaMsVeee
Team Name: (Zombie) Apocalypse
What craft was used?: Crochet
Project page: Red Lanyard
A written description of how your project answers the challenge: I made this red lanyard for holding my membership card when I am at the local zoo. We get discounts on everything in the zoo including all of the food booths, so it’s very handy to have your membership card ready to scan.
Red Lanyard
Team spirit: This would be handy for Felipe to wear so that he could have his security clearance card handy at all times in the Atlanta nursing home. During season 1 of the Walking Dead we see that; Felipe was working as a special care provider at the nursing home. Once the outbreak struck and people began turning into walkers, all the nurses and doctors ran away and left the patients to die. Guillermo and Felipe decided to stay behind and take care of them.

(Giving Geeks): FEAR HAS ITS USE

Rav handle: MegaMsVeee
Team Name: (Zombie) Apocalypse
What craft was used? Donation
A written description of how your project answers the challenge: First off I had to get over my fear of letting things go. Second my donation of clothes and books to the local thrift store helps local families overcome several fears. They can buy the items for as low as a nickel which will help with their fear of not having enough money to buy clothes for their family. Second the proceeds from the thrift store buy food for the food bank which is then given away reliving their fear of starving.
Photo: (The nice lady at the store took the two bags immediately, but was camera shy, so I took a photo of the books as I left them outside the door.)
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Team spirit: In the first book in Jesse Peterson’s Living with the dead series “Married with Zombies,’ Sara and David are forced to loot a sporting good store when they are left with no supplies. One of the main things they were after was clothes. In the second book “Flip this Zombie,” Sara tells of how they looted a book store to gain information that they otherwise could not have gotten in their zombie apocalyptic world.
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(Flexible Schedule): WEAR SOMETHING GAUDY

Rav handle: MegaMsVeee
Team Name: (Zombie) Apocolypse
What craft was used?: Crochet
Project page: Super Gaudy Zombie Ear Necklace
A written description of how your project answers the challenge:
This ear necklace is extremely gaudy. All of the “freshly undead” ears have huge earrings.
This necklace was entirly created this month.
Photos of your project:
Super Gaudy Zombie Ear Necklace
Super Gaudy Zombie Ear Necklace
Super Gaudy Zombie Ear Necklace
Team spirit: This project was inspired by Daryl from The Walking Dead and his awesome ear necklace.

Check this out! Team Pi honored my zombie ear necklace for their artifact of the week!

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I have already started on Round 2 and I will be posting more soon. I am also a member of HPKCHC, but I am not sorted. I do hang out in the Snake Pit though.

Friday, September 6, 2013

I'm working on my PhD (Projects half Done)...

Well, I know I have been MIA for quite some time...

My old laptop fizzled out and I used only my iPad for a few months while I worked only on my other blog. I then made enough money to buy me a brand new all-in-one HP which I love. I started going back to school to finish my degree. I now have over 45 credit hours towards my Bachelors in Graphic Design. I am so happy to be back doing what I love.

Right before my laptop died I started a Raverly account. My name is MegaMsVeee. I am now in the process of updateing all of my current yarn stash and all of my WIP. I will soon add some of my recently completed projects too.

I also added my Super Bulky Tam pattern to Raverly and plan to have an updated PDF version soon. I will be hooking a few more for winter.

I will be posting soon to get all of you up to speed with what I've been hooking...