Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Crochet Beach Blanket

After all this time I finally made a blanket for myself! I know we will be going to the beach a lot this summer, so I made myself this little blanket. It's perfect for cool beach night and it's not too thin and not too thick; just right! These are my favorite colors and they look great together. I didn't even make a pattern for this one, just grabbed a hook and started crocheting. I used a larger hook (N 9mm), I wanted the stitches loose and the blanket to be light. I am going to have to make one for the whole family now! 

My New Found Love!

We started hiking and I love it! I thought I was going to die the first time I went up, but now I can't stop; we go twice a week. I can't believe how well the kids are doing and we have so much fun exploring and going further into the mountains. God is so good and how wonderful His beautiful creation!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Birhtday Blessings!

I had such a blessed birthday weekend...

It started off with a fun day with my bestie Candice. We had breakfast @ Mimi's Cafe, manicures, I got my birthday frappacino and we ended off with a little shopping! I am so blessed to have such an amazing friend (sister).

Next, I received gifts and my birthday cup cake from my wonderful husband and children, I never know what I want for my birthday, but they all know me so well, and I realized that everything they got me, I really wanted! LOL

My birthday dinner was so much fun, they took me to PF Chengs; yummy!

I am truly thankful and blessed to have such an amazing family, with all the love and support an old gal like me could have. Thank you so much Oropeza Tribe for such an amazing birthday weekend!

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (Ephesians 3:19)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Extra Long, Extra Wide, Aran Fleck Scarf by Immanuel Designs

Here it is, my new design for this winter! I am in love with this scarf, I designed it long enough to wrap around twice and then made the fringe extra long. The width is extra wide also, it makes it drape better. (in the pic the scarf is folded in half) I used Red Heart Super Saver Aran Fleck Yarn; this is starting to be my favorite yarn. I used a larger hook so it makes the yarn loose and softer than ususal. The measurements are 84 inches long before fringe and 7 1/2 inches wide. I didn't even make a pattern, I will have to work on that next.  

Sweet November Shawl

I just finished this shawl for an order, I love it in this color! Now I'm working on one for myself, perfect for the season! This pattern can be found on Ravelry (by April Draven) 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Oropeza Tribe: My favorite Pics of 2013

Me and my girls...
They are so silly...
My besties!
Daddy gets lots of lovin'
The Great Grandmas...
Awe, so cute!
Proud Daddy!

Precious moments with Papa...
Fun times at the beach!
My blue eyed angel!

Quick shot...
Same Lips...My minnie me

I''m watching you, by my Iree the commedian...
My elsest daughter all grown up!
Awe...my baby boy!
My eldest son and his daughter...
My three girls...
My two loves...
Blessing Daddy!

Personalities shining through!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Little Lilly

My Grand-daughter, Lilly loves to be held and I am in love with holding her....
So I took one of these curtain panels, washed it,

and made this papoose for her, she is one happy little Lilly! 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Princess Lilly Headbands

I made these for my grand daughter, a few months ago and I forgot to post it! I love these and they only take about 30 minutes to make!

Lillian's LillyPad Afghan

I made this for my Grandbaby, Lilly! We are so excited about the new edition to The Oropeza Tribe. Our youngest Beilyn, chose all the colors and arranged the order of the colors. She was so happy to be apart of making this Afghan.
I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, a great sturdy yarn for kids blankets and afghans, and when washed and dried in the drier, it becomes soft and fluffy.
I love the raised flowers, Lilly will have fun, feeling them!

Here she is!

Monday, March 25, 2013


I decided to step up my crocheting to the next level by teaching myself how to crochet cables. Another one of my ambitious ideas and of course I find a pattern that is way too advanced to learn with. lol And after about 8 tries,(I literally had to start over that many times), I finally got the hang of it. My only problem is I am making a bag that requires two panels that are then sewn together with a gusset. I am almost finished with the first panel and started working on the second, but I am now tired and bored with the whole thing! lol After all of this work, I just want to undo the panels and make something else, my goodness! The bag will be so cute, but I just don't think I can keep going, I even tried putting it a side for a time, and worked on some other designs, but the yarn is calling me. Hee hee :)

Accent Pillows! (Things to do with scrap yarn # 12)

Love, Love, Love these pillows!!! It took me one hour each to make the back and front of the pillow, and then I just crochet the two pieces together, inserted a pillow and closed it up with a slip stitch along the opening. The best part is I used scrap yarn only, and it's easy to customize! These are great for any room in the house.

Beilyn's Birthday Blanket!

I made this blanket for my little Pop Pop's birthday, it was quick and easy! I totally improvised this one, even the stripe pattern was made as I went along. This took me about 10 hrs, worked over 3 days, I think I could have made it a lot faster, but I was working on The Larksfoot Blanket as well. I used Red Heart's With Love yarn; it is my new favorite yarn for blankets. The raised texture on the blanket was made by doing a double crochet in one stitch and a single crochet in the next...I love it, and so does Beilyn!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Larksfoot Blanket by ImmanuelDesigns

This was a long process, it took longer to make than I expected, but I got it done just in time for Irelynd's birthday! I found a video on line to learn the stitch and then I designed this blanket for her. I love the way it looks, but I'm not a fan of the process. It uses a lot of yarn and became tedious. Maybe next time (now that I have the hang of it) it will go a lot faster.