Posted by: tgonzales | February 13, 2015

What’s On and Off of My Hooks


A Christmas stocking that I made for Jennifer before Christmas because I couldn’t find her stocking from her childhood. How could I have lost that?


Ms. Sherri sporting her new WSU crocheted hat. I still think you are the cutest thing ever.


A baby afghan that I thought I just had to make. I made it from Deborah Norville’s Everyday Acrylic yarn. It is hanging in the yarn shop in Newton called Creation Station. Creation Station is where I am starting to teach Crochet. I have a beginner’s class coming up on February 21 and 28 from 10:30-12:30. I am also teaching the Ups and Downs Slouchy Hat and Fingerless Mitts in the afternoon of both of those days from 1:30-3:30.


I made a headband; just because I could.


Two pairs of K-State Jayhawker slippers special ordered from my dear friend Debbie Kelsey.


A beautiful bouquet of flowers given to me by sweet co-worker, Lauren who knew I needed a little something to cheer me and my desk up when I returned to work after Mom passed away.


Miss Liley sporting her boot slippers made especially for her. Miss Liley is the one who usually orders hats from me, this time I got to cover her feet. She’s such a good model either way.


Catherine from Creation Station asked if I would like to teach a crocodile stitch class with this cute little pattern. I told her that I would have to make it first to see if I could understand the pattern and so I did and I could. Stay tuned for class dates.


A little broomstick lace. Someone said that they would like to learn this as well. Another class I do believe.




Do you ever have days when you don’t know what to make? So you just make a dishcloth? I have had weeks of those days where all I wanted to do is make dishcloths. John told me that he hoped I didn’t try to put those in the kitchen drawer because they wouldn’t fit. So Gracia and Liz took them off of my hands. Thank you ladies.


A picture of me and my Jenny. I was trying to take a selfie of us to get our purple hairs in the photo and neither one of us have long enough arms to pull it off. HAHAHAHAHA! Happy Friday everyone. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


  1. You never, ever cease to amaze me with how quickly you are able to crochet and to complete projects. I mean you make projects to sell, to give away and you teach classes. You are a wonder! Beautiful work, Tamara. I hope all this crocheting is helping you ease through life these days. Your co-worker was indeed very thoughtful, those flowers are beautiful! Hugs!

    • Oh Jeanne! Thank you for all the kind words. And yes crochet has helped me through a lot. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Tamara

  2. Tamara, you never cease to amaze me! You have been busy! Love all your work and the colors are wonderful!! Happy to have you posting again! Have a great weekend! xo

    • Thank you Rosa! Love you!

  3. I think I may need to emigrate to America so you can teach me how to make all those gorgeous items. Your students are so lucky. Xx

    • Oh Cathy you are too kind. Of course I would love for you to come here to take one of my classes. But I’m sure that you could teach me a thing or two. Hugs, Tamara

  4. I love your energy and willingness to always be doing something. I know I told you before but I am so glad you are blogging again. I miss you girl. Love you very much.

    • Love you too Sue! I think this is Sue?

  5. Miss you, miss you, miss you!
    Don’t forget to post these classes on Facebook as they get close.
    Such a cute project for the croc stitch!

    • Hi Suz! Miss you too and yes, I will post the dates of the class for the crocodile stitch. See you soon!

  6. So so so many pretties! You and Sherri And Jennie and the flowers and the projects…
    I would enjoy seeing your stash sometime ~ you must have THE most vibrant workspace 🙂
    Hope the classes are great and now I’m off to make more dishcloths 😉 (been doing them every night this week…great minds…)
    Happy VD!
    And yes I had to type it that way just to be silly.

    • Hello Lisa! Thank you so much for the kind comments. That’s too funny about the dishcloths. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day as well. You are too funny. Love and Hugs, Tamara

  7. Hi Tamara!
    Sorry to hear you’ve misplaced Jennifer’s childhood Christmas stocking, but this new one is adorable & fantastic! .. as are all your other crochet projects here! I really love the yarn you used for the headband. The crocodile/owl purse is so cute.
    So very sweet of Lauren to have flowers waiting for you on your desk. {heart}
    Yup, I make dishcloths when I have nothing else I feel like crocheting. 🙂
    Too funny … your non-purple selfie!
    Good to see you!! 🙂
    You have plenty of crochet classes ahead, to keep you busy. That’s GOOD!!!
    Love you ~

    • Oh Kat! I always love hearing your comments. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Love and Hugs, Tamara

  8. Beautiful crochet work, as ever. The headband jumped right out at me, because I’ve been alerted by Lisa as to its FASHION VALUE 🙂 And of course the owl bag. Ah the OWL BAG……. I can only dream of being able to make one like that. If I was there, I’d be in your class like a shot. xxx

    • Hi Jill! Thank you so much for loving my work. I feel the same way about yours. I love that you finally came on board with the headband love. The owl bag is very easy and can be found on Annie’s Attic website. Sorry, I don’t always post the links to the patterns that I use. I hope you have a wonderful week. Love, Tamara

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