Thursday, June 8, 2017

80's Pop Star - Tiffany ("I Think We're Alone Now" singer) follows Me on Twitter!!!

So this morning started out like any other morning.  I woke up wondering "Do I really need to get up just yet or could I possibly squeeze in a few extra "z's" this morning?"  

Well as my mind pondered the inevitable question, my hand instinctively reached for my phone that was resting on my nightstand. As I browsed through all my notifications from my various apps on my home screen, I decided to open up my Twitter app as usual.

And what do my wondering eyes behold?????

Imagine that? 

Tiffany - one of my favorite 80's pop stars -
Follows me- @kimbershook. 


So a couple things ran through my mind:

1) What was it that inspired her enough to choose me?

2) Am I truly worthy to have an 80's icon follow me?

3) What will I tweet about now to keep her inspired?

Of course as my head still tries to wrap itself around such an amazing discovery that I can only conclude....

It must be a redhead thing :) 

So the only thing I could possible do next? (Besides snapping a pic and bragging to my BFF, my family and you!)

 Duh!  Follow her back of course!  It's official!

@tiffanytunes and @kimbershook are now Twitter pals


 I cannot wait to see what the Universe has in store for me now!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Free Test Tube Crochet Pattern

Test Tube

Free Pattern by Kimber Shook


Beads, Rhinestones or Brads
Black Embroidery Floss
Hook Size G
Jumbo cotton balls (2 or 3)
Sewing Needle
Worsted Weight Yarn - Color
Worsted Weight Yarn - White


Ch - Chain
SC - Single Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch


Start with a Magic Ring, sl st; ch 1;
Row 1:  10 sc in magic ring; sl st to beginning sc; ch 1; (10 sc)
Row 2: Sc across, sl st to beginning sc; ch 1 (10 sc)
Row 3-9: Repeat row 2; at end of row 9; end off; weave in ends; (10 sc)
Row 10: Attach white, Repeat row 2; (10 sc)
Row 11-14: Repeat row 2; (10 sc)
Row 15: Sl st in next 5 sc; (sc, ch1); sl st in remaining 4 sc; end off; weave in ends;


Stuff 2-3 cotton balls inside test tube. Glue two rhinestones or beads (or attach brads) in the center of row 7, 8 or 9 and let dry;  Using needle and embroidery floss, sew a curved stitch for mouth, knot and hide ends inside test tube.  (Helpful hint: I dip needle tip in glue and run between the floss and test tube to help hold “mouth” in place. Clean off needle for future use.)

Alternate ideas:

Change to white yarn anywhere - just be sure to add eyes & mouth on bottom colored portion.
Add a cork in the top of test tube, if desired.

I made these for my Daughter-in-law per her request. I hope you enjoy them as much as she did. I hope you stop by again.