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. 

 Me!


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


Unbelievable! 

 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



Materials:

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

Abbreviations:

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

Directions:

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;

Assembly:

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.