Since I was a little girl watching the Sonny & Cher Show on TV, I have wanted to see her in concert. Dreams do come true – I got to see an amazing show last week in Houston. Her songs brought back so many memories, especially when she did her tribute to Sonny including video of them performing together. At 73 years old, she is an inspiration to women everywhere. She said she has never believed in saying no, and that philosophy has guided her very successful career. For those who think they’re too old or can’t do it, she says, “What is your granny doing at 73?”
Nile Rodgers & Chic
They took me back in time to the disco era with “Le Freak,” “We are Family,” and many others. Kimberly Davis’s vocal prowess is something you have to see in person!
Texas Flag/Yellow Rose Christmas Tree Ornament
This ornament is my last Christmas pattern for this year, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Add a yellow rose in the middle, or leave it without – either way it’s a must for every Texas Christmas tree.
Finished ornament measures approximately 4” wide x 2.5” tall
Materials: Sport weight yarn – small amounts of red, blue, white, yellow Size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook Yarn needle Felt for backing Metallic cord, approximately 16”
Directions: FLAG: Row 1: With red yarn, ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 11 ch (12 sc). Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. Rows 7-12: With white yarn, ch 1, turn, sc in each st. Fasten off white.
Row 1: Turn on side and work 1 sc in each row end with blue yarn (12 sc). Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st. Do not fasten off. For edging, ch 1, turn, sc in each st around with 2 sc in each corner, changing colors as needed.
Embroider star with white yarn or sew on star applique.
ROSE: With yellow yarn, ch 20, 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, *sc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch,* repeat across. Rolling from the center, stitch in place as you roll. Sew to center of flag. Weave in all ends.
More Christmas Ideas
Texas Horned Lizard (Horny Toads)
Beer Hat Crochet Pattern
For your New Year’s party, here’s the perfect hat! Don’t tell anyone – I made one for the white elephant gift exchange. If you use an Addi knitting machine, there’s also a pattern for beer socks.
The clock is ticking, and sales are picking up on the 2020 Crochet Calendar. Hurry to order yours before they run out.
If you live in the San Antonio area, you can find the calendar at the following stores:
It has been a wonderful year, and I’m looking forward to more good things to come in 2020. Hoping everyone has a wonderful holiday season and a successful new year.