Another round granny finished! I did this one in various shades of blue. Loving this granny doily idea that popped into my head. It’s a great way to use up some thread, and it’s a “no brainer” piece to work on while watching TV. I’ve already started my 4th granny doily. Any guesses as to what color(s) I’m using now? I will tell you this…it’s like this one in that it is monotone…all shades of one color. Stay tuned to find out! TFL!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This is what I did in my spare time yesterday. Found the pattern for this birdy on Ravelry. It is called “Tweet!”. Too cute. A simple design, but it is just what I was looking for. I want to use some for ornaments for my Christmas tree. Yes, thinking ahead here. LOL They’d also be cute made into a garland, as package decorations, and made in a smaller size (perhaps with #10 thread or embroidery floss) would be so cute on a little girl’s barrette! The possibilities are endless, I’m sure.
This first picture shows the bird made as per the instructions.
For the rest of my birdies I added a ch2 picot on the very last stitch to give it somewhat of a beak look.
A group picture of all my little Tweeters. :)
And for this last little Tweeter I made the tail feathers a bit different. Kinda cute, don’t you think? I might make some more like this. :)
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Sharing this week’s doily with you. So many of the doily patterns out there are gorgeous, but don’t really lend themselves to multiple color changes. And being that I am on a mission to use the thread I currently own, I was looking for a pattern that would use several colors at once. I decided on a Round Granny doily. Many people use this pattern for pillows and such, but I thought why not a doily! I finished it off with a picot edge, which I really like on this doily. :) Finished this one a couple days ago, and am now working on another one. Stay tuned to see which colors I have chosen for the next one. As always, I thank you for looking. Enjoy your day! :D
This is where I got the color inspiration from. My colors don’t always match the exact ones in my chosen inspiration, but they are close enough to suit me. :)
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Thanks, Joan, from Just Joan, for the Versatile Blogger Award. I appreciate it. Being that I have been given this award I am to tell 7 things about myself, and award it to 15 more bloggers. I will do my best. :)
The following are the official rules:
1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6, Inform each one of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.
First up ~ 7 things about me:
- I am now 48 1/2 yrs. old. Only another yr. and a half until I am the big 5-0!
- I love all things crochet, but doilies are one of my favorites.
- I am a major homebody. Just ask anybody who knows me well, and they will confirm this tidbit. LOL
- I am 5’ 7” tall. As for my weight…not gonna tell you that!
- I absolutely *love* being a grandmother!
- I actually enjoy doing laundry.
- In addition to crochet, I also love to take pictures and scrapbook.
And now to pass it along to 15 more deserving blogs. There are many more deserving blogs, but I know some of them have already received this award recently.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
I’m really having fun making doilies again…can ya tell?! LOL :D I have found a fun new site, Design Seeds, and I am loving it for all the color combo ideas. For this doily, I used this color combo. The coloring is “off” between the pics…taken on different days in different lights, but you’ll get the gist. :)
I even think the back of the doily turned out pretty. :)
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Yay me!! I finally made a doily. I used to crank ‘em out right and left. At this point in time it was July that I last made a doily. Talk about withdrawal!! So Monday afternoon I started this doily and by last evening (Wednesday) I had this one finished. Oh what a wonderful feeling! :D For this doily I used citrus colors. Think lemons, limes, oranges and pink grapefruit! I really like how it turned out, too. :) I have *so much* yarn and thread that I have made a vow to myself to use up as much of it this year that I can. I know I can’t use it all…I just have too much. But I am hoping to put a dent in it. Wish me luck! LOL And, as always, thanks for checking out my blog. I appreciate it!
Yes…I know…I’m a day late posting my Wool Eater progress. I was hoping to post pics last evening, but it was dark when I was ready to take pics. Decided I’d rather wait until today when I had some natural light to work with. I am happy to report I am finished with my Wool Eater afghan. I have more yarns to use, but not enough of one color to make it the whole way around the afghan at this point. So finished it is! :) It turned out to be a decent sized afghan…big enough for a small adult to cuddle up with. And definitely big enough for my grandchildren to enjoy for a while. :)