Monday, November 12, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I knew I wanted to make a shawl in fall colors, but I started and stopped several times . . . just not happy with the outcome.
Then, I remembered this pattern called "9 Patch Maple-Leaf" I think. It is from p2designs. I had used it in an afghan square swap and had loved the ease of it. I figured it would look good in a shawl, if I could find the right colors that reminded me of the maple trees, of Indiana, in the fall.
V-O-I-L-A! Cat, at Cat's Crochet Corner, helped me pick out just the colors and look how NEAT it turned out.
I had to figure a way to make the squares into triangles so they could be wrapped over the shoulders. Here is what that looks like.
You can also see I added triangles between the top two squares to make a neckline. I am glad I had this yarn so I could blend the colors together.
Now, I am looking for a winter snowflake pattern I can use to make a white, silver and blue shawl for our Christmas swap I think it will turn out beautiful too.
I am working on a pattern so you will know exactly what to do to make your squares into a shawl.
Ok...It has been a LONG time since I've posted anything on this blog...but that's only because I haven't been doing any crocheting in awhile. I've been swamped with sewing and quilting orders so there isn't time to crochet these days. But I do have some friends out there who know me for my crocheting, and like to post funny things on my Facebook page from time to time...this one was just posted this week, and when I saw it I burst out laughing, so decided to share it with you.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Normally, I make about a pound of beans for the husband and I, but I wanted to make enough to take some across the street to the newborns parents and brother. His momma made a comment about thanking everyone for everything they have done for her, specially the meals.
With the 1st son's birth, we had food over at the beginning. She said she froze those meals (we made two things meant to be frozen . . . because they both get better every time you reheat them.) Then, when her mother and mother-in-law left (2 weeks worth of help), she would have something to pull out of the fridge on those evenings when she has had a hectic day.
This time, we are planning on the beans, potatoes, onions and sausage (everything cut into bite sized pieces for the 2 year old) and nachos. For the nachos, we are taking them the hamburger cooked and lightly seasoned, a bag of Tostitos Scoops, some salsa from our local grocery that is almost as good as homemade . . just tomatoes, green peppers and sweet onions . . . a bag of shredded cheese and a small container of sour cream. If we are lucky, they will get at least two meals, and maybe more, out of everything.
Oh, I told the husband we should take some baking potatoes so they can use the leftover sour cream with them.
I have been busily working on a swap gift for Ravelry's Beverooni1 ( her blog is One Yarn After Another.) I S-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O want to post pictures of what I'm making her . . the topic of the swap is "Everything Fall." I am making something from an idea in my head . . . so far, so good!
Just went out to take "bean" pictures . . . my mouth is watering to eat this. All I need is a bowl and some ketchup for the meat . . and some gets on the potatoes and beans which is even better. But, I have to wait until tomorrow . . this is another one of those foods that tastes better the 2nd, 3rd, and if lucky, 4th days it is re-heated! ! ! ! !
I made these crochet book ends for a Dutch blogger competition. The patterns are available for free on my blog. Click here to go there. I'd love to have your vote if you like my blog :-) see where to vote in the blog post.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
New Free Pattern in my blog, Bella Ruffled Bag! Get it here : http://crochetdreamz.blogspot.com/2012/05/bella-ruffled-bag-free-crochet-pattern.html
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The making of a new blanket in pictures. I’m trying to think of a nice name for the pattern – so all suggestions welcome. I will be writing up the pattern next week along with two other crochet patterns.
Whatever you are doing over the weekend, enjoy it and happy crocheting.