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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Steaming...not from the weather

Oh, I'm not complaining about the weather we are having, it is beautiful summertime, perfect in every respect, warm and pleasant during the day, and beautious for sleeping at night. If I could order weather to my liking this would be the ticket. 

Steaming the crochet shell/scarf on my wee tabletop iron board. She looks much prettier steamed. I was concerned she wasn't long enough and it was all bunched up while I was working on it. I started it I don't know how many times, changed colors, changed hooks. And eventually settled in to the color, and hook size I would normally used for a project such as this. My old reliable G. 
I crochet on the looser side , to go up a size or even two in hooks, the work looks sloppy.

Crochet Lace shawl/scarf

Pondering what will be next on the hook. 
thinking fall, pumpkins, doily,wreaths hmmm. I don't have a fall crochet table doily, maybe something with a pumpkin. I have a pattern for stacked pumpkins made out of crochet thread, and you put mini lights in it. I'll have to dig that out. I'm sure I have lots of Orange thread from the last pattern. 

Look how cute these are I love me some punkins!💛
Wouldn't these be ever so done in a tan/brownish, they would look like grapevine wreaths?
I have both colors, but for now I'll see how my punkin orange lasts.

These are created by Joyce Geisler and pattern can be found on Ravlery.
Here is her blog addy: to see all  the goodies.
 Farmers Wife Crochet
 Lighted pumpkin sculpture

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Simple Joys & Crochet Update

The bottomless clothes basket...😒
even in here I can find something joyful, ( sometimes) today it was cloth napkins. 
I don't have alot of them, they are good to have around when we want a more elegant table for holidays, or when the papers ones just won't do the job. 

I enjoy folding small things, like when the boys were small, folding their small little clothes neatly, or pairing their wee tiny socks...a simple joy. Napkins are like that for me. 

As I folded this one, I remembered where I had bought it,and how the pattern did then as now make me feel. There is something just ever so sweet about the patchwork of the mixed patterns and complimentary colors.It just brings me such joy, anytime I find anything like this. 
A little wrinkly, but still pretty. I got these at Old Time Pottery some years ago. 

Lovely Patchwork Cloth Napkins 

The shawl/scarf in my lovely Rosebud (now sadly discontinued )😢 

That's it for today, it's hot again, had some rain...still hot.

Friday, July 5, 2019

For Pretty Crochet Potholders

Greetings ! Welcome! 
Today, keeping light hearted and fanciful!
Hope your 4th of July was full of Patriotism, Parades & Picnics.
A few "vintage" style crochet potholders I'll be sharing with you today. Love these little darlin's, but they are for pretty, not for function. 

I made the one on the left & right, the middle one was a gift from a blogger friend from days gone by, her blog is still up, but she's not posted in awhile.Crochet Galore,
I have a special fondness for those with the Irish Crochet Rose in the lovely. 
Have a Beauty!