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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Not a craft diva by any stretch

I guess that I, am one trick pony.Try as I might,
I did cross the line, come out of the box, expand my horizon....but I think
that Crochet is still my cup of tea. Maybe it was because I had more than one project going at once...maybe maybe maybe.

So you remember I posted about the spotty hen mini quilt?  I'm going to chalk it up to a little me and a little bit pattern kit. That's fair enough isn't it. After all they gave me everything to make up this little stunner. But....being me....I messed up things a bit. I put it aside for a little bit, pondering over what I did, or what I could have done better. Maybe....just maybe I was a little to intense and a little nervous about doing the project, never having had worked with felt, or applique, and then....there is the quilting portion.
I forgot to remind myself this is a journey making the piece is the journey. I should be enjoying and relax and work with the pattern not the clock on the wall. 

I ended up undoing everything I had already acomplished, when I noticed that I had entirely missed a piece which "should" have been sewn in. So I reinvented the wheel, worked with some of their fabric, and some of my own.. I bought some darling fabric in Amish  country many years ago, and never really did make anything out of it, I thought it would pretty for myproject, and would brighten it up, and add a little more "country" inspiration to the pattern.

It's more my own rendition now, it's hard for meto live up to something somebody else made with their experience & personality to it, and like I do with the crochet, I take some of theirs and some of mine to make a new dfferent one.

No picture just yet...
but here is something I so know how to do 😏



  1. I’m sure you did it beautifully. 😊
    I’ve made many mistakes while learning crochet. It’s good to take time and enjoy the process. Though I know it can be frustrating sometimes especially when you have to undo things.

  2. The shawl is amazing. If I could crochet like that I wouldn't want to even try any other craft. Well, I guess I would end up with too many shawls. Still, it's lovely that you can make something so pretty.

  3. Gorgeous shawl pattern.

    God bless.

  4. Your shawl is beautiful. I think we each have our niches but it’s good to try other things. I do that too and always come back to quilting 😁. The only thing I’ve ever crocheted is pot scrubbers - if I mess up, they still work.

  5. love the color of the shawl. what is the name of it? would love to make it. thanks for sharing♥

    1. Susan, thank you for commenting, and for stopping over. This is called Cross my heart shawl. It is not my pattern, there is no written pattern, but you can watch the tutorial for it, I think it is a two row repeat. Go to the link J's knit and purl jam, and watch her you tube she will show you from start to finish how to make this shawl. Here is the link for this shawl. You will enjoy J, she does beautiful both knitting & crochet.

  6. Beautiful shawl, I love both the colour of the yarn and the style of it.

  7. Thank you all for your comments & compliments. The yarn for this project is from Hobby Lobby, I believe it is called Plum.

  8. CORRECTION! This yarn is Yarn Bee soft secret by Hobby Lobby. The colorway is French Lilac. Here is a link.


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