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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Something outside of the Crochet realm

 Oh that Hortense  aka known as a "Hortense Moment". She takes me out of my cozy and throws me head first into something I know absolutely nothing about but I think I can do.

She has "persuaded"me to try my hand at the deco mesh wreath  craze. Albeit, I think I am on the end of the fad, as usual I stand back and watch and then...maybe give it a try. So I had gotten the mesh on sale at the big box craft store on sale. I'll admit it, I got enamoured of the beautiful wreaths which are all over the you tube, amazing. Forgetting that I am me for a brief moment, I got sucked into the delusion, that I could make one, it looked easy sort of. Well then the wreath frames were all gone from the Dollar Tree, by that time 1week before Christmas. forward I did find the wreath yesterday, and purchased a couple of them 2 round and 2 heart ones.

Two things occured to me. 

1. I got dazzled by the beautiful wreaths, even though I probably would have preferred a more natural looking wreath of say greens, burlap and plaid/check simple ribbon.

2. I am well passed old enough, not old, not ancient, but rather gracefully vintage to know that this was one of those knee jerk gotcha projects, so totally not in my wheelhouse or in my desired "motif" at this age.  I really need to holster things a bit, and yet on the other hand what IF I really liked making them, and missed out on doing so? Is this one of those if a tree falls in the forest thoughts? 

Things for me to ponder upon. I'm not unhappy with the wreath which is still not done as of today. The mesh is on, and shimmers in the light of the Christmas Tree, so not a total loss. Will I make another one with the mesh?  Not so likely.

There is something to be said of staying in my comfort zone.... it's like comfort food....always good anytime why change it up? Don't fix it it's not broken, and any many more of the good old day sayings,

I'm playing around with blogger and themes, seems like the more they made "better", the more I like it the old way...again comfort. Have you ever had someone follow you and you wanted to visit their blog,so you click on their icon and it brings up a list of the blogs they follow, but you can't find out anything about the person you clicked on? 

Well, enough of playtime....back to the real world, laundry, and shopping. The weather is blustery today about 40 degrees, something is blowing in, I'm burning daylight.

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Shedding a little light on things Crochet Bells

 Not how I want to display these, but it looks pretty with sparkly garland, next year I'll get some greens and wind it around but they are pretty.

Monday, December 21, 2020

A bevy of Crochet Christmas Bells. the hook 35 more bells. I had anticipated that I would have these for next year, for over the mantle with some lovely garland and foraged pinecones. I have the notion to wind lights around the garland, and the bells will sit on there just lovely.  I've not been able to find lights, everything seems to be selling to the bare shelves this year. My husband ran across some this morning, it was the last box. Guess it was meant for me. I needed 35 white mini lights, and that is what he found for me.

No mojo today, I sat crocheting in my p.j's....I did manage to get the bed linen changed though. After I post this, I've got to tidy up a bit, and make more of an effort for today. Although I'd be perfectly happy tinkering around with yarn and hook, making something lovely.

Crochet Christmas Bells the first set I made

Well, I've had my fun, and now must do something about the house. 


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Countdown to Christmas



 Hello Friends, are you all busy in your hearth, baking wonderful goodies and decorating.?

I thought it would be fun to post during these last few days of Christmas Items I have made over the years. Some years they are out and sometimes not...kept it light this year. 

Considering making Angel Wings, it's snowy today, looks rather like a good day to bustle about and do inside things. So I cleaned my cupboards out and  re arranged things for easy access. Assessed what I no long use some for Goodwill, and some for my son when he finds a place for himself. The rest is easy access, no more sitting on the floor looking for things. 

 Made this for a blogging friend a few years bag, I always intended to make one for my self.


Friday, December 11, 2020

A little Christmas


I don't know if you can make out the lights, I did a little crocheting this week and just finished up the Christmas Bells. They are done in Crochet thread size 10 Colors Sage, Rosebud, Antique and white. They were easy to work up. I  found the pattern here.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Chit Chat from the easy chair

 It's too cold to be chit chat over the clothesline, c'mon in lets sit a while. I've got some wrapping done, our tree is up and a few decorations are  up, it looks good enough for me. Cookies on the agenda soon. My oldest son's birthday is in 2 days, 25 how time does fly. He likes no loves cheescake, so my 1940 Cheese freeze  cheese cake is up next.

1940 Cheesecake Freezecake 

 Cookies will be the usual unless I get really ambitious. Russian Tea Cakes ( Butter Balls), Peanut Butter Blossoms, and Drop sugar cookies. If I make them too early they disappear. I picked up some crochet thread and a hook yesterday, I have not crocheted in months, I miss it, so I'm working on a small quick pattern I found for crochet Christmas garland. We'll see.