Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summertime Doily

The vintage doily pattern I worked up is finished blocking...
When we moved into our house, the former owners were using these mats as flooring.  To me they are blocking boards now I have more than enough.  The pattern is from a issue of Magic Crochet, titled the Florentine Doily.  For this doily I chose a analogous color scheme which is a technical way to say colors related together. 

 Here is another look without the pins...

Enjoy!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Vintage Doily

Enjoying a summer day with a vintage doily... 

Happy Friday!

Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Classwork -Openwork Crochet

I am enjoying Jennifer Hansen's new Craftsy Class,  Classic Crochet Openwork...

She shows how to on a number of techniques, one them being Filet Crochet.  After unpacking boxes all day I needed to unwind with some crochet.  So I started working on the filet section of the class....
regular filet crochet.
Any image can be created in Filet Crochet.  

Check out the class for yourself and join in the fun!

Enjoy!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Crochet Wallet

Unpacking can lead to discoveries of long lost Crochet.  Years ago, I made this wallet...
The yarn is Red Heart Super Saver in a color I can't remember the name.  
I love this color combination, red, orange, green teal and purple.  
It is a colorway that lasted a short time like many of the Red Heart multi colors.  

I designed it to have pockets one on the outside...
 and another on the inside ...
just the right size for cash and cards. 

Sometimes when I find these old projects I wonder, how did I do that?

Enjoy!





Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yarn Studio

After painting my yarn room, I started moving in...
the first thing was a bookcase, unpacking books and doodads.

Then the $5.00 file case bought at half price (St. Vinnie's)...
the file case is filled with leaflet books, magazines, and books.  The new chair ($5.00 for half price).
The desk also from St. Vinnie's cost $25.00 and worth it, I love my new desk.  

Now for the yarn...
3 towers of file crates filled with yarn...

I need to get busy.  

Enjoy!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Unpacking and Settling in...

Almost two weeks ago we moved into our new house. We filled this 26 ft truck...

 with all of our stuff.  Orla loved riding along with Daddy in the truck.  

Organizing boxes in the basement and this is all my yarn, books, fabric and more...
a small mountain of stuff.  

And this is my yarn room....
I do not care for this brown color so I painted it.  

Today we are picking up a desk from St. Vinnie's, 
and more pictures soon.  

Enjoy!