Since beginning my journey with this craft blog, I have met (via the net), been encouraged and inspired by so many extraordinary talented crafters.
I had stepped into the world of ‘retirement’ one year ago into the world of what I love to do best, and what a gift to be able to do so.
Inspired by Kerry of Love Those Hands At Home
Please take a moment to stop in and see her post on her completed Fusion Quilt. An amazing beauty crafted with repurposed vintage linens of all kinds. Truly a work of love and art ‘fused’ together.
As I said, inspired by Kerry, I wanted a small personal gift to bring to a friend who was having a very serious surgery (she did well). I had just completed a block for the T quilt I am working on
and had a pile of small triangles from cutting. With the phrase Scrappy Quilts circling my mind, I used the scaps and cut out a square from a vintage table runner I had stashed, and created a small ‘healing pillow’ for my friend.
I hand pieced the small block, backed it with the used embroiderd square, stuffed it, first a blanket stitch around the outside of the pillow and then crocheted a single row scalloped border, using embroidery thread. Pillow size is 7×7″
I took a small detour from my quilting project, from the embroidered tea towels, and cross stitch project. I was lured by some gorgeous yarn I found at the local Goodwill.
With the name Liquid Amber, how could I pass it up? I couldn’t.
I decided to crochet a simple scarf, 20 across, using the Tunisian Lace stitch. This would let the knotty jewels of bound bundles shine as well as allow the yarn itself to be the focal point.
This scarf screams Autumn is in the air.
One lacey scarf completed and perfect for fall gift giving.
I picked up a lovely odd skein of yarn the other day at a place called Ragfinery here in town.
What a treasure trove. Their story is wonderful too, repurpose of unwanted garments and textiles. Please take a moment to stop by and read their story but back to my story. I picked up 1 lone skein of yard and decided to make a pair of fingerless gloves for gift giving this coming winter.
I will pair it up with a pashmina ~ for the perfect gift.
Such a fast easy pattern. You can find quite a few different patterns and tutorials on youtube to follow, I happened to follow
Playing with my phone – edit, I morphed the color and got this beautiful alternate color pattern. Green and turquoise is a favorite and I will be on the hunt for a yarn similar to this. Paired with a piece of turquoise jewelry ~ another perfect gift. ©
One of my favorite crochet stitches is the shell pattern, its easy and fast,
change the hook size, change the count, add a ruffle, a ribbon, a stuffed
animal and you have the perfect baby gift ~ I was busy this winter
The popcorn stitch is lots of fun for baby blankets, a tighter weaver, a warmer blanket
Babies and Crochet Baby Blankets