Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Easter Egg Garland

I realize this is nothing fancy, but wanted to share it with you anyway. I was the recipient of a pkg. of prettily colored Easter eggs, and wondered what I should do with them. I knew I had some leftover yarn in similar colors, so thought to make a garland from them. Not fancy...quick and easy...and quite festive, I think. :)

This collage shows you all of the pretty colors, and the middle picture shows how I hung it on my window topper. :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Easter Egg Tree

These pictures are of my daughter's Easter tree, sporting some of the eggs I crocheted. Her tree is much fuller and prettier. I wanted to show you the eggs on a prettier tree. ;) LOL The doily underneath it is one I made...

...as is the doily under this pretty decoration. :) She has the most gorgeous windowsills on which to display things. :D

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Version of the Granny Stripe Afghan

A couple months ago I brought a bunch of yarn up from the basement. Told my husband I was going to make an afghan using a bunch of this leftover yarn. I thought I'd just work on it here and there, perhaps for many months or even longer. Well, I lasted two months. ;) Once I get a project going it's hard for me to not work on it until it's finished. Especially afghans. I don't like having them wait on me. Now that I have this one done, I can move on to other, smaller projects. This afghan might not be for some, given all the many colors that are in it, but I love it. I love color...the more the merrier! Since it wasn't raining outside I decided to take the afghan outside and have a little photo shoot with it. :)

Here it is, hanging from my clothesline, in all its glory. :)

A closeup that shows you the edging. For the edging I did a row of sc around the outside, then a row of dc, ending with a row of sc with a picot thrown in approx. every five stitches.

A different angle.

Last, but not least, a collage of some closeup shots of various areas of the afghan. My favorite is the picture in the middle. Love those pretty, vibrant colors. :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter Egg Tree

I am still not impressed with my spindly tree (LOL), but I do like the pretty Easter eggs I crocheted for it. The pattern is from the April 2010 issue of Crochet World magazine. These were a great way to use up smaller amounts of #10 crochet thread. :)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Adding to My Stash :)

Earlier this week the UPS man paid me a visit, and inside the box was this:

The USA company who used to make this thread was sold to somebody in Canada. Much of the thread was 1/2 price, I'm assuming to help reduce inventory. After several weeks of thought, I ended up ordering some #10 thread and a few skeins of thicker cotton yarn. I didn't receive the one color as they no longer had it in stock. As you can see, though, I received a lot of nice thread that I'll be able to have lots of fun with in months to come. I would like to have bought about three times this much thread, in so many more colors, but thought I better control myself. ;D

Some close up shots for your enjoyment. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Living Room Redo

There isn't much crochet in this post, but I wanted to share these things anyway. I've been wanting to give my living room a little makeover for many months now, and finally this week decided it was time to do so. I had some sewing I needed to do, and I have to be in just the right mood to sew. I seem to have very little patience for it. LOL

First thing I did was redo a couple flower arrangements. I love color, and wanted to incorporate as much color into the living room as I could.

Then I set to work sewing new curtains for the living room. I would rather have had something with a non-white background since the walls are white, but I could never find anything to suit me. I did back the curtains with blue to help keep more light out when need be. You will also see a pillow I crocheted. I made this pillow months ago in anticipation of this change. LOL

Today I made some throw pillows using a vintage chenille bedspread. I saw the idea online somewhere. I can't say where because I didn't bookmark it...just filed it in my memory. When I saw it I knew I had to try it for myself. What a wonderful way to use a bedspread that otherwise was just hidden away in a closet.
I will probably be adding a few more touches, here and there, throughout the living room, but for now am pleased with how things are looking. :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Fall Colors Doily

My most recent doily made using Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock yarn in Grape Arbor. I think the colors in it will be perfect for fall. My daughter did, too, and the doily now belongs to her. :) The doily's original name is Blue Lagoon.