Thursday, February 23, 2012

Round Granny Doily ~ 3

Another round granny finished!  Smile  I did this one in various shades of blue.  Loving this granny doily idea that popped into my head.  It’s a great way to use up some thread, and it’s a “no brainer” piece to work on while watching TV.  Open-mouthed smile I’ve already started my 4th granny doily.  Any guesses as to what color(s) I’m using now? I will tell you this…it’s like this one in that it is monotone…all shades of one color.  Stay tuned to find out!  TFL!



Saturday, February 18, 2012

Round Granny Doily ~ 2

Another round granny doily finished.  Love the greens and aquas in this one.  I’m having fun using up some of my threads!  :D  TFL



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tweet, Tweet!

This is what I did in my spare time yesterday.  Found the pattern for this birdy on Ravelry.  It is called “Tweet!”.  Too cute.  A simple design, but it is just what I was looking for.  I want to use some for ornaments for my Christmas tree.  Yes, thinking ahead here.  LOL  They’d also be cute made into a garland, as package decorations, and made in a smaller size (perhaps with #10 thread or embroidery floss) would be so cute on a little girl’s barrette! The possibilities are endless, I’m sure. 

This first picture shows the bird made as per the instructions.


For the rest of my birdies I added a ch2 picot on the very last stitch to give it somewhat of a beak look.


A group picture of all my little Tweeters.  :)


And for this last little Tweeter I made the tail feathers a bit different.  Kinda cute, don’t you think?  I might make some more like this. :)


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Round Granny Doily ~ 1

Sharing this week’s doily with you.  So many of the doily patterns out there are gorgeous, but don’t really lend themselves to multiple color changes.  And being that I am on a mission to use the thread I currently own, I was looking for a pattern that would use several colors at once.  I decided on a Round Granny doily.  Many people use this pattern for pillows and such, but I thought why not a doily!  I finished it off with a picot edge, which I really like on this doily. :)  Finished this one a couple days ago, and am now working on another one.  Stay tuned to see which colors I have chosen for the next one.  As always, I thank you for looking. Enjoy your day! :D




This is where I got the color inspiration from. My colors don’t always match the exact ones in my chosen inspiration, but they are close enough to suit me.  :)


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Shells Doily

Had a lot of fun with this one.  First pic shows the color combo I used, which I found on Design Seeds. TFL!  :)




Monday, February 6, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks, Joan, from Just Joan, for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I appreciate it.  Being that I have been given this award I am to tell 7 things about myself, and award it to 15 more bloggers.  I will do my best.  :)

versatile blogger

The following are the official rules:

1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6, Inform each one of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.


First up ~ 7 things about me:

  • I am now 48 1/2 yrs. old. Only another yr. and a half until I am the big 5-0!  Winking smile
  • I love all things crochet, but doilies are one of my favorites.
  • I am a major homebody.  Just ask anybody who knows me well, and they will confirm this tidbit.  LOL
  • I am 5’ 7” tall.  As for my weight…not gonna tell you that!  Surprised smile
  • I absolutely *love* being a grandmother! 
  • I actually enjoy doing laundry. Smile
  • In addition to crochet, I also love to take pictures and scrapbook.

And now to pass it along to 15 more deserving blogs. There are many more deserving blogs, but I know some of them have already received this award recently.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Santa Fe Doily

I’m really having fun making doilies again…can ya tell?!  LOL  :D  I have found a fun new site, Design Seeds, and I am loving it for all the color combo ideas.  For this doily, I used this color combo.  The coloring is “off” between the pics…taken on different days in different lights, but you’ll get the gist.  :)



I even think the back of the doily turned out pretty. :)


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bright Planet Doily

Yay me!! I finally made a doily.  I used to crank ‘em out right and left.  At this point in time it was July that I last made a doily.  Talk about withdrawal!!  So Monday afternoon I started this doily and by last evening (Wednesday) I had this one finished. Oh what a wonderful feeling!  :D For this doily I used citrus colors. Think lemons, limes, oranges and pink grapefruit! I really like how it turned out, too.  :)  I have *so much* yarn and thread that I have made a vow to myself to use up as much of it this year that I can.  I know I can’t use it all…I just have too much.  But I am hoping to put a dent in it.  Wish me luck!  LOL  And, as always, thanks for checking out my blog.  I appreciate it!IMG_7621-1


Wool Eater Wednesday ~ Week 4

Yes…I know…I’m a day late posting my Wool Eater progress.  I was hoping to post pics last evening, but it was dark when I was ready to take pics. Decided I’d rather wait until today when I had some natural light to work with.  I am happy to report I am finished with my Wool Eater afghan.  I have more yarns to use, but not enough of one color to make it the whole way around the afghan at this point. So finished it is!  :) It turned out to be a decent sized afghan…big enough for a small adult to cuddle up with.  And definitely big enough for my grandchildren to enjoy for a while. :)