Tiny Stitches/WPC

Tiny

This crochet needle is for thread work. Tiny stitches make for pretty lace.

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For the Weekly Photo Challenge, I decided to go with the current project. It was finished Sunday evening on a special request order. It’s for an 18-month old little girl who I feel would also fit in the tiny category. I’m happy to say the customer was very pleased!

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Think I’ll make another!

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Define Ruana/ Sunday Sampler

Sunday Sampler

Before we know it, the cold winds of winter will be here. After record-breaking heat here in my area, I’m ready. And in my email, there was a  new word. Ruana. Let me define.

According to Red Heart: “A ruana is similar to a shawl, but shaped like a poncho with an opening up the front.” They have 2 crochet and one knit version at the link above.

And on Dictionary.com:
noun 1.a poncholike outer garment of heavy wool, worn especially
in the mountains of Colombia.

Here are a couple examples from Pinterest.

 There are sewn versions as well online. They are more blanket-like. As an accessory, I think the crochet version is very pretty.

Here’s my beginning in Homespun Yarn:

Thistle Stitch Ruana

Calling it “Thistle Stitch Ruana”.  If there’s not enough yarn, I have a plan B antidote.

A Good Time/ Sunday Sampler

What is the best way to get some stitchin’ done? Well, for me, the answer is to be in the passenger seat on a lil road trip.

Specifically a trip to shop with a gift card 🙂

Two bags full of yarn and fabric. None for the master. Two for the dame 🙂

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This will be for one of 2 lil girls soon.

I need to say a big Thank You to 2 lil lads that live not far from my lane!

Happy Sunday!

Side By Side/ Sunday Sampler

Vibrant

Thanks to the vibrant sounds technology provided by the internet I can share this song that was in my head while thinking about sharing my latest Sunday Sampler.

Here’s my Side by Side view of the set of Blankies I’m crocheting for a set of twin girls set to arrive in March. Lord, keep my fingers nimble long enough to finish in time!

 

I hope you’ll check out some other Vibrant photos here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Antique Crochet Grid

Superimpose: verb: to set or place on or over something else

IMG_3945 (2)Two vintage doily stretchers I’ve acquired from Missouri auctions and antique malls.

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This is the newer one with my note pinned onto the Grid. Doilies in production stage.

Maybe another time I’ll photograph ‘through a doily’ Grid.

WP Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

So I resisted the urge to photograph Chrome. Somehow the Trace Adkins song came to my head. And I really don’t like that song. No offense to his music or persona.

Anyhoo, here is my take on Monochromatic. This is one of my favorite creations that I have debated many times about selling. It takes 4 skeins of Homespun Yarn so most likely would cost someone a small chunk of change. Maybe you’d tell me if it stands a chance in the marketplace?

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Am I allowed to ask questions in a photo challenge?

The Miss Lou Kerchief

A few weeks ago I wrote a short blog post about an upcoming project I was planning. It worked out very well and here are a few pics…..  IMG_3798 (2)

But to really make something stand out, you need a model.

And I have one! Pretty adorable too I might add.

I introduce you to …………………..

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Miss Lou!

And so naturally I’ve named my

kerchiefs  “The Miss Lou.”

Stop by the Etsy store to see these and more to come.

Inspirations Matter

I’ve mentioned back in August how inspired I was by my Great Aunt Hattie. Here’s a refresher in case you missed it. I am extremely grateful and also elated by the review I received this past week on Etsy. I am humbled at the word ‘heirloom’. What a daunting task to make something of that caliber again. So the question looms….will I?

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All Hand Made Yo Yo Table Topper with Hand Crochet Edging

AWESOME!!!! I can’t imagine how much work went into this!! This looks fantastic on my dining room table. It brightens up the whole room!!! This will be an heirloom piece for sure!! Thank you for your creativity and workmanship!! This arrived promptly and very well packaged. Very pleased!! If I could give ten stars, I would!

Hope you Feel the Love this Valentine’s Day!

My Personal Sew Bowl

Sew…. I was supposed to be “sewing” in my new sewing room during the Super Bowl
but as  luck would have it I couldn’t get my  cutting table out of storage.

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Sew rainy/snowy/downright yucky out.

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Sew…. we have homemade soup on. Almost ready.

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Sew… I returned to my old stand-by, crochet.

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Sew glad that text book in the corner of this pic is Rachel’s and not mine.  Crochet is Sew much better,

It’s OK for you to call me a ‘Sew and Sew’ if you endured this post.

Aunt Hattie-Inspired

I remember some items displayed in Grandma’s living room from her sister, Hattie. She was ‘the skinny one’ as she used to say. If you’d seen some of her handwork, you’d know she probably didn’t eat much for all the work she accomplished. For me, she was one of the inspirations for these new-to-my-shop items.

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And for the record, I’m NoT ‘the skinny one’.