Monday, January 31, 2011

Sweet Juliet in Crocheted Dress Set!

Here's my sweet little Juliet wearing my labor of love!

Crocheted Dress Set for Sweet Juliet!

This is my very very VERY favorite item I have ever crocheted.  I used vintage crochet thread I bought at an estate sale and handmade the flowers from strips of chiffon and muslin.  I also sewed a plain muslin slip to wear underneath the dress.  It took me several weeks of crocheting, unraveling and crocheting again but it was worth every minute!  I'll post a picture of my baby girl modeling it soon!

Necktie Scarf

I made this scarf for my sweet daughter-in-law from a few of my son's discarded neckties. 
It was a surprise for her birthday!

Winter Morning

This was taken last year looking out from our back patio at  Lake Meredith.  I took this around 7am.  It was truly a breathtaking sight.
Couldn't resist!!!

Down the road....

Breakfast with my girls.

Crocheted Scarf made with yarn from Germany!

Back Packs for Granddaughters

Erica's Shawl & Pin

I made the shawl pin from a recycled belt buckle!

Baby Noah's Sweater

New Granddaughter!

My new baby granddaughter, Juliet, born July 4th!
Also, my grandson, Aidan (ring bearer who 'kind of' carried the pillow?),
my husband, Steve
 and my grandson, Evan. 


I crocheted this shawl on a road trip to Las Vegas.  I love the yarn and the shawl sure came in handy. I ended up giving it to a girl working at a convenience store along the way home who really liked it.  Hope she still does!

First Attempt At Tapestry Crochet

Kind of A Felted Bag!

Recycled Sweater Bag

Forest Felted Bag

Western Knitted Messenger Bag

Western Felted Bag

My Son & Daughter-In-Law's Ring Bearer's Pillow


Crocheting with Hannah in Germany!

Hunter's Western Blanket

Hannah's Sweater

My First Day of Blogdom!

Okay, I had previously started a blog about a year ago, but ended up treating it like a friend I may dearly love--only not love spending large quantities of time with for various reasons.  We all have one of those kinds of friends, and I'm probably in that category too with one, or several.  Consequently, I forgot all my passwords, sign-ons and just could not find myself! I could get on my blog, but not IN my blog.  So, I gave up and decided to start over.  After all, it is a new year and I did set some new resolutions for myself.  Sad as it may be, they were all about crochet techniques.  Two of them to be exact and I'm happy to say, I've conquered one of them already.  The broomstick lace technique.  I love the look, but am still awkward with the technique.  But I'm not giving up on it.  The other is hairpin lace crochet.  I still have 11 months, don't I?  Nevertheless, I am posting a few of my favorite projects...all were made as gifts to family members...that's the joy I get from the art of crochet.  It keeps me motivated.  That along with beautiful yarn and patterns.  You were almost impressed there for a minute, weren't you?
I absolutely love everything about crochet.  EVERYTHING.  I wish I could find a way to turn my love into income, but it's not very conducive to that idea because of the time involved.
But, my real purpose of this blog is to share my projects with others and..... hopefully be discovered...for what?  I'll let you know when it happens.  That's when I'll know.
As far as legitimate resolutions for 2011, I'll probably have to throw in some kind of REAL resolution like lose 40 lbs, or detox my thinking patterns to justify the crochet plans......hopefully by the end of the year, I'll be a success in both areas.
Enjoy the projects and have a very wonderful new year!