Thursday, August 27, 2015

GINGHAM and Yarn Bowls....bet you have one in your cupboards?


Not surprising I would figure out how to do something GINGHAM in crochet...
I ordered some cotton / linen yarn from UK, it was here in less than a week...

Again since I do not know how to read patterns, all I need is to look at something
and I can usually figure it out..So I chose 3 skeins of yarn, a dark blue a light blue and a white
and just began crochet last night....
( note it has been less than a month since I picked up a crochet hook, 
if I can do it anyone can)


What was an ideal crochet bowl was this weaved basket I have , funny enough
in the past it has been a perfect bun warmer complete with a lovely embroidered
linen...today it is a CROCHET bowl.... who knew? 

( what do you use for your yarn bowl?)

So after I get back from some errands today, I will return to complete
this wee project and tell you more about it later wink....



In the meantime, here are a couple projects I worked on while we were on the MINI Invasion....
it kept my hands busy and they will be something I will be wearing a lot of this winter...

They are not completely done, I have ordered some dome buttons,  
I used to knit these all the time, but now that I have figured out crochet
and I do have some very interesting yarns on hand, crochet seems
to be something I can do quicker....not sure why that is....
as I was a pretty fast knitter...but this crochet has me hooked! 

Do you know what they are?

                           Speaking of yarns, don't caterpillar make silk? well maybe not this one..

While in the garden with Sumatra yesterday, I noted this caterpillar on my 
parsley ....what a beautiful pattern...if we look close enough
we can really CAPTURE patterns everywhere, even on a stem of parsley...
Isn't Mother Nature the prime COLOURIST!


 AND......Sumatra is herself again...2 very long weeks of daily visits with our vet
after dental care, which resulted in an upset bladder.....
a course of antibiotics and lot's of clean ups....

She was purring this morning so loud she woke me up...
She wanted to play...

So we did! WE are connected this feline in me..
She makes me notice all the little things....

and the little things are captured FOREVER.....

What will you capture today?




27 comments:

  1. What a pretty post! I love your crochet - it is motivating me to learn!

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    1. how do we know what we can do, until we try....

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  2. Gingham crochet....of course! ....and blue? Blue? I was expecting red, but you are always a surprise. Now blue is my color, so you know they are always welcome at my house... lol. I absolutely adore those hand warmers. How beautiful that picture is of your parsley friend. Love the colors. Mother nature is so good with color. And....Sumatra, she in such a pretty cat, looks like she also has the personality to match! Wish I had such a pretty post up today. :..( I will have to see what I can capture , lol...x

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    1. and yes imagine that something blue...I was thinking red, but I thought the mistakes would show up too much..thought it best to practice on blues first....and my parsley friend is still there this morning.. you will have a post soon enough, we are always within days of each other, sometimes moments lol

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  3. I love reading your posts about the new skills you are developing in crochet. How great that you found something perfect from around the house for your yarn bowl.

    My husband made me a beautiful yarn bowl out of a wooden bowl that I picked up at a thrift store. There's a tutorial on my blog with step by step photos of how he made it if you are curious. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/06/04/diy-wooden-yarn-bowl-tutorial/

    So glad to read that Sumatra is feeling back to normal. That must be such a relief to you.

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    1. ahhh thanks for that and your hubbys craftsmanship is wonderful...it is really beautiful....
      and yes when our wee ones are not well. it makes for a pretty sad home....x

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  4. beautiful pics today as usual Missie.
    This morning I sewed some stufff, and washed the floors, and put things away. I hate clutter, but it is a daily battle. Then the clouds came out and provided shade so I could run out and trim some bushes, and plants for about 20 minutes. Came in, scarfed lunch, back to sewing, now treadmilling to Dennis the Menace x2, then out in the yard again to pick up clippings and oh probably clip some more!

    I have left my parents on their own today. My dad just emailed me and gave me an update on mom (she is getting a tiny bit dementia/stroke related).
    I adore your crochet. You make such beautiful things. All of these would make very treasured gifts for friends too, for Christmas. -- only four months.... away.
    Sumatra is back and that makes me happy. she looks great. My boys love bubbles too
    Love always

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    1. sounds like you are having such wonderful memories with your parents....enjoy them .....
      and yes 4 months away, we are thinking Christmas already..will make a sweet post soon.. xx

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  5. Love the texture in your crochet..pretty!! Yay! Glad to hear Sumatra is a happy girl again!

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    1. ohh thank you Kris...everyone is doing better....and I am busy today with something extra special....sooon x

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  6. Gingham crochet! Love it and can't wait to see the finish. So happy to hear that Sumatra is well again!

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    1. well Pam, am a bit sidetracked trying to finish a project that Cori have been working on....will show very soon...my finished gingham wink...

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  7. Enjoyed my visit once again with you....it seems like ages since I crocheted anything! Vey pretty pattern and love ht yarn bowl.

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    1. always nice to see you Gracie....get those hooks out...there is so much inspiration on our pinterest board for crochet...

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  8. Gingham crochet, absolutely brilliant

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  9. I saw a few crocheted gingham items on pinterest and immediately thought of you. :) Love your hand warmers. I have made tons for gifts and everyone loves them. You should make boot cuffs, if you wear boots. My daughter loves the ones I have made her. So glad Sumatra is better. Gave my pets a little extra loving yesterday. They were all so happy, baths and treats and playtime!

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    1. HI Mary Ann, was very surprised myself on how many wonderful things you can crochet vs knitting...I just got today in the post some japanese pattern books, they are quite easy to understand with lots of photos...so I will be crochet a bit....and yes I have made boot lips I call them..I made quite a few for family and friends and they loved them...x

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  10. I'm glad your kitty is feeling better. Your crochet is really beautiful.

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    1. ahhh Mary....nice on both counts....love it when things go well

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  11. My goodness your a crochet goddess! No patterns? Wow! Love those hand warmers, they are fun to make. I agree, crochet does seem faster then knitting.

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    1. welll hardly, I don't think it is all that hard once you get the tension and holding a hook down pat....but it is quicker and I am loving it lol

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  12. This hand warmers look so lovely!!! I'm glad for Sumatra, very beautiful she is!
    Hugs,
    Olga

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    1. Hello Sweet Olga...hand warmers are really so simple to make, so nice to see you ...

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  13. I love your yarn bowl! Gingham crochet? What a great idea!!
    We don't often need hand warmers in south Texas, but now that I will be in the Texas hill country where we can even get snow, I should think of making some! (Like you, I am better at copying the idea than at reading pattern.
    I'm so glad Sumatra is back to good health now!

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    1. Hi Linda...yes my dish is a dish..have it for years...and gingham, no surprise there wink...and hand warmers, they are a cinch to make and I love them in the fall when I am picking fruits...
      and I knew you prefer looking too to reading a pattern....you are so artistic, you can figure it out..

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    2. Hi Linda...yes my dish is a dish..have it for years...and gingham, no surprise there wink...and hand warmers, they are a cinch to make and I love them in the fall when I am picking fruits...
      and I knew you prefer looking too to reading a pattern....you are so artistic, you can figure it out..

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