Monday, March 3, 2008
Learning to Crochet
Inspiration for learning to crochet came from here. I tried crochet when I was a teenager and made one doll dress and then put it aside for embroidery and knitting, quilting came a bit later. I'm happy with how this turned out, I did the outside edge twice because I put white on the outer edge and didn't like it, so I ripped it out to finish this off in the red. This was an enjoyable learning experience and I'm sure I'll do some more. I found the stitches easy but reading those darn patterns can be like another language. How do you guys do it???? I bought the "Happy Home" needle case while shopping at an antique shop this weekend. I love finding these little keepsakes.
I did some gardening (pruning) on Sat while we had a brief bit of sun. It's nice to get started but there's still lots more to do over the next few weeks, that's if we don't get rain everyday, which can happen this time of year. I also went to Ikea to pick up there large shopping bags that can be recycled, I found these are excellent for throwing the garden clippings in and they have strong handles for carrying the clippings.
Have a great week of stitching, sewing, quilting etc.