Monday, January 30, 2012

Crochet, Tea Towels and Cabbage...What?

I finally decided that the rug I have been crocheting is big enough. It was getting too heavy to keep on my lap to stitch. So here it is...


My friend, Jim, made me this adorable boot bench. I loved the way he added the chicken wire.

My new favorite recipe is fried cabbage. I found the recipe on my new addiction....PINTEREST!!  I really like this web site.

I have been learning new crochet stitches and have been making squares with leftover yarn. This multi colored one is the "star stitch."


So far I have made 8 linen tea towels. Cutting the linen and adding stitches with my new sewing machine.


I"m flying this week to Arizona. This will be my reading material for the flight. Have a great week everyone.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cleaning or Crafts????

While cleaning up the storage room yesterday I found a Rubbermaid tub full of reed. I use to take basket weaving lessons years ago and forgot about all this left over reed. No I didn't even think about finishing the storage room clean-up.


I sorted through the reed, cut and soaked it for a few minutes and tried to remember how to start a basket.

Most of what I learned came back quickly.




Finished up after working three hours on the basket. Did I eat lunch??

Filled it with old linens, yarn and needles.

I am also working on my crocheted rug. Today I will finish cleaning the storage room.......maybe.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year

I got a new sewing machine and I have been loving it. So fancy compared to my old one.

I have been busy making a bed runner for our king size bed. Hopefully I will get it finished this week. Then...on to the next project.


Enjoying my new issue of Somerset Life. I just can"t seem to resist them.


Antique shopping found some old jars with thread and a big spool of twine. Endless possibilities!!

Started working on a couple crocheted rugs. I found some patterns on "Pinterest"...boy is that addictive.

A christmas present

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar