Thursday, March 28, 2013

Morning and some yarn fun

I was so excited this morning because I did not have to wake up early to get my son off to school, or to get myself off to work, I have four whole days off!  Well I worked on Sunday to actually get four days off but that doesn't matter now does it?  Yes it is Spring Break here in Florida.  I slowly woke up on my own, put on a robe and ventured outside with Max and this is what I saw.


FROST!  I know most of you living in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing snow, we are experiencing frost.  I was not happy.  Mother Nature do you realize it is March 28? 


 I also saw this beautiful moon, this is for you Tammy.


I crept back into my crafty space with some tea to read blogs, which I think is just a lovely way to start the day.  It is was nice and quiet, I was able to take my time, ah...Heaven I think.


March is National Crochet month and I was still a bit peeved at my crochet ripple blanket so I thought I would celebrate the month by not crocheting at all.  I know I am a bit weird that way, but my crochet self esteem took a beating with that, for lack of a better word, ugly blanket.  Again, it was my own fault I should have never picked that ugly dark beige yarn, but it is over now so I have to get over it. As I was putting all crochet ideas out of my head Teresa posted a pattern for crochet Easter Eggs.  I had no intention of making the eggs, but before I knew it I had grabbed some cotton yarn and a hook and I was on my way.  I made these little eggs and baskets, along with a needle felted chick pin for Kate and Denise, for our meet up last week.


I made 6 more for a friend that was visiting, you can't see them but they are here.  Thanks Teresa for a great pattern and for helping me take my crochet skills out of time out.


I was working on a bunny egg but ran out of yarn, so I made a bunny hat for Lamb Chop, what do you think?  I think everyone needs a bunny hat.


Annette at My Rose Valley has been making different version of the Maybelle Crochet Flower.  I have loved seeing them made up in all different colors. I tried mine out using two colors.


 She found the pattern here at 6ichthusfish.  I decided to make a little bunting of them, they were fun and fast to make.


Staying with the whole flower theme I decided to make a wreath.  I have had the wreath form for some time now, I covered it with yarn, wrapping it very carefully, row by row.  I then sat on the floor in my craft area looking at crochet flowers in books and drinking tea, what a fun afternoon.  I decided that 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet was the book for me.  I made Helenium, Narcissus, Geraniums and Lazy Daisies. They were very fun to create.


The wreath is also in my craft space.  I am thinking that if I put enough of my stuff, crochet, knitting, flowers and vintage nightgowns in this space no boys/men will enter.  Maybe I should have a sign on my door that says, "If you are male and don't have fur you are not allowed!"

Hope you are having a terrific day and thanks so much for all your interest in my Grandmother's gown.  Caroline the dress form send her thanks to all of you for the nice comments.

30 comments:

Neicee said...

I just love your pictures..and your room. It is chilly but at least it will be 70-80 Sunday. Love all your easter creations.

gaia said...

lovely wreath...

Betsy said...

Love the eggs. Love the wreath. Love the bunny hat! Such a nice relaxing and calm post. We all need days like the one you're having. Thanks for letting us be part of it.
Blessings,
Betsy

Grayseasailor said...

Frost!!! In Florida!!! In Spring!!! What??? Meredith, I am sitting here smiling at you as I type. This post is great fun :) I especially love the wreath, and bunny hat, and I had such fun with Teresa's egg pattern last year I do want to make some more...but Miss Maggie needs boots and a nose first, don't you think?
Love with hugs from Gracie

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

That picture of Lambchop made me chortle ... love it!

Can't believe you have frost!!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Glad you are able to enjoy your next four days off!! I'm with you- after working all week - my favorite time of day is waking up without the alarm blarring, fixing my coffee and sitting at the computer to read everyone's blog. gives me so many ideas and things I want to do with myself when I retire. Just love the yellow and orange wreath that you have made - just can't get enough COLOR right now!! It would be so much fun to sit and make colorful flowers all day long!!
Have a wonderful and blessed Easter break!! Such lovely art work!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Yay! on having days off.

Oh, I saw that same moon last night. It was incredible.

Love your room and all the fun things you are making. No sense in trying to push off crochet, there will always be something fun to make. Besides, that blanket needs to travel north, remember?

Hugs and blessings to you always dear friend...hugs to my pal Max, too.

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Wow! We didn't even have frost this morning up here! I liked your idea about celebrating National Crochet Month by not crocheting :)

Glad you got your mojo back, though, and that wreath is lovely! Enjoy your spring break!

TACIStudio said...

Wow ... Now you know what not Crochetting for a while can do to you ... When you come back you go all out ah, ah !
Great projects my dear friend . It's great to see you didn't keep your objective of not crocheting ...love the wreath :)

Petunia Pill said...

Lamb Chop! Ohhhhh how I loved Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop as a little girl. I'm dating myself here! Love that wreath! Cute, cute. And the hat and eggs and chick and, and, and. Hugs, Annette

Teresa said...

I love the moon picture. Frost in Florida! At this time of year! WOW! Do you and Claudia both have a lamb chop? I love the hat on yours. Cute.

Red said...

Your blog is such a delight. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful pics! I could hear the joy in your words! Sitting on the floor drinking tea and going through patterns? Heaven indeed!!!

Dee said...

That bunny hat on Lambchop is just the cutest thing!

Have a very happy Easter!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy Day Meredith, You have been a busy bee! Love all your makings, the flower wreath is so pretty . The flowers must be fun to watch evolve, I haven't tried any yet, but it looks fun! Frost, oh my, that's not Florida weather...What's going on???? Love Lamb Chop's bunny hat, she's a cutie!
I hope you have four fabulous days off and enjoy your friends, I know they will love their eggs!
Hoppy Easter, xoRobin

linda said...

I love all you crochet creations, that wreath is lovely, I have that book too but as yet haven't made much out of it, but I will eventually, now that you have had your crochet break looks like there is no stopping you, have fun and enjoy the rest of your holiday :)

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

Such a nice post. But, enough already, I'm need this frost to go away. I might as well be home in the Windy City. Oh, well, it's finally looking like a nice weekend ahead.

by Teresa said...

Meredith.. you are a total treat! I'm just thrilled that my eggs inspired you to crochet again.. that makes me happy as can be! I know you wished you'd gotten a Maggie rabbit kit.. she's making a bunch more, so you're in luck! Love the photos of the frost and moon.. can't believe it! We're warm here! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Pammy Sue said...

Look at you being all crafty. Love the bunny hat on Lambchop. Hehehe.

kathyinozarks said...

I have been retired now for almost 10 years (this fall will be 10) and the best thing ever was to wake up on my own and not by an alarm clock
I love all of your creations-I thought those eggs were too sweet, and I grew up with lamb chops so the bunny hat on her made me smile-Happy Easter Meredith

Plain Jane said...

National Crochet month - aaargh! Better get a move on - only two days to finish my ripple! Love your blog x Jane

shari said...

I didn't think Florida ever got Frost! We have had some cooler days here to, very unusually for this time of year. Love your wreath, very Spring looking as it sits in a very nice space...your very very nice workroom. I must say I am a little jealous of it for it's much bigger than mine!
Happy Easter Sweetie!
Hugs, Shari

kathy b said...

I think your crocheting is wonderful MERE

WE enjoyed that glorious moon over the Atlantic the past few nights as we stayed in Virginia Beach with our AL. SO FUN to see her.. I cried when we parted

cockney blonde said...

Absolutely loving the bunny hat, really made me smile. Happy Easter, x

Annette - "MyRoseValley" said...

Hello dear. Thanks for linking. I still haven't tried out a multi color Maybelle yet... Seeing yours makes me want to give it a go. I think they look real nice. Love your color choice too. Curious about that crochet book... Have looked at it so many times over at Amazon...
Happy Easter
Annette
My Rose Valley

Sue Pinner said...

Hi Meredith...the wreath looks great.
Book out in USA in the fall, I think they said September time.Hope that helps
Hugs x

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your room looked so cozy in the early morning light....it is a great time to just "be"...do what you want that time of day and feel content. The kids are gone tonight and the house is once again quiet. Our dogs are passed out asleep from all the excitement the last couple of days. The weather was very nice too. Tomorrow my oldest comes and we will be having dinner and taking out a tub and surround for the man coming to install a new one on Monday. Hope your Easter tomorrow is a relaxing and peaceful day. ~Hugs, Patti

Kris said...

Frost!!! Wow!
Enjoy your Easter too Meredith!!! I enjoyed the last post too. Just caught up. That dress on the form is gorgeous!!
xo Kris

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Well for someone who was taking a crochet break, you sure made up for it. Lots of fun projects going on here for sure. I wanted to try the egg pattern but never got around to it. And wanted to make a couple more bunnies, too, but here we are at the end of Easter day. Oh well! Time to hit the hay. Spring Break next week. Woohoo! Tammy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

P.S. Thanks for thinking of me with the moon shot. :)

Pradeepa said...

Lamb chop looks adorable with his bunny hat. The wreath is beautiful.