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.