Monday, May 12, 2014

May Happenings and some Vintage Crochet

Hi friends!  

Wow!  Here we are into May already.  I still can't keep up 

with everything I want to do! 

I did manage to cut a few of the neighbor's lilacs again this spring 

to enjoy indoors.  Oh the fragrance! 




Still working on my stash of linen yarn…I love this stuff for projects! 




I'm also excited to tell you, a couple of my embroidery pieces were published in 

this issue of Better Homes & Gardens 

Make it Yourself magazine! 



They really did a nice layout of my pieces! 

Lots of other fun things in this issue if you happen to see it and want to 

check it out.  I even saw this magazine at our local grocery store as 

well as the big booksellers. 




Another little project I've been trying to prefect is this little linen and burlap 

lavender sachet. 



I'm loving the look of the linen with the burlap.

Burlap is just not that friendly to work with sometimes though…

or maybe it's just me.



These are little crocheted booties that my grandmother started making for my 

dad when he was a baby.  I guess she never got around to finishing them, but 

aren't they cute?  

My sister had them, and wanted to share them with me since I've been 

crocheting up a storm lately! 




My sister also sent me an old crochet book that "grannie" had.

It's been fun looking through, although I find most of the doily projects to be difficult

for me because of the thread size.

The thread it says to use is size 30 which is pretty small. 




I had an old ball of size 30 I got at an antique store, so I figured I'd practice with it.

Well, you can see here how small it is! 

It makes the size 10 that I normally use seem big. 



Well, this is it…

It's actually not completed, but I think I'm ok with how it is like this, 

until I can practice some more with this small stuff! 


Here's the funny thing I wanted to show you…

look at the last paragraph…

"It takes only a few minutes to make any one of the lovely doilies in this chapter." 

Huh…a few minutes?  

Yeah, and I bet those ladies back in those days finished it and then also had

dinner on the table when their husband came home too huh?! 

Lol


So, anyway, a big thanks and hug to my Cis for sharing these 

wonderful things with me that belonged to our "Grannie." 

(she also gave me her tatting shuttle and crochet hooks too!) 

I'll keep practicing…I think Grannie would be proud! 





 Well, I'm off to enjoy some lovely weather we're having. 

Thank you for being here! 

I do love reading your comments! 

Becca