|I made this dishcloth! I love this pattern from Liz from Crochet in Color and you may find the pattern just here. (I also made her scarf with stripes with braided tassels at the end.) Thanks, Liz, for sharing some fantastic patterns!|
You might think that since I learned to crochet as a teenager that I would be an expert by now. You would think so but you would be wrong. The crochet itself takes time but it is the fiddling around with it that takes even more!
For example, I made this pink dishcloth to go with a wedding present and I loved the gray sheets in this gift bag, but to go with it, how about if I crochet a little white heart but then....how to attach it to the bag so it will lay flat against the bag? I finally just did a chain and attached it through the very top of the heart and then just tied it to the ribbon. Now, this took an INSANE amount of time for me to think of this.
The wrap that I was making...I put it down during the week and when I picked it up again, I forgot how I made the stitch and couldn't get it to match what I had already done! I ended up making it into a cowl. Sometimes, you have to take your mistakes and turn them into something else, since you have taken up so much time working on it! Oh well, I didn't really need a wrap for the wedding, it was so hot, they gave out paper fans!
This sweet little heart is by Lucy from Attic 24 and you may find her pattern here. (Lucy has so many fans, she won the best crochet blog from a crochet/knitting magazine in England. She is a truly talented artist and she shares a great many patterns. All of them so wonderful! I love Lucy!)
My sister-in-law's mother just passed away a few months ago and this was her orchid and it has never bloomed so beautifully.
Thirteen blooms total, just for you, Mary!
The wedding that I went to...the bride's grandmother had passed away just weeks before the wedding and she had been a great lover of her garden and the wild birds who visited it. During the wedding , which was outside on the Verandah overlooking a golf course, birds began to fly over the wedding couple and one even landed and watched the couple exchange their "I dos". When I spoke with the bride's grandfather afterwards, he told me that he thought the same thing that I did, it was as if his beloved wife was there watching it through the eyes of the bird. (Martins, I think they were martins, Shirley would have known for sure what they were!)