Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Making some changes.

Yep, changes and I do hope you will all stick with me thru it.  I will be going back to my favorite craft, crochet, and spending much less time cross stitching.  One reason is the cost of fabric and patterns and the other is that I have always loved crochet the most.  For now no cross stitch at all and just crochet.  I will be going thru patterns and giving some away also.  The last few weeks I have really struggled to stay engrossed in my cross stitching but it has been an ongoing thing for some time now.  I want to get involved in making hats for needy folks and chemo patients, prayer shawls, lap robes for seniors and lots and lots of doilies.  I need to replenish my yarn and thread stocks as well.  But now onto some projects!

Here is a doily I made some time ago.  I love the lavender shade.

I am working on two projects right now.  Both are by Elizabeth Hiddleson.  The first is called wheat stalk and I can not remember the name of the other.

I also have pulled out two other spools for more doilies.

Let me share something my grandmother used to make.  She made simple doilies, sewn together with the front one folded down a bit and had she finished these they would have a little bow to hold the flap down, then she added pencil and a small notepad to keep by your phone.  I suppose now one could tuck the cell phone in!

Here is a pile of afghans on a chair in the living room. One will never get cold here!

Lastly, here is Miss Sylvia enjoy a snooze on the sofa when Jack had to lay on the floor.

Thanks for visiting.  Blessings and huggles.


Katrina said...

Beautiful handiwork! I love my loom knitting but I've made enough hats to sink the Titanic lol!

Maggie Ann said...

I have always loved doilies...your needlework is inspiring Michelle. I am knitting socks (slow going because I don't keep at it). And....trying to tat a bracelet. And reading Charles Martin book...now thats a time gobbler...but one that is an old and beloved friend....reading. Have a nice day!

Simply Shelley said...

I love to crochet,but i don't do anything fancy :) Love what you have shared...have fun....blessings

Margaret said...

All of your crochet projects are gorgeous! I love seeing your crochet.

Snowcatcher said...

Oh, the doilies are breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful doilies! I finished quite a large afghan and am knitting a sweater for my granddaughter right now.
Anne ♥

Anonymous said...

Beautiful doilies! I finished quite a large afghan and am knitting a sweater for my granddaughter right now. You do very pretty work.
Anne ♥

Bean said...

You should always enjoy a hobby so crochet your little heart our :)

Have you ever crocheted the refrigerator magnet butterflies? My my older two were in grade school, about twenty years ago, a teacher they had gave out crocheted butterflies with a magnet on the back to hang on the fridge. They were so cute.


Anonymous said...

I always wishes I could learn to crochet - I wish you lived closer so you could teach me! Your plans sound wonderful and I look forward to seeing your upcoming projects :)

Susan said...

There are times and seasons in our lives and you are returning to "that" season. Your work is always perfection, whatever the form.

Carlene said...

I like seeing your doilies. They are beautiful and I would love to learn how to make them. Thanks for sharing your projects. You are so inspiring.

BrendaC said...

Crochet is always a winter hobby for me. I do love seeing your doilies as well as your afghans. Sylvia looks so comfy. I always enjoy my visits to your blog because it's so inspiring. Happy crocheting. You,Jack and Sylvia have a wonderful Sunday!

PlainCatholic said...

Michelle, I agree with you about crochet. So many things can be made to help others.

Still, your cross-stitch is absolutely beautiful. The names of Jesus piece crowns your work.
Her Royal Cat-ness Sylvia is looking sleek and healthy. Hugs to Jack.