- I'm a lover of vintage times and simple elegance of another era. I'm waiting a while for my special little farmhouse. While I'm waiting, I'm making good use of my time creating lovlies with my crochet hook n thread or yarn, and baking and cooking from scratch for my family.
The Guardian Angel
Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like that...one
stitch at a time taken patiently.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The right tools for the right job...
Well, what's up with me...?
I got all excited about the doily ghan..and preceded to make it as you saw in the post about it..making it in thread #3, and while it is turning out to be a lovely doily, it is not the ghan size I wanted. I couldn't figure out how to use a size "I" hook with thread..DUH! Luckily, my friend Mary over at Here's Home, enlightened me that she used yarn and that is why hers is more the size I wanted...DUH! So, I didn't have the colors I wanted and a trip to Micheals had to be made...darn it anyhow! hee hee. So, now I have the proper hook and yarn to do the job for the desired effect. I wanted blue and of course in the stash, none to be found..I had a seafoamy color which I liked, but not enough of it...
What I came home with, the blue and the green, I had the pink/cream. I will finish the one I started with the # 3 thread in the blue...it will make a very lovely larger doily...how much more I don't know..but it will pretty anyhoo....