Saturday, July 31, 2010
I remember GS's from the 1960's when everyone seemed to have one on the back of the couch in the den or family room.
The traditional dark colors didn't call to me.
Flash forward to today with all the fun colors in yarns, and now I want to play.
So far, my most favorite Granny Square pattern comes from Sarah London.
Sarah's coordinating white with the brights looks so clean and happy.
(*Make sure to check out her site. She has so many wonderful crochet ideas!)
I will be making one of these.
Not sure when, but it's a gotta have.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Very wonderful group of ladies.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Something that wouldn't cost too much $$, and yet be somewhat original in ideas.
Look at these wonderful little earthy stones!
Love them. Very organic looking.
Original idea by Margaret Oomen, with a free tutorial provided by Purl Bee.
They call them Little Urchin Crochet Covered Sea Stones.
Takes me back to my childhood of being raised near the ocean, and looking for shells along the beach.
*The Purl Bee is out of New York. They are one of my favorite sites for creative new ideas. You can find them on my sidebar.
Do you think Mr. Cactus will see me as odd for crocheting rocks and placing them around the house?
Sunday, July 25, 2010
It's been a lot of fun being with their family.
On Friday night we went to Tuacahn Amphitheatre and saw the musical Tarzan.
Tuacahn is only about a 10 minute drive from our house, and we feel very fortunate to have such wonderful theatre near our home.
Excellent production, and one that I would recommend attending if you have the chance.
Tuacahn is a 2,000 seat outdoor theatre that sits below 1,500 ft. red sandstone cliffs,and is often referred to as Broadway In The Desert.
Very hunky James Royce Edwards played the roll of Tarzan
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Between working on projects the ladies took time for shopping, swimming at the pool, and going to Tuacahn for a play.
Retreats are the best.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I wrote about the beginnings on post 6/19/10.
Lucy of Attic 24 was my inspiration, and offered a free tutorial. Her afghan is bed sized, and she just wrote today of her finish, too.
Finished size 42" X 35"
For my first real crochet project since high school (and we won't mention how long ago THAT was!), I really enjoyed making this baby afghan.
So relaxing just to sit in a chair and visit or watch TV while I worked.
Stephanie left a comment and called these
Candy Store Colors.
I agree! These are much brighter than I usually work with, but I fell in love with all the wonderful colors of yarn now on the market.
Anna shared that Amy Butler has designed her own Belle Organic yarns for Rowan. I love her fabrics and patterns so I know I will love her yarn. I must run over and check out her projects, too.
I'm already perusing blog sites looking for my next project to crochet, and have gathered quite a few ideas. I'll be sharing some pictures of my finds with you soon.