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Friday, April 24, 2015

Crochet Edge Pillowcases

It's such a gorgeous beautiful day here.  Cool, overcast and breezy!

I took advantage of this beautiful morning to organized and cleaned out a box full of accumulated Christmas and assorted gift bags (by occasion) out in the garage. I'm so glad I have been keeping up being organized in the garage cupboards/closets.  It's a great feeling now to go there and find exactly what I need.
Another belated project finally finished.
I added 2 different crochet edgings to this set of pillowcases. Last summer I learned to sew pillowcases.  This set of pillowcases will be flying back with me to Minnesota, and will be used for our bed.
I used this pattern for the top pillowcase crochet edge from a vintage crochet magazine I found at an estate sale.  I collect old crochet magazines...I just never know when I will need a pattern
For the bottom pillowcase crochet edge, I simply came up with the idea myself.  I now wished I had used the pattern from the magazine.
My decorated Easter egg gift from Jacob, my 4 year old nephew!  He did it all by himself!
Thank you!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crochet Sunflower Coasters

So glad to be back!
I didn't take a break because I wanted to, but because for the last 2 months our lives were interrupted by life's hiccups.  We have been in this home for 7 years now, and it seemed like anything that could go wrong did...one after another$$$  So very thankful they were things that could be fixed, replaced or tossed away.
After all of the chaos, I had a chance to sit down, relax, put my feet up, and enjoy iced cold Arnold Palmers.  But alas, it has been hot here and my glass would sweat and get water all over the coffee table! So out came the yarn and hook and made a quick set of 6 sunflower coasters.  Perfect for spring and summer.
 Our first red amaryllis of this season, and...
pink amaryllis.
So very lovely!