Thursday, April 28, 2011

what I've been doing in my "spare" time

I am working on a post to update all that has been going on with Mama the last month, but for right now I'll just say that she is doing great and I am thankful for all the prayers lifted up for her and the rest of our family. 

I don't have a lot of time to post today, but I've been inspired by my friend Donna to share some of the crochet projects I have been working on lately.  I hadn't crocheted in a while until Mama was in the hospital and I was spending lots of time just hanging around waiting and I needed something to do with my hands.  The result was actually only a couple of dish rags done in the hospital, but it re-ignited my desire to do something new.  So, with that said I have tried a couple of new dish rag patterns and yesterday I tried my hand at using thread for the first time and made a small doily.  Let me just say that I really liked the thread and how quickly this pattern came together ... lots of fun!  Now I am going to try to make a bun cover for LB's dance recital coming up in a few weeks.  I have found a pattern that I like the looks of, and I am going to try and get the materials this afternoon.

Before I head out to a birthday party and to take JW to pharisee practice (for a musical with our homeschool group), both of which begin at the same time in different cities (oh joy!), followed by a flying trip back home to get D dressed for his t-ball game, I am going to post a few pictures of my projects ...

the doily

dish rags ... these I am sending to Mama's best friend

this is a dish rag as well ... it doesn't look like the pattern exactly,
but I couldn't figure out the last part of the pattern.  I am going to have to
consult a more experienced pattern reader to help me.

this is a small heart pillow ... the picture didn't turn out too well, but you get the idea.
it is supposed to be a sachet, but I didn't have any thing scented to add.  I still think it is cute.

1 comment:

KTElltt said...

Jennifer, they're beautiful! Hope y'all are well. We're out of school in two and a half weeks and I want to PLAY!