Status of Must Have Blouse
Completed - front, back, sleeves
worked in ends, sewed shoulder seams
To do - set in sleeves, sew side seams
1 row edging on sleeves, neckline and bottom edge
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Completed - front, back, sleeves
I've just purchased two more hooks on eBay. The first is a very basic hook, but it is made of teak. I just love dark hardwoods! The second is another Sonshapes hook. It is a hardwood laminate that is a pretty green, then has a green flower bead, and a pink lampworks bead. It has some silver trim. Beautiful!
Last night I relaxed by making 2 dishclothes in Tunisian. I used a variegated cotton yarn that is light orange, yellow and green. It looks like rainbow sherbet, very cool and summery. The first I did in Tunisian doubles, it is very loose, softer than most of the dishclothes I've made or received. The second I made in Tunisian Simmple Stitch (TSS aka Basic Afghan Stitch BAS). For this I added two yellows that I had, one bright, one pale. The patterning was almost random, with all 3 balls of yarn joined, just pick up a strand when you come to it. It made the variegated pattern much "softer". Will get one of these in the mail tomorrow for the cp exchange.
Take a few minutes to read Dee's blog entry about Melody MacDuffee's Overlay crochet class. "Crochet with Dee"
Thanks to Mr. Aaron for the above theatre quote.
I told you June was costuming for the recital, not crochet time! Tuesday & Wednesday evening I worked at the dance studio, and also started sewing sunbonnets for costumes. Thursday evening & this morning I finished the bonnets (7 total). Went to drop them off at dress rehearsal & was asked to stay and run curtains. So all day I pulled the ropes to open & close curtains between dances. I have blisters and bandaids on both hands. Don't think I could crochet today, even if I could keep my eyes open to do any.
I just discovered a site that has a lot of great purses, beaded bags, totes, etc. Since I made the blue heather purse in March, I have been interested in crocheted bags. I'm working on a multi-colored thread bag for summer, and have plans for a dressy winter bag.
Spent Saturday working at the dance studio - picture day. Then helped oldest with putting boning in her corset.
June is recital month, that means sewing not crocheting. Tuesday I hand sewed boas onto pre-school ballet tutus, Wednesday I hemmed costumes, Thursday and Friday I helped my oldest daughter sewing a costume for the Renn Faire.
While many people on my groups are bemoaning the lack of crochet books in their LYS & craft stores, I found an abundance when I looked today.
I'm having great fun with this sampler shawl, I've worked in a lot of different stitches and stitch combinations. I can't use all the great stitches because of the different pattern multiples. I am working with 60 stitches, which gives me a greater possibility than a lot of other starting chains. 60 is a multiple of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15,...
Well, it's that time of year... dance recital is the end of June, so I spend the month sewing costumes.
I've gotten some goodies in the mail recently and didn't rave about them! What's that all about? I bought a new wooden hook on eBay. It is a very light wood and on top there's a blue bead with a pink rose. It's as pretty as the others I've bought.
Today I started on a new shawl for the shawl ministry at church. It is a Tunisian Sampler that I am designing as I go. The shawl is being done in a gorgeous Homespun that is shaded purple and white. I got this yarn online for $2.99 a skein! Let's see if I can remember, or locate some info. on where I got this great deal. I also ordered some beatiful green Homespun at the same time. Future shawl,...I also recently bought some bright yellow Homespun. It looked so summery, I just couldn't pass it up. I need a break from the off-white, browns, oranges, navy blues, and other fall & winter colors.
I just spent an hour or so adding some pictures to my Photo file on the Tunisian Crochet Group at Yahoo. It was a new "computer learning experience". I had to locate the pictures on Picasa2, export them to My Pictures on my hard drive, then at my Photos folder on Tunisian Crochet I had to click add photo, and locate that particular picture on the hard drive, then upload.
Today's mail included a Lion Brand newsletter with an interesting article about the Business Council for Peace. Business women from Afghanistan spent three weeks in the US learning how to improve their business practices. This is a great article, read it soon, as a news article it may be not available on line for long.
While traveling to the post office today, I started thinking about crocheting.
My daughter brought in the mail a few days ago, and told me I had a new crochet magazine. Since Crochet! had just arrived, I figured it was Annie's, but it was the summer issue of Crochet Fantasy. Wait, I didn't subscribe to this, maybe it's a free sample,hmmm. Wait, they were talking about it on CPlist, so I decided to check it out on the website, and signed up for a subscription.
Truthfully, I've been very busy with all kinds of non-crochet things, so most of my crochet stuff is relegated to thinking about crochet and crochet projects.
I bought another wooden hook on eBay. It is a Blackbird hook, canary wood with a lampworks bead. Hope to have pictures up soon.
I've sorted yarn into 6 more large tubs, and labeled the front of each. They are smack in the middle of the living room, until we can clean up some space in the basement. A footlock and 4 tubs have already made their way down. But, wouldn't you know, while sorting yarn I found things that go into at least 3 of the tubs that are already downstairs. So, now I have to take a large bag down, and finish sorting.