I have been playing with crochet again and while I was looking for something completely different I found a box of crochet cotton that I brought back from South Africa. This box has been stored in one of my under bed boxes, and I have to admit I didn't even know it was there, let alone contain so many balls of cotton so what should I do with it???? I try to get some things together for a crochet group that I head up and someone had mentioned crochet edgings so that was the start for my cottons. I found on pinterest this and it was said to only take about 30 mins to complete a guest towel so that seemed good enough for me and off I went. I started with a No 5 crochet cotton, and a 3/8th " gap between stitches. I felt it was too thick for my towel, and it's also too close, so my second attempt was with a No 8 thread and still the 3/8" spacing and I like that much better. I will keep both as examples of what I like and what I don't....you can make up your own mind
|Much prefer the flatter look.|
I then decided to try out a pattern on a pillow case, so off to the shops to buy some brand new pillowcases.... beware they are not finished off as nicely as you and I would want, but I wanted to start there and then - so beggars can't be choosers...... I once again have used the No 5 cotton because I have a lot more of that than white No 8, so I made the spacing 1/2" and although it looks O.K. I think it is still a bit bulky....so I might just have to finish and use them for my spare bedroom and start again for my bed.
|Should have ironed it before the photo shoot :)|
I am on another mission, in fact its a secret mission so I can't really tell you anything about it but I will just give you a few glimpses of what I am up to and you can use your imagination as to what they will become...how about that?
I have also had a play at some more embroidery ...... no Angie - this is not for the Cathedral Window blocks!
|This is just the beginning|
|Should do more of this before my eyes go completely|
Some of you may know that I have a love hate relationship with EQ (Electric Quilt) but today I love it as I recreated this block.......I had seen the block before but couldn't find it in cyber world so had to get my brain in gear and draw it up .......
|YEAH!!! it works and I love it|
Last but not least I am making some blocks ........ I would love to tell you what these are going to be, but if I did I think I would have to kill you as these are top secret ..... wonder how long I will be able to keep them secret?
|More in the Hexigon world|
|Half square triangles in the making|
We are off tomorrow to visit Chester and then onto Liverpool, so hopefully next time I will have some sites to show you .....that's if the rain keeps off.