Monday, July 4, 2016

Granny Rose Projects-Inspired!


Boy, time keeps on slipping into the future!
I'd like to write more blog posts, but it does not seem to be happening lately.

I would; however, like to post a couple of amazing projects done by two lovely ladies:

This is Cindy finishing up her
"Red Ruby Granny Rose" afghan.
So vibrant and pretty they are!
Pattern can be purchased here.

And this is Carolyn's latest project,
it's called a Twiddle Muff!
The rose crocheted in the-the-round pattern can be purchased here.

Thank you so much ladies for being willing to share these with  us.
I feel honored that you sent these to me.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Kitchenaid Mixer Makeover

My 1996 Kitchenaid Mixer received a
makeover this weekend.
And you know how I love roses!

But after the NVO detail cleaned 20 years of batter and dough gunk from all
its nooks and crannies.



Fun, huh?

Decals purchased at 
Hens in Daisies Etsy Shop.
Click here for the link.
You'll also find many other fabulous options,
this one is called "Rose Chintz".

Happy Mixing!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

7 Dishcloths for 7 Gals

Seven girlfriends are graduating with their Masters Degrees from
Tulane University this weekend.
 So, of course they need dishcloths in the school colors. 
Each one is different,
just like the gals!

Congratulations Gals!

Mitered dishcloth pattern 
is from my Etsy shop and can be found by clicking here.

These were made with 100% cotton worsted weight yarn:
Sugar 'n Cream
Plymouth Fantasy Naturale
and an "I" hook.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Norway Knitted "La Vie En Rose" Afghan

While my mother, who lives in Norway, was visiting earlier this year she saw the
"La Vie En Rose" afghan and so very much wanted to make one.
However, there was a problem, she is a knitter not a crocheter.
(Yes, can you believe it's true?)

So she took the chart from the pattern and the Stylecraft Special DK yarn that I had leftover from 
the crocheted project and began making little knit squares:
 And this is the result.
Pretty, huh?
I love it and can't wait to see what the finished afghan will be like.
She intends on sewing the squares together.

Mor is diligently working on the knit squares, back in Norway, and I hope to receive
photos of the finished afghan one day.

This is what the crocheted squares look like:

The following photos show how the crocheted version looks upon completion:

Outside on the fence:

On the sofa:

On the rocking chair:

On the chair and a half:

On a queen size bed:

On a full size bed:

Draped over the corner of the sofa:

 On the lawn:

Again, on the sofa:

Again on the rocking chair:

And on another fence:

The pattern for the crochet version of the
"La Vie En Rose" afghan
is available for purchase
by clicking here

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

More of My Homies Granny Rose Afghans!

Wow, it's a banner week when I receive two emails from two lovely ladies with
photos of their granny rose afghans!

I'd like to share them with you...

First this one was made by Carolyn - it's her third one!
Check out the lighter shade of the rose color used for the granny row.
So pretty!

Here's a shot of the entire afghan.

 Now check out the soft warm coral and peach colors of this beauty:
Cynthia has marvelously constructed and generously shared this with me to share with you.
I love the soft green "leaf" row.

Thank you ladies!

Pattern for a "two toned rose" afghan can be purchased here.

Pattern for a "one toned rose" pillow or afghan can be purchased here.

As always...
I hope you are enjoying the therapeutic effects of crochet!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Rainy Day Chair-and-a-half Part IV

Finally working on that
 Rainy Day Chair-and-a-half
This entire chair will be recovered with these granny squares!
The back cushion is finished now the cover for the seat is underway.

The joining has started too!

See the story behind this FREE chair from this post.
Then progress from this post,
and with a finished back cushion from this post

The pattern is from 
Attic 24's Summer Garden Granny Square
found here.
(I wonder how many summers its going to take to finish???)

Happy Crocheting!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Granny Rose for Granny Baby

It never ceases to amaze and warm me when 
a fellow crocheter creates a work of art
and shares it with me to share with you.
This afghan was created by a patron of my Granny Rose pattern for
a granddaughter whose arrival is any day now.
Something very special for a lucky little one to cherish for years to come.

And come to find out, whilst I thought I was communicating with someone
overseas, this wonderful lady resides within the same valley where I live.
Additionally, her spouse worked with the NVO until 2014!

It's almost as if we were connected with an invisible strand of yarn.
I wonder if there times we were crocheting roses at the same time. 
I like to think so.

Thank you "S" for sharing this delightful gift,


Welcome Little One!

Granny Rose afghan pattern can be purchased here.