Monday, April 10, 2017

Pink and Red Granny Rose Afghan of Love

Roses for a Mother..


This breathtaking afghan was made by Diane in Arizona for her mother's birthday.
A year and a half in the making!

Check out the beautiful lattice trim and the gorgeous shades of pink and red.
Diane used 10 skeins of yarn including seven different shades of red.
108 squares!

Warms my heart and makes me smile.

Thank you Diane, for sharing your beautiful afghan and your incredible talent.

If you would like to make an afghan similar to this please click here to purchase the two-toned roses Granny Rose pattern or the Granny Rose pillow pattern in one tone per rose here.

Crocheters never cease to amaze me with their talent and love!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Woodland Creatures - Hats

Experimenting with a new pattern:

This was going to be a bunny, but now I can see it's better suited as a fox!

It needs:
Smaller Ears
Different flowers

 I'd like to make the following hats:
Bunny
Sheep
Deer
Fox

More to come!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Journal or Crochet?

Trying to decide which to do....
Journal or Crochet?
Not enough hours in the day!

Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK in:
Fondant
Busy Lizzie (I like this name)
Shell Pink
Hot Pink
White
Soft Lime
Leaf

Decisions, decisions!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Norwegian Landscape Afghan

Finished an afghan to coordinate with...

...this beautiful print by Elizabeth Langreiter.
 It's called Little Red Norwegian Houses and I love it!
(Purchased from www.fineartamerica.com and framed by JoAnns)

Pulled out my Stylecraft Special DK yarn colors to match,
which included:
Aster
Robins Egg
Cloud Blue
Storm Blue
Cypress
Sage
Green
Kelly Green
Spice
Fondant
Lipstick
Claret
Turquoise
Sherbet
And lots of white
(the photo includes black but I left that out)
The border was crochet in:
Cloud Blue

Pattern is called "Boho Chic Blanket"
and can be found at Crochet Between Worlds
and by clicking here.

Then crocheted and crocheted and crocheted for a very long time!
(Including many driving hours back and forth to and from Stjernedal.)

 Must be photographed with Norwegian window geraniums. :-)

Must also be photographed with its new friends.

Too much light - but the best photo I had from when it was still a WIP.

 Not a WIP anymore:

Have a happy colorful day!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Greetings from the Winter Wonderland

From one Winter Wonderland:


to another...

Love, peace, joy and warmth to all of you!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Playing with Paint Colors in Blue/Green

A hint of things to come in Stjerndal...

This is the NVO.
It appears as though he is perplexed
with four shades of blue/green in this room:

Doors: Benjamin Moore  - Blue Lake
Door Wall: Benjamin Moore - Colorado Gray
Side Wall: Benjamin Moore - Spring Mint
Floor: Ralph Lauren - Gustavian Blue
Click here for link to Ralph Lauren UK site.


BEFORE:

AFTER:
More perplexment to come...


Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter has come to Stjernedal

It's been a frantic albeit fun four months of working on the inside of Stjernedal.
More before and after photos to come.
Come spring we'll work (play) on the outside.
 In the mean time here's a peek at
 how the outside looks during picturesque winter in Stjernedal.

No smoke from the chimney yet...

 The wood burning stove has been removed as it was too large for the space
 and the pipe went through an upstairs bedroom
and blocked part of the doorway:

Triple Wall Pipe...now gone:

Stove out:
 Rock out:
(Rocks have been retained for a future dry creek out front.)
 
The NVO is the best - this was not an easy task!

 Concrete out:

The stove, rock, and concrete is out,
replaced with paint, white-washed pine tongue and grove and a holiday tree. :-)



Next winter, we hope to install a stove in a different location in the living room
to add to that "koselig" feeling.
Until then...the cove heaters will keep us warm this winter.

Happy Winter Everybody!