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.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy First Day of Spring Color Play

Playing with the Stylecraft Special DK roses...

There's nothing like crocheted roses with:
An Os rosemaled plate,
or an Os rosemaled box,

some fruit,

or my favorite loose leaf tea,

 or our little "Charlie Brown" tree,

 or the French canister,

or "The Little Prince",

or a fun cookbook,

or a couple of folksy birds,

 or how about this Norwegian guy?

Oh, what fun it is to play with a little color on the first day of Spring!!!

What was your first day of Spring like?

(Crocheted Rose pattern can be purchased here, of course. )

A Happy Spring to you all!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Flower Tags for Yarn Roses

I finished making a rose of every Stylecraft Special DK yarn...

and look what I sewed to the back of each one:

Cardstock Flower Tags!
Can you even stand it?

Looks a little like a big button huh?

Now, if I'm wondering what color these are...
I simply flip them over.

These make for gobs of fun combo color time...
and you know that's what's coming next!

(Rose made in-the-round pattern can be purchased here.)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Granny Rose Shirt Made with Love by Fien

Oh my, oh my,
look at this beauty!
One of my readers sent me this photo of a beautiful shirt
she made with the Granny Rose pattern.
I am always so thrilled to see how creative and smart people are!
It warms my heart when they have made such a fun use of my pattern.

At one time, I thought it would be fun to someday crochet a skirt incorporating the 
granny rose squares along the bottom, but goodness gracious this shirt "tops" all the ideas!

 Nice job, Fien!

(If you'd like to try your hand at something like this, you can start by making
the granny rose squares. Please click here to purchase the Granny Rose pattern for the squares.)

Isn't it incredible?

Thank you Fien for sharing your talent and this photo with us!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Stylecraft Special DK Color Combos 5 of 5

This week I have been posting some favorite
Stylecraft Special DK yarn color combos....

These will only scratch the surface of the possibilities,
but too many may bore you. ;-)

It's day five and I'm ending this with a color combo to go with one of my favorite accessories.
I'm excited about this one!

Here's 5 of 5:
Ah ha! Colors to go with my Converse!
Hmmmm.... this does not seem very creative.
I may have come up with something monochromatic and boring?
(I do love this color though!)

I need your help...
What colors do you think could be added to this?
I would love your suggestions!

I'm working on Phase II of the labeling of the roses.
Please stay tuned!

You can purchase this "Rose Made in Round" pattern
at my Etsy shop by clicking here.

As always,

Happy Crocheting!