Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sheila's Granny Rose Afghan

Take a look at this beauty:

Sweet Sheila made this incredible Granny Rose Afghan and sent me this photo.
340 Squares!
What an incredible labor of love!!!
I love this beautiful rendition.

Pattern can be found here.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Autumn Granny Rose Pillow V - The Reveal

Granny Rose Pillow pattern can be found here.

 The Other side:
Redheart pattern for this side can be found here.

This IKEA pillow for $1.99 is on the inside.
I love these pillows,
they make such a fun, frugal and fast gift.
(Gotta' love the three F's".)

Yarn is:
Stylecraft Special DK in:
Saffron, Copper, Gold
Khaki, Meadow
Parchment, Mocha

Hook is:
"F" or 3.75 mm

Pattern is:
Granny Rose and can be found here.

Once again colors are washed out due to my lack of photography skills...
but trust me they are rich and vibrant!

Happy Autumn Granny Rose Pillow!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Autumn Granny Rose Pillow IV - The Other Side

Free pattern by Redheart found here.

Both pillow sides edged with Mocha:
Then sc join in Mocha, as well:

Tomorrow...the reveal of the finished pillow!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Autumn Granny Rose Pillow III

The front side of the Autumn Granny Rose pillow is complete:
(The richness of these colors did not really translate in photography...oh well, nevertheless here it is.)

 Joined with sc in Khaki,

 and dc all the way around in Mocha:

Yarn is:
Stylecraft Special DK

Hook is:
"F" or 3.75 mm

Pattern is:
Granny Rose and can be found here.

Tomorrow...for something different...the other side!
It's funky and it's groovy!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Autumn Granny Rose Pillow II


 Roses have become squares with the addition of Stylecraft Special DK in:
Khacki and Meadow.

Then a hdc row in Parchment and Mocha:
Pattern found here.

Stay tuned for additional updates this weekend I hope!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Autumn Granny Rose Pillow I

My friend "D" has a birthday next month.
Once she told me how to figure out the colors she loved,
she said "Think Fall".

This is the beginning of a pillow for her birthday:
 This "Spring" colors gal has been thinking of these "Autumn" colors:

Stylecraft yarn in Saffron, Gold, and Copper.
With an "F" hook 3.75 mm.

The pillow will be 3 x 3 for a square.
(three of each color)
It will fit perfect over the little IKEA pillow I like so much.
I'll crochet something funky and different for the back.

Fall is coming...
 ...and so are more roses inspired by the Autumn colors:
The rose is crocheted in-the-round and the pattern can be found here.

(The row with four petals has an extra treble stitch added 
before and after the chain, that is at the top of each petal.)
The entire pillow pattern can be found here.

Stay tuned for project updates.

Happy forthcoming colors of the Season!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Hollyhocks, Zinnia, Hibiscus and Bluebonnets

Summer 2015 was not the best year we've had in the garden;
however, it was a year of garden firsts for us:

Our first zinnia with little yellow stars in the middle...

Our first Texas bluebonnets...
(From seeds purchased in Fredricksburg, TX - this is the real deal baby!)

 ...and hibiscus...
(not purchased in Hawaii - this one came from Home Depot. ;-) )
Might still be the real deal though.

and one I've wanted for decades...
aaaaaa...our first hollyhocks!!!
Makes me so happy!

Wishing you a happy garden as well!