Friday, August 16, 2013

Roses and Rosemaling

The NVO and I collaborated on a birthday gift for offspring #5 aka "Precious".
The NVO finished this beautiful rosemaled box from this post
and as you can already guess...

I crocheted coordinating dishcloths:
These were made with the Granny Rose pattern from my Etsy shop here.
With rows of sc and dc around the edges (three in each corner).
The ruffly version has a row of bobbles and a *picot stitch around the edge.
*picot stitch tutorial is included in the pattern, as well.
Made with Tilda yarn from my My Rose Valley Yarn Shop and an "E" hook.
Precious is "with-child"(their first child and our seventh grandchild) due in November.
And just you wait to see what crocheted goodies I have in store for this little one in spite of the unknown gender...posts to come. I am so excited to share it with you. 
No roses are included, though, due to the unknown gender, 
but after perhaps???

Two years ago, when Precious turned 30, she received another crocheted from this post:
30 daisy squares pillow for each of her 30 years. ;-)
Happy Birthday Precious!


  1. Soo beautiful...happy birthday to precious. She is so lucky!

  2. What a lucky Precious she is - and how exciting to be looking for your seventh grandchild! Definitely a time for some yarn frenzy! I love the idea of a crochet square for each year - Big Sis will be turning twenty next year so a four by five cushion could be just the ticket. Have a lovely weekend x Jane

  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter Astri, beautiful gifts I'm know she will love them and how lovely to be expecting her first child and your seventh grandchild!! you lucky thing, I can't wait to see what you have made for this little baby. :)

  4. How sweet a new little one on the way, so much to celebrate.
    Happy Birthday to your daughter.

  5. Happy Birthday to your daughter - and congratulations on the new baby! The painted box and dishcloths are a perfect gift together. :)

  6. Happy Birthday and Congratulations both, to your daughter! The crochet is lovely. I am ooohing and ahhing over here. Can't wait to make roses! But first I must finish my Maybelle Flower blanket.
    xo Kris

  7. Thank you all for the sweet comments and thank you for congratulating Precious!


  9. Everything you make is beautiful and so colorful!

  10. both projects are so pretty! a talented family :-)

  11. Love that hand painted box. I have this thing for hand painted wood right now. I recently found a beautiful cabinet with hand painted flowers on the front, Swiss German style. It is folksy just like this. And then of course we had the Sweden trip with all kurbits paintings in sight. Wow! Adorably cute pot holders you have made. I really need to make some. Inspired by yours.


  12. Tu crochètes des lavettes toutes plus belles les unes que les autres. C'est désolant de s'en servir, elles sont vraiment trop ravissantes pour s'en servir :)