Saturday, April 27, 2013

Blue Irish Rose Pot Holder

Hello Sweet Friends!
I know
I know...
You have seen my pot holders
I have just this one more to show you.
As I said before ~
I have been stuck on the darn things!
The blue and green combination is so pretty
fresh looking
that I couldn't resist showing it off.
What do you think?
They are all made with a double thickness
but as I stressed on my
{where they are all waiting sweetly for a new home}
they are intended for
Decorative Purposes Only.
You'd get the snot burned out of you if you tried to handle something hot with one!
They just need to be hung up and admired.
They do look
~Oh So Sweet~
in the kitchen.
Happy Weekend My Dears!
P.S. I have become "unstuck" and will have something new to show you in a couple of days.
I must admit though
are still involved.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Irish Roses

I just love Irish Crochet.
The roses
are so pretty.
red rose
is always so stunning
on a white background.
I have been playing around with different
flowers for the
Vintage Potholders.
{Yes ~ I am stuck on the darn things at the moment.}
 I decided things don't always have to be
So I crocheted a
for this one.
And while we're onto lovely
Here's the cake I served for last night's
Knit Night.
Chocolate Cabernet Cake
made by my sister
The girls loved it!
{I am allergic to chocolate so I didn't have any.}
And now it's back to my crochet hook.
Can you guess what color this potholder will be?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Vintage Crochet

I have always loved
All of the old doilies and potholders
crocheted from an array of
beautiful colored cotton threads.
So when I find a pattern for these
lovely, lacy items
I am
{you guessed it...}
This week I have been working on
a few of these delights.
I am in love with this charming potholder.
And you know me ~
if it has a
on it
On Monday night my friend Mary Anne brought
some vintage pattern books along with her for
Knit Night.
Well, don't you know we all went crazy
snatching, grabbing & making copies!
One of the books had this pattern for
Tea Time Coasters.
It's from 1890.
They look like large snowflakes.
I plan to make more of the rose colored ones
so that when everyone is here on Monday evenings
there will be one underneath all of the tea cups on the table.

My cousin Kathy showed up with a sweet gift for me.
She found these gorgeous hand crocheted
at Goodwill for $1.00
and knew I would love them :)
They have been glued to rose stems from
silk roses.
How clever!
I will be trying this.

that's been the theme of my
creative week.
And now it's
Tea Time.
Anyone care to join me?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Frosting On My Cake

Oh My Goodness ~
I've been in a
I cannot believe it has been so long since my last post.
Since Easter I have been on the fast track.
So today I have a real hodge podge of
things to tell
things to show.
Just after Easter my sweet little granddaughter
turned 6 years old.
This is a picture of the cake Grammy made for her party.
She wanted it piled high with lots of
frosting :)))
My sister had a Girl's Luncheon on Gabby's birthday to celebrate.
This is Gabby and Me in Bridget's lovely home.
After lunch I joined Chelsea & Gabby for a
Big Birthday Event ~
Gabby got her ears pierced.
She did fabulous!
On the same day I recieved this in the mail.
I was tickled
In the midst of all else I have been nursing along 2 of my babies.
Jose' {my little chihuahua} has a torn ACL
Sophie {my old girl dachshund} has a urinary tract infection
plus they are checking her for diabetes.
I should find out about that today sometime.
Those of you who are doggie lovers
please say a prayer for my babies.
As usual
through it all
my hands have kept busy
{in order for me to survive!}
with yarn.
I have been stocking my
with some covered baby hangers.
I found this beautiful basket
at the local thrift shop for next to nothing last week.
I have also been crocheting these darling potholders.
This red and white one looks so pretty
hanging with my aprons.
Here's another one I need to finish...
{you know how that goes!}
But first I am going to finish knitting this little
 Baby Hat
Can you see the sweet
Winnie the Pooh
stitch marker?
I have always LOVED Pooh!
That's all the
Frosting On My Cake
these days.
What's happening in your little corner of the world?