Saturday, January 30, 2010

There's ALWAYS Time to Dream





This week we laid a Pergo floor in what WAS our youngest daughters' room, but now has become our son's room.  In the process of laying the wood in the girls' room we realized that the only way we would be able to fit two girls in THAT room would be if they lived like nuns with VERY sparse furnishings and VERY few material possessions.  Our son's room was much better suited for two people, so we decided to swap rooms.  

And that is when I realized that I must be a COMPLETE pushover...  Nothing could drive that point home better than pulling EVERY LAST THING out of the deepest, darkest corners of their closets and into the light of day.  Shame, shame, SHAME on me... but I WILL be very popular at the Salvation Army...

Because of all my soul searching and wood laying this week, not to MENTION a trip to the doctor for a child with a double ear infection, there has be very little time for tatting or sewing... but I HAVE had time to dream... and these crochet blocks have played a starring role in my daydreams.  

A few months ago Fox was gifted these blocks along with some tatting, shuttles and books.  Many of the books featured crochet instead of tatting.  One in particular caught my eye because it was a book of edgings - I love edgings.  Fox knew that I wanted to learn to crochet, so she VERY KINDLY offered me some of the books and some of the crochet blocks.  I haven't tried my hand at crochet yet, but I have enjoyed looking through the books and hope to share a pattern from one of them someday. But right now I am SO excited about the blocks and have an idea in my head which is taking shape and includes these fabrics from my stash...



and some embroidery floss...



Thank you again, Fox!  I'm looking forward to putting these little beauties to use!

In tatting news... there's a poor tatted rooster named Little Mojo in desperate need of a tatted leg and picot claws... Don't worry Mojo - I'm coming!!! 

5 comments:

Martha said...

Ann, that crocheted motif looks adorable with it's embroidered details -- I've never seen that done before and I really like it. I'm excited to see what you have planned for the crocheted blocks and that cute fabric. You always come up with the most interesting ideas.

Jane Eborall said...

I DO like the outlining on the crochet doily. Really shows it up. Gave me a few ideas!!!!

Cindy (Happy Bluebird) said...

That Fox is so wonderful to help, isn't she? How nice of her to help get you started.

Did you add the color to the crochet by stitching with embroidery floss? Very pretty - I haven't done that before. I love to crochet - can't wait to see what you are making :)

So many things to do, so little time - unfortunately, I can relate!

Fox said...

Ohhhh, Ann! I am thrilled at what you are up to with Mary's grandmother's squares!

I see we are in for a visual feast when you will finally reveal what you are up to.

The fabrics are so pretty.

You go, girl!
Fox ♥ : ))

Beelizabeth said...

I've crocheted since I was 3 years old but I've never seen embroidered outlining on crocheted motifs before. I have 3 little granddaughters, the oldest is just 6, but the 2 older ones already have learned to appreciate grandma's crocheted doilies. Wouldn't these look wonderful in their bedroom? They'd feel like little princesses.