April is the longest month

Is this month over yet? I desperately need to get some fabric, thread and some other craft supplies. Only a few more days right? I can make it. Remind me to not announce to my husband that I am using what I have for THE WHOLE MONTH! If I hadn’t made that promise to him, I’d have been to JoAnn’s a week ago sifting through the fabric remnants! I have of list of things I want to make but I’m lacking a few of the “ingredients” to make them. Come Monday morn, I will be heading out to a thrift store (if I can find one) and to the craft store!!

crochet flowers

I recently came across my crochet needles and decided to have a go. My grandmother crochets and taught me when I was young. I haven’t picked up my crochet needles in several years. I thought I’d try making circles to see if I could figure it out using some mutlicolored cotton yarn that I had. Once I got a good circle going I decided to try adding petals to make a flower. It turned out okay I think. I thought maybe it would make a decent wash cloth- I dunno. I’m going to wash it and see what happens.

Of course, after I started making the flower I realized I had this old book. needlework.jpg I’ve written about it being hard to understand as far as learning to knit. It makes total sense now that I’m knitting a little (I have a little bag in the making btw). It’s an amazing book. My grandmother gave it to me over Christmas. She’s had it for years. Everything you need to know about needlework is in this book. The best thing about it is that there is a picture of EVERY kind of stitch! I haven’t been able to stop looking through it! Check out these flowers. Pretty cool I think.


knit dressAnd this dress is also in the book in the knitting section.

There is only one word for this dress…HHHHOT! It’s practically lingerie! You can just about see everything underneath!! Click on it to see it larger.

On a completely different note: I’ve joined The Silent K‘s blog a book along. The book this round is on parenting called What Do You Really Want For Your Children. I am almost done with the first chapter and will probably post about it later today. So far, I am really enjoying it!

notecard swap

Lastly, I have to again try and shamelessly promote my swap . There are some really great artsy/crafty people signed up so far so check it out! Sign up closes tomorrow. It’s going to be a great swap!!

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5 Responses to April is the longest month

  1. Sarah Scott says:

    Oh, I love this Regina! My Grandma crocheted too. I never learned, which I really regret, since it is something she loved so much. I think your colorful flower is great!!!

  2. Crochet is one of those things I can’t seem to grasp. Koodos to you!!! I desperately want to make some colorful crochet coasters, cause my margharitas, and spiked lemonades, and gin and tonics, will just drool all over the place this summer! And believe it or not, my mom has that book! I should go steal it.

  3. krista says:

    Those flowers are pretty. I tried to crochet flowers once, but I can’t seem to get crocheting at all. My hands just won’t do it. They protest screaming go get the knitting needles damnit! you are a knitter! It’s absurd.

    I am curious to read your post about the book. I get so excited when someone posts about it.

  4. bekka says:

    i have this same yarn, but haven’t made anything with it. your flower is so bright and cheery; how lovely! i wish i could crochet. my mom does and she’s making tiny flowers with the thinnest thread. i ought to give it another go. i can chain, but that’s all.

  5. Cherish says:

    I have this exact same book. I love it!!!

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