Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Flower Pics

Here are some of my pretty flower pictures I've taken from 2009. Happy Spring!!!

My Flower Pics by Crochet Attic
My Flower Pics, a photo by Crochet Attic on Flickr.

1. Orange Slice, 2. Let there be light..., 3. Peekaboo Flowers, 4. 100_2903, 5. 100_2813, 6. After the Rain, 7. Delicate Yellow Flower, 8. No Title, 9. Pansy in the morning light, 10. Purple Petunia, 11. Yellow Flower, 12. Pretty White Flowers, 13. Soft New Pink, 14. Passion Pink, 15. Pretty in Pink, 16. No Title, 17. In the Spotlight, 18. Attention!, 19. 100_3282, 20. Tulips, 21. Blooming African Violet, 22. Tiny Flower-HBW, 23. Flowers in the Sun, 24. Urban Nature, 25. Pansy

Created with fd's Flickr Toys

Halos of Hope-Caps & Shawls for Cancer Patients

I have found an organization that will accept caps and shawls for Cancer Patients. If you are interested in donating something  you can find out more information at Halos of Hope.

Below are some guidelines for their Caps:

Cap Guidelines

  • Handmade
  • New, unworn
  • Washable (preferred)
  • “Soft” means comfort to a bald head
  • Cottons are an excellent choice.
  • If the cap contains any wool, please label the cap; some people have wool sensitivity.
  • Hats made with thinner yarns and fabrics are ideal for summer.
  • Fleece, heavier yarns and fabrics are great for late fall and winter.
  • Scarves and turbans are also needed. Cotton knits are an excellent choice.
  • Sleep caps are also needed. Best when seamless or soft-seamed, and made from thinner, lightweight yarns or lightweight fabrics.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Coincidence?? No Way...

Look what I found over on WolfCrochet's blog...

a book full of Chemo Caps and Shawls. No, I don't believe in coincidences! Things like this happen for a reason.

Normally I don't post in the middle of the day, (this is my lunch hour):) and I never post twice in the same day, (or week usually) but...after I found the book I was going through my emails and had a comment left from Becky who saw one of my pictures on flickr today and she left me this comment:

"I found a picture of your work on Flickr and I decided to head over to your blog. It's amazing how the Lord will put someone in your path who is going through the same thing you are. My mother has been fighting stage 4 brain cancer for about 20 months now and just went through her 3rd brain surgery. I just wanted to tell you ENJOY the time you have with your friend now, because you will cherish those memories.

My heart pours out to you, and thank goodness that we have a craft that we can escape to when we have a rough day!"

Coincidence?? I think not...God is working overtime in my life today. 

Thank you all for your kind words and support. I hesitated mentioning Cindy in my blog because I don't want to be "Debbie Downer". Over the weekend I read the post and ALL (45 at the time-now it is up to 52 today) the comments over at yarnroundhook. Her post titled "The truth about blogging" caused a lot of us bloggers to stop and think. I am one of those that keep my blog all about the good stuff, my crochet, etc., all of the happy go lucky things happening in my life. I hesitate to blog about those days that life is just difficult sometimes. It really helped me to read her post and all of the comments that followed. 

Why shouldn't we post about the not so great things that are just part of everyday living? None of us live in a bubble where everything is wonderful all day everyday. Personally, I am so glad that I did share what was going on with my BFF Cindy because I would have missed out on the comforting words and inspiration from each of you. Anyone that doesn't want to read about the realities of life we all have can choose not to read that post on that particular day. We should all post what is in our hearts. There is no right or wrong way to write in your blog, each of us can do whatever we want with it and I for one will post what is actually happening in my life...good or bad.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Couple of Caps & a New Square

Today I am showing what I've been up to lately...

Here is my 12" square for the Food & Fiber crochet-a-long on.  This pattern is from designer Melinda Miller called Falling Star.

I have made a couple of Chemo Caps for my dear friend Cindy who has Stage 4 Brain Cancer. She wanted some bright and cheery caps and I think they match her bright and cheery personality. She was diagnosed in September 2011 and is just now taking a turn for the worse with the tumor growing so they are starting Chemo. My heart is breaking...she is my best friend and we have so much in common, crocheting, vintage finds/shopping, books, etc. Once again crocheting is getting me through. Making these caps for her keeps my hands and mind busy and cheers us both up.

The striped cap is by Drops Design
I am off to deliver her new caps to her today. I hope she likes them.

Peaceful and Happy Crocheting!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Crochet Books and a few CAL Blocks

Crochet so Fine by Kristin Omdahl
this book has been on my wishlist and I finally got it. I am going to try some of these beautiful designs this summer. Wish me luck!

This shawl is called the Butterfly Shawl...don't you just love the lacy design and the strip in the middle looks like butterflies.
Diamonds shawl...
Another book I've had for a while has everything Crochet. I recommend the Encyclopedia of Crochet by Donna Kooler for anyone that crochets. From the beginner to the pro crocheter this book has everything you need to know to design all phases of crochet.
Lap of Luxury afghan teaches the beginner about using multiple colors.
And when you are a pro...(I'm not there yet) you can make this beautiful Philosopher's Coat. This is the front...
This is the back...isn't it the most gorgeous thing you have ever seen???
And there is everything in between...scalloped edgings...
Tons of stitches I've never heard of but am dying to try...
This is my March 12" 2012 Crochet a Block a Month Crochet a long on Ravelry. I had to take a picture at this point because I thought it would make such  pretty potholder...
And here it is all done. Don't you think it's perfect for St. Patrick's Day??
and the close up of my square...
This is the 6" square for this month's CBAM CAL.
Well, that's it for today. Thank you for all of you kind comments. I do appreciate them.You all have a great weekend and Happy St. Patrick's Day and
Happy Crocheting!!

These Peas Taste Funny

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pinterest Inspiration

Some of my Pins from my "Crochet I Love" board. These colors are so inspiring! Enjoy...


I wish I was this talented...

Wow! This is my fave of all...

Free pattern for this bag...

Source: ravelry.com via Eileen on Pinterest

Happy Crocheting!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Summer Shawl Finished and New Baby Popcorn Started

Tah Dah! I finished my Summer Shawl...this worked up so fast and is so pretty...

Here is a close up shot of the stitch...

Moving on to crochet for my first grand baby that is on its way... This is Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn and it is a dream to work with. I am using an F crochet hook and the yarn is so fine and delicate. It is Sport Weight in Pastel Yellow. We still don't know if its a boy or girl and I just can't wait that long to start crocheting for him/her.

Here is a close up of the popcorn stitch...it is very easy and works up fast.
More projects coming soon...

Thank you all for your kind comments on all of my projects. I do appreciate them so much. They keep me motivated to continue crocheting, taking pics and blogging. Hugs to you all!! 

Happy Crocheting!