What Are Ya Huntin’?

So Goes Our Lives

I read the above clipping from grandma and it pretty much sums up what I’m aiming for in preparing my booth each year. I’m trying to present what folks are hunting for in either a gift, something they need, or just an item they haven’t seen before and maybe they just don’t want to go home empty-handed. Girls gotta shop right?! It would be sacrilegious to leave without Something. In case you’ve been sleeping, Christmas is on the way.

So do you wanna see what I was presenting this year? OH! I must mention after last week’s post on Inez’s Clippings– That vendor did not appear this year. And we were allowed to spread out our tables just a tad bit when the vendor beside us didn’t show up. Good times.

Before I give you the pictorial, a thank you needs to go out to Cole Camp for always delivering a superb Christbaumfest. A wonderful tradition that brings together the spirit of the season.

Huntin’ Trip

And last but not least, I have to thank my dear mother-in-law for buying my mini quilt and stand. And then leaving a lovely post on Facebook for all her acquaintances to read.

New home for the mini quilt. Now I know what to give her for Christmas, Birthday, Mother’s Day 🙂

I have such a supportive (enabling lol) family and they even turn out to help us load our stuff at the end of the day (Barbi & Scott, Leslie & Tracy God Bless You!) Mother, Kirsten and I really appreciate each and every one that made our day a little brighter. Grandma Must be smiling down!!

Crochet Notes

It’s been awhile since I posted a crochet post. However, I’ve not been neglecting my creative duties. I finished the 2018 A to Z Challenge with a quilt top,  began the Season of Yardwork and Gardening, did plenty of mending, got contacted to do some custom items, and finished the following little number for my Etsy shop. There’s never a dull moment at my house.

Just going to make one more of these in Pink and white before I dive into some other projects.

 What’s next? With the heat of summer, I will most likely stick with small projects that won’t raise my temperature in Missouri’s humid months. Here are some Pinterest ideas I find enticing.

I highly encourage these motif centered ideas for my crochet friends along with a tall glass of lemonade while sitting on  your porch. Don’t forget the fan!

 

 

 

Tiny Stitches/WPC

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This crochet needle is for thread work. Tiny stitches make for pretty lace.

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For the Weekly Photo Challenge, I decided to go with the current project. It was finished Sunday evening on a special request order. It’s for an 18-month old little girl who I feel would also fit in the tiny category. I’m happy to say the customer was very pleased!

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Think I’ll make another!

Define Ruana/ Sunday Sampler

Sunday Sampler

Before we know it, the cold winds of winter will be here. After record-breaking heat here in my area, I’m ready. And in my email, there was a  new word. Ruana. Let me define.

According to Red Heart: “A ruana is similar to a shawl, but shaped like a poncho with an opening up the front.” They have 2 crochet and one knit version at the link above.

And on Dictionary.com:
noun 1.a poncholike outer garment of heavy wool, worn especially
in the mountains of Colombia.

Here are a couple examples from Pinterest.

 There are sewn versions as well online. They are more blanket-like. As an accessory, I think the crochet version is very pretty.

Here’s my beginning in Homespun Yarn:

Thistle Stitch Ruana

Calling it “Thistle Stitch Ruana”.  If there’s not enough yarn, I have a plan B antidote.

A Good Time/ Sunday Sampler

What is the best way to get some stitchin’ done? Well, for me, the answer is to be in the passenger seat on a lil road trip.

Specifically a trip to shop with a gift card 🙂

Two bags full of yarn and fabric. None for the master. Two for the dame 🙂

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This will be for one of 2 lil girls soon.

I need to say a big Thank You to 2 lil lads that live not far from my lane!

Happy Sunday!

Side By Side/ Sunday Sampler

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Thanks to the vibrant sounds technology provided by the internet I can share this song that was in my head while thinking about sharing my latest Sunday Sampler.

Here’s my Side by Side view of the set of Blankies I’m crocheting for a set of twin girls set to arrive in March. Lord, keep my fingers nimble long enough to finish in time!

 

I hope you’ll check out some other Vibrant photos here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Antique Crochet Grid

Superimpose: verb: to set or place on or over something else

IMG_3945 (2)Two vintage doily stretchers I’ve acquired from Missouri auctions and antique malls.

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This is the newer one with my note pinned onto the Grid. Doilies in production stage.

Maybe another time I’ll photograph ‘through a doily’ Grid.

WP Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

So I resisted the urge to photograph Chrome. Somehow the Trace Adkins song came to my head. And I really don’t like that song. No offense to his music or persona.

Anyhoo, here is my take on Monochromatic. This is one of my favorite creations that I have debated many times about selling. It takes 4 skeins of Homespun Yarn so most likely would cost someone a small chunk of change. Maybe you’d tell me if it stands a chance in the marketplace?

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Am I allowed to ask questions in a photo challenge?

The Miss Lou Kerchief

A few weeks ago I wrote a short blog post about an upcoming project I was planning. It worked out very well and here are a few pics…..  IMG_3798 (2)

But to really make something stand out, you need a model.

And I have one! Pretty adorable too I might add.

I introduce you to …………………..

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Miss Lou!

And so naturally I’ve named my

kerchiefs  “The Miss Lou.”

Stop by the Etsy store to see these and more to come.

Inspirations Matter

I’ve mentioned back in August how inspired I was by my Great Aunt Hattie. Here’s a refresher in case you missed it. I am extremely grateful and also elated by the review I received this past week on Etsy. I am humbled at the word ‘heirloom’. What a daunting task to make something of that caliber again. So the question looms….will I?

     Yo yo table topper

All Hand Made Yo Yo Table Topper with Hand Crochet Edging

AWESOME!!!! I can’t imagine how much work went into this!! This looks fantastic on my dining room table. It brightens up the whole room!!! This will be an heirloom piece for sure!! Thank you for your creativity and workmanship!! This arrived promptly and very well packaged. Very pleased!! If I could give ten stars, I would!

Hope you Feel the Love this Valentine’s Day!