Sunday, October 7, 2012

From the Book

I tried a pattern from the book that I received from Pam last week.
Openwork Squares.
It calls for size 10 crochet thread, but I used a thin organic cotton,
so instead of a 4 inch square, I got a 6 inch square.
Not sure what I'll do with it.
I'm just glad I was able to complete it (after a failed first attempt).

Today I did even more cleaning after school (it really is never ending).
And baking, too.
Pumpkin muffins.

Time for a snack.
And a bit of blog hopping before bedtime.

Best wishes and blessings,

40 comments:

Pearlin J said...

the square turned out so pretty

Mereknits said...

It is a beautiful square, put it on the table with a lovely vase of flowers on it. I am going to go clean showers/bathrooms after I am done reading blogs, wow what an exciting life I have.
Have a great week,
Meredith

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

Glad you already could use the new book for some different crocheting. The smoother the cotton thread, e.g. the mercerized cotton, the easier you will work. That is a bonus but of course it comes with a price tag. Are you using metal or plastic crochet hooks? That too makes a difference and you have to figure out your own 'hand' and adjusting needle sizes accordingly. But at least you are enjoying what you do and making progress! Did you learn this at school when you were a kid? Back in The Netherlands they did teach us how to knit and crochet, starting in 1st grade elementary. The next generation they taught it also to boys as it develops great motor skills.
Not only that, I always found it the best therapy for after a hectic day at work!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Debi Y. said...

It's pretty Tammy. It would be a lovely accent doily with a picture frame or candle on it. :)

Sangeetha said...

Hi Tammy, The square is pretty. you could use it as a coaster, maybe. Do share any other projects you will make from this book.
Love.

June said...

Hi T,
I love how the square looks in the thin cotton thread and how beautiful this would be in an afghan. Whenever I see something you have crocheted it makes me wish I would get the hook out again and give it another try.
Enjoy your week,
hugs...

All4MeggyMoo said...

the square is beautiful!
mmmm muffins!

Catherine said...

Looks like you have had a busy week. Such pretty squares. And Jingles looks like life is going well! :)
xo Catherine

Elna said...

What a nice book. Such, I also need * smile *.

Hugs

girlunwinding said...

Wonderful square! Looks like a nice book to have around. When I make random square like that I like to use them as trivets to set bowls and vases on (kind of like a fancy coaster, if you will).
Pumpkin is the flavor of the season right now. Hope you enjoyed you snack.
Peace~
Dawn

Marilyn said...

make 3 more and you have coasters...make 5 more and you have a table mat/tray cloth...make even more and you have and small table cloth... :}

Little Treasures said...

I like Marylin's suggestion! And it is gogeous!

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Createology said...

Your square is very pretty with its lacy edge. Oh yes, housework and baking are ongoing. Wonderful week to you dear...

La Tea Dah said...

It's a beautiful crochet square, Tammy. You are very talented. And the muffins look delicious!

La Tea Dah said...

It's a beautiful crochet square, Tammy. You are very talented. And the muffins look delicious!

Mistea said...

Gorgeous square - reminds me of some I made last year which sadly are still waiting to be joined into a blanket.
I love working with fine thread.
Your muffins look delicious.
Enjoy your week.

Pam said...

Love the square and so glad you are using the book. Pumpkin muffins look delicious. I'm hoping to make something with pumpkin this week. Not sure what yet but I'm in the mood for fall food. We had stew last night with lots of veggies. Weather is to be in the 80s by mid week.

Becca said...

It's beautiful! Use it for a lovely decoration! Yum! Pumpkin muffins! I had a pumpkin scone today at Starbucks.

Dagmar said...

Hi Tammy..saving that glass of wine for you..love how your square turned out..I think part of the fun of blogging is seeing what others are creating and I am always amazed at the talented people out in there in the world that share their projects....have a wonderful week.❤

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful pattern, Tammy--and good for you for sticking with it! I find I get a little impatient with patterns...I need to be a bit more patient!

Wishing you a wonderful day, dear friend!

Julie

Mrs. Micawber said...

What a pretty square. It would make a lovely doily on its own, or you could make a few more for a runner or a larger mat. Have a good week!

Catherine said...

Your crochet square turned out beautifully Tammy you could use it as a doily to put on a table or anywhere really. Ahh cleaning it never ends does it :( but it always feels good when it's done and looks lovely. Wishing you a wonderful Monday.

vintage grey said...

Such a pretty square! Oh, those pumpkin muffins look so good!! Have a great day! xo Heather

Hindustanka said...

nice square, Tammy. you can turn into some doily...or anything else:) loving your bakery stuff! i remember you wanted to make pumpkin cupcakes.must be tasty;)have a nice week ahead!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi Tammy. I loved that square and can think of so many things you could do with it. I haven't read through all the other comments so I won't repeat them but I was thinking that if you were brought a nice morning drink in bed it could pretty up the tray beautifully! Joan

my4lilgirls said...

Beautiful work, I'd sew it onto a pretty cushion.
Muffins look yummy :)
Karen x

Weaver Birdie said...

Hi Tammy! This one looks perfect! What do you plan to do with it?

Serena Lewis said...

Such a pretty crochet square...I think it would make a nice doily.

I need to get in and do some housework this week now that Aaron is back to school.

Pumpkin muffins sound nice!

Enjoy your week ~ xo

Libbie said...

I am pretty sure cleaning never IS done :) But I bet yours stays clean much longer than mine :)

Pumpkin muffins are just the kind of treat that fill a home with warmth aren't they?! I need to get my recipe out & make some too! It is pretty cold here this week...40s Not usually THIS cool yet...Pumpkin muffins are needed!

Love your new pattern! So much time & love for all your pieces! I admire you so much for that! Your talent always amazes me!

Hope you all are good on the other side of the world Tammy!

Susan said...

I think your crochet piece is fabulous, Terri. Muffins look good, too. Don't you just love a little blog hopping? Such a gift in our lives! Susan

Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
That crochet square turned out so pretty. I just saw a similar one sewn onto a pretty apron on another blog. I am sure you will think of some way to use them. You are so creative! The pumpkin muffins look delicious. I love the pumpkin bread at Starbucks!! I hope you have the best of weeks, sweet friend~Sending love and hugs to you~Vicki

Wanda said...

I would set a pretty little vase or plate of goodies on that little "square". Nicely don.

And I'm SOOOOO in the mood for pumpkin anything. You muffins looks so good. We are going on a trip for a week, and when we get back I'm going to start baking "Pumpkin" everything!!!

Lori ann said...

that looks so complicated tammy, i don't know crochet, just the very basics. i bet your square would be really pretty framed! yummy muffins!

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Tammy! Sorry for double commenting here, I just wanted to say that you've been awarded, check out the link http://hindustanka.blogspot.in/2012/10/liebster-blog-award.html
Have a nice day!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your square is beautiful! :) The book looks very nice, hope you get to make more from it and show us, too.

Blessings always

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

OH I LOVE CROCHET....AND WHEN IT COMES IN THE MAIL..IT'S EVEN BETTER.

You are such a sweet soul....thanks so much for your crochet heart. I just finished blogging about it...and I do hope you'll come by and read an official thanks on my blog!

for now...I really need to go lay down.
xo


ciao bella
creative carmelina

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Your openwork square looks so beautiful and would look great on a plain background of a cushion.
You sound busy, busy and always cleaning, baking and cooking that need doing around the house.

Enjoy the rest of the week
hugs
Carolyn

Jen Kershner said...

Pumpkin and crochet! Two of my favorite things.

Sam I Am...... said...

The crochet is getting very good! My word,,,,you're making lace it looks like. You could make several of those squares and make a table mat or table cloth or runner, or a dresser scarf. It's gorgeous!
This time of year is perfect for pumpkin muffins! Why didn't I think of that?

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