Monday, September 9, 2013

Finally! I'm Stash Busting Again!

While on the road this summer, I  crocheted lots of dishcloths.

 Lots and lots of dishcloths because they didn't require a lot of thought and could be picked up and put down with ease.
 I might have even had a little something refreshing to drink while sitting in a hotel room and crocheting.  :)
Since returning home and jumping right back into work, I've not had a lot of time for crochet, but was getting the itch to try something new.  
The pattern is called Starry Flower Coaster and can be found on Pradeepa's blog, The Lazy Hobbyhopper.  I did two things wrong (or different, depending on how you look at it) but I think my first starry flower coaster turned out just fine.
A second is almost finished with more to come.
Wishing you all a great week!

41 comments:

Quinn said...

Very pretty coaster! And the washcloths, too. I sometimes knit washcloths to test a stitch pattern, but haven;t done it in quite a while...those cotton washcloths last forever!
Bet your kitty is glad you're back home. :)

linda said...

Your dishcloths are so pretty Tammy and I like the star coaster too, I'm thinking they would look good as Christmas coasters if they were done in Christmassy colours you've got me thinking now :)

Betsy said...

Wonderful dishcloths! You can never have too many as they make wonderful little last minute gifts. :-)
Your coaster is lovely. The pattern is pretty and whatever you did different, it looks great.
Blessings,
Betsy

by Teresa said...

What a great lot of wash cloths you've made! You can never go wrong with having lots of those. I'm glad you had some crafty stuff with you on your trip.. did you find any rocks to bring home? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

September Violets said...

The humble washcloth, well worthy of becoming something pretty as well as practical. You've sure made some pretty cloths :) I want to also say that I always like the backgrounds you often use for your photos ... exotic fabrics, carpets(?) and what looks like inlaid furniture ... such a nice touch. Your new coasters are really cute, and I can see they'd become addictive! Enjoy your week Tammy! Wendy x

Mrs. Micawber said...

So nice to see you back, Tammy - I hope your travels were pleasant, and that your son is settling in well at school (Colorado, wasn't it?). Those dishcloths are awfully pretty - I like that kind of starry cluster stitch you used in some of them.

Lovely coaster! :)

Elna said...

How diligent you are. The stars work great and I can see on your pictures how to crochet them.

Hugs

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy,
you have been very busy! I like your dishcloths very much - in fact, you could even turn it into a patchwork quilt! That would certainly be pretty !
Cordial ♥ rusty-Rose-greetings ♥ from Traude

SusanLotus said...

I love your crocheted creations!
Have wonderful week Tammy! :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Oh I used to crochet constantly on the plane, in the hotel and everywhere we traveled. Not anymore. My eyes need some rest too.
Enjoy your work; you are still a lot younger!
Hugs,
Mariette

Sandra said...

Tammy, this is my first visit to your blog...I love it.
Your dishcloths are beautiful!
Could you share the pattern?
I love that they are not holey.

Thanks
Sandra

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a wonderful way to relax and still accomplish something! Your dishcloths and coaster are all very pretty! Have a nice weekend, Tammy! Twyla

Handmade and off-centered said...

Nice table cloths :)

I had accumulated a lot of cotton yarn at one point and still have quite a bit left. So I have been making wash cloths out of it and love making them. As you said its a great "on the go" project.

-Birgitta

Becca said...

Crocheted dishcloths are the best! Love your colors and patterns! Thanks for sharing the coaster pattern!

Pam said...

I consider myself so lucky to be the recipient of one of those crocheted lovelies this summer. Again thank you. The star coaster is so cute. Most of my crochet is straight lines. I'm not that great with circles!

Dagmar said...

I love that you made it your own with a new design alteration! You can never have enough dishcloths..such great gifts they make.
Ox

Lorrie said...

These are all so lovely - almost too pretty to use as dishcloths. What a great project for traveling!

Ana Lopes said...

Super cute dishcloths, Tammy!Lovely colors!Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Mistea said...

Those are pretty flowers. Design modifications just make them original. Lovely colour choices too.

Susan said...
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Susan said...

Yeah! You are stash busting again. Oh Tammy, did I tell you I put the pot holder you sent me on a dollhouse bed?

Its companion is a rug. I must take a photo of it and put it on my blog. THANK YOU SO MUCHHHHHHHH.

Take care and have fun, dear Tammy. Susan

Alessandra said...

oh crochet, such a relaxing thing!!!!
You worked a lot!!!!!
xxxxx ale

Diane said...

The dishcloths are wonderful. This new pattern you're working on is very pretty. I love your choice of colors on these. Diane

Createology said...

Crocheting is such a calming way to spend time and produce results that can be given as gifts. Love your dishcloths and starry coasters. Keep crocheting and stash busting dear...

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and love all your dishcloths! Such a sweet resting place for a cup of tea! xo Heather

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Tammy!What else to say? It is pleasant to see you are back to crochet! It is the first thing I got back too after arriving from my country. I love your coasters and I guess I saw one in Aishwarya's blog :)))Have a nice day! Hugs!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love all the dishcloths you made during your car time. It is so nice to have projects to keep your mind off the traffic/driving/long time in the car! LOL! Plus, you get lovely dishcloths to boot. blessings ~ tanna

Peggy Jones said...

You did do some stash busting. I love those dish cloths and I like that star pattern too. Just found out we have a second great grand on the way. Just finished one christening blanket now for a second one. That will keep me busy.
Have a good week.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Very pretty! I have some similar to these that my grandma made for me and I just love them :)

Linda said...

I see my lovely dishcloth! The happy recipient of one. :)

I really haven't made anything in a long time - it's 100 here today, record-highs for this date.

Hope you're having a blessed week,
Linda

Catherine said...

Too pretty! That's a lot of dishes than can be washed. :)
xo Catherine

Mereknits said...

Look how busy you were, love the new coaster. Where you able to visit any yarn stores while you were here?
Hugs,
Meredith

Wanda said...

Well, I haven't conquered crocheting yet, but Tammy, I've been on a roll knitting dishcloths in every color. Been giving them away right and left, such fun.

Had several wedding this summer and always added a few to the wedding gift.

Your selection are just darling, and love the variety of patterns and colors.

Yarni Gras! said...

I love the star coaster, what a great shape and the colors are lovely!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Crochet is a great way to relax...........when you are trying to relax! Beautiful.....I love the colors you chose!

~*~Patty S said...

You and your busy hands make me smile dear Tammy...
creating so many lovely things ♥
oxo

Kim Andersen said...

your handwork is so cheerful and pretty - they would be terrific all patched together into one happy and colorful blanket :)

Ginger Knox said...

Pretty coasters and seems that you really busted that stash headlong.
I can crochet but don't have the patience to stick with it. I admire anyone who finishes a crochet project. My mom was a crocheting machine. Boy, she pumped out beautiful things,
Thanks for sharing, Ginger

tammyya said...

hi tammy,
we are sort of neighbours.... :)
just came accross your blog and I like it very much. and I write my name just like you,
have a nice day,
tammy.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your starry flower coaster is so pretty! What a great way to use up all those little leftover bits!

Vicki Boster said...

Tammy- your washcloths are gorgeous-- the perfect project for travels! I love the crochet flower-- it's a beautiful pattern. Congrats on your stash busting!!

Vicki

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