Sunday, March 13, 2016

A Jarful of Love

Biweekly, and sometimes more often, I spent Saturday mornings with a very talented group of crafty ladies.  Crochet, knitting, cross-stitch ... anything goes.
We change up the location to keep things interesting.
Yesterday at our meet-up, I received a lovely late birthday gift from Mini of the blog Miniz Diary.
Peace, love and crocheting.
Don't need much more than that, now do I?

Mini is actually the one who got in touch with me through my blog last year and that's how I got involved with the craft group.  It's given me the opportunity to meet some wonderful ladies and to make new friends for which I'm very grateful. 
I also received this gorgeous knitted camel dishcloth from Karen.  
And this is the jarful of love.
One of the ladies in our group is getting married this summer and many months ago, Karen and I joked that we would make hearts for her to give as gifts or use however she sees fit at the wedding. 
Then we found out there could be as many as 750 guests in attendance.
Yikes!

But, I still wanted to surprise her and try to make it happen so several us got to work buying the right yarn (she wants a white theme) and set to making hearts.
We do still have a ways to go though.
Only 272 in the jar that we surprised her with yesterday.
You know what I'll be doing in my spare time.

Sunday blessings,

24 comments:

linda said...

It sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday morning, I love your camel dishcloth and what a lovely idea to make those sweet little hearts for your friend, good luck! you will get there. :) xx

Teresa Kasner said...

I really love your crafting group.. I wish I had one. I know I keep saying that but it's true. I admire you so much for making all those hearts for your friend.. it will make the wedding so special! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Createology said...

Caring friends getting together and doing all sorts of handwork harkens back to a gentler time and is PRICELESS! How fun is that knitted camel cloth. You and the ladies will get those beautiful white hearts crocheted even though that is the largest number of wedding attendants I have heard of. Thank goodness you aren't having to feed them all. It is a very soggy Sunday here as the rain is steady and heavy. We still need lots and so far...so good. Wonderful Week Dear...

Wanda said...

What a fun and productive Saturday. I love the camel dishcloth. Have never seen anything like that. I make dish cloths, but mine are very plane Haha.

Love the jar of hearts...how cute it that.

Betsy said...

What a fun way to spend your time. There's nothing like meeting with other ladies who like to do the same types of things. Love your dishcloth and the little wall hanging. They're perfect. And what a wonderful thing to offer to do making the hearts. That's a lot of hearts! I know you can do it! Have a wonderful week!
Blessings, Betsy

Lorrie said...

Your crafting group get togethers are always fun to read about. Time spent chatting while working with your hands is great! The jar full of love is a wonderful gift for a bride. Happy crocheting!

SusanLotus said...

Wow! So many hearts! Great idea by the way. Never heard of it before. :)
Have a nice week!
Sussie

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How much fun this all sounds to be and happy late birthday! I love the idea of the jar of hearts. How sweet!

crafty cat corner said...

What could be a better present than a jar full of hearts. I just love that idea, I'm sure the bride will always remember this gift.
Hugs
Briony
x

Kit said...

I just love the idea of the white hearts! Wouldn't that be fun to get one if you went to the wedding? I love getting a souvenir from an event. :) Kit

Laurie said...

That's very sweet of you to make the hearts for her wedding. And they're very pretty, too.

Diane said...

You are such a busy lady. J'm sure your crafting group does much more than get together and craft. Women's groups are wonderful for keeping you together. Diane

Mini said...

I'm grateful too that you accepted the offer to join us when I first contacted you. Its always such fun to get together with you ladies.
I hope i can contribute to the jar of hearts ;)

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Nice idea the hearts to gift to the participants at the wedding!!
have fun, xxxxx Ale

Serena Lewis said...

How lovely and those little heart gifts are SO cute!

Nima said...

wow..thats so nice of you to crochet hearts for your friend..

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

What a sweet idea to crochet hearts for the wedding, Tammy. I can imagine your surprise when you heard that there might be 750 guests. After you made so many already, you can probably crochet them while you're asleep ;).
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Julia

September Violets said...

What a great way to spend some time on the weekends. You have some talented ladies around you! Love that camel dishcloth and your peace/love sign is very sweet. Such a great idea with the jarful of love hearts. You're committed now, so I know you'll reach your goal!
Wendy

a writing place said...

What a precious idea!

The group of you, making white hearts, for that wedding. So sweet a project.

Tessa

Linda said...

Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful day. ♥
My weekend was spent doing what I love best... spending time with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. Every weekend is virtually spent in the same way. :) Now, we're getting ready to leave on our spring break vacation, just 4 days away now.

Susan said...

The hearts at a wedding are a darling idea, Tammy. You are a talented girl! Susan

Gracie Saylor said...

I am cheering you on to your 750 heart goal, Tammy! It is wonderful that you are enjoying your craft group...and the camel cloth you were given is handsome, and makes me smile to look at it :) Wishing you a happy week xx

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Sounds like a wonderful group. It's always fun to be with others that share our love for crafting.

I admit it, that camel dish cloth is calling my name! Now I am on a hunt to find the pattern. :)

Wishing you a lovely day filled with many blessings.

Pearlin J said...

one thing I feel sad to have missed in Kuwait is being part of this group!! what a lovely thing to do for your friend. I love that camel dishcloth. is the pattern online?

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