3.09.2010

progress & meander



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Here's progress on the Pineapple Rose. Oooh. A lacy edge added to a pineapple rose seems to frame its simple floral beauty in a delicate, crocheted frame.
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If you only knew how much I love that. It's a look that just seems to spread warmth in my heart & hands.
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I had to 'frog' this next step of adding the white thread a few times.
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Ugh. It is proving to be a very difficult pattern to follow & I have seriously considered nixing the whole cotton-pickin' thing. And wouldn't you know it? -- it's my 10 yr. old son who gave me the much needed boost to continue with it---
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'No, Mom...don't even think about winding that thread back on the spool!'
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I had to laugh, but he's right. Sometimes I am my worst critic -- and I sabotage my efforts way before I should.
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I think I tend to meander. Meander = a winding path or course.
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Okay. That does describe me.
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So when I saw the Blue Meanders in the magazine, Decorative CROCHET (May 2001-Number 81) I just had to try to duplicate this lovely look.
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(...Nooooo. Too many projects going at once does not even resonate with me.....)
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Bruges lace has always intrigued me but the stitches always seemed so labor-intensive.
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And sheesh! They were. Just reading the written directions more than confused me, but everything made sense once I studied the diagram.
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Using Aunt Lydia Crochet Thread in OASIS and #5 steel hook, I will just keep meandering & meandering & meandering until this looks like a blue meandering piece of Bruges lace.
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10 comments:

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

I agree with your son, keep going. It is looking fabulous. And look at the 2nd project. Oh my goodness, another beauty.
Teresa

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QuiltedSimple said...

You must keep going - it is going to be fabulous! And I cannot wait to see more of the second one done - I love the colors:)
Kris

Tudy said...

Just hang in there you can do it.

Lynne said...

Yes your son was right, it'll be worth it. I haven't seen anything like the second project before, wow!

La Mañosa said...

Your work is looking gorgeous! I love your projects and I'm so glad your son persuaded you to keep going. :)

L Johnson said...

Wow both projects are beautiful, good for you for not giving up on the challenge!

SARGENTS said...

Is it possible that you are going to do a tutorial for all those little cute crochet headwraps that everyone is wearing? I found one pattern but I need a step by step guide, lets face it, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed. Thanks, and I can link you a picture if you'd like. sargcity6@yahoo.com

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I had been wondering what you were working on and now I know! You are such an inspiration to me, you have not idea. As always, your work is perfection. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

make handmade said...

Love it, thanks for sharing.