Playing With Yarn & Colors ~ A Freeform Collage

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Are you enjoying the brilliant colors Mother Nature uses to paint the trees around us this time of year?

Every morning, while walking the dogs, I see more and more patches of reds and yellows pop up 😍

And some wonderful people have been sharing their Fall pictures on Facebook

Glorious…isn’t it?! I wanna jump right in! Don’t you? 😁

Seeing all these photos sparked an idea = Freeform Collage!

I’ve been trying my hand at Freeform Crochet Scrumbles, and am loving it!

So I got all my Fall-Color yarn out and went to town…no plan, just a picture in my mind.

Luckily I had the perfect yarn in my stash. πŸ˜ƒ

Like this one here – Fall colors in a skein…

And this beautiful handspun wool

And of course many more, but these two really stand out. πŸ™‚

And inch by inch it grew

Glorious Autumn – A Freeform Collage

It’s so much fun to play with the colors and different stitches.

Please watch for updates, and see the lake, sky, and more trees appear πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ

Do you think Freeform is for you? You should try it sometime – once in a while it’s good to let the crazy child inside you create πŸ™ƒ

Have fun! πŸ’•

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‘Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ ~ Introduction and Part I

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Welcome to ‘Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ Crochet Along – named after the wee one, and because flowers and an abundance of colors are the perfect way to say
‘Welcome to the world, Baby Girl’ πŸ’–πŸŒΊπŸ’–

Meet Georgia Mae 😍

Now let’s get crocheting! πŸ˜ƒ

This blanket is worked from the inside out.
It is a great project for the intermediate beginner. I do incorporate a lot of different stitches, but will guide you through every step, and if you have any questions I’m always ready to answer. Don’t be afraid to ask. 😊

Materials
Yarn –Β  Weight 3 (Light) in various colors
Hook H8/5.00mm

Pattern Notes:
Rd = Round
Ch
= chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slipstitch
dc tog = double crochet together = Yarn over, insert hook in stitch. Pull through. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. Yarn over. Insert hook in same stitch. Pull through. Yarn over. Pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * for the number of stitches indicated, and finish by pulling the yarn through all loops at once.

Pattern:
Part I is a beautiful Carnation – Square ~Β  the flower of the month of January.
For this square you need 3 different colors. A = flower, B + C = Leaves and Frame

Make a magic ring (or ch5 and close to a ring with a sl st)
Round I
Ch1. Work 10sc into the ring. Sl st to the ch1 at the beginning of round.
Round II
*Ch2. Sl st in next stitch – back loop only! Repeat from * around.
Sl st to beginning ch2. (10 loops)
Round III
Sl st to the front loop of 1st sc of Rd 1. Ch2. Hdc 2 in same stitch.
Hdc 3 in every sc (front loop).
Sl st to top of Ch2. (10 [3hdc] groups.
Round IV
*Ch2, sl st in same stitch. Repeat from * all around.
Fasten off.
Round V
Attach color A to any to any loop of Round II.
Ch3. Dc 2 in same loop. *Dc 1 in next loop. Dc3 in next loop.
Repeat from * (20 dc)
Sl st to top of Ch3.
Round VI
*Ch3. Sl st into next st.
Repeat from * (20 loops)
Fasten off.
Round VII
Attach yarn B to any loop of Round VI.
[Ch3, 2 dc tog Ch1. 3 dc tog. Ch1. 3 dc tog] in same loop. Corner made.
*Ch2. Skip 1 loop. 2 dc in next 2 loops.
Ch2. Skip 1 loop.
[3 dc tog, 3 ch, 3 dc tog, 3 ch, 3 dc tog] in next loop. Repeat from *
Sl st to top of ch3 at beg of round.
Fasten off.


Round IX
Attach color C to a ch2 space (before a corner)
Ch3. Dc 1 in same space.
*Ch2. Dc 3 in next space (between 2 petals)
Ch3. Dc 3 in next space.
Ch2. Dc 2 in next space.
Ch1. Dc in space between 2dc of previous row.
Ch1. Dc 2 in next space.
Repeat from *
Sl st to top of ch3 at beg of round.
Fasten off.


Round X
Attach color A to any ch2 space before a corner.
Ch2. Hdc 1 in same space.
*Ch2. [Hdc 3, ch3, hdc3] in corner space.
Ch2. Hdc 2 in next space.
Ch2. Hdc 1 in next space.
Ch1. Hdc 1 in next space.
Ch2. Hdc 2 in next space.
Repeat from *
Sl st to top of ch2 at beg of round.
Fasten off.

Curly Qs
Attach color B to any open loop of Round VI.
Ch12. Sc3 in 2nd ch from hook, and each following sc, working down the chain.
Sl st into loop.
Fasten off.
Repeat in all other open loops (8 Curly Qs)

Weave in the ends (Trust me! You do want to do this nowΒ Β  )

From now on I will post a few rows at a time every week.
I do realize you have a life and other WIPS, so we’ll go at a slow, steady pace.

I hope you decide to crochet-along. Let me know, and show me pictures! Please!Β πŸ˜‡ I am looking forward to seeing lots of Carnations!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m just a quick message away.

Have a lovely weekend! πŸ’•

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Happy Birthday, October ~ Babies πŸŽ‚

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Is this the month where you get to blow out the candles on a delicious cake, and everyone wishes you well? 😊 Then I would like to be among the first to do so! 😍

You deserve all the best, because you’re a wonderful person 😊

Your Birthstone is the beautiful and magical Opal and the calming Tourmaline πŸ’œ

Your flower is the pretty and fragrant Marigold

You are in pretty awesome company! πŸ˜ƒ

Here are some more fabulous October ~ Babies…

JohnCleese 🌼 Matt Damon 🌼 Sigourney Weaver 🌼 Hugh Jackman 🌼 Angela Lansbury 🌼 and the beloved Carrie Fisher 🌹

Now I have one more thing for the Girls 😁

Have a glorious, wonderful, fabulous Birthday! Do all things fun, celebrate, eat that cake…and let your loved ones celebrate the amazing YOU! πŸ’•

With Smiles πŸ™‚ Hugs πŸ€— and Love πŸ’–

Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle πŸ˜Ί

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I’m sitting here laughing myself silly over some of the things I’m seeing πŸ˜† and you might be in dire need of a good laugh, so….

Here we go…

Put it on your resume…you never know what they’re looking for 🀣

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Good to know πŸ˜‹

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Okay then…

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I think we’ve all been there 😝

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So mote it be πŸ§™πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

While you catch your breath, I’ll say ‘Bye’ and wish you a wonderful, glorious, fabulous weekend full of sunshine 🌞 , good friends, and (more) laughter! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’

Like A Butterfly πŸ¦‹

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

You’re probably wondering about the title of this post πŸ€”

Let me explain…that’s how I feel these days – like a butterfly flitting from task to task. Somehow I can’t sit still for any length of time. I’m always thinking about things I wanna/gotta do. And it’s never the one thing I’m doing right then and there. πŸ™ƒ

Do you know what I mean? Do you have times like that?

Things that did get done

-I did clean up baskets in my ‘Yarn-Room’. But only because the new winder called me in there. 😁

-I did go on a few walks this week. My friend Carole and I are taking advantage of the glorious weather – morning temperatures in the 40s is quite a change from last week, but we’re enjoying the sunshine that comes with it, and the fact that we’re not damp after one mile 😝

-Some yard work – The ‘Rose of Sharon’ bush that was out of control is no more. Normally I don’t like cutting down Flora that’s healthy and growing. But this bush didn’t seem to be doing too well. It was still green and growing, but the leaves were very small, and the buds wouldn’t open to all their glory. So the clippers came out…this is what’s left

It’s hard to believe that, just a few years ago, this was a spindly, little twig with a few short roots.

The trim should give it new life…we’ll see next year. 😊

While I was outside with my camera I noticed the sun hitting this beauty just right

Doesn’t it look like it’s glowing? 😍

We have the first red leaves in the yard! The Maple ‘volunteer’ in the flower pot wants to be the first one to announce that ‘Fall is here’ 🍁

The dogs enjoyed the time we spent outside πŸ’•

-Carpet steps are (finally) clean πŸ˜ƒ

Ever since we moved in I’ve had this problem with dingy steps, well – just the edges. Because our Lorelai (the white one ⬆️) is very low to the ground, so her belly gets a bit dirty walking around outside. It doesn’t help that she loves to lay down in the grass, pull herself forward, all around the yard πŸ˜†

Then she comes in, cleaning her belly on the steps 😝

I’ve tried every commercial product under the sun…nothing would get these edges clean. But now – thank you, Pinterest! – they’re clean…and it’s not the different lighting πŸ˜†

before

It’s a miracle! I’ll tell you what did it…

3/4 cup Hydrogen Peroxide

2 teaspoons baking soda

1squirt of Dawn

Mix it well, dab, then scrub, onto the stain. Done!

Happy Tina here! πŸ˜ƒ

-Crocheting

By the end of every day I kick back in front of the TV and add rows to ‘Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ 😍 Yes, the plan to make it a Crochet-Along is still solid. I’m taking pattern-notes, and hope to have Part I up by this weekend!

-I guess now I can add this blog-post to my list of things done 😁

I hope you are enjoying a sunny, creative, and beautiful day! πŸ’•

WIP ~ Wednesday – A Flowery Blanket πŸŒΈ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today I only have one WIP to write about…that doesn’t mean there’s only one floating around 😁 but this one is taking the #1 spot right now. It’s a blanket for our grandbaby, due in January 😍

The blanket is called ‘Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸŒΈ named after the wee one, and because flowers and an abundance of colors are the perfect way to say ‘ Welcome to the world, Baby Girl’ 😊

Here’s the beginning of the ‘Patch’…

As I was stitching I had an idea! I’m gonna make this a ‘Crochet Along’ πŸ˜ƒ

What do you think?

I’ve been taking notes, and Part I should be up and ready for you by the weekend.

I hope you all crochet along, and help me welcome Georgia Mae to this beautiful world!

I’ll be back soon…and looking for ya 😁

Until then πŸ’•

WIP ~ Wednesday πŸ™ˆ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

It’s time for a WIP Wednesday. I really needed to get them organized and – finally- finished…and published, so they can taunt me until they’re done πŸ˜‰

Most of them are that…finished that is…they just need a little more attention, aka ends woven in, and then some more ends woven in 😬

Or, like in this case…

…braids secured, and joined to form an infinity scarf. Really not that much work! πŸ˜‹

Well, what have we here?

A cozy ‘Fairy Collar’, with the ends still dangling about πŸ€“

Or the Capelet 😍 Just needs to have – you guessed it – the ends woven in.

Gee, you’d think I don’t like that particular part of crocheting the pretty things πŸ€ͺ

But I did finish a few things lately.

The Boho-Sweater 😊

And because I like it so much, it is pretty easy to make, and I can never find sweaters I like in stores…I’m making another one…

It’s almost hat season – yay, yay, yay πŸ˜€

I love Cloche-Hats πŸ’– so I made a few

And last but not least…my Freeform project. I’m looking to fill a large frame with different Scrumbles…and maybe, while doing that, gain enough experience for a future workshop 😊

Wow…this is a lot more than I thought I’d have. πŸ™ˆ Thank you for reading/looking all the way to here! 😍

I have to know, do you have projects laying around that are aaalllmmost finished, that need just a little more of your time, but that task is not so appealing, so you rather start something new instead? 😁

Please say ‘Yes’, and let me know! πŸ’• I’m looking forward to your comments!

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