Blog Hopping

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I was invited to do a Blog Hop by Heather from At Home on the Meadow.

I’ve never done a blog hop before, but it sounds like fun, so I thought I would try it.

I’ve followed Heather’s blog for quite a while now, and she is such an encouragement to me with crocheting.  Her projects are so beautiful and they really do encourage me to try new crocheting projects.

So lets go ahead and work on the actual Blog Hop questions.  🙂

What am I currently working on?

Well I just finished a cross stitch project, which I’ve worked on most of the summer.  I did start a simple dish cloth crochet project to get back into crocheting.  But I am looking for a nice shawl pattern to start with chunky yarn.  I’ve wanted to crochet a shawl for a while, and I thought the nice, soft chunky yarns would be a good one to use.

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Finished cross stitch project, just needs to be framed.

How does my work differ from others?

Well I’m not a big project kind of person.  I prefer smaller items that can be done in short amounts of time.  So I’m usually working on dish cloths, coasters etc…  But I am starting to do a few more bigger projects like yarn bags, one afghan and the shawl I want to do.

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Filet crocheted book mark.
A crocheted placemat I'm working on. I need to get another skein of yarn to finish it.
A crocheted placemat I’m working on. I need to get another skein of yarn to finish it.
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Dish cloth.
Fall coasters I made.
Fall coasters I made.

Why do I write/create like I do?

I think the Lord made us all with a desire to create things, whether its cooking, crafts, photography or a number of other things.  For me, I like to create through crafts and photography.  I like to make things that we can use, or that I can send as gifts to others.  Plus I just love curling up on a cold night, watching a movie with hubby or listening to an audio book when he’s at work, while I work on a craft.  It’s so much fun.

My finished, crochet afghan.  Sad to say, it took me a year to finish this.
My finished, crochet afghan. Sad to say, it took me a year to finish this.

How does my writing/creating process work?

It really depends.  Sometimes I create because I need to make some gifts for someone.  Or I see a pattern I want to try.  Like I said, I usually need a ‘reason’ to make something.  It’s hard for me to just sit and start a project ‘just because’.  I usually already have a destination in mind for whatever I’m creating.

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Kitchen table placemat.
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Kitchen table placemat.

And I’ll end with my favorite project too.  They are my fingerless gloves.  I’ve made quite a few of these already, and I’ll probably make more in the future.  I made the first pair for my daughter because she really wanted some.  I finally found a crochet pattern of them I really liked and made them.  My sister saw it and liked them and ‘hinted’ for me to make her some but she wanted them longer.  So I adjusted the pattern and made them longer.  After that, I had to make myself and my daughter another pair because we liked them longer too.  🙂

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My gloves.
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My daughters glove. She started wearing them so quickly, I only got a picture of one of them. 🙂
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Gloves I made for my sister.

I had thought I had made my mom a pair, but as I wrote this I couldn’t remember so I called her and found out I never made her any.  Oops, sorry mom!  Yep, now I have another crochet project to get started.  🙂

This was a lot of fun, and I’m so glad Heather asked me to participate.  If you would like to participate please let me know, I would love to link to your post.

4 Comments

  • Mom

    love the pictures of your projects. They all look great. I’m looking forward to the fingerless glove and maybe if you want, share the pattern with me. I like the look of them. This was a good read. I enjoyed it. Love

  • Tammy

    Lots of great projects! I like to make small things, too, but never have anyone or anything in mind. Just create for the sake of creating and then give away as needed. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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