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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Where did the summer go?????????


It was so hot here in the South so we spent most of the time indoors working on projects, reading, or watching movies. Below are some of the dishcloths, dishtowel, and pot holders I made. I found my patterns by going to Google and putting in "free dishcloth patterns".




Below is a pillow that I say was done by a "village". My husband and I need help when we go out because of our wheelchairs. So our friends were involved in getting this pillow together. One of friends had a yard sale at their church and there were crochet pieces and doilies there. Celeste knew that I loved things like that so she got them for me. I thought this collar was so pretty and decided to make it into a pillow for one of my friends birthday. Last week we got together with two other couples and went out to celebrate a birthday and our 49th wedding anniversary. After we finished eating, we all went to Hancock's Fabrics to look for material to make the pillow. Here are all six of us in Hancock's looking all over for what was needed. My friend, Naydine, always has a sewing machine up and she was going to sew it together for me. My husband kept telling me that he had found just the pillow form that we needed and I told him that was not what we were going to use--we planned just to stuff it. Well, after Celeste found the material, my husband continued to mumble that he knew the pillow form was just the thing. To please him, we went to look and guess what--it was the perfect thing!!!!!!!!!!! My friend, Naydine sewed the pillow together except for one side and then we put the pillow form in and I whipped stitched it together. I had a jar of old buttons that I bought at a yard sale years and years ago. I placed them down on the lower corners and then tacked the collar in place. My friend, Nova, that received the pillow for her birthday was thrilled by the pillow and the story behind it.




Below is a twelve week project. I have made several of these tablecloths and the pattern is easy. The only problem is that when you get way out on the rounds, it takes a long time to do just one round. If you make a mistake and have to unravel it, there is probably 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours of work lost. I got this finished on Saturday and I think this will be the last one. I don't know what my next project is going to be except to do some prayer shawls for the ministry at our church.





Love,
Marie




14 comments:

  1. Marie,

    These are truly beautiful and you can see how much love and work went into each and every single one.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  2. Marie
    I sure wish that I could do that.
    They are so beautiful and a lot of work sure did go into them.
    I really enjoy the homemade things too.
    Thanks for sharing them
    have a great day

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  3. Hello Marie~ I am so glad to have you come visit my blog and leave a sweet comment. And I am thrilled to come a visit yours, as I see you are making dishcloths also. I like your idea of the oatmeal coloured yarn. Whites always look good together I think.

    Your needlework is gorgeous! You must have such a great sense of accomplishment now that it is all finished. Such a wonderful piece.

    I will enjoy looking through your archives as time allows.

    {{hugs}} and Blessings to you,
    Carolyne

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  4. Everything is so beautiful...you do absolutely wonderful work! Thank you for sharing! So, so pretty!

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  5. Just catching up on your blog here. You do make the most beautiful things. That table cloth is gorgeous and your peach tart looks divine!

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  6. Hi Marie. I just wanted to stop by to return the blog visit and thank you for your nice comment. Being a fiber person including knitter and crocheter, I have to say I love your work! I'm not very patient when it comes to fine work like your tablecloths. Gorgeous! Good idea about dishcloths. I could certainly use some.

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  7. Marie,

    All these pieces are so beautiful and you have such a talent for making them. There is nothing that makes a home more lovely than hand crocheted work.

    Hugs, Gretchen

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  8. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! What nice work you do!!!
    Love,
    Beth

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  9. Absolutely beautiful work Marie!

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  10. Your hand work is truly beautiful. My Mom used to do work like that. Beautiful!!

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  11. all this beautiful handwork reminds me of my mom and grandma. i still have a lot of my grandma's pieces - she's been gone for about 35 years. my mom is still crocheting and embroidering away at 86. aw! good memories :)

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  12. Beautiful work. The collar is such a great, cleaver idea.

    My prayer shawls are just done on one of the looms you go around and around on. I do not know how to crochet or knit!!! I'm loving making them and praying for the person as I'm working on them.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Marie! Your handmade work is absolutely beautiful..!!! I would love to learn the crocheting of hand clothes and dollies..!

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  14. Marie, your work is absolutely beautiful!

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