Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Little Bit Of Everything But Lots Of Fun

I know you have saw me practice my crochet before and here I go again.

I am trying to learn the basket weave.  Practice makes perfect, right?

So far I have 5 of these little blocks made. 
Each one looks just a little bit different but that is ok.
This is how I learn.

Well the other night I was thinking of my beautiful Dahlias that I have outside.
I wondered if there was a way to make some pretty flowers.
So I found it on
These are made from the gift tissue paper.  It was so easy to make and so much fun!

I had so much fun that I made them all different sizes. 
I am going to make some yellow ones too.

Break Time!!!

Look what came in the mail!

I won a give away over at Debra's Blog!
Look at this book...Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott
along with Moda "Flutterby" Charm Squares with a very sweet note.
Thank you Debra!

We visited a new friend's place and they gave us a bucket full of pears!

And look at this little tree full of pears!  This is where they came from! 
They had so many different trees.  They had persimmon, pear, apple, figs!
I loved seeing all of this!

Now this is the question of the week?
What do you think I am going to do with all of this okra???
I will give you a hint.  It will be part of my RAK gifts that I am making!
Fun, Fun, Fun!


Alice Grace said...

You are doing great on the crocheting! And I love the flowers, too!
Now you have to make pear preserves! (I want some!) hint hint........
The okra? Christmas tree ornaments?

Michelle said...

Fun, fun, fun!!!!
Love ya!

Patty Sumner said...

I am excited to hear what you are going to be doing with the Okra. The crocheting.....reminds me of our work at the Mission. The ladies used crocheting as something to occupy their mind and hands when they were kicking a smoking worked! Blessings!

Amelia said...

We just tilled up the garden and there went my dried okra...very interested in what you are going to make.

Your crochet work is really coming along.

Needled Mom said...

It does look like you are having fun being creative. Those flowers are great!! What a nice addition they would make to a package.

Allie said...

Hey your crochet looks wonderful - basketweave is of my favorites. SO warm! Love the flowers, that's something I haven't done since Girl Scout days, lol. Congrats on your give-away win - lovely!

health quotes said...

The flowers are very beautiful.I like this post.

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn that basket weave pattern!!! Was it hard?

Your family pictures sure are good...what a handsome family! And they all look like you! :) So pretty!

Scottish Nanna said...

You are doing well with your crochet.tell me what are ocra?
Hugs Mary.

Darla said...

Now I want to crochet again! You going to make a pear pie? Congrats on your giveaway win!!

Granny J said...

Your crocheting is looking great and I love the color of yarn you're using.

Melissa Miller said...

How wonderful the okra looks. Everything is so nice. :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

If I had that okra I'd be frying it! blessings, marlene

Williams Arena said...

My son made a Christmas ornament in elementary school using okra. They painted the dried okra pods to look like Santa Claus. I thought it was a really clever idea.