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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Embroidery, Chicken Scratch, Crocheting

Learning to do embroidery!

I have been working on these for a while but finished them this month!

Perfect???  NO, but I am learning a lot!
I found these patterns in Sweet & Simple Embroidery by Gooseberry Patch.
I plan on putting these in frames just like it shows in this book.

Chicken Scratch.
This pattern came out of the book
More Chicken Scratch & Candlewicking by Pegasus Originals.
I did add the leaves on the trees and the grass!
I have been working on this off and on but it is finished now.
It was so much fun
For more info on chicken scratch you can go Here!

And now there are 2 Chrysanthemum Dish cloths!!!!
I showed you the one on the left that I learned in my crochet class the other day!
I wanted to try to do one on my own and I did it!!!
It's not perfect either but I already have another one started so I can learn more!

Today I decided to find a pattern for baby booties.
I wasn't sure I could do it but I did!
I didn't do it right but I will take the pattern
when I go to my crochet class and get Polly (my teacher)
to show me what I did wrong. 
I think I may even have them wrong side out but I am still so proud of them!


This little matching hat is for a newborn baby.
Polly (my crochet teacher) wants us to learn how to read patterns
so I am so excited that I did this all by myself!
I think she will be proud of me for practicing!!

Isn't this so cute?
I didn't do the flower but I do want to try it.
I already had it in some of my things.
There is more to go with this little newborn set
and I am so excited to learn how to make it all!!!

TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR......my encouragers!
I am linking up to the following people who do encourage me all the time!
Allie with Christmas Through The Year!
Peg & Kris with One Project A Month!
Heidi & Bobbi with Friday Night Sew In!
Amy with Sew & Tell!
And every blogger who leaves me comments and shares with me!
Thank you all!

14 comments:

Angela said...

Was just starting to close down the computer for the nite and saw you had posted. LOVE this chicken scratch design best of all so far. It is darling. The embroidery is great and I love the little baby set. You are doing wonderful.. Will check out all the areas you give for more info. tomorrow. Hope things are better at your house today.
Hugs
Angela

Susannah said...

Val...you are amazing me!! You set your mind to something and YOU DO IT! Good for you! I am very proud of you.

I love the booties and the bonnet. So very sweet. I wonder who you had in mind for them? And the dish cloths....they are so pretty but useful! And you did them, too!!!

And I don't want to forget to mention the embroidery!!! You have done a wonderful job on them also. They will be so nice as small pictures hanging together. Nice!

Well, I had better let you go ...so you can get back to all of the things you are making. Thanks for showing us.

Susannah

Allie said...

Look at all you did! Val, I am so proud of you, you wanted to do all of this and you DID. Beautifully, too! You deserve a great big hug - so consider yourself hugged!

Maria said...

You sure have been busy sewing.
The little crocheted hat and booties are cute.

Love Bears All Things said...

You are doing great!
Mama Bear

Rhonda said...

it is all really pretty, and you certainly don't have idle hands, do you?

W. Latane Barton said...

You are just zooming right along with your crocheting. the baby items are so sweet.

Alice Grace said...

I love the embroidery! It is so sweet! I know it will look beautiful framed.
The baby booties and hat are great too! and the chicken scratch design is gorgeous!
You are amazing!

Lola said...

It all looks great. You are doing a great job. Congrats. I knew you could do it. Those booties are so cute.

Mildred said...

I love the little booties/cap...so sweet. You have been busy and it all looks good to me. With winter months coming, you will have lots to keep you busy and folks will love these items for Christmas gifts too.

Nanci said...

Hi Val, Just love all you've been doing and congrats on winning at Allie's Christmas drawing!

Needled Mom said...

You are really having fun with the different crafts. I love the chicken scratch and the crochet is coming along so nicely. The little hat with the flower is so sweet.

GardenofDaisies said...

I am so impressed! You are trying so many different crafts and doing a great job

Mindy said...

I love the pot holders!

The chicken scratch is really nice. I've never seen that pattern before, but I really like it! I still haven't tried chicken scratch, but after seeing this I think I really need to move it up on my to do list!