Wednesday, April 15, 2015

All things creative today

How to make pinwheels:

How to make fruit roll ups....yummy!!


Here is where I am in my knitting, over half way through the yellow ball of yarn, two more to go after that:
Putting together a quilt top for dd that I started, ages, and ages ago.  First four rows done, it's a lot brighter in real life.  The blocks are a pinwheel variation, that I had done here.

Bought a ball of dishcloth yarn in an attempt to try and learn myself to crochet..........not holding out much hope though!!
I already have the crochet hooks, so it's not costing me a lot to see if I can do it.

I just posted another book review "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," by Lisa See if anyone is interested?  Great book I gave it a 5 out of 5!!

15 comments:

Angela said...

don't know if it is available in Canada, but Nicki Trench 'cute'n'easy' crochet is BRILLIANT. I am a relative newbie to crochet, and love this book - onstructions so clear, patterns so usable! blessings xx

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

I love that quilting. You are clever. A lady at work quilts. She goes on quilting weekend workshops which she enjoys.

Jacquelineand.... said...

About the only thing I'm getting crafty with is mask-making, lol. I have a great deal of admiration for those who are crafty, but I'm all thumbs.

Evelyn said...

love the quilt top and I also love using crocheted dish cloths. sounds like a great book!

Undomestic Diva said...

your knitting and quilt tops are stunning! super jealous of your talent :) oooh i haven't had fruit roll ups in years! Will have to make some next time there are strawberries on offer :)

Gillian said...

I hope you get the hang of crocheting. It's great fun and quick to do.

Piece by Piece said...

The knitting is coming along very nicely, and I love the quilt. Knitting is no problem for me, have been doing it for as long as I can remember, however, crochet, forget it, just cannot get the hang of it.
Patricia

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm impressed that you've done so much on the blanket!! I like the quilt top very much!

William Kendall said...

Whenever I see knitting, my mind often goes to the notion of "a cat would love to start pulling on that string."

My mother often enjoyed rug hooking, which is a bit related.

TrishWish said...

Love that quilt pattern. How patient you must have been to do that!

Wean said...

That space-died yarn will crochet up beautifully. It seems to be more effective than when it's knitted.
Like the quilt.

Rose said...

I love the way you arranged the quilt blocks...I would not have thought to do something like that.

You sure are coming along with the knitting...and if your crochetted dishrags are not perfect, you can still use them!

Linda said...

Beautiful quilting, Gill. I love your talent.

Scrappy quilter said...

You've been busy. I think I heard you say knitting wouldn't come to you and look at where you are now. I'm sure you'll persevere until you get it. Great job!

angela said...

As always YouTube is fantastic for leaning to craft including crochet. Sometimes you get videos taking you from the start to finish! go for it. I have faith in you xx