Saturday, 3 March 2018

A little crochet project and some dried flowers

While moving the bedrooms around the other days I removed my crochet cottons from one of the drawers in the bed.  The bed had been pushed against the wall so the cottons weren't really very easy to access. I assumed that I would simply pull the bed away from the wall when I felt like crocheting.  That never happened and they have languished in the drawer for more than a year.  I have decided that those drawers will be the perfect storage space for all Tony's football memorabilia. The programmes, scarves, hats etc.. in fact anything of a football nature that he doesn't use but can't bear to part with. We are hoping to purge the loft as soon as the weather is a little warmer and the pile of programmes takes up a decent chunk of space.
Yesterday after a few false starts I made a start on this little crochet project. I don't have a pattern and am simply making it up as I go along. It is looking really pretty now that it has begun to grow.  I have no idea how big I will make it yet. I might just keep going and make a small tablecloth.. and I might not, time will tell.
The flowers from the lovely bouquet that Tony bought the other week are just starting to go over. The thick fleshy stalk from the hyacinths had collapsed even though the flowers still looked and smelt gorgeous.  I didn't want to just throw them on the compost pile so thought I would try drying them in the dehydrator. Being very fleshy flowers I wasn't sure how successful this would be.  They are doing really well so far and will make a pretty addition to my pot pourri.  I snipped a few other flower heads too just to see how well they will dry.


Hyacinth flowers


14 comments:

  1. You are so clever to make the crochet without a pattern Cherie; can't wait to see the finished item. :-)

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    1. It is trial and error Alison... I keep pulling back rows that I am not happy with

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  2. That is going to be one beautiful table cloth.

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    1. Thanks Toni, I am enjoying making it.

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  3. Lovely. I have finished the jumper for Moose😇

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  4. I am so impressed that you have done that crocheting without a pattern! I know it can be hard to keep a circular work flat.

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    1. I have pulled back and adjusted many of the rounds just to keep it flat. Sometimes the round was too tight and other times it was too lose.It is looking realy pretty now.

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  5. Wow! What beautiful crochet work. I could never do something that tiny and intricate with no pattern. So talented!

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    1. Awwww, bless you. What a lovely thing to say.

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  6. A talented lady indeed, the crochet work is amazing. I love the idea of drying flowers out. How peculiar that you recognised the Butt of Lewis, it is a popular place to visit as a tourist.

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    1. I wish I could say that I had been there but I have never visited Lewis.... Now I feel I need to.

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  7. Wait, you are making that up as you go along? What are you, a GENIUS?! That crochet is GORGEOUS!

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment. It is growing really well but in truth would be twice as big if I didn't keep pulling back rounds.

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