Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Dazzling Dishcloths!"

Yup, suffering from my crafter's ADD! On to crocheting dishcloths! 

Here is the book:

Here is my version of "Spring Meadows". The pattern calls for 2 strands of size 10 crochet cotton, however I used 1 strand of a slightly thicker cotton. (no, I didn't forget one of the picot edges, it must have gotten folded under as I moved it around to be photographed)

This next one is the "Pineapple". Again, the pattern calls for 2 strands of size 10 crochet cotton.  I only had 1 skein, so, that's what I used. This is probably the most complicated pattern I've done in a long time, so don't look too closely - I'm sure you may find a few mistakes!

 Here is a picture of the two side by side so you can see the difference in size.

I don't know about you, but I believe they are much too pretty to be used as dishcloths!

Well, thanks for stopping, come again, and take care! - Elizabeth

Friday, July 22, 2011

And there's more....

Purchased some zipper tape today and am going to experiment with dying it different colors.  It is hard to find the color of zipper I want in the length I need, so time to play!

I'm sure you're getting tired of my zipper flowers, but I did buy some beauteous corduroy today that is just dying to be made into a if I need another!

Take care, thanks for stopping, and come again! - Elizabeth

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I'm thinking this white one is my new favorite!

Which one(s) do you like the most?

Thanks for stopping, come again, and take care! - Elizabeth

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Be prepared, you might see some more of these!

Take care, and come again! - Elizabeth

Friday, July 8, 2011

Zipper Flower

I know I'm a little behind the fad of the "zipper flower", but I'd thought I'd give it a go.

A little lopsided, but not too bad for my first attempt.  This is the only zipper I had on hand that would fit the length requirement, but I would like to try one that has the metal teeth as those really "pop", and it adds a little extra "bling".  If you are interested in a pattern, just google "free zipper flower pattern".  There are a ton of sites and videos that will instruct you on how to make many different styles!

Now to make a purse to put it on......

Take care, thanks for stopping, and come again! - Elizabeth

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The "Cut Up" Prt. 2

Well, after making my Halloween quilt, I decided I needed a Christmas one.  And...since I did have a Christmas layer cake........Wah-lah!
"The Cut Up" done with Christmas Layer Cake. 
Click any of the pictures for a closer look.

A few of the blocks

One of my favorites!
 I think the blocks ended up looking like presents!  If I get really ambitious I may applique some gift tags on the plain squares?? Now to find the perfect backing material? 

What else have I been up to? Well, I have attacked my house.  The garage, kitchen, dining room, and living room have been decluttered and purged.  I still have my room, the bathroom, and possibly the basement (if the motivation lasts that long) to go! Sounds like fun doesn't it.....not really, but it's getting done.

In my last post, I talked about a little run in involving the lawn mower.  Well, the lawn mower saga continues....first a little background knowledge for you.  In all, I mow 4 1/2 lots, or in terms of time, it takes me about 2 hrs. Yes, that's a lot of mowing! 

Anywho, I had mowed 3 1/2 of the lots, drove the mower across town to mow the last lot, put the brake on, put it into gear, and it would only go in reverse!  Yes, IN REVERSE!!  I tried everything - only backwards would my lawn mower go! After all that mowing and driving across town it THEN decided to go wonky!  I was so irked and irritated that I was momentarily tempted to go ahead and mow my lawn in reverse, but then the thought of providing the town with that much amusement, at my expense, kicked in.  Word travels fast in really small towns........(and by small, I mean 300-400 people on a good day!).

On a positive note, the lawn mower is now fixed and awaiting our next grass-trimming session.  However, I may have to take a baseball bat to it if it chooses to act up again any time soon.....I'm just sayin'!

 Well, that's all for now! Thanks so much for stopping, please come again, and take care! - Elizabeth