Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I love being a crafter

Hubby playing tug of war with Bree the boxer and Miss S. It was hotter than heck this weekend. Miss S and I tried to go to the park but only lasted about 20 minutes. She found a frisbee at the park and brought it home to play frisbee with daddy. They moved on to tug of war after dad accidently threw the frisbee into the neghbor's yard.


My weekend was filled with lots of craft and sewing projects. I love that I can create so many wonderful things and I owe the women in my family for that...to my great grandma Emma and my granny Esther - a thank you for introducing me to crochet, and to my momma Marsha - a thank you for introducing me to sewing, embroidery and crafting. So many other talented crafters have also touched my life and I am thankful for the knowledge they have imparted to me in passing along their love for the creative arts. I started this scarf on Saturday and finished it on Sunday. The yarn was homespun bought in a thrift shop package of about 5 different yarns and I used the pattern on the wrapper. It was so quick and easy and turned out great. This is the first time I have knit since I was about 12 so I definitely was going for easy. I have decided that this year will be the year of handmade gifts for Christmas and birthdays so the scarf will go into the gift box. Right now it's still on my desk and it thrills my heart a little bit every time I look at it.

5 comments:

carrster said...

I love how fast the homespun knits up! I have been making prayer shawls lately with it and it's so fast yet the results are so soft & cozy.

moki said...

ohhh emma and esther! I love those old names. I'd be so bored if I had no hobbies(/talents) I'd have to sit around in my big house in stone brdige and just twiddle my thumbs. oh, oops ;)

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African Kelli said...

That is such a good plan. I love "homemade Christmas." I am going to try for that this year too!