Friday, August 14, 2009

Favorite Things Swap & My Crochet

I joined the Favorite things swap that Connie was hosting.  My partner Laurie does not have a blog so I wanted to show you the package I sent her.  
I sent her some shell buttons, a market bag I crocheted, a vintage bureau scarf, a piece of fabric with travel themes, and some Patons Bamboo and silk yarn.
I received an amazing package from Laurie.  I forgot to take a picture before I ripped into it.  Each item was wrapped in a beautiful pink rosebud paper.  Look at all these wonderful goodies she sent me.  I feel absolutely spoiled!!!
As much as I love other crafts my favorite by far is crochet.  I have started on another bag.  I made this with some leftover yarn.  It is a practice bag because I wasn't sure how it would come out but I am happy with it so far.  It is done in single crochet so it's quick and easy.  I am planning to line it and add some handles.
This is the bottom of the bag.  It came out great and I will be adding something sturdy to the bottom before I line it.
My sister in law is having a baby and I decided I would try to make my first baby sweater.  This pattern was very old and some of the directions were not easy to understand but I muddled through it and the end product is not too bad.  I was quite happy with it for the first sweater I have crocheted.  Somehow the first time I crocheted the sleeves they were huge and I had to redo them but otherwise it came out great.
Crochet is my favorite hobby and I love to try new patterns.  Next, I hope to try a tunic for me that I saw in a book recently.  Wish me luck.

The ac has been fixed.  It is another very hot day here and we are thankful it works.  It will be a better night to sleep with it on.  The man who came was very nice and he checked the fuses first, that's what I thought might be wrong, and that was it.  The total bill was $170 which was not bad.  I was so thankful.  Then that night our monitor decided to stop working.  It wouldn't do anything.  I had no idea what was wrong and hubby was not home.  The next day he worked on it and it came to life.  Thank you God for such a handy hubby.  


Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Oh Ruth, everything looks wonderful and I love love love the baby sweater! you did a great job on it what a wonderful gift to give!!

Adrienne said...

I'd say you both were spoiled! What goodies both ways.

That sweater is just beautiful! I seem to have the same problem with sleeves - they end up looking more appropriate for legs not arms!

sara's art house said...

That sweater is ADORABLE!

Sandy Toes said...

Very pretty...amazing sewing!
sandy toe

electricdunce said...

What fun to get surprises in the mail. I love the crocheted bag and the little baby sweater are both so nice. I am inspired to crochet a market bag myself, if my hands will stand it...


Jessica said...

What great swap packages. I've tried my hand at crochet but it always boggles my mind!

stitching under oaks said...

what a fun swap. Looks like you two were paired up beautifully. I love the bags that you crocheted. And that baby sweater is adorable!

Amanda said...

The baby sweater is adorable!!!!

So glad to hear that the a/c is back!

Bonne said...

I'm loving that market bag!

Beverly said...

Wow, Ruth, I think you both got great goodie bags!!! What a nice swap. Hope all is well with you. Missing chatting with you all....just no time these days. ]
Hugs to you,

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Ruth,

Thanks for popping in for a visit at my place! ;0) It's always nice to see you.

I love the swap items....both sides..I see you got the dvd for the movie Mrs Potter..and I love Victoria magazine. I have all of their first issues up to the time they quit publishing several years back.

I agree with you on the's such a creative craft that can evolve into anything we can imagine...the covered motorcycle work of art is a great example!

Have a great day and drop by anytime..I'm always close by.


Susie from Bienvenue said...

What sweet goodies! Love that lil sweater awwww.

Melanie said...

Love your bag!

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