A couple of months ago I was browsing in one of our JoAnn Fabrics stores here in town and ran into a friend I hadn't seen in quite awhile. We had a nice visit, and it turns out that she also has a blog. We have been following each others sewing adventures since that day.
One day I went to Steph's blog and found a crocheted rug she had made. I enlarged the photo of this rug as large as I possibly could and just sat there staring at it. As I read her post I couldn't believe it. She had crocheted her rug with 1" strips of fabric using a size P hook. I was puzzled because I didn't see any knots or pieces of fabric sticking up anywhere, so I wrote Steph. She works at one of our local quilt shops here, and she told me to come up and bring my hook and some strips and she would show me how she joins her strips and help me get started.
Oh, I know this is starting another project, but I'm using up my stash. And, I can crochet faster than I can do any other craft. I think this is the center that Steph started for me. My daughter was here visiting, and we both worked on this. First we tried single crochets and then slip stitches to see just what looked best. Steph's piece looked so nice. I may have to go back again for a refresher course......
Here is another one that I started.Steph's rug and hope to finish one of these some day.
Then I was looking through my photos on the computer and found this.
Today I spent time outside in my flowers. I have wanted to put a big pot of flowers in between my garage doors for awhile now. So today I found a nice pot and it's late enough in the planting season that the flowers that are left in the stores are priced reasonably. So that all seemed to take up most of today. I forgot to take a photo of that pot, but these are some red day lillies that I have planted out back.
I really have been doing some quilt things, but I can't show them. I worked on one round robin and mailed it to the next person on the list. Then the next quilt that I am to work on arrived, and I love the design and fabrics so much that I started working on it right away.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I hope you are all finding some time to stitch today.