Sunday, February 21, 2021

Small things...

 'Twas mostly a quiet, if busy, week at home due to the deep freeze many of us in the U.S. have experienced for a week now.  When I turned to crafting it was small things that caught my attention.

I decided to finish a snowflake I started back in early December.  It was one of the few advent crafts I did - remember that grand plan?  And while I had the crochet thread out, I decided to make a second snowflake by the same designer:


The Frostvale and Wispweave snowflakes are beautiful, if stunningly challenging (to me, anyway) on the last round.


And, actually, I think I also made the following two snowflakes in December, but I just recently blocked them:


And, as often happens when I start crocheting with thread, my fingers just want more of it, so I looked through my 99 Little Doilies book and decided to make Doily #8 for the second time.
I gave away the first one, and I was missing it.

It's kind of crazy how much I want to make another doily.  Doilies can be addictive.  Until I make a really hard one.  Then I don't want to make another for a very long time.


And lastly, I finished Tag #7 for the 52 Tags Challenge:
The theme for this tag was "Hexis"

These cute little Hexis were made by starting with a circle and folding it and ironing it.  If you're at all curious, the video I followed is here.

And that's pretty much it!   This week will probably see my brother's house being listed for sale.   And then we wait...  hopefully, not too long.  I've already received one cash offer (it was too low), and am told there are two agents interested in showing it already, so we'll see!

Still lots to do on the homefront.  And the legal front.  And just keeping up with things.  

With the temps warming up a bit, I'm hoping I can motivate myself to get into a walking routine.  All that snow covering our yard will hopefully be gone by mid-week, and the piles maybe by next week.  It will be fun to see it go!





20 comments:

  1. Your snowflakes are great. Do you plan to put them on the Christmas tree next year?

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    1. I don't really have a plan for them. I wish that last round wasn't so tedious to make on them. It really puts me off making more. But I'd love to have a bunch of them to give as little gifts. I don't think that's going to happen, though.

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  2. Lovely snowflakes it's good you are way ahead for next Christmas, I love your doily the pattern looks familiar I'm sure I've made it myself before, I'm the same with doilies they can become addictive and I end up with a draw full of them and no where to put them. I'm glad the snow is melting it's good to have Spring just around the corner.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I tend to make doilies and put them in a storage and forget to use them. Which is so weird. Today I picked up a doily I've had out since last autumn, and I said to self, "Why don't you make a new spring doily to put here?" I'd already forgotten I'd just made one!

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  3. The doilies looks lovely - showing all the detail. Do you starch them?

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    1. Thank you, Elaine. I get them wet, then spray starch on them, then pin them out to dry. I used to hit them with a few shots of steam from the steam iron, but I'm finding that really isn't necessary - or at least it wasn't with these.

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  4. I always enjoy seeing the items you create with thread. The snowflakes are so delicate and intricate. Your doily is precious too. I find myself using doilies more and more. I should pull out my doilie book and make a few to have on hand. Your tag is so cute. What a great video on how to make a hexi from a circle. Stay warm.

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    1. Awww... thank you, Marsha. Isn't that hexi clever?!? I wish mine turned out more even, but I guess this challenge is all about learning new things. If I make more, I'll probably get better at it.

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  5. Your snowflakes are darling!! Sometimes the weather absolutely dictates what we want to make!!

    Hope things go well with settling your brother's estate.

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  6. Everything you've made this week is so pretty. This tag reminds me of my holly hobby doll I had as a child. The snowflakes are very pretty. So intricate and delicate like real ones.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. That's interesting about the fabric reminding you of Holly Hobby. The fabric is from my MIL's stash of scraps from her quilting. I have no idea how old it is, but I wonder if it's about the same vintage as your doll?

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  7. Always nice to see what creative things you're doing . . . in the midst of a busy, challenging time in your life.

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. Looking back over the last two months, it's rather amazing what all has happened in that short a time. When I try to take it all in it's kind of overwhelming. Thank goodness I was able to take it a day at a time to get here. And a day at a time to get to where we're going. :)

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  8. Your snowflakes are perfectly beautiful. Thank you for the links

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  9. Wow those snowflakes are amazing. Such fine work. Wishing you good luck on a speedy sale of your brother's house.

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  10. Lovely little creations Becki - even though I know they might not have been so 'little' in their making. The snowflakes are so pretty (much better than the real thing, I might add!!)

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