Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Harmon & Irene's Throw - Label

These are the labels I made. The Throws were bought. I customized the designs. The designs were machine embroidered on the same type of Fabric as the throws.

I then sewed the labels to the wrong side of the Throw.

I was able to match the Throw's fabric. Both are a very soft chenille type fabric and it is quite heavy, so these Throws will be nice and cozy :)

I also thought the fabric would be great for a Jacket :)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Crochet - Simple Dish Cloth - First project

Today was the day for making up Christmas gifts... embroidering actually......I will post the pictures after Christmas,

once my in laws have received their gifts :) I am the type that has to sit in front of the machine and watch it while the embroidery is stitching out. I have to do this just in case something goes wrong.... So, what do you do while you are sitting there???....why teach yourself to Crochet of course! I bought this yarn and Crochet hook at least 2 years ago. I had great intentions of teaching myself to crochet. All I wanted was to learn so I could make these dish cloths. Well two years later-here I am. It did take me a few trys at starting this cloth before it finally started making sense. It was a very slow process and this is as far as I got, but I am very pleased with the results. My rows are not as straight as they should be, and I know my tension is off, but still not too bad for a first project. (Actually, I'm not even sure if I'm doing it right. To me it really doesn't look like the picture in the book. An experienced "eye" will see .....) The hardest thing I found was trying to keep the yarn from slipping out of my hand.......I had to keep positioning it on my finger......I guess that will come with practice. The book I bought has different syles of wash cloths ,so once I get real comfortable with this simple pattern I will try a harder one. So today was a very productive day. I finished the embroideries, learned to crochet - very basic stitches- and washed and groomed Bradley (my dog).