Friday, September 30, 2011

COURAGEOUS



If any of you possibly can,
go see this movie!

It will only be out for a few
days in the theater.

This is probably the best movie
I've seen.  It makes a person
really think about what it means
to be a parent and to do an
excellent job in the sight of 
God Almighty.

Here's a preview:




I so hope you will make time for this.
It is more than worth the price
of admission (and I never think
that with today's trumped up prices).

Frog It Friday


Here is the doily that I
originally intended for 
the Give-Away:


It, too, is a PK.
The pattern is "Penny Lane."
But as you can tell,
something went awry.

This doily has been blocked,

but...

I was not able to work the warp out.

I decided that I would have to frog
it to the point before the warp starts.

I just kept wondering what happened.

and wondering...

(I don't usually have this trouble.)

and wondering.

Then I saw the hook I had been using.

I KNOW I started this doily
with a size 7 (1.65mm).

But lo and behold,
this hook was a size 4!!!

Girls, I have 

NO

IDEA

how I did that!


So...

a frogging I will go,
a frogging I will go.
High-ho the derry-o,
a frogging I will go!



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NEW WINNER!!!

THE PRIZE HAS NOT
BEEN CLAIMED!

So a new name
has been drawn.

VIKKI

You're the NEW WINNER
of the Pineapple Passion Doily
in the 
Exquisite Thread Crochet Dainties' 
give-away!!!

Please email me with your snail mail
address and full name.

mamalezlie@gmail.com

I will try to send it out
within a week of 
receiving your info.

If I haven't received a reply by next Wed.,
October 5th, 2011,
then I will try one last time.
If unclaimed that time,
I will end the give-away.

Thanks for participating!

And welcome to 4 new members:
Mindy, Beth, hakelnerd, and Sandy!
God bless you!


 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

And the winner is:



(insert drum roll)

SHERRI!!!

Please send me an email:
mamalezlie@gmail.com

and give me your full name
and mailing address.

I will do my best to mail
the doily to you
this week.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!


Monday, September 12, 2011

PK Doily Give-Away Details



Here it is!



Patricia Kristoffersen's
Pineapple Passion
design from
Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies




I have made this as a celebration gift,
because my blog has reached the
50 FOLLOWER mark.

All you have to do to
enter the drawing to
win this piece
of thread crochet artwork
is to be a FOLLOWER
AND to make a comment on
THIS POST.

After 1 week,
Sept. 19th,
the entries will
be CLOSED.

I will draw the
WINNER
at random.

I will post the
WINNER
on Sept. 20th.

The WINNER
then needs to contact me
BY SEPT. 27TH
with the name and
snail mail address to which
I can send the doily.
(If I am not contacted by 9/27,
I will draw a new name
from the comments list.)

Here are a couple more pictures
so you can see the raised detailing
more clearly, I hope.



Besides the center, the base
of each pineapple has a
raised portion.


EXQUISITE!!!


DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT
FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!!!



Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Thread Crochet Blog List

Since this blog is mainly focused on thread crochet projects, I decided to make a new blog list dedicated to other bloggers who work with my favorite medium.

So far, I have:

Annasimplecrochet
Bella Crochet
Belle fleur de lis
By Hooks 4U
Floral Arrangements and Crocheted Flowers
Lia's handwerkblog
Linda Crochets
Nica Croche
Pink Rose Crochet

If you like to work with crochet thread or like to see projects using it, then check out my sidebar.

Friday, September 9, 2011

TODAY'S THE DAY!



50 FOLLOWERS!!!

I have a couple more rows to go
on my Give-Away Doily!!!




So stay tuned for the

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

of the Give-Away and the details!


Welcome to Kristine, Silvia, and Sherri!!!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Venture into Yarn Land



You know that I LOVE THREAD CROCHET, right?  

(As my oldest son would say,  
"Thank you, Captain Obvious.")


But...every once in awhile there is a project which compels me to venture into 

Yarn Land.


And in one of my many visits to Bella Crochet, I happened across a free pattern that Ann offers.

A VERY cute Sunflower Dish Cloth made with cotton yarn.

It is SO bright and cheery that I really wanted to try it.

And it has turned out so cute!

SEE:



The pattern called for a size I hook.  Which turned out nice, but sort of large for my little hands.

So then I tried it with size H, and then settled on G.




I like the results!!!



Besides being so cute,
the pattern is quite easy
and is a quick
gratification
project.

You can make one easily while
sitting in your doctor's waiting room.
(I started one and got all but two small sections
of the yellow finished when I was waiting on 
my chiropractor last Friday.)




Happy Crocheting!!!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thread Crochet Give-Away Update


So close to being finished with

my Give-Away Doily project.

Here is a teaser picture:




I'm sure you can tell
it is a Patricia Kristoffersen
design if you are at all
familiar with her work.

47 Followers and Counting!

Welcome to the 5 newest followers:
Debi Y., Carmelina, Barbara,
Pradeepa, and Shari!

Glad you could join me here at
Exquisite Thread Crochet Dainties.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Crochet Thread Floral Baby Bonnet and Bootie Set-Pink & Black


I am SO excited about the colors I used
this time with the Baby Set in the
Leisure Arts #3225.  

And I will continue
to experiment with colors for it,
so STAY TUNED!

This is how it all started:



I chose this one:



And here are the end results of
this thread crochet decision:



The bonnet is assembled in an interesting
manner, beginning with a rectangle and
working decreases to create the back.





I think the black ribbon sets off
the flower motifs nicely!



In the words of Lightning McQueen
(which my boys just happen to be
watching right now),

KA-CHOW!!!

I was SO excited about this color
combo that I made TWO sets.

One for Allison Kay,
my new great-niece.

And one for Eliza Jane,
daughter of a family friend.

Out of the great loves of my life,
thread crochet and fresh babies
are in the top 10 list.

So when I can combine both,
YIPPEE!!!

As I said, STAY TUNED
for future color installments.

Up next, PURPLE COMBO!

(All thread is size 10
used with a size 7 hook.)