Latest Projects

It has been a while since I have taken any time to blog, but I wanted to show you the latest projects I have been up to.

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I made two of these hats for two girls in my church.  They are fast and the sizes chart in the post is great.  Check out this blog for the pattern.

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This scarf is really versatile, I didn’t take pictures of all the different ways it can be worn, check out this blog for the pattern.

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This isn’t finished yet because I need more yarn, but my friend is coming in a couple of weeks and she will bring me some. I am anxious to wear it, because it is so pretty.  It is a little complicated at first, but it gets easier as you go.  Another great blog with free patterns. Can I just say how thankful I am that people are willing to share their crochet patters for free!  What a blessing!

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Pinterest is great.  I found this post about growing your own garlic.  I am skeptical, we will see if it works.  If you try it, post a comment and let me know if it works.  Here is the beginning of mine, It has grown about 2 inches since I took this pic. I will post on this later as it grows.  We will if it is a pinsuccess or a pinfail.

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I also made Turkish Baklava, it was really good.  I will be doing a full blog post on this.

So as you can see I haven’t been blogging, but I certainly have been baking, crocheting and pinning!

Scarf Swap

I was introduced to this blog by a friend summer.  Having a heart for adoption and since I love a good blog I started reading Karen’s blog often (you should too!).  When she proposed a scarf swap I was all in!

My scarf swap partner is named Karen too.  She also has a heart for adoption and you can see her great blog here.

After exchanging a few emails with Karen, I couldn’t wait to swap scarfs.  I made and sent her a scarf that looked like this only grey.  Here is what she sent me…

Yeah a package in the mail!

Pretty wrapping…

I was so excited to open it up… Voila a beautiful teal scarf and chocolate!

And as a language learner, I have to give mad props to anyone learning this language!

Yeah!  I love my scarf!

Jean Rag Rug

I saw some pictures of Rag Rugs (try to say that five times fast) on Pinterest and I was intrigued.  I thought it would be really fun to have a colorful rag rug of my own.  Then I found this blog with a tutoral about how to cut the fabric and that really got me thinking.  So I decided I wanted to use old jeans to make my own rug.  I figured that the fabric would be sturdy and the colors would basically match.  So I started collecting old jeans from friends, etc. and got started.

Cutting/Ripping the fabric takes a little bit of time, but it isn’t hard.  I suggest doing it outside, especially if you have a heavy fabric like jeans.

Next get a big metal crochet needle and get started.  Really use a metal needle my plastic needle broke pretty quickly.

Did I mention you need a lot of Jeans.  This picture shows about 2 pairs of jeans.  You can use kids jeans too, but they won’t get you very far.
Since she does such a good job of explaining how to cut the fabric and a simple pattern to get started, I won’t repeat.

And here is the almost finished project.

It is not as big as I want it to be, and I still have some jeans to add to it.  It has really become a prayer rug. When I see it I think and pray for the people who gave me their old jeans and are now serving the Lord all around the world!  Thank you friends!