"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, December 13, 2013

a stone dressed for the weather



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I crocheted a rock.  Well, I guess the more complimentary term would be a stone.  Yes, that's what they are calling them... crocheted stones.  Three years ago while combing the Oregon coast with friends I stuck a few (stones) in my pocket.  "What are we looking for?", asked the friends.  "Beach stones", said I. "What for?", they inquired.  I proceeded to explain that I had seen these beautiful crocheted stones and I intended to make some.  By the time we reached our cottage I was dragging my stooped body up the stairs with pockets heavily bulging with the abundance of generous non-crafters.  Of course, if they had been fellow creators they would have been hoarding for themselves.  All is fair in love and art.

Three years later and I decided it was time.  The fact that I still don't know how to crochet didn't slow me down ( that is if you don't call the 3 year hesitation a pause ;)  I Googled the tutorial by Margaret Oomen on The Purl Bee and proceeded to do it all wrong.  First, I couldn't find any crochet cotton so I grabbed some fingering weight boucle instead.  Then I found myself a crochet hook ( I have them to assist in my knitting faux pas). Then, I must have been confused about which stitch to go into each time around because my pattern doesn't look anything like Margaret's.  I couldn't care less.  Isn't it lovely?  Thank you.  ;)

Blessings, Debbie 

20 comments:

  1. Your stone is ready for winter in the sweetest of sweaters. And your room looks very comfortable and festive!

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  2. Yes, it's very pretty. That's something I've meant to do for a long time and just haven't found the right stone. Your tree is beautiful, too!

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  3. Looks so sweet beside the plant. The Oregon coast is so beautiful...We are near the Washington coast so not too far of a drive to get to yours and we definitely like to visit : )

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  4. Well done on your crochet mastering! it looks great. And now i am on the pc instead of the iphone i can see your beautiful header photograph. What a beautiful girl xxx

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  5. Okay - so I'm not sure how I missed the last four posts but I have, so I did some catch up (well tried to but I'm also watching something in the oven! Can't I ever just do ONE thing??!? lol!)

    So to start - ummm, WOW on your header picture of Charlotte - she's GORGEOUS!!!!!!! But you know that already, didn't you!! ;)

    I loved all those pictures in your fall post - your curtains are adorable and I may just come....borrow them one day! ;) Buuut I don't have a pass port...so I'm guessing they are safe for now!! ;)

    So, did I catch that one post right - (didn't quite read it, I'm running out of time and I'm such a visual person) but judging by the pictures, I'm guessing your son is engaged?? Exciting!!!

    Okay - well, just wanted to say "Hello and Merry Christmas to you and you lovely family!! Blessing on all of you this season!!"

    Gotta go - oven timer is about to go off! :D

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  6. Charlotte is just too cute in your header.Those beautiful eyes and the perfect lips. Wow!!!

    I love your tree decoration. It looks very warm and inviting. You did very well on your first crocheted stone. Your own pattern is beautiful and you should be proud of your accomplishment. Now everyone will want one.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  7. About Charlotte... she has a perfect nose too and I bet every other parts are perfect.
    JB

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  8. You are the Queen of wording a blog-post title in such a way as to make one unable to resist coming in to find out what the heck you are talking about. :D xoxo

    Your crocheting looks fine to me. As does your big beautiful tree, and homey parlor.

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  9. Goodness - now I just noticed that beautiful face in your header - what eyes!

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  10. It IS lovely! :) Nothing should be perfect anyways. You home looks lovely all decorated.

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  11. I love it! It's very important and very sweet. All new "tries" are. You're a natural at all thready endeavors.

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  12. Whatever you make comes out amazingly beautiful, because you have the touch!

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  13. I've seen those crocheted stones too and thought they were very lovely. I like yours too, and I'm impressed that a non-crocheter just did it! Well done! Love your tree too. Will you light those tiny candles on Christmas Eve, I wonder?

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  14. I really want to learn how to crochet, I think these would make wonderful gifts. Thank you for your sweet comments on my cross stitch post - it made my day to see you there!

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  15. I forgot to tell you how beautiful I think your tree is!

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  16. I crochet quite a lot, and I think you did a grand job! Very nicely attired!

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  17. It is lovely!! I think I would just try to glue a doily on it.. ;)

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  18. It certainly is lovely as is the room all decorated for Christmas. Sweet, sweet header, too!

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  19. Yes it is lovely. And I love collecting rocks. Love them.

    Cindy Bee

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