Sunday, July 5, 2009

Relaxing crochet....

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If you need me today, you will find me surrounded by yarn as I finish off my crochet bag.

Remember I started it the night before we left on vacation?

Well I'm *this.close* to finishing this project and I'm super thrilled, it's been one of the most enjoyable crochet patterns I've ever tried, thanks to Lucy at Attic 24. You won't believe just how fast this works up and boy does it make a huge bag, I think I'm going to turn it into my library bag because I can never quite find one big enough.

Right now, it holds the yarn I'm using for this project.

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I considered lining it, but I don't think I will, I really like the way it looks as is and it's pretty thick so I don't think it will need any reinforcement.

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All that is left to do are the handles and the little flower embelishments, then I'll show you all the completed bag.

If you're interested in trying it for yourself just head on over to Lucy's and check out her Crochet Bag Pattern, and if you do make one for yourself, won't you come back and show me?

While puttering around the kitchen this morning I found the cutest little hummingbird right outside the window, now I'm not sure if this is the same little one that used to visit me all the time. What I do know, is that he reminded me that I need to refill the feeder, best get on that right away.

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If you love reading as much as I do, I'm sure you've noticed by now that on the left sidebar I have an ongoing list of Summer Books I want to read, I'll add more as I go but if you have one that you think is an absolute Summer MUST READ, let me know and I'll add it to the list, think of it as *our* list of books where we can get ideas for the next read.

book cover of   Return to Sullivan's Island    (Lowcountry Tales)  by  Dorothea Benton Frank

Oh and if I may make a suggestion, I just finished a good one and did a review for the blog tour starting today, you can head on over to my Review Blog and read it there, it's for Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank.

And I think that is all I had to say, I bet by the time I hit Publish Post I'll remember something else but I guess that will have to wait until next time.

11 comments:

YayaOrchid said...

I really enjoy your blog, It's like a breath of fresh air. I think what I like about it is that it is chock full of photos. Photos make a blog more interesting, I think. I do have a question, I notice you'r using Flicker, which I also use. But I recently got a msg on the site saying that I"m near the 200 photo uploads, so I'll have to go 'pro', as in pay to upload. My question is if you had to do that also? Inquiring minds want to know. I'm hoping maybe there's an area where you can still upload photos free of charge.

Sandra said...

YayaOrchid - Thank you for your sweet words, they mean a lot :)
As for your question, I did have to pay to go pro, it was like $23 or $24 for a full year but I think it's well worth it, you have unlimited photos and space and don't have to worry about running out :)

Carol said...

Love the colors you picked for the bag (and thanks for linking to the pattern!). Also - you must have been quick to snap that hummingbird photo! I always miss when I see one out my window :-)

Bonnie said...

the bag is looking great ! can't wait to see it all finished !! and that hummingbird is so adorable !! wow !! and right outside your window ! I love it ! And the photo you got ... it's great !!

YayaOrchid said...

Thank you so much for getting back to me on my question Sandra! I really appreciate it. I hate the thought of having to pay, but I just may have to.

Lulu said...

Sandra its beautiful..I love it..
Glad youre back..

Annette said...

Thank you for sharing the link for the crochet bag! I'm going to try it!

Annette

Nancy said...

Love the bag, I consider myself somewhat of a bag lady, always looking for another bag to carry stuff in...

Kar said...

Love the colors you picked for the bag. Can't wait to see it finished. :)

Nicole said...

Love the bag. I wish I had the patience to crotchet.

The Bookworm said...

I love that bag. It is definitely on my list of projects I hope to try.