Thursday, July 9, 2009
I have tons of crochet and embroidery patterns,along with print outs of decorating and project pics.At Walmart I bought notebooks and packs of notebook plastic fillers that you can just slip the print outs in.I've had them for a long time,but they are still sold at Walmart and very inexpensive.Also,the outside plastic notebook covers have a slit in the top,so you can slip in a print out of the book contents,such as crochet patterns.
I am in the schoolroom for the summer.It is very bright in there and I can just fold up the table and chairs and have the floor for working on patterns and big projects.In the fifth photo I was piling out my thread to see what colors I wanted to do in a project and I have my little purple and clear thread punch tool over to the right next to the black thread.I bought it at Michael's,but I think for a good punch,I'll have to get one online.
VIRGINIA REEL 1958
I use size 10 thread,but you can use size 30 and Steel Crochet Hook No. 10.
Tablecloth 60 x 80 inches.Each motif measures 2 inches square.
FIRST MOTIF . . . Starting at center, ch 10. Join with sl st to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1, 24 sc in ring. Join with sl st.
2nd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, (ch 9, skip 5 sc, sc in next sc) 3 times; ch 9,
sl st in first sc.
3rd rnd: In each ch-9 loop around make s c, half dc, 12 dc, half dc and sc.Join.
4th rnd: Sl st in next half dc, sc in same place, * (ch 5, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc)
4 times; ch 5, sc in first half dc of next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch
2, dc in first sc.
5th rnd: * Ch 5, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in dc.
6th rnd: * Ch 9, sc in next loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 4 times. Repeat from *
around, ending with ch 2, dc in dc.
7th rnd: Sc in loop just formed, * in next ch-9 loop make sc, half dc, 6 dc, ch 5, sl
st in last dc made (picot), in same loop make 6 dc, half dc and sc; sc in next loop,
(ch 5, sc in next loop) 3 times. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.
SECOND MOTIF ... 1st to 6th rnds incl work as for First Motif.
7th rnd: Sc in loop just formed, in next ch-9 loop make sc, half dc and 6 dc; then ch
2, sl st in corner picot of First Motif, ch 2, sl st in last dc made on Second Motif;
in same loop on Second Motif make 6 dc, half dc and sc; sc in next loop, (ch 2, sc in
next loop of First Motif, ch 2, sc in next loop of Second Motif) 3 times; in next
ch-9 loop make sc, half dc and 6 dc, join picot as before and complete as for First
Motif (no more joinings).
Make 30 rows of 40 motifs, joining adjacent sides as Second Motif was joined to First
Motif. Block to measurements.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
My husband made the steak and I made baked potatoes and corn on the cob.Throw in some salad with Hidden Valley Dressing,sourcream and butter on the potatoes,butter on the corn and Pepsi and Lemonade.Oh,it was so good,makes me hungry just thinking of it.He rubs in Montreal Steak Seasoning and Red Robin Seasoning Salt and presses it in the steak.He puts a light coating of Olive Oil in bottom of frying pan and mm mm.I use my black iron pans for cooking.Oh,and don't even think that on his plate was all he got,I told him to hurry and throw some food on a plate for a pic,I was starving.LOL