Here's an old pattern from my 1950's crochet book I'm working on. I'm using yellow for the flowers and a light mint green, because it makes it look more vintage and colors of that time period. I'll show pics as I finish one. To see the image bigger when you click on it you have to right click and click view.It's amazing whoever figured out how to make the flowers in this pattern, and we'll probably never know who made it. I've always loved it and was going to try and figure it out myself, after having the book and working the flowers, no way I could have and I've been crocheting for years. Amazing...
This crochet filet graph is called Briar Rose Runner and a very old pattern using crochet thread. I got this graph a long time ago from the old angelfire web pages, those were so good. I hate it when so many good sites are just gone, like geocities, some good stuff. Wayback Machine had this for awhile, now I can't find it.
I started this a long time ago and was going to start it back up. I know you chain 206 to start, wish I had the full instructions, but you can follow the graph. It's not very big, but you can put it in your paint program and make it bigger. Up at the top you'll see the arrow and it says center, kind of hard to read, but you just start that half like it was a mirror image. See where that leaf is starting at the very top, that's the graph going backwards, if you understand what I'm saying. You can google Briar Rose Runner crochet and you'll see what I'm talking about, don't want to use someone else's photo from their site without permission.
So sitting here today, I looked up and realized how dusty my room had gotten and so quick. I guess it's the fan in the room,so took care of all that today, turned on my twinkle lights that run from the top of the dresser mirror to the nightstand. I love how mirrors reflect the lights, twinkle and candlelights. Lit up some candles tonight, sitting against the pillows, listening to the fan and just thinking on things. Sometimes you have to do that, it helps comes up with ideas.
My daughter was talking about how she started writing a story and she's so happy, because she's had a writer's block. I told her everyone that creates things always does at one time or the other. Sometimes you just have to stop and take other things in to be able to put out something. Sometimes you also have to sit and reflect on life anyway, and not just go and go without thinking.
The little jewelry box was just a little wooden box I painted long ago and modpodged a print out on top I had gotten online. It was so simple and cheap, but has come to be one of my favorite little jewelry boxes.