Yes, spring is trying to show its face telling us it’s time to “refresh our nests” in our own way.
Please, let me encourage you to go from “to do” to “done” as I encourage myself, also.
The law of crochet art
“When we stitch Together, We rise above our differences.”
This time of the year, always, brings thoughts of renovating. Normally, when we think of building a home, it’s not necessary to build anything at all.
You just need to have a creative mind that emphasizes “simplicity,” “thrift” and “practical designs” that can be done through crochet art, showing a home that is both beautiful and harmonious with the environment.
Looking for some ways to create a home that is beautiful? Crochet an heirloom afghan and pillow set or an afghan embellished with embroidery stitches for that sitting room.
We can go from kitchen to living room to bath and more with some ideas.
• Crochet a dress for your dish liquid bottles. (something that can be done in a flash)
• (start ahead of time) and crochet yourself some lacy curtains for your kitchen windows.
• Make some new potholders; pretty towel toppers; table cloth or table toppers.
• Pretty, crocheted covers for your shades, for table lamps.
• Trim your bath towels and hand towels for your towel racks.
If you need help, I’m sure, there is someone out there who would be happy to help you accomplish your goal.
Let your work be an “appreciation of beauty on display.” Just know that small changes can make a big impact.
“To do” … “To Done”
This art is not so difficult to master since the most complex-looking work is made-up of mostly variations of a few basic stitches. It is one of the oldest needlework arts.
In a few weeks, all over the map, there will be little feet making prints on trails. (those of the bunny, of course). Let’s use some creative, imagination here.
Easter seems to be reflected in the bunny theme of crocheted potholders and toys, and little chicks and eggs on crossed stitch patterns.
The reason for those things is they represent “new life.”
You can, also crochet some attractive pan holders and hot dish mats for home or to take to a spring bazaar. They make excellent gift items, too.
Karen Ann Buffington, is owner and operator of Karen’s Korner Crochet, 93 Pine St., Gallipolis.