The February 2012 issue of Crochet World just came out and has my Garnet Roses Table Runner in this month. This is just one of my pictures but they have a great on on their website. If you want to check it out click on Crochet World under Joyce's Links at top right.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The following ornaments are something new this year. These are 4" ornaments that slip over a bulb on the Christmas tree to light them up. They were crocheted in halves then saturated in stiffener and stretched over a Styrofoam ball then glued together. Very easy to make.
These are 2" ornaments that I put over a string of lights to put on the mantel. If you are wondering what the little note says on the mini long underwear they were made by my Mom (a very crafty person herself !!) I think the year we got married if I remember right and had this little poem with them that says.....
I've washed them in Woolite,
So they didn't shrink,
Nor are they for Junior,
If that's what you think.
I sewed them myself
they look very neat
They're not to admire
But to wear on your feet.
So take off the buttons
Remove the stitches with care,
You've gained 2 pair of socks,
But you've lost your underwear !!
How cute is that !!!
Here is a close up of the 2" ornaments. Very pretty at night !!
This one I tried to make as a lighted tree topper. It was formed as a 6" ball but it didn't look quite right so I put a light in it and wrapped some pip berries around it to make a little lamp. Looks like it's sitting in a nest. I think this about covers all the crocheted Christmas decorations I have out this year. I'll save the snowman stuff for when we finally get some snow :)
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
YES !!!!!!! Finally finished the last of the harvest today !!!!! All that was left was some wet ground at a neighbors they were waiting till the ground froze enough to finish and it worked out. Rick had to go down at 2 a.m. to get started but it was well worth it to be finished especially since we both have nasty colds and weren't in the mood to do anything. At least it's over......till next summer.......
Monday, December 12, 2011
This was a pattern for a mantel scarf that I re-arranged so it would fit on top of the wooden TV top I made to be able to sit more stuff on top that little skinny TV top. It is from "Pineapple Thread Christmas" by Cylinda Mathews at crochetmemories.com. It has these really pretty pineapples on the drape edge.........
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Went to one of the neatest places around here I know of. It's Meadowbrooke Gourds near Carlisle, PA. Their website is mbgourds.com if you want to check it out. I did the create your own snowman workshop and "made" this lighted gourd. I wanted one to use as a Christmas tree topper but it will also sit on a table. I think that's what I'm going to do with it this year instead of trying to put it on an already decorated tree !! They make it so simple to do. They do all the work you just pick out the gourd, the accessories and the designs. I know I have a lot of them already from ones I've grown and crafted but these seem so much cuter than mine do and a lot less work, too :)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
This is one of my new crochet projects for Christmas this year. It has a cotton center and the edge is worked in size 40 crochet thread and a size 12 hook. The "ornaments" on the little trees are crocheted also. If you want to see a better picture of it you can click on the link at the top right of the blog for Crochet World Magazine where it is in the December 2011 issue. Scroll down threw the patterns until you find the picture then click on it for a full size view.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.....
I don't have a lot of fall crochet items that I have made but here are a few that I have done over the years.
The very first issue of Crochet World I ever bought was because this doily on the cover caught my eye in the grocery store. It had little google eyes on the pumpkins but I left them off because I wanted it to be for fall instead of just Halloween. It was in the October 2000 issue and is a design of Agnes Russell called Pumpkin Patch Doily. This one I worked in a size 10 thread with a size 8 hook and it measures 21" across. I really like how doilies look draped over a basket and display many of them that way.
This is the same doily only it is worked in size 80 thread with a size 14 hook so it only measure 12" across. It is actually made from tatting thread and the pumpkins are a shaded orange color.
This Lacy Hat is starched stiff to be a wall hanging or door decoration and is from the book 101 Fun to Crochet Projects. It is a design of Mary Viers. This one is worked in ecru with shaded gold thread pansies and a green ribbon woven around and into a bow.
This is one of my original designs that was in the October 2010 issue of Crochet World. It is worked in size 30 thread and a size 10 hook.
The sunflower edging on this linen center doily is also an original design. It is worked in Lizbeth size 40 crochet thread.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Hello and welcome to The Farmer's Wife Crochet. It seems only fitting to combine farming and crochet designs since the lack of farm related designs was what got me into putting them into my filet crochet runners and things. The first piece I remember working up was for a table runner called "Down on the Farm" probably in 1993 or so. It was my second design that was published in the August 2007 issue of Crochet World magazine. At the time we were still in the dairy business so it had some cows included in it. More on the cow designs another day.....
When we quit milking in 1998 we also got into trucking and have a small trucking business now along with grain farming
I worked up this pattern for a trucking friend as a wedding gift.
It's been a busy fall on the farm with a too wet spring, too dry summer and too wet fall, harvest has been very slow, delayed and disappointing......
....with not very many trips to the mill.....
.......and trying to get grain in the ground whenever possible.
But it has been a very beautiful fall.