Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,,,,,,

I think my Christmas Cactus is a little's been blooming like cray since before Thanksgiving !!! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

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.

I made this sunflower afghan many many years ago and I remember the pattern was from a magazine but I can't seem to find it now to give credit to the designer.  Looking back I guess I have done more fall crochet than I thought !! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Burkittsville Craft Show

Today was the annual craft show at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  Very nice crafts for sale and a very steady crowd came threw.  The doilies and ornaments went really well.  Guess I'm going to have to spend more time with the crochet hook  !! 

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.