Saturday, November 26, 2016

Romance Candy Cane Cover

Romance Candy Cane Cover Crochet Pattern

based on Cylinda Mathews' Victorian Candy Cane Cover, adaptation by Carolyn Frances

Medium weight yarn. Hook size F.

Row 2:  Ch 4, turn work; sk next sc, dc in next sc; (ch 1 dc in next sc) twice;
[ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc] 4 times;
(ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc) 11 times;
[ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc], ch 1, dc in next sc; 

(ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc) 11 times;
[ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc] 4 times;
(ch 1 dc in next sc) twice, (ch 1, sk next sc, dc) twice to end in last sc.

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn work; sc in first st; *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch1, dc) in next dc (shell made), sc in next dc; rep from * across. The last sc will be in the third of the chain 4 of row two.

Join start edges of strip together at the top of the shell using a slip stitch.  Finish off.  Weave in candy canes.
Pattern by Carolyn Frances

Saturday, August 18, 2012

You're Invited

Did you know that August is Happiness Happens month? Did you have a good month? How many days of happiness did you have? Maybe you need some ideas on how to have a good day.

I want to share some resouces and ideas with you that can give you a lift.

The first exercise (oops, do you feel as bad about the word exercise as I do, hmm ...)
OK, the first piece of homework (nope, that doesn't sound exciting does it?)
How about activity or assignment or task or challenge?
None of those sound right either.

Let's try invitation.

Don't you love getting a handwritten invitation in the mail? It usually means something fun or good is about to happen. It's usually a reason to celebrate and be excited. So, let's go with that.

And since we're talking about invitations, why not write up a few for yourself. Invite yourself out to lunch or for a trip to a nice garden or for some other treat. Write them up and put them in sealed envelopes and hide them around your house. Then later, when they come to light again, you'll have a reason to celebrate. This is two-part fun. You get to have fun crafting the invitations and hiding them and fun again when they show up in the future.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Beautiful Quote

Found this beautiful quote today.

I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
From the seas and the streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noonday dreams.

From my wings are shaken the dews that waken
The sweet buds every one,
When rocked to rest on their mother's breast,
As she dances about the sun.

I weild the flail of the lashing hail,
And whiten the green plains under,
And then again I dissolve it in rain,
And laugh as I pass in thunder.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley