Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I've Always Considered Myself Crafty

For a contest at Carols blog : no pictures...sorry

Mom taught me at an early age (7 or 8) to knit and to sew (she tried to teach me to crochet but for some reason I never caught on, well not till I checked out a tape from the library and sat with my yarn and hook, with the remote right beside me to pause and practice what had just been shown, I was around 31 then). There was a shop mom liked to frequent and I learned to do counted cross stitch, needlepoint and latch hook rugs (I haven't done a rug in a long while, but I have taught my daughter). In fact I've taught my daughter all the crafts (needlearts) that I do...with the exception of smocking (she doesn't have any interest in that). I learned to smock about 7 years ago, but haven't done much of that since I took up sock knitting (I have several doll dresses to finish). Currently in production is a tote bag for my daughter to use for Teacher's Academy (she wants to be a 2nd grade teacher and is shadowing in a 2nd grade class in our school district this year...she will get college credit for this...yipee), socks (always), some dishcloths, a sweater for my son (he wants to know if he will finally get it this Christmas...this will be the 3rd Christmas since I started it...I don't get what he's complaining about, but I should put the socks down for a while and finish it...REALLY), and some t-shirts that need to be emboidered (I have an embroidery/sewing machine). You can see samples of my work on my Flikr page...I've uploaded some old pictures of some dresses/outfits I smocked for my niece and a quilt I made my in-laws for their 50th Anniversary (I can't find a picture of the quilt) and doll dresses/outfits I've made for my daughter and nieces and stockings I've made for my family and family members and all sorts of things.
I'm almost finished with my first pair of socks for September, so I will feature those in the next post. More later!

5 comments:

Janice said...

WOW!! You are one talented crafty lady!! I think it would paralyze me to have so many options of things I could do. I do cross-stitch; some sewing and now knitting. (Does scrapbooking count??) Anyways... that's about my limit :-) Your daughter is lucky to have you teach her as well!!

~Tonia~ said...

Wow you do a plethera of things. You have a wonderful talent for sure. I love crafts too. My mom wasn't crafty, but she encouraged me the entire way.

monica said...

Yes I would say you are crafty. Can't wait to see the socks. I finished a pair tonight at the staff meeting.

Diane said...

Boy are you crafty. I've done a lot of crafts but my daughters have no interest in any of them. They love it when I make stuff for them but won't learn to do it themselves. Heartbreaking!

Carol said...

The winner has been announced on my blog. Thanks for entering!