Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's on the hooks?


I've looked at several other blogs to see what everyone is doing lately and I've seen some terrific stuff. "The Garden Bell" has some hookie goodness going on, not to mention "Pammy Sue's Place",  "Attic24", "Crocheting My Bestest with my Worsted", "Shropshire Suz",  and many many more. Lovely, colorful, hookie things that are so useful and beautiful at the same time. I just finished up a tote bag that will be given away as a prize at the end of the month to one lucky winner of the CAL for May at "Crochet Soiree".
Ta-Dah!

The colors in this photo really don't give the tote bag justice. The yarn is Vanna's Choice in the "Autumn" color for the body and the sides are Vanna's Choice in the "Brick" color. I love the colors and I also lined the bag and added a couple of pockets on the inside. If you are interested in winning this or winning a crocheted purse made by Molly of "Crocheting my bested with my Worsted" or a gorgeous doily made by Tamara Gonzales of "Tamara's Take" on Crochet Soiree. Just join the Crochet Soiree site (it's free ) and make at least one of two patterns which have been chosen for this contest. They are not hard to do and the names are chosen at random to pick the winners.

I've also never taken pictures of any of the granny squares that I've made so today I thought I would do just that.

I thought I'd give you two pictures of each. I'm sure that I've made well over one hundred granny squares of different types since I learned how to crochet a little over a year ago.

Well I've got to get other things made so that I can show them to you, so you all have a happy day!


20 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

Nothing is on my hook...Ok, I lied. Boy's Town is being worked on, while the A.F.s wait. Then theres......get the point...he-he...

You need to show us your work more often. It's great fun.

Kate

glor said...

The Tote Bag is beautiful!! Someone will love that. Nice grannies, just love them too.

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE your bag Barbara!!.. but I can't believe what I just READ!! You've only been crocheting for just over a YEAR?!! My gosh, I guess you pick things up very quickly!! Your work is beautiful! ~tina

Molly said...

Hi, I think you did a super job on your bag. Somebody is going to be very pleased when they find out they have won it. Crochet soiree is lucky to have you my friend.

Shropshire Suz said...

Love the tote..for you or a present?

Thanks for the AF cushion comments colour has been a life time study...hard work put in shows up on some projects hehe
do LOVE the colours in the cushion though really me colours
Have a fab day
Hugs x

Snap said...

Hookie goodies! Well done. Love the tote and the wonderful colors of your grannies. I'm hooking, too. Hope to have pics later this week.

Jenny said...

Gorgeous work! I envy people that can do this. It is beyond the scope of my brain...sigh...

Janice Moore-Petty said...

Hi Barbara! Lovely of you to visit my blog! Just keep an eye out to Early Work Mercantile and June 1st for my new dollies. Blessings, Jan of Cheeky Rose Boutique

Clotilde M. said...

Hi Barbara! Nice blog you have here. Thanks for inviting me to come see it.
Clotilde

Jingle said...

All very cute!!!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh I cannot even remember when I worked on any "in home" projects. Have to wait 'til the fall now/all yard work, painting,paving....the neverending tale!
Hugz, Nancy

Jingle said...

OH, those granny squares are so cute! Great tote bag, too!!!

Pammy Sue said...

That bag is to die for! My favorite colors are the autumn colors.

I would love that pumpkin butter recipe! Put it in my comments or email me. You should have the address.

Karen said...

Hi Barbara! I'm so glad you are joining in with the Bloggerette Sorority. It's so fun to meet all the new women. Thanks for posting the button and I will see you on the 25th!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Jo said...

I loooooove your tote bag and in my favourite scrummy colours too - whoever wins it will be so blessed.
Wow your crochet hook has been exceptionally busy, it seems... wonderful! Looking forward to seeing more of your creative goodies.
Big hugs
Jo xxx

Cathy said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I'm glad you liked my Mermaid apron. You should drop by and see the mermaid crown I posted today.

Have a great weekend my friend.

Cathy

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. You do nice work considering you've only crocheted for about a year.

I do like that bag you made...the colors will go with many things. I like that Vanna White yarn. It's very soft.

Nice granny squares too. I don't do too many of those, but I sure like the way they come together in an afghan.

Looking forward to being Sorority Sisters together - do you know what your "Rush" project will be?

debbie said...

HELLO BARBARA,
I WAS BORN WITH A BASS FISHING POLE IN MY HAND...MY DADDY WILL NOT FISH FOR ANYTHING BUT BASS...THE BLACK BASS FROM ARKANSAS AND MISSOURI LAKES. EVERY VACATION OF MY CHILDHOOD WAS SPENT IN A TENT AT EAGLE ROCK MISSOURI. I AM 55 NOW AND DADDY STILL GOES BASS FISHING BUT HIS AGE AND HEALTH HE CANNOT FISH ALONE.IT IS TOO HARD TO GET HIS BOAT IN AND OUT OF THE WATER ALONE.
I WISH I COULD CROCHET BUT I CROCHET JUST A SINGLE CHAIN AND IT GETS TIGHTER AND TIGHTER AS I GO.
THE BAG YOU MADE IS GORGEOUS.
I SIGNED UP TO FOLLOW YOUR BLOG AND LOOK FORWARD TO A NEW FRIENDSHIP....I AM JEALOUS...I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A GREENHOUSE.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Bevie said...

I have been in love with crocheting for years...there was a time when I could crochet fine doiles...made hundreds of them for gifts..it something to still go into a friends home and see all my work on her tables...sigh. Now I make scarves...the easier things...Love love your work Barb...it was difficult to read patterns being left handed, but Magic Crochet books helped much.
PSSSST, thanks for you comment on my blog sister in this Sorority and in Fibro...hugs

laughing purple goldfish said...

there's some gorgeous colour combinations in your granny squares there... will be wonderful to see them all joined together sometime!