Learn to crochet?

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  1. Anthea M

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    We get this Nativity out each year as Robs Auntie Daisy lovingly knitted it for our girls. 301A0C38-E2F4-4DEB-8C7A-72FE6550383B.jpeg
     
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    Knitted Decs by some friends. DCDDE99F-4BB8-42D9-B885-695DBCA12B3B.jpeg
     
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    Happy Christmas ladies I’ve loved this thread.:xsmile:
     
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    That's amazing and not at all simple.
     
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    Lol thank you but this is the quilt top for his Dad
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    @Puddleduck I had a look at your shelves Helen. Narnia - good name. These were already in the house when we bought it and they vary in height as well as width which is useful. I can get box files in some and various multiples of plastic boxes with lids. I did think the small cubby holes in Narnia might be a bit restrictive. That's how I ended up with the smallest room so when I'm dressmaking or doing a quilt I take over the dining room. No hassle as we only eat in there when we have visitors.

    @Offagain I'll have to have a go at the Granny Square baubles - I'll study the pattern later but it looks as though they are covers for baubles and I have a dozen dull gold ones that never get used.

    @Anthea M Are you sure you don't want to learn to crochet? Look at the lovely things you could make. The nativity scene is lovely,

    Fantastic quilt Alice @Chrysalis - love all the little pictures - are they called icons or vignettes? Anyway little items of interest.

    @SueTayBon Seeing your little angel reminds me that I have one somewhere - all in pieces - waiting to be treated with sugar solution. I made it for last Christmas and it's funny I haven't come across it while I was sorting out my room.:xlaugh:

    Mustn't leave out @Ven Have you finished the waistcoat/jacket - pictures please.

    @Jenben Still chuckling over the boxes of wools.

    Have a happy day everyone - I'm off now to get more ladies learning to crochet.
     
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    Oh I see! I misunderstood.
    Simple but effective.
     
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    Love all your quilting work , I think they will all be thrilled with their wonderful homemade gifts. It is such a thoughtful thing to do.

    I am planning to make Christmas stars (patchwork decs) for my lovely outdoor swimming friends, we call ourselves ‘the ladies of the lake’.

    I ordered a bit of mermaid fabric yesterday as I had none in my stash , then realised I really needed blue Christmas fabric to complement it, so ordered that and then needed some blue Christmas ribbon......x:-)
     
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    I confess I haven’t looked at the pattern, just thought it may be something your beginners crochet group may be interested in. I’ve never made granny squares. I’ve always been a knitter but when I started doing the octopuses found them incredibly difficult as you need extremely tiny needles and tight tension, so taught myself to crochet them. Still a tiny hook and tight tension but I’ve never known another way of crocheting. Maybe I’ll give one a go and post it here, I’ve got some sparkly wool.
     
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    And so it begins!
     
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    @Chrysalis quilt in a week ????? So far it has taken me over 100 hours of quilting on my nephew's quilt and still not finished!

    @snailtrailer the cupboard comes flat packed and the person who makes and sells them tells me I can leave out some of the shelves and / or dividers if I want to. I am going to see one that is already made up when we go to our son's house in February then I will decide.
     
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    I always say things are going to be the most simple of simple but I appear to be incapable of simple quilting.

    Just need to finish my drink and then I will do an hour before lunch. I am doing graffiti work - as it is a wedding quilt I am quilting some love poetry in a graffiti style....

    "How do I love thee?"

    "Let me count the ways."

    and so on. In different places so they will have to go on a poem hunt to find it. I missed out the last few morbid lines. I have also added in some of the traditional marriage service. Really enjoying it and will do more in the future but better.
     
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    But I got waylaid by Jim's charity auction!
     
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    Some of them are a bit naff but I like the Christmas pudding and robin tree decs, the wine carrier and the elf hat
     
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    The robin looks lovely but I don't have time this year.

    Martin just shooed our robin from the garage, shut the garage door, remembered he had forgotten something, opened the door again to be greeted by the robin who is sitting on one of the kayaks.
     
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    My two sample octopus did not get their water wings so will be going to an angel baby instead. :xsad: I am going to try an even smaller crochet hook and not follow the pattern too closely when it says 50 chain for the tentacles. So far it's cost me a small fortune so I'm plodding on. The web page is on Facebook too and that has been difficult for me. I seem to find Messenger by pure chance. Lesson to all - keep up with technology or you'll get lost.(n)
     
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