Good Day Everyone!
This past Christmas In Michigan we had No Snow on the ground. A very rare event indeed. But January arrived very blustery and very snowy.
The top left photo is of our "Lovely Sand Dunes" along the Lake Michigan shoreline and they were looking very frosty. The next is of our front yard. The bottom photos show how very fridge the Lake Michigan waters can become. You can barely make out the poor iced Lighthouse. We have plenty of squirrels that visit our bird feeders during the summer months. High up in the tree top you can see a "Squirrel's Nest" where they keep cozy and very warm in the Winter months.
I started learning how to crochet in the Springtime of 2010. I have made several different kind of roses and other flowers but I have never really made a so called "project"! The "Crochet Bunting" I just finished after several months of working on it. It now decorates "My Creative Room"! I started with a basic Triangle and made it more elongated. The pattern is in "Crochet Inspiration" by Sasha Kagan. Then I added a shell edge to them to give them a prettier look. When I finished the triangles, I had no idea what was the front or back. VBG So a good Friend "Linda" from Qld. Australia help me solve this problem. Linda's blog is called "Billabongs2bling" and she creates very lovely projects.
The flower patterns I got from two books, "Crochet Embellishment" by Jean Leinhauser and "201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks and Projects". I audition several different kinds of flowers before I came up with the ones you see. There were some other very lovely flowers, I thought I would like but unfortunately I tried to make them and was unsuccessful. I was pleased with my first crochet project what do you all think??
The next photos was of our trip we took last Summer to PEI and the New England States. These two are of New Hampshire. Oh, how we loved New Hampshire. Gorgeous Mts, Rushing Streams, and lots of Cover Bridges! I love Loons and we discovered a "Loon Center"! A beautiful nature area. We saw a lady walking by the center and she was in mesh netting from head to toe. I have never seen such an outfit. We found out that it was to protect her from the hoards of Mosquitoes in this area! I wondered if it really worked. vbg
The bottom photos are of more fantastic scenes of New Hampshire. The log cabin was their visitor center. We saw lots of "Brake For Moose" signs and even thou we searched and searched the roadways we never saw one much to my dismay!
We were really thrilled with all the beautiful spots we saw in this state.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos. The next posting I will take you to Maine and Vermont. I have many photo of Crazy Quilts from the Shelbourne Museum. They were a real treasure to see.