Wednesday, March 27, 2013

THE BEAUTY OF SPRING EASTER CROCHETING FINISHED and CROSS CREEK MOVIE



THE BEAUTY OF SPRING...

Yes our Beautiful American Robin has arrived in our front yard, surely Spring has arrived???  It is still pretty cold but we have lots of "Glorious Sunshine" and we are assured the temps will be warming up just in time for our Easter weekend.
Huge Very Big Smile.


We were away visiting family and friends and on our way home we stopped to visit Frankenmuth, Michigan  our "Little Germany".  The village was all grandly decorated for Easter and it was very lovely to see. I took a couple of photos but this is the only one that really look good.


While away I did a bit of crocheting for Easter. The yarn below is called "Sirdar Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle effect DK.. It is such very lovely and soft yarn just perfect for babies.


I made a couple of baby head bands and I got the patterns from Ravelry... 

 The wee  granny roses pattern came from Astri at "Apple Blossom Dreams"...  Astri tutorial on how to create this rose is very easy and she also has a Utube tutorial for it too.  Love it Astri...


I also made some young ladies head bands. I got the pattern for the one with the yellow rose from a book called.   Head wraps by Sharlee Dayne and published by Leisure Arts...



I got the idea for the pony tail wrap from a flower made at the Grand Emporium Knitting Studio...

I also used Attic 24 May Rose tutorial for the very wee May Rose.. it is so lovely too.

Your take one of those pony tail wraps and make a single crochet stitch all around it and then make different number of chain stitches and attach them to the ring. I thought it was pretty neat. 


I met the most lovely lady at the Grand Emporium Knitting Studio.  She is so sweet and helpful.  She knits and crochets most all of the samples in the shop..

I also have many lovely photos of this most Grand Knitting Studio I will share with you all in my next posting...

 I have now visited this shop 3 times and each time I have come home with a "Grand" amount of yarn... LOL 

I will share My New Stash with you all soon...and what I plan to create with it all....



I have discovered the most wonderful book and movie.. Thanks to My New Bogging Friend Diane at "Lavender Dreams"... 

At Lavender Dreams Diane has post many very lovely photos of Marjorie Kennan Rawlings Florida State Park..

 Here is also some more photos posted from the state park website...

 I was just able to find this book from a library hours away from me so I have not finished it yet. BUT  I am truly enjoying every page of it.. 

The author is Marjorie Kinnan Rawling and at the age of 32 she buys a Orange Grove In an isolated Old Florida Bayou called Cross Creek and starts to write about her life in this "Backcountry""..



BUT I have watched the Cross Creek DVD many times.  OH, how I love this movie.  It takes place in "Old Florida" where Marjorie lived for 13 years..

Mary Steenburgen is an excellent actress who plays the part of Marjorie.. I always enjoy watching movies from the by gone days so I would highly recommend this book and movie. 



I wish you all a Very Happy and Joyful Easter Holiday. 

Thanks for visiting My Blog and leaving your lovely comments for me to read.  They are all greatly appreciated. 

Hugs Judy




18 comments:

Bev C said...

Hello Judy and little Robin.

Happy Easter. Love the crochet bands and what a great idea with the hair ties. Love the wool shop. I could spent hours in there. Thanks for the review on the book and movie, always great to hear about different books.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Sue said...

Happy Easter to you as we are celebrating the risen Savior!

Lovely crochet.

I live about thirty minutes away from Frankenmuth. Do you live in Michigan?

Anonymous said...

Oh Judy as always as I wander through your blog I see so many wonderous and beautiful things, the headbands are gorgeous indeed, BUT I love the felted bunny sitting by them, he is so sweet love the expression on his face.
Cross creek is one of my favourite movies too, such a lovely feel good movie, I could live in that house and love the surroundings too.
thank you for a lovely break in my work day with your blog.
hugs Lyn Melbourne AUST

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so pleased that you've enjoyed the Cross Creek movie and books. You've really given me joy with your emails and comments. We got the movie out and watched it again, too. I sure love those sweet headbands and that beautiful yarn. Enjoy your week, my friend! Happy Spring!

Ronda Walker said...

Love the picture of your Robin, ours are not as bright. I don't think I've read or seen the Cross Creek movie, I' can't wait to check it out. Enjoy your warm Easter. Blessings to you Ronda

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Judy!
I enjoyed seeing the photo of Mr. Robin. They're surely bringing Spring your way.

Those are such cute headbands! I love the roses, especially.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Judy, So glad you are back. How was your trip? I missed you!!!

Your crocheting amazes me... Love it. The baby head bands are adorable.

I've seen Cross Creek --and loved it... would love to see it again.

I'm going to wear my beautiful scarf that you made on Easter Sunday.. I'll try to remember to take a picture..

Hugs,
Betsy

Heather said...

Happy Easter to you and Bill, Judy! Lovely post as usual! Hugs.

Jane Galley said...

That is lovely yarn, the head bands are beautiful

margaret said...

how lovely to decorate the gardens for Easter, this is new to me, must admit it would not work here this year as we are still under snow.
The little head bands are delightful and love the sutle colours of the wool

Dagmar said...

Happy Easter Judy,
You have been busy...looks like traveling and a lot of fun stitching has been done!
xo
Dagmar

Astri said...

Hi Judy,

What a wonderful collections of Spring things. I am going to check out that movie. Sounds delightful.

Yoo have done the rose patterns justice with the adorable headbands. Some very lucky little ladies will wear these I'm sure!

Thank you so much for the link and thank you for your kinds words...always!

Easter sunshine to you Judy!

Dianne said...

You do the best blog posts, Judy. Lovely pictures as always and I love the decorated Easter tree. Different! Your crochet is looking good. The pony ring you have done is brilliant. All the best for Easter. Wishing you and your family peace and warmth. Di.

Carola Bartz said...

The baby head bands are super cute, and that yarn shop got me drooling. I love yarn - I don't crochet, but I knit, though not very much. I love to knit for my daughter's American Girl doll, and there are quite some patterns out there. Have a lovely Easter, Judy.

Quayceetatter said...

Easter Greetings! My that is a bright male robin!! We have them here all winter. Love the darling headbands..

ygodka said...

Happy Easter you and your family!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Goodness, you sure have been busy. I've passed by Frankenmuth in my travels but have never stopped to visit. Thanks for your email and thoughts. I wish you and yours Easter blessings. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Spring! Tammy

cq4fun said...

Love the doily under the headbands.

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