Monday, October 13, 2014


Since I became an empty nester a month ago, I decided I should take up a new hobby:  crochet!  I'm taking a class with two friends, and it has been a blast.  I really haven't had much time to put into it because of the craziness of the start of a school year, so I'm quite pathetic at it.  We just laugh and laugh at class, but it's just what I need.  My one friend picked it up right away, luckily, so she has been able to help me.  Last week I had a bit of a breakthrough, and since my practice piece was working out, I stopped when it became a square and turned it into a coaster to send to my son at college.  A crocheted coaster is what every college boy dreams of, right?  Don't worry, it was tucked into a care package full of things he really would want.  And I think he actually did appreciate it, since he's heard about my struggles, LOL!

Of course, I couldn't send it off without a handmade tag, and luckily the My Creative Time All Around Goodies stamp set had the perfect sentiment.  I used the Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies, along with one of the Stitched Heart Layering Dies.

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snappy scrappy said...

Great job...I'm not a crochet-er...I can knit though...haven't in years...

jessica said...

You did an AWESOME job Katie! I would love to learn how to crochet...maybe in my spare time :)
Great job!!!!

Beckie Williams said...

You did an awesome job!!

Kim H said...

Katie ~ OMG a college boys dream ~ Bahahahaha!! I bet he totally appreciated your labor of love! I would never get to a square ~ ever!! So you did a fabulous job!! You my sweet friend crack me up! Lets hope the rest of the school year goes nice and smoothly!!!!

Jennifer said...

Aww! I didn't know your son was off to college already...that must be a hard adjustment (but such an exciting time for him! ;)

I wish I lived closer! I love to crochet (my great-grandmother taught me before I even started kindergarten). Flowers are my favorite.

Keep up the good work!

Crafty hugs,

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