Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ok I CAN Do This, Right?!?

Hello All!

This is an unusual feeling for me, and I have to say that I don't like it at all!  Almost 12 years ago I taught myself to quilt.  My grandmother was a quilter in the old fashion way, she used whatever scraps she had laying around like old dresses, sheets and pieces of fabrics.  I wanted a more modern style of quilting so I like really big stylized patterns, florals, stripes, much like Amy Butler's collections.  Anyway back to my story, I decided that I wanted to quilt, so I bought a book and some fabric and I sewed my first quilt by hand.  I didn't get a machine, until I was quilting for about 3 years already.  Well now I have decided that I want to crochet and knit.  I decided to focus first on crocheting.  

I bought a book, hooks, and some yarn and I sat down to crochet.  Well needless to say, it didn't quite go as planned it was horrible!  I am the type of person when I decide I want to do something, I do it.  Well I had decided that I was going to crochet, so I am not used to it not working out right away.  Now I am determined to crochet and then knit, it's like the universe has issued me a challenge and I have ACCEPTED!  So I decided that I needed to go to yarn shop and sign up for classes.

I visited the Yarn House, here in Charlotte.  The owner Chris, is just fantastic, and his shop is not your grandmother's yarn store.  It was very modern, I would say urban chic!  The first class available is on April 7th, so until then I will be practicing over and over the one thing that I have managed to teach myself (with Schnookie's and Chris's help) the chain stitch.  

As the universe is my witness I will have mastered the chain stitch by April 7th!

So if I can do this........


oh yeah this.......

 and this...........

then I should be able to do this.........


Musings Happen,


1 comment:

  1. You are so very talented and very patient! Yes, I know you will master crocheting too!!
    Quilts and topper are gorgeous :)