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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A "Sassy" New Project

December 17, 2014

Good morning.  It's a little after 7 a.m. and it's been raining most of the night.  It still is, and all the puddles are back in our yard.  Oh well, the weatherman says that the rain will let up later this morning.  At least the temperature is in the upper 40's, so it's not so cold.

Yesterday, I kept an appointment at the nail salon, and then Pogo and I went to the hardware store to buy a short outdoor electric cord for the birds' heated water bowl.  Joe says he will finish getting it all hooked up later today after he gets home from work.  Once he's done, I'll take some photos.

Once my errands were done, I had me a nap and caught up on some much needed sleep. Last evening, I started a new project.  While I was at JoAnn's Fabric store a few days ago, I bought a packet of Red Heart Boutique Sassy Fabric.  The ruffly scarf on the label looked so interesting that I thought I might like to try it.

There is a pattern for the knitted scarf on the backside of the label.  I read it over and taped the label right back on the fabric bundle and set it aside.  First off,  I could not understand the directions at all.  Second, I really wanted to crochet the scarf, not knit it. 

So I went online and found a really cool video done by a fellow named Mike.  The way he explained, and showed how, was great.  He even showed how to work in the very end of the scarf once it was finished.  So I grabbed my crochet hook (I used a "K" hook) and started.  If you try this, do not open the fabric packet until after you watch the video.  He explains on the video how to open it the right way.

After a few stops and starts, and one unraveling, I finished my scarf.  My goodness, it really is quite pretty.  Here's a photo and a close up of my finished scarf.

This Boutique Sassy Fabric comes in so many beautiful colors and patterns, so I think I'll probably make a few more in different colors.  It only takes a beginner about an hour to complete the project.  So, if you decide to try it, have fun!

Needless to say, I did not bother any of the dust bunnies yesterday.  They promised to be quiet so that I could take my nap, so I left them alone.  Actually, I had to agree to give them two days of peace in order to have that nice nap.  But that's not such a bad deal.  It gives me more time to play with my projects. 

My great granddaughter Lilah has a fondness for pretty jewelry, especially earrings.  So I think I'll get out my beads and charms and make her some new earrings.  I've been wanting to get back to making jewelry and this is a pretty good reason to do it.

I've been watching the Jewelry Television channel (what else is new?) this morning, and oh my the colors of the diamonds are just simply yummy!!  I love them all, but I think my favorites are the yellow diamonds.  They are just so happy looking. 

Well, that's my news for this morning.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a super nice day.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

Be sure to add a rock to the heated water bowl as they tend to a little deep. It gives the birds something safe to land on and get a grip with. I used to use one of these in the past as well.
Your scarf looks lovely, regardless of how you ended up doing it.

smiekeltje said...

Hey, you did a good job at that scraf. it'snice to have done something different for a moment from the crocheting.
You definately should get back to your jewelry making, you are good at that and it gives you pleasure so take out your things and start the earrings for first.
Oh, I think your dust bunnies are happy with a delay and some more peace LOL.
I finally got rid of some of them yesterday, yeah!!
Temperatures here are still extra ordinary high for the time of year, around 50-53 at daytime! Only less thing about it is that we have much more wind and some rainshowers here and there.
But we shouldn't complain.
Not sure yet what to fill my day with today, but there's always something to do, so I will not be bored.
Have a great day.