Saturday, May 19, 2012

instead of sewing...

You might have gathered from my last couple of posts that there wasn't much (ok, any) sewing going on at ellyn's place the last 10 days or so. I was so so lucky to have all of my chicks in the nest over Mother's Day! We had so much fun just being a family. This morning we sent this pretty girl back to her home in Arizona.....
 While Leigh Anne was here, she was staying in my sewing room which converts into a guest room. Nope, she doesn't even have her own bedroom here anymore! But it's ok, she has an apartment that she loves all to herself. Don't feel too sorry for her!

During our down time (you know, watching Nate decorate on TV, chatting the day away) I decided to do some crochet...
 Cotton dishcloths! Nine of them to be precise, from this pattern which I spotted on Pinterest.
It whips up very quickly and turns out so cute! I bought one giant cone of white cotton yarn and three small colored skeins and you can see that I still have some leftover! So there may be another dishcloth to come? Maybe a striped one using all four colors! Who knows.

Today I am back in my sewing room, finishing up something splendid for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day (it's Monday! are you ready?). Bet you can guess one thing that will be a part of my giveaway?

5 comments:

quilt happy said...

i like those dish cloths what kind of yarn did you use?

Laura Maxell said...

cute dishcloths. i love the bright colors. glad you are back and that you had a wonderful mother's day...
laura

Sally said...

I love making dishcloths because they finish up so quickly. I like this pattern, too. I used to crochet the dishcloths, but since I've learned to knit I usually knit them instead. I like the simplicity of these, but yet they're still cheery.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Those are too pretty to wash dishes with. Love the white with the punch of color.

Maria said...

You did keep yours hands busy as you were chatting to your kids...