Sunday, February 05, 2012

Projects for a Cold Winter Day

What kind of projects do you work on during a cold, winter day? We've recently experienced some weeks of ice and snow. Such weather changes normal routines and alternative activities take their place. Sometimes these activities include cleaning out cupboards and drawers. At my house that resulted in candle tapers of all colors being melted down into a kettle of "latte" colored wax which was poured into odds-and-ends cups and containers to create candles for the cabin and home. There's something relaxing about working on a project out of the daily norm, and rewarding too, as one looks at all the candles lined up on the counter top! It's also fun to learn a new craft. I found a box of yarn, crochet hooks, and instruction books that had been my mothers. My skills are basic at best, but I am learning and growing in my abilities with the crochet hook. Some of my blogging friends post inspiring projects that feature their crochet skills and I visit and revisit their posts and am inspired to continue upon this venture. What kinds of things are you doing during the chilly days of winter?

8 comments:

  1. I've been completely unmotivated and bored of late. Sigh.

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  2. Tackling new sewing projects, and I'm considering learning to knit! I also do a lot of reading and journaling.

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  3. So nice to see your crochet work. I am still working on a baby granny stripe and have started some granny squares as they are so easy to work up. right now it is time to hit the hay. Have a great rest of the day. Tammy

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  4. LOVE those pictures of the crocheted squares--they are lovely!

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  5. I've been learning filet crochet. I've made a square with a cherry design that can be backed and turned into a pretty hot pad. I'm working on a scene with two chickens, requested by my son. (He loves his chickens.) What are you doing with the granny squares in your photo? I have decided that I like to crochet much better then knitting. I somehow have more control over the crochet hook.

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  6. Love your latte colored candles. What a good idea. I have a whole bag of leftover candle wax, I think I should do this. Love your crochet pieces too. Just think the crochet pieces would look beautiful in a throw. Right now I have glass projects going on here on my craft table.

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  7. Hi La Donna,
    I am so excited to find you again. I have added you to my side bar so I don't lose you again. I have been thinking about you. I posted about you today with a picture of one of the tea towels you made me. :)
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  8. I actually find myself wishing it were colder and rainy-er or snowy-er, just so I'll have an excuse to be doing the quiet creating that cold weather inspires. I do these things anyway, just want the weather to cooperate and give me the excuse! :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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