Happy Mother's Day!
I find this holiday bitter sweet. I cherish the years I had my mom with me as we were best friends as well as mother/daughter. Take the time to mend fences if there's a conflict between; time won't wait but marches steadily on and one day, there may be no more time left. And if you and your mom are best friends, take time to write, call, or spend the day and make it extra special.
Newsletter Odds & Ends
I hope you enjoy this issue of the newsletter. I'm not sure when the next issue will be published as summer unfolds and lives are caught up in the many activities for end of school, holidays, vacation, and summer pastimes. I will be sending out announcements of new designs during the interim, but our regular newsletter won't be scheduled to return until September.
Patron Picture Party!
Victorian Double Pineapple Fan
Anita writes: "I just finished decorative double pineapple lace fan.. I love it!!!"
Ice Crystals Dishsoap Apron
Jenny writes: " I had made the Pineapple Dishsoap Apron for my friend as a housewarming gift, and when my niece saw it, she wanted me to make one as an actual apron for her doll, so I used the Ice Crystals Dishsoap Apron, as I saw someone else had also used this pattern for that purpose."
Pineapple Dishsoap Apron
Jenny writes: " I had made the Pineapple Dishsoap Apron for my friend as a housewarming gift, and when my niece saw it, she wanted me to make one as an actual apron for her doll, so I used the Ice Crystals Dishsoap Apron, as I saw someone else had also used this pattern for that purpose. A note on the Pineapple Dishsoap Apron that I made - since I didn't have any ribbon, I made a rosette out of some DMC floss that I had and attached that instead. Thanks for creating these great patterns!"
Stars and Roses Doily
Barbie shares a picture of our Stars and Roses Doily worked without the roses!
Weíve waited all winter,
for spring to arrive
The sun shining brightly,
flowers coming alive
Motherís Day, Fatherís Day,
Fourth of July too
Potlucks and picnics,
Iíll be there. . wonít you?
Days of fun and enjoyment,
Letís do things outside
Wash the dirt off the car,
get the bikes out for a ride
Get the casserole covers,
out of the drawer
The Ant Farm Picnic,
The Patriot and more
The Diagonal Crochet,
with the Potholder Set
Under The Sea, for the pool party,
I must also get
Everyone loves them,
so Iíve made quite a few
They love showing them off,
just as much as I do
Written by: Lindy Hicks for crochetmemories.com
April 10, 2013
Teapots and Teacups
My friends have been calling, they all want to know
When they can come over, they are ready to go
Each Spring on the patio we all sit and have tea
Itís all frilly and girlish, itís as nice as can be
Grannyís Teacup Doily, Tea Lovers De-Lite
Spring Floral, Spring Lace and Moms Pineapple in white
I add a few others, a few Crinoline things too
Crocheted Hats & Fans, just to name a few
With all that and homemade cookies to share
They know they are special and, that I care
At the end of our tea, as they each bid farewell
A Tea Service Fridgie piece, is pinned to their lapel
As they walked away, I heard Miss Charlotte say,
Alice's Tea Party is the finest, in every way.
Written by: Lindy Hicks for crochetmemories.com
April 9, 2013
What am I?
Find the pattern name and/or item number on the Crochet Memories website for the pattern being described - then send me an email!
Email, if you think you have the answer!
- My HEART belongs to you
- I boast PINEAPPLES
- I promise to keep my "COOL"
- And I'm definitely a "FAN"
New Pattern Designs
Miss Charlotte Crinoline Girl Doily
Miss Charlotte, part of our southern belle series, boasts a beautiful solid double ruffle skirt and petite parasol. With matching bonnet, she's ready for a picnic. Textured stitching adds beauty and elegance with overlays and color changes.
Alice's Tea Party Crinoline Circle Doily
Who doesn't love tea parties! And our cute crochet crinoline circle doily boasts a three-dimensional tea cup center encircled by six girls holding dainty teapots between. Golden locks, cute dresses and big bow ties complete the look. If desired, a battery operated tea light can be placed inside the teacup to create a candle doily!
Spring Pineapple Butterfly Coaster
Create a set of beautiful crochet pineapple butterfly coasters for your home, as a gift, or for work. Spring is in the air with these delicate and lovely butterflies - perfect for Mother's Day or a tea party.
Heart of Mine Decorative Hat
Our lacy crochet decorative hat boasts a pretty crown that gives way to delicate strips of double crochet encircled with dainty hearts. Each heart is outlined in crochet to bring contrast and a bit of whimsy. Perfect for mom, for Valentines, or gift yourself.
Shaded Blues Runner
Our crochet filet runner is worked in shades of blue, but could also be worked in any shade you like. With a nice pattern repeat this runner could easily fit in a masculine setting. Don't need a runner - fold in 4ths to wear as a chic scarf so the edging is on top and pin in place with a pretty pin.
Molly's Babies is now on eBay. They need your help and appreciate your support!
"We will take new and used dolls & teddy Bears and clean and redress them to give away to little girls & boys that donít have a baby or teddy bear to hold and care for. Depending on availability, the dolls & teddy bears will come with accessories, I.E. bottles, blanket, toys, and a hat. We are doing this in honor of My Granddaughter who passed away at 6 weeks old, and will never get a chance to care for her own baby doll."
I love it when you can take a project and create a whole new use for it - or a dual purpose. What can you come up?
Our Autumn Leaf Runner could be made into a wearable scarf for fall, or for anyone who loves leaves. Don't want a scarf, it could also be used as a bread doily.
Karen writes: "Hi Cylinda, Just wanted to let you know that I finished three of the patterns I bought from you and they all turned out great. I had alot of fun making them. I finished the Crystal Lace, Diamond Parfait and Ring of Hearts. I always have a great time looking through your on-line store. Thanks again."
Sarah writes: "Thank you Cylinda. I did download the pineapple teacup last night. I started on it already, and it is working up beautifully. Thanks again!"