"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mary, Mary, quite contrary.....

...how does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells,
and 78 flowers all in a row.

To say I am thrilled today would be a gross understatement! I have just completed my Japanese flower scarf which has been my most involved project to date. It is almost a year ago now that I put on YouTube videos and started to really undertake trying to crochet. Chatting online with Hazel got me addicted to these flowers. I started this along with a larger flower for a blanket back in March. Neither was progressing well enough so I decided to put all my attention to this scarf for the time being. I just love how it has turned out and 78 flowers later...it was all worth it. I never imagined I would be able to crochet even the simplest of things let alone this!

Now I cannot wait to be able to use it regularly. I have a scarf feddish and wear them a great deal. I had been using it already to keep warm with while I was still crocheting it. My medication levels are not right again I think as Jos says he can set the clock to me saying I am cold each evening and having to wrap up in something. What is most fun about having one project done is that I can grab the next.....

For more floral inspiration, you can visit TheFlowerBed blog. It is an honor to be joining in with this talented group of inspiring ladies. Beware though as it is addictive!

43 comments:

Maggie said...

Heidi your scarf is just lovely!

If you don't mind me asking, could you put a link up to the videos you found how to crochet instructions from?

Teresa said...

Wonderful Scarf, I love it.
Can't wait to see the next project.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Nancy said...

That is quite beautiful. I am very proud of you. More important, you Gramcrackers would be very proud of you. That is a very nice result of hard work. I am only surprised by one thing, It is Blueeeeee. haha
Love you, Mom

anneke said...

I just love the scarf! I'm aware how addictive crocheting is, it's a big distraction from stitching, but a great one. I have some black and white cottons and I suddenly have an idea for it... :-)

Heidi said...

The yarn is grey. It looks like mohair but is acrylic too so I can wear it. :-)

Heidi

Nancy said...

Whoops, I was just informed on Skype that it is grey. Okay, more you.
Hugs Mom

Kathy Ellen said...

Oh Heidi, your flower scarf is just so lovely and it looks beautiful on you! You are so incredibly talented to have mastered this delicate art of crocheting and created such a truly special scarf!

Catherine said...

Beautiful!!

Tammy said...

It's beautiful!

Jana said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS.

Linda said...

I love this. I esp. love thata you did it in one color. I'm inspired. I think I saw a pattern for it on Attic 24, but she did hers in her colorful style. I like yours better. Linda

mainely stitching said...

Heidi, it's gorgeous, and it is absolutely YOU to a 'T'!

Hazel said...

It is beautiful. Great job! xx

Jenny said...

Way to go my friend!!!! That scarf is truly lovely and looks beautiful being worn. I love the color and the design. I think it is safe to say you have mastered crochet...grins...as if we had any doubts....you just have the knack for needlework, as my Grandma used to say. Thanks for sharing and hugs from CA.

Elizabethd said...

Beautiful! It loks so soft and elegant, like a silvery cobweb!

Always smiling said...

Its beautiful, well done you.

I think I 'd like one myself!

Hugs Chris x

Christine said...

Heidi that is gorgeous, I'm still at the granny square stage so I'm in awe of your wonderful scarf

anneke said...

Thanks for the link! I just had found it by googling it, so it was funny to visit the same blog again. But I'm defenitely gonna try it.

Susan in SC said...

Very pretty Heidi! And to think this is a new craft for you! A long way from your first dishcloth!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Oh how pretty Heidi, congrats to you on such a versatile accessory, thx for sharing and enjoy!

Pondside said...

That's something I've never seen - very pretty!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is beautiful!

Nelli said...

Wonderful!

Marjo said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...sorry I can not crochet now but on my blog you can see what I made in the past ..
come again and see

Greetings
Marjo

Saskia said...

Great idea, to make flowers into a scarf! Love it.
And,if you need to practice more, you can make one for me!?
Knuffels
Saskia

Carol said...

Oh, that is so, so pretty--beautiful work, Heidi :)

onlymehere said...

Heidi this is beautiful! I can't believe that you just taught yourself to crochet by You Tube! My daughter is wanting to learn and I'll have to tell her how you did it since I'm not good at it myself. I just can't hold that hook so it doesn't cramp up my hand.

Carolien said...

Your scarf turned out beautifully!!! Tadaah!

Have a great weekend & hugs, Carolien

P.S. That heart looks great too, I almost forgot :)

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful! Wouldn't a sweater made like this be beautiful on a warm evening over a simple dress?

Daffycat said...

Oh my, Heidi...your scarf is so lovely! Wear it with extreme pride.

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish. The soft blue color is great.

Annemarie said...

Whew, Heidi. That's just what I needed: more crochet inspiration! Your scarf looks amaaaazing. Beautiful.

Annie said...

Your scarf is quite beautiful, Heidi ! I love grey color ! I hope you'll be warm with it !

Jantine said...

It is a marvelous scarf! I really like it!

Ginny said...

Wow. You've done a wonderful job with this scarf. It's beautiful!

Daniƫlle said...

It looks so elegant! Well done!! Lots of fun crocheting the blanket next! Hugs, Daniƫlle

Willy said...

Prachtig patroon en garen. Ik ben nu aan de brei, maar krijg zo weer zin in haken.
Fijne week, groetjes

Quilt Hollow said...

Hi Heidi!!
Your scarf is wonderful...what is next?

Sonja said...

Mooie sjaal en goed idee dat je als sjaal/omslagdoek verslaafde nu geen sjaals meer hoeft te kopen, maar alleen nog maar zelf te maken...LOL.
En je scrap hart is mooi geworden!
En ondertussen ook nog aan het werk met de 2 farmers quilten?

Marsha said...

the scarf looks so pretty and delicate. I love it. I like the heart from your previous post too. I hope you feel better soon and can warm up.

Brigitte said...

Very beautiful, and it looks even more beautiful when your wear it.

The Sampler Girl said...

WOW! That is gorgeous. The yarn color is beautiful too and well, the entire piece is stunning.

Tanya

tijerasycuchara said...

I like your work, it is beautiful.
congratulations
Thank you for to share

Josefina
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