Saturday, February 12, 2011

All Wrapped Up

My daughter-in-law, Raquel, recently gave me skeins and skeins of cotton Crochet Thread from Portugal. This came in a BIG bundle of maybe 35-40 skeins. It had gotten very tangled but I was able to save about 30 skeins that needed to be wrapped in balls. My dear husband, Carlos, sat with his arms stretched out as I would wrap the the skeins into balls...I have none of the modern equipment that could have done this.

The thread has such a nice feel to it, soft not stiff. I don't knit or crochet very well at all, I know only a few stitches but did not want this to go to waist. I started making these little double crochet squares and added some red and thought Valentine's Day. I still have a lot to work with...need to learn more about crocheting.
Think they turned out kinda of cute, added a little candle to finish out the Valentines gift for my daughter, Alicia and my two daughter-in-laws, Erin and Raquel.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
It's all wrapped up and ready to give.
Happy Quilting,
Pam O.