Thursday, March 25, 2010

Crochet Tray Mat is Finished!

Hi there! I've been crocheting like crazy and can finally share the project that is the result of all those squares I was making. Yay! I thought I was going to need 36 squares, but when I showed Jessica, who was wondering why the heck I was making all the squares, I realized I only needed 32, so I got done with that part a little sooner than I thought. Then I had to sew them all together and finally stitch the border. I just finished and am excited to share the final result.

Remember the tea cart I picked up at the thrift store a month or so ago? When I saw the pattern I used, I thought it would look great on the tea cart. The pattern itself called for just 24 squares, but the tea cart is a just a bit bigger, so I worked to have the mat fit inside the lines on the tea cart top.

Here you go:

I stood on a chair to get this shot.

Sorry for the over exposure. I guess I could have edited the picture, but I'm too impatient to share, so pretend it's not there, okay?

I'm really, really happy with how it came out. I'm also really, really happy to be done with the stitching. LOL

I found the pattern at FaveCrafts. You can find the specific pattern here. What's great is the patterns there are FREE! Love that!

Before I go, I wanted to share this as well. Remember Rosie the Bunny I made from the pattern I found on MaryJane's Tearoom? Well, on her blog recently she shared she had some extra yarn she was giving away to the first several comments. By the time I saw the post, I saw she had more than 6 comments, but I thought it was so nice of her, I commented anyway. It turns out, some of those comments were from Susan herself, so I qualified for the giveaway! Whooo hoooo! I've been waiting patiently (she lives in England) and today the package arrived! I'm so excited! If you are reading this Susan, thanks so very much!!

That's all from me for now. Thanks ever so much for stopping by. Oh, and if you heard about the big storm that dumped on Denver the other day...we got 8.9 inches of heavy wet snow, ugh. BUT, the weather is improving rapidly and the snow is busily melting. March is the snowiest month of the year and we are already at the average snowfall for the month. With another week left, lets hope this is the last big storm. It's been known to snow in April and even May so we aren't out of the woods, though.

Have a great day!


Sparkle said...

I love your tray! It's so lovely!

Kathi C. said...

Beautiful, Jeanne! Are you going to have a piece of glass or plexiglass cut to lay on top and protect that lovely work of heART? It is so gorgeous.

I'm anxious to see what you do with the yarn you won. Such pretty colors!

I'm not envious of the snow you received. At least where you are it leaves as quickly as it comes. It usually hangs around here for a while.

Have a great evening!

Barbara said...

The way your tray turned out is just awesome! You do such good work.

Sharli said...

Your crochet is SO pretty!!! Wow - that's a LOT of work! I'm with Kathi on this one - you need to protect it.


Anke said...

Oh it turned out great Jeanne! I used to do fine crochet work like that when I lived in Italy (many moons ago) The women there would crochet whole bedspreads! I can't even imagine the amount of time it took! Yours is very lovely and you found the perfect spot for it!
You were asking about hubby, he is horrified.... oh well!

Alanna said...

This is so pretty Jeanne. What a perfect touch for the tray. Man, you are one talented lady.

As for the snow, I did hear that we were supposed to get another one this weekend. :(

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, your new crocheting is beautiful! Love it!

Congrats on the yarn. I can't wait to see what you will make with it.

SNOW! I am so glad we didn't get that. Oh, Spring! I am sure you can't wait for warmer weather. We can't wait to not have to wear a coat. My in-laws were vacationing in New Mexico this week and they got six inches of snow there. WHAT! I couldn't believe it.

Take care!

Laurel said...

Oh it is pretty!

itsabrt said...

Ok so what cant you do this is lovely! Beth

Felicia Fernandez said...

Gosh, as always another beautiful craft. It's so great to see all the things you are doing now. I remember just a few years ago you were wondering if you'd ever get to a place where you could do this because you just couldn't with the girls still at home. And now look! The girls are in school and you are just cleaning, and organizing, and frugaling, and crafting like crazy!!!! I'm so proud of you and your patience. Now it's my turn, maybe another year and then Xavier will start preschool and I can go crazy too!!!!! Love you!

Carolyn Christie said...

I sooo envy U!! I wish I could craft like that! Some people are just gifted that way. And you my friend are one of them!
What a blessing!
Have a wonderful weekend

Thank You for your sweet comments!! :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh wow... that looks beautiful!! Great job! :)

mE said...

Jeanne, How BEAUTIFUL your table "cloth" is. I love it! It's so pretty and fits that little side cart/table so perfectly!

what a cool bunch of gifties, too!



stampmonkey said...

OMGosh!!! I can't believe I almost missed this!! It's GORGEOUS, Jeanne! Things like this always remind me of one of my grandmas...when she was a young, she used to crochet all sorts of doilies. You did a beautiful job on this, and I LOVE it! Looks great on your table too. ;) And I totally agree with Kathi in that you should invest in a piece of glass to protect your beautiful handi/heARTwork.

Jackie said...

oh i am jealous about the yarn...good for you :)