Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bunnies, Birdies and Best???


The Easter Bunny arrived at our house last weekend.  As you can tell by all the blossoms on the ground, the azaleas are nearing the end of their magnificent show; and, I'll soon be swapping out the pansies for summertime plants.   Time... seasons... life... all fly by so quickly.


My heartfelt thanks for all who prayed for our friends.  Surgery is scheduled for next Monday.  Again and again I'm reminded of the brevity and preciousness of life.


My brother, Jeff, was here for a few days; he and I (poor Evan is still having back problems so he could not join us) enjoyed a couple of rounds of golf.  This was my last shot Sunday evening on a par 3.  Fun way to end a round with a birdie (thank goodness I made that putt)!!   Always good to have family visit, especially when they enjoy golf.  ;) 


I think the Easter season has started an epidemic of dishcloth makings!  Seems everywhere I look, someone is making a dishcloth!  These Easter colors sparked my dishcloth frenzy.  I need one more skein to finish the one on top (there was one more from this skein and it found a new home).   I also have  a small pile of BRIGHTER ones.  hee hee

I am curious which pattern you like best.


Above is a Linen Stitch crochet dishcloth.


This is the beginnings of a knitted Garter Stitch dishcloth.


And, this one is crocheted, a single crochet alternately through the front and back loops.

I see some solid pastel colors coming up next.  LOL!  Which stitch pattern is your favorite?  Or do you have another that is?

Thank you again for your much appreciated prayers.

blessings ~ tanna


25 comments:

Pammy Sue said...

I love the colors in this yarn! I'm partial to the linen stitch one. That's a fun stitch to do and gives a pretty result. Sounds like fun golfing with your son. What a fun way to get some time and conversation in with him. Hope you are enjoying spring. We are still waiting for it, but I don't mind. I will be happy to be able to do some porch-sitting and flower-planting.

CathieJ said...

Personally I like the two crocheted dishcloths. That yarn is very pretty. Spring hasn't really arrived here yet. My daffodils are just beginning to open. Enjoy all those pretty flowers.

Annette T. said...

Oh Tanna, I'm so happy to see you posting again. How I've missed you and your fabulous knit projects. I love the colors and my favorite is the garter stitch one on the diagonal! I don't know about those teeny tiny needles, don't think my eyes would like those! I could use bigger ones and make a bath towel I suppose!

Marie said...

Hi Tanna!
I haven't been here in a while and so glad that I came today. i love your spring decorations. Love the colors you are using for the cloths. I can't pick a favorite.
Love ya!
Marie

Betsy Brock said...

Look at you golfing! Sounds fun!

Can't believe you're talking about swapping out your pansies. We'll get pansies next month. haha. One of my favorites...those sweet faces!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Back problems. Ugh! I wrenched my lower left side and now have pain if I move or sit wrong. Sending healing wishes to your husband. Definitely no fun. I've only ever hit golf balls. Not actually played the game. I like all the dishcloth stitches. A set of complementing solid colors using different stitches all tied up with string makes for a nice gift. I need to find new friends because all of mine have gotten more than their fair share of dishcloths over the years. Ha-ha! Happy Friday!

steph said...

ahhhh....those dishcloths!! My daughter and I make them like crazy (usually on a binge like you are on now!!!!) and then gift them all to my DIL and her family. We love to knit them....just don't like to use them. I knit a lot of those garter on the diagonal ones, but my favorite one is the waffle pattern....
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waffle-knit-dishcloth (here's the link). Love the way you can use up bits of leftovers in the contrasting bands.

Hoppy Easter to you all!!! Bunnies look so festive. We're getting ready to light our dogwoods for the annual dogwood trail...earlier than usual this year!!!

Lynne said...

Love the color . . .
Uplifting . . .
My cold, rainy, dreary days needed this kind of brightness . . .
Love the dishcloths . . .
I will send you my pattern . . .
I think crochet might be easier for this right hand of mine.
I have been watching You Tube how to videos . . .
Working on it . . .
Nice birdie . . . gets a YAY . . .

Tricia Buice said...

Since you asked ... I think I like the crocheted dishcloth the best - not sure why but I do! I also love your beautiful garden and can't wait to see what you plant next. If that is a shady area, impatients would be gorgeous and I miss them so much! Our home now is way too hot - not enough shade :( And congratulations on that shot! Wow you must have been thrilled. I'm sure your brother was thrilled for you. Next time, hole in one!

Laurie said...

Love your dishcloths, Tanna! Those colors do look like Easter. I've knitted some like yours and I do like them, but lately my favorite stitch has been the half double crocheted. Can't wait to see more. Your flower bed is really pretty, too.

Christine said...

Your keep very busy, golfing, gardening, and creating, all done well!
I like the crocheted dish cloth! Reminds me of a rainbow.

La Table De Nana said...

I love the path up to your inviting home:) So cute!

Sorry your husband has not found reliefe..

Yes..sometimes I think of people I have known in our town that are no more..and think..that's the cycle..:(
I think it happens all of a sudden that you feel that..

Love the dishcloths and the colors..so talented Tanna:)

karen said...

hello fellow dish cloth maker :) yours are so pretty! springtime is the perfect time for making these as gifts for Easter. your yard is lovely and so bright with decorations and color! we are still in the throws of leaving winter and approaching spring. I'm waiting patiently.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I always love seeing what is going on in your garden. The flowers are always so lovely. :) Glad you had a great visit with your brother. Sorry your hubby is still having back pain. Sending prayers out for him to get better soon. :) I think your dish cloths are all lovely, but I admit, my favorite is the Linen stitch. I think it helps the multi colored yarn really pop in a project. :) Wishing you a most lovely day sweet friend. :) ((hugs))

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You chose some beautiful spring colors for the dish cloths! My favorite is the Linen stitch. Hope your hubby gets some relief from his back pain soon. Take care and have a nice weekend! xo Cheryl

Linda said...

Hi Tanna...
Of course I am partial to the crocheted ones!! I actually made one last week, and today I picked up some more cotton yarn...
Have a great weekend...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Amanda said...

Those are the happiest little dishcloths I ever did see! Those would certainly make doing dishes a little more fun. =) I liked the linen stitch the best. And are those ginormous eggs from Hobby Lobby?! Those are FUN!!! The perfect springtime addition to your newly landscaped flower beds. =) XOXO

handmade by amalia said...

I love the photo of the garden happy and ready to welcome the holiday.
Amalia
xo

Andi Gallegos said...

Heh- I was just visiting Karen who was also making dishcloths. Now you all have me thinking I should really be making some. I do love the linen stitch one quite a bit, probably because I know how much goes into that stitch. :)
Your garden does brighten one's spirit!

Prayers continuing for your friend.

Donna said...

Hi! All the ones I currently own are the knitted ones, but the crocheted ones look a bit thicker. So, might like them better for actual use. The colors are certainly Eastery! Love you. d.

Cranberry Morning said...

I know absolutely nothing about golf, but I'm glad that you had a good time. LOL Those dishcloths looks beautiful! I prefer the garter stitch. There's just something about it that looks to tight and neat!
I hope you're having a good Thursday, Tanna. xo

podso said...

Hopes and prayers for your friend's surgery to go well and be successful in rooting out the C. I enjoyed seeing the dishcloths. I think i need to learn your fancy crochet patterns. And the knitted one--I've made that pattern again and again. I make the dishcloth a little larger than for a dishcloth and then crochet around it until it is even larger (once I crocheted four dishcloths together for a cute baby blanket)… and have given these "blankies" to my 3 grandchildren at birth. Two remain nicely in tact, but the oldest was a chewer and I have had requests to replace these again and again. thankfully I had a ton of the pink yarn so they all looked the same though I made them smaller and smaller each time. She finally has outgrown her blankie I've heard, though I have seen it here and there. :-)

Mildred said...

Such a welcoming entrance for Spring and Easter! I love your colorful dishcloths, too. Have a pleasant evening.

Rose said...

I love the colors in these dishcloths!

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

HI Tanna, I love all of your beautiful dishcloths, perhaps the crocheted is my favorite and I ❤️ The pastel colors! I hope you had a lovely Easter with family. I am hopfully back to blogging! Just put up a quick one about I am back yesterday! Have a lovely weekend!

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