Changes

Changes

I am beginning to miss my husband. We communicate by text messages. He always replies to my maunderings. He always greets me in the morning and helps me sleep at night. His life of thirty years in Holland was all of physical, intellectual and creative struggle. And he brought these with him when I met … Continue reading »

Almost Didn’t Make It …

Almost Didn’t Make It …

Thank you so much to dear crochet friend Imeng! I was afraid these wouldn’t make it here – yaya signed but the parcel wasn’t there! The LBC guy said he would come back and deliver the parcel. And, good soul, he did! Thank you so much Imeng, I love my crochet and needlework friends, they … Continue reading »

Unfinished Work

Unfinished Work

I have a lot of unfinished crochet work back home in Bohol. I have been thinking of them lately. One of them is this, a bralette with crochet lace trims. I also have some fabric that I want to cut up and sew (by hand!) into dresses. Perhaps I can try and start some crochet … Continue reading »

The Bull and the Butterfly

The Bull and the Butterfly

Two weeks into ‘hospice’ in my mom’s house, I feel considerably better, at least physically. Emotionally and spiritually, I am still muddled and yet surprisingly find the strength to cheer away little ‘irritations’ that come my way. Such ‘irritations’ come mostly from typically cruel persons I have casual contact with on the internet. My husband, … Continue reading »

Something Cheerful …

Something Cheerful …

Now here’s a very colourful piece. I really like this cheerful collar. I would really like to make something like this again. It’s crocheted with cotton thread size 8. I had so much fun with this. I made the motifs first and then arranged them into a suitable design. Then I pinned them together to … Continue reading »

Mactan Adventure

Mactan Adventure

Last month, my husband and I booked two nights at a beach resort on Mactan Island. We thought it was a wonderful idea before the end of summer. To have a quiet relaxing time together. When we got there, lots of people were swimming and singing karaoke. Employees of the San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation … Continue reading »

Irish Crochet Collar

Irish Crochet Collar

Here is a collar that I made earlier. It is also in Irish Crochet. I use the same flowers as the Irish Crochet necklace. I used a free-form technique to join the flowers and make the background and trim of the collar. Now I remember that I wrote the pattern for the flowers. If you … Continue reading »

Irish Crochet Necklace

Irish Crochet Necklace

I made this Irish Crochet necklace a few years ago. The flowers are from a diagram found in Duplet magazine. I put the different motifs together and crocheted the trimmings in a free-form manner, without following a pattern. Working this way, I can’t write a precise pattern for this necklace. But maybe I can draw … Continue reading »

Looking at Old Crochet Projects

Looking at Old Crochet Projects

Since starting work on Crochetology website again, I had to plow through tons of old photos. It was nice seeing the old projects again. I still have many of the finished objects. Others I have already lost, sold or given away. I remember this crocheted cardigan. I finished it when I was in Bohol maybe … Continue reading »

Taking It Easy

Taking It Easy

Since working on Crochetology website I’ve started thinking about crochet again. I won’t be able to start crocheting right away but pleasant thoughts about the craft come in. I spend some time each day recovering the lost patterns that I had on this website. It’s a nice seeing the numerous projects from the past. I … Continue reading »