Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, April 22, 2024

from the handiwork journal . . .

What's on the hook? 

Well alot!!   To be honest, I am looking forward to trading in my hook for a rake, shovel, and garden trowel.  Crocheting non-stop over the last few weeks has made me realize how much I miss the garden work ha ha!  

I finished this baby blanket. I used up3 skeins of baby white, and partial skeins of baby blue and a lighter brown, that were leftover from another baby blanket order (from years ago).

I started this baby blanket.  I'm using up some leftover peach and blue baby yarn (F hook, so it's taking some time).

Progress on the current scrap yarn lap afghan.  I'm getting down to the last of the last scrap balls of yarn, so it's the last one for now.  By scraps, I mean hand size balls and smaller.

I have also been crocheting for a cause - our town's plant bingo and raffle.  It is the town's first one, to help raise money to plant flowers, landscape etc in the town.  They have already gotten over 50 tickets sold for this event.

First up, I finished this coaster set.  It was on my list of unfinished projects.  It's being donated to the cause.  Not only did I finish an unfinished project, but found a good home for it.  Funny how that worked out.  It's a Monstera leaf coaster set in a crochet plant pot.

I also used up some cotton yarn to crochet dishcloths, and created a "bouquet" in a new plant pot for the same cause.  It turned out so cute!

I also donated a set of crocheted baskets I had left in my craft show stash (been in there for over 10 years and never sold), and tucked in a smaller plant spray bottle, a few mini solar garden lights (with floral patterns on them), and a few pot holders.

And lastly, I had a set of crocheted cup coasters with roses in the center, that was also leftover from my craft shows.  

All donated for the town's goal to beautify it.  

The scraps of cotton yarn, leftover from the dishcloth bouquet project, are being crocheted into cleaning cloths.


coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Oh my goodness, you have been busy! I admire people who can do that kind of handicraft. I never learned to crochet and I used to knit (poorly!). -Jenn

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

coffeontheporchwithme, I normally do not get this much done, but since I fractured my foot, and I cannot get around as usual, it's been happening. I am hoping to change that later this week. I hope to be back out to garden work in 3-4 weeks (praying my foot heals fast).

Faith said...

ooh the cup coaster are really pretty, very vintage, I do love the rose motif. Nice to be outside today here, pulling weeds..preparing for flowers.

chipmunk said...

I really love your clever crochet projects with pots!

Debby said...

Very nice. I haven’t crocheted in years! I still have the many crochet pieces from my mom. I also have all her needles.


Kristina, I love your beautiful crochet work! You are so talented! Donated too you are so caring! Now you make me want to pick up my crochet hooks when I should have a hoe and shovel in them....hmmm Thanks for the inspiration xoxo Dolly

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Faith, thank you. I made them to sell, and they never sold at the craft shows. If I figure out where the pattern is from, I will let you know.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

chipmunk, thank you, I was thrilled with the results, and the theme of plant bingo was fun.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Debby, I have a unfinished small blanket my Mom was crocheting so many years ago. I still have it in a bag. No pattern for it either. One day I hope to finish it, and hope there was enough yarn for it.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Hibiscus House, glad I could inspire you. I would normally not have this much time on my hands to crochet/knit, but with the fractured foot, I got a lot finished and more started. I am hoping to be gardening in a week or so.