Thursday, 24 February 2011

Finally I did it.....

I come from a family of very clever creative peeps! My Grandad was a tailor, both my Nanas were fab knitters, Mum embroiders and quilts and my Auntie Sue knits and crochets but despite dabbling in the whole range of crafts, I just cannot crochet. I have asked my Auntie Sue to teach me, I tried to learn from the internet and a book but I just can't do it!!! For som odd reason it makes me very angry that I can't master this craft that everyone says is sooooo easy! I was moaning about this at Gillys last weekend and it became rather a joke as Helly (who thinks she is the worlds slowest knitter because she is left-handed) CAN crochet! So I asked her to teach me! When I got home I tried my own Granny square.....looks a bit ropey and much more practice needed but I think that finally I GET IT! Thank you Helly!!!!
After that waffle here is Week 8 of the Art Journal. This week was Books....Use a page for the BG; list your fave 5 and include a quote. OMG...this was sooooo hard as I LOVE books. I think that my bestest is Lady Chatterley's Lover..the quote I chose is just as the affair starts; when Mellors asks her to join him in the wooden hut that becomes their meeting place. Why do I love this book? Well it isn't just the way Lawrence writes about their affair, nor is the fact that the TV adaptation had Sean Bean (who I REALLY have a crush on!!) as Mellors, it is because I love the way he describes the woodland; the smell of the damp earth and the flowers and I love the way Connie is so hedonistic and selfish in an age when that just was not acceptable. Let's face it too; who of us would not want to be ravaged in a simple country cottage by a manly, earthy Gamekeeper.......

5 comments:

Scrappy~Sarah said...

fantastic work, well done on the crochet :)

Donna said...

I so relate on the crocheting, I've tried and tried, knitting too. I believe mom could do it with her eyes close!!!! Good for you for not giving up!!!
Art journals is something I have not tried and I may if I every get all my other projects caught up. Like that will ever happen? LOL
Thank you for the nice comment on my blog!!!!

Lesley said...

Hi Tasha, I haven't popped in for ages - sorry about that....
Just wanted to say I love your art journal. It's such fun isn't it!
And your crocheting looks brilliant. I've never managed to take to it although have tried over the years so bow to your tenacity.
Lesley x

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Great journal page. I have tried crochet several types and at my last crop two members tried to show me but my brain just could not do it. Well done you for managing it.

Lorraine said...

great crochet..there is a link to mikeysmall on my blog..he has some really good vids on you tube and doesnt go really fast.