Stitches of Light and More

Crochet, plastic canvas, wreaths and more

The Springing of a Memory

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The other day my neighbor gave these beautiful lilacs to my little one to bring home to me.  For some reason it’s been awhile since I’ve noticed this particular kind of flower.  However, the moment I was handed this little boquet, the aroma of them made me instantly remeber when I was a little girl and at my grandparents’ house.  They had these in their yard, and just the smell brought back so many wonderful memories.  It certainly put a smile on my face.  My grandmother is the one who first introduced me to plastic canvas when I was little.

I find that the colors and flowers in spring give me such inspiration in creating my yarn wreaths.  Spring is often my most productive time for those.  Do you find you have a particular season that inspires you more?

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Blue and pink floral white wreath

I love these pink and blue flowers together so much I had to get them and make a wreath with them. So here is the finished product! Do you have any favorite color combinations?

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And then there were 2 :)

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I made a pretty flower! Finally!

About a month ago I started to learn crocheting.  This is a craft that I have never been able to master, despite several attempts at various ages.  I’d do the chain, and then the next part, working into it, would just totally elude me!  Well, I’ve been so inspired with all the cute things on Pinterest, I decided I would try again.  I had bought a hook several years ago, but lost it several days later (LoL!) so I went and bought a small set that had several hooks.  I already had a bunch of yarn from my other hobbies.  I also bought a small book that showed how to do all the beginning stitches.  I realized that part of my problem all these years was that I am left-handed, and I always had right-handed people showing me what to do.  My brain couldn’t reverse it, though it seems like it should have been easy.  So this book showed how to do it both ways and it was much clearer!  I still had some trouble working into the chain, but at least I was getting the idea of how to do the stitches otherwise.  I am happy to say I have now gotten the hang of working into the chain (though I am still painstakingly slow!) and have managed to follow the directions to make this pretty flower. 
Is there a craft that you would love to be able to do, but have never been able to get the hang of?
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A few more wreaths

These are all available for purchase.  Wreaths can also be customized with a monogram or house number.  Contact stitchesoflight@gmail.com

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A patriotic wreath

Here is one of my most recent yarn wreaths.  I will post a few more here and there are others in my Facebook picture albums. I hope you will like Stitches of Light on Facebook too!  www.facebook.com/stitchesoflight

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