Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Where is my Freakin' Crochet Bag

Some of you may have noticed the extreme lack of crochet posts. Some of you may have even noticed me posting notices that there will be crochet posts and then never getting to it.

Some of you may be throwing confetti in the air every time I don't post a crochet post, who knows.

But, there is a reason I have been neglecting my crochet posting duties. Are you ready for it?

My finished items keep disappearing.

You may remember that I am currently spending most of my crafting time on chemo hats for my church group's project. I went to a few meetings and made hats and felt pretty proud of myself. Then, suddenly, I stopped feeling proud. Why? Because an 80 year old woman in my group who claims to have never crafted in her life had made 30 hats to my 3.

Okay, so I have work and kids yadda, yadda, yadda. But, really 10 to 1. It's embarrassing. So, I quit making hats and started making flowers to stick on the hats. It's crochet again, instead of fake knitting and I love doing it and not many women in the group know how to crochet or knit for real, so it's not something everyone can do.

So, I have made about 7 flowers and 2 bows. The flowers aren't hard and they are quick. I have a bunch of patterns for different ones, but I've found one pattern that I really like that only takes about a half hour, and so I am just making them until I get tired of it, then I will move on to the next flower patter.

So, where are the pictures of these flowers and bows and cute, cute goodness? Good question. Every time I go digging in my crochet bag to find them and take pictures they are gone.

A little mouse is stealing my crochet flowers and feathering her nest with them. (Was that a mixed metaphor? Mice nest, but I guess they don't feather their nests... Verdict, please.) And that mouse's name is Brynna. Tonight, if she won't tell me what she did with them all, I'm going to have to ransack her room. It won't be pretty, but I am getting tired of working and working and having nothing to show for it. That's why I don't knit. :)


Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

As soon as you said the flowers were disappearing, I immediately thought, "A ha! Somebody's little girl is making a flower stash!" If she has stuffed animals, I'd check there first. She probably has been dressing up her dollies with your pretty flowers.

Jessi said...

Good call. I went through the toy bins in the living room last night, but I couldn't go rummage in her room while she was asleep, so that'll have to wait until tonight. I can't believe I didn't think of her until last night!

Suze said...

Oh oh! Do you know about Nicki Epstein, the designer? She comes up with all kinds of strange stuff, but her specialty is embellishments. I have her book on knitted flowers, and I'm pretty sure she's got one on crochet flowers, too. Check the liberrrrrry :)

Mom said...

Duwayne used to hide stuff in the bottom of his closet - under the little shelf. If it disappeared, I knew to look there.

Jessi said...

Suze - Thanks!! Totally added to my library list.

Mom - good call. Brynna likes to put things on the little hanging shelf in there. I fully expect to find them under her pillows though. That's where she stuck the watermelon so I wouldn't know she had it.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Please tell me you mean a crocheted watermelon, that Brynna didn't stick an ACTUAL watermelon slice under her pillow!

And did you find the absconded flowers?

Jessi said...

No, she put an actual slice of watermelon under her pillow. Bob let her have watermelon for a bedtime snack. Brynna immediately understood that this wasn't a good idea, so she hid it so I wouldn't see it. Then, about midnight, she started crying because her bed was sticky and I had to do a middle of the night sheet change. Big fun.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Oh, no! I'm torn between laughing hysterically and being horrified on your behalf at the mess that must have caused!

Jessi said...

Thank goodness for water-proof mattress covers!

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

With all that stickiness so close to her hair, I'm surprised you didn't have to do a middle-of-the-night bath of Brynna, too!