Wednesday, January 23, 2008

No Pattern...

no problem! And I couldn't be more pleased. Do you remember that when I was a girl, my great-grandmother told me I would never learn to crochet? I believed her for years, but no more!

I taught myself to crochet several months ago. I still can't read a pattern, and wish that I could find a class for such a thing, but I'm pleased that with a little determination and perseverance I've been able to create some really cute things.


Moral of the story? Press on! It's never too late to learn a new skill. You can find these items in my shop.

18 comments:

Gena said...

I. AM. IMPRESSED. I learned to crochet when I was 11 and I STILL cannot follow a pattern. Your purses are beautiful. Good job and way to go for not giving up.

randi---i have to say said...

These are so cute! I can't believe you made those without a pattern!

Lisa said...

You did a great job on your purses. I Hope all is going good with you :)God Bless you

Kelley said...

Wow Tracy, what cute crocheted bags!
I am very impressed!

Sharon said...

Who needs a pattern when you can create beautiful things like that?!!! ;-)
Good for you!! Keep it up!

Rebecca said...

I am so impressed with your purses. I've always wanted to know how to crochet.

Elise said...

What an encouragement! I really want to learn to knit, but wish I had a *human* teacher rather than just a book. I may just try my hand at it alone, now...

Kelli said...

Oh my, how cute are those?! And that yellow is my favorite color. :0) I'm so glad you persevered, the bags are beautiful!
Hugs,
Kelli

Mrs.B said...

WOW!--They're both fabulous!

Great job. (o:

Jennifer said...

I'm with Gena! That's wonderful!

I taught myself how to knit... but I've tried to learn to crochet for years and can't seem to get it. I always feel like I need another needle - ha!

I love your bags! GREAT JOB!

Rachel said...

IMPRESSIVE!!!! Also, I really need to remember the moral of this story too!!!! I guess it is something I already know, but tend to ignore/forget. After all, doesn't the Bible say that with God ALL things are possible!!!

Stacie said...

WOW.THOSE are beautiful!!
Crocheting is so much fun!

Penless Thoughts said...

Great job. I am truly impressed and you should be very pleased with yourself!!!
Susan

KJ said...

Hi! Dropping in via Apples of Gold! These bags are wonderful! You should be pleased!

KJ
California

50shousewife said...

Wow! They are beautiful!

Jodi said...

Tracy ~ They turned out darling! You did a great job. What wonderful inspiration (to not give up) for your children!

Lori said...

Wow! Those are great. Good job making the purses. I wish I could crochet purses.
I've only attempted pot holders and dish clothes.

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow what an awesome job! I had a teacher that gave up on me too when I was about 11. I can't read a pattern either. But you have done an awesome job you inspire! The bags are great! Blessings,Sherry