First of all, let me thank you all for your wise words and encouragement regarding my daughter's big move. I was feeling especially low when I wrote the post but I'm doing much better now. I've always known in my mind that she has to do this, it's just my heart that hurts. But we all go through things like this, our kids do grow up and make decisions we might not like, and yet somehow in the end it all works out.
So today I'm giving you a big smile (can you see it?) and a brightly colored graph paper design. I didn't draw anything yesterday....does it count that I was thinking creatively?!
While I was doing this design, it brought back all the times I drew out designs on graph paper when I was making my little crocheted purses. I had to draw the design, then figure out how many squares/stitches it covered, and then how many times I wanted it to repeat around the purse....and that was how big it would be. I still have pages and pages of designs I graphed out but never got around to making.
You might not be able to see them in this picture because most of them are done in pencil.
And here are a couple of photos of the finished purses/pouches....I've shown them before but here they are again!
The two designs above were actually converted from a knitting book....and I used my own color combinations. Of course, there had to be purple in at least one of them!!
This one has a Native American style....we were living in New Mexico when I did a lot of these little purses so I was heavily influenced by the designs and art I saw everywhere. But I liked using my own color combinations. I doubt that too many Native Americans used pastel colors in their rugs. I might be wrong but I didn't see any!
I enjoy working on detailed projects....tiny beads, fine crochet thread, delicate lines in a drawing. I'm not sure where that comes from since I'm anything but tiny, fine or delicate!
I hope I didn't bore you with these old photos but they seemed to go with my train of thought today.