Monday, March 29, 2010

Resting My Weary Head

A beautifully made bed with fresh line-dried sheets and comfy pillows is my reward at the end of the day.

When I joined Cassie’s month-long On the Edge Pillowcase Crochet Along at the You Go Girl blog, I was somewhat apprehensive about the crochet assignment for the final week. But I’ve wanted to learn to crochet for some time now and felt this would be the perfect project with which to begin.

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The sewing of the pillowcases and the blanket stitch embroidery along the edges were easily accomplished. My first effort at crocheting one of my four pillowcases was pretty slow and terribly messy. After viewing Anna's (Thimbleanna) finished beauties, I removed my offending crochet work and tried again.

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved

My crocheted edges are not perfect, but I think they’re great for my first venture into this technique. I’m so appreciative of the way Cassie planned this whole Crochet Along venture, each week was a pleasant delight and I did indeed learn something new—you can’t go wrong with that.

O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head.
~Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg - Her Dream


Storybook Woods said...

I am just loving these pillows. I have to learn how to crochet. Pretty fabric by the way. Clarice

Jessica said...

These were your first attempt at crochet?! They are fantastic, great job - perhaps you should do a bit more crochet with what is left of National Crochet month :-)

Lorrie said...

Your pillow cases are gorgeous, June. You deserve to rest your weary head!

linda p said...

I think these look wonderful! Nice job, and congratulations for learning to crochet.

J said...

You've made a damn fine job of your pillowcases and should be very proud with the results. They are beautiful.
I've saved the tutorial so I can have a go making some myself when I'm feeling brave enough. Crochet scares me, it looks really complicated, but the end results are amazing.

Thimbleanna said...

Junie Moon! They're just beautiful!!! I love the pretty colors too -- just perfect. And thanks for the sweet shout-out too!!!

Jen! said...

They are absolutely glorious! I love them!!

Gumbo Lily said...

I am glad that I am not alone in ripping out the first attempt at crochet. I'm new to it too and so my edge is going to be a "do over." I'm not giving up yet!

Your pillows are pretty, Junie!


P.S. Love the bed quote and I say it to my comfy bed when I lay my head down.

nicolette said...

Adorable pillows June!! Now lay your weary head and rest!

Yummers! said...

The pillowcases are absolutely beautiful!! The colors and fabrics are just yummy! And the crocheting is perfect (you quick learner) and such a fantastic touch! You are so creative Junie Moon... you wear me out!!
Hugs, Joni
PS I don't know how to crochet!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I printed out the instructions for making these. I think they are so pretty, and Cassie's tutorial is wonderful. I'm just learning to crochet right now.

Your pillowcases turned out so pretty!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I think your pillow cases came out very pretty, June! You constantly amaze me at how well you do in every craft you try.

rohanknitter said...

Those look great June!! I'm looking forward to trying that tutorial when I'm feeling a little more ambitious.