Tuesday, January 3, 2012

That's How it All Began. Well, I guess I should go back to the Beginning of the STory, shouldn't I?

Not with this piece, exactly.
I  made this yesterday.
Here's what it became:
A reusable cover for my Swiffer.
No more replacing the covers and throwing them away.
I'm sort of going green.
Anyway, I digress.
What does this Swiffer cover have to do with anything?
Since I was a young child, I had to be doing something all the time.
My grandmother taught me to crochet as a young child.
I played with that a bit.
I made a couple of doilies and moved on to other things,
painting, clay, really, whatever I could do with my hands.
Then, when I became a 9th grader,
I fell in love with the opposite of reading,
that's right,
writing, especially poetry.
I used to have volumes and volumes of poetry I wrote in my teenage angst
about love and the world around me.
Some of them were actually quite good and were published in a magazines and small collections of poetry.
My love for writing continued into womanhood,
and my love for crochet was awakened when I was a young bride on a very limited budget for crafts.
I crocheted everything I could!
I loved the craft so much.
As I began to age,
my love for crochet was overwhelmed by my love for quilting.
I was a quilter for 8 years. 
I have many beautiful quilts as a result of that era.
Then, after my husband died,
I stumbled upon lampworking.
It's been 7 years now, and I haven't looked back.
There is always something new to learn and write about.
(How's that for blatantly ending a sentence with a preposition?)

To be listed very soon.
Sadly, you can't make these with fibers!
However, there are times when I have to go back to my roots.
That's why I made this, too!

What is it?
It's another Swiffer cover or it's a dishcloth for washing dishes or it's a shower or bath cloth.
You take your pick!
I plan to use it on my Swiffer.
Stay tuned tomorrow for another Easy Peasy Tutorial on how to make  on of these Swiffer covers/dish cloths/ bath and beauty cloths.
They are easy and you just have to have beginning crochet skills.


Denise Price said...

Yay for going green! I approve. :)

Lots of English teachers are getting rid of the rule about not ending sentences with a preposition, so I also approve of your sentence. :)

I love all the red photos at the top of your blog--so pretty!

I'll have to keep an eye out for your tutorial, b/c beginning crochet skills are all I have. :) I once crocheted a scarf in junior high, but then, like you, I moved on to other crafts. But I've been thinking about picking up crochet again, so this might be just what I need to get inspired again.

Deb said...

Great idea Ms M!!Bugger that I have a steam mop (don't quite think it would work) because I was looking for something to crochet when I went to Brisbane, figuring that crocheting would be easier to transport than knitting.

I think you'll have the flashest swiffer in town ;)

Shirley said...

What a great idea! I've made plenty as dishcloths, but I never once thought of using them on the Swiffer! I, too, have moved all through the crafts of the cheap. Haven't tried writing, or working with fire. But, you never know what the future holds. I am very glad the present holds you!