Let me just ask Ya'll a couple of questions before I get into this Pink Saturday Post....
Did you ever want to make those Crocheted Doilies like my Grandma Minnie had on every table top, sofa, and dresser?
You know the ones that were starched to the max with every ruffle standing at attention and with tiny flowers caught up in a spider web of delicate string.
Do you head straight for the collections of old crochet and linens at Thrift Stores, Antique Shops and Garage Sales?
You know those places where Discarded Doilies might be found, and if you're really lucky, a stack of old crochet books with patterns like 'The Ruffled Pondlily" or 'The Pineapple Pincushion".
Well, I Did and I Do!!!
Much to my disappointment, I was not a StarCrochetStudent! My Doilie was a Dud! Now, don't get me wrong, Mrs. B tried every trick known to those who mastered the TinyHook and ThinThread Tension. At the end of the lessons, my classmates had doilies and I had Jigger Covers. You know, those thingies that fit around tea glasses....except mine weren't that big. Yep, this GRIT suffered from THTT TensionItist! So, Mrs. B put me back on the Sewing Machine where the Tension was Permanently Set!
I've seen them a few times in Antique Shops, but never added one to my Collection of Sewing and Crochet Stuff. Mostly because I just knew that I could make one...afterall, Mrs. B did teach me the basic stitches of making a chain, single and double crochet. How hard could it be? It's flat!
The thing about the Pineapple Pincushion that really intrigued me was the RIBBON!
To make a PinkPost come to the Point, here are the results of my Crocheted Pineapple Pincushion. And I have to say that I Did it a LittleBit Mrs. B's Way....a LittleBit the Pattern's Way....and a Whole Bunch MY Way! The rest of the Pattern??? It hit the HiWay!!!
HERE for FREE. I paid $3.00 for a booklet that in the 1940's cost 10 cents.
For a really good PinkFix hop on over to Beverly's at How Sweet The Sound.
My Pinkie ShoutOut goes to Cindy at FairyTale Cottage where Pinkness is all about Easter.