Monday, February 2, 2015

Shimmering Snow

Happy February!

Shimmering Snow
is the lacy crocheted throw I've been working on recently and
I am happy to say it's done and on the shelf
Well it was on the shelf~~ It is now off to a new home in the Midwest.
I hope they enjoy this and right in time for the heavy snow blanketing the Midwest to the east coast.
Stay safe everyone!!

To the edge, I added a ruffled shell stitch.
This design has become my signature creation
and I have lost count at just how many I've worked on
over the years.

The design is considered a vintage stitch and was first popular in the late 60's to mid 70's.

This throw has a front and back design and done with a large knitting needle and medium size crochet hook.

Measures 40" by 60"

Crocheted with 100 percent acrylic yarn made in Turkey.
It's soft and cozy and shimmers like fresh fallen snow with the thin silver thread
running through the yarn.

This was a fun piece to work.
Next I plan to begin a soft light mint green baby or small springtime lap throw.

I love to stitch in the evenings.
It gives me time to unwind from a day of painting and I find it so relaxing.

Having an on going lap project is something I've done since I was a little girl.
Watching my mom and grandmother inspired me to learn.

While I will never be able to crochet or knit like my grandmother or mom,
It sure is fun to keep trying.

Do you have a winter lap project you are working on?

If so~
Hands to work
Hearts to God!

Southern DayDreams be yours.


Dianna said...

Absolutely beautiful, Celeste. That is a such a beautiful stitch. When I first viewed it I thought it was done on a loom.

At the present time I am working on a blue baby afghan for a daughter of a friend from years ago. She is having her first child and I wanted to do something special for her.

Crissi said...

So wonderful dear Celestina-Marie, I like them, the wool is delightfully.
Have a nice day
hug Crissi

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! You're right, it looks like "shimmering snow"! What a treasure for the new owner; a true labor of love. I don't know how to crochet, but would love to learn how. I usually have a piece of needlepoint going. I am trying to finish pieces my Mother began 25 years ago and never had the chance to complete. Recently, I have finished two bell pulls and just love them. Have a blessed week, Celeste!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That's really pretty. The edge on it really add to it! I'm so glad we didn't get any of that storm. It stayed about 50 miles south of us (yay!).

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Lovely, so lovely my friend! And this feels so warm right now as I just came in from the cold to my school office. I could use one these right now and a cup of tea!!!!

Tete said...

That is really pretty. My grandmother was the knitter of the family and could make anything she had a pattern for. Mom taught me to crochet and embroider. I need to find something to work on...if my hands will hold up on me.
Thank you for all your comments and prayers on my weekend posts.

Donna said...

Hi Celestina
what a gorgeous throw! I love the lacy pattern and shell edging. It will be well loved in its new home:) I wish that I'd learned how to crochet. My mom always wanted to teach me, but of course when I was young I just wasn't interested!

DeeDee said...

So beautiful and it matches the snow in my yard.. Soft and drifting. always love stopping for a visit.. Hugs.

Debbie said...

Oh Celestina, what a beautiful piece!
You really put your heart into everything you do, and it shows!
I love the silver that weaves in and out of the pattern.
Have a great week, dear one.


It is pretty, just like fresh fallen show!

Okio B Designs said...

Oooooh, I love that look! I wish I could crochet. My mom is a pro at it but I did not get the crochet gene.


TexWisGirl said...

how very pretty! and aptly named! glad you've already found a home for it!

Linda M. said...

Wow Celeste, It's beautiful! You are so talented. I was surprise to read that you use a knitting needle and a crochet hook. I've never seen a pattern like this, did you say it's one you made up? I love the yarn too. Thanks for sharing. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Old Time Cindy said...

That is so lovely. Doing that type of work is so gratifying. I really need to start needlework of some sort again. I see why you do it in the evenings as it is relaxing.
Farmhouse hugs,

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful blanket! I'm sure it will be treasured in it's new home. I seem to always have a lap project going too. Lately I've been knitting lots of baby items :)

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
this Blanket iw wonderful! I like the shiny bits in.It looks lovely on the Bed...well done, my Dear! Such a beeautiful work!
HAve a happy week, my dear friend,
sending Love and hugs and blessings!
Claudia xo

Stacey said...

That turned out beautifully. How lucky for the recipient. I remember my grandmother teaching me to crochet but it's long forgotten. No lap projects for me. :)

Tina said...

Isn't that the broomstick stitch? I think I will be trying that stitch for a future throw.

Wonderful name for a wonderful throw.

Alessandra said...

Ohhh....just gorgeous!!! So warm and delicate. I love it very much!! I think it's perfect for these cold days and nights.

Junkchiccottage said...

This is so pretty Celeste. Great for these cold days.

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GlorV1 said...

Hi Celestina. What beautiful work. It would be nice to cuddle with. Awesome work!

Createology said...

Shimmering Snow is very apropo for this beautiful Broomstick lap throw. I made lots of throws and pillows with this technique back in the day. I don't quite remember how to begin now though. I have a tiny little stitchery I am working on. I usually crochet or knit in the colder weather. Beautiful work dear...

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Delicate and beautiful description shimmering snow, I've never seen yarn with silver running through it - so pretty.
Your talent is amazing, I love the stitch of the throw. Always love a visit to your place as it delights the eye with beauty.
Stay warm,

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your throw is just beautiful! I've been busy working on mittens. They were supposed to be done by Christmas, but maybe I'll have them all done by next Christmas. :o)

Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful piece! Hugs, Valerie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Good morning Celeste!

Your newest creation is gorgeous! Love the yarn you chose for it. I learned the shell stitch from my mom & grandma also. I may have to dig out my crochet hooks to made throws for my grands. You're such an inspiration for me!! And the person in the midwest that purchased your throw REALLY can use it!! We're in a deep freeze here.

Lots of love & hugs, Edie

farmhouse-story said...

love the bits of sparkle in it, celeste! just lovely!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow what a beautiful blanket you crocheted! I love the white yarn with a little bit of sparkle to the yarn. You did a great job making it. Have a wonderful day and stay warm.

Christine said...

It is so, so beautiful! The choice of yarn is perfect and you are very talented! I adore it!

Kim Stevens said...

Wow, so very pretty- beautiful pattern!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, if only I could do that!!

Stephanie said...

Oh my sweet friend, your throw is absolutely beautiful! You do such a lovely job, Celeste. I can see why this stitch was so popular years's quite pretty.

Thank you, dear one, for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. You bless my heart!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous throw Celeste. Is there anything you can't do, LOL???


Gentle Joy said...

That looks so pretty... nice work. :)

Jillayne said...

I love shimmery snow like this - much better than the heavy, cold stuff we are usually graced with... This is is a lovely throw Celestina.

Bente said...

This is so pretty, Celestina Marie. Love it
Hugs from here

Mari said...

Simply gorgeous my talented friend....
I love how it shimmers ;-) just like snow and i adore snow...


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how gorgeous - I love it and it does look like snow with sparkles. I used to do that with quilting lap quilts. But I fall asleep watching TV so I take some time in the afternoon and work on projects. It's not fun getting old LOL
Have a great day.

Ana Love Craft said...

Beautiful blanket, Celestina! Love it! The yarn and the pattern are really gorgeous!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Joy Junktion said...

What an absolutely beautiful piece! So glad it found a nice new home! I'm sure it will be well loved! I love seeing what people create and you are definitely a talented creator! Blessings, Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is so pretty, Celeste! Crocheting and knitting are not creative tasks I have taken up. My Mom has knitted and crocheted and I'm sure she tried to teach me years ago, but I just never had the patience to sit and do it.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a pretty piece. And the color is just so calming. Love it!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a beautiful crocheted blanket...I love it!! I've been crocheting some more scarves for my shows next Fall. I sold almost all of them last year and Winter is a good time for me to remake them.

Laurie said...

So pretty and feminine.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

No wonder it went to a new home so quickly. it's gorgeous! I've decided that there is nothing you can't do, and you always excel at what you do.

Red Rose Alley said...

No wonder I love this throw so much, Celestina - I grew up in the 60's and 70's. The stitch looks so familiar to me. It is such a special and pretty blanket, and the sparkly silver adds to the prettiness. You truly did a great job on it. Whoever gets this is a lucky girl.

love, ~Sheri

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my how beautiful! Love it! Too pretty to use. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

The blanket is beautiful Celestina. What a pretty edge. I'm sure your grandmother and mom would be very proud of it. Lovely! Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!
Blessings, Deborah

Deborah Montgomery said...

Gorgeous! I love the sparkly silver running through it. The recipient will love cuddling up with this beauty. You have done lovely work.
I most often read in the evenings, but if we watch a movie I try and get out my handwork. I have to be careful, though; sometimes I can't concentrate on both!
Hope you're having a good week dear blogging friend! xo

living from glory to glory said...

Just Lovely, I am so happy that I can say that when I see this kind of love put into a project, it reminds me that every stitch does have a story or thought stitched right in!
I love that shell stitch it is so pretty! I have been crocheting little red hearts (go figure)
I also find doing some hand work does settle my mind and heart!
Loved This so much! Roxy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

How so very beautiful and I know the owner of this will be thrilled with this beauty!....Beautiful job!...Have a great day!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

For some reason my comment did not deliver, so trying again....I just want to say that you did a most beautiful job and I know that the recipient of this will be thrilled!...I am sure your mom and grandmother are proud of your knitting talents!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So very pretty, my friend. Love the ruffled edge on it. How sweet to be able to work on this and create such a beautiful treasure. My Mother crochets and I appreciates her gifts to me. xo

miss b said...

I'm sure your beautiful throw will be much appreciated and will no doubt be keeping someone very warm and cosy! Lovely to see it finished and I remember admiring the touch of sparkle in a previous post. I have never mastered properly knitting or crochet but I'm sure it's very relaxing and satisfying!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful Celestina! No lap projects, just lots of swaps.

Linda Walker said...

Celestina, When I see your beautiful throws it makes me want to try and give knitting and crochet another whirl! I have all of my grandmother's knitting needles and crochet hooks. I am going to put yarn on my next craft shopping list. Your work is absolutely amazing!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful stitched design, love the silver going through

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

This is one of the most beautiful stitches I've ever seen. Seriously. And your choice of color and yarn are perfection. You should make an entire bedspread like this!

Liz Needle said...

Gorgeous shawl. I would love to wrap it around me and read a good book

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work you do .

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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..