Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Weird Wednesday WIPs


Well, this is no fun. We're back at work in the bathroom this week and by we I mean me. The Mister really can't get down and squeeze into that small space with his hip anymore so I had to do the the plumbing hook ups and as you can see it didn't go so well. I've still got a little leak happening. I'll try again today to get those pipes tight. 

Thanks to the bathroom and the dumpster filling my real projects have been all but ignored all week as I am still obsessing over the things from the attic. Another thing I found up there is this HUGE crocheted bedspread. It's not mine. I don't know whose it is or how I came to have it but that didn't stop me from giving it a wash and a good looking over. 

It appears that some of the joins are broken. I was tempted to toss it but I couldn't bring myself to do it. Someone slaved over this thing and I'm not going to be the person to throw it out. That could be grounds for a haunting. 

Believe it or not I was tempted to try and repair all the broken bits. There are a lot of them. I must be crazy. When I am done, if I am ever done, this thing will never see the light of day but nonetheless I feel compelled. 

While I was working on it, I left if for a minute and came back to find that Pup had claimed it. This thing has taken on a life of its own. It might be a battle to keep it from taking over mine. 

And...someone asked me to explain crewel and the best thing I can say is that it's covering up printed blue lines on linen with fuzzy wool yarn using a sharp needle.

You do that using a variety of embroidery stitches. Here are the ones I'm going to have to figure out for this project. I have figured out that it's not in your best interest to ever stick that yarn in your mouth to thread the needle. Not unless you want a nasty mouth full of fuzz. Don't ask me how I know this.


  1. That seems like tedious work to me to repair the crocheted bedspread, but is really is so pretty. I do love crewel NOT tempt me!!

  2. Looks like Pup may have a new "cozy".

  3. Gorgeous bedspread! I’m glad you’re taking the time to rescue it.

  4. Plumbing is the worst! Hope you figure it out soon. The bedspread is a work of art-I would've saved it by mending, too. Jealous , Pup!

  5. I loved this post! Leaky pipes, amazing crochet, gorgeous pup who loves the crochet and an explanation of crewel work which made me smile.

  6. Thank you for rescuing the bedspread. It always breaks my heart to see gorgeous doilies, tablecloths, etc. in thrift stores for next to nothing. I KNOW how much work they are. Worse is in the garbage. Thank you, thank you!