You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt



Sunday, May 29, 2016

Broomstick Lace Bracelet

Today, as they say, I have "killed two birds with one stone." (maybe three).  I was able to utilize some leftover yarn stash, use up a few of the many beautiful buttons that I have collected over the years and best of all learn a new crochet stitch that I have wanted to master for a long time called "Broomstick Lace". As I've said before, my grandmother could do  almost anything she put her mind to and was fearless in her attempt to try new things. She mastered the old "Broomstick Lace"  technique long ago and made such beautiful items using it. For nearly 40 years learning this stitch has been on my "to do" list. I decided it was time when a bracelet featured on Pinterest caught my eye. I won't lie it took some time to master; while it was easy enough, it felt awkward until I got used to it. I know at this rate, I won't even make a dent in my seemingly endless list of unfinished projects and materials but I guess every little bit helps and surprisingly I'm happy with this attempt. Not only did I learn something new,  I have a new summer accessory to wear and it was FREE!

Have a Happy and Safe 
Memorial Day Weekend!
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