In my last post I was feeling the frustration of trying a new craft and failing at it. After hours of crocheting/ripping/crocheting again, with no result, I had had enough. I walked away from the project for a day or so but eventually found my way back to the hook and needle and just began to play. I had no pattern, but just started working the stitches I could do and before I knew it I had covered a stone. It got easier and more fun as I went...as long as I kept track of my counts I could repeat my stitches and eventually create a small piece. I love how they turned out.
No two were stitched the same, I don't think I could have done so if I tried. I used a different color of vintage crochet yarn for each and the back of each stone has it's own unique pattern. Some have a star shape, others were stitched over completely and on one I made a heart . No picture though...guess I was too eager to get the already late swap into the mail.
I added the word PEACE to each stone...it's one of my favorite words. Ever since I was a child I can remember the effect of holding a cold stone in my hand...waiting until it was warmed by the heat of my palm...energy passing from me to the stone and back again...and how that brought me such comfort and peace.