Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Myrtle the Turtle


Meet Myrtle* - this amazing little creature arrived at my house yesterday. When I signed up for the pincushion swap, I would never have imagined that I could have received such a perfect pressie, in all my favourite colours!

Christy from Little Betty Designs has crocheted an absolute masterpiece for me. I'm sure everyone knows how much I truly appreciate the art and skill of crochet, because I've failed miserably at trying to learn it myself.

I don't think I want to stick pins in Myrtle just yet in case she is ruined. I think she'll be joining the gaggle of merry critters that live in my bookshelf instead.


Christy also sent me a lovely little crochet brooch - the perfect accessory for autumn. Thanks so much Christy and Kate!

* When my siblings and I were very little, we had a babysitter named Myrtle, so of course we called her 'Myrtle the Turtle' (nothing else rhymes with Myrtle - right?)..... as soon as I saw my little turtle, I just knew she was a Myrtle.

30 comments:

Christina said...

Cute! I don't know if I would use her either.

Yes, what else rhymes with turtle?!

:)

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

She is so cute, I like that!

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Gina said...

Gorgeous... Being equally crapola in the crochet stakes, it's so great to enjoy others' skills in this area isn't it? Without doing the hard work ourselves!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

this is so cute. the pincushion swap was the best ... i enjoyed it so much.

Liam's Mummy said...

Oh, what a gorgeous turtle! Myrtle really suite her.

Have you tried Pip's crochet instructions? I can do a granny square now. I think making Myrtles is a bit beyond me for now though.

Tania said...

But of COURSE she's a Myrtle. And I should know.

sue said...

Myrtle is such a cute turtle, I dont think I could pop pins in her either!

Polka Dot Daze said...

That so cute!

Mistea said...

She sure is a cute little pin cushion. Crochet is quite resillient it wont get damaged from a few pins.

Myrtle is the only name for a turtle.

PaisleyJade said...

Cutie!!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Hehe she is too precious!!

Glad she has a unique name which is totally fitting for her!!

xo Steph

willywagtail said...

Love Myrtle and the reason for her name too. Myrtle has curlypopsy style. Cherrie

clare's craftroom said...

Wow I so love Myrtle , perfect !

The Handmaden said...

nice to know I'm not the only crocheting failure!
Very cute pincushion.

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

She is absolutely gorgeous.

I love the pincushion you made as well.

Christy said...

Myrtle is such a sweet name! Hope you can drop by my blog.Just posted a super cute giveaway!

Michelle said...

Lovely. The pincushions I have seen from this swap are all wonderful.

Quilary said...

There are some things you just can't stick a pin in - and Myrtle is definitely one of them!

Kate said...

Myrtle is the cutest!

Sally said...

What a super dooper pin cushion. Crazy crochet cute. Love it.

The Essess said...

Definately cute for your display! Very pretty! As soon as I saw Myrtle I knew it was a turtle! I wonder what ever happend to Myrtle? We must ask mum... Very fond memories of Myrtle the Turtle for sure!

ingrid said...

Myrtle is adorable! She is lucky to have found such a lovely home.

Jennifer Rose said...

awww how cute :D I wouldn't want to stick pins in it either

Michelle said...

Oh Myrtle is just gorgeous!!!
I adore crocheted animals but believe it or not I really really can't seem to get my head around patterns like that...
So glad there are others out there that don't have my problem...
Cause she's just perfect!!!

Copper Patch said...

Myrtle is lovely. I'm sure she'll keep a close eye on you.
Ab

B.. said...

Aw its so cute =]
My first car was a 1069 vw, light green. I named it Myrtle the Turtle cos' it was green & went slow...

B.. said...

Oops *1965

elizabeth said...

i love her!!! :)

Stacy said...

I love turtles!!!

running thread said...

Lovely lovely! Lucky lucky!!