Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hi everyone, I am still here

Good afternoon everyone.  I hope you are having a lovely April day.  Every Tuesday I go with some friends to our neighbors house.  Mrs. Yvonne is such a sweet lady.  She is teaching us how to knit.  I am not learning right now but decided that once I am done crocheting my sons afghan I will practice over the summer.

Speaking of Brentley's afghan, here is an updated photo.  I would surmise I am about 2/3 completed.  I want to do one more set of 6 colors and then the border.  He is only 7 so this should be big enough for a few years and then I will make him another.

Sorry that the yarn got in the way but you can tell it is a ripple pattern.  Very easy and he loves it.

I am really trying to make time to stitch since it is my first love.  I have been working on this Ink Circles ornament from the 2010 JCS ornament issue.  I am surprised how much work is involved with this ornament but I love the details and is worth the wait.

Thank you for taking the time to look. 
Mary

Friday, April 12, 2013

A small finish, and 2 WIPS

Good afternoon everyone,
Are you happy it is the weekend?  I hope you had a great week.  Last week was Spring break for the kids so I didn't get a lot of crafting done.  It was nice to have them home.  This week was great to get back into my routine. 

I finished this pillow.  It is a freebie from Mosey n' Me.  I have decided to participate in the Monthly freebie challenge on the 123 Stitch! message board.  This was picked for the April challenge.  I love making pillows they are so fun and look great in my basket.

I used some hand-dyed Lugana from Sassy's Fabby and some varigated thread, beads and buttons.  My son wants it and while I am flattered, if falls on the ground and my dogs decide to destroy them.  It hurts too much so I had to tell him no. 

But, I am crocheting him this blanket.  This is my first big crochet project and it is going very smoothly.  He really likes it and wants to use it now,  but it isn't long enough.  So I am trying to concentrate on this.



 

It is zigzag gold, burgandy, lime green, navy, red and black.

I am also trying to finish this project from Christmas.  I will get it done, I will get it done.  I love seasonal stitching and I love Christmas just not stitching Christmas.  I love Halloween, Valentines Day and Easter stitching the best.

Well that is all for now.  Thanks for looking.

Mary

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