Monday, January 01, 2018

Beautiful Christmas gifts from my friends :-)

My tree and my home are far more beautiful thanks to my lovely friends.  Such beautiful gifts, I shall cherish them forever.  Thank you all so much 🎅❤🤶
 From Andrea...
 From Christina...
 From Marie...
 From Katrina...
 From Karen...
From Margaret...  Christmas Blessings and Happy New Year 2018 to all 💖

Last finishes of 2017

 My New Year's Eve project was a flower pot cozy for my amaryllis plant...
 I stitched Praiseworthy Stitches Let it Snowman during quiet breaks at the office in the fall, managed to get the finishing done before the year ended...
 I made up Cuddle Me Lion... is it a lion or a teddy dressed as a lion, though?
 For Miss Amelia, Zabbez' Sunflower Sam...
 The Red Noel Ornament by Les grilles de Maryse with DMC 115 on 40 ct lambswool for a friend...
 Prairie Schooler Old World Santa on 36 ct Sand linen, colors tweaked, for a friend...
 LHN Blue House in Winter on 36 ct Vintage Country Mocha, also for a friend...
 Did the finishing on Brookes Books Happy New Year, which was stitched to celebrate 2014... better late than never!
 123Citrouille Bonne Annee on 36 ct Sand for Andrea :-)
And another WTNT Merry Holly Berries, this time on 36 ct Vintage Country Mocha, for an FB Christmas Ornament Exchange 🎅

Saturday, November 25, 2017

And more from my phone

Frank by Lalylala
 
 Forget Me Knots Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread
 Red Christmas ornament by The Little Stitcher
Get Scared by Shepherd's Bush

Hi Andrea...more!

 Amelia's new hoodie made with Caron
 Cakes yarn...
 Joy freebie from a blog... ???

 Balades et Broderies par Carmela freebie...
Witch from Crochet Now magazine...

More were done, cannot seem to find the pics right now 😆

Hi Andrea :-)

 Amelia wearing her new crocheted hoodie, gifted to her earlier today....
My Spicier Life CAL blanket, online group....
 Monsieur Lapin from an older issue of Mollie Makes....
 Hats off to the Holidays! By SanMan Design Studio in 2017 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue...
 Warm Hands, Warm Hearts by The Little Stitcher in 2017 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue...
 Merry Holly Berries by With Thy Needle and Thread....
 Snowdog by Birds of a Feather...
 Mummy in Crochet Now magazone...gifted to Amelia...won a yarn prize from the magazine for this one...
 LHN's Christmas Rose...
123Citrouille's Joyeux Noel...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

I am still here

Helloooooo, I am still here. I have been a busy needlewoman and have some things to share....
I feel quite accomplished to have finished, at long last, Block 3 of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow.  I still have nine big old blocks to go, several are very dense stitching..., but this beauty sure is worth it 😉
I also crocheted another big blanket since I last visited my blog.  This bright beauty was inspired by Cherry Heart (Sandra Paul).  It incorporates many squares from Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks book, and uses Sandra's pretty join and border (which finishes with Edie Eckman's Border 93).  I used Stylecraft Special DK in very bright colors to suit my niece Erin's palette... this is a gift for her... Jaffa, Tomato, Spice, Bright Green, Green, Kelly Green, Citron, Sunshine, Magenta, Aspen, Petrol and Teal with Graphite for the join and border.

I hope that all of my blogging pals are well. Come visit on Facebook, am always over there. Miss Amelia is popping in to tell you it is Sum, Sum, Summertime and she LOVES it! 🤗

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Big, Snuggly, Colorful Blanket

Helloooooo, how are you, my friends??  Life is so busy here.  We are seeking to put our house on the market due to some difficulties with a huge landscaping company that moved in behind the house.  I hate to leave my lovely home, and gosh, new housing is so expensive.  Scary times, we are in our 50's, don't want a big mortgage now :-(

But on some brighter notes, I shall be attending Celebration of Needlework this week.  A great friend is taking Niky Farruto's class with me, and we will enjoy the shopping, food and fun with another great friend as well.

Also, I stitched up this big, snuggly, colorful blanket in late winter.  The weather was beautiful yesterday, and I managed to bring it outside for some quick photos.  I used DROPS Designs free Seaside Blues pattern.  I decided to grab my big box of Stylecraft Special DK yarn and a few balls of white for this project.  I interspersed the flower squares with traditional grannies.  I copied this idea from a stitcher on Ravelry.... sadly, her name escapes me....maryfairy, maybe??  I finished off with the border from Cypress Textiles Vibrant Vintage CAL... ta da!  Super colorful, and I love it!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

OK, I lied...

I really thought my next post would be about cross stitch. Life is fluid, things change. Am still stitching, but have crochet aplenty to share now, so please forgive me.
Last night I finished Hopeful Honey's  Sunflower Hat and Booties for a certain special someone.  This was a special request from her mom.  Quick and fun!  Hope we can coordinate to deliver it soon.
And, of course, this does lead to a gratuitous pic of Miss Amelia herself, a recent pic texted to me by her mom.  Getting big!!
In other projects, my niece Erin is graduating from college in May.  I think this is the start of a gift for her.  This will be a good sized afghan, using Drops Designs Seaside Blues free pattern.  I am following the example of another stitcher on Ravelry and am alternating flower squares with traditional grannies.  It does break it up a bit.  
I recently finished Emma Varnam's  Garden Route Blanket (free on Ravelry).  I love, love, love this.  I have renamed it "My Girlie Blanket" due to its colors of Aspen, Fondant, Apricot, Lavender, Spring Green, Sherbet and Empire in Parchment, all in Stylecraft Special DK yarn.
And, at last, I finished my Make-For-Anyone Blanket in an older issue of Mollie Makes magazine.  This was put aside for some time now, and the recent (very) snowy weather has given me a chance to finish.  It is super snuggly, uses several shades of Sirdar Crofter yarn - Greenock, Flora, Seagrass, Jessamy, Orkney, Glen and Fairisle.  The join is Cypress Textiles Junior Celtic Lace Join in James C. Brett Top Value DK in Black.  The border is from Edie Eckman's  Around the Corner Crochet Borders book in King Cole Big Value DK in Mid Grey.

Seems to be impossible for me to get a good pic of this blanket.  This is a close look of the solid grannies in the various Sirdar Crofter variegated yarns...  hope it is better...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Eve's Journey

As two storms dumped two feet of snow here in three days, I hunkered down and finished my Eve's Journey pillow, soon to be a gift for someone special.  This was a CAL, from late last year, I believe.  I had downloaded the pattern and did it up all at once.  I used my usual Stylecraft Special DK in silver, gold, violet, pistachio, pale rose, petrol and wisteria.  I added border #8 from Edie Eckman's brand new release, Every Which Way Crochet Borders.  I love the results. I hope my friends are all well. I will post some cross stitch soon!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Peace Christmas Angel

Helloooo, it is me again :-) I wanted to share a little ornament I finished yesterday. I came across this old chart, and decided to give it a go.
Peace Christmas Angel Ornament
Birds of a Feather
R&R Reproductions 30 ct Busy Bee Blend linen, GAST, RG Petite Treasure Braid

And also.... an update on my Temperature Blanket.... it's very Cloud Blue, typical for near freezing temps in January in NH, though the January Thaw we had Jan 11-12 (sis's bday) is forever recorded in cream and soft peach...ha!!
And from my phone, was messing about in boredom at the office last Friday... sitting on the patient love seat across from the window and snapped a pic of the snow... pretty dark...lol. I can see my car through the tree. I do like how the clematis on the windowsill looks, though.