Thursday, December 31, 2015

Under construction

Let the finishing begin...

Many ends now to sew in.... border to do.... the one charted or select another? 
Loving the results so far.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Stitching Update

Yes, stitching, as in cross stitching.  I do still  In fact, made a lot of progress on Anniversaries of the Heart this year.  A tiny peek as I pick it up to work on it tonight  :-)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A brand new Spice of Life blanket is on my hook

I have started a brand new Spice of Life blanket, a quick and fun project with a few sampler stitches in it.  This time around I am using Deramores Studio DK Seascape Colour Pack, which hasn't been on their site for a bit now.  It consists of 12 100 mg balls, 1 each of Amethyst, Topaz, Mist, Malachite, Oatmeal, Blue Velvet, Fir, Pearl, Sky, Jade, Smoke and Peridot.  I am liking how these colors work together and believe I have figured out where this one will go once it is finished.

This is a free pattern that was a CAL earlier this year by Cherry Heart Designs: Spice of Life CAL

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Painted Roses Blanket progress

Now that the cross stitch Christmas ornaments that I stitch for certain pals every year are finished, I am back to these fun rose squares.  I need 80, have 42 now.  This is a larger adult version of the baby blanket I made two posts below this one... so excited.  Sewing in the ends on each square is the slow part.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas gifts for a friend

I made a box of Christmas treats for my old friend Brenda, and yesterday they arrived safely in Texas. A whole lot of crocheting, and a little bit of cross stitch too....

I made another Around the Bases CAL afghan, this time for Brenda...may she and her family be warm all winter long. This is one very heavy blanket, again using scrap yarn.

The center for this afghan is highlighted here. I chose a quartet of flower blocks for my sunny friend. She is thrilled, warms my heart.

And for her tree... Heart in Hand Woodland Peace on 32 ct Country Grain Belfast linen :-)