Hello!! I am happy to be here and committed to better blogging habits. I hope all are well, as I share with you some recent cross stitch and crochet.
Last night I finished Evergreen Lane on my Anniversaries of the Heart Sampler. I am really excited that this sampler is nearing it's conclusion. It has been a very fun stitch, but I am anxious to frame and hang it soon. This block is dedicated to my parents' wedding, Sadly, there was more frogging of over one stitches than I had expected :-(
I finished crocheting a blanket earlier this week. This is The Garden Route Blanket, a free hexagon pattern on Ravelry. I call it "my girlie blanket." I used Stylecraft Special DK in Fondant, Sherbet, Spring Green, Apricot, Aspen, Lavender and Empire. The hexagons are bordered and joined with Parchment. Now for the tedious part... I still have to block it.
I broke down and joined the FB craze, and am making a Temperature Blanket for 2017. I decided to use Geometric Lace by Cypress Textiles. I found a pastel palette on Pinterest using Stylecraft Special DK. My temp ranges are a little bit broad, as I did not want to get as fiddly and precise as I see some crocheters are being. From coldest temps to warmest my blanket uses White, Parma Violet, Cloud Blue, Duck Egg, Cream, Soft Peach, Apricot and Pale Rose. I have King Cole Top Value DK in a gray for additional corner blocks and the border/edging. Each hexagon takes mere minutes each day. I think I can get this done...Am up to date so far! Every day involves asking Alexa for the temps :-)
I also have one last ornament to share. This is Snowflake Reindeer by Daffycat. I stitched this for sweet Andrea on R&R Reproductions 30 ct French Vanilla linen with CC and DMC floss. I love Daffycat's delicate reindeer designs.
And more of our little Amelia!! Here is my very perky, expressive and interactive little girl at 5 weeks!!