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!!