Showing posts with label Crochet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crochet. Show all posts

Friday, October 17, 2014

Miscellaneous Catch-Up

I haven't been blogging much, but I have made a few things, and now am working on a great-grandbabies baby quilt.  This was an afghan for her mother.  It started out to be a leftover yarn quilt, but turned into 3 quilts of similar colors, as my daughter requested afghans for a friends children.

This is for her four year old.  It's a lot bigger than she is, so should do her for several years.

This is for the 6 year old.  I didn't get a picture of it finished, but this is a little more than half.

We made a rare trip for us, due to my husband's health situation.  We stayed with family, and so I brought gifts.  This is the front and back of placemats I made, 6 each for 2 SIL's.  The front is my favorite, Fairy Frost, and I used neutrals, as I didn't know their color themes.  I used a tutorial from aquiltinglife blog.   I also made them each a Fairy Frost bag, with lots of pockets, but didn't get pictures.  They can pretty much afford most of what they would like, so I hope they like them enough to use them occasionally.  I didn't have time to make quilts from scratch, so one got my Roll Roll Sunshine River (Roll Roll Cotton Boll), and the other got my Christmas quilt

I started this one with leftover yarn also, but then went to Hobby Lobby for more.  It's relaxing to crochet and watch TV.  This one isn't for anyone, just in reserve, I guess.

I decided to do Bonnie's mystery again this year.  Last years Celtic Solstice was less than stellar, due to my poor color choices, so this year, I decided to use Bonnie's colors, but not go scrappy.  I bought these from Thousands of Bolts, and I don't think that I did too badly on the colors, since I was choosing based on price and from the little internet pictures.  Using yardage should make the cutting process easier, too. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Emmalee and Danika Lee

Emmalee is Danika Lee's preteen aunt, and since I hadn't made Emmalee a quilt, I decided to do it now.  Hope she isn't a non busy and monocromatic lover. 

Emmalee's flannel pieced and again, busy, back.

And the label, of course.

Since the quilt I made for Danika Lee is going to be from her great-grandparents, I made a small baby afghan.   It's about 31 x 45.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A New Great-Grandbaby

Aurora, a wee bit of joy after the sadness.  She was born the 29th, she's healthy and beautiful.  Mommy is doing well, too.  Sorry, it's a blurry cell phone picture,
A little better picture, the next day.  Aurora, and her four year old cousin, Dominic.

Two of the three Gator bags made for my daughter, me, and a nurse at the Shand's Hospital pain management department, where my husband is a patient.

Some mindless crochet, which was what I needed.  It's about 80 by 50, and if my husband likes it, will be for him.

I bought 5 skeins of yarn, but both ends are using up pieces of yarn.  Now, I'm out of yarn except for some old scratchy yarn that I bought years ago.  This was made from "I love this yarn" from Hobby Lobby. Very soft, squishy stuff.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Afghan, Mystery, and Bag

I asked my son if he'd like an afghan like he had in his youth, he said yes, so I finished this one in record time, and it will be in the mail tomorrow.  Hope he likes it. 

Wasn't sure if I was going to do the mystery this year from Quiltville, but I was at a fabric store the other day, and got these for half price with another 25% off, so I guess, I'm in. 

I don't have the big stacks of fabrics that many are showing, but between what yardage that I have and my scraps, I think I'll come out ok. 

I thought when I did number fourteen bag that I was finished, but I gave mine away, so here is number fifteen, so I have one, too.  I 'really' think that this was the last.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kaylea's Afghan

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

And Yet Another

Another Afghan and another tote bag.  The Afghan is for my daughter. 
I gave away all my Halloween bags, and didn't have one for me.  Not enough fabric left for another bag, and so I decided to do a fall bag instead.  I didn't want to buy more fabric, so this may not be the best combination, but it is done, it was all from stash and scraps, and it is mine.  I can use it for 2 months too, instead of one.   I will have at least one more bag, when I cut this one out I also cut out a Christmas bag and it is about half finished now.  I've run out of steam though, my husband and I spent about 6 1/2 or 7 hours at the hospital today, he was having fluid removed from around his lung and the prep and waiting after it was over to make sure that everything was ok took awhile.  It's a puzzle why sitting around can make you so weary. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013


I finished my crocheted afghan.  It has the better part of 8 skeins of yarn and has already been used by my husband last night.  My kids weren't raised with quilts, they were raised with afghans just like this one, that their grandmother and I made.  I know my daughter is going to be jealous.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Halloween Flimsy

Here is my Halloween flimsy.  a panel, and lots of borders.  Hopefully, it will be cute, and not too scary.  As you can see, I'm design wall challenged.  I'm also making a wall hanging to hang on my front door, but it is just a panel that I'm going to finish.   This is pretty much a 1 monther, but the one for the door will make it through 2 months, as it it fall -harvest.

When my niece and her family were here we made a trip to Ikea.  I have the mail sorter and the pen holders to this and I couldn't resist the trash can for less than four dollars.  I'm weird I know, but I like trash cans (and clocks) all over the place.  I have at least 5 trash cans in my sewing room.  This one was sitting empty, and then after having my yarn rolling all over the floor I had a brainstorm.  It is perfect for my yarn and my partially completed afghan, and there is lots of room.  I can carry it easily from room to room and it 'feels' pretty.