Monday, November 29, 2010

Small Christmas Quilt

I am all the time trying to come up with new ideas for small quilts for Project Linus. That is, small, easy to make, stashbuster type patterns. I found the idea for this one on the internet, as I have made several of the "Stashbuster" pattern, using 6 fabrics, and I wanted to try something different. This little quilt turned out around 42 inches square (the blocks are 9 1/2 inch squares) and I am pleased with it. Now to get it quilted before Christmas...but that's another story.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The finished afghan

The Bernat Crochet Along afghan is finished. I have enjoyed working on this project, but I am glad to get to move onto other UFO's now (namely a Round Ripple 12-point star). My son was kind enough to hold it up for me. Now I'm going to give it a spritz with water & into the dryer just to fluff it up and even it out. I used stash yarn, mostly OLDER Red Heart yarn (hate the newer stuff, it reminds me of crocheting with ground up pop-bottles, yuck!!) Happy Thanksgiving to all. I'm cooking this year & got to get started! God's Blessings!

Edited to say...Now that it is finished & held up, I see a big mistake!! Oops, too late now...better finished than perfect, eh?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Poor Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog had her "surgery" on Thursday and my daughter picked her up on Friday. The little rascal won't leave her stitches alone, and had to go back to the Vet today with an infection (has to wear the dreaded "Elizabethan collar"). My daughter has caught a bug herself and is under the weather too. When it rains, it pours, eh? For years I have been a confirmed dog-hater, but I have to admit that Lucky has won me over. She is not only a nice dog, she is a good guard dog as well, but she is friendly to my son and I. Really smart, eh? Admittedly, I still would rather not be around dogs that bark constantly and have no manners, but Lucky is a start in the right direction. Maybe someday I might consider one myself....will have to think on that for a (long) while. (Photo taken by my daughter and sent to me by email. They were hiking at Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC.)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bernat Afghan Crochet along

This is week #7 of the Bernat Afghan Crochet along. I have completed all but today's square. Whew! It has been a challenge, since the week before last called for 16 mitered squares! They are not all coming out the same perfect size and I don't know if this'll be a problem. The mitered ones are smaller than the rest. Seems like every week I say to myself "why am I doing this?", then I get back busy on them. This week's square is a great big, multicolored granny square. The CAL is just halfway done now. Too many projects, too little time (humph!).