Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rambling Roses

My current on the hook project is a wedding gift for the daughter of one of my oldest friends. A Filet crochet table runner that is coming along much quicker then I thought it would.
At this point I am now 3/4 of the way done with the main part. There will be a nice edging to soften the edges when it is done.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Color Our World

It's that time of the year again. The kiddos school is getting ready for their annual Parent Club auction and once again The kindergarten class and I have worked to make a quilt with they're self-portraits. This is perhaps my most favorite project that I do all year and I look forward to it. I love seeing all of the kiddos little personalities as I am putting the quilt together and they work so hard to make their individual square fun and unique.

Notice my handy quilt holders :-)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

On the Hook

Using the left over yarns from my previous afghan and some linen colored yarn I already had on hand I started this afghan for a cousin who is expecting her fifth child this summer. I am loving how it is turning out and visualize other color ways for this pattern as I work on this one.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sewing Lessons

My daughter Sarah has been learning how to sew and today she completed her first big project, a bath robe. As soon as it was finished she put it on and hasn't taken it off since despite the fact that the woodstove has it piping hot in the house.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Really Good Day

Another little Easter goodie, this one for a co-worker:

Friday, March 18, 2016

Easter Treat Bags

Another fun Easter project completed. This time the pattern came from Nana Company, one of my favorite blogs.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Redwork Doorstop

I love, love, love how this turned out and it's done just in time for Easter:
The pattern can be found at Bird Brain Designs

Saturday, February 20, 2016

V-Stitch Baby Afghan

A sweet friend is expecting her first baby in a couple of weeks and following the new trend, decided to be surprised as to the gender of this little blessing. In anticipation of today's baby shower for this new mom, I made a lovely gender neutral afghan using a V-stitch design.
When I first began this afghan, I did not have the pink and found that it was looking decidedly male rather than gender neutral. So, at the first opportunity I headed to Jo-Ann Fabrics to grab some pink and found that it did the trick in softening the overall look.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

It's certainly been awhile since my last posting. Working outside the home, getting on the computer is not very high on my list of want to do's but my goal is to get back into blogging. I'm off to a great start with my family blog and am now aiming to get back into the groove with this blog. That said, here is a look at what I've been working on recently, some Valentine goodies:
 The inspiration for these came from Pinterest (perhaps my favorite website) where I saw this bag.
 I also found the images that I embroidered on Pinterest and felt they would work well for the bags
 In the end, I have some lovey gift fill bags to give to loved ones and friends
 These cute little bags were also a Pinterest find and came from a favorite blog. They were quick to put together and something the receiver can use for many things once they've enjoyed the chocolates within.