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.
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.
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.
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.
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.