Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Putting it to good use

Here is hubby's afghan in action.  Told you he loved it!

 And second best...cuddling with the grandbabies!

Another one down

Here is the jacket I made w/ that beautiful fabric from the Sewing Fair.

  I made this pattern from a jacket I bought a year or so ago.  When I saw this fabric, I knew it would be perfect!

I even lined up the back pictures...pretty well!

And I added cute little ties to the sides.

I love this jacket!  Might wear it every day this week :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Where have I been and what have I been doing

OMG, can't believe it's been so long since I last posted.  I've got to come up with a better game plan to stay on top of things.  I have been very busy crochetting away.  I love to crochet :)  It calms me and provides the creative outlet I seem to need....every day!

Here's what I've completed while away:
First up, my very first QUILT!  I am so excited!  I used the applique I purchased at the Sewing Expo from Hawaiin Applique.  I can't believe I actually made a quilt with a backing and hand sewn border. This will be a Christmas wall hanging that I seriously thinking of giving to my sister-in-law as a present.  She is my quilt sewing buddy in that she inspires me :)

Next up, a baby blanket (afghan) and matching hat.  This is to replace the hat I made for my nephew's new baby, but was way too small.    I had a small problem with counting....I didn't... so its not exectly square, but I'm hoping the baby won't notice.  The pattern is my own, one row of double crochet, a row of single crochet, a row of bubbles, a row of single crochet, repeat until reaches desired length.  I love how the back side came out smooth and consistant :)

And third,  a large afghan for my hubby!  Yeah, I'm pretty proud 'cause afghans take like forever to make and that's usually way past my attention span, so for me to actually FINISH a project that I started months ago, was pretty awesome :)  And hubby loves it!  He is so happy I made him an afghan.  Apparently it's the first and only one he has that he can call his own.  Kids...not so happy, they were looking forward to it as well.  So on to more afghans!


Time for  a parade.  We've been to the Hazel Dell Parade of bands and our favorite, the Jr Rose Parade to cheer on our favorite school band, Pleasant Valley Middle school.  They rock!

 And of course the drum line..check out that bell player!