Saturday, July 24, 2021

Back in the saddle again....I hope!

It's been a long long time since I've posted anything. I am not sure if I will keep posting more here again, or not. I am posting for today though. I have lots to catch you up on.

This is about an eight inch square that I embroidered. I am not sure what I will do with it yet. Perhaps it will hang on the wall? Maybe a pillow? Maybe I will incorporate it in a quilt. I made it for my youngest because he's liked fox items in the past.

I finished another pair of socks. Sock making still give me fits. These are going to need to be modified some time in the future. They are too hard to get on and off.

I have gotten back into making some artsy/fartsy stuff again. This is just a collage of Flor tiles from their catalog. I like these. We have two rooms in dire need of new flooring. Perhaps one of these will be the pattern we pick?

This is a blanket I crocheted for my middle son. I'll be giving it to him for Christmas. It's good he never reads my blog! The photo is not very good. It's showing the blanket sideways. I hope he likes it.

For some reason, after losing my mojo in the quilting crafts, I picked up crocheting last year. I went on a buying frenzy and now have more than a lifetime supply of yarn. This is a goldfish bowl that I use for a yarn bowl. It works VERY well for what they call yarn cakes. 

This is the finished blanket that I made from the above yarn cake. I used three cakes of Lion Mandala Ombre yarn. It is self striping. This is a baby blanket I made for a friend of mine.

I made a wee heart and attached it to the middle to break up that square.

It's all packaged up and ready to send off to my friend.

Another crochet project I started is this Christmas blanket.

This is a crochet method called mosaic crocheting. I've never done it before.

I've had to frog out several rows to redo this part. I'm not sure if you can tell that the red parts were done wrong in the first photo. The second photo is much better, tho not perfect either!

Crocheting is great to take camping. It even goes well with S'mores. 

This is as far as I've gotten with the Christmas blanket. I hope to finish it before Christmas too. 

Early summer here and the Crepe Myrtles are in bloom. In winter they have berries that attract the birds. I am always getting some sort of show through my ONLY southern window.

Oh look! There is yet another crochet project! This one is really hard. I've never done most of the stitches that are being used on this one. Here you see the cable stitch being attached to the inner circle.

It's a bit odd looking and will be that way until it is finished and blocked. This stage is where it is transitioning from a circle to a square.

I love how the textures are showing up on this project.

The rounds take a long long time. I have learned so much from doing this project. I have more to do on it as well. I refuse to start another new project until I finish either this blanket or the Christmas one.

Look at that texture stitching in the corner. I never knew this was possible!

It's summer now and so blasted hot in the south. We did manage to go camping twice this spring but even then it was too hot already. Perhaps in late September it will be more tolerable. I hope so as we have reservations for camping then.
Roxy insistes on sitting in front of the fan just outside our camper door. She's one smart puppy!

I hope to see you again soon. I promise to really try to be more consistent. Please feel free to leave a comment so I know I am not alone out here. Thank you!

Till next good


The Quilting Doberman said...

I especially like the baby blanket!

Sherri said...

So good to see you!!! That blanket is my favorite too. The yarn was wonderful to work with. Thank you so much for stopping by! FYI my cartoon "Abby" is back too. I hope to post once a week there. I'm not sure what direction the Walking with WalkerLady blog will go. It won't be all weight loss stuff though. Anyway, mostly, thank you for stopping by!