It has taken me a while to come back here to post. Part of the delay was that I use the camera on my phone to take photos and email them to my laptop so that I can upload them here. For some reason, after the last IPhone update my phone would no longer email my photos. I think I have the issue resolved but only after much googling and tinkering.
It is hard to have so many interests which compete for my time. I love my stitching, quilting, cooking, gardening, calligraphy, home décor, reading, and crocheting. At the same time, there are so many things that I want to learn, such as water color painting. Only recently, I rediscovered working on my family history again. A couple of months ago, I re-upped with Ancestry.com after a five year absence. I can't believe how easy it is to work with now, although you still have to be careful as there are also a lot of errors out there. I have found several ancestors who fought in the American Revolution, which made me feel incredibly humbled for the sacrifice they made.
In between all of the competing interests, I had to make a little gift for my sweet baboo's little granddaughter, who just turned four and loves all things ballet. The pattern is Country Cottage Needleworks, Little Ballerinas. I did use the fancy floss and was happy that I did, because I loved the colors.
A couple of weeks ago, I ran across a gorgeous pattern for a crocheted afghan. (You can never have too many throw blankets and afghans.) This one is worked in Lemon Peel Stitch. I so loved the pattern that I used the same colors that the creator of the pattern used. It is done in Caron Big Cakes - Summer Berry Tart. I LOVE the colors. The pattern calls to use to two strands at one time. This is a bit challenging, but the result is gorgeous. You can find the pattern here: https://www.hookedonhomemadehappiness.com/color-kaleidoscope-crochet-blanket-pattern/?epik=02O4vE_IW3-t2
Have a great week!