Sunday, April 29, 2018

I Want to Do All The Things!

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 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:

A word of warning here.  It is a little harder on your hands to work two strands at one and it can dry your hands out. However, it will be really cozy when it is complete.

Have a great week!


Marilyn said...

The Ballerinas are too cute, and that's gorgeous afghan!
Thanks for the link.
Have a great week!

Patti said...

Hi Marilyn!

Thank you very much for your kind words!

Have a happy day!


Robin in Virginia said...

What a gorgeous afghan you are creating! The little stitched ballet piece is adorable. I hope you have a wonderful week.

sheryl said...

oh nooooo - i must crochet that afghan!!!! it is beautiful!